18 February 2021

Of Sword and Shadow | Excerpt + Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK


Greece, 1379

She is known by many names, none of them her own. In truth, she is an unnamed slave, nothing more than a weapon in the hands of her owner in his attempts to provoke political mayhem. When she encounters a handsome young man while on an assignment, she thinks little of him—until he attempts to take what she has stolen. But in her line of work, failure is not an option.

Gillen is intrigued by the mysterious woman who thwarts his mission. But when his path crosses hers again, his intrigue turns to gratitude as the thief he comes to call Eudocia saves his life. The two form a bond of friendship and join forces to wrest control from a group of ruthless rulers. But as their camaraderie blossoms into something more, Gillen and Eudocia must fight for love even as they wage war for a better future.

Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: February 8, 2021


EXCERPT

A man lurched from one of the buildings and stumbled to the bushes. Then he vomited.

My nose twitched, and I had every intention of hurrying away. I had no desire to interact with an inebriated Catalan.

“Eudocia?”

I froze. I knew that voice. Gillen.

“I need your help. I’ve been poisoned.”

The night was growing ever darker, but light from a nearby sconce revealed perspiration on Gillen’s forehead and a red flush in his cheeks. His pupils were so dilated that the hazel had nearly disappeared, leaving only black. He limped toward me. Poisoned? That meant he had powerful enemies, and I had enough enemies without gaining new ones by interfering with a murder plot. But I couldn’t walk away, not when he needed help.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A. L. Sowards is the author of multiple historical fiction novels, with settings spanning the globe from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries. Her stories have become Whitney Finalists and won a Whitney Award, reached the number one spot across multiple Amazon categories, received praise from the Historical Novel Society, and been loved by readers from a variety of backgrounds. She has called both Washington State and Utah home, and is now in the process of adding Alaska to the list. She enjoys hiking and swimming, usually manages to keep up with the laundry, and loves it when someone else cooks dinner. She lives with her husband, three children, and an ever-growing library.


GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card and a print copy of Of Sword and Shadow!


Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 15, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 22, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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