Win a $25 GC: She's the One Who Thinks Too Much by S.R. Cronin



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It’s the 1200’s, and the small realm of Ilari has had peace and prosperity for generations. That doesn’t mean everyone is happy, however.

Ryalgar, a spinster farm girl and the oldest of seven, has always preferred her studies to flirtation, yet even she finally meets her prince. Or so she thinks, until she discovers he’s already betrothed. Embarrassed, she flees her family’s farm to join the Velka, the mysterious women of the forest known for their magical powers and for living apart from men.

As a Velka, she develops her telekinesis and learns she has a talent for analyzing information. Both are going to come in handy. For she’s continued to meet her prince at the forest’s edge, thinking being his mistress isn’t such a bad deal. Then she learns more about his princely assignment. He’s tasked with training the army of Ilari to repel the feared Mongol horseman who’ve been moving eastward for years, killing all in their path. And, her prince is willing to sacrifice the outer farmlands where she grew up to these invaders, if he has to.

Ryalgar isn’t about to let that happen.

She’s got the Velka behind her now, as well as a multitude of university intellectuals, a family of tough farmers, and six sisters each with her own unique personality and talents.

Can Ryalgar organize all that into a resistance that will stop the Mongols? She thinks she can.

Enjoy an Exclusive Excerpt

To be honest, my mother hadn’t told me it was just as easy to seduce a prince. She’d told me it was just as easy to fall in love with a prince. She’d said it over and over since I was a little girl. I knew she had ambitions for me and my sisters, and I suppose she wanted to make sure I got the point.

I did, but despite her plans, I never imagined a prince in my future. I knew I wasn’t the sparkly type, the sort to attract the eye of a royal who could have any woman he chose.

Now, I worried her oft-repeated proclamation was right. I found Nevik attractive, sweet, and capable of carrying on an intelligent conversation. How rare was that? The truth was I liked him. I could be in the process of falling in love with a prince.

I realized mom had never claimed it would be equally easy to get him to fall in love with me.

About the Author:
Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels. She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.

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Comments

Thanks for hosting!
I like the cover
Rita Wray said…
Sounds like a great read.
Sherrie Cronin said…
Thanks for having me on your blog. This little excerpt is key to all seven of these novels. Mama has seven daughters and will settle for no less than seeing every one of them married to a prince. How many things do you think can go wrong?
James Robert said…
It's been great getting to discover your book and share with the readers in my family. Thank you and thanks for the giveaway. 
Sherrie Cronin said…
Thanks Gwendolyn, Rita and James. Always nice to have people stop by and comment!
Great cover!
Bea LaRocca said…
An awesome cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book and author details
Debbie P said…
This book sounds like an excellent read. Very cool cover!
Sherrie Cronin said…
Thanks so much Victoria, Bea and Debbie. I really appreciate your kind words!
Victoria Scott said…
Thank you for sharing! Sounds good!
Caryl Kane said…
Epic cover! Sounds like a page-turner. Thank you for hosting.