October 30, 2023

BLOG TOUR Starlight Bender by Sofia Nedic

Hi friends! I'm pleased to be sharing a new fantasy title with you today. Thank you to Goddess Fish Promotions for allowing me to be part of the tour for Starlight Bender by Sofia Nedic. Make sure you comment on this post, and show the other hosts some love as well (the link to the schedule is below). The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Starlight Bender by Sofia Nedic Tour Schedule (Goddess Fish Promotions)

About the Book

Imani Stone has a secret—she possesses an ancestral power to bend starlight.

Having grown up in the lush, magical hills surrounding the ancient city of Lumenor, she is no stranger to star-gazing, potion-making, or tarot-reading. However, in the time of civil war in her city, Imani must hide her power to avoid being recruited by the queen’s legions or killed by the ruthless rebels. But everything changes once the city learns of an incoming army of warriors threatening to destroy Lumenor and steal their starlight crystal. Imani is met with a choice—remain in hiding and help her family or risk everything and join the queen’s legions.

But does she have what it takes to be a legionnaire?

Can she help save Lumenor, or will she be the cause of its demise?

Check out this excerpt

“You administered my daughter the healer’s aid without my permission?” Mother’s hand cupped my cheek before she checked my forehead for fever. 

“I don't need anyone’s permission to choose what’s best for my legionnaires.”

His legionnaires? Kirrah’s cloak, I passed the test! I passed the trials! I am one of them!

Mother didn't partake in my thrill. “Your legionnaire? My daughter is going home with me as soon as she awakens.”

Commander’s voice remained firm, as did his willpower. “The only place you will be going to is prison unless you leave promptly. Be grateful we didn't jail you and your husband for hiding Imani all these years. She is quite powerful, if only she was trained in time—”

“She’d be dead long ago if she was trained, fighting Queen Astra’s endless war with the rebels,” Mother interrupted. “I think not.” 

Commander Izaak exhaled through his teeth, running out of patience. “You know you have no say in this matter. If it makes you feel any better, Imani is joining my daughter’s legion. I will keep an eye on her.”

Mother smacked her lips, and despite not being able to see her, I knew the exact face she made. It almost made me feel bad for the commander. “A fine daughter you raised, she was ready to kill my child! How is that supposed to make me feel any better?”

“Careful now.” Commander’s tone sharpened. “Leave the bag you brought beside the bed, we will make sure Imani gets it. It is time we leave her to recover. Come on, hurry.”

“I will go at my pace.” Mother stood her ground. “And shall anything happen to my girl, I will personally hold you responsible.”

“As you wish.”

Mother planted a soft kiss on my cheek and whispered into my ear. “I love you.”

I listened to her receding steps, wishing I could say it back.

About the Author 

Sofia Nedic is a Slavic immigrant living in Austin, Texas with her husband and pup. She is a tech and fantasy nerd, and an avid enjoyer of ancient history, spirituality, and alchemy. When she is not working or crafting stories, she is exploring nature, reading books, visualizing her daydreams through AI art, or immersing herself in tarot and astrology.

Sofia visualizes the scenes and characters from her stories with AI art on her Instagram @starlight_bender.

Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Starlight-Bender-Archives-Book-ebook/dp/B0C9V599K3/ref=sr_1_1

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