Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Cloak by Sarah Jennings Blog Tour - Excerpt + Giveaway

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Cloak

The Cloak by Sarah Jennings
Inspirational YA Romantic Suspense
Published: November 2014
Paperback and ebook, 194 pages

Kellan McKensie, Princess of Errigal, is set on leaving for another world before being thrust into a plan of God's choosing that includes learning of her past, embracing her future, and finding her forever love.

Among a lost line of beautiful, wise queens and a conquered country still clinging to medieval traditions in today's world, can Kellan be convinced that now is her time to act? Why should she? To the entire country, she doesn't even exist. Ever the reluctant leader, Kellan is pressured to use her incredible God-given abilities to bring back the glory of her homeland. To do so, she must fight her own will, overcome fears, and control her temper. It's a lot to ask of a girl hidden under a cloak her whole life.

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Excerpt

Slone continued to stand near the princess. As her constricted breathing grew worse, Kellan gritted her teeth through the pain. She could only think of how she had failed her country and berated herself for being so stupid…why did I think he would fight fair? After a while, her mind began to fog. There were moments of clarity, followed by longer moments of confusion. Her head bowed lower to the ground, and she just knew the end was near. Slone, seeing her move, yanked her head back by her hair. “Not dead yet, sister? What’s taking you so long?” he taunted. Laughing, he shoved her head back down and continued to yell commands. He was the epitome of evil itself, enjoying every moment of Kellan’s agony. In reality, he needed her to live just a little while longer, since threatening to kill her bought him more time with surrounding Errigal warriors, all of whom had gathered at the bottom of the hill to watch.

During one of her clearer thinking times, Kellan whispered a prayer in a low, raspy voice. She asked God for mercy like he had given Samson in one of her favorite Bible stories Master Hewitt used to tell her. “Just one more time, Lord,” she prayed, “one more time.” Out of the corner of her eye, Kellan could see her sword nearby in the grass. Slone had not kicked it far, just out of her hand. Ever so slowly she reached for it. Sir Shields, sitting down nearby with his hands bound, saw what she was trying to do. Looking around, he moved his boot over to Kellan’s sword and shoved it in her direction. She took it by the blade and carefully worked it back under the heavy cloak draped over her back. I’ll never hate a cloak again, she fleetingly thought. Running her hand down the blade and to the handle, she grasped it with all she had left in her.

“Lord,” she said, “my strength has to be your strength because I don’t have any left.” Letting go of her side, she gathered a handful of Errigal’s soil, mixed with her own blood.

“What are you mumbling about down there, dear sister,” said Slone, “No one here’s going to answer your call for help…not even your honorable king. Where is old lover boy anyway, huh?” Slone just rambled on. “You’d think he’d be over here trying to save his mistress in distress. I guess he doesn’t think so much of you after all,” he said, squatting down in front of her and laughing like the maniac he was.



Author Bio - Sarah Jennings

Sarah Jennings is an American storyteller living in the hills of North Carolina with her husband, four children, and escape artist hound dog. Her stories often revolve around strong willed heroines who find their way with God’s help during their adventures and in the process find their soulmate too. The Cloak is one such story now available in print and ebook format.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Celtic Prize Pack: Paperback of The Cloak and Celtic Music CDs (US Only)
2x paperback copies of The Cloak (US Only)
2x e-copies of The Cloak (INT)

-International & US Only
-Ends 22nd March 2015

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Myra, for the book tour post! I appreciate it.

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