Monday, July 13, 2015

SNOW IN JULY BY KIM IVERSON HEADLEE - VIRTUAL & REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Snow in July
by Kim Iverson Headlee

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Commanded to marry by William the Conqueror, and facing shattered oaths and a ravening evil power determined to overthrow the new king, Alain and Kendra face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance.


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EXCERPT

Kendra genuflected again, grasped her basket’s handle, and turned to accompany Waldron from the church. Not across the yard to the feast hall, as she’d expected, since that was where most Edgarburh business—including private matters—transpired, but past the garden toward the manor house. In silence they ascended the outer wooden staircase, entered the building, and trod the corridor containing the bedchambers. Specifically, she realized with a start when their course became apparent, Waldron’s.

Several paces from their destination, curiosity compelled her to blurt, “What’s wrong?”

Pulling up short, Waldron gave her an odd look. “Wrong? Let me see.” He snorted, ticking the points on his fingers. “Taxes are due ere long, and the tenants have barely recovered from the war to scrape together their payments. A Norman is on his way to take possession of my daughter and the estate.” His gray eyes gazed at her levelly. “My son is dead, and my daughter acts like a widow rather than a bride.” He inclined his head at the black woolen veil she wore even as these final spring days warmed toward summer.

This time it wasn’t the sun that made her face heat. “My choices honor Del’s memory.” She gripped the basket with both fists, raising it before her like a shield. “Do yours?”

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BOOK TRAILER

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim is a Seattle native (when she used to live in the Metro DC area, she loved telling people she was from "the other Washington") and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim's novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband's ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon's Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her new imprint, Pendragon Cove Press.


YOUTUBE VIDEO INTERVIEW


MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love medieval romance, and especially when we have a knight in shining armor full of guilt and a very strong minded lady, I adore when our main characters try to put their beliefs and obligations before their true feelings, the constant battle, that only leads to love, full of honor, family loyalty, do's and don'ts, betrayal and war. Imagine all that in an accurate historical moment, and you have Snow In July. Oh, wait! I forgot, there's also a little of paranormal!!
The Author give us a story with a plot full of twists and turns, chivalrous acts, the old battle between good and evil, great characters and magic.
Highly Recommended

Are These Chivalrous Acts Cute Or Creepy?

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


GIVEAWAY
$25 Amazon or B&N GC



20 comments:

  1. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

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    1. Oh, wow, what a question!

      I would have to say that in all this time--more than half a century--it would be never giving up, whether it's in regard to family members who have disappointed me with their questionable choices, or my writing career. I did give up on something, once, long ago, though my involvement was not my choice to begin with. Still, I promised myself that I would never give up on anything else again, and I am pleased to report that so far I have lived up to that promise. :)

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    2. Great question, awesome answer!!

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  2. Thank you for your wonderful review; I'm glad you enjoyed Snow in July!
    All my best wishes,
    Kim Headlee
    Stories make us greater.

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    1. Hi Kim! Thank you for your lovely words, Snow in July is amazing!!

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  3. Why medieval romance? thank you for the giveaway

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, good luck!

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    2. And thank you for the question!
      My love of medieval history evolved from my love of the Arthurian Legends. Even in Snow in July, I couldn't resist dropping in a reference or two! As a woman writer I have always been interested in depicting the relationships between characters, whether parent-child, friends, lovers, siblings, or spouses. So for me the idea of writing a medieval romance was just about a no-brainer! :)

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    1. Thank you, Rita! I have a different excerpt posted on my blog from a critical turning point in the story. Good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  5. Great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt and interview :)

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  6. Hi Kim, I really enjoyed the interview~pretty amazing to decide to write at the tender age of 7, based on a vivid dream! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Thanks -- and I've been in my own little world ever since... drives my husband nuts sometimes! :D

    We just saw "Inside Out" tonight -- an unplanned date night because a storm had taken out power at our house but not in town. Had the entire theater to ourselves. When the mom was fantasizing about her "Brazilian pilot" boyfriend, I turned to my husband and said, "Just substitute =any= of my male characters there." He laughed; he's such a good sport! <3

    Power was back on when we returned, btw!

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  8. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, Nikolina, and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt and the trailer which helped me understand more about the book. Thank you!

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    1. You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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