Saturday, September 19, 2015

Tour of "Steam" & review of "Crane" & "Raven" by Stacey Rourke

STEAM by Stacey Rourke
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal

Time passes, sins forgotten.

The bodies of the victims long since rotten.

Trapped within the essence of the Headless Horseman by the guilt of slaughtering her best friend, Ireland Crane follows the father of science fiction, HG Wells, in search of freedom from the curse that binds her. Instead, she discovers even he has a hidden agenda. A dark, relentless passion to be reunited with the woman he loves has driven him to manipulate time and a murderous Horseman.

Yet heed my warning, as the Raven flies,

The Hessian will come … and you will die.
All that prevents Ireland from abandoning Wells’ twisted pursuit, or introducing him to her sword, are the undead witches haunting her. Begging for freedom from a vile succubus, the ghoulish coven leads Ireland and her crew on a journey through Salem’s sordid past. There, they learn there is more to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s history than a scarlet letter, and the secret they’ve uncovered seeks to destroy them all. 


Books 1 & 2

This is an interesting take on the legend of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Meet Ireland Crane. She's young, has an awful taste in men, and unfortunately gets to shoulder the curse. 

The book goes back and forth between Ireland and Ichabod Crane's points of view, which paints a great picture of the backstory. This is definitely a good read. 

Once you have adjusted to reading about the Headless Horseman queue in Edgar Allan Poe and Lenore. I am a huge Poe fan, so this was a very interesting read for me. In this book we follow Ireland and crew along her travels and meet Ridley, who in turn brings in Poe and Lenore to the mix. Oh I just love this one! I read it in a day.  And we get to see more of the puppet master behind all this. 

Unfortunately I haven't finished this book yet, but it is good! Here we have Ireland and her group, including HG Wells, and some witches in Salem during the Burning Times. This book is tying the other 2 and the stories all together. I love it! 

About the Author

-RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
-Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
-Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series as well as the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

About the Tour


September 14th
Black Words-White Pages, | Review
My Book Filled Life, | Review
Not Everyone's Mama, | Review
Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews, | Promotional Stop
Alice's Book Wonderland ,  | Promotional Stop

September 15th
SandraTheBookWorm, | Review
2 Girls & A Book, | Review
SupaGurls Books, | Review
Jeni's Bookshelf, | Review
Two Women and a Book Review, | Review
Mythical Books, | Promotional Stop
Book Sense, | Interview

September 16th
The Reader and the Chef, | Review
Kelly's Nerdy Obsession, | Review
Portside Wonderland , | Interview & possible review
Steamy book momma, | Review
The Reading Chameleon, | Review
Wicked Reads, | Review
LuLo Fangirl, | Promotional Stop

September 17th
Reader Girls, | Review
Us Girls & A Book, | Review
Out There Reviews & Stuff , | Review
Book Lovers Life , | Promotional Stop
Writing on the Wall, | Promotional Stop
Colleen Nye, |  Review
Eskimo Princess Book Reviews, | Promotional Stop

September 18th
Momof2bookreviews , | Review
Tanya's book nook, Http:// |Review
Little Red's Book Reviews, | Review
Bookwyrming Thoughts, | Promotional Stop
Kelly P's Blog, | Promotional Stop
The Violet Hour Book Reviews, | Promotional Stop
Hope To Read, | Promotional Stop
Good Choice Reading, | Review
The Cynikal Kat / Review


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