Thursday, June 18, 2020

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: Warlord by Miriam Newman

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Warlord by Miriam Newman. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Warlord
Author: Miriam Newman
Publisher: DCL Publications
Publication Date: June 15th 2020
Print Length: 153 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
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Ganina is a young girl with love to give, but giving it may cost her life.

Given to a famous old warlord to seal a treaty between two tribes, Ganina is a young girl with love to give. But Atulfa is old enough to be her grandfather. Then Atulfa and his oldest son die under mysterious circumstances and it is rumored that a younger son, Senec, has arranged their deaths.

Left without the old man’s protection, Ganina is fodder for the vicious torment of his other wives. She has no choice but to cast her lot with Senec.

Whatever he is, he is the new warlord and she is now at his mercy.

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
He looked sidelong at the girl sitting obediently in the place he had given her. Her father was a man with a large following, but the girl represented riches of a different sort. Women of the southern tribes suffered by comparison. Dark as half-baked dough to shield them from relentless sun, with round brown eyes that saw well in darkness and spare frames ideally suited to a hard land, they had never appealed to him. There was much of his mother in Senec and the reddish hair, fair skin and clear gray eyes of his father’s youngest widow drew him.

She could not be more than twenty. Her hair was gracefully coiffed; her neck was a marble column below a perfectly symmetrical oval face. She had a broad brow, wide set intelligent eyes and a mouth made for kissing. One could have dressed her in a sack and the fine lines of her body would still have been visible. Though the women had done their best to make her cower, Ganina still bore herself with pride that would distinguish his house. He felt a pleasant stirring of the loins each time he looked at her...too pleasant to give her away.

“You will move your things to my tent this night,” he told her in a low voice.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals.

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GIVEAWAY:
Miriam Newman will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance at winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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45 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting this morning!

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  2. This sounds like a great read.

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  3. Thanks, ladies. I had such fun with this book, I hope you will enjoy the excerpts this week.

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  4. Neat cover, sounds like a good book!

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  5. The cover of your book is unusual and quite unique.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. The book itself is a bit unique, for a romance, as I set it against a fantasy background that draws heavily on the nomadic tribes and steppe warfare in our own history. So it is not a gentle culture, nor is the male protagonist your standard romance hero. The cover reflects that and I loved it.

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  6. Looks very nicely done, excellent!

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  7. this looks like a great read!

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    1. Thanks, I'll be posting excerpts all week on my blog tour, so I hope you can follow.

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  8. Sexy book cover and the book sounds very interesting.

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    1. That guy must be one heck of a bodybuilder, that's all I can say.

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    2. I love the cover. The colors and graphics are great.

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    3. Thanks, Jeanna. I got very fond of this book which is so different from the Medieval historicals I also love and write. It really got to me and I thought the cover was perfect for what it is.

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  9. I love the cover! Better than most romance novel covers I've seen.

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  10. I love historical fiction reads. I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

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    1. Thanks, Katie. As a reader, they are one of my very favorites, too.

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  11. I like the cover, sounds good!

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  12. What did you most enjoy about writing this novel?

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  13. I liked the excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Wow.. Amazing cover!! Sounds exciting.. I can't wait to read this..

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  15. Awesome! It sounds really intriguing.

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  16. I like the cover. It has awesome artwork.

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  17. thanks this sounds like an interesting read

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  18. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  19. Thank you for the chance! Love the cover

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  20. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Awesome cover.

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  21. This looks amazing! Great cover!

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  22. THe book cover looks really cool!

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  23. The book cover looks really awesome! Great graphics.

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