Blog Tour for Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake (excerpt)




Welcome to the Excerpt Tour for Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake.  This tour is being hosted by Entangled Teen.


Analiese Rising

By Brenda Drake
ISBN: 978-1640635081





When a stranger gives Analiese Jordan a list of names before he dies, the last thing she expects to see is her own on it. Not. Cool. Her search for answers leads to the man’s grandson, Marek, who has dangerous secrets of his own. Both are determined to unlock the mystery of the list.

But the truth is deadly. Analiese is a descendant of the God of Death, known as a Riser, with the power to raise the dead and control them. Finding out she has hidden powers? Cool. Finding out she turns corpses into killers? No, thank you.

Now the trail plants her and Marek in the middle of a war between gods who apparently want to raise an army of the Risen, and Analiese must figure out how to save the world—from herself.



American Gods meets the Da Vinci Code in ANALIESE RISING (Entangled; 01/08/19), a suspense-filled novel by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Drake. This first book in a new fantasy series offers a new take on the paranormal romance genre—with a mythological spin. Gone are vampires and werewolves; in are descendants of the God of Death.

Brenda Drake is known for creating addictive, entertaining series with strong female characters (Library Jumpers and The Fated) and her fans will not be disappointed.





Footsteps sound behind me. I know who it is without turning around. Before he can see the lighter, I shove it into my pocket.

“I thought you’d be here,” Dalton says.

There’s nothing to say, so I don’t respond.

“Analiese Grace Jordan, are you ignoring me?”

I cross my arms over my chest. “I’m not talking to you.”

He stops at my side, picks up a rock, and throws it. The stone skips across the water before plunking under waves. “You know, Mom would be mad if she found out you came to Fishtown on your own.”

I jut out my chin.

“Really? You’re seriously not talking to me?” He picks up another rock and throws it. This time the rock plunks under the water without skipping, and it takes all my effort not to tease him about it.

“On Dad’s soul, I swear I didn’t do it.”

That’s big. He’d never risk lying when Dad’s soul is at risk. I finally break my silence. “Then who?”

Another rock. Skip. Skip. Skip. Plunk.

“Don’t know. Probably Rod.”

I close my journal then slip it and my pen into my backpack. The journal is where I write my memories of Dad. I don’t want to forget anything. And it’s therapeutic. Makes me feel connected to him, helps me deal with the dark hole inside me.

I also use it to keep a record of my panic attacks for my psychotherapist, Dr. Herrera. She wants me to jot down what starts it, how long it lasts, and how I feel during each one. There aren’t as many entries for them since I started taking my meds. Usually, I have an episode when I forget to take several of my scheduled doses in a row. But now I have them set in my phone’s alarm so I won’t forget.

I’ve always had them. The attacks are just more intense since Dad died.

Dad. His name was Eli. Never played favorites with Dalton and me. He treated us equally. Loved us the same.

Like a festering blister, the wanting to know my real parents is painful. It was Dad who brought them to life for me, telling me stories behind the many pictures in the rows of albums lining one of the shelves in his home office. There’re many tales of him and my mom growing up together. She got him into trouble a lot. My mother was assertive and excellent at math. One trait I have, the other I’m working on.

I capture all that in my journal, too.


About Brenda:


Brenda Drake Author Photo


Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, 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 for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).



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Other blogs on the tour:

Dec. 27- (Excerpt 1) (Excerpt 2)

Dec. 28- (Excerpt 3) (Excerpt 4)

Dec. 29- (Excerpt 5) (Excerpt 6)

Dec. 30-   (Excerpt 7) (Excerpt 8)

Dec. 31- (Excerpt 9)

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Jan. 1- (Excerpt 11) (Excerpt 12)

Jan. 2- (Excerpt 13)  (Excerpt 14)

Jan. 3- (Excerpt 15) (Excerpt 16)

Jan. 4- (Excerpt 17) (Excerpt 18)

Jan. 5- (Excerpt 19) (Excerpt 20)

Jan. 6- (Excerpt 21) (Excerpt 22)

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Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy Analiese Rising!



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I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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