Thursday, February 11, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Lady and Her Champion (The Lady Bornekova #3) by Sara R. Turnquist

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Lady and Her Champion by Sara R. Turnquist. This blurb blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the blurb blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Lady and Her Champion
Series: The Lady Bornekova #3
Author: Sara R. Turnquist
Publication Date: February 9th 2021
Print Length: 281 pages
Genre: Clean Historical Romance
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She needs someone to fight for her. He needs to be rescued.

Karin and Pavel have become separated by war and the destruction of his family's home. When Pavel hears of Karin's predicament, he rushes to his beloved. But what will he find? Will the pull to remain by her side be stronger than the tug to return to the front lines?

Zdenek and Eva are blissfully happy after finding one another. Then his father summons him home. It is a reunion Zdenek dreads. How will his father react to Zdenek's involvement with a merchant's daughter? More...what will Zdenek do if the man does not accept her?

Radek, who has recently defected, finds himself caught between two worlds. He stumbles upon a Hussite captive in the Royalist camp in dire need of a champion. Can he defy yet another army? Ostracize himself and limp back to the Hussites for the sake of a woman he owes nothing to?

While the Hussites maintain a tenuous hold on their lands, will internal conflict prove their undoing?

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EXCERPT:
Zdenek’s father stopped in front of him and Eva.

Eva moved closer to Zdenek. But only slightly.

Father looked her over, eyes settling on their clasped hands. He grimaced.

Zdenek let loose her hand.

“I am…relieved that you have come, Zdenek.”

“Of course, Father.” Was his voice as weak as it seemed?

Zdenek sensed Eva’s eyes on him. Perhaps his tone needed strength.

“We have much to discuss,” the larger man boomed.

“Yes, Father.” A tug on his shirtsleeve reminded him that Eva was beside him. He had not introduced her. “Father, I would like you to meet my wife, Eva.”

“Yes. I had heard,” the great man said.

There was something dismissive about Father’s tone. Glancing at his bride, Zdenek could not mistake the hurt in her eyes. What was he to do? Speak up for Eva and anger Father further? “Father, I don’t think—”

Zdenek’s father made a motion for one of the servants across the room to come forward.

The small woman obeyed.

“Please, take my son’s…wife…to her chambers.”

“Her chambers?” Zdenek spit out. “Are we not to share as man and wife?

His father’s eyes were hard. “I only expected you would wish to bed down in your old chambers. As you may remember, it only accommodates one.” The man’s lips twisted before righting into a smile.

Zdenek swallowed. Hard. He resisted the urge to look toward Eva. Though he sensed her eyes boring into him. Dare he speak up? Dare he not?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sara is a coffee lovin', word slinging, Historical Romance author whose super power is converting caffeine into novels. She loves those odd little tidbits of history that are stranger than fiction. That's what inspires her. Well, that and a good love story.

But of all the love stories she knows, hers is her favorite. She lives happily with her own Prince Charming and their gaggle of minions. Three to be exact. They sure know how to distract a writer! But, alas, the stories must be written, even if it must happen in the wee hours of the morning.

Sara is an avid reader and enjoys reading and writing clean Historical Romance when she’s not traveling. Her books range from the Czech lands to the American wild west and from ancient Egypt to the early 1900s. Some of her titles include The Lady Bornekova, Hope in Cripple Creek, The General’s Wife, Trail of Fears, and the Convenient Risk Series.

Happy Reading!

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GIVEAWAY:
Sara R. Turnquist will be awarding a $40 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 stop participating in the blitz each day. Good luck!
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203 comments:

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

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    1. Most books take me between a month and three months to write. This book was longer. We had a family tragedy in the midst of my writing it, so I took some time off.

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  3. Thank you for bringing back romance.

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  4. Congratulations on the release. Book sounds wonderful.

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    1. You're welcome, Jessica! And best of luck with your entry!

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  6. thansk this sounds like a wonderful book

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! And thanks for stopping by the blog tour!

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  7. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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    1. Thanks, susan1215! My cover artist, Cora Graphics, is amazing!

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  8. Sounds like a book I would love.

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  9. Nothing is better than a complicated romance!!!!

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  10. Thanks for a clean historical romance. Great cover!

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  11. My favorite part of any book review post is the About the Author section. I enjoyed reading your short biography.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. The woman on the cover kinda looks like dana scully.

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    1. I had not noticed that before, but you are right!

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  13. This sounds like such an amazing book.

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    1. Thanks, Virgil! I would love for you to read it (and let me know what you think).

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  15. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  16. Stunning cover! I'm anxious to find out if Karin and Pavel can overcome the struggles and challenges they face to save their relationship and their homeland.

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    1. Thanks! These characters are near and dear to my heart.

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  17. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks! I wish I could take all the credit, but it goes to Cora Graphics. She's amazing!

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    1. Thanks, molli! I really have enjoyed these characters and their journeys.

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  19. I ONCE READ THE FOLLOWING JOKE.

    I MAN WHO WROTE SEVERAL NOVELS(BUT NEVER HAD THEM PUBLISHED). THE MAN DIES AND GOES TO THE PEARLY GATES AND SEES ST. PETER THERE.

