Tuesday, November 6, 2012

@GoddessFish Virtual Book Blast & #Giveaway with Beth Trissel - Kira:Daughter of the Moon



Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.

Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay––and anyone else from getting too close.  Now that he's back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft.  And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.




Excerpt:

He threw back his head and laughed.

Disconcerting. Most people simply stared at her or shook their heads when she acted peculiar, not this undisguised mirth. “I can’t imagine why you’re taking on like this.”

“No?” He succumbed to another paroxysm of laughter. “I must admit you’re good.”

A lift of her chin. “At what, pray tell?”

“Play acting.”

Stiffening her reply, she said, “I haven’t the faintest notion what you mean.”

He wiped his eyes on the wide sleeve of his loosely belted shirt. “Haven’t you, now?”

Her eyes strayed to his browned chest where the earth-colored cloth gapped open at his neck. “Not at all.”

“If you truly wish me to think you tetched, dim the brightness in your gaze. Try for a more vacant expression.”

“I can manage quite well without direction from you. “ She hesitated. “I mean––”

"I know what you mean. I see you’re quite the actress.”

Shifting her gaze from the intensity in his expression to the swaying branches, she asked, “How so?”

“I could always see right through you.”

An odd flop in her stomach and she slid her gaze back to his penetrating eyes. “Always? “

“Don’t you know me, Cricket?”

“Good heavens,” she breathed out, and leaned weakly against the tree. She could have toppled to the forest floor. Only two people had ever called her by that name and this definitely wasn’t her brother. The teasing youth she’d adored had returned a man in warrior’s clothing, hardened now, tested by wind and fire. “Logan? “

About Beth:


Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles.


Giveaway:

Beth will be awarding one of the following prizes to 3 lucky commenters.

Digital Copy of Through The Fire (1 Winner)
Digital Copy of Red Bird's Song (1 Winner)
Grand Prize of $25 Amazon Gift Card (1 Winner)




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15 comments:

BK said...

I love this cover :)

Beth Trissel said...

So do I. Thanks. It's by Rae Monet.

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks for having me on your blog to share my exciting new historical romance. :

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Rebecca Graf said...

I agree with BK. Love the cover.

Leah said...

Nice excerpt too. :P

I was more distracted by the cute kitten and puppy with the author :P

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks and yes, they are my writing companions, along with a purry grey tabby.

Carin said...

This looks to be such a fantastic book!

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks so much, Carin.

Chrysrawr said...

The cover is so intriguing. I wonder why. :)

chrysrawr@yahoo.com

Beth Trissel said...

The cover artist, Rare Monet, is brilliant and took the elements I requested and put them all together beautifully. Thanks!ibeattrs4

Beth Trissel said...

That should read Rae Monet. I'm trying to type from beneath a very large tabby cat.

Catherine Lee said...

I'm more a reader of contemporary romances. It seems that so many of the historicals are set in England. It's nice to see an early American period romance...and so appropriate for November since it's Native American Heritage Month.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Rhomy PP said...

I agree with everyone above, the cover, the kitten and puppy are lovely!

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks Catherine for your kind words regarding my unusual American historical setting with the emphasis on the colonial frontier and Native Americans. Yes, very appropriate for this month, although I had no say over the release date.

And Rhomy thanks so much. I am snuggled with my fur babies now. :)