Treasure Darkly by Jordan Elizabeth - Blog Tour! Excerpt & Hardcover Copy Giveaway!

Happy Monday!

When I woke up today, it was a struggle to get my butt out of bed. The struggle was real my friends, the struggle was real!

I've kind of been in a reading slump the past few days which I'm not really happy about. I've read 19 books so far this year (pretty amazing!) and I'm thinking of what to read next. I have so many reviews to write, and so many to read for review, it's quite hard.

I just recently picked up The Winner's Curse by  Marie Rutkoski. I've been approved for the second book on Netgalley so I need to get reading it! I'm only a few pages in, but it's pretty good so far!

Today, I have the opportunity to join in on the Treasure Darkly blog tour! Below is an excerpt of Jordan Elizabeth's new book and she is also giving away a hardcover copy of her other book, Gears of Brass!

Don't forget to enter and comment below!

Title: Treasure Darkly (Book One Treasure Chronicles)
Author: Jordan Elizabeth
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Steampunk
Release Date: February 16th, 2015
Publisher:  Curiosity Quills Press
Seventeen-year-old Clark Treasure assumes the drink he stole off the captain is absinthe…until the chemicals in the liquid give him the ability to awaken the dead. A great invention for creating perfect soldiers, yes, but Clark wants to live as a miner, not a slave to the army—or the deceased. On the run, Clark turns to his estranged tycoon father for help. The Treasures welcome Clark with open arms, so he jumps at the chance to help them protect their ranch against Senator Horan, a man who hates anyone more powerful than he.

And he is not alone. His new found sister, Amethyst, thinks that's rather dashing, until Horan kidnaps her, and all she gets is a bullet through her heart. When Clark brings her back to life, she realizes he's more than just street-smart - and he's not really a Treasure. Amethyst’s boring summer at home has turned into an adventure on the run, chock full of intrigue, danger, love, and a mysterious boy named Clark.

The young adult novel is a dark mix of steampunk, the paranormal and romance in a “Wild West” setting.

“Looks like he did drink it up.” The general client spoke from the right. “Must’ve interacted with all that bloody hertum. Look at ‘im, he’s bleeding already.”

“What’s it gonna do to him?” the guard from the morning asked. 

“Lots of stuff.” The general laughed. “When he touches the dead, he’ll be able to bring them back, and exchange that life for another. Perfect soldier, huh? We only have one vial ready and I was going to give it to a lucky fellow. Guess it will be this boy.” 

“Whatcha gonna do with him?” The guard snickered.

“Have to be a test subject,” the general said. “Sure thought it was that Judy who stole my bottle. Pity I killed her. She sure knew how to make my pecker sing.”
Clark’s mother. 

Clark bolted off the ground and ran. He could hide in the hole under the shed behind the brothel. 

Mable never found him under there. He might be cursed with raising the dead—he’d already done that to the poor mine worker—but it didn’t mean he’d let them take him for tests. 

No blog tour is complete without a giveaway. Enter below for a chance to win a paperback copy of GEARS OF BRASS

Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, is the author of Escape From WitchWood Hollow and a contributor to Gears of Brass, both available from Curiosity Quills Press.

Gears of Brass includes a short story featuring Amethyst Treasure, one of the main characters in the Treasure Chronicles.

Check out Jordan’s website,, for contests and book signings. Jordan is represented by Belcastro Agency and President of the Utica Writers Club.

Connect with Jordan Elizabeth!

Happy reading!


  1. Replies
    1. Glad you think so! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. I hope this book will help you pull out of that slump! I also have a copy of The Winners Curse but need to get around to it. I am looking forward to knowing what you think of it :) And this sounds like a great steampunk read!

    1. It's starting to! I'm only in by 18% and I can't get enough of it! You definitely should read it. :)

  3. The premise sounds promising :D Thank you for the giveaway x Benish | Feminist Reflections

    1. It does! I've never read steampunk before, but I do think this one looks good. :)

  4. I loved the Winner's Curse -- hope that helps your slump :)
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I'm so glad you did! I think it is helping. It sounds very interesting. :)


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