Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Promo & Tour: The Chronicles of Alcinia by Miriam Newman


Title: The Chronicles of Alcinia
Author: Miriam Newman
Genre/Age: Historical Fantasy/Adult
Publisher: DCL Publications
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SynopsisAvailable for the first time as an e-book bundle, the award-winning fantasy historical series The Chronicles of Alcinia weaves a tale of war, history, passion and romance. 

In Book I, The King’s Daughter, Tarabenthia of Alcinia should grow to inherit her father’s throne by the rocky cliffs of the sea. When invaders seize her land, what will she sacrifice in the name of love? 

In Book II, Heart of the Earth, the Northern Prince who has always wanted Tia saves her life. But will the price of his protection be too high? 

And finally in Book III, Ice Maiden, readers who wondered about the fate of Tia’s oldest son have their answer. Sometimes heart-wrenching, always powerful, this is a tale of heroes and the women who love them.


Snow lay on the ground. It was only first snow, a taste of winter, but enough to let us follow churned-up prints and splotches of blood down the slope towards the beach. That was where our men had made their stand. I saw that the ships that had brought us supplies had been roped together to make a great floating platform and put out to sea away from the beach to intercept ships coming in. A second line—of men—seemed to have been deployed on the beach. There were bodies there and in the water with more washing up, and a few ships half sunk in the tide, their sails burned. Everything smelled charred.

There were Havacians and Omanis on the beach, helping the injured—ours, at least. If they were Armatican, that was their last dawn. No one would bring them to us for care.

My lord was easy to spot. He was taller even than most Havacians, and he was unhelmeted. I wondered with a sense of exasperation if he had even bothered to shield his head. That man was born for battle. Probably he had enjoyed it. Son of a general indeed. Now I believed it.



Five Favorite Movie Scenes
by Miriam Newman

Note from Dawn: Images added by me!


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Years ago, there was a Kirk Douglas movie called Lonely Are the Brave. Yes, I am giving away my age. But, anyway…there is a scene where he is on the run and his horse is killed (modern cowboy movie) I shed BUCKETS of tears. He is fighting against insurmountable odds for a cause he believes in, so that stayed with me even though I was very young when I saw the movie.


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Ah…the fight scene in Shane. Yes, I was raised on Westerns. Ditto the same scene as above—honorable cowboy doing the honorable thing because it’s the right thing to do. Are you seeing a pattern here?


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The siege scene from Lord of the Rings, fighting for the survival of a people against an implacable enemy.


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John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara pummeling each other in The Quiet Man, because there’s just nothing like a good donnybrook.


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The stretch run in the movie Secretariet, because I actually saw that horse run and for a horse racing fan it was literally unforgettable.


Beginning a prize-winning career in poetry, Miriam carried her love of the written word into seventeen novels to date. Her offerings range from contemporary and historical fantasy to science fiction and historical fiction, always with a romantic flavoring. Her original novel The King’s Daughter—now part of The Chronicles of Alcinia—was written in Ireland, her second home. When in the U.S., she resides on a small horse farm in Pennsylvania with a collection of rescue animals. 

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