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When Darkness Begins is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

When Darkness Begins by Tina O’Hailey

Genre: YA / Adult Sci-fi / fantasy 

Tour Dates: 19th - 25th May 2020

Publication Date: 28th May 2020

Formats available: Mobi or PDF

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Standalone Prequel to Absolute Darkness (Absolute Darkness available on request)

Estimated Page Count - 229

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts and Q&As

If you could change time to save your first love—even if it meant turning your back on the universe—would you?


It is time for the Vechey youth to earn their place as time-guardians. The near-immortal Vechey protect the universe from the devastating Manipulators—devourers of souls, mindless seekers of chaos. First, the youth must survive a mysterious and deadly ritual created by the all-powerful clan leader Eterili. Having regenerated thousands of times with the birth of each universe, Eterili is taking this one as hers and bending all in it to her grand designs.


Catha’s time-slipping skills are underdeveloped. She is time-blind—unable to see through time, unable to protect herself from the ritual. The Vechey shun her for being different. Her parents ignore her as if she were already dead.


Aithagg loves Catha unconditionally and will do anything to save her. He tries desperately to unlock the ritual’s mysteries and find a way to help Catha survive with him. Or will saving Catha enable the Manipulators to destroy the universe?

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About Tina O’Hailey

Tina O’Hailey is a professor in animation and game programming, caver and occasional mapper of grim, wet, twisty caves (if she owes a friend a favor or loses a bet), whose passion is to be secluded on a mountain and to write whilst surrounded by small, furry dogs and hot coffee. Tina was once struck by lightning.


She has served as an artistic trainer for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks and Electronic Arts. Any movie credit she has is minimal and usually found in the special thanks section. The meager credits do not account for the great honor it was to teach talented artists who worked on numerous feature films and games.


She has authored animation textbooks “Rig it Right” and “Hybrid Animation” published by Focal Press and the Darkness Universe novels “Absolute Darkness” and “When Darkness Begins” published by Black Rose Writing.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

19th May

  1. ayjaypagefarerbookblog

  2. Splashes Into Books

  3. Radzy Writes

20th May

  1. ReasReads

  2. Whispering Stories

  3. Novel Kicks

21st May

  1. Tessa Talks Books

  2. Hair Past A Freckle

  3. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

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