BBNYA Spotlight – These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden

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Hello Everyone!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden. These Violent Nights was the 11th place finalist in BBNYA 2022! Thank you to the TWR team and the BBNYA team for organising this blog tour.


BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.  If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or Twitter @bbnya_official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Book Details

Title: These Violent Nights

Author: Rebecca Crunden

Publisher: Self-Published

Length: 620 Pages 

Genre: Romantic Dystopian, Fantasy 

Age Category: Upper Young Adult, New Adult

Date Published: 10 November 2020

Buy the Book: Amazon 

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Once upon a time, inhabitants of another world tore a hole through the universe and came to Earth. They called themselves Suriias, and rivalled humans in knowledge and skill with one great exception: they had magic.

War followed. Humanity lost. And three hundred years later, humans are on the brink of extinction.

Orphans Thorn and Thistle live in hiding. They are the last of their families, the last of their friends. They scrape by, stealing to survive and living on the streets or hiding in sheds. But even under the brutal regime of the Suriias, there are places where humans can mingle in secret with magical sympathisers, and one night Thistle gets an unexpected offer of marriage from a Suriia with high standing and friends in all the right places. For Thistle, it’s a chance at safety and comfort; for Thorn, it’s a chance to find the ones who killed her parents.

And so the pair move into the capital city of Courtenz. An urban monstrosity of magic and might, false friends and flying cars, drones and death tolls, the new city promises a fresh start – and new love – for both.

But if there’s one thing Thorn knows for certain, it’s that dreams can swiftly turn into nightmares.


Rebecca Crunden is an indie author of fantasy and science fiction who lives in Ireland.

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