    ST. PETER TELLS THE MAN THAT HE WILL BE TAKEN TO HELL AND THEN TO HEAVEN. HE WILL THEN DECIDE IF HE WISHES TO SPEND THE REST OF ETERNITY IN HELL OR IN HEAVEN.

    IN HELL,THE MAN SEES PEOPLE GOING UNDER ALL KINDS OF TORTURE. IN HEAVEN, THE MAN SEES PEOPLE GOING UNDER ALL KINDS OF TORTURE.

    THE MAN SAYS TO ST. PETER,"I DON'T UNDERSTAND, I DON'T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE IN HELL AND HEAVEN. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?"

    ST. PETER TELLS THE MAN, "IN HEAVEN, AUTHORS GET PUBLISHED."

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS JOKE?

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    1. Interesting. And it made me laugh. The life of a writer is not for the faint of heart...that's for sure :-)

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  20. How did you come up with the story?

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    1. The first book in the story was inspired heavily by places I visited in the Czech Republic and by this part of their history. The other two follow the characters and the progression of the Czech Hussite Wars.

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

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  22. Love the cover art.. so very pretty

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I have the privilege of working with an amazing cover artist - Cora Graphics.

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  23. I love a historical romance. Thanks for your good works.

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    1. Thanks, Paige! And thanks for stopping by on the tour and checking it out :-)

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

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    1. Thank you! It is difficult to pick out excerpts when you (I, in this case) just love the whole story :-)

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  25. Sounds like a great book, Love romance books

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  26. Clean Historical Romance - Perfect for me!
    And what an eye catching cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  27. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Which time period does the story take place in? writer61 AT Yohoo Dot com

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

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  30. Thank you for the giveaway. Your book looks fantastic.

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

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  32. What advice do you have for new writers?

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    1. Write the book and learn as you can about the craft of writing. Go to conferences, find good books on the craft of writing, join a group that will encourage you (like a critique group either in person or online).

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    2. Thank you so much for the advice. It was very helpful. You are truly an inspiration.

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  33. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  34. If you could say one thing to a new writer what would it be?

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    1. Thanks! My cover artist, Cora Graphics, is amazing!

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  36. What was your proud accomplishment as a writer?

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    1. It's hard to beat that first book being published. Seeing your name on the cover and seeing the listing in an online bookstore (like Amazon).

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    1. Yes. I generally reserve Saturday for catching up on word counts for the week. And I don't work on Sundays (usually). That is my rest day.

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    1. I am more of a coffee drinker. But I like Lady Grey tea :-)

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    1. Thanks! Cora Graphics (my cover artist) is pretty fabulous!

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  40. I appreciate how thoughtful you are. You always take the time to reply to every comment.

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  41. What is your hometown's creepiest story?

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    1. I don't know of any creepy stories in my hometown, but I'm from Tennessee...and the creepiest story here is probably to do with the Bell Witch legend.

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    1. Yes. From romances gone awry. And from losing people close to me.

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  43. Oooo, I love clean historical romance and this sounds like a must-read!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! This is my favorite genre by far (to write AND read).

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    1. My next book is the next installment of the CONVENIENT RISK SERIES. It's set in the late 1800s in Southeast Arizona.

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  45. Absolutely love the cover...if the book matches will be a great read!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! My cover artist, Cora Graphics, is great at working with the story and my vision of the characters.

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    1. Being in the Krokonose Mountains in the Czech Republic at night. With no exterior lighting, the sky really came to life - the stars were amazing!

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  47. Love your bio! Your writing sounds like something I'd like to read!

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    1. I am an ensemble sitcom fan - think Big Bang Theory

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  49. When was the last time you donated to charity?

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  50. Question: Do you have any quirks that help you focus with writing?

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    1. I really get into what I'm doing. It helps me with binge writing days.

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  51. I hope you are rested and ready for the coming week.

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  52. How many books do you read in a year?

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    1. I try to read at least 2 books a month - one fiction and one nonfiction about the craft of writing

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  53. This book sounds so interesting. I love the cover too.

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  54. Author, when writing this book what part was the hardest to write and why?

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    1. That's difficult without giving things away. But I'll say that I always struggle a little when digging deep into more "unpleasant" emotions such as grief so I can relate my characters' experiences adequately.

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  55. What made you decide to become an author?

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    1. I've always been a strong writer (in school, played around with it once I graduated). And I've always written fiction on the side. But when my friends pushed me to start the query process, I was reluctant. Until a publisher was interested. And you can guess the rest of the story :-)

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  56. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. I do. I typically make a playlist for each book/series I am working on. I don't like complete silence while I write.

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  57. I love this cover its is stunning

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    1. Thanks! My cover artist, Cora Graphics, is amazing!

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  58. sounds like a fun one

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  59. Great cover for a very interesting book I would love to read too.

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  60. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  61. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

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    1. Thanks, susan1215! I am super pleased with the cover. My cover artist is amazing!

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  62. Ahhh! Historical romance, nice!! :)

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    1. I read in this genre as much as I write in it - a LOT!

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