Monday, May 2, 2022

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: The Prince (Prince Theo Saga #1) by Antony Soehner

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Prince by Antony Soehner. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as an interesting guest post from the author. There's also 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 content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Prince
Series: Prince Theo Saga #1
Author: Antony Soehner
Publisher: Roll15 Publishing
Publication Date: April 12th 2022
Print Length: 230 pages
Genre: Epic Fantasy
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Destiny will always test the greatest of leaders.

Theo never imagined life outside the king’s castle. But when the queen’s funeral reveals the king’s true colors, Theo must rely on his sister, her allies, and his friends to get him to safety. With the help of mercenaries and the native tribes of the plains, Theo must learn to face his destiny and open his mind to the diverse world he’s been thrown into.

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EXCERPT:
“There’s no time for this,” Alice clipped, “you two are leaving the castle and then you’re leaving the kingdom. Ashti will get you to your first waypoint. From there she’ll explain the rest.”

“Your Highness—”

Alice placed a hand on Oli’s cheek. “In another life—” she choked on her words and tried to smile through the tears pooling in her eyes. “In another life, maybe I could have kept you by my side. But our destinies now lie in different directions.”

Oli swallowed hard. “I will see you again, cross my heart,” he promised her.

“I will count the days until we see each other again,” Alice said through the knot in her throat. “Your duty is to my brother and your friend,” She shook her head and swallowed hard. “You need to go. Get him out of—”

Oli leaned over and planted a kiss on Alice’s lips. It was quick and subtle. As Oli pulled away, Alice followed, trying to hold the moment as it vanished too quickly.

“When I return, my princess,” Oli began as he started shuffling the prince towards Ashti, “we will finish this moment.”

Without another glance, Oli, Theo, and Ashti ducked into the other room and vanished.

Alice turned towards the door where the banging persisted. She raised her hand and the iron trimming glowed white once again. The doors burst open and four Knights tumbled onto the floor.

Alice dropped to her knees and began to weep.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Geek by heart, author by trade.

Raised on a healthy diet of geek and pop culture, Antony Soehner has come to share his love and appreciation for role-playing games, geek culture, and fantasy adventure. If it’s random comic book facts, Star Wars trivia, or just the measly obscure movie reference, Antony is there!

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GUEST POST:
- What is it about the epic fantasy genre that draws you to it?

Growing up, I was always fascinated with the idea of magic, monsters, and the supernatural. Anything that I knew defied the rules of our world had my attention. I still remember sitting inside during recess in 3rd grade to do “research” with my friends in the library on things like Werewolves, vampires, and ghosts.

As I got older and began reading for myself, I enjoyed the deeper processes of world-building that went into creating epic fantasy stories. I loved getting to escape this world and learn the deepest bits of lore in things like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar the Last Airbender, and more recently Lord of the Rings. Eventually, I was led to one of my favorite game, Dungeons & Dragons, which required me to learn how to build my own worlds and how to pull my friends into them.

Somewhere along that journey I began writing the characters of my worlds into books and when the pandemic hit our world, it was a no-brainer to dive deep into them to escape the frightening turmoil around us. My newest book, “The Prince”, is probably the biggest reason I’ve survived mentally during the pandemic. Writing and reading are therapeutic and for me, creating a fantasy world that bends the rules of our reality is the highest level of entertainment I can find.
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GIVEAWAY:
Antony Soehner will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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127 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read!!!

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  2. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a good book.

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  3. congrats on the book this sounds interesting

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt. I love a good fantasy read.

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  5. Sounds like a interesting book.

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  6. What's a small annoyance you deal with daily?

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    1. Every morning I have to get up and decide if today will be a writing day or a gardening day. Sometimes its easier said than done but the battle between my two favorite things is always an early morning hassle.

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  7. I like the cover, synopsis and excerpt, The Prince sounds like an awesome read. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your book

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    1. Thank you, Bea! I've really loved having your support on all of my social media pages the past couple of weeks!

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  8. Thank you for hosting today and thank you all for the awesome comments! I'll be popping in and out to say hi to everyone I can and answer any questions I can!

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  9. Looks like a great fantasy. Good work.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. Congratulations on your release of The Prince, Antony, I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt, your book sounds like a great book for me to read and enjoy! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific week!

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  12. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. David HollingsworthMay 2, 2022 at 6:36 PM

    This book sounds riveting.

