November 8, 2017

Veiled Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: November 7, 2017


Political propaganda would have us believe vampires are our friends. Fanged teddy bears misunderstood thanks to archaic lore. Activists picket for them to be welcomed into our society.

They claim vamps don’t kill.
They preach we are safe.
They … are dead wrong.

One year ago a hive slaughtered my family and left me for dead. Found by a team of scientists with their own agenda, I was forged into an unstoppable weapon.

I possess their strength, with none of their weaknesses.
I can move among them free from their crippling hunger.
I am their greatest threat.

Armed with this arsenal, vengeance will feed my desire to penetrate the seedy underbelly of their fetishized lifestyle and expose them for the monsters they truly are.
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Of all the vampire lore I wished were true, there was none more so than the absence of a reflection. Fresh from the shower, which offered temporary relief from the constant chill of my flesh, I stared at the stranger in the mirror with unbridled loathing.

The blonde girl with an easy smile that met me at every reflective surface had vanished. In her place stood a black swan of threatening elegance. Any trace of who I had been was wiped away like steam from the mirror.

The scar above my lip from when I fell off my bike as a kid.

The shamrock tattoo on my hip I hid from my parents.

The evidence from where my throat had been ripped open by vicious beasts.

All … gone.

Something in the transition stained my hair a deep, inky black. Unable to get all the matted blood out of it, Micah resorted to cutting my tresses into a blunt, chin-length bob. Turning my head one way then the other, I sucked in my cheeks. Maybe starvation was to blame for my gaunt appearance, but my features seemed sharpened to a deadly edge. The look in my eye more feral. Every inch of me was an enigma, even to me.

When it came down to it, there was only one thing I knew for certain about the new girl staring back at me: she was born into this world under a shroud of blood and chaos.
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
Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She 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.


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