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Queen to Ashes by Mallory McCartney - Book Tour + Giveaway



I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the QUEEN
TO ASHES by Mallory McCartney Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my
post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the book:

Title: QUEEN TO ASHES (Black Dawn #2)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: April 21, 2020
Publisher: MM Books

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 350
Read for FREE with KU!


"You lived your entire life feeling like
half of you was missing. Fight for the missing part. Fight for this."


Emory Fae has abandoned everything she thought
she knew about her previous life on Earth. Stepping up to her role as Queen of
Kiero she makes a startling sacrifice- feigning her allegiances to Adair
Stratton, the man who murdered her parents and casted Kiero into ruin. Emory's
memories slowly piece together, and she soon realizes the Mad King may not be
all he seems-- and the man who was once best friend, may be fighting beneath
the surface.


With the King's attention on her, can she buy
Black Dawn Rebellion enough time to recuperate their forces? And when the times
comes, will she be able to kill Adair, ending his tyranny and rising herself as
the rightful Queen? Fighting to hide her secret, Emory navigates the brutal
trials of the Mad King, trying not to lose herself in the process.


Sequel to Heir of Lies, now a bestselling
series, the sparks are ignited, as Emory learns the cost of freedom, and her
heritage. Will the rebels unite in time? A sinister force has spread across the
land, stripping everyone bare- their betrayals, their secrets, their
intentions. But above all, what will their decisions cost? By refusing to give
in to the darkness, will Emory rise as Queen?

Excerpt
His mind was spinning. Reeling with the possibilities, with his mistakes; his surroundings a blur. The voices were quiet, like the calm before the storm; always looking to drag him back down in their grasp. Quickly finding his way back to his room, he threw the door open and strode across the space.  Adair took the old weathered book from his cloak and slammed it on his desk. The room dropped several degrees, and it took all his restraint to not scream as he snapped, “Explain. This. Now.” With an unseen wind, the cover flipped open, flying back and forth as thick blackness oozed from the yellow pages, voices cackling from within. Shadows encircled him, semi-visible in the half light as the tang of magic filled his soul. “Our King, what could there possibly be to explain?” He hissed through his teeth. “This changes everything. You swore that if I fulfilled what you wanted, I would conquer this world. Now…” I lost my soul. I lost everything. “Now the Fae girl saunters in and casually tells me not only that she escaped me six years ago, but escaped to another world? And the man who was the key to this is dead!” He was yelling now as he continued, “Were you aware of this information?” A hushed silence followed before the silky voices cooed, “You are following your destiny as you should. Train Emory. Make her suffer and then make her yield. The Rebellion will show their hand for that. We cannot answer what you wish, but you are playing your role beautifully, Adair.” Treacherous lying creatures. Before they could say anything more, he tossed the book across the room, their presence disappearing as fast as they came.  Riddles, always riddles.  Even as a teenager, their voices had called to him, promising him a life he could have never imagined. They told him beautiful and terrible things, and he wanted it all: So he took it. Their poison flooded in his bloodstream, clouding his heart. His mind. Making him hardly human.  Six years following their instructions, death and destruction was all that was left in his wake on the climb to be King. He had built an almost indestructible army, including hundreds of dabarnes, and had allowed these demons to play him for their pawn. Adair never questioned the lust for power overshadowing everything else. He had unlocked that part of himself as well, and he loved it.  Running his hand over the smooth edge of the desk, he tried desperately to sort out his thoughts. But all he could think about was her.  Pacing now, each step fueled his rage. He should have known, should have seen it years ago. Of course, Carter would try to manipulate Emory. Try to cage her. As for Brokk... Through a thousand possibilities, he had never foreseen that an orphan mutt would possess such raw power, that Brokk would be the one to stand in between him having Emory.  

About Book 1:
Title: HEIR OF LIES (Black Dawn #1)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: April 21, 2020
Publisher: MM Books
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 397
Read for FREE with KU!


“Hope was a dangerous
thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild
daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you
thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw and exposed
for the world.”


Emory Fae has only
known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those who have special
abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their
dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and
feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his
future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to
doubt The Academy is all it seems.


An unexpected visit
ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas
Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero.
Notorious for their pirating and wrath, for the first time in years, they
demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty. Caught in the
middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk
and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth.


Their world is tipped
upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the
throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life
changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within?

But, Adair’s decision
will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible
destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir.


Heir of Lies is the
first book in the bestselling Black Dawn series.


The Black Dawn series is re- releasing and “Heir
of Lies” (book one) is coming April 21 2020! This edition will have an
exclusive map and bonus content!


About Mallory:




Mallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds
Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.




Giveaway Details:

One lucky winner will receive a $10
Amazon Gift Card, International.




Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/20/2020


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4/21/2020


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4/22/2020


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4/23/2020


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4/24/2020


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Week Two:

4/27/2020


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4/28/2020


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4/28/2020


Review

4/29/2020


Review

4/30/2020


Review

5/1/2020


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Week Three:

5/4/2020


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5/5/2020


Review

5/6/2020


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5/7/2020


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5/8/2020


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Week Four:

5/11/2020


Review

5/12/2020


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5/13/2020


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5/14/2020


Review

5/15/2020


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