Thursday, September 25, 2014

Raven (The Legends Saga #2) by Stacey Rourke blog tour with excerpt and giveaways


The Legends Saga has some of the best covers I've seen this year. Just look at the cover for Raven, today's tour stop at Reader Girls. It's romantic and creepy at the same time. And look at the cover for Crane. Wow, that is fantastic! Her eyes, her hood, I'm lured in by the macabre mystery and brilliance of the art. For our stop we have an excerpt from Raven which makes me want to grab the book and find a quiet corner to read (great job Stacey Rourke). Enjoy!

Raven 
(The Legends Saga #2) 
by Stacey Rourke 
Publication date: May 26th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.

Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?

She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.

Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?

Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.


Purchase: Amazon 

Excerpt
“Help me!” Edgar screamed over his shoulder at the carriage driver, his fingers grappling under the rumble for a corner he could seize. “We must lift it off of her!”

“S-sir,” the maddeningly still driver stammered, “the … blood.”

Edgar refused to acknowledge the growing crimson pool around his feet, would not entertain where it was coming from. No. Such things were of little consequence. All that matter was freeing his bride-to-be.

“That matters not!” Edgar bellowed, the pounding of his heart resonating in his temples. “Help me, damn it!”

“Edgar,” his trapped angel whispered, without the slightest inkling of fear. “Be still, my love.”

Abandoning his mission, he fell to his knees at her side. Quaking fingers he scarcely recognized as his own brushed strands of hair from her paling face. “I am here. Right here. Stay with me. We will get a team of men, if need be, to—”

Shhhh. Let me look upon thy face,” her full lips, which death so selfishly robbed of color, barely moved at her faint declaration. “So fair … and debonair …”

Locked with the desperate stare of her lover, Lenore took her last lingering gaze.

“Lenore? Lenore?” Edgar’s fingers clasped the fabric of her sleeves in a white knuckled grasp, the realization slowly seeping in that this beautiful temple that once held the essence of his beloved was noticeably, irreversibly vacant.

He rose on jelly legs that threatened to fold beneath him. His place in the world snatched from him with the sigh of Lenore’s last breath. All around him darkness descended. Spirits slunk from the shadows, wringing their hands with devilish delight.
 
Book #1 of The Legends Saga:

Crane (The Legends Saga #1) by Stacey Rourke

The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

Purchase book #1: Amazon | B&N


AUTHOR BIO

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.

Author links: website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway:
Tour-wide giveaway 
1st prize: US only
$25 Amazon gift card 
A signed copy of Raven 
Ebook copies of the books 1 & 2 of The Legends Saga 

2nd prize - INTL 
eBook copies of all six of Stacey Rourke's books

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