[Book Giveaway] Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It’s time to get excited because Certain Dark Things releases tomorrow, October 25th, 2016! To help create more buzz around the book, author Silvia Moreno-Garcia is collaborating with Read Diverse Books to host this giveaway.

Certain Dark Things screamed “auto-buy” for me the moment I heard about it. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but it’s also about vampires, which I love, and it’s set in Mexico City! I’m positive the book was tailor-made for me. Expect a review on the blog before the year ends.

P.S. – For Latinx Heritage Month, I did a Q&A with the author. If you missed it, you can read it here

Certain Dark Things


darkWelcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

Silvia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, has been selected as a finalist for the British Fantasy, Locus, Aurora and Solaris awards, and was named on seven year’s best lists in 2015: B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, i09, Vice, and Tor.com. She has also been nominated for a World Fantasy Award for her work on the anthology She Walks in Shadows.


Certain Dark Things


Reviews & Praise for Certain Dark Things (taken from author website):


“The Mexican setting is a huge part of the allure of this new novel from Moreno-Garcia (Signal to Noise), as are the fascinating varieties of vampires she sets forth.” — Library Journal, starred review.


“Confirms that Moreno-Garcia is an author to watch.” — Publisher’s Weekly


Certain Dark Things is arguably the vampire novel for the 21 st century.”” — New York Journal of Books


Certain Dark Things is a delicious, elegant, gritty vampire noir. Moreno-Garcia has created a world that pulses with life and terror and honesty.” – Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper and of the Bone Street Rumba series



Giveaway – US & Canada residents only | Ends October 31st

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_About the author_

Photo by CG Cameron

(from author website)

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise,about music, magic and Mexico City, was listed as one of the best novels of the year at io9, Buzzfeed and many other places. It has been nominated for the British Fantasy, Locus, Sunburst and Aurora awards. Her second novel, Certain Dark Things, will be out October 2016.


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44 thoughts on “[Book Giveaway] Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  1. Macmillan had this book at NYC Comic Con/Bookcon for sale earlier this month & I legit jumped for it! I saw the cover & read the synopsis and thought to myself…Dang girl you have a nose for picking out good books HAHA! I just know I’m going to love this one, we need some Latinx vampires. Maybe it’ll re-vamp (ha!) the craze for these innneresting soulless night dwellers.

    *Look forward to your review 😉

          1. I’m in the same boat but I’m trying to stay positive thinking I could get to them all smh 🙈 I could really use a real life doppelgänger. They can come to work for me while I stay home & read 😆😆😆

          2. Omg, you’re a genius! But since I lack a doppleganger, my plan is to finish up all my ARCs and review copies and not accept any for a several months. LOL. I have so many books I have bought but can’t read due to review obligations. I Dug myself into a big hole and now I’m trying to emerge from it…slowly. :'(

          3. Lol! That sounds like a better plan, I myself need to stop purchasing any books til the end of the year. Will I? Not likely but a gal can set goals for herself 😂 If there were any ditch I had to be in, I’d prefer for it to be one inundated with books. Happy reading! I’ll be looking out for your reviews 🙂

  2. Yes!!! I was super excited about this book when I found in on NetGalley! I was not approved for an ARC but I will still probably read this one and hopefully review it! Thank you for another fantastic giveaway!

  3. I have been hopping up and down about this since I heard it was becoming a novel (after I read the short story “A Puddle of Blood”). I did get my hands on it through NetGalley and I’ll be posting my review later today… but this will be a book I buy to give to people, no doubt. So many people. (I did similarly with Signal to Noise, which I also really enjoyed.)

  4. I’ve really enjoyed your discussion of this book so far. I really fell in love with vampire stories when I first discovered Interview with the Vampire back in the 90s. Another vampire novel I liked is by Jewelle Gomez called The Gilda Stories. I’m eager to read other cultures’ versions of vampire lore!

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