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  14. My daughter would enjoy this boom

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  15. This sounds like a great book to read

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  16. The book sounds interesting.

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  17. Looks like a great start to a series of fantasy books.

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  18. Epic Fantasy - that sounds so thrilling!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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

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  20. What's your favourite country song?

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    1. I'm not much of a country person as I've gotten older, but I still know the words to Brad Paisley's "Online"

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  21. Excellent excerpt. Left me needing to know what happened

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  22. Sounds fascinating.

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  23. David HollingsworthMay 4, 2022 at 1:29 AM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Sounds like a really good story!

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  25. What are your plans for this summer?

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    1. Thank you for the question! My biggest plans this summer are Denver FanExpo where I'll be signing books all weekend long!

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  26. David HollingsworthMay 5, 2022 at 1:07 AM

    Sounds like a good book for the summer.

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  27. The book sounds fantastic. Love the cover!

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  28. Do you still have any friends from high school?

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  29. Luv finding new interesting books / authors, Thank you

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  30. I like the crown you chose for the cover!

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  31. David HollingsworthMay 7, 2022 at 1:52 AM

    What's your favorite genre of book?

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  32. Sounds like the king is the villain.

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  33. Do you have a secret addiction?

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  34. I hope you had a great day

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  35. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

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  36. David HollingsworthMay 8, 2022 at 9:09 PM

    Happy Sunday!

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  37. What was your favourite vacation?

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  38. I hope you had a great day!

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  39. Do you reward yourself with something special when finishing a book?

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  40. David HollingsworthMay 9, 2022 at 8:32 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  41. Did you get a lot of encouragement when you decided to become an author?

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  42. Where do you like to shop the most?

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  43. David HollingsworthMay 10, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    You sound like a great writer.

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  44. David HollingsworthMay 12, 2022 at 2:48 AM

    This book sounds really entertaining.

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  45. Have you ever started a book that you decided not to finish?

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  46. Most positive thing about writing and most negative thing about writing -- what are they?

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  47. I like the feathers in the crown.

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  48. David HollingsworthMay 13, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  49. What part of the book was the most fun to write?

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  50. David HollingsworthMay 15, 2022 at 1:20 AM

    Happy Sunday!

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  51. I like stories about kings and castles.

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  52. Where do you live, and what's something fun to do there?

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  53. Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

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  54. David HollingsworthMay 16, 2022 at 9:16 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  55. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

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  56. David HollingsworthMay 17, 2022 at 8:19 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  57. The Prince by author Antony Soehner sounds like a unique and unusual tale.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  58. When you go to your happy place, where is it?

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  59. Do you have a favorite author and/or genre?

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  60. I think that the cover of you new book looks very regal!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  61. Do you have a favorite place to write?

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  62. David HollingsworthMay 19, 2022 at 2:39 AM

    Happy Thursday!

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  63. When you were a child, who were some of your favorite authors?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  64. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

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  65. Did you have any writing schooling?

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  66. David HollingsworthMay 20, 2022 at 2:57 AM

    Happy Friday!

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  67. Your books sounds like one that many people would enjoy reading.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  68. I hope you had a great weekend!

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  69. David HollingsworthMay 21, 2022 at 2:26 AM

    Happy Saturday!

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  70. I hope you had a relaxing day!

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  71. I think this book cover is striking in its simplicity.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  72. I am adding this book to my read soon list!

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  73. How did you practice self care this Sunday?

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  74. Good luck with you new release.

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  75. David HollingsworthMay 23, 2022 at 2:55 AM

    What inspires you?

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  76. This gives me Game of Thrones & Troy vibes

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  77. I hope you had a great day!

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  78. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

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  79. What's your favourite word in the whole English language?

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  80. David HollingsworthMay 25, 2022 at 2:09 AM

    What's your favorite genre of book?

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  81. I hope you have a great night!

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  82. Hmmm... I'm wondering if the feathers on your book cover are naturally red or if they are colored by a touch of blood after a fierce battle?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  83. What do you like to eat for breakfast?

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  84. David HollingsworthMay 26, 2022 at 2:29 AM

    What's your favorite book?

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  85. sounds like a fun one

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  86. This sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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

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  88. Such a great giveaway.

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  89. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  90. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. David HollingsworthMay 27, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Happy Friday!

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