28 April 2016

Excerpt Thursday: CALL TO JUNO by Elisabeth Storrs

This week, we're pleased to welcome author ELISABETH STORRS with her latest release,  CALL TO JUNO, set in the ancient Roman period. Join us again on Sunday for an author interview, with more details about the story behind the story. One lucky visitor will get a digital only copy of Call to Juno - this giveaway is open internationallyBe sure to leave your email address in the comments of today's post or Sunday's author interview for a chance to win. Winner(s) are contacted privately by email. Here's the blurb.

Four unforgettable characters are tested during a war between Rome and Etruscan Veii.

Caecilia has long been torn between her birthplace of Rome and her adopted city of Veii. Yet faced with mounting danger to her husband, children, and Etruscan freedoms, will her call to destroy Rome succeed?

Pinna has clawed her way from prostitute to the concubine of the Roman general Camillus. Deeply in love, can she exert her own power to survive the threat of exposure by those who know her sordid past?

Semni, a servant, seeks forgiveness for a past betrayal. Will she redeem herself so she can marry the man she loves?

Marcus, a Roman tribune, is tormented by unrequited love for another soldier. Can he find strength to choose between his cousin Caecilia and his fidelity to Rome?

Who will overcome the treachery of mortals and gods?

Praise for Call to Juno

"An elegant, impeccably researched exploration of early Rome and their lesser known enemies, the Etruscans... Elisabeth Storrs weaves a wonderful tale!" 
Kate Quinn, author of The Empress of Rome Saga

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About the Author
Elisabeth Storrs is an Australian author who graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Her curiosity piqued by an Etruscan sarcophagus depicting a couple embracing for eternity, she discovered the little-known story of the struggle between Etruscan Veii and Republican Rome and the inspiration to write the Tales of Ancient Rome Saga.

Elisabeth lives with her husband and two sons in Sydney, and over the years has worked as a solicitor, corporate lawyer and corporate governance consultant. She is the Deputy Chair of the NSW Writers’ Centre and one of the founders of the Historical Novel Society Australasia.

Feel free to connect with me through my website: www.elisabethstorrs.com  or Triclinium blog www.elisabethstorrs.com/blog.  
You can find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.storrs/ 
Twitter: @elisabethstorrs https://twitter.com/elisabethstorrs  and Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/elisabethstorrs/


Susan said...

This book is wonderful! I highly recommend the whole series.

Mary Preston said...

I agree, this does sound marvellous. Interesting inspiration too.


Christina Riggs said...

This book sounds like a beautiful read

Elisabeth Storrs said...

Thanks so much for featuring my book, Lisa - much appreciated. And thanks for your support, Susan!

Ana said...

Call To Juno has truly piqued my interest to read more.