A Tall Dark Trouble

Posted July 30, 2023 in Current Tours, Young Adult / 1 Comment

Hello friends!

Welcome to our tour for A Tall Dark Trouble, a debut contemporary fantasy by Vanessa Montalban! This story explores families, their dynamics, and the seemingly unbreakable generational curses that we’re all born into.

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Make sure you read this entire post….we may have a little surprise for you at the end *wink*.

Book Info

A Tall Dark Trouble

by Vanessa Montalban
Release Date: August 29, 2023
Publisher: Zando YA
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA contemporary, magic

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Twin sisters Ofelia and Delfi know better than to get involved with magic. Their Mami has seen to that. After all, it was magic that cursed their family, turning love into poison. Romance is off the table for the Sanchez women. They’ve seen the curse take hold enough times to know how that road ends. And yet. Sometimes a girl catches feelings and just can’t help herself. 

When Ofelia and Delfi begin having premonitions of a series of murders, the sisters know it is time to embrace their magical inheritance to get to the bottom of the mystery and save innocent lives. Teaming up with their best friend Ethan and with brooding detective-in-training Andres, the sisters set out to learn the truth. They just need to make sure Mami doesn’t find out what they’re up to.

Meanwhile, in 1980 Cuba, Anita struggles with a different magical conflict. Her mother, Mama Orti, is a bruja who belongs to a secret coven of elders and Anita knows she will be forced to join the coven herself one day. She sees no escape, though the thought of staying and letting this future claim her is terrifying. Ofelia, Delfi, and Anita’s stories collide as each woman steps into her power and embraces who she truly is, refusing to be subdued by any person, coven, or curse.

In this stunning YA contemporary fantasy, debut author Vanessa Montalban explores the interlocking struggles of three generations of women in one family. An unputdownable debut for anyone who roots for magic, sisterhood, and love. 

About the Author

Fueled by the magic of espresso, Miami-born Vanessa Montalban channels her wanderlust for far-off worlds into writing young adult fiction. She’s a first-generation graduate from the University of Central Florida and is hard at work creating a collection of stories. She is represented by Danielle Burby of Mad Woman Literary and her work has appeared in Diabolical Plots and Entropy Magazine.

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There is a giveaway for one (1) ARC (early review copy) of this title available, courtesy of us here at TTPT! To enter, please follow this link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1e4a114d80/? to enter. Winner will be contacted from “info@turnthepagestours.com” and asked to provide mailing address. Must be 18 years or have parent’s permission to enter. This giveaway is not associated with the author, publisher, or any other entity. US entrants only.
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