Once A Goddess Excerpt and Giveaway & Mabon Giveaway

You might remember my review of Once A Goddess by Sheila R. Lamb and then the interview with her. Second edition of the novel is being released now, so I have an excerpt and a great giveaway for you! :)

Excerpt:

CHAPTER 1

Bres was a man hewn from the Earth Herself, dark, brown and lean as gnarled oak. Rough leather wrapped around his skin so that there was no distinction between the two. His eyes saw everything. Like a cat, he waited and watched patiently for his time to pounce. His black hair pulled tightly back from his face bought his eyes into prominence. He was a shock of brown and amber, a slicing sketch across the green hills of earth.
I drank in the sight of him, silent and hiding, from my place behind the stones. Bres scanned the landscape before him, heavy sword in hand. He was a warrior. The iron tinged the air. He breathed in the sweet scent of the wind, but it left him unaffected. He only wanted to own, to conquer.
That much I gathered from his movements, not needing to delve into his thoughts, not yet. He grabbed a handful of soil and clutched the dampness to his palm. It was his. He claimed it. Softly, he drew a brief design at his feet with the tip of his heavy blade.
He paced forward several strides. He was not a tall man, but then height didn’t matter. He desired only to fill the emptiness within him. He would control the crops, the wheat and the oats. He glanced skyward and his expression asked why he must share his powers with the gods of the sky. Climbing to the hilltop, he saw the silver edge of ocean. He shivered. He was not one meant for water. He preferred the solidity of land.
“This is mine,” he said quietly. He stooped down, brushing his hand over the blades of grass as he would a woman’s hair. He placed grains of soil grit on his tongue. The peaty soil must have melted inside his mouth and he closed his eyes in an unexpected moment of relaxation. He was of the earth and sky. His desire to control was deeper than simple selfishness. The green land was the only thing that could fulfill him.
I told no one of this knowledge of Bres. When I discovered we would marry, I wanted to determine his character for myself. He did not know that I, Brigid, watched him. Destined to be his wife, part of a treaty meant to end the summer of fighting between our tribes. His communion with the land was his first encounter with the Danann mysteries. I did nothing to dissuade his experience and believed this one-sided meeting would give me some bit of power over him on the day we wed.

Giveaway:

The giveaway is international and it ends on August 20. First two winners will get a signed first edition copy and two others will get an e-book. Good luck! :)





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And it's also time for Mabon Giveaway! :) It's of course international and it ends on September 19. One winner will get Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas. Please read the rules before entering. Good luck everyone! :)



There are 8 sabbats during the year and for every one I have a giveaway. As one sabbat is over the giveaway connected with it ends and a new one (connected with the next sabbat) starts. That’s why the giveaways last so long. I wanted continuity. Just to make things clear. :)
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13 comments:

Kristia said...

Thank you for the giveaways! :)

Samantha Tinsay said...

thank you so much for the giveaway hope i win :)

DMS said...

I've been curious about Once a Goddess since I first heard about it! What exciting giveaways. :)
~Jess

DMS said...

Best of luck to Sheila and Sarah!

CyberChick777 said...

Thank you for the giveaways! :)

sheilarlamb.com said...

Congratulations to the winners! I've emailed the Once A Goddess winners so you should be getting your print copy or ebook soon! Thank so much for entering the drawing :-)

Clari Ferz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Greetings from Argentina!

Kaniesha said...

Thank you for the giveaways! :-D

KiKiD said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!! I'm so excited for Heir of Fire!

Anj Garcia said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I want to read Heir of Fire so badly!! :D

Daenielle said...

Great giveaway

_Sandra_ said...

Thanks for an amazing giveaway, need this book in my life! :)

Alex D said...

This is awesome of you, thank you for the opportunity!

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