I'm particularly thrilled that my cross-genre debut Gothic Victorian Fantasy Romance Novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, first in the Strangely Beautiful series, releases today!
From the back cover:
What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death…
What people are saying:
"A compelling, engaging novel that drew me in from page one. Bravo!" --M. J. Rose, bestselling author of THE REINCARNATIONIST and THE MEMORIST"
Its pages are like the petals of a rose: a many-layered tale gorgeously told... It's Bulfinch's Mythology and Harry Potter and Wuthering Heights in a blender."— Alethea Kontis, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show
"Suspense, mystery, and the paranormal are all rolled into a historical novel with a gothic flair that will entice the reader and leave her wanting more... Ms. Hieber is an artist that puts her art into words."— Book Wenches
"...it was thrilling to be engaged in a book that kept me reading well past 1 a.m., that got me out of bed not long after to begin again. And that, of course, means that I will absolutely be reading the next book, and the one after that and so on."—Tempting Persephone
"Leanna Renee Hieber creates a sense of enchantment from the very beginning, and the novel caught me up in its spell... elegantly written and chock full of interesting characters and mythic themes."—Fantasy Literature
"THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER unfolds at a steady pace, introduces unique characters, and provides a magical start to what will surely be an engaging series."—Darque Reviews
As I deal with Jack The Ripper within the book, you can hear a few of my thoughts on Jack at a post at Murder She Writes or my new author introduction interview by Toni McGee Causey at Murderati. You can visit my website and check out reviews and interviews.
I hope you'll follow along on my Strangely Beautiful Haunted London Blog Tour where every day I tell a new ghost story I use in the book! There's a ton of chances for book giveaways and you can enter my Contest for two cool prizes!
Blessings and I hope you'll give the beginning of the Strangely Beautiful series a try!
Leanna Renee Hieber