Monday, May 25, 2020

Heir of Lies Blog Tour: Read an Exclusive Excerpt and Enter to Win a Signed Hardcover Book!

Heir of Lies (Black Dawn #1) by Mallory McCartney
Publication Date: April 21, 2020

“Hope was a dangerous thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw and exposed for the world.”

Emory Fae has only known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those who have special abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath, for the first time in years, they demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth.

Their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life-changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within?

But Adair’s decision will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir.

Heir of Lies is the first book in the bestselling Black Dawn series.

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Read an Exclusive Excerpt:
Memphis hated traveling by horseback. His legs were numb, his pants having chaffed burns onto his inner thighs. His shaking hands gripped the reins as his steed followed the breakneck pace, the hooves around him rolling like thunder. Brokk rode beside him, looking worse than he felt. The hours had quickly bled in to having no meaning. The scenery was a churning organism of blurred colors, rolling hills, dense forest, and more rolling plains. It was wild and unbound, the cool wind pricking his skin into numbness. His breaths came out in misty puffs as the sun quickly sank into the horizon. The chill in the air sank into the marrow of his bones, and Memphis could practically taste the change in the air. Arching his shoulders inwards and gritting his teeth against the wind, every tactical training class and lesson kicked into high gear within him. Because as much as Brokk liked to turn a blind eye to the facts, being able to protect innocents meant being prepared to handle situations like this one. Being able to beat men like Cesan meant being a talented soldier. Mud flecked his mount’s side, and they ploughed through soft earth, chunks flying around them. Brokk raised his eyebrows as he steered his mount closer to his left side, their gallops falling into unison. Memphis felt the presence on his right before he looked. Tadeas must have looped around the side to the back of the group, then cut through the middle. The King of the Shattered Isles grinned wolfishly at them. His pale green hair flew behind him, his eyes shining with mischief. He dipped his head in acknowledgement before pushing his white mare faster, ripping forward with a speed and grace Memphis had rarely seen. Dread clawed through him, swift and unrelenting. Why had Roque decided to trust him? The King bled with dark authority, arrogance, and cunning. Voices slammed against Memphis’s iron walls locked around his mind, begging to be let in. It would be easy to let those guards down and find out the truths he wanted. Growling under his breath, he squeezed his legs against the horses’ heaving sides. Shooting forward, faster. Memphis wasn’t going to be the monster half of the world saw them as - that his parents had seen him as. He hadn’t been back to the capital since all those years ago as a young boy. Lost, wandering the bustling streets filled with art merchants, traders, and remnants of Camden’s, Roque’s father’s, loyal men. Memphis remembered the rumors that had floated around his mind, secrets at his disposal. Secrets that he hadn’t understood then but had kept locked away, the memories tugging at him now.

About the Author:
Mallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario, with her husband and their three dachshunds, Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found daydreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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One (1) winner will win a signed hardcover of Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney

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  1. I love the new cover. This book sounds like a page-turner.

  2. New author for me, sounds good!

  3. Great excerpt! The details really draw you into the story.

  4. It looks like a good read.

  5. The cover is gorgeous and the storyline sounds like a fantastic read. Best wishes to the author on the novel.


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