The Gift of the Phoenix by Donna Cook – Spotlight and Giveaway

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Donna will be awarding a prize package consisting of a $30 Amazon GC, autographed paperback, and bookmark to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

MEDIA KIT Gift of the Phoenix Cover RGBWhen three strangers are brought together by three mysterious stones and the discovery of a common enemy, they must fight to keep the magic of the Phoenix out of dangerous hands before their world is destroyed forever. But uniting will not be easy for Nicolai, the simple peasant with a powerful secret; Marcellus, the warrior prince who’s no longer heir to the throne; and Corren, a gifted wizard whose ambitions threaten to ruin them all. Full of magic, mystery, and a touch of romance, Gift of the Phoenix is an epic fantasy that takes the reader deep into the heart of a wondrous world and the three men destined to defend it.

Enjoy this excerpt:

The man’s eyes narrowed and he leaned in. “Have you ever seen the waters swallow an island?”

“What?” Nicolai asked.

He pointed to what Nicolai knew to be the Pearl and Crescent Islands, only a few miles out from the coast. They were uninhabitable rock for the most part, notable only because one island was shaped like a crescent moon while the other circular shaped island sat within its gulf. Only Nicolai didn’t see two islands. He saw only the crescent-shaped island.

“What happened?” Nicolai asked.

“I’ll tell you what happened. The Pearl is gone! Sank right into the sea it did!”

Nicolai tried to imagine an island in the cove of Crescent Island’s bay, then tried to imagine that island sinking into the sea.

“My brother says a monster ate it!” the little girl said.

Her mother hushed her. “Don’t listen to his tales.”

“It was an earthquake,” the first man said kindly, bending his reddened face down to her. He put his hands together and slid them back and forth. “The earth shook under the water and made the water come sloshing up over the edge. Just like shaking a cup.” She looked at him skeptically. Nicolai gathered she thought a monster sounded more credible.

“It wasn’t a monster,” said a frail voice. They all looked around to see a withered woman resting on a bench next to the wall. “It wasn’t an earthquake either. What took that island was the same thing that made it.”

About the Author: MEDIA KIT Donna Cook author Gift of the PhoenixDonna Cook is an Arizona native transplanted to Boise, Idaho, where she is delighting in the change of scenery. When she’s not writing she spends her time chasing the kids, exploring delicious eateries downtown, and dancing with her talented husband. Her epic fantasy adventure, Gift of the Phoenix has won several awards, including Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Awards, and Notable Read in the Shelf Unbound/Half Price Books Indie Book of the Year competition. She’s currently working on the sequel to Gift of the Phoenix.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Gotta keep an eye on this one! The plot sounds very promising! I love adventure/ fantasy books with ‘mismatched’ main characters. It usually means they have different virtues and that we actually get to see their flaws by comparison. I’m so tired of the boring ‘perfect hero/heroine’ type of characters I’ve been finding in fantasy books as of lately.

  3. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Weighing in at well over 500 pages, The Gift of the Phoenix is no fluff-filled beach read; from all accounts this is an action-adventure thrill ride that will engross readers from the beginning. Great reviews on Amazon, Donna; I look forward to the journey!

  4. Thanks for featuring my book! And thank you for the comments thus far. 🙂 I had a blast writing this book. I’m glad people are enjoying it. I’ll be keeping an eye on comments, so if you have questions feel free to ask. Happy Wednesday! 🙂

  5. Rita Wray says:

    The book sounds very intriguing.

  6. Ashley F. says:

    sounds like an uber interesting read and thanks for having the awesome giveaway.

  7. thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks for a heads-up about this one. It sounds awesome

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