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Special Post: Draven’s Light by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Anne Elisabeth Stengl wields her pen with such literary prowess, she has very nearly ruined all other authors for me.

So, yeah, of course I agreed to review her book when it came out, even though I am supposedly “on break” from writing to get to know my new little daughter. (Is it bad I don’t feel guilty for sneaking away for a quick review while my sweet little one is napping?)

Fair warning: I adore this book. Everything coming after this sentence is pure gushing. Okay, maybe what came before, too. ;)

Anyway, I just have to say…the latest Tale of Goldstone Wood, Draven’s Light, is utterly and enchantingly intoxicating.

This spellbinding novella is set far, far back in the Goldstone Wood’s history. Although the length may be shorter than most of the other tales, this tale was completely satisfying and too short at the same time. (Of course, I felt that way about Golden Daughter, book 7 of the tales, a hefty tome of nearly 600 pages. I seriously can’t get enough of this series!)

Here’s what the back cover of this epic fantasy says:

In the Darkness of the Pit The Light Shines Brightest. Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward.” When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor. The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart. But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness?

Isn’t that delicious? Oh, I get chills just thinking about this marvelous book!

This wistful tale captures Draven’s heartache and Ita’s fierce bravery in the face of their tribe’s unrelenting bloodlust–and the fae creature who preys on their weaknesses. Will Ita overcome? Or will Draven throw off the mantle of coward in which he is drowning in time to save her?

I. Adore. This. Book.

Now, off to read the entire series again to get ready for book 8, Poison Crown. More chills!

A special thank you to RoogleWood Press for sending me an electronic advanced reader copy of this book from my favorite series ever. Draven’s Light was amazing! I can’t even tell you how thrilled I was–am–to have been on your list. Thank you!!! :)

In Him,

Michele

PS–Quick word about the Five Magic Spindles writing contest! If you are a writer, jump on over to RoogleWood Press and check out the rules. Five retellings of the classic story Sleeping Beauty will be chosen and compiled into a gorgeous collection. Their previous release, Five Glass Slippers, has been a smashing success and Five Enchanted Roses will be out soon. I wish you the best! :)

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Special Post: Cover Reveal of Draven’s Light

I am so excited to be a part of Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s cover reveal!

Draven’s Light, the latest novella in the Tales of Goldstone Wood, releases May 25, 2015.

To celebrate, Anne is giving away three copies of her book. Simply go to Anne’s website and enter!

Also, if you would like to read an excerpt of Draven’s Light, follow this link.

FROM THE BACK COVER:

In the Darkness of the Pit, The Light Shines Brightest

Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward.” When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor.

The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart.

But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness? 

Coming May 25, 2015

Doesn’t that sound delicious?

You know how picky I am about the books I read.

Well, Anne Elisabeth Stengl can write just about anything and I’d read it. She’s that good.

Considering the Tales of Goldstone Wood is my favorite series, I simply cannot wait to devour this latest addition!

I hope you join me!

A little about this lovely author:

ANNE ELISABETH STENGL makes her home in North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a kindle of kitties, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and practices piano, painting, and pastry baking. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Tales of Goldstone Wood. Her novel Starflower was awarded the 2013 Clive Staples Award, and her novels Heartless, Veiled Rose, and Dragonwitch have each been honored with a Christy Award.

To learn more about Anne Elisabeth Stengl and her books visit:

anneelisabethstengl.blogspot.com

I suggest you place this book on pre-order so you can enjoy this slice of heaven right away!

In Him,

Michele

 

Draven’s Light

Draven’s Light

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Series: Novellas of Goldstone Wood, Book 7.5
Genre: Fantasy
ASIN: 1942379021
The latest Novella of Goldstone Wood, available for pre-order. I simply cannot wait to read this book!
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About the Book

Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward”. When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor.

The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart.

But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness?

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Beauty and the Beast Contest

While stalking–ahem–I mean, reading one of my favorite author’s Facebook page, I came across this lovely contest.

Of course, I had to share!

Anne Elisabeth Stengl, author of the Tales of Goldstone Wood series, is promoting a contest through Rooglewood Press.

*Side Note:  If you have never read the Tales of Goldstone Wood, stop reading this post, go get the first book Heartless, then get back to me.  You won’t regret it.  I promise.

Oh, yes.  The contest.

Here’s what you do.

  1. Go to http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/fairy-tale-collections and read the contest rules
  2. Sign and mail your entry form (and $10) by Dec. 16, 2014
  3. Write a smashing version of Beauty and the Beast between 5,000-20,000 words, any genre.  Wait, I don’t think you got that.  Any genre.  I’m kinda stoked ’bout that one.
  4. Submit your story by Dec. 31st

Voilá!

You may be one of the lucky five who get published in this gorgeous compilation!  (I mean, look at that cover!  And Beauty and the Beast?  My fave fairy tale of all time!)

I’m excited.  Beyond excited.

If you like to write, are obsessed with fairy tales, or have always wanted Beauty and the Beast to turn out just a little bit differently, I encourage you to submit your story.

I know I am.

You’ve got a month!  Go!  :)

(Yikes!  That means I’ve got a month–I’ve got to get busy!!!)

In Him,

Michele

P.S.  Check out Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s website (http://anneelisabethstengl.blogspot.com) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anne-Elisabeth-Stengl/120543861335559) or look up any of her books on Amazon.  You may just fall in love with her storytelling as I did!

Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Five Glass Slippers: A Collection of Cinderella Stories
Heartless
Veiled Rose
Moonblood
Starflower
Dragonwitch
Shadow Hand
Goddess Tithe
Golden Daughter
Draven’s Light
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