Monday, January 14, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Devil's Pact (The Devil's Revolver #3) by V.S. McGrath

Title: The Devil’s Pact
Series: (The Devil’s Revolver #3)
Author: V.S. McGrath
Release Date: December 18th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Hold on to your hats — the Devil’s Revolver series is back with an evil twin, deep magic, zombies, menacing grand balls, a train heist, hand-to-hand high-stakes battles, and two sisters who have grown in their power to face and fight the end of the Weird West.

If Hettie Alabama could do what she was told and stand down . . . she might not anyway. Especially when the letters her sister sends from her place of hiding don’t seem quite right, and Hettie’s posse is tying her hands tighter by the day. She’s itching to take the safety off her cursed mage gun, the Devil’s Revolver, and walk through the fire to end the reign of evil that’s choking the magic out of the West—not to mention save her sister once and for all.

The only problem? Hettie’s name is in the headlines and on every wanted poster in the nation—but she’s not the one robbing banks and killing innocents, even if the pictures look just like her. She’s up to her chin in high-necked gowns and beauty glamors, charged with fulfilling her word to the influential Favreau family of New Orleans, even as it becomes increasingly clear that they want only to consolidate the world’s waning magic in the hands of the rich and powerful. The politics get more personal as the most loyal of Hettie’s gang uncover the threat of an immoderate technology that steals magic from the unwitting innocent and transfers it to the nefarious elite.

Hettie has no choice but to go rogue, and when she drops a black hat over her brow, the Devil’s Revolver’s trigger glows hot. The Devil’s Pact stampedes from San Francisco’s Chinatown tongs through the glittering high society of Chicago to the hidden swamps of the Deep South in its search for truth, genuine justice, and an end to a world that refuses to recognize the power and change wrought by girls.

Shopping with Sophie turned out to be something of a trial. The debutante complained bitterly that they didn’t have time to get something tailor-made for Hettie and would have to buy a dress off the rack. Sophie made her try on frilly gown after frilly gown, looking for “just the right thing.” The fine silks and expensive fabrics started to chafe almost as much as Hettie’s corset.

“Hettie, we simply must work on your comportment.” Sophie tsked as she held up a frothy thing full of lace. Hettie made a face at the sight of it. “Your glowering is going to scare the men away.”

“I’m not glowering. This is just my face. And I don’t need a dress to talk to a bunch of men.”

“On the contrary. The right dress is armor and a weapon. Men won’t admit it, but they pay attention to the details—a good fit and quality means taste; high fashion means money; ostentatious jewelry or baubles means you’re looking for a husband and you have the lures to do it. A little extra d√©colletage”—she tugged her collar down slightly—“and they are rendered idiots.”

“My body ain’t a weapon,” Hettie said flatly. “My weapon’s a weapon.”

“Everything is a weapon when your whole life is a battle,” Jemma said. “You just have to know which one to bring to the fight.”

About the Author:
Vicki So, writing as V. S. McGrath, is a published romance author (as Vicki Essex) and has six books with Harlequin Superromance: Her Son’s Hero (July 2011); Back to the Good Fortune Diner (January 2013), which was picked for the Smart B*tches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club; In Her Corner (March 2014); A Recipe for Reunion (March 2015); Red Carpet Arrangement (January 2016); and Matinees with Miriam (November 2016). She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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1 comment:

  1. I wasn't expecting that cover when I read the title, but it looks like a good one to me...and I do love book surprises.
    sherry @ fundinmental