Beneath Blood and Bone by Madeline Sheehan & Claire Riley…..Blog Tour

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It is the end of the world.

They call him Eagle, like the grand and beautiful bird that symbolizes freedom. During these dark times, when humanity is experiencing nothing but suffering, a man with such a powerful name should be a beacon of hope, yet he is anything but.

Her name is Autumn, but she hasn’t said this name or much of anything else in the four years since the fall of civilization. A shell of her former self, living wild in a cave at the bottom of a ravine, Autumn is accustomed to being alone. She prefers it, actually, especially when her only options for company either try to kill her, or worse, to lock her up inside their walls.

Captured by Eagle’s people, Autumn is suddenly thrust back into the land of the living, but she would hardly call it living. The community of Purgatory is full of sinners, the most evil of whom seem to have set their sights on her.

In an act born of anger and defiance, Eagle becomes Autumn’s unexpected savior, forcing these two solitary people into each other’s broken worlds. Neither knows quite what to make of the other, but one thing is certain. To survive Purgatory, they must learn how to rely on each other, a feat that could possibly teach them both how to live again.


Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1McS9rp

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beneath-blood-and-bone-claire-c-riley/1122478698?ean=2940152079890


I have been staring at my screen and keyboard for the last oh so many hours, yes hours, trying to put together all the rampant thoughts and emotions that I have running through my head and body.

Madeline and Clarie are powerhouse writers that really bring so much more to a story than just the words.  They are able to make you feel something towards one character in a previous book and have you contemplating those thoughts in the next book.

We meet Eagle in the first book, Thicker Than Blood and he was an effing pompous ass who I wanted to die.  He has no morals, cares about no-one but himself.  The aftermath of this disease and living in Purgatory has turned this man into a monster.  But as we read Beneath Blood and Bone, we actually get a tiny glimpse into who this man was before.

Autumn has been living on her own in the wild for the last four years.  Battling the weather and biters since the world was destroyed.  She kept herself hidden and obscure in anyway she found feasible and that has kept her alive this whole time.

“None of us is innocent, and sooner or later we’ll all get what’s coming to us.”

These two are survivors in the cruel hand they were dealt.  Nothing is pretty or easy in the world of Purgatory.  Yet these two somehow are able to see beneath the dirty and gritty surface to find the speckle of beauty in each other.

This book is different than TTB in that there is a bit more of romantic side to it.  But don’t think it’s all roses and rainbows.  This is Purgatory – it’s ugly, hard-nosed and down right scary.

And the scariest of them all comes in a tiny package with hot pink hair – Liv.  She can and will make anyone’s life in purgatory worse than it already is.

“The Vaal fever might have killed our fellow man, but it was we who had destroyed ourselves.”

Beneath Blood and Bone is one book that you do not want to miss out on this year.  Madeline and Claire prove that beneath the blood and bone, there just might be something worth the sacrifice of saving.


  1. I just loved TTB so I can’t wait for this one. Every page that E was on in TTB, he owned. I was thrilled when I found out he was getting his own story because his character was such a powerhouse in TTB that it demanded his own be told. Can’t wait to read this.

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