Welcome to Day 8 of #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR! @RRBC_Org @linneatanner @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA


Title of book

Apollo’s Raven

Book cover

Book blurb

A Celtic warrior princess is torn between her forbidden love for the enemy and duty to her people.

AWARD-WINNING APOLLO’S RAVEN sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. In 24 AD British kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren’s former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. The king’s daughter, Catrin, learns to her dismay that she is the Raven and her banished half-brother is Blood Wolf. Trained as a warrior, Catrin must find a way to break the curse, but she is torn between her forbidden love for her father’s enemy, Marcellus, and loyalty to her people. She must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that threatens the fates of everyone in her kingdom.

Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse. Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love for Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren and save her kingdom?

Book trailer

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/oqSdT5wK4aI

Amazon.com purchase link:

Author bio

Award-winning author, Linnea Tanner, weaves Celtic tales of love, magical adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. Since childhood, she has passionately read about ancient civilizations and mythology. Of particular interest are the enigmatic Celts, who were reputed as fierce warriors and mystical Druids. he has extensively researched ancient and medieval history, mythology, and archaeology and has traveled to sites described within each of her books in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series.

A Colorado native, Linnea attended the University of Colorado and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. She lives in Windsor with her husband and has two children and six grandchildren.

Author photo

Social media links

Website: https://www.linneatanner.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/linneatanner

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LinneaTannerAuthor

Blog post

Wall of Lives

In Apollo’s Raven, The Wall of Lives is a transitional wall between the mortal and Otherworld. Covering the Wall of Lives is a fluid tapestry in which everyone’s life threads weave in and out of others from birth to death. Here, the past, the present, and the future merge into one time. The primary protagonist —Catrin, a Celtic warrior princess—can visit this realm with the aid of her raven guide. She has the unique magical ability to manipulate the life threads in the fluid tapestry to alter the future. The Wall of Lives is a metaphor that she has the innate ability to change the future by the decisions she makes in her lifetime. However, to make the right choices, she must understand the past to learn how to fly forward. The concept of the Wall of Lives is based on divine female entities who ruled the fates of gods and men in Norse and Greco-Roman mythology. They spin, measure, and cut the thread life for each person to carry out his or her preordained destiny. The age-old theme as to whether humans can change fate by their decisions is explored in the series.

Thank you for supporting the books and authors along the RRBC ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR!  These authors are generous in their support of others so we want to show our support of them in return.  You may follow along each day of the tour by visiting the tour’s home page.  Be sure to leave a comment below to ensure that you have a chance at winning a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

30 thoughts on “Welcome to Day 8 of #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR! @RRBC_Org @linneatanner @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA

  1. Maura Beth Brennan May 2, 2021 / 10:17 am

    Linnea, this book is on my kindle and I am anxious to read it. The Celtic legends fascinate me, being Irish, and also the accounts of the warrior queen, Boudicca. I remember being shocked when I first learned of her, and thought the story was made up – but no! Your series sounds fabulous! Loved the trailer and your book covers are amazing. Hope the tour has been a good one for you.
    Susanne, your site is wonderful. Thanks for hosting Linnea!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bette A. Stevens May 1, 2021 / 5:53 pm

    Apollo’s Raven is on my kindle and I look forward to a great read, Linnea! Thanks for hosting, Susanne.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charles W. Jones April 21, 2021 / 10:36 am

    Hi Susanne, thanks for hosting for Linnea. I haven’t read anything in this genre in too long. Another great-sounding read to add to the list.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Linnea Tanner April 21, 2021 / 11:53 am

      Thank you, Charles, for dropping by and commenting. It has been fun to learn more about you and your books as an RRBC member and that you reside in Colorado which I also do. I am curious about your newest book, “The Road to Saratin,” and have added it to my to-be-read list.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist April 21, 2021 / 3:13 pm

      Hi, Charles. Thank you for visiting us. And I want to thank you for the delightful review of my book.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Stories by Karen April 21, 2021 / 10:15 am

    Hi, Susanne. It’s nice to see Linnea on your always well done blog. Linnea, I think your book cover is excellent!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Linnea Tanner April 21, 2021 / 11:45 am

