Khantara Excerpt by Michelle Franklin & Giveaway (CLOSED)!

Montreal author Michelle Franklin has asked me to be the first stop in her wonderful Khantara book tour!

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Title: Khantara
Author: Michelle Franklin
Publication Date: September, 2011
Khantara tells the story of the Den Asaan Rautu’s mother and father.
Khantara is a Haanta conquerer, meant to wage war and rule over the enemy nation of Thellis, but after vanquishing Thellis and occupying a construction of a Haanta outpost, he meets Anelta, a woman enslaved by her own people bearing a brand of servitude on her neck. Khantara contrives to save her from a cruel home and bring her to the refuge his people can provide, but how can he do so successfully when the eyes of Thellis are upon him?
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 Book Excerpt:
She hoped, and did not hope, that what he wished to show her were in a more precarious place, but she realized that in welcoming the giant to her home, she would have to brook watching him remove his cloak. She had a slender idea of what she should discover there; she had felt his form when she fell against him and hardly found what she felt to be disagreeable. He was a warrior, unlike the Thellisian guardsmen she had learned to fear and avoid, and with a companion so colossal and foreboding, she could only conjecture as to what her husband might say upon seeing such a creature in his household. She had some apprehensions on the side of inviting him in; though she lived in the home, it did not belong to her, nor was any possession within its walls hers, but he had been so obliging and forthcoming with her, she could not very well allow him to remain outside the boundaries of the small disheveled gate. As they came to the path that led to the house, she regarded the giant’s features- his scarred skin, his yellow and black eyes, his broad and rounded shoulders- and confessed that she found everything to admire in his aspect. He may not have been absolutely handsome to some, but to her, he was striking. His manner, too, was to handsome and his air so prepossessing and kind- she checked before she could step closer to him due to some unconscious conjuration, but before she had hindered her deliberation, there was a momentary notion of her being hismate. She knew it was little more than a most impossible aspiration, for she was already bound to one, but yet she was beginning to prefer another: one who had openly professed himself her keeper and one who had sworn to remain at her side until the mate more errant should return home. She chided herself for wanting the one she so feared to remain in town for a few days more that she and the giant might spend as much time as was possible under one another’s auspices before the dreaded husband should revisit and all her hopes of flight and salvation diminish with his arrival.
“Exceptional world building and character development- talents which completely draw the reader in, making them impervious to everything going on around them. I don’t think it possible for the reader to not fall in love with Khantara, the most kindhearted and selfless giant…” –Avery’s Book Nook
“This is a beautiful love story. Khantara and Anelta’s lovely beginning was marvelous.”
-Kindle Book Review
“Riveting to the core. Fantasy at its very prime with a sweet helping of romance and adventure. Khantara is a welcomed edition to a that series I love so much…”
-LovLivLife Reviews

 Haanta Series:

Short Stories from the Haanta Series:

 Virtual Book Tour Schedule:

Khantara Vol 1 Book Tour Dec 12-26th

In the spirit of Alineighdaeth (Frewyn holidays),
Khantara will be touring from December 12th-26th. 
Be sure to join us for:
interviews, guest posts, reviews, excerpts, and giveaways!

Dec 12
Dec 13
Dec 15
Dec 16
Dec 17
Dec 18
Creative Suites
Dec 20th
Creative Deeds
Dec 21
Dec 22

 Giveaway! (CLOSED):
Thanks to the wonderful Michelle Franklin,
I will be offering 3 ebook copies of Khantana in the format of the winner’s choice
and two signed bookmarks! :

***Open Internationally!***

(Everyone can enter!!!)

Giveaway policies:

  • To Enter: Please leave a comment indicating why you want to read this novel and leave your e-mail address.
  • This giveaway ends on December 20th, 2011
  • This giveaway is open to those 13 years of age or older. 
  • All giveaway winners will be announced on the blog.
  • I can disqualify any entry as I see fit. 
  • I will use to select the winners.
  • Once the winners have been notified, they will have 24 hours to confirm their interest otherwise new winners will be selected.
Winners: Sophia Rose, Squeak, Julie, roro, June

Happy reading until next time!