Wednesday 30 September 2020

Book Blast & Giveaway - Seed of Tamaris by Penni Louise

Seed of Tamaris
Author: Penni Louise
Genre: Fantasy

Book Description:
In a treacherous world, is it safe to be powerful?

A Brother with a tainted past. A Lord seeking a legacy for his daughters. A Queen in exhile from her ancestral home. For decades, the Lords and Ladies in the land of Tamaris have known peace among their Houses, unlike the Outlanders who face death everyday outside the kingdom’s borders. But when the King, consumed by power, turns against the beloved Queen, she is forced into hiding, and plots brew among the Houses. The threads of peace begin to unravel. From a Lord’s daughters facing the subordinations of womanhood, to the outcast who flees to The Coven of Sacred Sisters for redemption, to the boy in the mines who prefers darkness and worms to the Lightlands, the lives of the people of Tamaris are unknowingly tied to their Queen’s fate. Only the Witch knows to what end their loyalty leads them. They must navigate political ambitions, social expectations, the complexities of relationship, and traitor’s plots to survive in the midst of the building war. But many will forget that the worst peril often comes from those closest to home. SEED OF TAMARIS is an epic fantasy brimming with magik, desire, and wickedness. It is Book One of the Archipelago Series, and Penni Louise’s debut novel.

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Having tired Timber out in the surf, throwing the stick till her arm hurt, the two weary friends rested on a smooth rock, basking in the afternoon sun.

“I suppose they’ll be looking for us to get dressed and into the carriage,” Solar sighed to Timber.

In the distance, the fishing boats were beginning to come into view on the horizon, gulls circling and diving behind them, returning to their home harbor before the night fell. She had asked Cook once why the boats did not stay out overnight. They seemed as big as castles, and as sturdy. Cook had shaken her head.

“They used to, little one, but not anymore. It’s dangerous to be so…exposed at night nowadays. That’s why we tuck away in houses at night; there’s no good to be found out in the open in the dark.”

Cook refused to say why but Solar knew she had to be right.

Solar thought of her sister, always ill, and indoors. She felt badly for her, never getting any fresh air or sunshine. She shook off the thought of stuffy rooms and stuffy carriages and stretched her legs, examining them in the sunlight.

“Look, Timber, I am getting fur like you!”

How splendid, she thought, reclining in the warm sun, and drifted off to sleep.

Sometime later, Solar woke with a pain in her back, disoriented. She was immediately overwhelmed by the gloom; it seemed to be trying to suffocate her in shadow. She could hear and feel that the tide was coming in; the water was now splashing against the rocks, the spray hitting her feet and legs.

How long have I been asleep? She peered into the dusk and saw the stars starting to emerge overhead. A long time, then.

Something was missing. The spell of the stars suddenly broken, she realized Timber was not beside her.

“TIMBER!” she called.

She thought she heard an answering woof but couldn’t be sure over the crashing sound of the waves.

She stood gingerly, twisting to release her muscles, and called again, “Timber!”

She was certain she heard something this time, and slowly, feeling her way, began to climb the rocks.

She called again when she reached the top but instead of the woof she was hoping for, she heard men’s voices, coming from the direction of home. A Border Patrol! If she revealed herself, she would end up in incredible trouble and worse, the men certainly would not come back to search for Timber. He could be hurt, and was surely lost.

What would make him run away without waking me?

Maybe the fear of the dark was a real concern. More scared than ever, she worried herself with thoughts of Timber being injured, stolen, or devoured by an unknown beast.

The voices were coming closer.

Despite the threat of being truly lost, or being eaten herself, Solar ran away from the voices and into the darkness to find her beloved dog.

About the Author
As an eager reader from an early age, much of Penni’s life was shaped by Bilbo’s exclamation that “he was going on an adventure!” Originally from Australia, Penni is now an avid storyteller and traveler (both physical and astral), currently located in Denver, Colorado. With a deep love of all things mystical, she also explores the energetic realm through her clairvoyance and channeling abilities.

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Penni Louise is giving away 2  Kindle copies and 1 paperback copy of SEED OF TAMARIS!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Three winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive either a Kindle or paperback copy
  • This giveaway ends midnight September 30.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on October 1.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!


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