Her Secret Inheritance Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway

We’re so excited to be a part of the book blitz for
Her Secret Inheritance by Jen McConnel
hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!
We have an excerpt and giveaways to share with you, but first, here’s a bit about the book.

Her Secret Inheritance by Jen McConnel
Series: Isobel Key, book 2
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release Date: June 12, 2014
Buy: Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Google | Amazon | Audible
Five years ago, an impulsive trip to Scotland changed her life. Now Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s not on vacation.

When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with him is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart?

Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but some secrets can’t stay buried forever.

(Short, but sweet haunting.)

No one could have guessed that the old house was haunted. The unexpected drafts, the doors left inexplicably open, the missing silver candlesticks from the den; these were all easily explained away. The wind had always been sharp in St. Andrews, sharp enough to trick unlatched doors into swaying in the breeze, and as for the silver, well, it was likely that someone along the generations had simply misplaced them, that was all.

Families came and went, but the house guarded its secrets. The University grew in prestige, but still the ghost lingered, unsatisfied. It did not matter how beautiful the town of St. Andrews was, nor did it matter that the past had been beautifully preserved in many spots around the town; the truth of the murders of 1667 had been ignored, and the restless spirit waited, knowing nothing but a desire for revenge.

As the old house passed from one owner to the next, it fell into the hands of a particular family, and it was one man, a historian, who drew the ghost’s notice. Nothing of note happened right away, and the old man, for all his knowledge, somehow ignored the telling signs that there was a malignant spirit sharing his roof.

But no ghost can remain buried forever.

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. Her debut NA novel, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY, is out now from Bloomsbury Spark. She also writes YA and nonfiction. Visit http://www.jenmcconnel.com to learn more.

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Jen is hosting a Facebook party tonight from 6-8pm EST to celebrate Her Secret Inheritance‘s release! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/819927961350585/

Tomorrow (6/13), Jen and I are hosting a Twitter party from 8-9pm EST. There will be giveaways, author Q&A, and a trivia session (for prizes!). Use the hashtag #IsobelKey to participate!

Thanks to the lovely Jen McConnel, we have TWO giveaways you can enter! The first is an international giveaway for an Isobel Key swag pack, just for T3 readers. And the second is a blitz-wide, international giveaway for a mounted black and white print of Claire Heminsley’s artwork, “A Snippet of St. Andrews” (image below).

Giveaway #1
An Isobel Key swag pack, including signed bookmarks!
Ends July 3, 2014
(Please read all the rules in the rafflecopter before entering)

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Giveaway #2
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1 mounted black and white print of Claire Heminsley’s artwork, “A Snippet of St. Andrews”. The print is mounted with an acid free, antique white mount. Image size: 18x40cm, mount size: 29x52cm.
Ends June 24, 2014
(Please read all the rules in the rafflecopter before entering)

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Good luck, and have a witcherific day!


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