July 20 2015

Snow in July Book Tour

Snow in July

by Kim Iverson Headlee

 

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About the Book

Commanded to marry by William the Conqueror, and facing shattered oaths and a ravening evil power determined to overthrow the new king, Alain and Kendra face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance.

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Excerpt

A young woman was standing on the staircase’s top landing as Alain approached. No, he amended, feeling his eyes widen and his blood heat, a goddess. The suggestive clinging of her grayish-blue gown made him forget his blasphemous lapse.

He shifted from foot to foot to mask his reaction. Her ashblonde curls, creamy complexion, and alluring curves conquered his fear of failure. As his heart thrummed its praises of her beauty, he vowed to protect this lady unto the ends of the earth.

But he tempered his lauds with a petition for wisdom, for he needed to ascertain her heart. Experience had taught him the folly of loving a beautiful but title-hungry woman like Marie.

Yet sorrow enveloped this lady like a shroud. The slope of her delicately boned shoulders, the tilt of her petite chin, the hooded reserve of her slate-blue eyes, the slight pout of her full lips all sang the same dirge.

Blessed Virgin, could I be the cause of her misery? Please, let it not be so!

He wanted nothing more than to gather her into his arms and kiss those lips until their song transformed from sorrow to joy.

Their gazes met. Her look, a cross between appreciation and reprimand, made him remember his “station,” and he looked down.

 

Book Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Snow in July by Kim Iverson Headlee in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Snow in July is a wonderfully written novel that is filled with a very authentic and rich historical voice and characters that pull you into their world and keep you there from the first page to the last.

I hadn’t read any of Ms. Headlee’s previous novels so I had no preconceived notions and I was greatly appreciative of the depth of her character development. It was very easy to fall for Alain and to totally dislike Kendra. But my feeling changed and I started pulling for them to find their happily-ever-after. After all, that’s what is supposed to happen during medieval times.

I’m looking forward to jumping into Ms. Headlee’s backlist and immersing myself in her astounding writing. I highly recommend Snow in July by Kim Iverson Headlee and give it five enchanting cups of steaming Room With Books coffee.

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© July 19, 2015

Patricia, Room With Books

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Author Interview

 

About the Author

AuthorPhoto_SnowInJulyKim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim is a Seattle native (when she used to live in the Metro DC area, she loved telling people she was from “the other Washington”) and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her new imprint, Pendragon Cove Press.

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Kim Iverson Headlee will be awarding a $25 Amazon/B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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14 COMMENTS :

  1. By Ree Dee on

    Another great review! This is definitely on my WANT TO READ List! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  2. By Faye Gates on

    I read “Liberty” and it was excellent. Kim is such a talented writer. I admire and respect her and her work.

  3. By Victoria on

    Thanks for sharing your review, I’m looking forward to reading this book myself 🙂

  4. By Kim Headlee on

    First, thank you so much for hosting Snow in July and for your wonderful review! I’m glad you enjoyed my first foray into paranormal historical romance. 🙂

    Second, THANK YOU for signing up for all my other Goddess Fish review tours!! You weren’t kidding when you said you were going to dive into my backlist, LOL. 😀

    Third, I do have a new release that will be going on tour in mid-September with My Family’s Heart, and it will be a free download during the tour too. It’s a short novella set in the same world as Dawnflight and Morning’s Journey titled THE CHALLENGE. It’s not necessary to have read the other two novels first, but it will be helpful to enrich your understanding of the world. The tour’s signup link isn’t yet live, but I have supplied the link to all Tonya’s open tours. I will be tweeting the signup link for The Challenge after I receive it.

    Fourth, thank you, {{{Patricia}}} for all the follows and shares — I feel so blessed to have such a lovely new fan as yourself! 🙂

    All my warmest wishes,
    Kim Headlee
    Stories make us greater.

  5. By Ally Swanson on

    I enjoyed reading the excerpt and the review. This book sounds like an interesting read. I will totally have to add it to my “to-read” list.

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