Book Tour: Queen and Conqueror (The Queen’s Red Guard #1) by Isabelle Olmo (Jan 9 – 13) Genre: Epic Fantasy/ Romatic Fantasy @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours 

Welcome to the book tour for Queen and Conqueror by Isabelle Olmo! Read more about this stunner below!

There is also a truly epic giveaway — Book box valued at over $100 and includes a hardcover copy of the book! It has one of a kind items such as the tote bag and the notebook along with a brand new map with the letter from the queen proposing marriage to the king (US only). Visit one of our hosts on Instagram to enter!

QUEEN AND CONQUEROR FINAL (1)

Queen and Conqueror (The Queen’s Guard #1)

Publication Date: August 2022

Genre: Fantasy/ Romantic Fantasy

How does one conquer a kingdom without spilling blood? You offer your hand in marriage to the king who killed your husband.

Almira’s father raised her in political cunning. Since childhood, she’s prepared for this moment. She lays out the players one by one like pieces on a board.

One. King Alton, the brother-killer. The spare heir who killed his brother for the throne.

Two. The perfect seamstress. The people must admire a queen and welcome her with open arms even when she arrives with a deadly armada behind her.

Three. The Queen’s Red Guard. These warrior women have one purpose; to protect the queen at all costs. Even from her husband. Even from herself.

Queen & Conqueror is the first book in an epic feminist fantasy series told from the perspective of the women who rule and shape the future.

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Excerpt

He cleared his throat. “The High Lord seeks aid from Istok. Your native country hasn’t been plagued with war like we have. Perhaps if your father–“

“Istok did not begin a war. My father will not risk Istokian lives because my husband has a vendetta against a king that toys with our Suidian forces. We should retreat and regroup. Sit with King Alton and negotiate,” she said with a steady voice.

She surprised herself. She’d never challenged a messenger as such. But she was damn tired of sitting like a protected porcelain plate, while the world crumbled.

He looked at her incredulously. “My lady, forgive me, but shouldn’t you let your father decide that?”

His words filled Almira with sudden anger, but she controlled and subdued it. She moved slowly as she stood and faced the captain. He was a large man, and she was small even for a woman. That mattered little.

“Captain, your job is to deliver news of the front. You’ve done that. But to presume I would take advice on state matters from you is insulting.”

He stepped forward and opened his mouth.

“Apology accepted,” she said and raked him over in disapproval. “You didn’t mean to insinuate anything. You have, after all, the utmost respect for my house. However, you will deliver a message from me, captain. Each day I sit in this room while my husband fights a war that drags on and continues killing our soldiers. Each day more lives are lost. At first it was fifty. Now, you tell me 2,000. Inform High Lord Edgar that I want the number.”

He blustered. “The number?”

“Yes. I want the number.” She pressed her index finger against the map. “I want the exact number of deaths we must reach to determine this cause is folly. It’ll give me something to look forward to while I practice my half-stitch.”

She sat and pushed her dinner plate away with disgust. The time had finally come for her value to be placed on the table. Even at a young age she knew he married her because of her connections to Istok. Her father wisely kept their country out of the squabbles and in the years since the war started, her home country grew rich with trade. 

“That means you’re dismissed, captain,” Sanaa said.

Clearly astounded at being addressed in such a manner, he left. Not before his helmet slipped and rolled about on the stone floor. It caused a great deal of noise. He rushed after it, while the women watched the display.

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About the Author

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Isabelle Olmo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was raised on a steady diet of 80’s fantasy films and Sweet Valley High. Her love of literature was developed at an early age when her grandmother gifted her a poetry collection. Queen & Conqueror will be her first published novel.

She graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.

When she’s not writing she loves to travel, cook, and drink wine. One day she hopes to live in Barcelona, her favorite city in the world.

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Book Tour: The Relics of Illayan (The Quiescence Trilogy Book One) by Kathryn Knowles – Genre: Fantasy @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #BookTour

To celebrate the release of the final book in the trilogy we are going back to the beginning with The Relics of Illayan! The best part? All the books are available now!

