Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: The Nefarious Series by Lucille Moncrief @moncriefelle @GoddessFish



The Nefarious Series

by Lucille Moncrief

GENRE:  Dark Fantasy, Steampunk  (erotica elements)



BLURB:

A captured mermaid, two vampire hives on the brink of war, and a bored, sadistic king weave a tale of forbidden love in this spin-off from Moncrief’s Nefarious series.

Follow Hannibal Steele, chief alchemist of the Scion Hive, as he races against the clock to produce the coveted Bone Elixir. Will he finish the elixir in time before the Great King Abaddon murders Hannibal’s love, Emmeline, princess of the rival Minoa Hive?

Find out in this thrilling, fast-paced tale set in a steampunk world, where the sea rises in anger at the capture of her princess, wolves howl within the hoary swirls of a white potion, and mermaids join forces with a lonely alchemist in the foggy Georgia night.



Nefarious Volume One: A Dark and Erotic Tale

Penny Dreadful meets Fifty Shades

Book 1 of 6 of Lucille Moncrief’s the Nefarious Series

Talcott Henderson, dead for over one hundred years old, wants to live again. Enslaved and abused, he longs to destroy his maker and return to the world of the living. But first, he must replace himself with someone else. Armed with only a silver tongue and a fuzzy sense of right and wrong, he sets his sights on Elyse Delafayette, a lonely melancholic. But Samuel Quartermaine, a vampire hunter with a dark past of his own, bears a grudge against Talcott's maker, and stalks Talcott from the shadows of the cemetery walls.

Will Talcott succeed in convincing Elyse to join the ranks of the undead before Samuel can stop him?


Fans of Dracula, steampunk, and gaslight fantasy will love this collection of dark and lurid tales. If you're tired of sparkly vampires and sickly-sweet romances, sink your fangs into the Nefarious Series and get a bigger bite out of the vampire world.



Nefarious Volume Two: Honor the Suffering

Genre: Steampunk/Gaslamp Dark Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Alternative History/Horror

Blurb:

While the bombs rain overhead, Talcott Henderson and a group of fellow soldiers huddle in the cratered ground beneath the German front lines. Through the never-ending din of enemy fire, the voracious, blood-soaked machine of war haunts Talcott. Memories claw at him; kill or be killed, eat or be eaten. In the bowels of the earth a specter appears and offers him an eternal life free of guilt.

But what is the cost of an unmarred soul?


If you like dark and gritty tales, war stories and the supernatural, you'll love this installment of the authoress Moncrief's Nefarious series. Grab your copy today, travel through time, and escape into a breathtaking new world!




Nefarious Volume Three: The World is Our Exile

Can evil consume innocence?

Can the one who walks the line between both save it?

Elyse Delafayette, innocent yet darkly cynical, continues a naive flirtation with evil incarnate. Although goodness pursues her, she rebukes him. Although he seems sincere, she fears he is not.

Samuel Quartermaine, embodying darkness and light, races against time to save her from the clutches of the undead.

Will she let him love her?

If you are sick of sparkly vampires and love sarcastic heroines, brooding, secretive heroes, and exploring the stark contrast between good and evil, you will love this story. Get your copy now to experience a sensual, thrilling ride into vivid new world!





Nefarious Volume Four: The Dirigible Airship Disaster

Penny Dreadful meets Fifty Shades

Described as “captivating,” and “hauntingly beautiful,” the Nefarious series is a sophisticated, enthralling, and well-written tale of intrigue and devious desires. Set in a lurid, southern gothic world, follow the undead Talcott Henderson as he engages in a battle of wits with his intended, Elyse Delafayette.

But wait, what’s this? Half-ling dhamphyrs armed with hawthorn stakes, an energy-witch coven torn apart by infighting, and a corpse-like, ancient vampire king with an agenda of his own?

Enhanced with custom illustrations, this fast-paced steampunk series will leave you on the edge of your seat and hungry for more. If you are sick and tired of wimpy vampires and the flood of terrible books on the romance market, grab your copy today of the Nefarious series and relearn what a true escape into fiction is all about.





