I am super excited to be today’s stop on the TANGLED WEBS Blog Tour. I have an awesome guest post to share from Lady A about “Life in the Criminal Underworld” and a tour-wide giveaway for a copy of the book to TEN winners.
TANGLED WEBS releases next week on the 23rd and I can’t wait for my copy to arrive – and not just because the cover is gorgeous and dark and vibrant. This story and its characters sound utterly intriguing.
If you’d like to know a bit more about the book, there’s some information immediately below, along with places to find it online. And if you’d like to know more about Author Lee Bross, who also writes under the name Lanie Bross and L.E. Bross, her bio and places to catch up with her online follow below the post.
This tour includes a few reviews, guest posts and interviews, so if you’d like to know just a bit more about the book, be sure to check out all the stops. Direct links are included in the tour schedule at the bottom of the post.
About TANGLED WEBS
Title: TANGLED WEBS
Author: Lee Bross
Release date: June 23, 2015
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. This sumptuous, scandalous YA novel is wickedly addictive.
Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London—secrets.
But leading a double life isn’t easy. By day Lady A is just a sixteen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master, Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London’s slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, the infamous Thief Taker General who moves seamlessly between the city’s criminal underworld and its most elite upper circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in the hopes of saving enough money to buy passage out of London.
Everything changes when she meets Graeden Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, has seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is—not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives something Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed her since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past?
The Guest Post
“Life in the Criminal Underworld” by Lady A
It may sound glamorous, getting dressed up in costume to attend masquerade balls where some of London’s most elite like to come and play. Everyone is anonymous and anything can happen. If I were in it for the fun, or even looking for a future husband like some, it would be different. But I’m there for one reason only; to attain people’s darkest secrets in exchange for something they want. If I fail at my job, I will be punished. That is the way my life is. It is not my own.
Bones, the man who owns me, is one of the most brutal criminals around. I’ve seen him beat children, women, even men who have been loyal to him for years. There are no rules in this life I live. There is also no honor among those who beg and steal. It’s everyone for themselves out here on the streets, and most would just as soon put a knife in your gut than to give up even a halfpence.
I dress as a boy most of the time to protect myself. I have a knife that Nic gave me that I wear at all times. No one would step in to help if I were attacked, and attacks happen all the time. No one cares about those of us stuck in the hells of London. The rich, the Watch, they let us murder and steal from each other. I’m sure they hope that we will eventually weed ourselves out of life. So I learned to take care of myself and to slip under the notice of most everyone. I move without making a sound. I blend in with the shadows.
I am one of the thousands who live a life filled with crime.
But I will get away from it. I don’t care where or how, I just know that one day, I will walk away from the prison I’ve lived in my whole life. There has to be something better out there. That hope is all that keeps me alive, because if I let myself sink to the level of those around me, this life will be the place where I live…and die.
About Lee Bross
Lee Bross was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next 18 years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up coming right back to the wilds of Maine where they now live just one house down from where she grew up. Fate, perhaps? She loves chasing around her rambunctious kids, playing tug-o-war with her 95 pound Lab, and writing.
There is a tour-wide giveaway for…
- TEN (10) winners will receive a finished copy of TANGLED WEBS – US only
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…
The Tour Schedule
June 15th | The Bibliophile Chronicles – Interview
June 16th | Addicted Readers – Review
June 17th | Fiktshun – Guest Post
June 18th | Please Feed the Bookworm – Review
June 19th | Two Chicks on Books – Interview
June 22nd | Jump Into Books – Review
June 23rd | Library of a Book Witch – Guest Post
June 24th | She Dreams in Fiction – Review
June 25th | Reading with ABC – Interview
June 26th | Book Crushin – Guest Post