Safire struggles to control her psychic abilities in a skewed Renaissance world that burns witches at the stake. A tiny vixen redhead with a wicked tongue, Safire often finds herself in trouble. When she uses her healing talents to calm her apoplectic father, he rebukes her for exposing her secret. When she draws charcoal sketches and sells them, her bossy older sister scolds her for being unladylike. When she senses evil in a suitor’s aura and refuses his advances, he accuses her of caprice. Sometimes it seems as if her beloved horse Strawberry is the only one who listens to her. Then she meets Merius, a young nobleman with secrets of his own . . .
The winner of this giveaway will get a ebook copy of The Witch Awakening by Karen Nilsen, and with it, a window into Safire’s world and a way to explore Merius’s secret. I wonder what the winner will discover...
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This giveaway ends Apr 22nd. The winner will be chosen April 23rd.
Blurb: The odor of burning flesh and the screams of those condemned to the flames disturb the dreams of young Safire of Long Marsh. Safire struggles to keep the curse of her psychic abilities secret, lest she be burned at the stake as a witch in her native land Cormalen. Forced to keep her talents hidden instead of learning how to use them, Safire is ill-prepared to face the evil that awaits her. When she meets the rebellious Merius of Landers, a nobleman determined to escape his overbearing father’s influence, she finally finds someone who accepts her. But their romance interferes with court plots and family duty and ultimately leads Safire to confront the dark secrets of the House of Landers alone. What she discovers there proves to be a test of her unusual gifts, a test that could free the soul of a haunted man—or end in her death.