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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Nefarious Series Excerpt Tour + Giveaway

The Nefarious Series
by Lucille Moncrief


GENRE:  Dark Fantasy, Steampunk  (erotica elements)



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.

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!

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!

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.

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.



I’d finished my latest invention. I almost couldn't stand the wait, the infernal wait before I could test its effectiveness. Anticipation would make the witness of its first use all the sweeter.

I was in the basement of our medical offices, and I couldn’t get the taste of her off my tongue nor out of my mind. What was it, defiance? Yes, that was the lingering savor. But something more—it was the taste of empathy. I knew it, because I did not have it. It tasted like love, companionship, and humanity itself. It was pure, blinding light—a tangy lemon, a soft custard and buttery embrace.

I took a deep breath and packed the equipment into the box and carried it upstairs, the scuff of my shoes and swish of my tailcoat the only sounds in the sterile silence.

Late into the evening of the day of her first procedure, I’d wandered the streets of town. Giddy with lust, I could sense her presence—an invisible, golden thread strung from her heart to mine, drawing me near until I stood outside her window. The soft sound of her breathing lulled me into a stupor, and I dozed under a rhododendron. I heard her rouse at sunup and followed her to the old woman's house.

I hid in the shade of an old oak tree, and what I heard made the hollow piece of black coal in my chest ache with tenderness—her empathy. I wanted it to be mine. I was a greedy, covetous creature. Without it, all joy had left me, the rich fabric of human emotion ashes in my mouth. This is death, and it is spiteful, frustrated, and bored.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.

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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:

Book One: Amazon Link:

Book Two: Amazon Link:

Book Three: Amazon Link:

Book Four: Amazon Link:

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.