@rourkewrites #RiseoftheSeaWitch is my top June recommendation, read more of my #review and follow the #tour @agarcia6510

Title: Rise of the Sea Witch
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Fairy Tale and Folklore
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege.  
Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people.   
When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point.
Only when the ink black waters from the ultimate betrayal rescind, will the truth be known of how the villainous sea witch rose with one name on her vengeful lips–Triton.
 Mama Says:
I have to admit up front that I loved Stacey Rourke’s Legends saga, but haven’t read her Gryphon series, so I wasn’t entirely certain what to expect from this new novel, other than the possibility of some witty banter and lush descriptions.  *Cue angelic ah-ahh-ahhh* Boy did she deliver.  I am so glad I picked up Rise of the Sea Witch, it’s not like other retellings out there, it’s more of a story inspired by the old tales, and twisted in her creative way into something wholly new.
I’m a huge fan of the current trend of infusing stories with either fairy tales or mythology, and Rourke somehow makes this feel like both, and yet her own.  Once I started I had to force myself to put the book down when motherly and household duties called (or, you know, nature or whatever.)  It was utterly engrossing and totally swept me away to sea, without any drowning or anything! So yay for that.  I’m also not a fan of sand, so I usually skip the beach (and the sunburn) so this was a great substitute.  IF you need your vacation read but aren’t wanting something fluffy, grab Rise of the Sea Witch and take a journey with the forgotten princess, scorned and betrayed, and ready to tell her side of the story.
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1OJcVNO

Buy Link: 
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