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Monday, June 25, 2018

Blog Tour- THE LIFE AND DEATH PARADE by Eliza Wass With an Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour  LIFE AND DEATH PARADE by Eliza Wass! 

I have an excerpt to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of THE LIFE AND DEATH PARADE? Check it out!

Author: Eliza Wass
Pub. Date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 256
Find it: AmazonB&NiBooks, TBDGoodreads
One year ago, Kitty's boyfriend Nikki Bramley visited a psychic who told him he had no future. Now, he's dead.

With the Bramley family grieving in separate corners of their home, Kitty sets out to find the psychic who read Nikki his fate. Instead she finds Roan, an enigmatic boy posing as a medium who belongs to the Life and Death Parade--a group of supposed charlatans that explore, and exploit, the thin veil between this world and the next. A group whose members include the psychic... and Kitty's late mother.

Desperate to learn more about the group and their connection to Nikki, Kitty convinces Roan to return to the Bramley house with her and secures a position for him within the household. Roan quickly ingratiates himself with the Bramleys, and soon enough it seems like everyone is ready to move on. Kitty, however, increasingly suspects Roan knows more about Nikki than he's letting on. And when they finally locate the Life and Death Parade, and the psychic who made that fateful prophecy to Nikki, Kitty uncovers a secret about Roan that changes everything.

From rising star Eliza Wass comes a sophisticated, mesmerizing meditation on the depths of grief and the magic of faith. After all, it only works if you believe it.

Now on to the excerpt!

I started carting Mum’s book around with me, studying the saints, thinking about what I’d ask for, if I had the faith to ask for anything. I was perusing it one wet afternoon in the library when Roan caught my eye.
He was sitting in Nikki’s chair, with his feet crossed over Nikki’s footrest--just the way Nikki sat--like some insidious form of chameleon. Macklin was on a chair just beside him, and Holiday was on her belly on the floor, wearing five or six necklaces in homage to her leader.
“Do you know what would be really nice right now?” Roan said. “A cup of English tea. Macklin would you get some for me. Holiday can help.”
Macklin was the last person I ever expected to see taking orders but he shut his book and stood up, stretching.
“Macklin.” I stiffened. “You don’t have to do what he says. “Macklin rubbed the back of his neck. “Don’t you want tea?” He helped Holiday up, and they both went off together.
I sat up, itchy under my skin. “I don’t understand why everyone does everything you want.”
“And why they don’t do the same for you?” He turned the page of an illustrated copy of Dante’s Inferno. “Because you never ask for it. You as for nothing, so that’s what you get.” He scanned the drawing, then met my eyes. “You could have everything you want if you would just ask.”
I glared at him. “I want t know where this bloody group is.”
“They should be here soon.” He looked out the window, as if it might be written in the sky. “But that’s not what you really want, is it?” He elbowed himself up.
“I want you to leave.”
He scoffed. “You don’t like me.”
“Oh, I absolutely adore you. I just don’t trust you.”
He sighed, ran his fingers through his lank hair. “Ask. Ask for anything you want.”

“All right, then.” My lungs expanded on a breath. My voice was stone cold. “I want Nikki back.”

About Eliza:
Eliza Wass is an author, journalist and the wife of the late musician Alan Wass. Her debut novel, The Cresswell Plot, was published in 2016 to critical acclaim by Disney-Hyperion. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, Grazia, NME, Shortlist and THE FALL.
Her second book with Disney-Hyperion, The Life and Death Parade, will be published in June 2018.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LIFE AND DEATH PARADE,US Only.
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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
6/18/2018- A Dream Within A DreamReview
6/19/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
6/20/2018- Lisa Loves LiteratureReview
6/21/2018- Novel NoviceGuest Post
6/22/2018- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderExcerpt

Week Two:
6/25/2018- Two Chicks on BooksReview
6/26/2018- Savings in SecondsReview
6/27/2018- Such A Novel IdeaReview
6/28/2018- BookHounds YA- Interview
6/29/2018- Book-KeepingReview

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