Press Release 3rd Annual PenCraft Award Ceremony to be Headlined by Linnea Tanner for Outstanding Literary Achievement; Book Signing at Old Firehouse Books

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Email: linnea@linneatanner.com
Phone: 720-201-1197
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Press Release 3rd Annual PenCraft Awards Ceremony To Be Headlined by Linnea Tanner for Outstanding Literary Achievement; Book Signing at Old Firehouse Books

The PenCraft Awards for 2019 will recognize 48 remarkable works in numerous categories at its 3rd Annual Event, which will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, LA. Three of the outstanding Winners will share the spotlight that night as the best of the best. The following is an excerpt from the PenCraft Award News Release

The Best Book of the Year award was won by Linnea Tanner with her book, Apollo’s Raven (Curse of Clansmen and Kings) (Volume 1), published by Apollo Raven Publisher, LLC. The book is a captivating tale about triangles; love, lust, and espionage; friend, foe, and spies; civilized Rome, barbarians and spiritual-supernatural beings. The author’s knowledge of the mythology and the history of 24 AD Celtic tribes is astounding as she weaves a tapestry of intrigue, a Gordian knot of rivalry, and a love story.

Since childhood, Tanner has passionately read about ancient civilizations and mythology, which held women in higher esteem. Of particular interest to her were the enigmatic Celts who were known as fierce warriors and mystical Druids. Depending on the time of day and season of the year, you will find her exploring and researching ancient and medieval history, mythology and archaeology to support her writing. As the author of the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series, she has extensively researched and traveled to sites described within each book.

Linnea Tanner has received multiple awards for her literary endeavors in 2019. She’s been a recipient of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association 2019 CIPA’s EVVY Bronze Medal, the 2019 Readers’ Favorite GOLD MEDAL for Fiction: Magic/Wizardry genre, and also a Gold Medal in the 2019 Global EBook Awards for the category of fantasy/Historical.

Linnea is a native of Colorado, currently residing in Windsor, Colorado. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado. She lives with her husband and is the mother of two children.

Linnea Tanner will be at the PenCraft Awards’ ceremony, January 20, 2020, to meet and greet fans and her contemporaries. She will be there to talk about her fascinating Curse of Clansmen and Kings series.

For more information on event, click Pencraft Award New Release

Book Signing with Linnea Tanner

Old Firehouse Books will welcome local Colorado author Linnea Tanner to the store! The public is invited to celebrate the release of the latest installment in her Curse of Clansmen and Kings series, Amulet’s Rapture, and Pencraft Award for Book of the Year for Apollo’s Raven (Book 1: Curse of Clansmen and Kings).

Linnea will be in the store on Saturday, January 25th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm signing books and talking to fans. This event is free and open to the public.

Linnea Tanner has been passionate about ancient civilizations and mythology from a young age. Her books weave Celtic-inspired tales of love, magic, adventure, betrayal, and intrigue. In the latest installment of her series, Catrin, the warrior Druid princess, has just survived a brutal attack by her half-brother and now will do anything to retake her throne.

We hope to see you at this event!

EVENT DATE:
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

EVENT ADDRESS:
Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

For more information, click Old Firehouse Books

Review Copies and Media Interviews:
For a review copy of either Apollo’s Raven or Amulet’s Rapture, or an interview with Linnea Tanner, contact Tanner at 720-201-1197 or linnea@linneatanner.com. If you would like to receive this information as a Word document, please let us know.

Development of Patriarchy in Sumer

The following is a blog posted on October 8, 2013 by ellie wilson at Heartwell Productions in which the question is asked: have humans always been organized in patriarchal societies? Or has there ever been another model of human interaction? And if so, when and why and how did it change? Many books have been written on this topic, some fanciful and almost mythological in their naïveté, but others from a thoroughly researched and scholarly perspective. The following discusses the evidence that women have had equal roles in ancient civilizations.

