Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Spotlight/ Giveaway~ Through the Oracle's Mist

Through the Oracle's Mist by Aedan Byrnes
Vengeley's Book One

In the blackest night, with the moon and stars to guide him, she would always be there waiting…

Cyrenna thought she died the day she watched Tynan and his brothers jump through the banishment portal in an act of solidarity with Rigor. Little did she know, it would be the first of many deaths she would experience in her quest to claim his heart. She would surrender not only her immortal soul, but a mortal one repeatedly. Through a deal with the great Oracle, she has multiple mortal lifetimes to change the direction of her future and have a chance with Tynan.

Her journey spans the ages from the GenPei War in Japan and the Silk Road west, to Cromwell, the Three Kingdoms and modern times, bringing her one step closer to forever until she makes a misstep. Then, the burden falls to Tynan. The only thing that is absolute is her fervent hope that he will come, but there’s one big problem.


Through it all, he doesn’t so much as know her name.

Excerpt:

I am informed that she has been given a choice to stay in his home or return to the teahouse, but as of yet, her decision had not been voiced. I should leave her with Yoritomo. I know I will not stay here long now. He will take great care of those in his household. Remembering her request, I cannot help but wonder what her choice would be. Kicking myself all the while, I explain the situation of how years earlier she had been in my care before the war and that I had contacted Zhawei to teach her. I relay too, her enquiry too about serving one day in my house.

As a Shikken Regent, I would soon have a house to serve. I enquire carefully if her choice can be amended to include my home. As fortune, or misfortune would have it, since we are in Kyoto, a messenger is dispatched to Zhawei for confirmation of my tale. Confirmation comes back the same night. Zhawei herself returns with the messenger to relay the tale and I think to verify that I was in fact the Daimyo she had met years ago. The Yoritomo asks me to accompany him to speak to Michiko.

From the corner, I see her eyes fly wide when he tells her he has to rescind his offer. Only when he goes on to explain that another benefactor has come to light, that it was me, and that Zhawei has confirmed the tale I have told him does she seem to relax. Then she begins to cry. I know little of women. I know less of women’s tears. Unsure what to do, I wait…


There is no simple description for Aedan Byrnes. Obsessive, dreamer, reclusive, compulsive, outdoorsman and wordsmith would be among the list if one were started. The displaced Gael lives in the upper Midwest with family between jaunts wherever the road takes him. A frequent traveler, he is as likely to be found rock climbing or spelunking as sitting fireside dreaming or aimlessly floating away.

A lifelong lover of words and writing, he claims a diverse reading appetite and his writing reflects the myriad influences. A self-proclaimed 'reader's writer', he looks for the emotional and the sensory in word combinations, not just the visceral comprehension of phrases in the stories he crafts and his love of all things literary shines through.
 
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Giveaway Information~ Aedan will be awarding one of two journals (with the winners' choice of covers) to two randomly drawn commenters and an Erian Crest necklace as a grand prize to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Remember to leave a comment or question for Aedan in order to be entered in this great contest. 


Then follow the tour and leave additional comments; the more you comment, the better the chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/11/virtual-book-blast-through-oracles-mist.html

7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Aedan Byrnes said...

Thank you so much for hosting me. I'll stop by again as I revisit all the stops for today.

p.m.terrell said...

Love the book, Aedan! Beautifully written. I love the historical backdrop, too; it had to have taken a lot of research to get each of the eras correct. Most of all, I loved the eternal soul mates. :)

bn100 said...

Nice cover

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joni stevens said...

I enjoyed every moment of the journey Through the Oracles Mist and I am left wanting more from all the characters.

Aedan Byrnes said...

Thank you for stopping by Dawn's Reading Nook to check out Through the Oracle's Mist

Aedan Byrnes said...

Congratulations Through the Oracle's Mist Bookblast winner of the Erian Crest necklace- Joyce Holmes.

Congratulations also to bn100candg (Lysette?) & Adrienne deWolfe who won participation prizes. They each get their choice of journal from my cafepress store. ((http://www.cafepress.com/authoraedanbyrnes))

Thank you to all who participated.

(The complete randomizer list for the winner drawing is available on my author page:: https://www.facebook.com/AedanByrnes)

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