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Monday, August 29, 2016

The Dragon's Staircase by McKenna Grey & Everly Archard - Virtual Book Tour - Interview - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host McKenna Grey and Everly Archard and their new book, “The Dragon’s Staircase”!  For other stops on their Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with McKenna and Ererly and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!

The Dragon's Staircase
by McKenna Grey & Everly Archard


GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense



FBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.

When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa’s life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson’s, a man with his own haunting past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.

Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Dragon’s Staircase is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.



For ten long seconds, Alexa didn’t move. Her body rooted at the foot of the bed, as the breath in her throat stilled and her knees faltered. The innocuous object rested only a few feet in front of her. A manila envelope that on any other day, in any other circumstance, would’ve been overlooked. In spite of the scattered darkness, she recognized the handwriting. Her pulse raced as a single face flashed to the forefront of her mind. A face she could never forget.

Julian Frederick.

If she were anyone else, the need to hyperventilate would have been dire, but her FBI training still reigned strong inside of her. It forced out an automatic command to slow her heartbeat and steady her breath. Panic was a natural reaction to stress. A reaction she’d learned to overcome through practice and experience. Slowly, her body obeyed and her mind cleared from the terror-induced daze. Right now, emotional distance was key. It offered her the detachment she needed to remain sharp.

This wasn’t her bedroom. It was a crime scene. Her crime scene.



What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
I talk so myself. :) Actually, I don’t drive all that much because I work from home. But when I go on a road trip or take a drive to somewhere in nature, often I’ll have soft music playing and will work through whatever story I’m currently writing. I might act out a scene, playing both parts, seeing what works and what doesn’t. Sometimes I’ll be the writer/observer watching my characters act out their scenes. I can really get into it, too. Once I started crying during a particularly emotional scene, but it really helps. But most of the time, I listen to audiobooks.

What type of hero do you like best?
Tall, dark, and handsome always works for me, but that’s just surface stuff. I like a hero who is flawed. He’ll be the big, strong, knight-in-shining-armor, but he’ll also have his own weaknesses and vulnerabilities. He has a strong moral compass, but is willing to toss it out the window (not too far) when the choice is between protecting someone he loves and possibly losing that someone.

If you could be any character from literature, who would it be?
Elizabeth Bennett. Goodness, I know I’m not alone here, but come on. She has a quick mind, she’s witty (not silly), and she gets to marry Mr. Darcy. It’s a no-brainer.

What appeals to you most about your chosen genre?
I love great romance and I enjoy suspense-filled adventure. Combining them makes sense, and in the case of romantic suspense (when done right), there’s this nice balance of the two. We get some romance, some tender moments, and then BAM, we don’t know what hit us. I like the ups and downs, the not knowing, and then at the end, the sudden release of calm when you know everything is going to be okay.

What has been your greatest pleasure in writing The Dragon’s Staircase?
Aside from the exciting roller-coaster of romance and suspense of writing the book, I really enjoyed collaborating with my co-author, Everly Archard. When our mutual editor recommended Everly, I had no idea my experimentation into co-writing would be so much fun. I write other books under another pseudonym, so sharing the responsibility of writing this series leaves me time to continue working on my other books. And, did I mention all the fun?

What are you working on right now?
Everly and I are well into the second book in the KYNDALL FAMILY THRILLERS, Shadow of the Forgotten. We’re also working on a joint short story collection for Christmas, and plotting out the other books in this series. We’re keeping busy!



McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of award-winning historical romance and mystery author MK McClintock. Never one to limit her imagination or ignore possibilities, she decided to venture into the realm of contemporary romantic suspense and thrillers.




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Everly Archard is the pseudonym of award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author D.D. Miers. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense.







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I was literally at the edge of my seat. The suspense level is amazing."
- My Life, One Story at a Time

"Dragon's Staircase
 is a heart-stopping non-stop, thrilling suspense. A must to read if you love thriller suspense with a romantic touch! Be prepared to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions!" - Nicole Laverdure, Book Reviewer

"A well written story and well developed characters . . . give the reader an exciting ride of investigation and the gentleness of a protective loving relationship." - Lyn Ehley, Book Reviewer


McKenna Grey & Everly Archard will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win

  2. Thank you so much for hosting us today, and what a fun way to kick off our tour! - McKenna

  3. I had so much fun reading your book! Congratulations!

  4. I appreciate the ex ercerpt, interview and giveaway. Thank you!

  5. I love this cover, very mysterious! And I enjoyed reading the excerpt, thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you, Victoria! It's great to have you visit today.

  6. This sounds intriguing! I love books about the Blue Ridge Mountains; it's such a beautiful place.

    1. It really is! I only spent a few months in North Carolina, and really enjoyed my time there. Thanks for visiting today, Christy!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  8. I'm back and here to say thank you one more time for the opportunity you have given us to win.

  9. I appreciate you bringing us this great giveaway, thank you

  10. Since my brother is off to work, I am here entering for him and thanking you. Have a great weekend!

  11. Wishing you and your family a Blessed Sunday. Thanks for the opportunity to this win this giveaway also

  12. Hope you have an amazing Tuesday and thank you for this giveaway

  13. Enjoy your Wednesday and thanks once again for the giveaway

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