Friday, November 2, 2018

The Nefarious Series by Lucille Moncrief - Book Tour and Giveaway

A captured mermaid, two vampire hives on the brink of war, and a bored, sadistic king weave a tale of forbidden love in this spin-off from Moncrief’s Nefarious series.

Follow Hannibal Steele, chief alchemist of the Scion Hive, as he races against the clock to produce the coveted Bone Elixir. Will he finish the elixir in time before the Great King Abaddon murders Hannibal’s love, Emmeline, princess of the rival Minoa Hive?

Find out in this thrilling, fast-paced tale set in a steampunk world, where the sea rises in anger at the capture of her princess, wolves howl within the hoary swirls of a white potion, and mermaids join forces with a lonely alchemist in the foggy Georgia night.

Nefarious Volume One: A Dark and Erotic Tale

Penny Dreadful meets Fifty Shades 

Book 1 of 6 of Lucille Moncrief’s the Nefarious Series 

Talcott Henderson, dead for over one hundred years old, wants to live again. Enslaved and abused, he longs to destroy his maker and return to the world of the living. But first, he must replace himself with someone else. Armed with only a silver tongue and a fuzzy sense of right and wrong, he sets his sights on Elyse Delafayette, a lonely melancholic. But Samuel Quartermaine, a vampire hunter with a dark past of his own, bears a grudge against Talcott's maker, and stalks Talcott from the shadows of the cemetery walls. 

Will Talcott succeed in convincing Elyse to join the ranks of the undead before Samuel can stop him? 

Fans of Dracula, steampunk, and gaslight fantasy will love this collection of dark and lurid tales. If you're tired of sparkly vampires and sickly-sweet romances, sink your fangs into the Nefarious Series and get a bigger bite out of the vampire world.

Nefarious Volume Two: Honor the Suffering

Genre: Steampunk/Gaslamp Dark Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Alternative History/Horror 


While the bombs rain overhead, Talcott Henderson and a group of fellow soldiers huddle in the cratered ground beneath the German front lines. Through the never-ending din of enemy fire, the voracious, blood-soaked machine of war haunts Talcott. Memories claw at him; kill or be killed, eat or be eaten. In the bowels of the earth a specter appears and offers him an eternal life free of guilt.

But what is the cost of an unmarred soul?

If you like dark and gritty tales, war stories and the supernatural, you'll love this installment of the authoress Moncrief's Nefarious series. Grab your copy today, travel through time, and escape into a breathtaking new world!

Nefarious Volume Three: The World is Our Exile

Can evil consume innocence? 

Can the one who walks the line between both save it?

Elyse Delafayette, innocent yet darkly cynical, continues a naive flirtation with evil incarnate. Although goodness pursues her, she rebukes him. Although he seems sincere, she fears he is not. 

Samuel Quartermaine, embodying darkness and light, races against time to save her from the clutches of the undead. 

Will she let him love her?

If you are sick of sparkly vampires and love sarcastic heroines, brooding, secretive heroes, and exploring the stark contrast between good and evil, you will love this story. Get your copy now to experience a sensual, thrilling ride into vivid new world!

Nefarious Volume Four: The Dirigible Airship Disaster

Penny Dreadful meets Fifty Shades

Described as “captivating,” and “hauntingly beautiful,” the Nefarious series is a sophisticated, enthralling, and well-written tale of intrigue and devious desires. Set in a lurid, southern gothic world, follow the undead Talcott Henderson as he engages in a battle of wits with his intended, Elyse Delafayette. 

But wait, what’s this? Half-ling dhamphyrs armed with hawthorn stakes, an energy-witch coven torn apart by infighting, and a corpse-like, ancient vampire king with an agenda of his own? 

Enhanced with custom illustrations, this fast-paced steampunk series will leave you on the edge of your seat and hungry for more. If you are sick and tired of wimpy vampires and the flood of terrible books on the romance market, grab your copy today of the Nefarious series and relearn what a true escape into fiction is all about.

