Friday, September 23, 2016

The General's Wife - Historical Romance & a Contest #HistoricalRomance #GCGiveaway

If you love historical romance, check out The General's Wife. 

Sara's answered a few questions for us and is also hosting a great contest - a $50 GC Giveaway.

Read on for details...


Sara R. Turnquist will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

The General's Wife
by Sara R. Turnquist

GENRE: Historical Romance


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“Go home!” Ismene is speechless as she reads those words written in blood on the walls of her new home. The young, raven-haired Grecian beauty had traveled all the way from her homeland to marry the Pharaoh’s top general. But she never expected this. The hatred of the Alexandrian mob for their Greek rulers is right in front of her. It is the first of many threats she will receive.

Things are escalating out of control. Damaged crops and horses turned loose at night are one thing. But when Ismene receives a death threat, it becomes clear that there is a spy within her own household. She would turn to her husband to deal with this issue, except he left for battle by order of the Pharaoh. Not knowing whom to trust, she fears for her safety as well as the entire ruling class of Egypt.


Once they were alone, he gathered Ismene into his arms. “Love, are you truly all right?”

“I am.” She sighed, closing her eyes and just breathing in the scent of him. “Now.”

He kissed the top of her head and rubbed her back. When he closed his eyes he could still see the scene that he had come upon when he had found her on the balcony, and his blood ran hot. He forced his mind back to the present.

“I have a surprise for you.”


“I thought I might read to you.”

“Oh?” She pulled back to look into his face. “That is a pleasant surprise. I think, sir, that you have found my weakness.”

“I think you know mine too, milady.” He said, drawing her in for an intimate kiss.


What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?

I don’t know if it’s the sweetest, but probably the most recent would be at the last writers’ conference I went to. The first night, I was quite limited on what I could eat because of my onion allergy. The next night, having found out, the chef made all of food onion free though it was his (apparently famous) vegetable lasagna in which onion is a main ingredient.

How would you spend ten thousand bucks?

I would put it on the mortgage. Yeah, I’m super exciting.

Where do you get your best ideas?

Traveling. And researching. Or watching history programs.

What comes first, the plot or characters?

Sometimes plot, sometimes a character. It all depends. Usually, it’s the historical event/place/or time period.

What does your main character do that makes him/her special.

She is a noblewoman that loves to garden. She enjoys being amongst plants and flowers, is very knowledgeable about different types of horticulture, and likes getting her hands in the dirt.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sara is originally from middle TN. After a short stint in Memphis, where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Tennessee. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. Sara enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara's great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write Historical Fiction. Sara has made several trips overseas to the Czech Republic. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Sara is also a member of the ACFW.

How to reach me:

Twitter: @sarat1701
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  1. Great interview! Thank you for sharing this excerpt with us and for the giveaway! I wish everyone a great weekend! :)

  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Thank you, Lisa! Best of luck on your entry!

  3. This sounds like a book I'll enjoy - thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the excerpt and look forward to reading the book.

  5. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  6. Definitely want to read this!! Fantastic excerpt. :)

  7. Gorgeous book cover! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR. :)


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