Friday, January 29, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Time Gatherer (The Timegathering Series #2) by Rachel Dacus

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Time Gatherer by Rachel Dacus. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the blitz wide giveaway to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Time Gatherer
Series: The Timegathering Series #2
Author: Rachel Dacus
Publisher: Time Fold Books
Publication Date: November 10th 2020
Print Length: 338 pages
Genre: Fantasy Romance
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Coming of age as a time traveler isn’t easy. Young George St. James gets help from a magical medieval monk and a 23rd century geneticist. But they can’t keep him safe from a secret society dedicated to eliminating time travel. When love unexpectedly arrives in a distant century, George must use all his skill to thwart his foes while trying to save his beloved from their malice.

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EXCERPT:
Giorgio not only behaved differently from the men of her city, he looked different. He had his honey-colored skin and thick, dark hair. His voice, even when not singing, ranged from deep to high. Everything about Giorgio fascinated her. 

“What are you painting besides Prospero’s portrait?” he asked. 

“I’m thinking of a new painting.” She hoped he wouldn’t insist on looking at the painting of him on her easel. 

She refilled his glass. “I want to paint the story of Portia, wife of the noble Marcus Brutus, as she stabs her own thigh to prove she can keep secret the plot to kill Julius Caesar.” 

“I know the story. A courageous woman.”

“And like all women, she must do as her husband bids. That is why I will never marry. Unless to a man who bids me to do exactly what I am doing.”

She was pleased when Giorgio picked up her hand and kissed it. 

“Would you like to see it?”

“Naturally!”

Betta got up and put the canvas of Portia on the easel, hiding the portrait of Giorgio. She beckoned him over to see, hoping he’d appreciate the way she had portrayed Portia’s sad anguish. Portia was costumed in red and gold, wearing the jewels of a noble Roman wife, with pearls twined through her hair. A tiny blade was half-concealed in her hand. Her quiet desperation was in her stare, a woman whose life is nothing to the great men of her time.

“She is beautiful … and sad,” Giorgio said.

Betta was glad he understood.

“She’s led to a desperate act,” he continued. “Despite the fact that as a woman she must obey the men around her, she is very brave. You’ve given her magnificent clothing and jewels, and they only make her predicament sadder.”

Betta suppressed the tears welling up. Giorgio understood her painting so well.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel Dacus is the author of three novels touched with the supernatural, The Time Gatherer, The Renaissance Club and The Invisibles. Magical realism also runs through her four poetry collections: Arabesque, Gods of Water and Air, Femme au Chapeau, and Earth Lessons. Her writing has appeared in many journals, including Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Gargoyle, and Prairie Schooner, as well as the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and a tiny but feisty Silky Terrier. She loves exploring the outdoors and raising funds for good causes.

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GIVEAWAY:
Rachel Dacus will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different blog participating in the blitz each day. Good luck!
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46 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. thanks this sounds like an interesting book

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting read.

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  4. I like the cover. It has nice artwork.

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  5. David HollingsworthJanuary 30, 2021 at 1:53 AM

    Both the story and cover is very interesting.

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  6. I like the cover! The colors and design are great.

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  7. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  10. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  11. Time travel books are always a fun read.

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  12. I like the book cover and the book sounds like a great read.

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  13. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. What are yr writing goals for this year?

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  15. I could really get lost in Fantasy Romance.
    What a great story and cover!
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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  16. Do you worry about what other authors think of yr work?

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  17. I do like the cover and would really enjoy reading it too.

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  18. What's your advice for new writers?

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  19. this looks like a great read!

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  20. THIS IS A DEFINATE BOOK TO READ NEXT 1

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  21. Have you ever won a blog giveaway?

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  22. To you, what do you do to relax?

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  23. I like the excerpt and the cover.

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  24. The book sounds very interesting and I do like the cover too.

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  25. The book cover looks really neat.

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  26. Have you ever had sleep paralysis?

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