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Wednesday 1 November 2017

☀ Daughter of Aithne: The Silver Web [3] - Karin Rita Gastreich

Following our Release Day Celebrations on 1 May, thank you for joining us again for the Virtual Book tour for Daughter of Aithne, a Fantasy by (, Orb Weaver Press 373 pages).

This is the third and final book in The Silver Web trilogy.

Download book one, Eolyn, FREE!

Don't miss our guest post by author Karin Rita Gastreich: How Women in History Inspired The Silver Web

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.  Daughter of Aithne is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Karin Rita Gastreich will be awarding a $10 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 (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || Author Guest Post || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


"The future of women's magic will never be secure if we keep laying our foundations with bloodshed."

Betrayed by her own prodigy, Eolyn stands accused of treason. As power-hungry nobles dismantle her life's work and honor, the desperate queen forges a risky alliance with the ruthless and cunning Mage Corey. Determined to defend her son's claim to the throne of the Mage King, Eolyn prepares for her last and greatest battle, this time against her own sisters in magic.

Across the Furma River, Taesara of Roenfyn is drawn out of seclusion and into an ever-more vicious game of intrigue and war. Subject to the schemes of a shrewd uncle and the mysterious ambitions of the wizards of Galia, Taesara struggles to assert her own destiny, even as she takes up arms to defend her daughter's inheritance.,

In the climactic finale to The Silver Web trilogy, threads of love, honor, betrayal, and vengeance culminate in a violent conflict between powerful women, opposed to each other yet destined to shatter a thousand-year cycle of war.

“The story's greatest triumph is Gastreich's prose, a consistent blend of lyrical verse and dark imageray....Lush, evocative descriptions carry readers through an unforgettable journey.” –Kirkus Reviews review of SWORD OF SHADOWS, Book Two of The Silver Web”

The Series: The Silver Web

The series is free on Kindle Unlimited

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Eolyn [1]

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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 vast and impenetrable 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.

[First published 6 May 2011; this second edition 31 March 2016, 328 pages]

Sword of Shadows [2]

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Lands ravaged. Dreams destroyed. Demons set loose upon the earth.

Sisters in magic, Eolyn and Adiana seek to revive a millennial tradition once forbidden to women. When war strikes, their fledgling community of magas is destroyed; its members killed, captured, or scattered.

Determined to defend her people against the darkest forces of the Underworld, Eolyn seeks to escape the occupied province and deliver to King Akmael a weapon that might secure their victory. Trapped by the invading army, Adiana is taken prisoner and placed at the mercy of the ruthless Prince Mechnes and his blood thirsty queen, Rishona.

Even as their paths are separated and their world torn asunder, Eolyn and Adiana cling to a common dream. Courage and perseverance guide them through chaos toward future where magic will flourish in a world set free from blood lust and violence.

But that dream will not be possible unless both women are willing to offer the greatest possible sacrifice...

[Published 19 July 2016, 393 pages]

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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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Daughter of Aithne's tour at:

Sep 27: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Oct 4: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story
Oct 11: Kit 'N Kabookle
Oct 11: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Oct 18: Long and Short Reviews
Oct 25: Christine Young
Nov 1: BooksChatter
Nov 8: Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
Nov 15: Fabulous and Brunette
Nov 22: Independent Authors
Nov 29: Theresa Stillwagon
Dec 6: Thornton Berry Shire Press
Dec 13: Danita Minnis
Dec 20: Author Deborah A Bailey
Jan 3: Readeropolis
Jan 10: It's Raining Books
Jan 17: Natural Bri

1 May 2017

1: Casey M's Corner
2: Jacey Holland
3: StarAngels Reviews
4: CBY Book Club
5: charline's blog and more...
6: Author Deborah A Bailey
7: Edgar's Books
8: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
9: Two Ends of the Pen
10: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
11: Wake Up Your Wild Side
12: It's Raining Books
13: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
14: The Kronicles of Korthlundia
15: Angels with Attitudes
16: Mixed Book Bag
17: Long and Short Reviews
18: White Sky Project
19: Lynn Crandall
20: The Avid Reader
21: Welcome to My World of Dreams
22: Deal Sharing Aunt
23: T's Stuff
24: Pippa Jay
25: Two Heartbeats
26: Notes From a Romantic's Heart
27: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
28: Booklove
29: Readeropolis
30: Books,Dreams,Life
31: Straight From the Library
32: Independent Authors
33: BooksChatter
34: Sharing Links and Wisdom
35: Wendi zwaduk - Romance to Make Your Heart Race
36: Queen of All She Reads
37: Fabulous and Brunette


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Karin Gastreich said...

Thank you for hosting!

Bernie Wallace said...

This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an awesome series! Thanks for sharing :)

Karin Gastreich said...

Thanks, Lisa!

Karin Gastreich said...

Thank you, Victoria!

Karin Gastreich said...

Thanks for hosting!