Thursday, July 15, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: She's the One Who Gets in Fights (The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters #3) by S.R. Cronin

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for She's the One Who Gets in Fights 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 visit the other stops on the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: She's the One Who Gets in Fights
Series: The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters #3
Author: S.R. Cronin
Publisher: Cinnabar Press
Publication Date: May 14th 2021
Print Length: 229 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
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Do you know what your problem is?

Sulphur knows hers. This 13th-century woman has trained as a fighter all her life in hopes of joining the army. Then, within days, both of her older sisters announce plans and suddenly Sulphur is expected to find a man to marry instead.

Is it her good fortune her homeland is gripped by fear of a pending invasion and the army now goes door to door encouraging recruits? Sulphur thinks it is. But once she’s forced to kill in a small skirmish, she’s ready to rethink her career decision. Too bad it’s too late. The invasion is coming, and Ilari needs every good soldier it has.

Once Sulphur learns Ilari’s army has made the strategic decision to not defend certain parts of the realm, including the one where her family lives, she has to re-evaluate her loyalty. Is it with the military she’s always admired? Or is it with her sisters, who are hatching a plan to defend their homeland with magic?

The problem with being a woman who fights for what’s right is that now, she has to figure out what is.

(The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters consists of seven short companion novels. Each tells the personal story and perspective of one of seven radically different sisters in the 1200s as they prepare for an invasion of their realm. While these historical fantasy/alternate history books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels, together they tell the full story of how Ilari survived.)

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
Although Plono is the first day of autumn, the weather usually stays warm until it has passed. Coral’s wedding day was no exception. It held the heat of summer, and as we got ready in the morning we dabbed at our faces and squirmed in the discomfort of our fancy clothes. I hoped for an afternoon breeze.

We rode as a group to the place my parents had rented, and I stayed near the back, making small talk with my twin sisters. Only a year and a half younger than I, they’d recently finished their advanced studies and neither had a potential husband, at least not one they’d told anyone about.

I sat with them throughout the ceremony. I’d always considered Vinx’s customary exchange of vows to be quick, but Coral and Davor’s went on forever. Perhaps it was my nervousness, or perhaps it was just the heat.

Out of respect for Coral, I’d decided to not only wait until the ceremony ended but also to wait until the dinner finished. Nobody likes to be interrupted when they eat.

Olivine usually had little to say but as we enjoyed the traditional wedding pies stuffed with game and grains, her bright eyes shown as she talked of her paintings. This sister had a passion for something too, even if her something differed from mine.

After the meal, Celestine got up from our table to perform a song for the newlyweds. Her long fingers flew over her psaltery and her honey-tinged voice brought tears to the eyes of many.

“She wrote that song for Coral and Davor,” Olivine said, reminding me that Celestine hid an uncommon amount of talent under her fascination with clothes and friends. Between the two of them, the twins managed to keep me calm and distracted.

Then I waited while the bride and groom observed the little traditions people love. I didn’t want to take away from a single moment that mattered to Coral because she deserved all the happiness this day could bring.
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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. Good luck!
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42 comments:

  1. How long was the writing process?

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  2. I think that the cover of your book is very colorful, highly detailed, and rather eye catching in design.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks Nancy. A company called DDD does my covers and I always love what they come up with!

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  3. Sounds like a very good book.

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  4. I definitely need to read Sherrie one day.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful book.

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  6. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds amazing.

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  7. It's great of you to share you book on this tour.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. thank you for a chance to win :)

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

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  11. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. You did a great job on this book. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I like the title subject & cover for this great read.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  13. This sounds really good have a great day

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  14. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. David HollingsworthJuly 15, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    What inspired you to write this book?

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  16. Thank you for both opportunities! One for the book & Two for the giveaway 🤩

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  17. What a clever title. It says a lot about the contents. Thanks for the giveaway!

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

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  19. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I'm sorry I was away from social media all yesterday but what a wonderful surprise to find so many responses here. I appreciate your encouragement!

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  20. She is so powerful. Good work

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  21. Why did you pick the thirteenth century to write about women?

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  22. I had four daughters and 11 granddaughters and 1 great granddaughter and this is the first time I have heard of a name of Sulphur for a girl. It has grown on me. I guess it can also be used for a male. What made you think of that name?

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  23. Of these seven cities, and the forty-six countries that you have lived or visited, which one did you enjoy the most?

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  24. sounds like a fun one

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  25. I love a good historical fantasy -thanks

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  26. Hav a great day! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. This sounds so interesting to be set in the 13th century.

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  28. The book sounds great and love the cover

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