Monday, July 27, 2015

Kim Iverson Headlee brings SNOW IN JULY, latest in her Conquest series



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 I'm excited to host fellow medieval author Kim Iverson Headlee with SNOW IN JULY, one in her Conquest series. Here's a glimpse of this intriguing new book. 

Blurb:
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.

A young woman was standing on the staircase’s top landing as Alain approached. No, he amended, feeling his eyes widen and his blood heat, a goddess. The suggestive clinging of her grayish-blue gown made him forget his blasphemous lapse.

Excerpt:

He shifted from foot to foot to mask his reaction. Her ashblonde curls, creamy complexion, and alluring curves conquered his fear of failure. As his heart thrummed its praises of her beauty, he vowed to protect this lady unto the ends of the earth.

But he tempered his lauds with a petition for wisdom, for he needed to ascertain her heart. Experience had taught him the folly of loving a beautiful but title-hungry woman like Marie.

Yet sorrow enveloped this lady like a shroud. The slope of her delicately boned shoulders, the tilt of her petite chin, the hooded reserve of her slate-blue eyes, the slight pout of her full lips all sang the same dirge.

Blessed Virgin, could I be the cause of her misery? Please, let it not be so!

He wanted nothing more than to gather her into his arms and kiss those lips until their song transformed from sorrow to joy.
 

Their gazes met. Her look, a cross between appreciation and reprimand, made him remember his “station,” and he looked down.
 


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: http://youtu.be/DV5iKrEIROk

 

 

25 comments:

  1. What a fabulous excerpt!! I tweeted.

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    1. Thank you so much on all counts, Collette! And I have a different excerpt posted on my blog.

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    2. Thanks Collette. Isn't the excerpt great?

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  2. Thank you for hosting. FYI -- to enter to win a $25 Amazon or BN GC, use this rafflecopter link: Enter to win a $25 Amazon/BN GC - a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  3. Great excerpt - I'm looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. And thank you for following all the tour stops, Victoria! :)

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    2. Victoria, you've followed all the tour stops? That's fantastic. Kim, what a fan!

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  4. Can't wait to read this book

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! :)

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    2. Daniel, so glad you're among the Conquest (and Kim Headless) fans. Thanks for being here.

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  5. I loved the excerpt! Thank you!

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    1. And thank you for visiting, and for the Twitter follow! :)

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    2. Ree Dee, glad you stopped by. Isn't the title SNOW IN JULY appropriate for now?

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  6. Thank you so much for featuring SNOW IN JULY on your blog today, Barbara, and it's a steal at 99 cents today!
    All my best wishes,
    Kim Headlee
    Stories make us greater.

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    1. Kim, I've so enjoyed having you today. Your book--and your series--sound fascinating. I wish you the very best with them all.

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    2. Thanks, Barbara! Though I have to mention that SNOW IN JULY is a stand-alone book... you may have been thinking of Ashley York's series. Or maybe you have peered into my future??? :D

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  7. Sounds intriguing and entertaining, will have to read soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Absolutely a great deal, Patrick. So good to meet you here.

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    2. You're welcome, and thank you for your interest in my work! :)

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  8. Great excerpt~I really enjoyed learning about you and your book! Thank you for a great post and contest!I

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    1. Betty, thank you for being here. Kim's excerpt certainly makes us go directly to the 'buy' button!

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    2. You are most welcome, Betty! :)

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  9. Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

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    1. I have done both, Mai, and they have their own merits. What works best for me is to develop a 20-page outline and then give myself permission to deviate from it.

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  10. I love the title! Sounds like an amazing book! I've really enjoyed this book tour~learning more about Kim and her book!

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