Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Rhynan Saga Book Tour and Giveaway


Duty
Novels of Rhynan Book 1
by Rachel Rossano
Genre: Historical Romance

Duty to King
Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman.

Duty to Others
Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon. When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn’t surprised. However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier?

Duty to Each Other
Bound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future. They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past. Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other. Failure could mean death.



Honor
Novels of Rhynan Book 2

The Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.
Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother's massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.
As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.



The Making of a Man: A Short Story Anthology
(Novels of Rhynan)
This is a short story anthology.

The Earl of Dentin returns. Eight stories ranging from short story to novelette in length give us greater understanding into why Dentin is the complex and enigmatic man he is. It also includes new adventures that happen between Honor and the next Rhynan novel.

Passing the Mantle – An ill-fated hunting trip
Forging Friendships – Recruiting able-bodied men ineligible for knighthood
The Sword of Korma Monroe – A sword made for trouble
Turning Point – A duke and an earl plot treason
The Bittersweet Pear – A marital misunderstanding
Isbeth’s Redemption – Dentin doesn’t make a good first impression
A Squire’s Love – Reginald’s quest
Restoration – A trip to Braulyn produces unexpected company



An Excerpt from Duty, First Novel of Rhynan, by Rachel Rossano

"The red one is mine," he said.

I didn’t raise my head although instinct urged me to. Father had called me Red. He said I was born screaming, skin deep red like the beets in the garden and hair fiery like the setting sun. The man who spoke was not my father.

I glanced at him from beneath my cloak’s hood. Arrogant in his size and superior mass, his eyes picked me out of the writhing mass of captives. Early morning sunlight glinted off plain armor and an unadorned helm, yet the unwashed barbarians treated him with the respect due a commander.

The crowd of women around me parted for the soldier fulfilling his order. Mothers moved back with babes in their arms, toddlers clinging to their skirts. Their fingers clutched older children’s hands or shoulders. A living mass, their voices silenced by the army surrounding them. Their faces spoke eloquently of their fear.

The soldier, smelling of sweat and sour wine, grabbed my left arm and dragged me out from among them. I didn’t want to bring harm to the women around me. The soldier would injure many before subduing me. I allowed him to pull me toward the commander with only minimal resistance.

Once free of the captives, however, I yanked from the man’s grip in an attempt to run. Three pairs of rough hands caught hold of my arms before I managed more than a few steps. The stench of their unclean bodies turned my stomach. I gagged as I fought them. They dragged me through the dust and dumped me at his feet.

I struggled up only to be brought down again. Pressure behind my knees forced me to kneel.

I lifted my face to glare at the commander.

“Remove her hood.”

Someone pulled my cloak half off my shoulders in his enthusiasm. Red curls fell free in a wild mass about my shoulders.

Silently I cursed the color. If only I had been blessed with plain brown or even blond tresses, I could have hidden in plain sight.

“My Lady Brielle Solarius, I presume.”



Rachel Rossano specializes in clean romantic fiction set in historical-feeling fantasy worlds. She also dabbles in straightforward historical romance and not-so-strict speculative fiction.
A happily married mother of three small children, she divides her time between mothering, teaching, and writing. She endeavors to enchant, thrill, entertain, and amuse through her work. A constant student, she seeks to improve her skills and loves to hear from readers.














35 comments:

  1. This sounds like an awesome saga. Very intriguing!

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  2. Thanks for hosting this tour and giveaway. You are awesome!

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  3. I stopped back to share the post. We had our first snow of the year today. Not too much, but enough to have to shovel. Bleh!

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  4. Stopped by again to share your post. Have a good evening.

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  5. Sharing again this morning. Have a great day!

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  6. I love a good romance! Stopped by to share the post again.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this tour and giveaway, Susan!

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  8. Good morning! I'm dropping by to share the post once again. Thanks!

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  9. Stopped by to share again. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

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  10. Merry Christmas! I hope you get all that you want and more. :-)

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  11. How was your holiday? I had a fantastic day with my kids, fiancé and parents. Tomorrow my sister will be coming over with her hubby and children for Christmas part 2. Busy, busy, busy, but I had a great time.

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  12. Hope you had a fantastic holiday. Stopped by to share the post on my social media.

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  13. I hope your week is going well. Dropped by to share the post again. Thanks!

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  14. Good morning! Stopped by to share the post. Have a great day!

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  15. Sharing the post again. Have a great day!

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  16. Happy New Year's Eve! Woohoo! I had a pretty nice year. No major drama anyway. Here's to an equally nice or better 2017 for all!

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  17. Happy. New Year. I hope you have a safe and healthy 2017!

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  18. Looks like interesting books.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  19. Stopped by this morning to share your post. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I'm dropping by to share this post again. Have a wonderful day!

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  21. I had a very productive day today. Got my undecorating pretty much completed. Stopped by to share. Have a good night!

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  22. Good evening! I stopped by to share this post. Have a good night!

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  23. Thank goodness it's Friday! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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  24. I share this post on Facebook. Have a good night!

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  25. Such a cold few days here at my house! Shared on Google Plus this morning. :-)

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  26. Ugh! Monday mornings are the worst! Shared again.

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  27. Look like interesting books.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  28. Stopped by to share the post again. Have a great day! I'm going to try to stay warm.

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  29. This tour is winding down. I shared as usual. Thanks again for hosting!

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  30. I sincerely hope that Rachel had a very successful tour with lots of publicity for her new book.

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  31. These books sound quite interesting! Looking forward to checking them out!

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