      Thank you, Karen, for dropping by and commenting. I previously released the book under a different book cover but relaunched with this cover along with some revisions to my narrative that better fit my vision. I agree that Susanne did a wonderful presentation.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. yvettemcalleiro April 20, 2021 / 5:42 pm

    I have this book on my kindle and really look forward to reading it. I remember reading an excerpt or two before, so I know I’m going to enjoy it. Thanks for hosting today, Susanne! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Linnea Tanner April 20, 2021 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you, Yvette, for visiting and commenting on the post about Apollo’s Raven as part of the RRBC WC&BE Sponsor Blog Tour. I hope you enjoy the Celtic tale.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Linnea Tanner April 20, 2021 / 2:23 pm

    Thank you, Susanne, for hosting and providing a lovely presentation for my first book “Apollo’s Raven,” in my Curse of Clansmen and Kings Series as part of the #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR! It is such an honor to be part of such a talented and supportive group of authors!

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    • Susanne Leist April 20, 2021 / 11:07 pm

      Linnea, I loved having you on my blog. I’m always eager to support great literature.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter April 20, 2021 / 1:45 pm

    Hello Linnea. Its good to see you again. I read and reviewed your book. The cover is eye-catching. The story was very busy in a good sort of way. Your imagination knows no boundaries. Your vocabulary is equally challenging. But that’s how fiction works doesn’t it? You can make up your own language.

    Thank you Susanne, another fiction writer with an imagination.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Linnea Tanner April 20, 2021 / 2:59 pm

      Hi Shirley–Thank you for visiting and for your comprehensive review of Apollo’s Raven. The first book does have a complex plot and introduces a lot of characters that are followed throughout the series. In subsequent books in the series, I included a list of characters to help the reader keep track. What started out as a trilogy has expanded to five books. I appreciate your support.

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  8. pdoggbiker April 20, 2021 / 1:41 pm

    Hi Linnea, loved the trailer and will pursue ordering Apolo’s Raven. Enjoy the rest of your tour.

    Suzanne, thanks for hosting Linnea today.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Linnea Tanner April 20, 2021 / 2:44 pm

      Hi John–Thank you for visiting and commenting on my trailer. Some of the photos are from a photoshoot in which my granddaughter was dressed in an authentic Celtic costume of a woman warrior. Strangely, there was a crow nearby that was perched on a nearby tree during the photoshoot. Thank you for your support!

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  9. roxburkey April 20, 2021 / 7:28 am

    Susanne, so glad you are sponsoring Linnea today on your blog. Well done.

    Linnea, the detail in your historical fiction is vivid and inspiring, with the magic weaving perfect. I love this one and have book on my list. I also liked the trailer. Thank you for relaunching it.

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    • Linnea Tanner April 20, 2021 / 3:09 pm

      Hi Rox–Thank you for visiting and for commenting. I greatly appreciate your gracious comments and comprehensive review of Apollo’s Raven. After I published my 1st edition, I had my book revised based on some reviewer comments and relaunched it under another book cover that more adequately captured my vision for the entire series. It has been so much fun learning about other authors and their books during the blog tour.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Phil Stephens April 20, 2021 / 6:21 am

    Linnea, I love historical fiction (researched on reality of course) and the time period in which you wrote it. Would like to hear the motivation behind it.

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    • Linnea Tanner April 20, 2021 / 2:33 pm

      Hi Phil–Thank you for visiting and commenting. My inspiration for writing about Catrin is based on a warrior queen, Boudicca, who almost kicked Rome out of Britain when she united the British tribes to rebel against Roman rule in 60 AD. Although “Apollo’s Raven” takes place before the Roman conquest of Rome in 43 AD, Catrin is based on historical accounts on Roman accounts that Celts accepted women as military leaders and druids. Further, the series is inspired by Arthurian legends and the legacy of Cleopatra and Mark Antony whose forbidden love was a factor in their tragic downfall.

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  11. patgarcia April 20, 2021 / 5:34 am

    Hi Linnea, Hi Susanne,

    Linnea, it is good to see you on the sponsors’ blog tour. I have two of your books on my TBR list, and I’m slowly approaching one of them, which is Apollo’s Raven. I look forward to reading it.

    Susanne, thank you so much for hosting Linnea on your blog.

    Wishing you both the best for your writing careers.

    Shalom aleichem

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