Oct 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: Born of Deception by Teri Brown

Hello, reader-folks! I have got a STUNNING cover to share with you today, courtesy of Book Nerd Tours! Not only is this a pretty cover, but it matches book one's cover! It's Born of Deception, the sequel to Teri Brown's magical Born of Illusion! And there's a giveaway of an ARC, so be sure to stick around. But first, let me tell you about book one.

The First Book
Title: Born of Illusion
Author: Teri Brown
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: June 11, 2013
Pages: 373
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Anna Van Housen has a secret. 

A gifted illusionist, Anna assists her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums, and mentalists in 1920’s New York. As the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini—or so Marguerite claims—sleight of hand illusions have never been a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her own gifts secret from her opportunistic mother. Because while Marguerite’s own powers may be a sham, Anna possesses a true ability to sense people’s feelings and foretell the future.

But as Anna’s powers intensify, she begins to experience frightening visions of her mother in peril, which leads her to explore the powers she’s tried so long to hide. And when a mysterious young man named Cole moves into the flat downstairs, introducing Anna to a secret society that studies people with gifts like hers, she is forced to confront her past and rethink everything she’s ever known. Is her mother truly in danger, or are Anna’s visions merely illusion? And could the great Houdini really be her father, or is it just another of Marguerite’s tricks?

From Teri Brown comes a world bursting with magic, with romance, and the temptations of Jazz Age New York—and the story of a girl about to become the mistress of her own destiny.

And it's not out until May 6, 2014, but you can add Born of Corruption: A Born of Illusion Novella on Goodreads and preorder from Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

The Reveal
Now, for what you're really here to see...the cover for Born of Deception! Don't worry, I'll show it to you. Just...




Title: Born of Deception
Author: Teri Brown
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: June 10, 2014
Pages: 352

Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world: after scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she has moved to London to chase her dream and to join an underground society for people like her with psychic abilities. Along with her handsome beau, Cole Archer, Anna is prepared to take the city by storm.

But when Anna arrives in London, she finds the group in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing and, without a suspect, the group’s members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the society itself—or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?

As Cole and Anna begin to unravel the case and secrets about the society are revealed, they find themselves at odds, their plans for romance in London having vanished. Her life in danger and her relationship fizzling, can Anna find a way to track down the killer before he makes her his next victim—or will she have to pay the ultimate price for her powers?

Set in Jazz-Age London, this alluring sequel to Born of Illusion comes alive with sparkling romance, deadly intrigue, and daring magic.

What do you think of the cover? Preeetty, right? And gosh, I just love that font! Also, look at how great the two covers look side by side!

The Author
I’m not sure who to tell you about here because I’m actually two people rolled into one. As a responsible mother of teens, I show one persona to the world. That person is driven, conservative and level headed. But the other part of me just never grew up. She is rebellious, impulsive and curious.
It’s hard being both these people. They’re often at odds.
The mother part of me knows I should put a cap on how many animals we take in. The teen part of me wants to save them all. We have five cats and two dogs. Who do you think is winning?
Even now. The mother part wants to make a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a tossed salad. The teen part wants to order a pizza, work on my website and check my Facebook.
Luckily, though my two halves don’t always agree, both of us live happily in Portland, Oregon, with a husband and too many animals. And we both love to write and write and write..

The Giveaway
US only, must be 13 years or older to enter.


  1. I love how they go together but I am confused-I thought the second book was supposed to have something about Rasputin? Do you remember hearing about that?

  2. I think I may have just died. I adored the first one and the cover is so fantabulous *passes out from hyperventilation*


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