Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blog Tour : Promo~ To Discover a Divine by Tessa McFionn

To Discover a Divine
Rise of the Stria Book 1
Fiery Seas Publishing
March 20, 2018
Sci-Fi Romance

When Kahlym cal Jhuen, freedom-fighting leader of the Chandar Stria, breaks into a prison ship controlled by the Rimmarian Thrall, he only expected to rescue two of his crew. But when he discovers a terrified female during his escape, he is immediately captivated by her unique beauty and makes a snap decision to take her with him. However, his good deed backfires when he learns he has stolen the Thrall Emperor’s prize.

Down to her last dollar, Evainne Wagner expected nothing out of the ordinary when she stepped out of her Boston apartment. Instead, she found herself in the middle of an intergalactic firefight, complete with strange soldiers with deadly weapons pointed directly at her. Salvation arrives in the nick of time in the form of a mysterious leather-clad warrior, skidding in and whisking her away. Trusting her heart, she follows, hoping to find answers as well as a way home.

Safely on board his ship, he learns more about her and her rare skills, triggering the memory of a half-forgotten prophecy spoken at the time of his cursed birth. Outcast because of a cruel twist of fate, he finds unexpected acceptance, even affection, from his new passenger.

Could she be the one who holds the future of his people, as well as his own heart, in her tender hands?

Evainne was in heaven. It was the only way to explain why she felt such a sense of belonging and a sense of peace. She struggled to remember all the races and species and home worlds that Kahlym rattled off so easily as they wandered through the bazaar. Creatures with skin every color of the rainbow meandered through the narrow alleys and stood beneath flashing lights above open doorways. Her mind catalogued the things that looked similar to the crew on Kahlym's ship, but around every corner, she met with something even more strange than what she had just seen.
Three legs and five legs; humanoid and animalistic, the inhabitants continue to amaze her. Yet, on each newcomer, she caught the glint of a weapon, be it a gun or some kind of small blade. It seemed neutral territory, which didn't necessarily mean unarmed. They walked on, no real destination in mind as she took in as much as her brain could process. Voices rose and fell as vendors hawked their wares while strange and exotic smells wafted up from large steaming pots and small skewers.
During her childhood, she dreamed of trying new and different things. Her white bread, all-American parents never indulged in anything more exotic than the typical store-bought chow mein or an occasional lasagna when company was around and her presence was required. But when she would run away, finding solace with the multi-ethnic servants, she sampled everything possible. She recalled one night when, on a dare, Bao gave her balut. The Asian delicacy didn't sit well with her Caucasian stomach, but she remembered he did get a good laugh out of the "unique shade of green" she turned after attempting a swallow. She learned to trust her nose, and right now, it was leading her to lavender bubbling broth with bright yellow strips floating atop the thick soup.
Kahlym smiled, never once growing impatient with her incessant questions and queries. She kept a close eye on the ebb and flow of the crowd as they moved from stall to stall. Too many years spent watching her back were not about to vanish just because she was in the middle of outer space.
Outer space. She shook her head for the hundredth time as she still stumbled over that most basic yet unbelievable fact. Just to be sure, she had snuck in a couple of pinches for good measure.
Nope. She was awake, and on a giant space station hovering in the middle of nothing.


Tessa McFionn is a very native Californian and has called Southern California home for most of her life, growing up in San Diego and attending college in Northern California and Orange County, only to return to San Diego to work as a teacher. Insatiably curious and imaginative, she loves to learn and discover, making her wicked knowledge of trivial facts an unwelcomed guest at many Trivial Pursuit boards. 

When not writing, she can be found at the movies or at Disneyland with her husband, as well as family, friends or anyone who wants to play at the Happiest Place on Earth. She also finds her artistic soul fed through her passions for theatre, dance and music.

A proud parent of far too many high school seniors and two still living house plants, she also enjoys hockey, reading and playing Words With Friends to keep her vocabulary sharp. She is currently the treasurer of the San Diego chapter of Romance Writers of America and loves spending time working with such amazingly intelligent and creative writers.

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