Heartwell Productions

Ever since the beginning of women’s studies, a major question has been: when did all this male dominance begin? Have humans always been organized in patriarchal societies? Or has there ever been another model of human interaction? And if so, when and why and how did it change? Many books have been written on this topic, some fanciful and almost mythological in their naïveté, but others from a thoroughly researched and scholarly perspective.

For a while, the notion was popular that there was once a time when females ruled. People imagined a past when the “great Mother Goddess” was worshipped, and females were held in awe for our mysterious power to reproduce and to bleed without dying. These were the days when societies were set up with female rulers, the fantasy went, when only women could be priests, when, in fact, men were sometimes sacrificed in the cause of fertility.

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With a Celtic Twist

The following is a reblog of my interview entitled, “With a Celtic Post,” that was posted by Literary Titan in conjunction with the release and review of Amulet’s Rapture (Book 3 Curse of Clansmen and Kings).

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Amulet’s Rapture finds Catrin, a princess of Britannia, a warrior, and a druidess ending up a slave to a Roman. How did the initial idea for this novel develop and change as you were writing?

The overall story idea is based on the legacy of Mark Antony and Cleopatra but with a Celtic twist. The inspiration for the primary character, Catrin, is Boudicca, a warrior queen who united the British tribal kingdoms in a rebellion against Rome in 61 AD and almost succeeded in kicking them out. Originally, Amulet’s Rapture was intended to be the first book in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series. However, after receiving feedback from critique groups, editors, and agents, I decided to start the story earlier in ancient Britannia so readers could better understand what Catrin lost when she is enslaved. Fantastical elements were also added to give the story…

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Apollo: wolf-god

The following reblog of the post entitled, Apollo: wolf-god,” piqued my interest because Apollo, a god considered the most rational, artistic and fastidious of the Olympians, is associated with a wolf. Some denied that Apollo Lykeios had anything to do with wolves, deriving his name from either the place-name Lycia, or else from leukós, white (referring to the sun). Yet, there is still enough traces of evidence that Apollo the worshipped as the Wolf-God.

We Are Star Stuff

The Greek god Apollo is the most rational, artistic and fastidious of the Olympians. So why is an animal noted for its ravening nature part of his cult?

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Caesar’s war in Gaul

This is a reblog of an an excellent article written by David Xu on Caesar’s war in Gaul which is considered his greatest conquest.

No man in history defined their civilization quite like Julius Caesar did for Rome. In many ways Caesar was the quintessential Roman: proud, ambitious, charismatic, daring, and a masterful politician. He also possessed qualities that fostered resentment among the Republic and accelerated the transition of Rome into an Empire, being the first to claim the title of Roman Dictator for a decade. Even from an early age stories of Caesar showed glimpses of his potential as a leader and successful politician, but what catapulted and cemented him as Rome’s most iconic ruler all started from his conquest of Gaul.

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This is the story of Caesar’s greatest conquest: Gaul

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New Release Amulet’s Rapture

Amulet’s Rapture Released Today Oct 29

I’m excited to announce that AMULET’S RAPTURE (Book 3 Curse of Clansmen and Kings) has been released today, October 29th! Seize your destiny and continue the epic Celtic tale of Catrin, a Druid warrior princess, and Marcellus—the great-grandson of Mark Antony.

Although Catrin is the rightful heir to the Celtic throne in Britannia, she is enslaved and lucky to be alive. The sole bright spot in her miserable new life is her forbidden lover Marcellus, the great-grandson of the famed Roman General Mark Antony. But his memories of Catrin and their secret marriage were erased by a dark Druid. Though Marcellus reunites with Catrin in Gaul and becomes her ally,  he questions the legitimacy of their marriage and hesitates to help her escape and retake her kingdom. If their forbidden love and alliance are discovered, Catrin’s dreams of returning to her Celtic home with Marcellus will be shattered.

