Rebecca Cohen is on tour with the 2nd book in the Reagalos series, Idolatry. Be sure to enter the contest for an ebook copies of Servitude and Idolatry by visiting the Rafflecopter link here. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Rebecca Cohen has also brought by an exclusive excerpt for ScatteredThoughts, don’t forget to check it out below!
Rebecca Cohen is a Brit abroad. Having swapped the Thames for the Rhine, she has left London behind and now lives with her husband and baby son in Basel, Switzerland. She can often be found with a pen in one hand and a cup of Darjeeling in the other.
Upon taking the throne as High Lord of Katraman and Liege of Scura, Lornyc Reagalos’s focus on rebuilding one city and reassuring another leaves little time for his husband, Methian. Added to that, he must contend with is the unexpected revelation that his grandfather, Romanus, set up his own religion and named an enigmatic figure called The One as its deity. Through some twisted interpretation of the signs left by Romanus, the Cerulean Cult comes to believe Lornyc is their god and invites him to sanctify the Cult as part of its five-hundred-year anniversary. During the Sanctification Ceremony, the Cult’s holy relic, an orb given to it by Romanus, is split, releasing an entity that tears a hole in the dimensions. The species that guards the dimensions, the Valen, force Lornyc to fix the breach, or they will have him extinguished.
Idolatry Special Excerpt
Methian had complained when Lornyc rolled out of bed, but he’d learned years ago how to wiggle out of Methian’s grasp and dodge his wayward hands. They still had a few hours before dinner and more than enough issues piling up in his office.
What Lornyc didn’t expect to find on his desk was a pair of black leather boots. He stopped in midstride, still holding the door handle as the chair swung around. The chair’s occupant’s long copper hair fell loosely over her shoulders, and she smiled coldly as Lornyc slammed shut the door.
“So you’re back,” said Lornyc sourly.
He hadn’t factored in the prospect of Diam’s return so soon into the mess he was already trying to deal with.
“I told you I would be.”
“Back for babysitting duties?”
“Your words, Lornyc, not mine.” Diam clasped her hands together and rested them on her midriff. “Are you saying you need babysitting?”
“What do you want, Diam? I’ve more than enough things to keep me occupied without your interference. You would think that a race of superior beings would have better things to do than watch over me.”
“We all have our jobs to do. And my current one is to be your guardian and keep you out of trouble.” She stood “I’m going to be here a lot, so I’d get used to the idea if I was you.”
“And what makes you think I’m going to put up with you?” sneered Lornyc.
“Who says you have a choice? You might think your powers are something special. But I could crush you in a heartbeat.”
“Then why don’t you?” Lornyc stepped toward her, standing only inches away. He was tired and angry, the last few weeks had been nothing but relentless, and he’d had enough of the constant demands placed upon him. “Last time we met, you told me you were my guardian, but are you really here to protect others from me? Perhaps you should just remove me now and you’d be able to do something more worthwhile with your time.”
She laughed and patted Lornyc on the shoulder and the force of it almost sent Lornyc flying. He staggered backward but managed to remain on his feet.
“I like you, Lornyc. You’ve got balls.”
Tour Dates & Stops:
9/4: Prism Book Alliance, Parker Williams
9/5: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
9/8: Fallen Angel Reviews
9/9: The Hat Party
9/10: Havan Fellows
9/11: Love Bytes
9/12: The Novel Approach, 3 Chicks After Dark
9/15: Amanda C. Stone, LeAnn’s Book Reviews
9/16: MM Good Book Reviews
9/17: Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings
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