I am so excited that QUEEN TO ASHES by Mallory McCartney is available now and that I get
to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful
book by Author Mallory McCartney, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10
Amazon GC courtesy of Mallory and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a
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Title: QUEEN TO ASHES (Black Dawn #2)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Formats: eBook
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“You lived your entire
life feeling like half of you was missing. Fight for the missing part. Fight
for this.”
 

Emory Fae has abandoned everything she thought she knew about her previous life
on Earth. Stepping up to her role as Queen of Kiero she makes a startling
sacrifice- feigning her allegiances to Adair Stratton, the man who murdered her
parents and casted Kiero into ruin. Emory’s memories slowly piece together, and
she soon realizes the Mad King may not be all he seems— and the man who was
once best friend, may be fighting beneath the surface. 
With the King’s
attention on her, can she buy Black Dawn Rebellion enough time to recuperate
their forces? And when the times comes, will she be able to kill Adair, ending
his tyranny and rising herself as the rightful Queen? Fighting to hide her
secret, Emory navigates the brutal trials of the Mad King, trying not to lose
herself in the process. 
Sequel to Black Dawn,
now a bestselling series, the sparks are ignited, as Emory learns the cost of
freedom, and her title. Will the rebels unite in time? A sinister force has
spread across the land, stripping everyone bare- their betrayals, their
secrets, their intentions. But above all, what will their decisions cost? By
refusing to give in to the darkness, will Emory rise as Queen?
Renegade and Black Dawn will be available in the
following #Vancouver area locations : Chapters Burnaby, Indigo Surrey, Chapters
Coquitlam, Indigo West Vancouver, Indigo Granville (2505 Granville St) and
Indigo Robson (1033 Robson St) in December!
Title: RENEGADE (Black
Dawn 0.5)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: July 3, 2018
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 274
Find it: Amazon,
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“The time for Kiero’s reign in prosperity is over.”
Six years before the
Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their
parent’s footsteps and living at The Academy, a home for those who are gifted.
The pressure to uphold the future of their parent’s dream falls on them. An
outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations
dictating his future. Even if Emory tries to make him see differently. An
unexpected group of friends keep him there, but as whispers of unexplained
disappearances start reaching from the capital, 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 Fae’s listen to their proposition for a new treaty, holding the news
of Nei’s father’s abrupt death over them. 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 most- finding out the truth.
In this gripping
prequel to Black Dawn, their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances
are made. War ravages through Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings.
Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced
with a life changing decision- to fight or to bow to the darkness within him.
Title: BLACK DAWN (Black Dawn #1)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Pages: 352
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon,
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TBD,
Goodreads
Emory Fae enjoys
leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome
soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked
away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden
world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost
heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a
dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being
darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long
dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans,
love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better
left in the shadows.
Exclusive Excerpt!

Chapter One


Adair
The vastness of the sky consumed him. It always had, ever
since  he 
was  young,  but 
tonight  seemed  different. 
The  churning dark clouds cast a purplish
hue, bleeding with the softness created from the moon. The stars shone between
the pockets, obscuring the scene and making it beautiful. Far below him, the
Ruined City laid in its grave, quiet and still, the broken buildings reminding
him of splintered  bones.  The 
wildness  of  the 
forest  beyond  that 
seemed entrancing,  calling  him 
into  its  depths, 
whispering  its  secrets 
to only him.
Adair Stratton tugged his button-down jacket tighter around
him, trying to block the wind from his lookout post. It had taken years 
to build his kingdom to what it was now, but he was relieved for  the 
hidden  lookout  posts 
that  led  outside, 
on  the  edge 
of  the mountain, and, to him, the
edge of the world. Because it was here, and 
only  here,  that 
the  voices  started 
to  ebb,  the 
darkness  in  his veins 
smothering  ever  so 
slightly.  In  this 
brief  and  flickering moment of clarity, his mind
wandered to the girl who was locked in 
the  cells  of 
his  kingdom,  waiting 
for  him.  Emory 
Fae,  the Princess of Kiero.
He  popped  his 
collar  up,  shaking 
his  head  and 
sighing. Under the blanket of night, he could trace back to the man he
used to be, the echo of his humanity. Thinking of her, he could see the
splaying  of  memories 
come  back  to 
life  all  around 
him,  of  his friends, 
of  the  Academy. 
And  it  was 
in  these  sparse 
moments  of lucidity,  he 
allowed  himself  to 
remember.  Relishing  it, 
pushing back  that  yearning 
for  destruction,  pushing 
back  on  the 
voices, trying to lock  them 
away. And like every other night, he lost. The wind howled, making the
edges of his coat and pants tug upward, his hair standing on end from the
sudden chill.
His  boots  kicked 
against  the  slick 
mountainside,  his  heart racing 
as  the  smooth 
voices  filled  his 
consciousness.  Adair, 
this kingdom is yours. Make her bow, make her bleed and pay for what she
has done
.”  He closed his eyes for a
beat, digging his fingernails into his flesh. 
Why  do 
you  wait?  You 
know  what  you 
want.  What  you 
have always  wanted
.”   Images 
were  thrown  at 
him;  so  quick 
and enthralling, it swept his breath away. The inky crown, embedded
with  roses  and 
thorns,  laid  delicately 
on  top  of 
her  ebony  hair. Memphis 
Carter,  the  once 
commander  of  the 
Black  Dawn Rebellion,  bowed, 
pleading  for  his 
life  as  Adair 
smirked.  His darkness  whisked 
away  any  trace 
of  rebellion.  Emory 
was  by  his side as they watched the world continue
to burn, until it was only them. Always, for 
them.
Adair  snarled,  then 
said,  “Leave  me 
alone.  Please.”   Their snickers
bounced around him, their whispers tugging at his heart. “Do  not  falter 
now,  our  Dark 
King.  You  have 
come  so  far, 
achieved  so much. The binds your
father tried to keep you in, you broke. The Academy kept you in, you turned it
to ash. We are a team. We know the desires of your  soul, 
how  you  revel  in  watching 
the  world  shudder 
in  your  reign. You have always been more. A reckoning
force that no one can stop. Can never stop.” 
He became still, his muscles taut. Opening his eyes, his
gaze fell  a  thousand 
miles  away,  to 
where  the  Academy 
had  stood. Where a boy that once
wanted to explore the world and not shackle it had lived. He knew both were
dead now. Ice coursed through his body, spreading through his core faster than
he could register. His pulse 
slowed,  the  roaring 
emotions  he  felt 
slowing  as  well. Darkness  encased 
him,  pulling  him 
down,  down,   down. 
Locking him  away,  roaring, 
snarling,  and  clawing 
at  him.  A 
slow  exhale escaped  from 
between  his  dry 
lips,  and  as 
he  stood,  every movement was precise, a predatory
grace. Flicking his gaze below him 
once  more,  and 
instead  of  the 
dark  beauty  that 
he  was  met with earlier, the world around him was
bleeding. Dark, black blood gushed 
from  the  mountainside, 
thickly  caking  the 
field  and  the Ruined 
City.  Echoes  of 
screams  filled  the 
air,  and  Adair 
was transported, reminded of his bloodshed, of his control and power. “Do not disappoint us, our King.”
The  corners  of  his 
lips  tugged  upward 
as  he  whispered 
to the wind, “I won’t.”
Inside  he  screamed, 
ripping  at  his 
mind,  battering  against the 
iron  wall,  only 
to  be  drowned 
entirely  by  it. 
He  turned smoothly, walking back
into his world, each step anchoring him to his intentions.  Make
them bow and make them pay
. Make  her  pay. 
He didn’t  look  as 
he  stepped  off 
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