Friday, February 21, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Coliseum Arcanist by Shami Stovall. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for your chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the blitz for more excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Title: Coliseum Arcanist
Series: Frith Chronicles #3
Author: Shami Stovall
Publisher: Capital Station Books
Publication Date: February 17th 2020
Print Length: 660 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Adventure. Competition. A duel to the death.

While on a journey to the famous city of Thronehold, Volke Savan learns of the Sovereign Dragon Tournament. The massive celebration involves hundreds of arcanists competing for fame and glory, and Volke is determined to win.

Dark forces dwell in the city, however, and rumors of the legendary world serpent spread amongst the shadows. Whoever bonds with a god-like mystical creature will gain magic beyond compare, and the queen’s guards suspect cutthroats will use the chaos of the tournament to hide their plotting.

Unsure of who to trust, Volke investigates the terrible rumors while advancing in the ranks of the tournament. Unfortunately, the true villain may be closer than he realizes…

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EXCERPT:
Once Zaxis had dressed, we descended the long staircase to the ground floor. Forsythe flew ahead of us, since he hated walking and Zaxis said he was too big to carry. He made it to the library long before we reached the halfway point. I wore my long coat, leather boots, and thick belt—a buccaneer’s outfit, like most individuals who traveled long distances on a ship—but Zaxis had gone a strange route.

He wore no coat and instead pulled at the edges of the shirt I had given him. It was too small, even though I was a few inches taller. The shirt technically fit, though it stretched tight across his chest and biceps, strained by the new muscle. Zaxis tried to adjust the fabric, but nothing worked.

And instead of one belt, he had two—one to hold his trousers, and the other to hold a leather pouch and his new gloves.

The lax style made him seem more like a thug than a professional, but his bronze pendant eliminated doubt. Pirates and cutthroats didn’t adhere to the guild system of identification.

Before we reached the library, he placed a hand on my shoulder. We stopped, and he stared at me with a half-serious, half-flustered expression, like he didn’t want to speak, but couldn’t stop himself.

“I’ve spent a few evenings with Illia,” Zaxis said, curt. “Just talking. Don’t get the wrong idea.”

I lifted an eyebrow, tenser than I had thought I would be. “Okay.”

“The problem is—she talks about you. A lot. It gets annoying.”

“We did grow up together. And none of the other kids associated with us much.”

Zaxis huffed and then pulled me close. “I thought you said you would help me get in her good graces.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shami Stovall is a multi-award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction, with several best-selling novels under her belt. Before that, she taught history and criminal law at the college level, and loved every second. When she’s not reading fascinating articles and books about ancient China or the Byzantine Empire, Stovall can be found playing way too many video games, especially RPGs and tactics simulators.

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GIVEAWAY:
Shami Stovall will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day.
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26 comments:

  1. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

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  2. Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great post!

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  3. This book sounds like an excellent read.

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  4. Do you have any plans for a follow up book?

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  5. What draws you to write this genre?

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  6. thanks sounds like an interesting book

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  7. As said above, love the cover. The book sounds good as well...my challenge this year is to read a new genre every month...guess what..you’re it for March!

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  8. Sounds like a fascinating setting with a whole lot of plotting going on!

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  9. That cover is awesome! Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!

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  10. The cover looks amazing love the colors too.

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  11. sounds like a fun one

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  12. Great cover and sounds like a great read!

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