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Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Book #1)

Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Book #1)

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by P.T. Michelle, Patrice Michelle
*** GRAB the FREE prequel, ETHAN, and enjoy it along with BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS! ***

Nara Collins is an average girl with one exception; every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate...until she dreams a future she can't ignore.

After Nara prevents a


*** GRAB the FREE prequel, ETHAN, and enjoy it along with BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS! ***

Nara Collins is an average girl with one exception; every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate...until she dreams a future she can't ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

Author's Note: The books in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series are meant for upper teens 16+ and older.


ETHAN (Prequel Novella)
LUCID (Book 2)
DESIRE (Book 4)
AWAKEN (Book 5) - Coming January 24, 2017

Editorial Reviews

Amy Lignor
4 1/2 Stars! "...a truly powerful plot that brings a freshness to the YA genre...starring a girl who knows what lies ahead and a boy who's trying to leave the past behind...an engrossing partnership formed from the dark and macabre, leading readers down a mystical path." ~ RT BOOK REVIEWS

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Brightest Kind of Darkness Series , #1
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Meet the Author

P.T. Michelle is the young adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

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Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA paranormal romance (Brightest Kind of Darkness series, Book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 102 reviews.
Heather724 More than 1 year ago
Brightest Kind of Darkness is the story of Nara, a girl who dreams her next days events before they happen, and a mysterious loner named Ethan. The events of the story lead Nara and Ethan to begin a budding friendship and eventually a romantic relationship. As their relationship grows and Nara's gift begins to fade, strange things begin to happen. The question is what will Ethan and Nara have left when this is all over. My opinion: this book is a must read for anyone who likes a good paranormal romance. This book delivers on so many levels. I am not a fan of purely romantic books. Plot must be present between the love scenes or what's the point? P.T. Michelle does a masterful job creating characters that compel you to keep reading. Her use of sensory imagery is absolutely beautiful. Nara and Ethan's budding relationship is also incredibly beautiful. Begin rant. I cannot stand it when two characters "fall in love" the second they meet and are ready to die for one another in the next scene. What's that all about? Instalove is not love it's instalust. <deep breath> Rant over. Ethan and Nara's relationship begins as a friendship based on common interests and an uncanny understanding of each other. As they share more and more of their lives and secrets, we see a very balanced and loving relationship develop. They have their little blips, as any relationship does, and they also have some serious obstacles to overcome but there is a serious commitment to each other's needs and well being...especially from Ethan. Enter my absolute adoration for our male lead. Ethan is fantastic. When did he win my heart? The second he calls Nara "Sunshine." Call me cheesy, but that's my husband's nickname for me and I literally had an "AWWWWW!!!" moment as I read the book. Ethan is charming and lovable and also very funny, however there is a depth to him that you would not see in typical teenage boys. The reasons for this are explain in text, so I won't spoil that for you. Suffice it to say he has a hard-won maturity. I really love how Nara's affection for him is something that blossoms like real life love does. He becomes the most beautiful person in the world to her...he doesn't start out that way. Not that she thinks him unattractive at the beginning but familiarity makes her see his beauty more deeply. Ethan is also an extremely protective, sacrificial leading man, who will do anything to keep Nara safe. But the most incredibly refreshing thing about this entire romance is their mutual need for each other and the pure vulnerability of their love. Most YA books have a heroine who is utterly infatuated with their male lead and if something happens to separate them, live is over. Let's just kill ourselves or become useless lumps of crap because Mr. Wonderful is acting like an idiot. I mean really, girls? Or we've got Mr. Wonderful over here who says all these perfectly beautiful things that were obviously written by a woman. I don't need a soap opera, I want a real romance here. Something that could ACTUALLY HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE. Ok so people dreaming their next day doesn't happen in real life but the romance feels genuine unlike many books I've read. I'm very much looking forward to Lucid. =)
RebelJim More than 1 year ago
Although 64, I enjoy reading young adult paranormal books. I loved this one and I wouldn't begin to spoil it for you. Enjoy.
Luciej More than 1 year ago
Brightest Kind of Darkness is a true page turner. The pace is perfect, the characterization true to life, and the plot well-developed. Michelle has done an excellent job of merging "real" high school issues with a believable and perfectly structured fantasy world. I'm looking forward to the next book in this eries. L. j. Charles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truely an amazing book. The concept was very original and well written. I had a hard time putting it down. You will fall in love with Nara and Ethan. Well worth reading. On to read the 2nd book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written romantic mystery! I hope there is a sequel! 605 pages
Nathiel More than 1 year ago
Nara Collins is you typical sixteen year old, or not. She sees her future before it happens, normally she wouldn't try and change it, as last time it went wrong, but this time she can't not do anything, she sees her school exploding by a bomb. And things start going downhill as Nara starts loosing her abilities. And at the same time she meets Ethan Harris loner, strange but really a good guy, not matter the rumours that are spreading around the school. Are these two things related? Read to find out. This books gives a whole new meaning to &quot;Don't miss with fate&quot; I loved this story :) It's not your typical young adult book in which the girl suddenly discovers she's got magical powers and falls in love with her night in shinning armour. Nara is a fantastic main character, strong and a lovely person although she's not perfect she tries to do what's right. And then Ethan he's everyone's dream boy (or at least mine^^) he has that kind of mysterious guy going on at the beginning, and once you find out why you'll go ohhh. Although he does open up to Nara. Their relationship was amazing it wasn't love at first sight, their relationship builds up as they get to know each other The secondary characters were great Aunt Sage, Nara's parents, Samson. Although I didn't think much of her so called friends. And the ending? A total cliffhanger. The book keeps you hooked on from the first page and keeps you on edge right until the end. Melissa.
