Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Darkest Light by Vicki-Ann Bush Virtual Book Tour


Did you have a minor character who insisted on playing a larger role in the story. If so, please tell us about it.

This is a funny question because until now I hadn’t thought about it, but yes, there is. Samael was supposed to be mentioned, maybe make an appearance once but afterward he would go off and fight the war far from our view. However, as I was writing the scene that took place in the hills of California, they wound up at his house. Samael took over and shoved his way into the story. He became an important character that not only had more page time, but was extremely instrumental in the end of the book. 

Fun fact: As I’m writing this I get a text from an author friend. She has no idea I’m answering this question and she sends me this meme.

May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'Authors, trying to get the story back on track: LVTLD DENETTLT aulhor The characters: SHUT UP! THIS ISN'T ABOUT YOU.'

As the star quarterback for his high school football team and local celebrity in the quaint town of Boulder City, Luke Jacob enjoys a charmed life. Everything's going according to plan, that is until the night he spots a mysterious and alluring girl in the crowd. Despite his father's cryptic warning to keep away from her, he's instantly drawn to Mary.

The team plans a gathering to celebrate their homecoming win, and Luke decides to invite her. The evening turns dark when the demon Abezethibou appears and threatens them. When Mary steps in to save her peers, Luke sees her for what she truly is, forever changing their future and creating a bond between them.

The revelation shatters what Luke believes about himself and forces him to face his destiny.

Will Mary stand by Luke in the face of the coming storm, or will she be swayed by the allure of darkness?


The ground beneath them succumbed to the warmth of the midday heat drinking up the moisture and, with it, their relief from the rising humidity. Luke didn’t mind, he’d withstand any

inferno just to be close to Mary.

The teens shared earbuds and listened to some songs from Imagine Dragons. He turned his head from Mary to gaze up. He had never felt the kind of connection he did with her.

His eyes traveled back to the curves of her lean body. She was unaware of the beauty that she possessed. Living with the type of father Araqiel was, Luke was in awe of her ability to see things with such clarity. The angels gave her an impossible scenario and

she accepted it. She had doubt, but also courage. Her eyes were closed, and he could faintly hear the words of the song she muttered under her breath. He grinned.

Born Vicki-Ann Guidice, on January 14th, 1962, her journey into the realm of the spiritual and supernatural was initiated at birth. Her early years were spent in Queens, New York known for having more people passed on than alive, as well as having several Gothic cemeteries within walking distance of its communities. At the age of 15, she moved to Los Angeles California taking her fertile imagination with her. After meeting her future husband, Ronald Bush, her new homeland became Las Vegas, Nevada.

As a mother of two, her first published book in 2008, Winslow Willow the Woodland Fairy, took her love of fantasy and spun it into a heartwarming children’s book. The progression to the young adult literary market took root in her novels that captured the haunting qualities of the Las Vegas desert surrounding her, but it was New York that called her home. Alex McKenna, the main character in the book series first published in 2019, is the embodiment of her Italian-American roots, memories of adolescent outsider status, and the strength it takes to live an authentic life.


Ms. Bush is a co-founder of Coffee House Tours, an events-based collaboration between local bookstores and coffee shops allowing authors to represent themselves and their works. Additionally, she is a frequent podcast literary guest and has a special relationship with The Center LGBTQIA+ Las Vegas where Alex McKenna has been an inspirational focus as a transgender Paranormal teen. Now starring in the short film Alex and Margret’s Beginning, inspired by the book series, Ms. Bush is an award winning short screenplay writer and Producer. Bringing her moving and unique storyline and character to a broader audience.





. Vicki-Ann Bush will award a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner.


  1. We appreciate you hosting today - thank you.

  2. This looks like outstanding fantasy fiction. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi everyone, most of you don't know I've been responding from a road trip I was on from Nevada to Oregon. I'm on my way home and man am I over the drive. I wish I could fly like the angels. Lol

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt and guest post. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This sounds like an amazing book.


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