Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cover & Prologue Pt. 5 Reveal: Weather Witch by Shannon Delany

Shannon Delany's debut YA paranormal series (13 TO LIFE) concluded this summer and she's already deep into 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.

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.

Prologue Part FIVE--

Holgate, Pennsylvania

Marion fought his restraints, his gray eyes wide as the blade pressed against the skin of his forearm and warmth wept slow and red from beneath it. “Have a care,” he warned, the words forced through gritted teeth. “This thing you do Makes naught but revolution...”

Then the blade went deep and sliced wide and Marion howled against the pain. His head lolled back and, falling unconscious, he bled in silence.

Frost crawled out from around his body, creeping across his leather bindings and the rough wooden boards at his back, tumbling down to the warm stone tower’s rooftop to fight the reality of summer with a chill so cruel its icy and prickling shards only withered in the hot dripping crimson that fell freely from Marion’s arm.

Snow spiraled down lazily from a small gray cloud above and Bran shook his head. “Now what can we Make of this?”

PART ONE at Beneath the Cover

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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