4 December 2017

Blog Tour: Stone Circle, by Kate Murdoch

New on Amazon UK and Amazon US

Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius's father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. 

Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities. When a competition is announced, Antonius seizes his chance. The winner will be apprenticed to the town seer. Antonius shares first place with his employer's son. 

The two men compete for their mentor's approval. As their knowledge of magic and alchemy grows, so does the rivalry and animosity between them. When the love of a beautiful woman is at stake, Antonius must find a way to follow his heart and navigate his future. 

Praise for Stone Circle

"Murdoch presents a delightful romance, feathered with light touches of fantasy. The development of her love triangle is gratifying, and even secondary characters offer stark dramatic moments." Kirkus Reviews

"Kate Murdoch's characters are so greatly human, that it's easy to sympathise with them: to cheer them on during hard times and to admonish them for being foolish. Her characters' interactions with each other and their individualities helped shape the book into something wonderful; at the same time she excels at pacing the story with her characters, all within a framework designed to help readers understand the world of seers and alchemy she has created." Readers' Favorite (5 Stars)

About the Author

Kate Murdoch is a Melbourne-based writer and artist. Her short-form fiction is regularly published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Eunoia Review, Sick Lit Magazine, Ink in Thirds and Spelk Fiction. She also writes for her blog at https://kabiba.wordpress.com/. Kate's first novel is Stone Circle, a beautifully imagined work of historical fiction. An earlier version of Stone Circle was widely-acclaimed on the HarperCollins UK website, Authonomy, where it was chosen by the editors as the 'one to watch' and ultimately ended up ranked 16th out of more than 10,000 manuscripts. For more information, please visit Kate Murdoch's website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter @KateMurdoch3

Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, December 1 Interview at Passages to the Past
Monday, December 4 Feature at The Writing Desk Feature at What Is That Book About
Wednesday, December 6 Review at 100 Pages a Day
Friday, December 8 Feature at A Literary Vacation
Monday, December 11 Interview at The Book Junkie Reads
Tuesday, December 12 Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Thursday, December 14 Review at Book Nerd
Sunday, December 17 Review at Carole's Ramblings
Tuesday, December 19 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews
Thursday, December 21 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away 3 paperback copies of Stone Circle! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on December 21st. You must be 18 or older to enter.  Giveaway is open to US & Canada only. � Only one entry per household.  All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.  Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Stone Circle

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