Deadly Destinations: Erica O’Rourke and win your choice from the Torn Trilogy

August 6, 2012 Deadly Destinations 72

Today’s Deadly Destination  is from Erica O’Rourke’s Luc on New Orleans from BOUND(published on June 26, 2012 from K Teen). Want to win a copy of your choice from the series? Enter via the widget below.

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Erica O’Rourke’s Luc on New Orleans from BOUND

TornThe trick to understanding New Orleans is that it’s more than one city. The city you see by daylight is different than the one you see by night, and the city Flats know and love isn’t the same one the Arcs live in. Every building, every story, every person in the Crescent City has layers of secrets and stories and history. Nothing’s ever what it seems.

When Verity was came here, she fell in love with the city…right up until she realized she couldn’t leave. And when Mouse – Mo to her family, Maura when things are looking serious – arrived, she wasn’t interested in anything the city had to offer. Including me.

It’s a shame. She’s a beautiful city, if you take the time to get to know her – and if nobody’s trying to kill you. And while I’ve been all over the world, nothing makes me happier than the streets of the Quarter on a summer night, with sweet olive and the blues heavy in the air, your girl on your arm. Here’s some of the places I’ve taken Mouse, trying to help her see New Orleans through my eyes:

The Allée: If you were to approach the Allée without an Arc, all you’d see would be the green grass and oak tree-lined roads of an old plantation, like the ones in St. Martinville or Vacherie.  But for Arcs, the Allée is a sacred space, bounded by a different element on each side, with the land inside considered neutral ground. Each of the Houses has a lane to the central dais, bounded by trees and anchored by a stone basin, imbued with magic and nearly unbreakable.  If you’re lookin’ to make a statement to every living Arc, this is the place to do it.

TangledThe Assembly: From the outside, it’s easy to recognize the spires of the Assembly – it’s located inside St. Louis Cathedral, bordering Jackson Square. But instead of sharing the space with tourists and parishioners, we shift the space inside, so the only way in is by going Between just as you enter the vestibule. Only an Arc can get in – a fact that makes Mouse more than a little cranky – but it’s safer that way. The inside looks like an old-fashioned theater, with rows and rows of seats looking down on a stage, and dead-center is the table that the Quartoren rule from, covered with the runes that allow us to call on the magic. Without that table, the Arcs would be lost.

Café Du Monde: Just across Jackson Square from the Assembly is Café Du Monde, where you can get beignets – piping-hot, fried dough, heaped with powdered sugar – and café au lait twenty-four hours a day. Don’t fool yourself into thinking it’s just coffee with milk – the coffee’s cut with chicory root. The line is always long, thanks to the tourists, but it’s worth the wait. Good things usually are, I’ve found.

Elemental Houses: Each of the four elemental magics has a House where the Patriarch and his family live; they’re training centers for the younger arcs and where all House business is taken care of. You can only cross into a House’s territory if you’re a member – or a guest of a member. Most importantly, within the boundaries of a house, the Quartoren holds no power. The House of DeFoudre, where I grew up, is located in the upper Quarter. The House of Marais – Evangeline and Verity’s House – is in the Garden District.

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Neutral Ground/the Dauphine: While Arcs get along, generally speakin’, there’s always a bit of friction between Houses. To make sure those disagreements don’t get too ugly, we have places where using magic against another Arc is considered a crime. One such place is the Dauphine, a bar in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. Concealed to look like an abandoned storefront, the Dauphine’s got music, beer, and information, if you’re willing to pay. Flat New Orleans has its own version – the strips of grass in the middle of a road. I’ve been told it was a place for the Spanish and French to trade, back in the day – but three guesses where they got the idea.

This city has been my home for my entire life. And I’ve always believed it would be my future, too – that one day, I would be the Patriarch of my House, take up my seat on the Quartoren, and fulfill the destiny handed down by my family. But now that I’ve met Mouse – a girl who’s got as many layers as New Orleans itself – I’m starting to wonder whether home is a city, or a person. I have a feeling the answer will change everything.

