Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Gathering Storm, by Robin Bridges- Giveaway!
St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.
An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.
The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?
One of my many fascinations in history is the Russian Royal families. Catherine the Great, The Romanov's, Peter the Great, Rasputin, Russia's history is full of intriguing characters. So it should hardly be surprising that The Gathering Storm piqued my interest when I first heard about it several months ago. Well in honor of it's release, and ongoing celebration of my Blogoversary I'm giving away one copy to a lucky Canadian winner. Just fill in the form below by January 18th!