Adela’s Curse: New Release

Today, Claire Banschbach is back on my blog to talk about her new release. We have a synopsis, a giveaway, and and excerpt. Enjoy!


Adelas Curse KINDLEA curse. A murderous scheme. A choice.

A witch and her master capture a young faery and command her to kill their enemy. Adela has no choice but to obey. If she does not, they will force the location of her people’s mountain home from her and kill her. To make matters even worse, the person she is to kill is only a man struggling to save his dying land and mend a broken heart.

Count Stefan is a man simply trying to forget the woman he loves and save a land crippled by drought. When a mysterious woman arrives at his castle claiming to be a seamstress, he knows she is more than she seems.

Adela enlists the help of Damian, another faery, to try and delay the inevitable. He insists she has a choice. But with the witch controlling her every move, does she?

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Claire Banschbach was born and raised in Midland, TX, the fourth of eight children. She was homeschooled through high school and is now a proud member of the Texas A&M University class of 2014. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She continues to write in her spare time (and often when she doesn’t have spare time). She hopes her strong foundation in God will help to guide her writing.

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“I didn’t know you had a pet squirrel,” Adela turned the conversation to Damian.

“Yes, his name is Annoying,” Damian joked. “He was lost in a blizzard one winter, so I took care of him, and he never left. I’m stuck with him now.” He handed the squirrel another nut as it tapped his shoulder. Adela smiled, and they began to talk more easily about the life in the forest.

All too soon they reached the edge of the forest. A word from Damian sent the squirrel scampering back into the trees. Both faeries hid their wings, slightly altering their appearance so that the mortals would not immediately suspect them of being faeries.

Adela took one last longing look at the forest, then Damian led her on.

Count Stefan’s lands began nearly seven miles from the forest’s edge. After two hours’ walk, they reached the border.

“This is it,” Adela said. Damian’s boot scuffed the road.

“I don’t want to leave you alone.”

“You have to. Marek will be trying to find me. I can’t let him know that you’re here with me.”

“Surely we can break the rule this once…” Damian said.

“No. Faeries don’t kill humans. And I know that’s what Marek is making me do, but I don’t want more death on my hands,” Adela firmly said.

“What if I tell the king what’s happening?”

“And what would the king do? A confrontation would not end well for either side. I’m just afraid that if more faeries get involved, the witch would come for me. I can’t escape this bond. Marek said he’d force the way to the mountain from me and… and everyone would die.”

Damian’s jaw clenched in frustration. “I just wish there was something…anything…that I could do.”

“Like you said, we’ll find a way.” She squeezed his hand, surprised at the familiarity already between them. He looked down at her.

“Be careful,” he said.

“Good bye,” she said, then turned quickly and walked away. She couldn’t drag it out any longer or her heart would break at the thought of everyone she was leaving behind.



Cover Reveal: Adela’s Curse

Greetings, dear readers! Today we have Claire Banschbach here with a cover reveal for her upcoming book. Here’s a little bit about the book, plus the cover. Be sure to check out her blog for a full list of the bloggers and a possible short story.


Adelas Curse KINDLE.jpgA witch and her master capture a young faery and command her to kill their enemy. Adela has no choice but to obey. If she does not, they will force the location of her people’s mountain home from her and kill her. To make matters even worse, the person she is to kill is Continue reading

The Wildcat of Braeton

Today I have the opportunity to introduce you to a new and upcoming book, The Wildcat of Braeton by Claire Banschbach. Today, we have a character spotlight about one of the main characters.

WoB Cover

About the book:

“If you’re fighting our battle, we’d best make you look like a champion,” Tam said to Aiden. Tam and Blair began to apply the war paint the Clans had worn into battle since before they arrived in Braeton.

“You ready?” Tam asked when they finished.

“As I’ll ever be,” Aiden replied. “Tam, if everything goes wrong, you take charge after me.”

“I’m praying nothing goes wrong,” Tam said. “Just remember what Diarmad said when he built this place: ‘In times of trouble, a Champion shall rise up and Scodra shall not fall.’”

His term of service to Lord Rishdah now complete, Aiden returns to his home in Braeton. As he travels he hears rumors that trouble plagues Braeton. Clan Canich is being attacked from within. He arrives, determined to save his father, his brothers, and his Clan from the treachery of one man.

A year has passed since the Calorins were driven from Aredor and Corin is struggling to rebuild his country. Despite the peace, a fear haunts him that the Calorins aren’t far away. The Hawk Flight takes to the forest again to defend the borders against a possible attack from the neighboring country of Durna and its Calorin ally.

As Aiden and Corin struggle to adapt to their new lives they know one thing for certain – war is coming to the North!

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