Some_Reading_Required More than 1 year ago
I originally bought this book a few months back but I just now finished reading it. I&rsquo;d heard a lot of great things from fellow book bloggers which had made me anxious to give it a try. However, when I first started it I had trouble finding that &ldquo;hook&rdquo;. I&rsquo;ll admit, I only read about 10 pages in so I didn&rsquo;t give a good first try. Now that I&rsquo;ve finally finished; I&rsquo;m left thinking: &ldquo;Why the heck didn&rsquo;t I continue reading months ago!?!?&rdquo; Brightest Kind of Darkness was fantastic. It had all the wonderful elements I love and need in a good book. The story line was fresh and full of mysteries. Even after book one I still don&rsquo;t really grasp what&rsquo;s going on but in a weird way I love that I don&rsquo;t. The obstacle(s) in book one weren&rsquo;t easily averted because their cause goes deeper and touches on a more sinister plot. Certain aspects that at first seemed normal and random turn out to be important and intertwined within the overall story, giving it a more complete and solid feel. I&rsquo;m not really sure where the story is headed next but I&rsquo;m glad that there is such a huge window of opportunity for it. I love being shocked and surprised! P.T. Michelle does a fabulous job of capturing the essence of high school whether it be waiting for that darn bell to ring, studying extra hard for Trig, or the colorful students that inhabit the halls. All the major types and should I say stereotypes were represented. For instance, you&rsquo;ve got the jocks who are busying partying it up on the weekends and flirting their way around the field along with the loner-types who keep to themselves and seem to be burdened with a dark past. I found all the characters to be solid and very real. Nara our main character and heroine really breaks through the highschool stereotype. Although she&rsquo;s a star soccer player she isn&rsquo;t quite as stuck up as her fellow teammates. From the outside it may seem like she&rsquo;s just another lemming fitting into the status quo but once you get to know her you realize she&rsquo;s pretty unique and independent. What I loved most about Brightest Kind of Darkness was the dilemma Nara is put in when she loses her dreaming ability. In the beginning of the book Nara speaks about her ability as a curse. However, the moment she loses it, she has a pretty hard time functioning without it. I.E. living her life day by day not knowing what to expect. It&rsquo;s one of those &ldquo;you didn&rsquo;t know what you had before you lost it&rdquo; scenarios because Nara didn&rsquo;t truly realize how big an impact her dreaming ability had on her day-to-day life. She&rsquo;s had this ability for 9+ years and has come to rely on it on a daily basis whether it be during soccer games or even taking a test. She&rsquo;s never had to study a day in her life (super jealous!). Among other things a good chunk of the book focuses on Nara coming to terms with her dream ability, does she truly want it back or is she better of without it. Things aren&rsquo;t quite as black and white as they first appear to be. Brightest Kind of Darkness was a fabulous first book to a sure to be promising series. It was written beautifully with great descriptions and dialogue. I found that there was a good balance of narrative along with dialogue which to me, is very important. The characters really standout a fill-out the story well, along with the parts they play. I believe this books belongs in the Nevermore-domain, another book which is beautifully written and has a careful, complete, and unbelievably-awesome story line tinted with a darker-edge. I recommend Brightest Kind of Darkness to anyone who of course loves YA fiction with action, romance, mystery, paranormalcy, and of course a bit of sinister-ness.
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One of the best books I have ever read. Must read.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I am such a fan of this series and I fell in love with Ethan in book one, Brightest Kind of Darkness.  In book two, Lucid, we didn't actually get to see that much of him, but his presence was there nonetheless.  The first two books are told from Nara's point of view, so I was really excited to be able to read this novella, in Ethan's point of view, enabling you to get to know him, what he was thinking, and what went on from his perspective before and up unto the bombing in the beginning of book one.  There is such a drastic change in Ethan from the beginning of Brightest Kind of Darkness and the ending of Lucid.  Ethan has encountered so much darkness, so much pain, and the bright spot in all of that is Nara.  I loved seeing how he felt about her, even from the beginning.  She is his light.  Ethan is an enigma, which becomes obvious as the series progresses.  He is also so very hot, dark, mysterious, powerful, and dominating.  His is a dark world, and we've only begun to see what it is about.   The next book in the series, Destiny, will release in October, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it and find out more about Ethan.  If you haven't read this series, it is truly wonderful and I definitely would recommend it.  
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KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
Brightest Kind of Darkness is a great new series by author P.T. Michelle.  There are some good, solid characters and a great story line and that makes for an engrossing read that I really enjoyed.   Sometimes I have a hard time connecting with the &quot;boy/girl&quot; leads of YA fiction, the characters too dependent upon each other to be good characters on their own.  But Ethan and Nara?  Fabulous characters independent of one another and I loved that!  Ethan is an obviously troubled guy, in a tortured sort of way.  Nara is strong and resilient, but it soon becomes obvious that she has some secrets of her own.  The two of them together become a bit of a force to be reckoned with. I loved the interaction between them.  When one needed strength, the other was there.  When situations arose, neither was dominate over the other.  I liked that a lot because, too many times, it seems that one tries to take control, making the other submissive.   There are a lot of twists and turns in this story, with both sad moments and happy ones.  One I started, I couldn't put it down! Things to love about BKoD...    --The characters.  Whether they were main or supporting, they were well developed and with stories of their own. Things I wanted more of...    --Faster pace.  It was a good story, but I got impatient sometimes waiting for the revelations and twists. My recommendation:  This is a great paranormal fantasy, YA series!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. And keeps me guessing till the end
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This series reminds me of a mix between the Final Destination movies and the Twilight Series. Some parts were excellent and some fair. KIND OF PREDICTABLE. Not a fan of the Final Destination movies. However, I enjoy clean, romantic books with character relationships on different levels, including friendships. J
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I read the whole thing in 3 days. I couldnt put it down.
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