Nov 12, 2014

Welcome to the BOOK TOUR LAUNCH for Arcana by Jessica Leak

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Welcome to the BOOK TOUR LAUNCH for
Arcana 
by Jessica Leak

to be released November 18th



More About Arcana and Jessica Leake

What is your motivation behind this book? Why did you want to write it? 
I have always loved historical romance, but everything I write seems to have some element of fantasy, so it was natural for me to blend all three.


What do you hope readers take with them when they read your book? 
I want this to be one of the unputdownables--an absolute joy to read with captivating characters, magic, and romance that keeps the reader up late into the night.

Do you have a favorite scene?
I hope it's not giving too much away, but my favorite scene is when Katherine finally gets a glimpse of her mother's realm.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods... or a favorite hobby? 
Before I made writing my career, I was a psychotherapist in a psychiatric hospital. Writing was already a big part of my life, and I found a background in psychology is wonderful for characterization! I'm also a stay-at-home mom to three little ones, all preschool age and younger.




Arcana

by Jessica Leake

Adult Historical Fantasy
Hardcover, 288 pages
November 18th 2014 by Talos

Amid the sumptuous backdrop of the London Season in 1905, headstrong Katherine Sinclair must join the ranks of debutantes vying for suitors. Unfortunately for Katherine, she cannot imagine anything more loathsome – or dangerous. Through her late mother’s enchanted journal, Katherine receives warning to keep hidden her otherworldly ability to perform Arcana, a magic fueled by the power of the sun. The machinations of the fashionably elite are a constant threat, but worse still are those who covet Katherine’s Arcana, seeking the power of her birthright. They could be hiding behind the façade of every suitor, even the darkly handsome Earl of Thornewood. With so much danger and suspicion, can she give her heart to the one who captivates her, or is he just another after her power?

Lucy reaches out and touches the cover gently, a look of wonder on her face, as if she’s touching our mother’s skin instead of a journal. “What does it say?” she asks.

“It only reveals a page at a time, so it may not say anything,” I warn as I open it. For an instant, the light shines as brightly as the sun reflecting off water and then it fades away.

My mother’s familiar script appears, and Lucy and Robert crowd closer to me to see.

My dearest Katherine,

When I realized I would never recover from the strange disease taking over my body, I knew I had to find a way to reach out to my children even when I was no longer with them. You were so young I never had the chance to explain some of my abilities. One of them is the gift of premonition, though it is by no means exact. I see so many versions of the future, it’s difficult to determine which will actually come to pass. But I feel I must warn you of the most dangerous scenario.

There is a brotherhood of both men and women who have their own power. Instead of arcana derived from the sun as we use, they wield the power of knowledge and societal influence. You may think this is nothing compared to what we can do, but always remember, we live in their world and follow their rules.


Your father and I sheltered you from so many things, and maybe we were wrong to do so, but I hope you will take my warning of this brotherhood seriously. They call themselves The Order of the Eternal Sun, and I am afraid to think of what they might do if any of them discovered who you really were. Don’t underestimate their power and influence.


There were whispers of a certain ability some of the members possessed that allowed them to steal away our energy. We have never


been able to determine what it is they do with our power, but it is a dark art, one which should be avoided at all costs.

I very much doubt I need to do so, but as your mother, I feel I must caution you about the use of your arcana while in London. Any use is a danger to you as it draws upon your own energy, but in the bosom of society, you have the added worry of unfriendly eyes discovering the truth.


Remember this, my darling. Be cautious of gentlemen and ladies alike.

With much love,

Mama
Or, would you like a special personalized/autographed copy of Arcana? You can purchase one from Fiction Addiction HERE.

About Jessica Leake
I’m a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (two toddlers and a newborn, in fact, so I think you can begin to see why my blog may be a bit neglected) and author of Arcana: A Novel (Skyhorse/Talos, November 4, 2014), my debut historical fantasy with a heavy dose of romance. I have a particular obsession with blending different genres, but almost everything I write has an element of fantasy and romance. I’ve been in love with historical England ever since my first literary crush: Mr. Darcy (I can’t even count the number of times I watched Pride & Prejudice–the A&E version, of course!!) I’m represented by the fabulous Brianne Johnson of Writers House, and I live in Greenville, SC.

Before I was a writer, I worked as a psychotherapist. I spent several years working at a psychiatric hospital in Birmingham, AL, but after my husband graduated as a pharmacist, we moved back to Greenville. I claim Greenville as my hometown now since I spent most of my childhood here, and I’m a proud alumna of St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Winthrop University.





Tour-Wide Giveaway

- $25 Amazon gift card & personalized hardcover of Arcana (INT)
- Two personalized hardcovers of Arcana + swag (US only)
- One ebook of Arcana (INT - Mobi or Epub)
Ends November 23rd





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