Welcome to the blog tour for INIMICAL, the third book in the young adult paranormal romance series, The Circuit Fae, by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Series: The Circuit Fae #3
Author: Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Publisher: Monster House Books
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
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Being a fairy princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you have to choose between saving your people…And killing your girlfriend. Oh, and let’s not forget having to pass summer school, too.
Talk about a hot mess.
First, there’s Rouen, princess of the dark Fae, goth-rock star Euphoria, and soon-to-be senior at Richmond Elite High. Her world is all things ice, snow, and death. And that death will include her own people unless she can defeat her evil father in a Battle of Wits and War and seize the throne. Trouble is, taking the throne is a death sentence for the princess of the fair Fae. In other words, a quick death for Syl, Rouen’s girlfriend.
And that’s so not good.
Second, there’s Syl, princess of the fair Fae, geek girl mathlete, and also an incoming senior. Things aren’t any easier for her. Syl must save her people by battling her old nemesis, the fair Fae prince, and the same rules apply: taking the throne means a death sentence for the other court’s princess, Rouen.
Even worse, Syl and Rouen’s enemies have figured out they’re a couple. Now, both Rouen’s father and Syl’s archenemy are teaming up to ensure neither of them makes it till Midsummer’s Day never mind to the fall semester.
Looks like passing summer school is the least of their worries.
This excerpt is from Rouen’s POV. Knowing Syl’s stressed about the two of them having to kill each other to become queens of their opposing Faerie courts, Rouen agrees to use her dark Fae powers to cause a freak snowstorm to get them out of class.
I stretch my fingers, readying my personal magic, my gramarye. Using it will be tougher without my violin to act as a magical focus, but it’s nothing I can’t handle. “Ready, princess?”
“For what?” she asks, her summer storm-grey eyes glinting. She senses my mischief down the bond, and excitement flushes through her body.
Feeling what she feels, I’m suddenly warm in all the right places. “For this.” I call upon the Winter in my blood, my fingers weaving in the air. A rush of dark power swells inside me, a winter storm building… I exhale, and my breath comes out frosty.
Immediately, the temperature drops. Above, the clouds swirl into a thicker silvery-grey. The balmy spring morning turns crisp. Tiny snowflakes crystallize in the air, and a few spring puddles glaze over with ice. In the falling cold, the sky opens up, spilling out heavy, wet snow. It spirals down around us, cloaking us, muffling the world.
“Ooooh….” Syl’s smile breaks wider across her face as the world turns white and wintry. “Oh, Roue.”
Already inside, I can hear people scrambling—students, teachers, administrators—everyone rushing to the windows to check out the freak May snowstorm. My Fae hearing picks up shouts of glee and whoops of joy, calls placed to the principal’s office. I hear the decision as it comes down.
The rest of the school day’s canceled.
This is just a taste of what I can do as princess. Imagine what I could do as queen.
I fold my arms across my chest, smirking at a job well done. “How does an early dismissal sound?”
“Yes!” Syl hurtles into my arms, exuberant and warm, her body pressing against mine in a way that makes me instantly hot where I was cold. I’m captured by her grey eyes.
I can barely breathe, can’t speak at all.
“Well…there are better things we could be doing with our mouths,” Syl sends, blushing furiously. She leans in, gently brushing her nose against mine.
Desire, electric and gripping, coils in my belly.
That simple touch is everything to me. Usually, I take the lead in our makeout sessions, but this time, Syl’s hands tangle into my black hair, lips brushing mine, her breath warm on my face, that electric need coursing through every inch of my body.
I pull her closer. “Happy snow day, princess.”
Syl kisses me, her lips soft and sweet against mine. I melt into our embrace, my chill body basking in her warmth, drawn in by her intoxicating scent, vanilla and sunshine and musk. I nip her bottom lip, and she gives a breathy little sigh that nearly brings me to my knees.
I would do anything for this girl. Even give up my crown.
I love her dearly, and I put all that love into my kiss.
The snow swirls around us, eddying in little dervishes like we’re in our own perfect snow globe. Our own perfect world where not even Fair Faerie or Dark Faerie—and certainly not any nightmare—can touch us.
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About the Author
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.
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