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

Excited Reader at Colorado Springs Comic Con

 

Avid Reader Colo Springs Comic Con

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Best Wishes,
Linnea Tanner

Book Signing Colorado Author Linnea Tanner Barnes and Noble

Book Signing Author Linnea Tanner Barnes & Noble

 

Barnes and Noble Storefront

Support Colorado Authors on December 13th
BARNES AND NOBLE
Book Signing Colorado Authors Throughout Day


Award-Winning Author Linnea Tanner signing copies of Apollo’s Raven between 2-3 pm.

Date:              Wednesday, December 13th
Hours:            9 am to 10 pm

Address:         960 S Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CO 80246

 

Barnes & Noble is donating a percentage to support Authors in Colorado and the new Colorado Authors of Fame that will launch next year.

Author Schedule for Book Signing:

Time Author Genre Title
10-11 Kathy Schultz Political Thriller The Bystander
11-12 Susan Planck Adventure Memoir Piping Hot
12-1 Georgann Hall Military Memoir Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico
1-2 Mara Purl Women’s Fiction Where the Heart Lives; What the Heart Knows
2-3 Linnea Tanner Historical Fiction

Fantasy

Apollo’s Raven
3-4 Laurel Becker Juvenile Tales from Beaver Pond
4-5 Connie Pshigoda Women’s Health The Wise Woman’s Almanac
5-6 Lisa Reinicke Children’s Arnold the Cute Little Pig; Wings and Feet; Bart’s Escape; David’s Christmas Wish
6-7 Natli VanDerWerken Juvenile Red Dragon’s Keep
 

ALL DAY:

Judith Briles – Writing | Publishing –  AuthorYOU
How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders; Bloopers & Boo-Boos; Snappy Sassy Salty; The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers

John Maling – Juvenile –The Alphabet Menagerie
Inspiration | Poetry – Have You Ever Held a Mountain

Hope to see you on Wednesday, December 13th. Thank you for your support!