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Ethan: Prequel Novella (Brightest Kind of Darkness) [Kindle Edition]

P.T. Michelle , Patrice Michelle
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Book Description

**Currently both the prequel, ETHAN, and book 1, BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, are FREE. Grab them while they're on sale! **

Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He's careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds, nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.

Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde fascinates and intrigues him, giving him a measure of peace he's never felt before.

When Ethan discovers there's more to Nara than she allows others to see, that she might have a unique secret of her own, suddenly his world comes into focus.

Note: Ethan is a novella PREQUEL to Brightest Kind of Darkness. This story will give some of Ethan's background and lead up until the day he and Nara talk for the first time about the bomb at their school. It's best suited for ages 14 and up.

Current books in P.T.'s Upper YA/ New Adult Crossover BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series:

* ETHAN (Prequel Novella)


* LUCID (Book 2)

* DESTINY (Book 3)

* DESIRE (Book 4) - April 1, 2014

* Book 5 - Coming 2014

Product Details

  • File Size: 226 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Limitless Ink Press (January 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,082 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Autumn Review for Ethan February 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Fans of the Brightest Kind of Darkness Series will love this novella. My favorite character from BKoD was Ethan. He was so intriguing and mysterious, so I was excited to learn more about him in this novella. Ethan broke my heart a little bit. He seemed so alone before Nara. I loved getting his POV about when he sees her for the first time. He's so sweet. Because this is such a short novella, there isn't much more I can say without ruining it. Just know this, if you liked Ethan before, you will love him even more after reading this. If you haven't read the Brightest Kind of Darkness, definitely check it out.

Favorite Quote:
~She's the bright light shining in my periphery, edging out the creeping darkness. I can't help but stare directly into her brilliance.-Loc939
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a Must Read! February 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This series was one of my favorites from last year, so when I heard that P.T. was going to do a novella for Ethan, I was very excited, especially since this character seems to be so much different in book one then in book two. And he even though we get to know him, he is still a complete mystery, especially in book two.

When you read different book series, you usually only get to know one person really well, even if the other main character plays a big part, you seem to only get one back story. We got to know Nara a lot of Brightest Kind of Darkness, and of course we meet Ethan, but there is a lot of mystery to him and then with Lucid, he seems to be a completely different guy, at least to me. He almost didn't feel the same to me.

This book really made me understand and feel for Ethan. You learn about his troubles in BKoD, but this is so much more in depth and I just fell in love with him so much more. I felt really bad for him, and wanted to just give him a big hug. But by reading this little novella about Ethan, it really made Lucid make a ton of more sense for me. I can see how his personality can change, and the 180 he seems to do in Lucid from BKoD, and his temper, all makes sense to me now, and I am very excited for the next book! It you have read this series, this is a must read!!!

Reviewed by Ashley @ Step Into Fiction
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spoiler-Free Review of ETHAN - fantastic prequel February 1, 2013
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When I first heard that PT Michelle was coming out with a novella just about Ethan, I was intrigued. It's not very often you are allowed inside another character's head in a series, and I jumped at the chance to see what life looked like through Ethan's eyes. I appreciated hearing his voice, and being able to understand a bit more about where his "old soul" came from, and to watch his relationship with Nara begin to evolve even before she was really aware of him.
The book doesn't go into a lot of detail about his dreams or his secrets, which some fans of the series may find bothersome, but this is a Prequel - it's not intended to explain what those of us already know about him, it's intended to give some backstory, and yet not give too much away for those who have not yet read the rest of the series. (Besides, if it was all about the evolution of his secrets, it would read too much like BKoD, I feel.) ETHAN left this reader wanting more, and, really, isn't that the best way to leave a book? This is a great read for anyone who is just beginning the BKoD series, or for those who already love it! (Fair warning: make sure you have tissues nearby!) Now that I am all caught up on this series, I'll be waiting with impatient foot-tapping for DESTINY to debut!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect set up for Brightest Kind of Darkness! January 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given a free copy of ETHAN from the author in exchange for an honest review of it. :)

Let me just start out by saying BKoD is one of my favorite YA reads! Having read both Brightest Kind of Darkness (BKoD #1) and Lucid (BKoD #2), this novella was a perfect addition.

While I believe this novella should definitely be read after reading Brightest Kind of Darkness (BKoD #1) Or even Lucid (BKoD #2), I feel that if someone were to read it before any of the other books that it doesn't give too much away to ruin the others.

This novella revolves around Ethan Harris, our leading guy in this fascinating series. He is quite elusive and mysterious in the first book and you can't help but want to know more about his character. The beginning of ETHAN takes place the weeks prior to the initial bomb threat at Blue Ridge Highschool, which is the set up for book one, Brightest Kind of Darkness.

In ETHAN, we get to delve a little deeper into this curiously intriguing character and learn many things about him that help explain just who he is. From the guys he associated with at Central, the school which he is transferring from, to understanding more of the family dynamic (or lack thereof really ) with his parents. His strong bond with his brother is also highlighted a little more, giving us a more of a backstory with the relationship between the two and how much of an important, almost parental persona his brother takes on at times.

We also come to see the first time Ethan notices Nara and how her presences affects him and calms/quiets some of the dark issues that surround our leading guy. While our oblivious Nara is going about her (mostly) normal days, Ethan is plagued with startling thoughts and feelings and images that only Nara unknowingly soothes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars too short!
But well written. I especially appreciate that Ethan's character is drawn so carefully, illuminating his desire to be a good person in contrast to the ease with which he could... Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Lili Breck
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG so good!
I read the first book, "Brightest Kind of Darkness", and well I liked l felt it wasn't complete and l would find myself wondering what Ethan was thinking and why he acted the way... Read more
Published 6 days ago by C.E.H.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book Series
I adore this book. Absolutely in love with the storyline and the main characters. I read Book 1 right away and then immediately bought Lucid, Destiny and Desire. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Kikelomo7904
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction to The Series
I think most people who will read this novella will come into it with no idea about the characters and get just a ‘taste’ of Ethan’s troubled soul, but I have now read three of the... Read more
Published 10 days ago by The Book Runner
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Read this one after you've read the first book in the series. It's from Ethan's perspective and if you read this first then it will give away things that happen in the first book.
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much a rehash of Brightest Kind of Darkness
A good book but if you'd already read the first it was pretty much the same just from Ethan's point of view rather than Nara's. I think it's going to be a great series. Read more
Published 18 days ago by cjisanaleut
3.0 out of 5 stars Ethan
This was an interesting examination into the life of a troubled young man. I think it will enhance the reading of the book
"The Brightest Kind of Darkness" in which... Read more
Published 18 days ago by dobermom
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
Amazing,but ending too abrupt.wish it led more to next book. Will be reading entire series. Can not wait to read what happens next.
Published 20 days ago by Marian Diggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I always like to get the other main character's point of view. I find it interesting to see what they were feeling.
Published 22 days ago by jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars First adventure
This is the first time I have read this author! With that being said, I was hooked almost from the first chapter. I love Ethan and Nara! Read more
Published 24 days ago by t.wilson
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