Monday, September 14, 2015

The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall (Magic and Machinery #2) by Jon Messenger Blog Tour (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Hey readers! Ethan here with you all on this awesome Monday with a fun post I'm so excited to share! Today I am the featured stop on the blog tour for The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall by one of my favorite authors, Jon Messenger! Today's post will feature an excerpt and a fun giveaway! Don't miss out! Here we go:

Blood Thief of Whitten Hall
A Magic and Machinery Novel, Book 2
By Jon Messenger
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Genre: Adult, Steampunk, Action/Adventure, Paranormal, Mystery
Tour Dates: September 7th - 18th
This is a Crimson Tree Publishing Title

In a world of science, magic is an abomination, but not the vile creation Royal Inquisitor Simon Whitlock once believed it to be. Accompanied by his apothecary companion, Luthor Strong, and Matilda Hawke, a werewolf, they return to the capital of Callifax, eager to convalesce after their last adventure.
Their peace is short-lived, however, as they are quickly sent on another mission. It seems the iron mines of Whitten Hall have ceased their production, no longer sending its ore to the crown. The Ministry of Trade has sent inquiries, but its representatives have all fled from the train ride to the distal outpost. It seems a vampire stalks the trains in and out of Whitten Hall, a vampire that will reveal the secret of the iron mine and the darkness that resides within.

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Jon Messenger (Born in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing  Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through multiple combat and humanitarian deployments.


“Good morning, Simon. I see my assassins have failed to kill you once more.”

“Come off it, Luthor. You can't still be mad about that Haversham business. That was weeks ago.”

Luthor folded the paper and dropped it unceremoniously onto the table. The diminutive man stared at his mentor with evident irritation, the muttonchops covering each cheek rising and falling as he ground his teeth in frustration. "You abandoned me to my own devices with a demon. Yes, I’m still mad about Haversham."

“I came back,” Simon retorted.

A creak of the wooden staircase interrupted the start of a familiar debate. Both men turned as Mattie walked down the staircase, still dressed in her pajamas with a bathrobe cinched across her waist. Her red hair was still damp from her bath and hung in ringlets over her shoulders.

“Morning, you two,” she said as she walked into the sitting room. “Still arguing about Haversham, are you?” “He used me as bait,” Luthor complained. “Even you have to admit that’s absurd behavior for a Royal Inquisitor.” “I have to admit no such thing,” Mattie said matter-of-factly as she leaned forward and kissed Simon on the cheek. 

“Morning, Simon.” 

“Morning, Matilda. A pleasure as always.”

She walked around the table and leaned forward, kissing Luthor passionately on the lips. The apothecary flushed scarlet and gently pulled away from the redhead.

“Mattie, that’s not really appropriate etiquette in front of a guest.”

She grasped his chin, turning his face toward her. “Then you’re lucky I’m not a right and proper lady. Need I remind you that I’m an uncouth and uncivilized tundra werewolf? Nothing in that says that I can’t kiss the man courting me in front of an Inquisitor who, by the way, has seen far more disturbing things than two people being affectionate toward one another.”

~Select Other Books By Jon Messenger~

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There you have it, my stop on the blog tour for The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall by Jon Messenger! This post was so fun to format. Special shout out to the author and my friends at Crimson Tree Publishing for allowing me to participate, they rock my socks off! Don't forget to add this one to your TBR! Until next time, Happy Reading!


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