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The Chronicles of Alcina by Miriam Newman - Book Tour + Giveaway



The King's Daughter
The Chronicles of Alcinia Book 1
by Miriam Newman
Genre: Fantasy Historical Romance

Born to a dying queen and an ambitious king, Tarabenthia is heir to the crown of Alcinia.
Yet when the idyll of her childhood ends she will defy her father, tipping the balance in a world poised on the brink of destruction and leaving history to judge whether she is heroine or harlot.
In a time of war, what would you surrender in the name of love?



Heart of the Earth
The Chronicles of Alcinia Book 2

Robbed of her husband by the arrows of assassins, Tia must flee to the Northern Prince who has always wanted her. But the price of Hilgi’s protection is too high. Separated from her land and her Goddess, can Tia find a way to return to them and to a love that may redeem her?



Ice Maiden
The Chronicles of Alcinia Book 3

When a simple farm girl attracts the notice of the King’s half brother, it leads to a dazzling world of privilege, intrigue, war and passion.


THE DAWN CAME, and we lived. When at last we could hear nothing more and our curiosity became unbearable, we unbarred the door. To my great relief, Trygg was there and came back in, unhurt, hunting for his bone. Otherwise, I saw nothing...no one.

Emalda stepped outside, cautiously. By unspoken agreement, she had become our leader. Watching through the partially opened door, I saw her reconnoiter carefully, at no great distance from us. Eventually, she turned and waved us out.

There was not much to see. A couple of bodies with arrows sticking out, not pleasant, but I had seen many dead animals in my time. I did not know whose they were and didn’t seek to know. There was nothing to be done for them, no matter who they were.

Snow lay on the ground. It was only first snow, a taste of winter, but enough to let us follow churned-up prints and splotches of blood down the slope towards the beach. That was where our men had made their stand. I saw that the ships that had brought us supplies had been roped together to make a great floating platform and put out to sea away from the beach to intercept ships coming in. A second line— of men—seemed to have been deployed on the beach. There were bodies there and in the water with more washing up, and a few ships half sunk in the tide, their sails burned. Everything smelled charred.

There were Havacians and Omanis on the beach, helping the injured—ours, at least. If they were Armatican, that was their last dawn. No one would bring them to us for care.

My lord was easy to spot. He was taller even than most Havacians, and he was unhelmeted. I wondered with a sense of exasperation if he had even bothered to shield his head. That man was born for battle. Probably he had enjoyed it. Son of a general indeed. Now I believed it.

Regardless, I went down to him through small hummocks of bodies and battle gear strewn across snow and sand. All of the women were looking for their men, and now I was one of them.

He was flushed with cold and battle fever, still carrying a gory sword that he plunged into the snow as though cleaning it, but he was not. He didn’t want me to see the blood, but I caught his distinct look of victory touching on defiance as he did it. He was what he was, that look said. Take it or leave it.

This now blood-drenched island was not what I had ever envi sioned as a home. He was not the man I’d thought of in my dreams. I had never had much time for dreams, anyway, and I wouldn’t now— there was going to be too much work to do. But I thought now I would do it with him. 





Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a "motley crew" of rescue animals.




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3 comments:

  1. I really like all three of the covers. They all look like must reads to me.

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  2. Really nice covers. And the heroine's name is a mouthfull. xD

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  3. Thank you for hosting, and for the comments! So funny about her name. It's exactly what my leading male character says--that he will never get it all said by breakfast. You should meet him! LOL.

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