Friday, February 18, 2011

Piece the Title & WIN ARC of DARKEST MERCY!

Recently, our Oasis was given a beautiful ARC - Melissa Marr's final book in the Wicked Lovely series, DARKEST MERCY. It was graciously supplied by Harper to YAlitchat and then was passed on to us.

Jessie read it first. AND she wrote up quite the beautiful review of the story, too. Check it out HERE. Then the book took a journey, crossing a few counties, and landed at Jessica's doorstep. After that, the ARC traveled the full haul up the East Coast, tracing the Atlantic, until it reached my humbled abode.

Being a lover of the first four books, I handled this copy with care--as had the other two ladies before me. My fingers gently fanned each page, lost in the magical touch of Melissa's words, her characters...Do I have to tell you how much I love her characters? Irial is just yummy, and I want to be Donia. Seth is stronger and wiser than I'd ever expected, and Banach...yeah, wouldn't I love to have her around to use as a punching bag.

The ARC laid on my nightstand among Paranormalcy, Across the Universe, The Pack, and my beloved Pride & Prejudice. But it wasn't as quiet as the others. Pages fluttered during the night, waking me out of my sleep. The cover popped open without warning. Lazy rays of sun from outside my window would shine off the cover and blind me. I couldn't contain its restlessness.

And then it whispered to me. Yes. Really. It compelled me to take it with me wherever I went.

Of course, I explained that was impossible. It's shininess must be preserved, the words coddled and kept safe. The book must be appreciated. That's when I realized - it must fly, leave the nest, find it's next home.

I'd like to welcome you to the official Piece the Titles & WIN the ARC of DARKEST MERCY Contest!

Here's how it's going to work:

There are 5 books in the Wicked Lovely series. I'll list the titles. ~ Wicked Lovely ~ Ink Exchange ~ Fragile Eternity ~ Radiant Shadows ~Darkest Mercy


~ please follow us (we'd love for you to be a part of our Oasis)
~ take any two of the novel titles and reorder the words to write up a sentence. Be funny, serious, or whatever!! No holds bard. (For example: The angel was radiant and lovely, nothing like the wicked shadows that lingered around her.)
~ leave your sentence and email addy in the comment section below. (Contest open to US, only.)

Contest is open until Thursday, Feb. 24th. We'll choose the top five entries we feel are deserving and then vote on them. The top five entries will be posted on FRIDAY the 25th and the WINNER will be announced.

Best of luck!! Have fun with this. The ARC is driving me nuts! It needs YOU.

For your pleasure, I've included this video. It's wonderful, covering all five books!! ENJOY!


  1. My copy is in the mail. :D

    Love the video. Great summary for the series (which I was planning to reread before the final book arrived but won't have the chance).

  2. Ok, here we go.

    "Wicked ink covered her lovely, but fragile body, and though I knew it would be cruel mercy to free myself of her, I waited an eternity for the exchange, a radiant smile for the darkest of shadows in her eyes."

    How's that for overachieving?

  3. I'm at work so this has to be quick.

    She was lovely, radiant if one were to ask. She danced in the shadows, as dark as ink, in exchange for an eternity to be with the one she loved. Yet, she was fragile. And the darkest, the most wicked one would show no mercy in the exchange.

    Meh.. not close to being good, but I used all the words. Good thing good wasn't part of the conditions. LOL!! So this is my entry and I'm gonna submit it as such.

  4. I'm in!

    The ink was not yet dry, but his face was radiant--the shadow exchange was set.

    Too many "was"es, but, oh well.

    lchardesty at yahoo dot com

  5. Oh.. I just realized we were supposed to use only two title. EEK!!!

  6. No biggy, Ebyss. You can use how many you'd like as long as two are used. You're all set! Thanks for participating guys.

  7. Here's mine, which I wrote before reading Ebyss's. Looks like we're on the same wavelength!

    In exchange for eternity with this lovely creature, she inked “No Mercy for the Wicked” on the fragile skin of her neck.

    Thanks for the contest!


  8. In a word, she was wicked--touched by the darkest shadows for all eternity.


  9. Would you exchange your soul for eternity,
    even if you were forced to be wicked and live in the shadows?
    You will no longer see anything lovely in life,
    and nothing you view will be radiant.
    Only those who let the ink sink in
    will break through the fragile veil,
    and they will warrant the highest mercy.


    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  10. As she cries you see the ink run down the page,
    because she has a fragile mind
    and can't understand the wicked ways of the world.
    But in the end she has to choose between living in the shadows
    or in the radiant light of those who are lovely,
    because all will decide her actual eternity.

    Would you give her mercy?
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  11. The fragile shadows crept over the girl, revealing their radiant eternity.


  12. The Lovely Ink yields a Wicked Exchange for one's thoughts.

  13. the lovely wicked girl went to the ink exchange for a tattoo
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  14. The wicked exhange between them resulted in lovely ink.
    Hope I win! I love Melissa Marr!

  15. Lives born into mercy, fragile in darkest eternity.

    I have no idea if that makes sense lol, but thanks for the contest :) I doubt I can compete with the other entries, but this was still fun to think up :)


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