Monday, January 11, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

We are absolutely thrilled to be kicking off this exciting Blog Tour for Brenda Drake's Thief of Lies, the first book in the Library Jumpers series! Adding to the fun, there is a cool giveaway at the end of this post! 

Young Adult
Publish Date:
January 5, 2016
Entangled Teen

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss the. 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 Sentinelsmagical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway booksrescue 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 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.



In my novel, Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers Book 1), Gia accidentally transports through a gateway book that links the great libraries of the world. I'm here today to introduce the amazing libraries that make an appearance in this first book of the series. So let's take a tour...
~ Brenda Drake

1. The Boston Athenæum (Link: – Boston, Massachusetts. The story begins with Gia and her friends, Afton and Nick, visiting this library. Throughout the series, Gia keeps coming back to this library. It’s her tether to home. The library holds so many book and art treasures, and is full of history. The architecture is beautiful with its sweeping ceilings and large windows. This picture is of the fifth floor reading room. I just love the tunnel-like staircases that lead to scaffold balconies surrounding the bookcases.
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2. The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is the National Library of France. This is the Paris library that Gia and her friends end up in when they transport through the gateway book the first time. This reading room is massive and I love the circular window that line its dome skylight ceiling.
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3. Duke Humfrey’s Library in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. One of the bookcases in this room hides the entry into the wizard haven, Asile. You might recognize this library from the Harry Potter movies. It was used to film one of the library scenes. I wasn’t aware of this when I wrote the book, but it was fun to find out about it. The library with its dark wood and coffered ceiling with depictions of open books on squared tiles, is old and has a warm feeling to it.
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4. The Vatican Apostolic Library – Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Arik and Gia jump into this library during their library hop to throw off the trail of any would be pursuers. I love all the murals on the walls, columns, and ceiling.
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5. The Russian National Library, St. Petersburg, Russia. In the story, a bookcase in this library hides the entrance into the haven, Esteril, home of our ruthless antagonist.
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6. The Mafra National Palace Library in Portugal. The climax of the book stakes place in this library. Such a beautiful and spacious place to do all sorts of dastardly deeds in.
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Off page – libraries Mentioned in THIEF OF LIES…

7. Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. One of the characters in the book returns another character here. I can’t say more than that.
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8. The Library of El Escorial Monastery, Spain. Demos and Afton hop to this library during the gateway hop to throw off any creature hunting Gia and her friends.
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9. National Library of Ireland – Dublin, Ireland. Lei and Nick jump here during the library hop.
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10. Biblioteca Riccardiana Firenze – Florence, Italy. This is the library that Arik and Gia were suppose to jump to during the library hop, but something happens and they don’t end up there.
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I hope you enjoyed my tour of the libraries featured in Thief of Lies. In the next two books of the Library Jumpers series, Gia and friends visit many more spectacular libraries. I can't wait to share them with you!
Brenda Drake


**About the Author**
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother's animated tales, which gave her a strong love of storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda's not writing or doing the social media thing, she's haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

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