Thursday, July 28, 2022

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Lost and Found (The Chronicles of Antecede #1) by C.M. Sage

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Lost and Found by C.M. Sage. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a guest post from the author about the authors that inspire her. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 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: Lost and Found
Series: The Chronicles of Antecede #1
Author: C.M. Sage
Publication Date: July 12th 2022
Print Length: 264 pages
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
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Sometimes things are lost for a very long time...and then they are found.

Take Gracie for example, a woman who lost everything, her life, her family, even her name, but now she is a Cathalian warrior of Antecede blessed with powers, which aren't yet fully realized. Her elder and nemesis, Donavan, finally granted the former professor an opportunity to train a new warrior. Her joy turns to shock when she meets her great, great, great, great grandson, Henry, accompanied by his wisecracking best friend, Milo. Henry recognizes his long dead ancestor right away, and it doesn't take the Cathalians long to realize that this meeting was no accident.

Gracie and the warriors of Antecede soon discover that they aren't the only ones laying a claim on their new charges. Menacing enemies from the South and their hired mercenary assassin, Revilan, the Bowman, have also taken an interest. Come along with Gracie, Donavan, and their fellow warriors on a perilous quest to protect all that is good and right from the evil that threatens it, and along the way discover what else was lost.

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EXCERPT:
Donovan came back into the room and shut the door with enough force that the frame made an ominous cracking noise and startled an already jittery Gracie. He returned to his spot near the window without acknowledging her and didn’t speak for several minutes. Just when her mind began to wander back over the events of the day, Donovan turned abruptly and studied Gracie like she was a specimen under a microscope.

Blasted man or whatever he is. He is so...well, just so. Dammit, she thought bracing herself for the incoming onslaught.

She opened her mouth to get it over with and speak first, but he held up his hand to stop her. Instead, he waved her forward, and a reluctant Gracie moved towards him. It was rather like approaching a cobra and mesmerized she moved forward, coming closer and closer, but still, he didn’t motion her to stop. Her steps became slower and smaller as she got uncomfortably close to Donovan. He became a powerful mountain directly in front of her, and she felt his breath on the top of her head, lifting her hair. Gracie decided to risk it and stopped.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lost and Found is author C.M. Sage’s first book in the Chronicles of Antecede fantasy adventure trilogy. She loves writing, reading, and traveling. Most of all she loves spending time with her beloved family and friends...and yes, that includes her furry friends. Life would have been much less sunny without them.

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GUEST POST:
Authors I Am So Inspired By…
by C.M. Sage


The authors of many of my favorite books and poems inspire me to do my best when I write. They write even though it’s often an uphill struggle to have people find and read your work. I think writers are a lot like athletes who play for the love of the game…we write for the love of putting it on the page knowing full well that not all of us will be read.

One of my favorite authors who fought to be read is Jasper Fforde who wrote the Thursday Next books. I was lucky enough to hear him speak at one of our local, independent bookstores about how it took him ten years to get “The Eyre Affair” published. I’m so glad that he did! Thursday Next is one of my book heroines!

Louisa May Alcott inspires me. She wrote one of my favorite books of all time, “Little Women”, and beat the odds by getting it published at a time when women’s opportunities were slim to none. I can’t imagine a world where I hadn’t met Jo and her sisters…and cried one of the best book cries ever (I won’t spoil it, but if you’ve read the book, you know when!).

I admire the poets who take the alphabet and turn those 26 letters into masterpieces. I love reading the works of T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou and e.e. cummings. The first time I read “i carry your heart with me”, I was just filled with awe. The “Holy Longing” by Goethe was so…I don’t know if there is a perfect adjective.

I admire Robert Pinsky, one of the U.S.’s poet laureates, who founded The Favorite Poem Project where people like you and me read their favorite poems aloud and explain why they love them.

In the last few years I’ve added authors like Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Deborah Harkness (A Discovery of Witches) and many others to the list of authors who I admire. I’m sure you know them too…the ones who give us such magnificent characters and stories that stay with us long after we close the books.
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GIVEAWAY:
C.M. Sage will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes &Noble to one 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 over this giveaway.)

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59 comments:

  1. My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful book.

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  3. this sounds like a wonderful book

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  4. I love the Lost and Found theme. Good work

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  5. This book sounds really interesting.

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  6. This sounds like a book that chronicles an exciting and perilous quest.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.

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  8. David HollingsworthJuly 28, 2022 at 6:22 PM

    How are you trying beating the summer heat?

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  9. Love the guest post and the excerpt, Lost and Found sounds like a book that I will really enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a splendid day!

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  10. The book sounds interesting, thank you. :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, the cover is gorgeous and the synopsis and excerpt have intrigued me. I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your story

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  12. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  13. After reading the excerpt this book sounds really great.

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  14. The fantasy adventure book sounds great and I love the cover.

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

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  16. This sounds like a really good book. I'm definitely intrigued.

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  17. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  19. David HollingsworthJuly 29, 2022 at 5:14 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  20. Do you dream about a book you're writing?

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  21. It would certainly be interesting to meet your great, great, great, great grandson!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Fantasy Adventure- oh boy I love it!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  23. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

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  24. Happy Saturday!

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  25. Donovan and Gracie have a power struggle relationship which I want to see where it goes.

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  26. David HollingsworthJuly 31, 2022 at 3:47 PM

    How are you doing these days?

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  27. Hope you are safe from weather problems.

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  28. This cover is perfection I so have to read this one.
    heather

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  29. Are you a morning or a night person?

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  30. This sounds like a cool read to enjoy on a hot summer day!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. David HollingsworthAugust 1, 2022 at 9:14 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  32. David HollingsworthAugust 2, 2022 at 8:41 PM

    Sounds like a really entertaining book!

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  33. Like you, I am also a life-long fan of Louisa May Alcott's books!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. Where is the farthest place you've traveled?

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  35. David HollingsworthAugust 4, 2022 at 12:38 AM

    Happy Thursday!

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  36. looks like a fun one

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  37. I love the red hair on the heroine!

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  38. Do you remember your favorite childhood book?

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  39. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  40. I love the book details and the cover !

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  41. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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

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  43. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  44. David HollingsworthAugust 5, 2022 at 3:53 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  45. It is going to be a hot and humid weekend.

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  46. Oops left a comment on accident. This sounds amazing love the cover! Who’s your favorite author?

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