Today’s book promotion comes from Nance Bulow Morgan and her book called Minstrels’ Gambit. If you like Fantasy novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!
Author: Nance Bulow Morgan
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Adventure
Publisher: Dreamer Books
Format: Paperback, kindle
Release Date: 2/21/2014
ʺMinstrels’ Gambit is the first in the Minstrels’ Tale Mysteries Series. Saeede knew that Behlanna was not going to be a good city. She knew it the moment she saw the dark tower looming over the sleek dark wall. She and her partner Andreas needed to rest after a long journey. They would stay long enough to rest and perhaps play a tune or two for the locals but then they would be off again to more pleasant surroundings. Upon their arrival in the city the two tired friends; minstrels and adventurers, are soon caught up in a murder investigation and find that they are the prime suspects! Their investigation leads them to discover that an ancient riddle is at the center of their problem. Evil forces are at play against them and they must solve the riddle, and foil the unleashing of evil upon the world, to clear their names. The keys to the riddles are hidden within four musical scores. As adventurers they must retrieve the scores from their protections within the elements. As minstrels they must decipher the keys hidden within the scores. Thrust into an epic adventure the friends learn how deep and unwavering is their friendship– how deep and unwavering are their skills with sword, music, and magic. Minstrels’ Gambit is Bulow Morgan’s second novel. Sprung from the setting of her first novel Legend Destiny. This epic adventure attests to her story telling ability. The reader will be hooked from the very beginning of this gorgeous adventure. ʺ
Q & A:
The best thing about writing this book?
I believe that I created two likeable multi faceted characters and writing their interactions with each other was enjoyable for me.
Where did you get your idea for this story?
I wanted to write a fantasy/mystery meld. It went more fantasy on me, but I like to go with the flow. I love music and I am trying to teach myself how to play the mandolin. Having characters that are minstrels lets me live vicariously.
What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Don’t get discouraged. If you have a voice and something to write about do it. Listen to your critics. Criticism is part of the game and if it is honest and kindly given it can make you a better writer, but grow a thick skin, because it isn’t always kindly given even when it is justified. Don’t let any one pigeon hole you or tell you that your process is wrong. Get better at grammar. I hate grammar. It seems like a bunch of arbitrary rules to me, but if you want to be taken seriously you must. I am still working on that myself.
What is your favorite book?
Hopefully the one I’m reading.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
About the author:
Nance Bulow Morgan has been a photojournalist and worked in the print industry for three decades. A native of Northern Illinois, Bulow Morgan now resides in the Sandhills of North Carolina. She has published a book of prose and a fantasy novel, Legend Destiny, that has become the spring board for a series titled The Minstrels’ Tale Mysteries. Minstrels’ Gambit is the first in that series! ʺ
I want to thank Nance Bulow Morgan for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Minstrels’ Gambit!