In my last post, I mentioned that I’d be hosting a giveaway of a few copies of my new ebook, The Tribe’s Bride (The Necklace Chronicles). Tribe will be published on Smashwords and Amazon on Wednesday, July 25th. I’m so excited about this book that I’m offering four free copies to four random commenters on this blog post.
Tribe is, in essence, a time-travel book. Carrie buys an old necklace, puts it on, and wakes up in bed with the owners back in the late 1600s. Not all the books in the series will be about actual time travel, but they will all involve “travel” of one sort or another, from their own bed to the bed of the hottie(s) who created the necklace in question. The possibilities with the series are endless.
Here is a teaser:
“Do not be afraid, little fox, we mean you no harm,” the largest of three, who looked like a linebacker, spoke with a gentle tone.
She answered him back in his language. “My name isn’t Little Fox. It’s Carrie.”
“You can speak as we do. But your skin is so unusual,” the middle one said.
“I studied your language in school.”
“School?” the third one said. He appeared to be the youngest.
“A place where I was taught by elders,” she supplied. She hadn’t realized she had slipped into English for the word ‘school’. They had no equivalent, because they had no formal schooling.
They nodded, but looked confused. The middle one said, “You learned our language? Why?”
“Because I’m from the year 2012. Your tribe, the Bloqui, disappeared in the late 1600s. I studied your tribe because I thought it was, um, interesting?” Interesting? More like lifesaving.
“2012? That is a long time from now?” The first one said speculatively.
“Yeah. And just how the hell did that happen, anyway? Am I dreaming? Or dead?” She pinched her arm hard enough to make herself grimace.
“Stop that, please. You are not dreaming. You have our heishe necklace. We cast magic on the necklace and we were promised that the woman that appeared wearing the necklace would be our bride,” the middle one said.
Her mouth dropped open. “Excuse me?”
The large one said, “Brother, we need to introduce ourselves to the little fox first. You will terrify her beyond measure if you speak of loving.”
“My name isn’t Little Fox!” She growled.
The large one smirked. “I know your name is Carrie, but you shiver like a little fox in the snow. It is endearing.”
She snorted and realized that she had forgotten that she was naked and so were they. She slapped her legs together and covered her breasts with her arms. The youngest one reached to the sleeping mat, pulled off a hide blanket and brought it to her. He draped it around her and she smiled thankfully up at him.
“Carrie,” the middle one said, but it sounded like ka-air-ee, “my name is Coyote Chasing Deer, and I am eldest. This is Bear Who Fights, and our youngest brother, Hawk Who Soars. You may call us by our animal names if you wish. We are banished from our tribe. Our tribal council tried to whip our brother and banish him and we stood up for him and they banished us all. As we left, our grandmother brought us the necklace and spell and told us it would bring us a bride to share. This morning, I woke up with you in my arms.”
To enter the giveaway, simply comment below and tell me….if you could go to any time (past or future), where would you go?
**My answer would be I’d like to go back to the old west. I’ve always been a lover of cowboys, and I think it would be amazing to live in a time without television, cars, and modern conveniences. Of course, it would be a hardship, but I’d just have to find a cowboy or two willing to share those hardships. *grin*
The contest runs from today until noon on Wednesday, July 25th. On a blog post on Wednesday, I will post the buy links for smashwords and amazon, and the names of the four winners, who will have their choice of ebook format, either pdf or in the form of a coupon through smashwords.
I’m also really excited to announce my first ever Blog Tour! The amazing folks at Page Turner Book Tours are hosting a week-long Blog Tour for The Tribe’s Bride. My book and me are going to be featured on 8 blogs beginning on Wednesday the 25th, with reviews, interviews, and guest posts. I’ll post the blog names/addresses on Wednesday. I hope that you will all join me. Up for grabs for commenters during the tour are more copies of the book and some really cool prizes!
Don’t forget to comment here about where you would time-travel to for your chance to win one of four books, and stay tuned for more Release Day happenings! All the best, R