BOOK BLAST: This Rumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

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Title: The Crumbling Pageant (Volume One of the Fury Triad Series)
Author: Patricia Burroughs
Publisher: Story Spring Publishing
Pages: 607
Genre: Dark Young Adult Fantasy

The people of Ordinary England are unaware of a hidden magical England
existing alongside--the world of the Magi. Their cathedrals are temples to the
old gods. They are ruled not by poor mad George, but by the ailing King
Pellinore of the House of Pendragon. The wars of the Magi, however, are no less

 The Furys are known for their extraordinary music, their powerful magic,
and their historic role as kingmakers. But the Furys have their secrets as
well, none so dangerous as the Dark daughter whose Shadow magic spills from her
unchecked. Unless Persephone Fury's powers are concealed, she's marked as a
target for those who would use and abuse her power.

But these are desperate times, and this frightening daughter must make a good
marriage. On the night of her debut, her world crumbles around her when she is
abducted from the man she loves by the man she most loathes.

 Evil powers circle, calling her to the destiny foretold at the moment of

her birth, drawing her to the source of her power, to the one place she can
finally be free. That can only happen, though, if she embraces the Dark magic
within her.

 Persephone is ruthless, devious, and clever, but when confronted with
the truth, she must make horrifying choices. Can she defy destiny and seize her
own fate?              

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Book Excerpt:

Inside this rustic cottage she heard nothing but—


Her heart stopped.

She was not alone.

Whoever was with her was as still and watchful as she. Her fingers longed to
flex in defence, but she kept them still. Was it someone she could overcome?
With her magic tingling in her veins and her rage at what had been perpetrated
upon her, she knew she could. She could overcome anyone who dared stand in her

She allowed her eyes to open completely and, after a moment, saw beyond the
feeble light from the small window and into the gloom of the dark corner.
Another blink, and shape emerged. Long legs stretched forward. Elbows were
planted on the arms of a chair. Long, pale fingers steepled and glittering
black eyes stared over them at her. A predator, watching. Waiting.

She shot up, the pain in her right shoulder tearing through her. “How dare

His wand flicked out, aimed at her heart, though beyond the movement of that
one agile hand, the rest of his body remained as still and dangerously relaxed
as before. “Quite easily,” he purred.

Her purple gown, once a source of horror and then of wondrous pride, now was
ripped open with a bandage and too much skin showing beneath it. She covered
herself with both hands, enraged. “What sort of blackguard watches a young lady
sleep?” she demanded, her heart pounding. “And… and…” She found herself unable
to voice her shock and alarm at being faced with a wand again, much less the
sort of man who would possess one.

A shudder of revulsion rippled through her.

“I’ve not been watching you sleep. I’ve been watching you awaken.” The wand
twitched. “Consider carefully any move you make, because if I even suspect that
you are about to attack me again, you will be chastened. Again.”

Chastened? Was that what he called it?

His voice was silky and menacing in the gloom. “Unless you’d like a wound in
your left shoulder to match that on your right?”

She drew back in fear, despite herself.

“Ah, so we have an understanding.”

He twirled his wand through his slender, nimble fingers and then back into
his palm again.

About the Author

Patricia Burroughs had insomnia throughout her entire teen years. This meant she read
books in the middle of the night, and slept during class in the middle of the
day. Unless, of course, she was hiding a novel inside a physics textbook. Who
needed physics? She believed in magic. Eventually she turned her propensity for
daydreaming and scheming into storytelling, which manifested in award-winning
screenplays and books. She still can’t sleep at night, but now it’s her own
characters keeping her awake.

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Giveaway Details:

Patricia is giving away a $25 Amazon
Gift Card!

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  • This giveaway begins November 2 and ends November 2.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on November 3.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
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