{Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway} Leanna Renee Hieber's THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART

No blog tour banner, but Sourcebooks Fire is running a blog tour through early December for THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART by Leanna Renee Hieber.  Stop back next week for my review of the book, as well as a review of the first in the series, DARKER STILL, later this week!
(And check back for a chance to win an autographed copy of DARKER STILL!)

Author, actress and playwright Leanna Renee Hieber grew up in rural Ohio inventing ghost stories.  Her debut novel, THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER, first in her Strangely Beautiful series, landed on Barnes & Noble's bestseller lists, was named a favourite of 2009 by 14 book blogs, won two 2010 Prism Awards (Best Fantasy, Best First Book), the 2010 Orange County Book Buyer's Best Award (Young Adult category) and is currently in development as a musical theatre production with Broadway talent on board.  DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul, first in Leanna's Gothic Historical Paranormal saga for teens (Sourcebooks), hit the Kid's/YA INDIE NEXT LIST as a recommended title by the American Booksellers Association.  THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART  is the second book in the series. 

Check out Leanna's bloghttp://www.leannareneehieber.com/blog/ and find her on Twitter.
Classic Inspiration
by Leanna Renee Hieber
Where Leanna discusses where her interest in Gothic literature stems from and the importance of loving classic novels.
The first author I can recall having a profound effect on me as a pre-teen was Edgar Allan Poe. I was entranced by his stories, enraptured by his poetry. I felt like he and I saw stories with the same eyes; his ability to weave the macabre with the beautiful defined my earliest style. I’ve been a Goth girl ever since, at least in spirit. ;) And while being a Goth girl doesn’t necessarily correlate with being a Gothic novelist (Gothic literature having its own separate definition and trajectory than “Goth” culture), there are most certainly parallels.

Books like THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, FRANKENSTEIN, and DRACULA were books that excited my keen flair for the dramatic, my interest in the supernatural and satisfied my craving for rich vocabulary. Big words are sexy. The historical context of the classics allowed for another fantasy world to be taking place; delving into another time entirely. You are what you read as a writer, and the most formative novels, the ones I connected to on the viscerally dramatic and soulful level in a way I found only Gothic fiction could really do, are what defines me today.

My books all pay homage to classic novels in one way or another. My goal in life is to be a “gateway drug to 19th century literature”. It’s my hope that sharing my love of the classics, using them as the building blocks of my storytelling as a modern Historical Fantasy author, keeps me tethered to my earliest inspirations, the closest fires to my muse.
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Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
Release Date: Out Nov. 1, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Received: For Review

I'm coming for you.

The whispers haunt her dreams and fill her waking hours with dread. Something odd is happening. Something...unnatural.

Possession of the living. Resurrection of the dead. And Natalie Stewart is caught right in the middle. Jonathon, the one person she thought she could trust, has become a double agent for the dark side. But he plays the part so well, Natalie has to wonder just how much he's really acting.

She can't even see what it is she's fighting. But the cost of losing her heart, her sanity...her soul.
Contest Ends December 8th!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win a copy of the book. It sounds really good.


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