Thursday, September 17, 2020

Excerpt Tour She's the One Who Thinks Too Much by S.R. Cronin

She’s the One Who Thinks Too Much (Book One of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)
by S.R. Cronin


GENRE: Historical Fantasy



It’s the 1200’s, and the small realm of Ilari has had peace and prosperity for generations. That doesn’t mean everyone is happy, however.

Ryalgar, a spinster farm girl and the oldest of seven, has always preferred her studies to flirtation, yet even she finally meets her prince. Or so she thinks, until she discovers he’s already betrothed. Embarrassed, she flees her family’s farm to join the Velka, the mysterious women of the forest known for their magical powers and for living apart from men.

As a Velka, she develops her telekinesis and learns she has a talent for analyzing information. Both are going to come in handy. For she’s continued to meet her prince at the forest’s edge, thinking being his mistress isn’t such a bad deal. Then she learns more about his princely assignment. He’s tasked with training the army of Ilari to repel the feared Mongol horseman who’ve been moving eastward for years, killing all in their path. And, her prince is willing to sacrifice the outer farmlands where she grew up to these invaders, if he has to.

Ryalgar isn’t about to let that happen.

She’s got the Velka behind her now, as well as a multitude of university intellectuals, a family of tough farmers, and six sisters each with her own unique personality and talents.

Can Ryalgar organize all that into a resistance that will stop the Mongols? She thinks she can.


Exclusive Excerpt

Coral and I had been close growing up, of course. There is almost no way two sisters less than a year apart are anything but. Yet, it was a closeness of convenience, even of necessity. Our next sister, Sulphur, was a year and a half younger than Coral and we both had less in common with her than with each other. Don’t get me wrong. Sulphur was easy to love, despite the unfortunate name my father saddled her with. But she was different from the rest of us, pretty much from the day she was born.

Coral and I grew up more like partners in crime than as friends. We were two girls working together to keep five little sisters out of trouble and two parents out of our hair. It was the way kids in a family usually worked together, whether they realized it or not. Family dynamics is everyone’s first and most basic lesson in social skills.

Once I entered the forest, I missed Coral more than I expected. I ran down the steps of the lodge to greet her and I was hugging her before she’d gotten her second leg completely off the little donkey.

“Careful.” She laughed at my uncharacteristic burst of affection but I knew she appreciated it. She’d missed me, too.

Over the next few days, the women I lived with gave us plenty of time and space to visit, and no one expected me at my classes while she was there. Later, it would occur to me each of them had a similar memory, a recollection of their first visit by a loved one from the old life.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels.  She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.

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  1. Eye catching cover, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Marisela, Rita, Julie and Victoria. I appreciate the comments!

  3. Good evening, my question for you today is, would you like to see your book made into a movie and if so, who is in your dream cast?

  4. Sherrie, What do you want readers to come away with from your novels?

  5. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.