Giveaway

Giveaway provided by Erica O’Rourke
One copy of TORN, TANGLED or BOUND by Erica O’Rourke

Torn Tangled Bound

   

Available from K Teen

TORN:

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend’s murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo—quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo—will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she’ll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys—protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc. One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?

TANGLED:

A month ago, Mo Fitzgerald risked her life to stop an ancient prophecy and avenge her best friend’s murder. Now, she only wants to keep her loved ones safe. But the magic—and the Chicago Mob—have other plans.

Mysterious, green-eyed Luc is back, asking for help—and a second chance. Colin, her strongest protector, is hiding a shocking secret. And inside Constance, the magic is about to go terribly wrong. Tangled in a web of love and betrayal, Mo must choose between the life she’s dreamed of and the one she’s destined for.

BOUND:

Mo Fitzgerald has made her choice: A life in Chicago. A future with Colin. To leave behind the enigmatic Luc and the world of the Arcs. But the more she struggles to keep her magic and mortal lives separate, the deadlier the consequences. In the end, Mo must risk everything–her life, her heart, her future–or lose it all.

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72 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Erica O’Rourke and win your choice from the Torn Trilogy”

  1. Rachel at theJeepDiva

    These books look amazing. I have not seen them before. I really liked the covers also. Thanks for the post these are now on my TBR list.

  2. Victoria Zumbrum

    Erica your books sound very good. I would love to read them. What inspires you to write? Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Natalie Cleary

    Thanks so much for the chance. Ive read the first and loved it but still need to get the next 2 :)

  4. Tammy Hall

    I in all honesty had not seen the series until today however, after reading about them I am extremely interested in them. I think Erica O’Rourke has written a series of books that has totally grabbed me and would have me completely engrossed in some books that would keep me reading in such a way that I would absolutely devourer these books. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  5. sienny

    new orleans.. one of my dream destination.. hope i can go there, and soon

  6. Kerry

    These sound great, I am certainly excited to read them!

    kerryjcj AT verizon DOT net

  7. kelsey d

    New Orleans is one of my favorite cities, I used to live only an hour and a half from there, so I’ve been many times. I love reading books set in new Orleans, so I really hope I win! :)

  8. Steph Trujillo

    This Is a Great Giveaway Miss Erica!!!
    Whats Kind of music do you think fits best with your books :)?

  9. Marie-Claude

    These book look amazing!!! I really need to try them.

    Thank for the great giveaway!!!

  10. Viki S.

    I’m right with those above and hadn’t seen this series before. It looks great. From the little blurb I’m picking up that Luc has some groveling to do ;). Why did you give him green eyes? They seem to be all the rage lately. Thank you.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Pat

    Great giveaway today! I’m agreeing with the top few people above about this place. Seems fun if you can survive.

  12. Veronika

    Added the books to my wishlist! :) I can’t wait to read threm! The covers are so pretty =)

  13. Carrie V.

    I’ve always wanted to know how authors come up with such pretty names for characters.

  14. Natasha

    Sounds like a awesome series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Sarah

    I still haven’t read Bound but I LOVED Torn and Tangled :) Bound is definitely on my list :)

  16. Micaela Swentik

    What inspired you to write this trilogy? I am can’t wait to read it! I have been following it for some time now! Thanks!

  17. Velvet Hubler

    Erica, What or who is your biggest inspiration when writing?

  18. Mickie T

    The 2 books I’ve read so far have been good, with such an interesting setting and world-building. Can’t wait to get my hands on the third book.

  19. Chelsea B.

    Wow, thank you for the givaway! This series sounds amazing!

  20. Erika

    I haven’t read any of your books before and would love to win! Thanks for the chance! Love that the one has the Chicago Mob mentioned in it because I’m from Chicago!

