Monday, November 5, 2018

Read an exclusive excerpt from The Nefarious Series by Lucille Moncrief

Welcome to the excerpt tour for the Nefarious series by Lucille Moncrief. I have an exclusive excerpt for you today, plus there's a great giveaway at the end. You can read more about the book series and download your own copies. The first book is on sale for just 99 cents during the tour, so you can't go wrong! Leave Lucille comments and questions and then visit the rest of the tour for even more excerpts and opportunities to enter the giveaway!

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The Nefarious Series

A captured mermaid, two vampire hives on the brink of war, and a bored, sadistic king weave a tale of forbidden love in this spin-off from Moncrief’s Nefarious series.

Follow Hannibal Steele, chief alchemist of the Scion Hive, as he races against the clock to produce the coveted Bone Elixir. Will he finish the elixir in time before the Great King Abaddon murders Hannibal’s love, Emmeline, princess of the rival Minoa Hive?

Find out in this thrilling, fast-paced tale set in a steampunk world, where the sea rises in anger at the capture of her princess, wolves howl within the hoary swirls of a white potion, and mermaids join forces with a lonely alchemist in the foggy Georgia night.

Nefarious Volume One: A Dark and Erotic Tale

Penny Dreadful meets Fifty Shades

Book 1 of 6 of Lucille Moncrief’s the Nefarious Series

Talcott Henderson, dead for over one hundred years old, wants to live again. Enslaved and abused, he longs to destroy his maker and return to the world of the living. But first, he must replace himself with someone else. Armed with only a silver tongue and a fuzzy sense of right and wrong, he sets his sights on Elyse Delafayette, a lonely melancholic. But Samuel Quartermaine, a vampire hunter with a dark past of his own, bears a grudge against Talcott's maker, and stalks Talcott from the shadows of the cemetery walls.

Will Talcott succeed in convincing Elyse to join the ranks of the undead before Samuel can stop him?

Fans of Dracula, steampunk, and gaslight fantasy will love this collection of dark and lurid tales. If you're tired of sparkly vampires and sickly-sweet romances, sink your fangs into the Nefarious Series and get a bigger bite out of the vampire world.

Nefarious Volume Two: Honor the Suffering

While the bombs rain overhead, Talcott Henderson and a group of fellow soldiers huddle in the cratered ground beneath the German front lines. Through the never-ending din of enemy fire, the voracious, blood-soaked machine of war haunts Talcott. Memories claw at him; kill or be killed, eat or be eaten. In the bowels of the earth a specter appears and offers him an eternal life free of guilt.

But what is the cost of an unmarred soul?

If you like dark and gritty tales, war stories and the supernatural, you'll love this installment of the authoress Moncrief's Nefarious series. Grab your copy today, travel through time, and escape into a breathtaking new world!

Nefarious Volume Three: The World is Our Exile

Can evil consume innocence?

Can the one who walks the line between both save it?

Elyse Delafayette, innocent yet darkly cynical, continues a naive flirtation with evil incarnate. Although goodness pursues her, she rebukes him. Although he seems sincere, she fears he is not.

Samuel Quartermaine, embodying darkness and light, races against time to save her from the clutches of the undead.

Will she let him love her?

If you are sick of sparkly vampires and love sarcastic heroines, brooding, secretive heroes, and exploring the stark contrast between good and evil, you will love this story. Get your copy now to experience a sensual, thrilling ride into vivid new world!

Nefarious Volume Four: The Dirigible Airship Disaster

Penny Dreadful meets Fifty Shades

Described as “captivating,” and “hauntingly beautiful,” the Nefarious series is a sophisticated, enthralling, and well-written tale of intrigue and devious desires. Set in a lurid, southern gothic world, follow the undead Talcott Henderson as he engages in a battle of wits with his intended, Elyse Delafayette.

But wait, what’s this? Half-ling dhamphyrs armed with hawthorn stakes, an energy-witch coven torn apart by infighting, and a corpse-like, ancient vampire king with an agenda of his own?

Enhanced with custom illustrations, this fast-paced steampunk series will leave you on the edge of your seat and hungry for more. If you are sick and tired of wimpy vampires and the flood of terrible books on the romance market, grab your copy today of the Nefarious series and relearn what a true escape into fiction is all about.

Nefarious Volume 4.5: The Heads That Rolled

Fans of Trueblood and all things dark and steampunk will fall in love with Lucille Moncrief's Nefarious Series.

In the fifth installment of this newest generation of vampire lore, go back in time to the savage heights of the French Revolution. Heads will roll as the story follows the series' anti-hero, Samuel Quartermaine, as he falls victim to the family curse and his father's betrayal.

Book 4.5 is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading long into the night . . . With the lights on, of course.

Read an excerpt:
Hannibal Steele and the Bone Elixir

Hannibal regarded her with pity. Her skirt was torn in places and stained. Dark circles fell beneath her eyes like the specters of poverty. Hannibal knew it all too well after centuries of stalking humanity. So many of them, and few ever had enough to eat. Bitterness struck at the deep hole in his chest where his soul had once resided. He wished, oh how he wished to have put his talents to good use. Instead they only lived to serve a greedy, covetous and bored king. Hannibal frowned, opening the basket lid. Bottles clinked inside, and the witch began to point at the different contents, her voice shaking with excitement.

“This one here with the blue stopper is water from a white wolf’s paw print, and the one with the red stopper is a dried and crushed wolf’s brain, and . . .”

Her voice, light as the dulcet tones of a harp, faded out, and Hannibal felt his eyes begin to turn as she continued, oblivious to his hunger. His gums itched. He salivated, and all the while, the tropical, spicy masala smell that wafted from her warm, toffee-colored skin enticed him. The blood that ticked along in the vein of her neck teased him with its soft beats. His fangs snapped forth, and she spied him at once, gasping. She took a step back and he covered his mouth, not wanting to harm or frighten her, but he needed to feed. The pull of her essence upon his dark spirit was unbearable, and to deny it would be like ripping his own skin off. Her fear laced the air with a taste like copper pennies, and he heard a scream gurgling up in her delicate, delicious throat. Immediately, his eyes began to spin into black orbs, holding on to her gaze, and he lowered his hand and set the basket down at his feet.

Her eyes began to mirror the tar-black shade of his, and her pupils became huge disks as his hypnotism took over. She was foolish to not protect herself with some charm, for even though he was in dire need, and of greater empathy than most of the undead, he was still weak to his own blood-lust and depredations. The hunger clawed and scratched at his insides as his fangs elongated, and his voice washed over her, drowning out her reason.

“Bare your neck to me,” he whispered, closing the space between them.

About Lucille Moncrief

Lucille Moncrief, authoress of the steampunk and gaslight vampire series, Nefarious, was clearly a stodgy old librarian in a past life. She loves poring over history books and binge-watching PBS's Secrets Of series.

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When Ms. Moncrief is not yelling at the kids to get off her lawn, you can find her staring out her window pretending to be pensive. She's usually in a good mood and readily accepts follows and friend requests to her Facebook page.

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Lucille Moncrief will be awarding a (US ONLY) signed paperback copy of Book 4.5 and a poster of the series (The series is illustrated) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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