Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake

Don’t miss the Excerpt Tour for Analiese Rising by New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Drake, which releases on Tuesday, January 8, 2019!

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.


Half-Blood meets Antigoddess in a thrilling, romantic new series from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Drake.

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.



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“A fast-paced adventure brimming with romance, mythology, and dangerous secrets. I was hooked!” –Elly Blake, New York Times and international bestselling author of the Frostblood Saga



Marek straightens. “Me, too. There’ve got to be answers in here somewhere. I’m going to check the drawers. You see if there’s anything in that cabinet.”

The cabinet has four doors. Behind the first two are office supplies. On the middle shelf is a stack of passports. I snatch one from the top and open it. The photograph is of Adam Conte, Marek’s grandfather, but the name on the passport is Martin Cleary.

I check another one. Same picture, different name—Ted Johnson.

They all have his photo with an alias.

My finger bounces on the spine of each one as I count them. “There are fourteen.”

Marek glances up from the drawer he’s searching. “What’s that?”

“Passports.” I hold one up. “All with your grandfather’s picture but different names. Why would he need these? I’ll tell you. He was a spy, that’s why.”

He hurries over and flips through the passports. The look on his face changes from confusion to anger. He throws the stack across the room. “Who was he? What else was he hiding?”

I back up against the cabinet. This isn’t really happening. Some old man was stalking me, and probably many others. The thing is, I didn’t even know I was being followed or monitored. It’s as if bony fingers scratch up my back and over my skull. I’ve never felt so vulnerable before. Then a new thought comes to me. One that rips my heart completely out.

Did he kill my parents and my uncle?

“The list.” My voice sounds shaky, and my legs wobble a little. “He was watching us. Why was he watching us?”


Check out all the excerpt stops below:

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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About the Author:

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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