Nefarious Volume 4.5: The Heads That Rolled


Fans of Trueblood and all things dark and steampunk will fall in love with Lucille Moncrief's Nefarious Series.

In the fifth installment of this newest generation of vampire lore, go back in time to the savage heights of the French Revolution. Heads will roll as the story follows the series' anti-hero, Samuel Quartermaine, as he falls victim to the family curse and his father's betrayal.


Book 4.5 is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading long into the night . . . With the lights on, of course.



Excerpt:

Nefarious Volume Three: The World is Our Exile


The world had melted away to nothing, and the stop outside the back courtyard of her house jarred my bones, like being dropped from la fee verte’s wings.

Elyse pulled away from me, already on the ground and opening the gate before the wheels even stopped turning. I blinked hard, paid the driver and followed her inside, slow, deliberate, the fangs in my mouth aching. She reached the top of the stairs, searching for a key in her reticule, the house dark and empty and looming above. I wanted to make the screams of her pleasure echo throughout its cavernous halls.

I met her at the door as she put the skeleton key in the lock. The gears clicked. I opened the door and she hurried inside and went into the kitchen with me close behind.

“Sorbet’s in the ice box.” She disappeared around a dark corner and ascended a servants’ stairwell. “I’ll be right down,” she called.

I refused to wait. I set down the pikestaff, took off my boots and placed them at the bottom of the dark stairs. Thunder rumbled, and I began the pursuit.

Lightning flashed through a stained rose window and bathed the corridor in an eerie, colorful prism. My feet fell silent on the steps and I could feel her excitement and anxiety through the air, lingering like the smoke of a distant fire. The old wood lathe smelled like baking sawdust in the stuffy, narrow corridor, mixing with the ghost of her perfume. I reached the third floor and opened the door, silent as the rain now falling. Wind blew through the curtains covering the balcony and billowed through the open French doors. I crept into her room.

She stood in front of a vanity, her clothes in a pool at her feet. She spun around at my entry, her eyes wide and flashing like the lightning outside. Her arms were crossed over her breasts. She wore nothing but patterned, silk stockings that stopped just above the knee. Her lips parted and breath came quick. I could almost smell the blood pounding through her.

I shut the door, bringing the hunt to a close. I needed her. I needed her then or I was going to disintegrate into dust.

Thunder rumbled and the rain began a percussive deluge against the roof tiles as I crossed the room, rolling in taciturn as the valley fog, holding her gaze in mine. The heat from her body and quickened breath formed a palpable aura around her, piquant and dizzying. She pressed into the edge of the vanity as I towered over her. The mirror rattled, bottles of rouge clattered to the floor, and lightning cracked as I wrapped my hand around her neck, her hair in my fingers. I held her tight, and pulled her arms away.

“You’re so pretty. I just want to look at you,” I said.





AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lucille Moncrief, authoress of the steampunk and gaslight vampire series, Nefarious, was clearly a stodgy old librarian in a past life. She loves poring over history books and binge-watching PBS's Secrets Of series.

Join her mailing list by downloading the free book, Hannibal Steele and the Bone Elixir:

https://dl.bookfunnel.com/9pmdoroswd

When Ms. Moncrief is not yelling at the kids to get off her lawn, you can find her staring out her window pretending to be pensive. She's usually in a good mood and readily accepts follows and friend requests to her Facebook page.

To contact the authoress Moncrief and for more information on upcoming and past releases, please visit her website, www.moncriefs.net.





Buy Information:  ONLY Book 4.5 is $0.99 during the tour.

Books 1 – 4 are all available for sale on Amazon.

Book 4.5 is up for pre-order and will release on Oct. 25.

Books 1-3 are available in a boxset at this link on Amazon

All of the books are in KU except for the prequel, Hannibal Steele and the Bone Elixir. It is free on Bookfunnel


Book One: Amazon

Book Two: Amazon

Book Three: Amazon

Book Four: Amazon

Pre-Order Book 4.5: Amazon



Giveaway:

US ONLY signed paperback copy of Book 4.5 and a poster of the series (The series is illustrated)




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2 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you for featuring my series! Have a happy Halloween everyone!

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