Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Book Tour: The Order of the Eternal Sun by Jessica Leake (Excerpt, Giveaway)

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The Order of the Eternal Sun: A Novel of the Sylvani

The Order of the Eternal Sun

by Jessica Leake

Adult Historical Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 308 pages
August 23, 2016 by Talos
A Novel of the Sylvani #2

Lucy Sinclair’s debut will be a parade of everything opulent Edwardian London society has to offer. Most importantly, it will be nothing like her older sister’s dangerous experience—especially if her overprotective brother-in-law, Lord Thornewood, has his way. As if screening her dance partners isn’t enough, Thornewood insists that his brother, James, train Lucy in self-defense. She wouldn’t mind so much if her treacherous mind didn’t continue to replay the kiss they once shared.

But awkward defense lessons are the least of her problems. Her arcana, a magical talent that allows her to mentally enter any scene that she draws, grows stronger by the day. Again and again Lucy is compelled to draw a portal to her mother’s realm of Sylvania—and with each stroke of her pen, she risks attracting the attention of the Order of the Eternal Sun, the sinister brotherhood that steals the power of Sylvani blood for their own dark ends.

When a bold new suitor arrives from India, Lucy can’t help but be intrigued—though her family questions his mysterious past. But as Lucy’s own suspicions grow, and the threat of the Order looms larger, Lucy will have to learn to harness her unpredictable power or risk falling under the Order’s shadow forever.




Excerpt

The night is clear and dark as Alexander Radcliffe enters his motorcar, bound for his father’s—now Alexander’s—townhouse. He settles on to the buttery soft leather seat. Outwardly, he is perfectly calm and still as deep water. Inwardly, though, his thoughts and emotions are violently at war with each other. And all because of that girl.
It’d been easy enough to find her. The moment he touched the invitation to the Honorable Lucy Sinclair’s debutante ball, he knew. He thinks of it now: the creamy vellum lying undisturbed upon his late father’s desk. He’d moved to throw it away, but once his fingers grazed its surface, he felt it: the intense tug within his chest, enough to confirm that she was one of the ones he was always searching for—one whose prana was so potent, he felt its echoes the moment he came to London. 
And, possibly, one of them.
Her beauty he’d expected. The sparkling blue eyes, the blinding smile…he prided himself on being immune to such charms. What he hadn’t anticipated was her being so kind, so intriguing that she managed to make his heart stop aching for India for an entire hour. He wanted to spend the rest of the night talking with her. He wanted to see her artwork…to hear her opinion on the work of Pablo Picasso…to speak with her not as part of an investigation but rather because he wishes he could be a suitor.
He closes his eyes for a second longer than a blink, his jaw tightening almost imperceptibly.
The problem, of course, is she may very well be the enemy. 

Other Books in the Series


Arcana
Arcana
by Jessica Leake
Adult Historical Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook 288 pages
November 18th 2014 by Talos
A Novel of the Sylvani #1

Amid the sumptuous backdrop of the London season in 1905, headstrong Katherine Sinclair must join the ranks of debutantes vying for suitors. Unfortunately for Katherine, she cannot imagine anything more loathsome—or dangerous. To help ease her entrance into society, Katherine’s family has elicited the assistance of the Earl of Thornewood, a friend and London’s most eligible bachelor, to be her constant companion at the endless fetes and balls. But upon her arrival in London, Katherine realizes there will be more to this season than just white gowns and husband hunting.

Through her late mother’s enchanted diary, Katherine receives warning to keep hidden her otherworldly ability to perform arcana, a magic fueled by the power of the sun. Any misstep could mean ruin—and not just for her family name. The Order of the Eternal Sun is everywhere—hunting for those like her, able to feed on arcana with only a touch of the hand.

But society intrigue can be just as perilous as the Order. The machinations of the fashionable elite are a constant threat, and those who covet Katherine’s arcana, seeking the power of her birthright, could be hiding behind the facade of every suitor—even the darkly handsome Earl of Thornewood.

With so much danger and suspicion, can she give her heart to the one who captivates her, or is he just another after her power?


About the Author

Jessica Leake has been in love with historical England ever since her first literary crush: Mr. Darcy. After embarking on a quest to bring her own intriguing and headstrong characters to life, she decided to quit her day job as a clinical therapist and spend her time weaving arcana with words. She lives in Greenville, SC with her brilliant husband, four painfully cute children, and two mischievous dogs.
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1 comment:

  1. Great excerpt. That Pablo Picasso line ALWAYS works!

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