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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The General's Wife by Sara R. Turnquist

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The General's Wife
Author: Sara R. Turnquist
Genre: Historical Romance

Book Description:
“Go home!” Ismene is speechless as she reads those words written in blood on the walls of her new home. The young, raven-haired Grecian beauty had traveled all the way from her homeland to marry the Pharaoh’s top general. But she never expected this. The hatred of the Alexandrian mob for their Greek rulers is right in front of her. It is the first of many threats she will receive.

Things are escalating out of control. Damaged crops and horses turned loose at night are one thing. But when Ismene receives a death threat, it becomes clear that there is a spy within her own household. She would turn to her husband to deal with this issue, except he left for battle by order of the Pharaoh. Not knowing whom to trust, she fears for her safety as well as the entire ruling class of Egypt.

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EXCERPT

A din of whispered conversation among the servants could be heard, but only just. No one wanted to speak out for fear of enraging the general further. Many of the servants were unable to read Greek and had no idea what important message was scarred into their master's most prized sanctuary. As if the vandalism alone wasn't enough to evoke a great anger in him, the message itself had pushed him closer to the edge of violence. They had never seen their kind master in such a state.

“What is everybody...” Ismene's voice interrupted their musings. No one, not even Alistair, had even noticed that she had arrived at the grand estate, least of all made it all the way out to the gardens. Her voice, which started light and happy, trailed off as she noticed the source of everyone's fixation.

There were many audible gasps as the servants, like Alistair, turned and saw Ismene's paled face, her mouth moving as if trying to form words, though none came forth.

Alistair rushed over to her, “Ismene, don't look...it's...” he said, trying to turn her away, to go back in direction she had just come.

It was only then that he realized—the message—it was for her. Ismene and Alonah came to the gardens each day to check on her tiger lilies. This wall faced the entrance into the gardens closest to her bedchambers, the entrance she came through every day. How did anyone outside of his house and Pharaoh's know that? His heart sank. There was a leak in one of these houses.


About the Author
Sara is originally from middle TN. After a short stint in Memphis, where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Tennessee. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. Sara enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara's great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write Historical Fiction. Sara has made several trips overseas to the Czech Republic. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Sara is also a member of the ACFW.

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55 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :0)

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    1. Thanks! And best of luck with your entry!

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  2. Sounds great. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway chance too.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it :-) Thanks for following the tour!

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  3. The book description and excerpt sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

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  4. I'll definitely be reading this one, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. ;-) Thank you for continuing to follow the tour!

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  5. Looks like a interesting read. I look forward to reading it.

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  6. It looks scary starting with the blood on the walls with a message. I enjoy learning about history through fiction and the interplay amongst Egyptians and Greeks in the story.

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    1. I, too, found this time period intriguing with its juxtaposition of cultures.

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  7. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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  8. Can't wait to read this.Love the cover.

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    1. Thanks, jean602! The cover artist I worked with is amazing.

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  9. Can't wait to read this.Love the cover.

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  10. Thank you for hosting this giveaway :)

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    1. Many of them, like this story, are inspired by history. This time period intrigued me (the Ptolemaic Period, when Greeks ruled Egypt). And as I learned more about it, this story seemed to emerge in my imagination.

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  12. Sounds great,thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Thanks again for hosting me today!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! Wish I could take credit, but it's my cover artist - she is amazing!

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  15. This is set in a time period I don't typically see in books. I'm really looking forward to reading The General's Wife.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! It is a unique period in history. And one that really grabbed my attention.

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  16. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I'm intrigued to find out who the spy is thats within her own household

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  18. Did you get to travel to Egypt to do the research? Good luck with the tour and book release!

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