Thursday, November 15

Weather Witch: Book Tour and Giveaway

Shannon Delany's debut YA paranormal series (13 TO LIFE) has concluded and she's doing a new steampunk series called WEATHER WITCH (also with St. Martin's Press) which launches June 25, 2013 and is already available for pre-order. Delany warns that this series is darker and grittier than 13 TO LIFE, although still YA and still with romantic elements and she's asked a small group of us to share her cover and Prologue AND provide a way YOU can win some things.
Synopsis (from Goodreads)-
In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!

Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!

But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.

Here is my sneak peek for the Weather Witch Book Tour:

Prologue (Part THREE--read part one at Beneath the Cover, and two at Xpresso Reads)

Holgate, Pennsylvania

Marion found his voice but it was not the one he usually heard coming from his mouth. This voice was thinner, tighter and squeaked out between his parched lips when he asked, “And you, who are you?”

“Brandon of House Dregard--Bran,” the other said, long fingers drifting over the table and pausing to stroke the handle of one wicked tool before tapping the neck of the next in the long line. “But more importantly, I am the one who will free you from being Grounded. I am the Maker.”

“I cannot be Made,” Marion insisted. “I practice no witchery. I am no magicker. My line is pure. I am no Weather Witch.” His broad hands balled into fists, he tugged at the leather straps pinning his wrists against the coarse wood, but the bindings would not give.

To read more, go to Paranormal Indulgence November 16!
Details on the Giveaway:

Want something special from Shannon? She'll send signed swag to 2 commenters I select AND then there's this:

Looking for a cool stocking stuffer for a reader in your life?

For the first 17 people who comment on each of the blog posts in this short tour AND send Shannon proof you’ve pre-ordered WEATHER WITCH (send proof to: info [AT] shannondelany [DOT] com) you will score a personalized gift pack from Shannon including: A personalized, limited edition chapbook including the Weather Witch Prologue and part of chapter one; signed 13 to Life postcards; additional assorted swag from other great authors Shannon adores; and some other Weather Witch-inspired treats to brighten your day.

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