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The Cursed Key by Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton - Book Tour + Giveaway



The Cursed Key
Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton
(The Cursed Key Trilogy #1)
Published by: Evershade Publishing
Publication date: January 14th 2020
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy

A forgotten past, a dark mage, and an unyielding curse.
Another team beat free-spirited archaeologist Olivia Perez to the dig of a lifetime, and now she’s left with the choice to wait for scraps or brave a dangerous, dusty tomb in hopes of finding other priceless artifacts. Her reward? A mysterious key she has no idea is cursed. Soon, Olivia realizes she’s brought home more than just an ancient rarity.
Malevolent visions begin to plague her. Unnerved by what they reveal, she casts away the key…unknowingly placing it into the waiting hands of a dark mage bent on destruction. Only when a shifter agent from the Paranormal Intelligence and Tracking Organization arrives searching for the key does Olivia realize what a huge mistake she’s made.
Forced to team up with the ill-tempered shifter, her journey to reclaim the cursed key leads down a twisting path of dark histories, dangerous magic, and deadly obstacles. But Olivia’s efforts to take back the ancient relic before the dark mage can destroy the lives of humans, shifters, witches, and fae alike are thwarted by her own dark past…and a price steeper than what she’s willing to pay.
Fans of Tomb Raider and Ilona Andrews will love the blend of urban fantasy, magical adventure, and paranormal romance in THE CURSED KEY from Miranda Brock and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton!

Excerpt
Crossing his arms, the muscles banding his arm straining against his shirt, he glowered. "You let this man get away with the key?"
"I didn't let him. He took it, then attacked me."
"After you buried it."
I didn't appreciate the accusing tone. Admittedly, looking back it was probably a foolish thing to do. The key had brought those horrible visions, though, and at the time I had not seen any other option. I glared right back up at the man and crossed my own arms. I wondered if he noticed I kept my knife blade pointed in his direction.
"Who are you?" I asked. "Why do you want my key?"
"Your key?"
I hadn't realized I had called it mine. True, I had found it and whatever danger it had brought into my life, I couldn't help but feel it had been meant to stay in my possession. "Yes. My key."
The man studied me for a minute. He lifted his hand. "I'm Kael Rivera. I work for PITO."
I waited for him to elaborate. No dice.
"Never heard of it," I said.
"The Paranormal Intelligence and Tracking Organization."
I couldn't stop the laugh that came. It sounded made up. His scowl deepened. "I'm sorry. The what organization? Come on."
He didn't repeat himself. Instead, he started pacing. A deep growl rolled through his wide chest. He mumbled as he opened and closed his hands. Then, he suddenly whirled to face me. I brought my knife up in a knee-jerk reaction, ready for an attack.
"I have to find the man who took the key from you. Or rather, found it after you buried it." His eyebrows lowered, and he shook his head. "I have to get it back." He jabbed a finger at me. "And you're going to help me."
I really had no desire to see that strange man again. There was something dangerous about that ancient person. Still, I knew I would go with this man. Not because I trusted him. Far from it. If anything, I just wanted to figure out what this guy, Kael, knew about all of this. And above all, I knew I had to get the key back.
The power within me seemed to purr in agreement.
Besides, it seemed there was something dangerous about me, too.


Author Bio:
New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance for Harlequin, Baste Lübbe, and Evershade. A book addict, registered bone marrow donor, and indian food enthusiast, she often takes to fictional worlds to see what perilous situations her characters will find themselves in next.
Represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA, Rebecca has been published internationally, in three languages: English, German, and Hungarian.
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From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn't live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around, do tell her.) Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel, Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever she gets a chance.

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