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Read an exclusive excerpt of SHE'S THE ONE WHO CARES TOO MUCH by @cinnabar01 | Book Tour and $20 Amazon or B/N GC #Giveaway | Historical Fantasy

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Excerpt Tour for SHE'S THE ONE WHO CARES TOO MUCH (Book Two of the War Stories of the Se...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Excerpt Tour for SHE'S THE ONE WHO CARES TOO MUCH (Book Two of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters) by S. R. Cronin. The historical fantasy is available now from Cinnabar Press.

Cronin will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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She's the One Who Cares Too Much 

(Book Two of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)

by S. R. Cronin


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GENRE: Historical Fantasy


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BLURB:


Coral, the second of seven sisters, has been hiding her affair with the perfect man until her older sister can get her life together. But the perfect man is getting impatient and now she’s gotten pregnant. Coral decides it’s time to consider her own happiness.

But what does she want? The perfect husband turns out to be less than ideal. She adores the small children she teaches but the idea of being a mother fills her with joy. Meanwhile, her homeland is gripped by fear of a Mongol invasion and she can’t stop crying about everything now that she’s with child.

Then a friend suggests the ever-caring Coral possesses a power well beyond what she or anyone else imagines. Does she? And why is the idea so appealing?

When Coral’s big sister loses faith in the army and decides to craft a way to use magic to save Ilari from the Mongols, she decides Coral’s formidable talent is what the realm needs. Can Coral raise a baby, placate an absent military husband who thinks he’s stopping the invasion, and help her sister save her homeland?


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EXCERPT:


Two long anks later he reappeared, at the end of the school day, as he always did. I was so relieved to see him and excited to share my news that at first, I didn’t notice how troubled he was.

He suggested we dine at a nearby tavern and when I agreed without argument he raised an eyebrow.

“So, you no longer mind risking being seen together?”

“I don’t.” I’m sure I was grinning. “I’m happy to be seen with you, and my family can’t wait to meet you.” He gave me a funny look and commented on the weather.

Once we were inside and seated, I studied his expression.

“What’s wrong?”


“I was counting on your continued timidity, frankly. I’m sorry you spoke with your family before I got this chance to talk to you.”

“I thought you’d be happy!”

He took both of my hands in his. He seemed more sad than angry. 

“Coral, I’m having second thoughts about us. For good reasons, mind you. I risk my life often. Being married to a Svadlu isn’t for the easily frightened, or the overly emotional. Yes, I heard you crying the last time we were together and I’m not sure you’re cut out for such a life. I’m sorry I got too caught up in the pressures on me and didn’t give this decision the thought it deserved. For the sake of your happiness, we need to reconsider.”

Oh. “Perhaps I’m stronger than you think.” It popped out of my mouth and surprised me.

“I don’t see any evidence of it.”

That comment hurt, but I saw no point in arguing. I knew I could make this man a fine wife, I just had to remind him I could. But first things first.

“I’m pregnant, Davor. Before you ask. Yes, I’m sure it’s yours. I’m five anks along now and yes, I want to keep it.”

“Well. That does change things.” He stared into the drink he’d ordered, not saying a word for longer than was comfortable. 

“How would you feel about my providing financial support without a marriage?” he finally asked.

“Awful. The child deserves to be born in wedlock.”

At that, he put his head into both of his hands so I couldn’t see his face, and he kept it there for so long that I thought about getting up and leaving. 

When he did look up, he said “Okay then, this is how it’s going to go. We’ll marry. It’s only right because I did propose to you, and I’m sure that weighed into your decision not to quietly end it. My family isn’t poor and a Mozdol is well rewarded. Your family will get a nice dowry and I’ll see to it that you and the baby have all you need. You’ll stay in Vinx. You can raise the child here, where your family can help you. ”

“You won’t live with me?”

“Vinx is on the farthest edge of Ilari, Coral, and most of the time I’ll need to be closer to Pilk, where the action is. Yet it makes no sense to bring you to there, with me gone so much. Nor should you have to live in Lev. I’m there even less and you don’t know anyone. So, I’ll see you as often as I can, but you need to adjust your expectations.”

I wondered what sort of arrangement I was agreeing to. “This will be a real marriage?”

“Of course. We’ll hold a legal wedding in Vinx, as soon as your family is ready.”  


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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. 


Author Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinnabar01 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/46Ascending

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805814.Sherrie_Cronin

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Sherrie-Cronin/e/B007FRMO9Q

Author Blog: https://sherriecronin.xyz/

Book Series Blog: https://troublesome7sisters.xyz/



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5 comments

  1. Thanks for having me here. I'll be glad to answer any questions.

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    1. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  2. It sounds different to slip back into another time. What period is this set in? It sounds great, thanks!

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  3. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

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