Spotlight & Excerpt: The Night Queen + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE NIGHT QUEEN by Denise Daye Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Title: THE NIGHT QUEEN
(Romantic Fairy Tales for Adults Book 1)
Author: Denise Daye

Pub. Date: July 26, 2022

Publisher: Timeless Papers

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 232

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

Read the First Chapter of The Night Queen For FREE!

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They call me the Night Queen, with a heart as dark as the night itself. And as such, I will rule my future kingdom. No light shall ever touch my broken heart again.

On her twentieth birthday, the beautiful but arrogant Princess Mina von  Rhinecrosses the point of no return. Unwilling to be married off to a warmongering Northerner, she defies her father, the powerful King of the Rhine, and ridicules all her potential suitors.

Furious at her appalling behavior, her father vows to give Mina’s hand in marriage to the first unmarried man who walks through the palace gates—be it nobleman or beggar. And when an impoverished Northern soldier arrives at the castle the following day, the king stands by his word and offers Mina to him.

This ill-suggested match, however, might prove of use to Mina after all. The Northern soldier doesn’t seem too fond of the marriage himself, so Mina offers the handsome but insufferable warrior enormous riches if he helps her escape into the North.

But the dangerous journey through war-torn lands forces the princess to realize that if she can’t melt her frozen heart, marriage might be the least of her concerns.

From the author : This is a beautiful, dark, and romantic re-imagining of the long-forgotten German fairy tale ‘King Thrushbeard’ (first published by the beloved Brothers Grimm whose works include such classics as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Rapunzel). If you’d love to read an adult version of a compelling old fairy tale and enjoy enemies to lovers romances with sizzling passion, then this book is a must-read for you.


Excerpt:

“It’s nothing, barbarian,” I said in the arrogant and detached tone I often used with my servants.
His eyes widened. “What did you just call me?”
I lifted my chin. “You heard me just fine, barbarian.”
Alrick took a few large steps toward me. I stumbled backward; my back pressed against the cold stone wall.
“I have never come across a more arrogant, big-mouthed woman!” he growled, his face pinched in anger and frustration.
“Is that so?” I countered, crossing my arms. “Well, you wouldn’t know how to treat a woman if the instructions were tattooed on your forehead.” With another quick step, Alrick was towering in front of me.
“Stop pushing me!” he warned.
“No! Not when it comes to a barbaric man like you.”
Alrick grabbed both of my wrists and pinned me against the wall. His eyes flashed with firelight. I was breathing heavily now, his breath matching mine.
“What now, barbarian?” I narrowed my eyes at him. “Are you going to hit me? Is this how you handle your women in the North?”
His mouth widened in shock. “Hit you?”
His face was only inches away from mine. He was so close, I could feel his heart beating wildly against my chest.
“I bet violence is the only thing you barbarians know when it comes to women.”
The anger in his eyes shifted to something else. Something I couldn’t quite make out. I didn’t think he would hit me. He was not that sort of man. I expected him to yell, insult me, fight back. But to my surprise, he did none of that. Instead, he grinned.
“I know plenty else about women,” he said in a seductive tone. His grip around my wrists loosened as he pressed himself even harder against me. “I know your bad temper does not cause your racing heart,” he said. “Or your red cheeks.”


 About Denise Daye:

Denise is an Amazon best-selling author who graduated with a master’s in Social Work from an ivy league school, the University of Pennsylvania. She has spent many years of her life supporting families and individuals in need of assistance. She has always had a passion for reading and writing, especially steamy romance, but it
wasn’t until her own baby boy was born that Denise turned her passion into her profession. Whenever Denise is not typing away on one of her books, you can find her caring for her son (a.k.a. one of the toughest jobs in the world), binging Netflix with her beloved husband, or chasing after her puppy (who should technically be an adult dog by now).
 

 

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Giveaway Details:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/11/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt

7/12/2022

BookHounds

Guest Post/IG Post

7/13/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

7/14/2022

The Reading Devil

Excerpt/IG Post

7/15/2022

The Reading Life

Review/IG Post

7/16/2022

What A Nerd Girl Says

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

7/17/2022

beersbooksandboos

Excerpt/IG Post

7/18/2022

hodophile_z

IG Review

7/19/2022

FictionalFey

IG Review

7/20/2022

Better_0ff_Read

IG Post

7/21/2022

A Backwards Story

Review/IG Post

7/22/2022

@simplybeccamee

IG Review

7/23/2022

BookBriefs

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

7/24/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

7/25/2022

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

7/26/2022

The Page Ladies @jacleomik33

IG Review

7/27/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

7/28/2022

@wraithreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

7/29/2022

The Chatty Bookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

7/30/2022

Books and Kats

Excerpt

Week Four:

7/31/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

8/1/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

8/2/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

8/3/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

8/4/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

8/5/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

8/6/2022

More Books Please blog

Review

Week Five:

8/7/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

8/8/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

8/9/2022

Books and Zebras

IG Review

 

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