Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blog Tour ~ PRETTY IN BLACK, by Rae Hachton

Stops here May 24th!

Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the PRETTY IN BLACK Blog Tour! The tour is being hosted by Supagurl Books. Today I have an excerpt from PRETTY IN BLACK by Rae Hachton, and a link to the blog tour giveaway.

Pretty In Black (Pretty in Black, #1)
Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both. [Ellie Piper] She wanted to die. He arose from the grave. He was sent to kill her. She was trained to kill those of his kind. But fate had other plans. He searched for 119 years to find her. & There's no way in hell he's letting her go. Dead or Alive. They're fated. [Marcus Marble] How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you're still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you're being hunted by your own kind? Destroy? Or be Destroyed? ~From GoodReads

Excerpt from: The Secret Garden
Welcome to the secret garden, My Lady.”

An extremely old cemetery lay neglected before me, but it was tranquil. The gate was frail and rusted, and the ivy vines that twisted around it also stretched out and wrapped themselves around the stone wall. Marcus reached into the backseat to retrieve his violin. In an esoteric way, the violin case slightly resembled a coffin.
He carried his violin and walked with me into the cemetery. The headstones were weathered and unreadable, and flowers, or what may have been flowers, dead. A cool wind blew through the trees. He rested his violin against a stone and before I knew it, he swept me off my feet and tossed me over his shoulder.
I squealed. “Marcus Marble, put me down now!” He just laughed and twirled me around and carried me over to the stone wall and sat me atop.
Be right back.”
I glanced around the cemetery and could’ve sworn I saw or felt someone watching me. Someone other than Marcus. But Marcus returned before I had time to analyze it any further and he noticed my expression had shifted.
What’s wrong?”
I’m cold,” I lied. He quickly removed his coat and tossed it up to me. It was extremely warm and the scent was intoxicating—like sleeping on a bed of flowers on the first night of Spring.
I felt safe with Marcus, but there was also an intensity about it—an excitement from being near him, and often times it would even linger when he wasn’t around, and make me want to be with him more. The feeling was becoming more and more addicting and I wasn’t sure I could live without it.
Marcus raised his violin into position, looked up into my eyes and then…a bewitching tune melded onto the airwaves and spread over me like the afternoon sunset that flared through the trees and sank into the graves of the dead, never to be seen again.
Even with his coat on, I felt chills. The tune he played was sad at first. And then it flirted with a tune that sounded like love. Those two frequencies made a bittersweet melody that burst into a cry of pain, a wailing of war. Finally, the heartache subsided and silently imploded onto a string of notes that were unsettling. The sound that ended the melody was a sound that was unsure of itself. It was equivalent to reading a book and coming across a page that abruptly stopped in the middle of a paragraph and did not continue on. This sound was definitely not the ending of his tune. It wasn’t happy nor sad. It was just unwritten.
I realized tears trickled from my eyes. I quickly wiped them away. The sun faded and night began to descend. The sky was a deep navy blue. Marcus sat his violin aside and dropped to one knee, as though he were about to propose. His eyes flickered with seriousness. He took my hand into his. “Ellie, would you frolic in the land of forever with me?”

You can purchase PRETTY IN BLACK at:
Amazon  |  Barnes&Noble  | Book Depository  |  Smashwords


Author Rae Hachton has an awesome giveaway for the blog tour.

Prizes include:
  • A Special Edition copy of Pretty in Black, which includes both books under one binding.
  • A Swag assortment of bookmarks, stickers, and magnets.
  • A Pretty in Black poster.
To enter the giveaway, click the link below (sorry, I couldn't get the form to post).

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I never heard of this book, seems good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. That was a really great scene from the book. Thanks for sharing. :) I am going to be reading Black Satin really soon. My stop for that is the day before yours.

  3. Never heard of this one but I love the name Marcus Marble. And I also love to frolic, so that offer would be hard to turn down.

  4. Nice! I can't get enough of this book. Gonna be reading it over and over tirelessly.

  5. The cover is kind of pretty. Not sure it would be for me though. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds intriguing! Thanks for hosting the sneak peek and giveaway, Andrea. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  7. This book sounds very interesting, Andrea, and I really like the cover! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I haven't heard of this book but that cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the excerpt with us :)

  9. This is the first that I've heard of Pretty in Black. It sounds really good!

  10. Ooh, this sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

  11. I love the cover and your blog thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Hey I love your blog, thanks for always helping me choose what books to read, and helping me getting to know a little more about the authors! You guys are awesome, keep up the great work! :D

    1. Awww, thank you! That means a ton to me. Come back soon!


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