My Note to the Librarians and Booksellers at the RT Booklovers Convention
Apr 24, 2014
I can’t wait to meet you! On behalf of my Momma, my Grannymamma, my Igdaddy, my Uncle Fred and Uncle Nelson–
I am proud to be part of your welcome to the 2014 RT BookLovers Convention.
I grew up on the stories of the years they lived in a boarding house in the Garden District, and a few years before my mother died, she took my son and me to see that house. She pointed out who lived where and told us gossip that was sixty years old. The District wasn’t upscale back then. Her family even had a cow in the back yard for milk! She brought the place to life for us, and gave us stories to pass along to those children who have been born since her death.
And those stories? Well, if ever there was a place three preacher’s kids, each with their own wild streak, did not need to live, it was New Orleans. My lips are sealed beyond that!
Now that we’ve satisfied the, “Who’s yore momma?” part of a Southern introduction, let me tell you a little more about why I’m particularly proud to be included with the Saints of Suspense.
You see, my new book is a dark epic fantasy with romance and YA crossover appeal. So some people might be scratching their heads and wondering how I ended up in this group. Well, frankly, I’m scratching my head, too–but not because of what I write. I guarantee the plot of This Crumbling Pageant will take twists and turns you didn’t see coming, and the suspense is ramped up to the highest levels.
So if you like some magic, some passion, and some Regency England mixed in with your suspense, have I got the book for you! If you want to read This Crumbling Pageant, I am pleased and proud to give you a free digital copy. Email me at planetpooks [@] gmail.com and I’ll get it to you.
And finally, the book.
“In England it is said the Furys have a way of pleasing kings…”
England, 1811. The people of Ordinary England are unaware of a hidden magical England existing alongside—the world of the Magi. Their cathedrals are temples to the old gods. They are ruled not by poor mad George, but by the ailing King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon. The wars of the Magi, however, are no less deadly.
The Furys are known for their extraordinary music, their powerful magic, and their historic role as kingmakers. But the Furys have their secrets as well, none so dangerous as the Dark daughter whose Shadow magic spills from her unchecked. Unless Persephone Fury’s powers are concealed, she’s marked as a target for those who would use and abuse her power.
But these are desperate times, and this frightening daughter must make a good marriage. On the night of her debut, her world crumbles around her when she is abducted from the man she loves by the man she most loathes.
Evil powers circle, calling her to the destiny foretold at the moment of her birth, drawing her to the source of her power, to the one place she can finally be free. That can only happen, though, if she embraces the Dark magic within her.
Persephone is ruthless, devious, and clever, but when confronted with the truth, she must make horrifying choices. Can she defy destiny and seize her own fate?
Safe journeys, and see you in the Big Easy!