Saturday, April 27, 2019

Blog Tour + Deleted Scenes + Giveaway - King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) by Amanda Foody

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King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) by Amanda Foody
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: April 30th 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult


Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both theirheads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics...with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends.

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 Deleted Scenes

He knocked, and the door swung open, revealing a girl in a nightdress with her hair in curlers, pointing a pistol at his chest. Levi raised his hands in surprise and surrender.
            “Who are you?” she demanded.
            “Who am I?” He blinked. He hadn’t gotten that question in a few months, and certainly not from someone pointing a gun at his face.
            Another girl appeared behind her, one with wide-brimmed glasses that made her eyes look several sizes too big. She whacked the first girl in the head with a stack of papers. “Are you thick? That’s Pup.” Her voice had a squeak like she’d swallowed a bug.
            The pistol girl squinted. “You’re better looking in your wanted poster.”
            The bug girl gave an exasperated sigh and pushed her aside. “What are you here for? No one comes here.” She looked him over, flushing. “Um, especially not more boys.”
            Levi was quickly regretting his decision not to call ahead of time. The air inside smelled far too much of nail polish and floral perfume. “I’m looking for Séance.”
            The pistol girl smirked. “I figured as much.” She elbowed the bug girl in the side. “Go get her.” And as she scampered off, Levi was left standing with her alone.
            “Can I come in?” he asked.
            She leaned against the doorframe and inspected her pink manicure. “Nope.”
            It was an awfully hot day outside to make him wait. He crossed his arms. “What did she mean about ‘more boys?’” He thought Enne only hired girls.
            “We have thirteen cats and one boy. He’s tied to a chair upstairs.”
            Levi clicked his tongue. He wasn’t in the mood for joking. In fact, he’d been rehearsing his speech all morning, still entirely uncertain what he’d say to Enne. He’d kept his share of secrets, but he thought they’d put them behind them. When he first drove off to come here, he was going to tell her that what she did was unforgivable. By the time he reached halfway, he only wanted to see if she was all right.
And now that he’d arrived, he was more lost than ever, but it was too late to turn back now.
            Somewhere in the school behind her, a girl shouted off a string of numbers, which was followed by bickering and the sound of a blade scraping down a chalkboard. He was no longer sure if he was curious to go inside or mildly terrified. Tock had explained the atmosphere of the Spirits’ hideout to him once or twice, but he hadn’t quite believed her. Maybe they did really keep a man tied upstairs.
            “Levi?” Enne asked, appearing in the doorway, with several other girls peering at him behind her. He felt incredibly on display. Enne whipped around and pushed the girls away. “You all havework to do,” she groaned, and closed the door.
            “Are you about to tell me,” Levi said carefully, “that those six girls are controlling the thousands of volts of nearly every enterprise in the North Side?”
            “Well right now they’re not,” she huffed. “Right now they’re certainly all watching from the window.”
            Levi turned, and sure enough, several faces were pressed against the glass. One of them blew him a kiss.

About the Author

Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

Her books include DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY and ACE OF SHADES. The next installment of THE SHADOW GAME TRILOGY, KING OF FOOLS, releases on April 30, 2019.

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  1. This deleted scene has me laughing hysterically, and sums up a lot of what I loved in this series installment.