We set up a deluxe book tour for YA urban fantasy “Henchgirl”. The tour runs from December 14 to January 14.
December 14th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
December 14th: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing
December 16th: Author Interview, Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ BooksChatter
December 18th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
December 19th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog
December 20th: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian
December 22nd: Book Review and Giveaway @ 5 Girls Book Reviews
December 24th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog
December 25th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever
December 28th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading
December 30th: Promo Post @ Rising Indies United
January 1st: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
January 2nd: Character Interview @ The Book Daily
January 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog
January 4th: Book Review @ Writing Pearls
January 6th: Book Excerpt @ Dark Treasury
January 7th: Book Review @ Books, Books & More Books
January 8th: Book Excerpt @ Bookworm for Kids
January 10th: Promo Post @ Bookaholic Ramblings
January 11th: Book Review @ Reading to Distraction
January 12th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers
January 14th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading
About the Book
Author: Rita Stradling
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
I had never thought my life was ideal, but it had been manageable.
By day I pretended to be a human, going to a ‘human’s only’ high-school, making human friends and trying to get the attention of Keanu Hale, my school’s quarterback. At night, I worked as a henchman, making sure no one got in the way of my grandfather’s hotel-empire which spanned across the Mabiian island chain. I was my grandfather’s most cherished weapon, I stole and manipulated emotions, I would even drain someone of their ability to feel joy if my grandfather ordered me to.
I won’t apologize for what I did, it kept my sisters fed and my grandfather from finding out that my mother squandered our monthly allowance on shopping and throwing extravagant parties. It kept my family alive. But more importantly, my job kept me from being trained to be a wife and married off to some rich and powerful dracon, a human-dragon hybrid, as all girls with one-eighth dragon blood are.
As I said, my life was just manageable, until Wyvern Manderson vacationed to my island. Wyvern Manderson, the rich, powerful, and famous for something or other, half-dragon jerk, just kept showing up, sabotaging my missions and ordering me around. On top of that, for some reason he was always angry at me.
Pretty soon I was suspended from further missions, facing eminent financial ruin and still had to see the jerk everywhere I went. When my friend Amanda from my human-high-school vanished, Amanda turned out to be Wyvern’s human half-sister he was keeping secret and protecting.
Taking on the mission to find Amanda might have been what I needed to save my family from losing everything, but to do it I would have to spend all day everyday with the jerk. To top that all off, Amanda was not the only girl who disappeared, and when girls started being discovered dead I realized that my sanity wasn’t the biggest thing I would be risking in this investigation; I might very well be the next to die.
Rita Stradling lives with her husband and son in Northern California. Her six year old son wants to be a train when he grows up. She has a BA in Art History and a particular interest in modern and medieval art.
Rita has an insatiable novel addiction and mostly reads young adult and adult: paranormal, urban fantasy and high fantasy.