Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weather Witch cover reveal by Shannon Delany

Shannon Delany's debut series (13 TO LIFE) is behind her and a new steampunk series called WEATHER WITCH (also with St. Martin's Press) 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 asked a small group of us to share her cover and Prologue AND provide a way YOU can win some things.
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis : 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 :



Holgate, Pennsylvania
1839


A banner snapped out on the pole high above the restrained seventeen-year old boy, straightening to its full length. For a moment he thought he glimpsed his country’s motto: A Place for All. The wind shifted and the banner fell limp against its long wooden pole.
The straps cinched tight across his chest and threatening to squeeze the breath out of him declared his place plainly. Sweat dotted his forehead and arms and had little to do with the bright orange sun hanging overhead. Attached to a broad set of boards that forced him on his feet at the very top of Holgate’s tallest tower, Marion Kruse could see much of the bustling and walled compound below through the tower’s crenellations if he just tossed his dark curls out of his eyes. But he didn't even try.
The view held no interest for him.
His focus was as fixed as his position — his mouth dry and his gaze nailed to the long slender table that stretched nearby, covered with more than a dozen different blades and tools glinting ferociously in the unobstructed sunlight at the Eastern Tower’s top. He tried to swallow but a lump wedged in his throat and stopped his breath.

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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.


Learn more about Shannon and her books at www.ShannonDelany.com

17 comments:

  1. I wish I could win! This sounds like a wonderful book, I loved the 13 to life series and the Rusakova boys<3

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  2. Ooohhh this book sounds sooo good!!!! Definitely going on my TBR list for sure!!!

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  3. Adding this to my TBR list! Looks awesome. And I LOVE the cover!

    Konstanz Silverbow
    nothoughts2small.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome! I wanna win, toooo. ^.^

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  5. Love the cover & the book sounds interesting.

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