HFVBT Presents: The Queen Of Warriors + Giveaway

The Queen of Warriors by Zenobia Neil

Publication Date: September 19, 2019
Hypatia Books
eBook & Paperback; 363 Pages
Series: Alexandra of Sparta, Book One
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Alexandra of Sparta vowed her sword and her heart to the goddess Artemis. And the goddess blessed her. But no warrior lives at peace, and soon, Alexandra loses her title, her troops, and all she holds dear, including the man who holds her heart. Cursed by a Babylonian witch, she is forced to return to a city she once conquered to make amends, but is captured by the powerful Persian rebel, Artaxerxes.
As his prisoner, she awaits judgment for her crimes. But Artaxerxes is not what he seems. With death approaching, Alexandra must face her violent past and discover the truth of her captor’s identity before it’s too late.

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My Thoughts
Alexandra of Sparta...
Feared, revered, reviled, even called a queen.
But what of those who loved her?
Her most trusted men at arms.
Her female confidant and lover, Mithra
The young lordling, turned slave.
Destined to be the only man ever to hold captive.  The only heart that all the world had failed to tame.
That of the Queen Of. Warriors

This wondrous tale of war, victory, desire, atonement, bloodshed, and love. Is one that serves to unveil the mystery and legend that often surrounds great heroes and heroines.

Allowing readers full and unadorned access to the person underneath.
A person who, in this case.  Has been brought low.  Whether through her own hubris, a witch's curse, or some combination of the two.
And must now return to the place she once held in her iron grip.
Serving as slave to the one man she once owned heart, mind, and body.

The Queen Of Warriors is an absolutely breathtaking romance. Which is very careful to never let one forget that the romance of which one reads; is one played out by a woman whose first love has been and will always be that of battle.
It is in fact, only due to her battles that she is able to come into contact with those whom she is destined to have relationships with.
And only after her greatest military loss, that her feet are set to her heart's greatest victory.

This tale is the stuff that epics are made of.
Expressed with a fierce brilliance and effortless sophistication that makes the reader hunger for the flavor of its every word.  In much the same way that a starving man would his last meal.

About the Author
Zenobia Neil was named after an ancient warrior queen who fought against the Romans. She writes about the mythic past and Greek and Roman gods having too much fun. She lives with her husband, two children, and dog in Los Angeles. The Queen of Warriors is her third book.

Visit her at ZenobiaNeil.com. You can also follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 16 Review at Broken Teepee
Tuesday, September 17 Guest Post by Reading the Past 
  Wednesday, September 18 Excerpt at Bookish Rantings
Thursday, September 19 Review at Gwendalyn's Books 
  Friday, September 20 Review at Passages to the Past
Monday, September 23 Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Tuesday, September 24 Excerpt at What Is That Book About 
  Wednesday, September 25 Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective Thursday, September 26 Review & Guest Post at A Bookish Affair
Monday, September 30 Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All 
  Tuesday, October 1 Feature at I'm All About Books
  Wednesday, October 2 Review at book frolic 
Review at Al-Alhambra 
Thursday, October 3 Excerpt at Coffee and Ink 
  Friday, October 4 Review at WTF Are You Reading? 
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 2 eBooks and 2 paperbacks of Psyche Unbound and The Jinni's Last Wish! To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 4th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to the US only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen. The Queen of Warriors


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