Monday, March 24, 2014

The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston + a Giveaway

Good morning, readers! Today I'm super stoked to be taking part in the tour for Paula Brackston's latest, The Midnight Witch!

When the sixth Duke of Radnor dies, his son, Freddie, inherits his title. But it is his daughter, Lady Lilith Montgomery, who inherits a role of much greater importance - she is to take her father's place as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. And as head of the coven, Lilith is also responsible for maintaining the coven's biggest secret: the Elixer, which has been sought after for generations by a group called the Sentinels. Now, one man will stop at nothing to bring down Lilith's family and the Lazarus Coven all in an attempt to finally lay hands on the Elixer. 

The author's careful attention to detail is, as always, just one of the highlights of her books. The time period and the London setting - as well as Lilith's family and their role in society (which of course presents even more delicious intrigue what with the coven being a secret and all) - all lend credibility to a tale in which covens apparently thrive throughout early twentieth-century London.

And while I didn't reference the romance aspect in the synopsis, it is definitely a huge part of the story. Lilith is engaged to another witch, one whose place in society and in the coven is on par with her own, so of course it's an acceptable and expected match. But when she meets an artist newly arrived in town and taken under the wing of another Lazarus member, she is drawn to him in ways that she cannot deny.

Brackston's latest is a richly woven tale of high society, necromancy, and romance!

I've got lots of extras for you guys including an excerpt:

I've linked to the author's website above but here are a few more links to check out: Paula's Facebook page (where you can find quizzes and polls and such) and Paula's Wattpad page (where you can find more excerpts and her recently serial novel, Lamp Black), and of course I've got the giveaway!

Thanks to the publisher I'm able to offer up two copies of The Midnight Witch for giveaway today. To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, April 7. US only and no PO boxes please.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Laura Kay said...

I'm looking forward to reading this series! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

traveler said...

Thanks for this great feature and review. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Book Chick said...

I've read The Witch's Daughter and The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston, and The Midnight Witch looks like it might be the best one yet! I have entered so many giveaways for this book. Lol! Dying to read it! =D

Jim Schmidt said...

I thought Witch's Daughter was so so, but I'm willing to give Paul Brackston another try :-)

StacyRenee said...

I enjoyed The Witches Daughter and am really looking forward to reading more!