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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

She's the One Who Cares Too Much by S.R. Cronin - Book Tour + Giveaway


She's the One Who Cares Too Much 

(Book Two of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)

by S. R. Cronin



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GENRE: Historical Fantasy


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BLURB:


Coral, the second of seven sisters, has been hiding her affair with the perfect man until her older sister can get her life together. But the perfect man is getting impatient and now she’s gotten pregnant. Coral decides it’s time to consider her own happiness.


But what does she want? The perfect husband turns out to be less than ideal. She adores the small children she teaches but the idea of being a mother fills her with joy. Meanwhile, her homeland is gripped by fear of a Mongol invasion and she can’t stop crying about everything now that she’s with child.


Then a friend suggests the ever-caring Coral possesses a power well beyond what she or anyone else imagines. Does she? And why is the idea so appealing?


When Coral’s big sister loses faith in the army and decides to craft a way to use magic to save Ilari from the Mongols, she decides Coral’s formidable talent is what the realm needs. Can Coral raise a baby, placate an absent military husband who thinks he’s stopping the invasion, and help her sister save her homeland?


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EXCERPT

“Mom? Why do you hate the Velka so much?”


She looked at me with a raised eyebrow. I could tell she hadn’t expected such a bold question from me.


“I don’t hate them. But, under your circumstances, perhaps you should know the story.”


“What do you mean?”


“They once failed me in the same way they failed you.”


“What? You were pregnant with Ryalgar before you got married?” I don’t know why, but this made me feel better.


“No. I misspoke. What I meant was, after I had my first three children, I didn’t want any more. I mean, what woman would? Your father wanted a son though, so I agreed to try one more time.”


This was fairly common knowledge in the family. Mom’s reluctant fourth try for a son had yielded twin daughters instead. 


“I went to the Velka after the twins were born and begged them to make sure those were the last children I ever had. I wasn’t cut out to raise a big family, Coral. I was sinking under the weight and I didn’t think I’d survive. They promised me. They promised.”


“Oh dear.” I’d always assumed my sixth sister was the result of an even more reluctant fifth try for a son. It wasn’t pleasant to learn she was an outright mistake, and one my mother was still angry about. “Poor you. Poor dad. He didn’t want you to end the pregnancy?”


“He begged me not to. I didn’t blame him. We should never have been put in that horrible position.”


“Surely you don’t think the Velka did it on purpose?”


She said nothing except “Your beautiful wanted child will have much love. Let’s not ever speak of this other situation again.”



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


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. 


Author Social Media Links:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinnabar01 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/46Ascending

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805814.Sherrie_Cronin

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Sherrie-Cronin/e/B007FRMO9Q

Author Blog: https://sherriecronin.xyz/

Book Series Blog: https://troublesome7sisters.xyz/


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

S. R. Cronin will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner

via rafflecopter during the tour.


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