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Thursday 31 March 2016

☀☄ Eolyn: The Silver Web [1] - Karin Rita Gastreich

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Eolyn, a Fantasy by (first published 6 May 2011; this second edition , Orb Weaver Press, 328 pages).

This is the first book in The Silver Web series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, audio excerpt, and writen excerpt below.  Read the first five chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Eolyn is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Karin Rita Gastreich will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

Synopsis | Audio Excerpt | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


In a land ravaged by civil war, the Mage King Kedehen initiates a ruthless purge of the magas. Eolyn, last daughter of the magas and sole heiress to their forbidden craft, seeks refuge in the South Woods.

When she meets the mysterious Akmael, heir to the throne of this violent realm, she embarks on a path of hope, seduction, betrayal, and war. Desire draws Eolyn toward Akmael’s dark embrace, but fate binds her to Corey of East Selen, a cunning mage whose ambition challenges the limits of love and loyalty.

Can she trust either man?

Hunted in a realm of powerful wizards and brutal deceptions, Eolyn must find her own path to freedom or she will burn on the pyre.

"Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes, with a romantic thread." -Publishers Weekly

Audio Excerpt

In this clip, 9 year old Eolyn meets an old woman in the woods. A bit of humor ensues.

Teaser: Excerpt

Corey's Circle

     Renate made Eolyn suffer more than the others, with constant rebukes and scoldings. This was the way of things for any new member of the Circle, but in Eolyn’s case the challenge was multiplied by the girl’s utter lack of experience. Corey would no doubt get an earful about it this evening, but Renate had no grounds for complaint. She had brought this upon herself.
     “Have you gone completely mad?” Renate had cried, bursting into Corey’s tent the day after he hired Eolyn. “Putting that girl in your magic show?”
     “I’ve been seeking an assistant for some time,” Corey had replied evenly.
     “She’ll be on the pyre within a week, and the rest of us may very well burn with her.”
     “She will not do any magic.”
     “Even the illusion of magic could—”
     “She will not perform any illusions.”
     “Curse you, Corey! I am so weary of the risks you take.”
     “You are free to withdraw from the Circle any time you please, Renate.”
     Renate had set her lips in a thin line. Corey knew well the terror he invoked whenever he suggested she leave. Nothing waited for Renate outside of the Circle, save solitude and fear, the unending torment of all her ghosts from the past.
     Renate’s tone softened. “Corey, please. She’s just a child. Don’t make her your toy in this.”
     Toy? Was that what Renate thought?
     “I can’t imagine what you expect to gain from this folly,” Renate insisted, “but that girl, that beautiful, innocent girl, could lose her life. Is that a fair price for your amusement?”
     Corey could not very well argue with that.
     Well, he could, but why upset Renate more than necessary?

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About the Author

Karin Rita Gastreich writes stories of ordinary women and the extraordinary paths they choose.

She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is part of the biology faculty at Avila University.

An ecologist by vocation, Karin has wandered forests and wildlands for over twenty years.  Her past times include camping, hiking, music, and flamenco dance.

In addition to The Silver Web trilogy, Karin has published short stories in World Jumping, Zahir, Adventures for the Average Woman, and 69 Flavors of Paranoia.  She is a recipient of the Spring 2011 Andrews Forest Writer’s Residency.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Karin Gastreich said...

Thank you so much for hosting!