Renegade by Mallory McCartney Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway!
Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parent’s footsteps and living at The Academy, a home for those who are gifted. The pressure to uphold the future of their parent’s dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.
An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath- for the first time in years, they demand the Fae’s listen to their proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Nei’s father’s abrupt death over them. Caught in the middle of politics- Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters most- finding out the truth.
In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision- to fight or to bow to the darkness within him.
Do you have a specific writing style?
The importance of friendship. Renegade ripped my heart out writing the story of how Adair became the villain, he got so lost within himself and his pain, that he allowed the darkness in him to dictate his future, and by closing himself off from his friends, his isolation became his monster. I hope that readers will take away and remember that there are always resources to reach out if you are feeling alone, or need help.
There is very little that is based on events, except for some parts of how Adair feels. This year I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, and finding solace in my writing, I poured those days I was feeling alone, or isolated, scared and angry into Adair’s character.
Sarah J Maas for sure! I adore and respect Sarah’s world building and would love to be able to sit down and talk to her about her craft!
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich (which is also my favorite musical) and I am LOVING it
I’m currently working on a couple of things! Finishing the third book in the Black Dawn series, Kingdom of Broken Iron is first on my list. I am also working on some new projects, one being a new ya series that I drew inspiration from Spawn and Sleeping Beauty. I am also working on a contemporary stand alone novel.
Do you see writing as a career?
I absolutely do! Writing is my passion, and I’m excited to see where it will take me!
I would be happy to! This is from my new ya series (currently untitled).
I am starting to within Ontario! Of course I would adore to do tours outside Canada, but we will see what the future brings!
Cora Graphics- and she is AMAZING!!!
No matter what, never give up. The road to publishing is different for every author, but if your dream is to get there, never stop writing. Draw encouragement from friends and family and writing groups, it can feel lonely pursuing a career as an author, but there are amazing resources out there!
- Two (2) winners will receive a signed copy of Renegade by Mallory McCartney (INT)