Wednesday, November 15, 2023

A dangerous secret – #Fantasy #Tarot #Giveaway

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Imani Stone has a secret—she possesses an ancestral power to bend starlight.

Having grown up in the lush, magical hills surrounding the ancient city of Lumenor, she is no stranger to star-gazing, potion-making, or tarot-reading. However, in the time of civil war in her city, Imani must hide her power to avoid being recruited by the queen’s legions or killed by the ruthless rebels. But everything changes once the city learns of an incoming army of warriors threatening to destroy Lumenor and steal their starlight crystal. Imani is met with a choice—remain in hiding and help her family or risk everything and join the queen’s legions.

But does she have what it takes to be a legionnaire?

Can she help save Lumenor, or will she be the cause of its demise?


What can you tell me about them? The Akani?”

He shrugged. “Not much. Izaak called a meeting in his office tomorrow. Hopefully they have gathered some information we can use. My mother swore we’ll be the first to know.”

His mother, the queen. I almost forgot that Tain was Queen Astra’s adopted son until he reminded me. “Why do you come here, besides to admire the view?” I tried changing the subject from the upcoming gloom threatening to evaporate our city. “And do you take every newcomer up here?”

He paused for a moment before parting his lips. “I come here to think. I like the sound of silence. Well, and to watch people from a distance. But no, I’ve never brought anyone else up to the roof. Only you.”

Only me.

I twisted my head to the side before he could see a smile ripple across my features, pretending to admire the view. “You like watching people from a distance?”

I decided not to ask about the only you part of his statement.

Tain’s blush reddened a shade under the luster of three full moons. “It helps me to see who people are when they aren't aware that I’m watching. I’ll need to know them if I’m to become their king.”

The words rolled off his tongue so naturally, as if they were a certainty.

The king.

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About the Author

Sofia Nedic is a Slavic immigrant living in Austin, Texas with her husband and pup. She is a tech and fantasy nerd, and an avid enjoyer of ancient history, spirituality, and alchemy. When she is not working or crafting stories, she is exploring nature, reading books, visualizing her daydreams through AI art, or immersing herself in tarot and astrology.

Sofia visualizes the scenes and characters from her stories with AI art on her Instagram @starlight_bender.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you so much for featuring this excerpt.

Lisabet Sarai said...

Welcome to Beyond Romance, Sofia. What a gorgeous cover! I am guessing from your bio that this is your own art, too. Lovely.

Colleen C. said...

What a beautiful cover!

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