Welcome to the Blog Tour for Shadowcast by Crystal D. Grant, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Series: The Gateway Trilogy
Author: Crystal D. Grant
Publisher: Quill and Flame Publishing
Release Date: September 20, 2023
Genre: Fantasy Romance (Clean)
He has known nothing but darkness for years. Now it’s time to let it consume him.
After witnessing the brutal death of his brother at the hands of the Steward Knights, Mason Grey turns to
vengeance. Using his Gifts to read and control the minds of others, he climbs the ranks of the Dark Army,
determined to earn the coveted Shadowstone-a powerful tool against the light-wielding Stewards. But when
he is wounded in battle, he finds himself recovering in the home of a chatty peasant girl...without the use of
Gifts. Even worse, the girl mistakes him for one of the Stewards he despises.
Seria Gayle longs to be seen as more than the town washerwoman. When she finds an injured Steward in
the woods, she welcomes the chance to use her healing skills and hopes it will earn her some respect. But
as she nurses the sullen stranger back to health, she discovers he is nothing like the knights she has long
admired. When Mason's true identity is revealed, Seria is devastated and humiliated. But she is offered a
chance at redemption by the very prince that Mason hates. Now Mason struggles between two choices:
accept the Shadowstone to avenge his brother or pursue this newfound light in the form of a peasant girl.
With time running out and war looming, will Mason and Seria defy their own convictions for a chance at
love or stand against one another like they've sworn to do?
Seria gave a breathless laugh. “If I didn’t know any better, I would think you could read my
mind. You keep saying what I’m thinking.”
He raised his head and stared at her. Her exhaustion and swirling emotions pulled at him.
For the first time, he sympathized with her. He knew what it was like to lose everything. “How
do you know I can’t?”
She laughed. “A few lucky guesses, and now you’re a mind reader.”
A small, crooked smirk stretched across his face. “I’ve had a lot of lucky guesses.”
“Is that so?”
Resting his knuckles on his thighs, he looked her straight on. “You don’t believe me?”
She scoffed. “That you can read my mind? Nay, but I’ll give you a chance to prove it.”
She put her hands on her hips and tilted her head, her thoughts playing out clearly to him.
“You think I’m stringing you along, but you’re humoring me because I’m doing your
laundry for you.”
Seria’s jaw unhinged.
He couldn’t stop his grin. “And I do have lovely eyes.” He gave her a wink and went
back to his work.
About the Author
Crystal D. Grant is a daydreamer who adores freshly-baked cookies and anything with fur or feathers. During the day, she
strives to instill a love of books and learning within her young students. As a hearing-impaired, home-school
graduate, she found her voice in writing and has had multiple short stories and poems published. When
she’s not reading or writing stories that sweep her away to another time and place, she watches classic
movies and TV shows that do the same. Or she works on jigsaw puzzles. Crystal currently resides in
small town Missouri, where she is always looking for space for another scented candle.
Connect with Crystal by visiting crystalgrantauthor.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.
(1) winner will win a signed copy of Shadowcast, book swag, and exclusive color art from the book!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 18, 2023 and will last through
11:59 PM EST on September 25, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and
given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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