Friday, June 5, 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: The Violet Hour by Brynn Chapman!

Title: The Violet Hour

Author: Brynn Chapman

Release date: 04/11/15

Length: 300 pages

Summary from Goodreads:


Allegra Teagarden, a musical prodigy, flees her father’s dominance and abuse while touring in pre-civil war Charleston, South Carolina. Plagued by depression over her mother’s suicide during their previous visit, she escapes in an effort to piece together the details behind her mother’s mysterious demise.


Down to her final coin, Allegra happens on Charleston’s Fancy, the first southern amusement park, which is searching for musicians for its orchestra. At first, the park seems her salvation; but she quickly realizes she has traded the dominance of her father, for the even more terrifying madness of the owner, Silas.

And more secrets.

Allegra meets the dashing Brighton LeFroy, Fancy’s engineer and pyrotechnics master. His shabby clothing cannot conceal the brilliant mind beneath. The musician’s whisper he is a witch, is obsessed with storms, and is fly. And despite the danger, despite her own misgivings, Allegra is inexplicable drawn to him.

She ventures to his reclusive home on Fire Isle during a thunderstorm and together they seek to unravel an ancient mystery.


I bite my lip, fearing another tirade. “I believe she was... crying.”
Brighton shakes his head angrily; I watch, enthralled as the hopeful openness of his expression hardens into his usual mask. His hands firmly grip my shoulders, and he steers me back toward the open window. His deep voice is at my ear, “Listen, my darling. Find her.” I close my eyes, trying to keep the cacophony of sound at bay. Intonations abound. Birdsong— variant and vibrant, hundreds of unique songs issued from individually-formed beaks. I push them aside. The sea. The roar and whisper of the tides. I submerge them. Insects— the buzz of bees about the white garlands surrounding the guest house. Smothered. If I allow the din of sound free reign, I will most assuredly go mad. My heartbeats wildly. Each and every breath, sigh and laugh would become a continuous pressing drone, paralyzing me. My world is now an auditory fabric, each individual a weave in the constantly undulating tumult of sound. Brighton senses my hesitation. “All is well. You are well. You master it. Find her, Allegra.” I shake my head and plant a picture of Lucy firmly in my thoughts.

Brynn Chapman. The Violet Hour (Kindle Locations 2771-2782).

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About the Author:

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

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  1. Inexplicable drawn to him even though he's a witch

  2. Hmm, this one sounds like it could be interesting!