Titus: Orphan, Unemployed, Caregiver

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Hi! My name is Titus. I am the main character in Faith’s new book, Savior, Like a Shepherd. Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. My author thought this was going to be a character interview, but I don’t like interviews. I’m more of the type who just likes to talk unstructured. First, I’ll let Faith tell you a little bit about the book, herself, and her giveaway. You’ll definitely want to check out the giveaway.

About the Book

SLAS eBook+ White.pngThe ground shook and a rumble sounded through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.

I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd. Continue reading

Release Tour Coming Up!

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I’m trying something new. I have a release tour coming up for Savior, Like a Shepherd and I’m allowing bloggers and those on Social Media to join in! I’d love for you to join the tour and help promote my latest book. Details and sign-up form are here or below.

Release Day and Interview with Ruth

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Who doesn’t like a birthday party? I certainly do! November 19th was the third birthday of my debut novel, A Mighty Fortress. To celebrate, there are all sorts of fun going on. First, I released a newly revised version of A Mighty Fortress. Second, I have most of my published books on sale. Third, today is the release of the box set of all five of her novels and it has a special discounted price! And fourth, but not least, I will soon have an audiobook of her debut novel available! Read on for more party fun.

Hymns of the West: The Complete Series

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Faith also just released her first box set, the complete Hymns of the West series. It’s available for a special discounted pre-order price until November 26th and will stay at that price until November 30th.

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About the Book

Two Families…
The Brookings family move from Illinois to Montana to start a horse ranch. Their journey to Montana has hazards of its own, as does their life in Castle City, affecting each of them in various ways.
The Stuarts have been living a secluded life in Tennessee since the matriarch of the family died. When Jed runs away, they seclude themselves even more until a letter arrives that changes their lives—one at a time—forever. Continue reading

Meet Eve Collins

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Faith Blum’s newest novella is available! This one is double trouble! Not only is it about twins, but these twins have reckless and adventurous spirits. When they go against their family, they run into more trouble than they bargained for.

About the Book

Just As I AmJust as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Eve and Evangeline Collins are adventurous twins who decide to take a risk and head west as mail order brides. Their parents are less than pleased, but do nothing to stop them. Eve and Evangeline don’t realize their danger until they stop just outside Cheyenne. Will they ever see their family again?

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The Kings Scrolls: a review and interview

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Do you remember my review of Resistance about a year ago? Well, I had the privilege of beta-reading the second book in the series and receiving an advanced reader copy to review for Jaye’s release tour. The second book in the Ilyon Chronicles Series, The King’s Scrolls is now available! For this blog tour, I am reviewing her newest book, The King’s Scrolls, as well as interviewing one of my favorite secondary characters, Liam Altair. Make sure you read to the end so you can enter the exciting giveaway.

Review

Warning: Do not read this book in the same room as other people if you don’t want them to see you cry or wonder why you are laughing.

About the Book:

Following the harrowing events that brought them to Landale Forest, Jace and Kyrin have settled comfortably into their new lives and the mission of protecting those under the emperor’s persecution. The fast approach of winter brings with it the anticipation of a quiet few months ahead. That is until the arrival of four mysterious, dragon-riding cretes who seek aid in a mission of great importance—not only to their own people, but to all followers of Elôm.

Hidden in the vast mining valley north of Valcré, a faithful crete has spent years sharing his knowledge with the destitute miners and their families and is known to possess what may be Arcacia’s last surviving copies of the King’s Scrolls—the Word of Elôm. Joining the cretes, those in Landale must find the crete teacher and bring him to safety, but it is a race against time. Should Daican’s men find him first, execution and the destruction of the Scrolls is certain.

When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?

There is so much I wish I could say about this book, but I can’t because there would be too many spoilers. As much as I loved Resistance, in some ways, I think I liked The King’s Scrolls better. Continue reading

Character Interview: Lirth

I realize I already posted something today, but I also had this blog post scheduled as part of a blog tour, so you get a treat: two blog posts in one day.

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Introducing the book

WEB-Rossano-KingOfAnavrea-FINALA reluctant king, a blind queen, and a marriage that sparked a rebellion…

Ireic Theodoric, King of Anavrea, constantly battles with his council over who will run the country. When the council insists on a treaty with Sardmara, he agrees. However, the treaty quickly becomes an arranged marriage. Ireic offers up himself for the sake of Anavrea. But after he signs, no princess appears.

Lirth Parnan, only daughter of the king of Sardmara, survives alone in a cold, damp tower room. Baron Tor kidnapped her in an attempt to control her father. No one came to claim her. She suspects her father considers her flawed beyond use in his political games. After five years of waiting, her hope of rescue wanes with her health.

After Ireic fights his way into Lirth’s tower, he realizes the depths of her father’s deception. Instead of being an answer to his problems, Lirth creates new ones. The council will not accept her as queen, but Ireic has sworn an oath that he will marry her. His choice could cost him his throne, perhaps his life.

Introducing our special guest

And now for the interview with Lirth.

Me: How old were you when you went blind?

Lirth: I lost my sight when I was seven. While out riding with my brothers, I was thrown from my horse. For three days, I remained unconscious with a fever. When I finally woke, I could see nothing.

Me: What do you do in the tower?

L: Pace, think, sing, talk to myself and the Kurios, sleep, listen to the men guarding me, listen to the sounds outside my window, whatever I can think of to keep me from losing my mind to boredom.

Me: Do you have any hobbies?

L: Before I was kidnapped, I indulged in many past times like music, listening to books read out loud, stitching, walking in the gardens, riding out with my brothers (when they visited), and rambling the countryside with my dogs.

Me: If you could do one thing with your life, what would it be?

L: I would seek to glorify my Savior, the Kurios. Whether it is as a Queen or a pauper, my purpose is to glorify Him.

Me: If you could change one thing about you, what would you change?

L: My sight. It causes such hardship to those I love. My husband almost lost his kingdom because of it. My ability to serve as Queen is limited by it. Above all else, I wish I could see my husband. Having never known him or even seen a painting of him before I lost my sight, I am forced to depend on other’s descriptions, my memory of colors, and the “seeing” ability of my fingers.

Me: What is your favorite song?

L: Although my author says it couldn’t have possibly been around during my time, my favorite hymn is Speak Lord in the Stillness.

Me: Do you have a favorite food?

L:I love fresh fruit and vegetables. After years of cold and rotting food, anything fresh is a great treat. I also really appreciate warm and well-seasoned dishes. I missed those during my captivity.

Thanks for stopping by, Lirth!

Introducing the author

SquareProfile2A200Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virture set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

Rachel Rossano loves to interact with readers.

Blog ~ http://rachel-rossano.blogspot.com/

Twitter ~ http://twitter.com/RachelRossano

Facebook ~ http://www.facebook.com/RachelRossanoRambles

YouTube ~ http://www.youtube.com/anavrea

GoodReads ~ http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1430209.Rachel_Rossano

Introducing the other bloggers

To read more visit Emily’s blog tomorrow and Melody’s blog on Sunday.