Nefarious Volume 4.5: The Heads That Rolled

Fans of Trueblood and all things dark and steampunk will fall in love with Lucille Moncrief's Nefarious Series. 

In the fifth installment of this newest generation of vampire lore, go back in time to the savage heights of the French Revolution. Heads will roll as the story follows the series' anti-hero, Samuel Quartermaine, as he falls victim to the family curse and his father's betrayal.

Book 4.5 is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading long into the night . . . With the lights on, of course.


Nefarious Volume 4.5: The Heads That Rolled

Paris, 1794

A strange feeling overcame Pierre; worry and suspicion, but he dismissed them as his gnawing hunger, even though he’d eaten less than four hours prior. His feet shuffled quietly down the first few steps until he came to the narrow landing. The window casement which adorned the landing was open. He heard something odd, like the tenuous caw of a raven, or the groan of an opening door, spill through the aperture. A strange smell wafted in through the window, and it reminded him of fresh-cut hay, but it was only early spring.

Pierre glanced behind his shoulder at the shadows above his head. They crept like spiders as he adjusted his nightcap and thought of waking his manservant, Victor, but shook his head and scowled. Pierre was, after all, the man of the house, and he deigned to at least peer out the back and see what was going on, hoping to discern where in God’s country his wife had gone.

His appetite abated when he felt a horrifying cold seep through the old window which faced the back lawn and the grape arbor—a draft, but laced with poison. A shudder of incomprehensible fear swept through Pierre, and a fist tightened around his sternum.

Pierre was terribly familiar with that fist. He’d felt it when he knew a customer would not pay, and he vividly recalled it the one time a drunken man had ambled into his shop and fallen against the window display, scattering folds of floral-patterned chenille.  Pierre felt that fist the first time he’d laid eyes on the woman who would become his future wife but had brushed the fist aside once he remembered the sheer size of social and political capital she would bring to their future union.

The fist was his intuition.

The steady drip of his fear soon gave way to anger though, for that was how Pierre and his father and his father before him had handled such an inconvenient emotion as fear. He scowled again, shaking his head, and shuffled quickly down the stairs, passed the larder, into the tiny hall and vestibule that housed the westward facing door that opened to the back lawn and the grape arbor.

Pierre squeezed the latch on the door and opened it but a crack. He lifted the weeping candle, snug within its chamberstick, and squinted into the night, illuminated by the street lanterns hanging from the courtyard walls opposite the property line.

What mist, what terrible mist swirled in the Parisian dark! Pierre, his anger dampening his fear and appealing to his baser nature, shook within his soft, obese frame. His bones rattled, and his muscles quaked. There, beneath the misty foot of the grape arbor, was his wife, enthralled by some creature.

A heat that rivaled the thickening swirl of the mist crawled up Pierre’s quivering jowls, and the flame of his candle quickened, jumping and skipping to a fast rhythm that echoed the frantic beating of his overburdened heart.

About the Author

Lucille Moncrief, authoress of the steampunk and gaslight vampire series, Nefarious, was clearly a stodgy old librarian in a past life. She loves poring over history books and binge-watching PBS's Secrets Of series.

Join her mailing list by downloading the free book, Hannibal Steele and the Bone Elixir:

When Ms. Moncrief is not yelling at the kids to get off her lawn, you can find her staring out her window pretending to be pensive. She's usually in a good mood and readily accepts follows and friend requests to her Facebook page.

To contact the authoress Moncrief and for more information on upcoming and past releases, please visit her website,

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Buy Information:  ONLY Book 4.5 is $0.99 during the tour.

Books 1 – 4 are all available for sale on Amazon. Book 4.5 is up for pre-order and will release on Oct. 25. 

Books 1-3 are available in a boxset at this link on Amazon:

All of the books are in KU except for the prequel, Hannibal Steele and the Bone Elixir. It is free on Bookfunnel at:

Pre-Order Book 4.5: Amazon Link:

Lucille Moncrief will be awarding a (US ONLY) signed paperback copy of Book 4.5 and a poster of the series (The series is illustrated) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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