The Relics of Illayan

The Relics of Illayan

Publication Date: November 2021

Genre: Fantasy/ Epic Fantasy

Publisher: Mad Endeavor

In the stillness, a power wakes

Caerlon is a kingdom where the power of Resonance has long been bound to a single bloodline, a single all-powerful ruler. Now, for the first time in centuries, the magic has been divided.

On the night of the new king’s coronation, something causes his magic to fracture, and Catanya, a young woman living on the outskirts of Caerlon discovers the long-kept secret of her connection to the throne.

Driven mad by his lust for power, King Cadyan sends his soldiers to hunt her down. He is determined to reclaim his birthright and uncover the truth about the legendary Relics of Illayan, which could hold the key to eternal power and immortality.

On the run, terrified and alone, Catanya must decide how—or even if—she can wield the magic of Caerlon to protect herself and save everyone she loves.

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The Quiescence Trilogy

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About the Author

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Kathryn Knowles is a composer, cellist, conductor, and writer currently based in Toronto, Ontario. She splits her time between writing, teaching, conducting, composing, and running Mad Endeavour.

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys taking on new creative projects (i.e. filling up that “spare” time), spending time with friends and family, tending her ever-growing plant collection (obsession), and looking at pictures of puppies and dreaming of the day she can have one of her own.

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Book Tour & $50 Giveaway: The Dream Heist by Christina Farley – Genre: YA Thriller @ChristinaFarley @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #YABooks

Welcome to the book tour for The Dream Heist by Christina Farley! Read on for more details and a chance to win a $50 gift card to winner’s vendor of choice and a paperback copy of the book! Visit one of our fantastic hosts on Instagram to enter!

THE DREAM HEIST FINAL

The Dream Heist (The Dreamscape Series #1)

Publication Date: November 15, 2022

Genre: YA Thriller

Publisher: Everbound Press

Your dreams are no longer safe…

Eighteen-year-old Aria Hale loves her job at her father’s dream therapy company where she enters dementia patients’ dreams to save their memories. But when their lab is ransacked, two technicians are murdered, and her father is kidnapped, everything changes for her.

Determined to find her father, Aria and her friends embark on a harrowing hunt across continents using the dreams of their enemies to guide them. But this dangerous journey plunges her into a world she never bargained for: deception, intrigue, and even love. As she races to save her father and hunt down her enemies, she soon realizes she’s in fact the one being hunted. And her dreams are the greatest danger of all.

In the vein of Inception meets The Bourne Identity, THE DREAM HEIST propels readers into fast-paced adventure that will have you racing to the very end.

“A high action adventure with swoon-worthy romance and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages all night long!” –Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author

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His fingers, warm and strong, intertwine with mine and heat floods up my arm, sending goosebumps over my body. Is this what it would be like to touch him in real life? Or is this just a sensation I’m making up in my mind?

Touching him is totally against the rules and holding hands is definitely against the rules.

Ignoring protocol, I go with my gut and squeeze Jake’s hand. “Let me come with you.”

He nods and then steps to the edge of the doorway. The wind roars around us, whipping against my clothes and face. I look down to find mist curling around jagged mountain peaks and ocean waves raging against sharp, hundred-foot cliffs. I think about Dad’s theory that you can’t die in a dream unless your mind thinks it’s real.

This is just a dream, I tell myself. It’s not real.

Jake smiles at me and then his hand slips from mine as he leaps. The moment he’s gone, the helicopter begins to disappear, piece by piece.

“Now or never,” I say.

Sucking in a shaking breath, I jump.

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CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author of the bestselling Gilded series, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE, and THE DREAM HEIST. Prior to that, she worked as an international teacher and at a top secret job for Disney where she was known to scatter pixie dust before the sun rose. When not traveling the world or creating imaginary ones, she spends time with her family in Clermont, Florida with her husband and two sons where they are busy preparing for the next World Cup, baking cheesecakes, and raising a pet dragon that’s in disguise as a cockatiel. Visit her online at ChristinaFarley.com.

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