“With a gripping plot, mindblowing storytelling, and unpredictable twists, Amulet’s Rapture by Linnea Tanner is going to be among my top three favorites of this year.” Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers’ Favorite

Get AMULET’S RAPTURE at Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo, and GooglePlay.

In Previous Books in this Series….

War looms over Britannia where rival tribal rulers fight each other for power and the Romans threaten to invade to settle their political differences.

In 4 AD, Queen Rhan, a Druidess, cast a revenge curse against her husband, King Amren, just before he executed her for treason. Their eight-year-old son, Marrock, was forced to witness the horrific act. Unbeknownst to Amren, Rhan’s soul possessed a mute girl, Agrona, right after he beheaded his wife. Thus, Agrona’s body became the vessel for both her and Rhan’s souls. Serving as a channel for Rhan’s words, Agrona spoke for the first time. Amren, believing this was a miracle, proclaimed Agrona as his spiritual advisor. Shortly after, Marrock discovered that Agrona harbored his mother’s soul and thus plotted with her to overthrow his father, Amren.

A year later in 5 AD, Amren married his second queen, Rhiannon, with whom he had three daughters. Amren banished Marrock in 17 AD for assaulting his youngest daughter, Catrin.

In the spring of 24 AD, a Roman envoy, Lucius Antonius, demanded that Amren accept Marrock back as the rightful heir to his Cantiaci throne. Amren refused, unleashing open hostilities. The envoy’s son, Marcellus, was held as a hostage until they could resolve their differences. Catrin learned to her dismay that she was the Raven foretold in the curse and her banished half-brother was Blood Wolf. Guided by her raven, she was determined to use her growing powers as a Druidess to break the curse. Her loyalty was tested when she fell in love with Marcellus and refused to marry the son of the Catuvellauni king. She saved Marcellus’s life during a prisoner exchange, where Amren was seriously wounded. Amren accused Catrin of treason for aiding Marcellus. The ultimate punishment was death unless she could redeem herself and prove her loyalty by forsaking Marcellus and defending their kingdom. A fierce warrior, Ferrex, volunteered to train Catrin as a warrior so she could atone for her treason.

However, after Marrock unexpectedly killed Catrin’s eldest sister and Roman soldiers during another prison exchange of hostages, tensions ignited. When Marcellus offered a proposal to Amren to avoid warfare, an ancient Druid proclaimed that he must marry Catrin in a fertility rite and temporarily accept sovereignty as king to remove Rhan’s curse. Amren reluctantly agreed.

During the marriage ceremony, Marrock kidnapped the drugged Marcellus. Agrona shapeshifted into Catrin’s form and seduced Marcellus. Agrona’s soul then transmigrated into their seeded child while Rhan’s soul remained in Agrona’s body. Lucius Antonius ordered his Roman soldiers to attack the Cantiaci kingdom so Marrock could overthrow his father in exchange for Marcellus’s return. In the conflict, Marrock brutally killed his father and step-mother, Rhiannon. The Roman tribune, Decimus, enslaved the wounded Catrin and took her back to Gaul. Meanwhile, Lucius returned to Rome with Marcellus whose memories of Britannia had been erased by Rhan.

Click Linnea Tanner’s Books for more information on Amulet’s Rapture and other books in the series.

Giveaways

For those who subscribe to my NEWSLETTER, there will be weekly announcements of deals and giveaways in November. Join the multi-author Facebook event, Fall into Suspense, on October 29-30 for a chance to win free audiobooks, including Book 1: APOLLO’S RAVEN and Book 2: DAGGER’S DESTINY.

Thank you to my readers for all of your support. Seize your destiny!

Best regards,
Linnea Tanner

AMULET’S RAPTURE RELEASE OCTOBER 29, BOOK AWARD, AND EVENTS

Amulet’s Rapture Release Oct 29

Exciting news! AMULET’S RAPTURE (Book 3 Curse of Clansmen and Kings) will be released on October 29th in digital and print formats. You can now pre-order this book at Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo, and GooglePlay.

