Spotlight on Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake, Plus Giveaway!



Today, we’re spotlighting Thief of Lies! This new book is a complex thrill ride sure to keep you hooked all the way through. Read an excerpt of this magical book, and a chance to enter the giveaway! 



But first, meet Brenda Drake!

Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thingshe’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).



Now meet her new book, Thief of Lies!

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books-rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.



Sounds great, right?! With introductions in order, it’s time for an excerpt from this new book!


Excerpt from Brenda Drake’s Thief of Lies

I pressed the screen, and it went dark. “How do we know he’s not being forced to say this?”

“The password, May Agnes guide you,” Lei replied. “She’s the patron saint of Asile.”

Agnes? That was the silver woman’s name that formed from my globe. Did the saints have something to do with the Chiavi?

I faced Ricardo. “How did you know I was here?”

“The werehounds tracked your scent from a shirt Katy…excuse me, your nana…gave us.”

“Can your pack help us save Couve?” Arik asked him.

“They will, but Gia must go with me.” He noticed the protest forming on my lips. “Merlin said no exceptions. I’m to get you to the shelter.”

From the corridor came yells, scuffles, and the continual wail of the warning siren. “I can’t go with you,” I said. “I have to fight with them.”
“She can’t fight with us,” Lei said, glancing at the door. “She almost killed Kale.”
I turned to Sinead. “You know what I can do.”

Sinead gave me a pity smile. “Yes, but you have no control over it. Let Ricardo take you to your father and friends.”

I thought of Kale lying motionless, near death, and I hated that she was right. As much as I wanted to stay, I might be more hindrance than help. I caved. “Okay,” I said, defeated. Lei flew out of the room with the Laniars on her heels.

Sinead hugged me, then rushed after them. Arik moved over to me and cupped my face gently in his hands. His eyes held the intensity that always drew me to him.

I swallowed my breath in anticipation. All the sounds around us went silent.

He bent and lightly brushed my lips with a kiss. His lips were soft and oh, so tender. Butterflies swooped and curled inside me, and it felt like the ground disappeared from beneath my feet. He pulled back a little and said, “Regardless of the fact that you’re a royal pain in the arse, I fancy you. Listen to Ricardo and don’t do anything rash.”

He gave me another kiss and rushed out the door. My heart twisted in my chest as he disappeared. I touched my mouth and exhaled. He liked me. It was against the laws, but he told me he fancied me. Maybe we had no future, but we had now.

“What a sweet display,” Ricardo said, dragging me out of my haze. “I’m not one for rules or laws, but I’d be careful there. The punishment would be much worse for him than you.”

“Why?” I stared at the door as if I’d see Arik there.
“He’s a leader. He knows better.” Ricardo headed to the window. “Are you ready to fly?”

“Did you say fly?” 


Thief of Lies

By: Brenda Drake

Release Date: January 5, 2016 



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11 thoughts on “Spotlight on Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake, Plus Giveaway!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I like the spelling of Arik, I’ve never seen it spelled that way. Definitely going to be my next dog name.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is amazing! I want to live in this world. =P

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thief of Lies sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading this book. I love the cover! Thank you

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love this cover; it is fabulous. The synopsis is also wonderful. It has already captivated me.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The cover is stunning and immediately caught my eye and I want to open and find out more about this girl on the cover. The synopsis promises myserty and a new magical world that I have to read more about.

  6. Anonymous says:

    THis book grows on you!

  7. Anonymous says:

    The cover is just gorgeous, and I’m in love with the concept! I mean, any book that makes the library it’s focal point gets high marks from me 😉

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the cover and the synopsis sounds so good 😀

  9. Anonymous says:

    The cover is very beautiful, I love the color scheme. The synopsis is intriguing and magical.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The plot of the story sounds nice! 🙂 And the cover looks beautiful~

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