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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

These Vicious Masks Blog Tour

Hi guys <3 Today, I'm sharing with you some info abut These Vicious Masks and its authors. As well as an excerpt from the book, I hope you like it!

These Vicious Masks by Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: February 9th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Evelyn has no interest in marriage and even the dashing Mr. Kent can’t make her want to live up to society’s expectations. She’d much rather assist her beloved sister Rose in becoming the world’s first female doctor. But everything changes the night she meets Sebastian Braddock – not only is the reclusive lord both vexing and surprisingly attractive, he’s also quite possibly mad, and his interest in Rose is galling. So when Evelyn wakes up to discover that Rose has disappeared, she immediately suspects Sebastian.

But then she discovers that Sebastian’s strange tales of special powers are actually true, and that Rose’s kidnappers have worse in mind for her than simply ruining her reputation. Surrounded by secrets, lies, and unprecedented danger, Evelyn has no choice but to trust Sebastian, yet she can’t help but worry that Sebastian’s secrets are the most dangerous of all…

Set up: Evelyn has learned from the mysterious Mr. Braddock that her missing sister Rose has been seen in a rather scandalous dancing hall and insisted on going to see for herself.


        An extremely familiar voice floated upstairs, step by step:

        “ . . . so I told him the reason Paris is cleaner is their minds take up all the filth!”

        Hoping I had made a mistake, I peeked my head around the corner for a look. Smart suit, birch cane, sardonic smirk. It was most decidedly Mr. Kent.

        I didn’t know whether to feel ashamed for being here, angry about his being here, or guilty for lying to him. None of those feelings seemed particularly pleasant, so instinctively, I pushed Mr. Braddock into a nook just around the corner of the stairs to hide.

        “You are aware that you have a mask?” Mr. Braddock asked in a strangled voice, as his back hit the wall.

        “And you’re aware you neglected to bring one?” I snapped back. “It’s my—it’s Mr. Kent. You may not remember him from the ball, but he will certainly recognize you immediately. Stop being tall. Put your head down.”

        At a loss, I burrowed further into the shallow space, mind whirring angrily as I tried to hide him. This was entirely his fault. We were trapped. Even if I was well disguised, once Mr. Kent saw Mr. Braddock, he’d see me, dressed like this, with Mr. Braddock instead of him, and he would not be happy. All my plans would fall down around our heads.

        A warm, ragged breath disturbed the hairs on my forehead, and my blood began pricking as I realized where exactly I had retreated: right into Mr. Braddock, our strange connection humming through the hairsbreadth of distance between our bodies, our faces. I froze, forcing myself to stop shoving against him further. Before I understood anything, a rough, large hand brushed my chin, my face tipped upwards, and his mouth caught mine, and suddenly my entire body was on fire. Whatever odd sensation had thrummed between us before was just the stroke of a violin bow to this clash of an orchestra. I felt the world pass between our lips, tasting champagne, hunger, and something indefinably darker, while his hand ignited sparks down my cheek to the nape of my neck. He wrapped an arm around my waist, pulling me closer, forcing that elusive essence to run deeper than my skin, deeper than my veins, until my very bones vibrated.

        I stumbled back. My lips had never been so alive, and I was absurdly aware that my body both shivered from his touch and burned with embarrassment. My brain refused to work, and all my mouth could form was, “Mr. Braddock, W-w-why—”

Tarun and Kelly met in a freshman year writing class at NYU and started writing These Vicious Masks a few years later.                                                                                                                                                                                    Tarun is a writer living in Los Angeles whose idea of paradise consists of kung-fu movies, David Bowie and chai tea. Since completing his first horrible screenplay in high school, he’s written everything from one-act plays and film criticism to humor pieces and strongly-worded emails. He’s also magnetized, crushed and burned the hard drive where that first screenplay can be found.

Kelly is a writer and actor living in NYC. YA is her absolute favorite thing on earth other than cupcakes and she has spent many hours crying over fictional deaths. She also started reading Harlequin romances at a possibly too early age (12?), and still loves a good paperback romance.

Connect with Taurn: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook |

Connect with Kelly: Website | Goodreads | Twitter |

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  1. Dang, I totally would have signed up for this tour if I had known about it. 😂 I really liked this book.

    1. Oh I guess emojis don't work on your site. It was the laughing crying emoji ;)

    2. I know! I really need to figure out how to make emojis work among other things. I'm glad you liked the book!

  2. This reminds me of Gail Carriger a bit. Sounds interesting.

    1. I haven't read anything by her but now I will look her up!