Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Raven's Sight by R.L. Weeks









Raven's Sight
Raven's Shadow Book 1
by R.L. Weeks
Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery

Award Winning author, R. L. Weeks, brings you Raven's Sight - a Young Adult Victorian Paranormal Mystery. Book One can be read as a standalone and as part of the series.


Raven looks out over the small, industrial town of Cogsworth and imagines a life beyond the confines of her Grandmother's mansion.



However, Raven holds a dark secret that prevents her from leaving. One which comes to light after her father's untimely death. Now an orphan, Raven must do her best to hide her gifts of sight if she's to survive the cruel Victorian society she lives in.



However, when a ghost of a child comes to her for help, Raven finds herself in the gas lit streets of London, on the trail of a female serial killer. As she tries to solve the string of murders, she realizes that the murders are almost identical to those from a case left unsolved years before she was born.



In a race against time, Raven is thrown into a world she doesn't know. With her crush, Tom, now a ghost, her friend, Emmett, now a suspect, and an uncle who runs illicit groups and hates women, Raven will have to unravel the mysteries quickly before she becomes their next victim.








November 27th, 1861


I sit at the stool and marvel at the mahogany structure in front of me. Father
converted our spare room into a music room two years ago. Father loves to play
the piano. I mean, he loved to play the piano and no longer loves, for he no
longer is. Like everyone else in my family, apart from Grandmother and my
uncle, he is dead.

I lift the heavy lid, and a row of ivory keys greet me. Father ensured that our
piano had a cast iron frame installed when it was bought. According to him, it
gives a more powerful sound. Father was a very smart man.

I suck in a deep breath and dangle my legs off the stool. I tap the heels of my
black, shiny shoes together. My feet can almost reach the ground now. Soon, I
will be nine years old, and I will be able to play the piano much better than
Lissy, who lives down the road. Although, her mother doesn’t want her playing
with me anymore. Apparently, I’m weird.

Tears blur my vision as I realise for the first time that I will be turning nine
without Father.

I miss his sparkling blue eyes and “moments of madness,” as Grandmother
called them. Father is…I mean, was, the owner of a wool factory. Father said
that his factory was one of the first to recognise a union, whatever that is, and his
workers were paid fairly. He was very proud of his factory which is now owned
his adopted brother who I’ve never met. All the workers live in small houses in
our small town of Cogsworth.

I used to sneak off and look at the factory after school. Sparks and flames
would light up the sky that had been darkened by smoke from the chimneys. I
used to watch the children that worked at his factory sit on the old wooden fence
and eat their dinners before going back to finish their long day.

I look down at my little fingers and wonder if I will be put to work now that

he is dead.






R L Weeks is the bestselling and award-winning author of the Dead Loves Life Series, Bloodlust, The Fallen, Willow Woods Academy for Witches, Cursed, and the owner of Enchanted Anthologies, publisher of Fractured Fairytales Books 1 & 2, A Deadly World: Vampires in Paris, Things Only the Darkness Knows, and Christmas Nightmares.

She lives in a small village in the UK.
When she's not writing, she's traveling, reading (paranormal, fantasy and horror being her go to genres) and designing covers for Dark Wish Designs.


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1 comment:

James Robert said...

Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!