Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Tour #Excerpt & #Giveaway ~ The Gift (The Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield, #1) by Tegon Maus

Book Information:

Title: The Gift: The Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield 
Author: Tegon Maus
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (April 13, 2016) 
Category: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction 
ASIN: B01C5Q899U 
Tour Date: May/June, 2016 
Available in: ebook 
Pages: 165

Kindle version of the book is only $0.99 (double check price before purchasing).
Amazon link is below.

About the Book:

Tucker Littlefield is a lair, a thief, a con-man . In an attempt to take advantage of a party thrown by the King, he becomes involved in a kidnapping – the King’s niece, Elizabeth, to be exact. Because of his fear of the dark as well as heights, and a good many other things, he finds himself stabbed and bleeding to death. To save him, a Shaman for the Jonda – Daneba – turns him into a soul bearer for the Kindred. In an effort to find Lizie, Littlefield finds the Norha instead and their leader Tahki - a cannibalistic tribe the lives under a volcano that will leave no stone unturned to find Lizie. Littlefield is blackmailed into her recovery. 

Transformed by a primitive magic beyond a civilized man's understanding, I was given a horrible gift that no man should possess... It held me, twisted me, turning me at its bidding. I was enslaved by its power, compelled to devour the souls of the dead until I became the monster of my fears. I have seen things I wish never to see again. I have done things of which I wish never to speak. Yet I must if I am to find the answers to fulfill my hope. I have walked upon blue ribbons of molten stone to peer into the depth of a man's soul. I watched as a promise made at birth brought my friend Enon to sacrifice everything to become whole again - all in an effort to save the life of his child. I have cried without shame for the loss of all I hold dear and for fear that the future will hold more than I can bear. I am Tucker Littlefield. Know all that I say now is true-spoken. 

Praise for The Gift:

"Magical, is the first word, which came to my mind when I finished this story. Right from the very first page, I found myself totally captivated by Tucker's storytelling of this wonderful adventure. Tucker Littlefield is an amazing character, when reading it I immediately thought of John Carpenter's fisherman storyteller at the beginning of `The Fog' film, where the children gather round as the scene is set... as, when reading it, I felt as if I too was actually there, sitting in the tavern, listening. I cannot praise this book enough; it truly deserves to become a classic, the stuff of legends. As far as I am concerned, it has a fantastic storyline, the author has created some wonderful characters and I believe it would make a brilliant film! I hope we shall be seeing more Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield in the future."-Susan Keefe, Author or 'Fantasy Farm Tales' "I really enjoyed The Gift. The author is a fantastic world builder. I really felt transported into a new world with a unique magical system, not some kind of Tolkien knock-off. (so many stories these days are all about wizards and elves and dwarves). The main character, Tucker, was likeable and comical--a real person with human frailties and yearnings-- and an unlikely hero everyone will root for. If you are looking for a fantasy novel that is not a Lord of the Rings rehash, then I think you'll enjoy this one."- Joseph N. Sidari, Amazon Reviewer "This story is a very exciting and fast paced read. You will get wrapped up in the descriptions of the types of people who exist in the world. You will love the uniqueness to the magic. You will also discover that some things are left unknown. I enjoyed it very much.."- Phaedra Seabolt, Author of 'Imperfection'

Read an Excerpt:

The sound of the dog was mixed with Enon's voice. They were giving someone, or several someone's a good piece of hell. My mind raced with the excitement of new voices... Jonda voices.

"They know we are here. My brothers will end this."

The battle split in two directions. The voices turned wild and then, suddenly, silence. 

We waited.

Nothing, not Norha, not Jonda. 

A moment before, the world swirled with anger and the fighting of giant men and at the center of this chaos the screams of a small child.

The next few minutes passed slowly. Eventually, several Jonda appeared at the far edge of our sight. They spoke to Bowen, silently with hand gestures and then vanished into the trees once more.

"They have him. There are others looking for us and for the girl. We are not safe here."

"We have to help," I insisted.

"They search for the girl in one direction and take Enon in another. We follow Enon."

"What about Elizabeth?" I asked, torn between the desire to save them both.

"My brothers follow her. They will bring her to safety. Quickly, before we lose them," he said, pulling at my shoulder.

I hesitated for a moment. Four of the Jonda reappeared from the woods to lead us in the direction they had taken Enon, Spath among them. We ran through the trees single file, following the path the dog forged for us. We hoped it would eventually lead us to Enon. The dog ran with purpose, with direction, as if it knew where Enon had gone. It held the lead with Bowen close behind and then the others with Spath bringing up the rear and I barely in front of him. He pushed at me to hold the pace as I slowed.

"Move, Cowan, I will not lose the truth Sayer because of you," he said, shoving me repeatedly in front of him.

I had not breath left to answer, no strength to do anything other than his bidding, struggling to stay in front of him.

About Tegon Maus:

Tegon Maus was raised pretty much the same as everyone else… devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends he could conjure. Not that he wasn’t friendly, he just wasn’t “people orientated”. Maybe he lived in his head way more than he should have, maybe not. He liked machines more than people, at least he did until I met his wife. 

The first thing he can remember writing was for her. For the life of him he can’t remember what it was about… something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married him shortly after that. He spent a good number of years chasing other dreams before he got back to writing. It wasn’t a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. His wife and himself had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. “Be as detailed as you can,” we were told. He was thrilled.   

If there is one thing he enjoys it’s making people believe him and he likes to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mind you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn’t be sure if it were true or not. When he writes, he always write with the effort of “it could happen” very much in mind and nothing, he guarantees you, nothing, makes him happier. He has consistently placed in the top 3 in 189 writing contest in a variety of genres and has been featured in magazines a couple of times to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Tegon Maus Website: http://www.tegonmaus.com/ 

Purchase Links: 

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(Kindle version is only $.99 during the tour)

Tour Schedule:

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus May 2 Kick off & Giveaway 
Infinite House of Books May 3 Excerpt 
SolaFide Book Club May 4 Interview 
Deal Sharing Aunt May 17 Excerpt 
Back Porchervations May 18 Reivew 
Lisa's Writopia May 20 Review & Guest Post 
Christy's Cozy Corners June 1 Reivew 
fuonlyknew June 8 Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway 
BookLikes June 20 Review & Guest Post 
Sapphyria's Book Reviews June 21 Excerpt & Giveaway 
Pomegranate Radio June 30 Review


1 eCopy (.mobi) of The Gift
International Giveaway

**IMPORTANT - This giveaway is for a .mobi version of the eBook only.  If you are unable to read a .mobi version (this format is used with the Kindle), please do not enter the giveaway.

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Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour and hosting Tegon!

Tegon Maus said...

Thank you for hosting my book !!

Sapphyria said...

You are welcome :)

Laura Thomas said...

I got swept up in this one. Would love to see it as a movie!