Sunday, February 25, 2018

StoneKing Blog Tour

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to my stop on the StoneKing Blog Tour from Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC.  Read on to learn more about this book, the author, see an excerpt from the story, and to watch the book trailer!  On to the tour:


StoneKing by Donna Migliaccio
February 20, 2018
Fantasy
The Gemeta Stone Book 3
Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
They call him StoneKing: the lord of four countries, the vanquisher of the Wichelord Daazna, the man who will restore his people to prosperity and peace.
But there is no peace for Kristan Gemeta. Already weighed down by the cares of his new realm, Kristan carries a secret burden – the knowledge that Daazna is not dead. He isolates himself in his ruined castle in Fandrall, where he struggles to control the destructive Tabi’a power that may be his only hope of defeating the Wichelord once and for all. 
And there’s trouble elsewhere in his realm. His Reaches are squabbling in Dyer, Melissa and Nigel are experiencing heartache in Norwinn, and Heather’s command in Hogia is in jeopardy. Unaware of this turmoil, Kristan receives an unexpected gift – one that forces him, his knights, an inexperienced squire and a crafty young shape-shifter into a hazardous winter journey.

Excerpt from Chapter 1:

“Let me do that, my lord.”

“You couldn’t light a decent fire if your life depended on it.” Kristan dug in the tinderbox for kindling, and Quinn threw his hands up in frustration.

“That’s what I’m trying to say, my lord! You don’t pay me to light fires. You pay me to be your councilor – right now your only councilor. You should have more. You should have more of everything. You’re the lord of four countries, and yet you live like a pauper here in Fandrall while in Hogia, Dyer and Norwinn your Reaches have every comfort. Why?”

Kristan finished laying the logs and lit the kindling with a firesteel. “Are appearances so important to you, Quinn?”

“With respect, my lord, they are, and they should be to you as well.”

“Then think on this.” As the kindling began to crackle and snap, Kristan dusted off his hands and with difficulty, pushed himself to his feet. “Two years of Daaznan occupation destroyed my kingdom and impoverished my people. You know how poor their harvests were this autumn. Should I surround myself with pomp and splendor while they struggle through the winter to put bread in their mouths?”

“You’ve bolstered Fandrall’s economy out of your own pocket.” There was an unusually dogged glint in Quinn’s eye. “You bought seed for winter crops and gave it to farmers without charge. You replenished their herds and flocks, again without charge.”

“They’ll repay me from the spring births and summer harvests. That was our agreement.”

“Of course. But after you showed them such generosity, would they begrudge you a proper household?”

More eyes watching me, Kristan thought; more mouths yammering at me. He sat down at the table and pulled the treasury reports from the nearest stack of paper.

“We can’t keep limping along this way,” Quinn went on. “Everyone is so preoccupied with menial tasks that they can’t focus on their real work. My lord, experienced servants are available in Norwinn and Dyer. Instruct your Reaches to send the best of them here. And recruiting in Hogia has gone so well; why not ask Lady Heather to send you some likely candidates for squire?”

Kristan’s heart gave a sudden heave and just as abruptly, sank. Heather, he thought. It only needed the mention of her name to make this miserable morning complete.


Booktrailerhttps://youtu.be/ssT6F0CwJHk

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About the Author:


Donna Migliaccio is a professional stage actress with credits that include Broadway, National Tours and prominent regional theatres. She is based in the Washington, DC Metro area, where she co-founded Tony award-winning Signature Theatre and is in demand as an entertainer, teacher and public speaker. Her award-winning short story, "Yaa & The Coffins," was featured in Thinkerbeat's 2015 anthology The Art of Losing.

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