Monday, March 15, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: She's the One Who Cares Too Much (War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters #2) by S.R. Cronin

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for She's the One Who Cares Too Much by S.R. Cronin. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 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: She's the One Who Cares Too Much
Series: War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters #2
Author: S.R. Cronin
Publisher: Cinnabar Press
Publication Date: February 12th 2021
Print Length: 226 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
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Coral, the second of seven sisters, has been hiding her affair with the perfect man until her older sister can get her life together. But the perfect man is getting impatient and now she’s gotten pregnant. Coral decides it’s time to consider her own happiness.

But what does she want? The perfect husband turns out to be less than ideal. She adores the small children she teaches but the idea of being a mother fills her with joy. Meanwhile, her homeland is gripped by fear of a Mongol invasion and she can’t stop crying about everything now that she’s with child.

Then a friend suggests the ever-caring Coral possesses a power well beyond what she or anyone else imagines. Does she? And why is the idea so appealing?

When Coral’s big sister loses faith in the army and decides to craft a way to use magic to save Ilari from the Mongols, she decides Coral’s formidable talent is what the realm needs. Can Coral raise a baby, placate an absent military husband who thinks he’s stopping the invasion, and help her sister save her homeland?

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
“What’s your name?”

His tone demanded a quick answer and even the tension in his stance told me we were in danger.

“Coral. I teach the youngest children.”

“Good. Coral. Get all the kids into the barn, where you can close boards over the windows. Have them burrow into the hay and keep them quiet. Get the other teachers to help you. There’s no time to waste.”

Because my classroom sat at the front of the school, I’d been the one to meet this army officer when he came to the door. He said they’d ridden here in haste, because of a report of vicious thieves nearby.

“May we grab our things out of the classrooms first?”

He hesitated. “Yes, but tell everyone to be quick about it. We don’t know how close they are.”

I’d heard stories of such groups attacking other schools, of course. It didn’t happen often; Ilari was as safe as one could hope. But once in a while a band of thieves crossed the Wide River, or came in through the grasslands of Bisu, prepared to grab everything of value they could before they fled the realm. Schools were easy prey, and known to keep coins on hand to handle their expenses. Teachers had died in such skirmishes, and children too.

I yelled to the two teachers within earshot, instructing them to tell the rest. Each of us should get our own students to safety. Then I returned to my classroom and my little ones. They’d heard everything, of course. Only seven and eight years old, now they huddled together and cried.

“No crying,” I said in my firmest tone. “We’ll be fine. The Svadlu are here. See all the nice brave soldiers out there to protect us? Now hush.”

The room quieted. “We’re going to play a game where we all pick up our things and see how fast we can tip-toe into the barn. Like bunnies.” A few of the children giggled nervously at the idea but they all did as I said, running on their toes behind me. A few of the braver ones made rabbit ears with their fingers as they ran.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels. She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.

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GIVEAWAY:
S. R. Cronin will be awarding a $25 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 on the tour each day. Good luck!
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99 comments:

  1. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Hi Deborah. I started this series in May 2019, but I don't write one book at a time, I go back and forth. I'm now done with books 1,2, and 3 and working on 4 and 5. I hope the 7th book will be published in August of 2022.

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  2. David HollingsworthMarch 15, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    I love the cover! It draws me in.

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  3. Sounds great, I love the cover!

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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

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  6. thanks this sounds like a great book

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  7. This sounds like a great read.

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  8. This sounds like a great book. Nice cover!

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

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  10. How do you ever come up with ideas for your book covers?

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  11. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I loved the excerpt, can't wait to read it!

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  13. Great cover photo.. so very pretty.. best of luck on the tour...

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

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  15. I love a story with sisters and romance, Good work

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

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  17. Very nice cover. I love the backdrop colors

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  18. Beautiful cover. Love the horse. Best of luck with the book, and thank you for the giveaway.

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  19. Nice cover and it sounds like a really interesting book to read.

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  20. I think that the cover of your book is colorful and engaging.

    Nancy
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  21. This sounds like a book that i would enjoy reading

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  22. Having a nice sunny spring day in MN.

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  23. It's time for me to try a new author.
    I like some variety.

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  24. Enjoy your Sunday - hope it is a day of rest for you!

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  25. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  26. Do you ever use real life experiences for your books?

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  27. Do you have certain times of the day to write or is it random?

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  28. Lots of people would think this book is a great read.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. How do you get ideas for your writing?

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  30. Beautiful day in MN - sunny with high of 66!

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  31. Thank you for sharing the review for this great read!

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  32. Shared on Twitter

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  33. How long does it usually take you to write a book?

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  34. Shared on Pinterest

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  35. Shared on Facebook today.

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  36. Tweeted
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  37. Thank you for sharing this review - I enjoyed it.

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  38. Shared this on Facebook -
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  39. Ohhhh this sounds like a good read!! :)

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  40. sounds like a fun one

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  41. What is the horse's name? maiden names their horse.

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  42. Congrats on your writing success!

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  43. This sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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  44. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  45. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  46. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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