  21. Susan

    This is the first that I have heard of this series, but they sound like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Kt.

    The covers are really pretty, and the series sounds great. I’ll be adding it to my TBR pile.

  23. Kai W.

    I haven’t read any of your books or heard of you. Glad you did the interview. Now you are on my map.
    Thanks

  24. Chelsea Foust

    These covers are awesome! What do you do if/when you get writers block?

  25. Brenda Demko

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I’ve never been to New Orleans. If I were to go there, what would you suggest that I need to experience to make atrip complete?

  26. Caty R

    I haven’t read any of these books yet so I would want to get Torn and see the world building though I’m not a huge fan of the New Orleans setting in general (too many books out there that take place here)

  27. Jasmyn

    I love the New Orleans setting. It’s such a historic town so many different places and people to read about.

  28. Denise Z

    I have always loved stories set in New Orleans and this series sounds awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us today. I definitely have the series on my wishlist and am looking forward to the journey. I have to make a comment on the covers (yeah I’m one of those LOL) I think they are getting better and better with each new installment and my fingers are itching to get a hold of them.

  29. Cheryl

    I enjoyed Torn and have Tangled but haven’t read it yet. What are you working on now?

  30. Amanda Marie

    These books look amazing!!! Definitely have to add them to my tbr! So Erica.. Are you working on any new projects? A new series perhaps?

  31. Lili

    Your books sound totally unique and interesting! I definitely want to read them. What inspired you to come up with such an amazing sounding series?

  32. Anary

    this trilogy sound fantastic I can’t wait to have it on my hands!:)) Thanks for the chance. Okay for the question what inspired you to right a book? is it a person or you just want to?

  33. Proserpine

    Hi! Thanks for this chance! I got Tangled at home (gift), but I want to read the first book first!!! This series sounds awesome!

  34. Sariah

    New to me author, these books sound very interesting. I will be adding to my list. Thanks for the chance.

  35. wni

    I heard amazing things about the trilogy and it sounds good to me! Thanks for the chance

  36. Karina A.

    I haven’t read any of the books but I heard positive reviews about the series. Thanks for the chance of winning your wonderful books!:)

  37. Mia K Rose

    That was great reading it from your character’s perspective. Been meaning to get around to this series but the TBR pile never seem to goes away. Thanks for making this international.

  38. Brandy

    Have you ever had to choose between two guy like Mo? Thanks fort he giveaway.

  39. whitewolfreads

    I haven’t read this series but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for the post!

  40. Vanessa

    I have not read these yet but the tour really got me interested and so I just added them to my TBR list. I wonder how you define what the Arcs are?

  41. Beverly G

    your books look awesome and those covers r soo beautiful did u have any input with them i know most authors dont but im always curious if they do

  42. Brenda Demko

    These books sound and look awesome. I have to admit that I put Torn on my wishlist when it first came out! Sadly, I forgot about it. :( Thanks for reminding me about it!!!

  43. Krista

    Thanks so much! These books have been on my TBR list for awhile now – just haven’t gotten to them yet!

  44. Myra White

    I have never heard of these books before but they do sound quite cool! I’ll have to add them to my TBR pile which is already so long it hurts my brain but there are just so many good books!

  45. Jolene A

    I really like these covers and would love to get my hands on the first book. Thanks so much for the chance to win

  46. DeeDee Griffin

    I’ve been wanting to start reading this series for while. And I love that it’s set in New Orleans!

  47. Zara Alexis

    I haven’t had the pleasure of going to New Orleans. But, it’s on my list! Thanks for the giveaway! Wonderful!

  48. eli yanti

    i have not go to New Orleans yet, but i’d read a few books set in New Orleans, a nice place :)

    thanks for the giveaway

  49. Filia Oktarina

    Those books sound amazing. I would love to read them. All cover was amazing to, i love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. wanda flanagan

    I love your covers they are just gorgeous .Have a great weekend