It’s ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS (Library Jumpers #3) release day & there’s a giveaway!

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Assassin of Truths (Library Jumper’s #3)
Brenda Drake
Published by: Entangled Teen
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Romance

 

The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.

And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.

Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.

The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.

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Excerpt

I didn’t want to kill the girl, so I hesitated to throw another globe at her. Squaring my shoulders, I got ready for her attack. When the girl got close enough, I threw a kick to her gut and slammed my fist against her jaw. She stumbled back against the frozen railing. It broke free, and she fell over the side, landing on a table below. Her body was half on and half off the table, her neck bent at an odd angle and the bones underneath pushed against her skin.

Is she dead?

A shimmery light left the girl’s body and flew to me, smacking my chest. I took a step back, expecting to turn into a human Popsicle, but nothing happened, only a chill that rushed across my skin and quickly ended.

“You killed her,” Veronique yelled as she stepped up on a chair and onto a table. She charged the length of it, heading for me.

I dropped to my knees and flipped through the pages of the gateway book. My heart galloped like a thousand racehorses on steroids. I needed to escape.

Where do I go? I can’t lead her to the others. I stopped on the photograph of the Boston Athenæum. Home? To Nana. Afton. No. Veronique knew where Nana Kearns lived. I couldn’t risk going there. I tossed over more pages.

Just then, Veronique pulled herself up onto the balcony and let loose another fire globe. The flames licked the air and smoke trailed it like a comet. The fire grazed my cheek, pulling a sharp gasp from my chest.

Her breaths were loud—panting. The sound of a siren drew nearer. We’d have company soon.

A feral look on her face, Veronique plucked a dagger from her shoulder sheath. A velvet bag, weighed down by something heavy inside, was tied around her waist.

The other Chiavi? I had to get them. I grasped the strap of my messenger bag.

“You can’t win, Gia. You’re weak. Unskilled. A sniveling child.”

“I beat your ass, and I took care of your friends.” Meaning the three Sentinels lying dead on the floor below us. I forced my eyes to stay on hers, acting brave, though their deaths were like an overweight barbell on my conscience.

Her step forward caused me to step back. “That was dumb luck,” she said. “This will take skill.”

She ran for me. I drew my sword and swung at her. She ducked, the blade barely missing her. Before I could get another swing in, she tackled me, our bodies smacking into the bookcase, my sword knocked from my hand.

A satisfied look crossed Veronique’s face right before she stabbed my upper arm with her dagger, her blade cutting across my cheek. A horrified scream rattled my throat. My knees buckled and thudded against the floor.

“Shit!” The pain shocked me. I wanted to roll into a ball on the floor, to have this end.

She’s going to kill me. I’m going to die.

Fear gripped me.

Then anger.

Fight, Gia! The voice in my head was strong and forceful. It pushed me. Pushed me to my feet.

Pushed me to take action.

Author Bio:

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Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

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ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS Pre-order Giveaway

To celebrate the upcoming release of the final book in the Library Jumpers series, ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS, I’ve put together a pre-order giveaway.

It’s been a long road to the end of this series. Full of joys and tears. Highs and lows. Mistakes. I’ve learned a lot along the way. If you’ve bought the books and/or encouraged me during this journey, thank you so much for your support. I couldn’t have done this without you.

Now, onto the pre-order giveaway …

ALL PRE-ORDERS will receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, and locker magnet and will be enter into the grand prize pack.

The first 100 pre-orders will get all 9 of the Library Jumpers character stickers.

And here’s what’s in the grand prize pack …

The pack includes a sword letter opener and stand that I purchased at the Palace of Versailles while I was in Paris for a book signing. It’s a $45 value. There is a silver bookmark of the New York Public library building that I got while at Book Expo America. Also included is a magnet and socks from the library. The New York public library is one of the libraries that Gia goes to in ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS.

The contest starts today and ends on February 6, 2018. Open internationally.

 

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YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2017!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

 

Hello! I’m Brenda Drake, your host for this leg of the hunt.

Brenda Drake Author Photo32About Me

I’m addicted to Gold Fish crackers.

My favorite color is red. But I must say that since seeing the THIEF OF LIES book cover, purple is changing my mind.

I have two cats and a ferret.

I have a legit obsession for Tobias James!

You are currently hunting on …

Team PurpleLooking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Also, don’t forget to enter my extra giveaway at the bottom of this post. 

Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden a playlist for GUARDIAN OF SECRETS (Library Jumpers Book 2). Before you go looking for it, check out the amazing author I’m hosting.

But, first, a few rules.

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until October 8 at noon PST! Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2017!

THUNDERSTRUCK releases today and there’s a giveaway!

I’m excited for the release of THUNDERSTRUCK today, so I thought I’d share the amazing book trailer created for it and hold a giveaway for it. Continue reading THUNDERSTRUCK releases today and there’s a giveaway!

Win this swag pack & read the first chapter of THUNDERSTRUCK!

 

I’m so excited for the release of THUNDERSTRUCK on September 11! If you’ve pre-ordered a copy or planning to pre-order it, sign up for a chance to win the above swag pack. The pack includes Wonder Woman socks, a Thor lanyard, and a necklace with Thor’s hammer flanked by a raven and a wolf. The hammer, wolf, and raven all appear in the novel and Stevie Moon dressed up as Wonder Woman for her comic vlog. The socks are adorable and I so had to buy an extra pair for myself. You enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter below. Continue reading Win this swag pack & read the first chapter of THUNDERSTRUCK!