Welcome to the official tour schedule for the Escapist Book Co. book tour of Blessed Odds by Steve McHugh. Below, you’ll find all of the information about the book and author, links to purchase a copy of your own, as well as our list of hosts for the tour. We will be updating this page with links to each stop along the tour, so be sure to check back throughout the week!
Blessed Odds by Steve McHugh
Series: Riftborn #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Any
Published: February 21, 2023
Lucas Rurik confronts a cult determined to remake the world—no matter the cost—in this urban fantasy noir from the author of the Hellequin Chronicles.
Lucas Rurik is no stranger to navigating the tricky territory between humans and those touched by the rift. After all, as the last surviving member of the Raven Guild, protecting the peace is his job. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
As much as Lucas would like to be out hunting for Dr. Callie Mitchell—a deranged scientist with a bad habit of experimenting on the rift-fused—his friends at the Rift-Crime Unit require his expertise on a perilous case. It seems a mysterious kingpin known as the Croupier has been making some shady deals, and revenants, riftborn, and humans alike are winding up dead in the process. Now, with the help of chained revenant Nadia and FBI-agent-turned-revenant Emily West, it’s up to Lucas to track down the anonymous crime lord before anyone else is hurt.
But as Lucas gets closer to his target, he discovers this is no ordinary manhunt. The Croupier is leading a dangerous group of zealots who want to destroy both the rift and humanity—and they’ll stop at nothing to make their so-called Blessed plans a reality.
The House Always Wins • Gunslingers and Gravediggers • A Crow Always Remembers
About the Author
Steve McHugh was born in Mexborough South-Yorkshire, before moving to Southampton as a child. He currently lives in Southampton with his wife and 3 daughters.
Steve self-published his first book, Crimes Against Magic, in 2012, following up with Born of Hatred later that year. In 2013, the series was picked up by a traditional publisher, and the final novel in the series, Scorched Shadows, was nominated for a Gemmell best novel award. Three additional trilogies have been published in Hellequin Universe; The Avalon Chronicles, The Rebellion Chronicles, and The Antiquity Chronicles.
Steve has had multiple books become bestsellers, and has sold over a million books worldwide.
Author Page: https://amzn.to/3nXoJnZ
Thank you to all of our hosts for participating in the tour! You can find their content linked below.
Escapist Book Co.
Beneath A Thousand Skies
Fiction Fans Podcast Blog
& Neil the Book Guy