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Monday 22 April 2019

☀☄ℚ Rising: The Avant Champion [1] - C.B. Samet

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Rising, an Epic Fantasy Adventure by (, Outskirts Press, Inc., 281 pages).

This is the first book in the The Avant Champion series.

Don't miss our promotional Q&A with author C.B. Samet.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series. Rising is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

"The Avant Champion: Rising by C.B. Samet is an intelligently written book that will turn fantasy readers into fans. With active scenes, sympathetic characters, and hooks throughout the story, you can count on being rooted to one spot until the last word is read." -- Judge, 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. 

Author C.B. Samet will be awarding an Avant Champion tote bag, world map (11x17), prequel novelette, and bookmark 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 || Trailer || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


2017 EVVY Award winner - 2nd place in fantasy

All things considered, it was a good day to die . . .

When Marrington Castle is overtaken by a dark and ancient evil, Abigail Cross finds herself in the precarious situation of protecting Queen Rachel the Fourth. Her journey to safety quickly transforms into a quest to save Queen and country.

Charged with finding the artifacts to raise The Champion to defeat the world’s most powerful enemy, Abigail finds herself traversing the perilous continent—from the roaring waterfalls of Aithos to the scorching heat of the Optato Desert to the freezing fog of Mount Karn…

Will Abigail succeed in uniting the kingdom and summoning the Avant Champion to save them all?

Teaser: KCR Preview

Find your inner champion

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The Series: The Avant Champion

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

Malakai [0.5]

In the wake of the king's death, the forces of Bellos descends upon Karnelik. The Karnelik army prepares defense and retaliation, but Prince Malakai Dallik knows that they soon fight a losing battle. Their only hope is far-fetched scheme involving magic conjured by the queen, Isabel. Poisoned by an assassin, Malakai watches from his deathbed as disastrous events unfold. Will magic save the kingdom or doom them all?

Enjoy the short story origin story of Malos as a precursor to the epic fantasy novel series The Avant Champion.

[Published 26 February 2018, 69 pages]

Honor [2]

Civil war rages to the south, threatening the stability of the continent. Abigail Cross is plucked from the peaceful life she built as a university teacher after her role as the Avant Champion at the Battle of Marrin Beach five years ago. Queen Rebekah recruits Abigail to help the southern giants with their internal strife and return a captured leader to his people.

Abigail enlists the help of her husband and healer Joshua Colt, lieutenant Coco DeFay of the Queen’s guard, and close friend Baird Fox. As the team travels through the southern marsh, a simple rescue plan transforms into a harrowing adventure.

Danger and betrayal lurk in the darkness. Abigail discovers that more than her honor as the Avant Champion is at stake as she tries to cut through the web of destruction and deceit threatening to bring her to ruin.

This exciting sequel to the 2nd place EVVY award-winning epic fantasy adventure, The Avant Champion: Rising, will thrill readers with new adventure, new characters, and new challenges.

[Published 20 November 2017, 274 pages]

Ashes [3]

This wasn’t a fight against evil or a bloody civil war, it was a plague. The worst plague in the history of the world. This was a healer’s domain, not mine. Joshua’s war. So why did I feel the same angst as I did before battle?

AbgailCross--The Avant Champion--embarks on her most time-sensitive quest as the Omega Plague claims lives across the world. With her friend, Baird Fox, and the Captain of Guard, Coco DeFay, she travels to Kovia in search of components for a magical cure. Can she assemble the pieces before time runs out?

[Published 12 November 2018, 282 pages]

Brothers' Bond [3.5]

A journey to ancient catacombs reveals an untapped magic.

Malakai and his brother Orrick embark on an excursion to visit their mother's tomb only to discover the journey is complicated and the tomb is guarded with magic. They must combine their wits and explore new magic together to unlock the secrets within the tomb ... and the secrets to the future of the Avant Champion.

An entertaining addition to the fantasy series: The Avant Champion.

[Published 5 January 2019, 51 pages]

Conquest [4]

**Coming in 2019**

[Published TBA]

Author Q&A

What motivated you to write a fantasy series?
"Fantasy novels are a wonderful way to escape into a world so different from our own, yet with some of the same challenges—fear, insecurity, uncertainty, danger, and loss.  Fantasy characters battle extrinsic demons as well as their own intrinsic demons.

I’ve enjoyed many of the popular fantasy novels: Tolkien, Rowling, Maas, Hobbs. Their stories of epic battles and heroes overcoming overwhelming odds are inspirational."
What is different about your fantasy novel?
"What if a world was at peace—a peace tenuously created through the use of magic thousands of years ago?  And every thousand years the woven fabric of that magic becomes brittle?  When this happens, The Avant Champion must be summoned to defeat an ancient evil to maintain peace.  What sacrifices would such a person have to make and would they be willing to make them?

The Avant Champion series has action, adventure, magic, battles, giants, brownies, man-eating octopi, wizards, ghosts, romance, and a strong heroine."
What do you enjoy about your fantasy series?
"I like the growth and evolution of the main character—Abigail Cross.  In book one, we see her first recognizing her role as something greater than any aspiration she has for herself.  By book two, she’s helping the Queen of her country with a civil war.  By book three, she struggles to balance her many roles—mother, chemistry professor, and strong arm of the Queen, even as she rushes to stop the spread of a deadly plague.  In book four, her involvement in world affairs becomes intercontinental as a rival king invades her country.

I’ve also enjoyed the transition of Malakai from a supporting character to a main character.  He has his own backstory in a separate novelette and then a companion story (The Avant Champion book 3.5) in Brothers’ Bond.  By book 4, he’s an integral main character.  His humor is endearing and his struggles are captivating."

About the Author

Christina is a practicing physician, mother of two boys and a terrier, and wife to a caring and supportive husband.

“I grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne books. I write seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with female heroines. I love the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ My novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men who support them.”

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Rising's tour at:

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Apr 22: Hearts and Scribbles
Apr 29: T's Stuff
May 6: Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
May 13: Sybrina's Book Blog
May 20: Rogue's Angels
May 20: It's Raining Books
May 27: Readeropolis
Jun 3: Harlie's Books
Jun 10: All the Ups and Downs
Jun 17: Long and Short Reviews ✍
Jun 17: The Avid Reader ✍
Jun 24: Kit 'N Kabookle ✍


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ben said...

Thanks for sharing, it looks very interesting!

Anonymous said...

I like the sound of this book, thanks.