The third book in the series continues the epic Celtic tale of the Druid warrior Catrin and Marcellus—the great-grandson of Mark Antony. The story spans from 24 AD to 27 AD in Ancient Rome, Gaul, and Britannia and will introduce new characters who impact the destinies of Catrin and Marcellus.

Click Linnea Tanner’s Books for more information on AMULET’S RAPTURE and other books in the series.

Book Cover Amulet’s Rapture

 

Book Awards

I am honored and thrilled to announce that DAGGER’S DESTINY (Book 2 Curse of Clansmen and Kings) won three book awards in August and September 2019. See below for details.

2019 Readers’ Favorite GOLD MEDAL Fiction: Magic/Wizardry

DAGGER’S DESTINY has been awarded a Gold Medal in the genre of Magic/Wizardry. Click Readers’ Favorite for a list of all winners in the various categories. I’ll be attending the Awards Ceremony at the Regency Hotel during the week of the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in America (Nov 22-24, 2019). My book will be on displayed at the Readers’ Favorite booth, as well as books of other winners.

 

 

Click Readers’ Favorite Review to read the 5-star review of DAGGER’S DESTINY (excerpt provided below). Feel free to leave your comments on the review at the Readers’ Favorite website:

“In this part fantasy, part historical fiction tale, Linnea Tanner has woven together a wonderful web of romance, intrigue, mystery, and legend to create an entertaining and complex story. The author has done a superb job of creating a detailed and vibrant world of Celtic Britain at a time right before the invasion of the island by Emperor Claudius in 43 AD. She has taken the many myths and legends of the Celts and given them life through the characters of Catrin, Rhan, Marrock, and Myrddin. In each of these, the mythical powers of the ancient druids are brought to life. I loved how the magic of the druids was woven into the story, complementing the drama being created between Catrin’s desire to prove her loyalty to her father, and the machinations of Rhan and Marrock. At the same time, the political intrigue is played out in an epic fashion between King Amren, the Romans, and the Cunobelin tribe. Everything meshes together to give the reader a truly entertaining story of love, magic, and betrayal.”

 

 

 

2019 Global Ebook Award GOLD MEDAL Fantasy/Historical

Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook awarded DAGGER’S DESTINY with a Gold Medal for the category of Fantasy/Historical. Click 2019 Global Ebook Award for list of winners.

 

CIPA EVVY Book Award BRONZE MEDAL Audiobook

The Colorado Independent Publishers Association awarded a CIPA EVVY Bronze Medal for the audiobook of DAGGER’S DESTINY. Click 2019 CIPA EVVY for list of all winners.

Upcoming Event


MileHiCon

Come and meet me at the 2019 MileHiCon 51 Author’s Row.  If you tell me the secret passcode, Celtic Gladiator, you’ll receive a free gift. More than 100 science fiction/fantasy/horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the annual MileHiCon science fiction/ fantasy/horror literary convention. For science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction lovers, it’s a weekend not to be missed.

Where:

Hyatt Regency Hotel – Tech Center
7800 E. Tufts Ave.

Denver CO

Times:

• Oct 18, Friday: 4pm–6pm
• Oct 19, Saturday: 10am–6pm
• Oct 20, Sunday: 10am–4pm


Tribute to Readers

Below is a tribute to the wonderful readers who stopped by my booth at the 2019 Colorado Springs ComicCon.  I love meeting and speaking with each of these avid readers who purchased my books and graciously allowed me to photograph them. A Viking with an arrow shot through his heart also stopped by and allowed me to wield his sword. These events are great ways to celebrate the imagination and meet new friends!

 

 

Linnea Tanner with Viking at Colorado Springs Comic Con

Excited Reader at Colorado Springs Comic Con

Reader and Aspiring Writer at Colorado Springs Comic Con

Exuberant Reader at Colorado Springs Comic Con

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Thank you for your continued support. You rock my day!

 

Best Wishes,
Linnea Tanner