Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Goddess Fish Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for The Sanctum: The Boy by Madhuri Blaylock

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for The Boy by Madhuri Blaylock.  Please leave a comment or question for Madhuri to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, where Madhuri will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner during the tou by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of her tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

The Boy
By Madhuri Blaylock
The Sanctum, Book 2

Publisher: Madhuri Pavamani Blaylock
Release Date: May 15, 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 406 Pages
ISBN: 978-0373608607

Buy Links:  Amazon Print | Kindle

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About the book:

“Every now and again an excellent novel will come forth dealing with fantasy and magic that will just grab and hold my attention from beginning to end. That is exactly what THE GIRL did.” -- OOSA Online Book Club

In THE GIRL, Madhuri Blaylock introduced readers to the world of The Sanctum, one corrupted by greed and savagery and hellbent on achieving a single goal: destroying the prophesied hybrid. When one of its most celebrated warriors questioned his allegiances, age-old secrets were unveiled and violence erupted. The journey becomes more perilous and intense as the trilogy surges forward with


Can you cross the plains of death, collect every piece of your soul and make it back to the land of the living?

And if you complete the journey, will your loved ones welcome your return?

The Ramyan have been answering such questions since the creation of The Sanctum. A mysterious sect of Magicals, haunting the blank spaces of time and memory, they serve no one but themselves and their higher purpose. They exist on a plane removed from earthly matters, shifting easily between the living and the dead, moving in time to the beat of their own drummer.

At least they did. Dev and Wyatt change all of that when the prophesied hybrid lands on the steps of Rinshun Palace, seeking help for the wounded Class A Warrior. That decision alters lives and sets old agendas back on course. But at what cost to Dev and Wyatt? And does that really even matter?

“The characters in Madhuri Blaylock's novel...are well written and unique, and the story is just fantastic...I just loved every page of the story!” - Readers' Favorite


The clearing in the park still hummed with magic. Her magic. And her scent. It was why he kept coming back to the same spot every night, just for a whiff. Then he could go about his business, whatever that might be.

Darvin Lucius Jefferson was one hundred and ten, going on seventeen. He was a wealthy, bored teenager who became a wealthy, somewhat bored vampire. There were a few things in this life that brought him joy, piqued his interest: from the very first day he saw her, Jools Clayworth, and as of nine days ago, that stunning thing her brother was running around with before he died.

Of course, Darvin had no idea whether or not Wyatt perished subsequent to his ministrations, nor did he care. He simply assumed the too-good looking, sanctimonious warrior was dead, for his wound was hideous and he seemed to be breathing on borrowed time. Darvin had told the pretty thing as much that night, then he'd returned to his perch atop the Dakota and watched her strap the warrior to her back and escape into nothingness.

What a feat that had been.

One moment she was there, in all her stunning beauty and tortured agony, the next she was gone.


As if she'd never been there at all.

Darvin went to the spot that night, less to follow her than simply explore. It was glamoured to avoid human detection but he found it easily, having watched the warrior and his beautiful best friend, Ryker Morrison, comb the area many a time over the past year. But try as he might, Darvin could spot nothing to hint at an escape hatch or portal. Whatever the pretty thing had used to vanish into thin air, it was long gone, hidden from prying eyes. All that lingered was her scent, that hypnotizing, intoxicating essence of her that Darvin wished he could bottle and keep hidden in his pocket. Away from Darby.

Darby Winthrop.

The one and only.

The dark queen of New York.

The southern belle from hell.

His maker.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Madhuri is a Jersey City Heights girl via Snellville, Georgia, who writes paranormal fiction and is slightly infatuated with tattoos, four-inch heels, ice cream, Matt Damon, scotch, Doc Martens, Laini Taylor, photo booths and dancing like a fool.

She's currently working on The Sanctum trilogy and hopes one day soon, everyone is walking around with copies of The Girl and The Boy in their pocket or on their Kindle.

She wants to get a goat and a burro, but since she lives in the city, will settle for some chickens.

To learn more about her, you can follow her blog at, follow her on Twitter at @madhuriblaylock or like her on Facebook at

She's totally chatty so drop her a line any time.


  1. Hi Maria, want to stop by and say thanks for hosting THE BOY today. Totally appreciate it. I hope your readers enjoy the excerpt and if they have any questions for me, I'll be checking in throughout the day to answer them or chat a bit. Cheers!

  2. I liked the excerpt the best. The book sounds absolutely wonderful.

    1. Thanks so much, Anita. So psyched you liked the excerpt. I hope you check out the book - think you'll like it. Thanks for stopping by...cheers!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Elena. I introduced Darvin at the end of Book I: The Girl, very briefly, but even those couple of scenes, it's quite obvious he is a character. In Book II: The Boy, readers learn a little more about his past and quite a bit about his interactions with Darby Winthrop, his maker, and as he loves to call her, the southern belle from hell. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the tour...cheers!

  4. This does sound like an interesting read.

  5. This sounds interesting

  6. Sounds like a very good story. Looking forward to more excerpts during this tour.