Let’s Hear It For The Women!

Please join me in a warm welcome for M.A. Donovan, my guest this afternoon. She has much to tell us, so let’s dive in!

In today’s society, women have been classified as the weaker sex, even though they hold positions of power, run businesses, bear children, and now have the opportunity to join the men on the battlefield. All throughout history, women have shown extraordinary feats and have prospered. Yes, they may not have had voting rights or been allowed into counsel with the men, but they still excelled in other ways.

The clergy respected women, realizing early on that they were intelligent and eager to learn. While their husbands, fathers, sons, and lovers went off to war, ladies of the middle ages ruled their estates and sometimes had to defend them. They managed their property, handled the finances, and raised their children on their own.

Also during this time, chivalry became widespread. It was an honor to win the heart of a special woman. Men oftentimes found themselves battling for the attentions of the same woman. This love affair raised women to the status of goddess.

In The Golden Horn, I throw a naïve princess into the very capable hands of a wordly swordsman. Alyssa is strong and tough on the outside but justfrontcover like most women, soft on the inside. She puts her people before herself and finds herself in very dangerous situations. If not for meeting Galen Hawkeye, the hero of Shandor, she would be locked up and at the whim of a deadly warlord. Can this hero keep her safe or does he have ulterior motives for protecting her?

The Golden Horn is available at amazon.com or createspace.com. Want to win a free signed copy along with a special gift from me? Enter my “Letter to a Hero” contest. Simply craft a genius letter to your special hero (can be a fictional character or a real person) and send to me at http://kariah@donovanfantasyauthor.com with “Letter to a Hero” in the subject. I’ll select a winner at the end of my virtual book tour, on or around March 1, 2013. Please make sure to include your name, mailing address, and email in your letter.

Visit M.A. Donovan online at http://www.donovanfantasyauthor.com or check out her blog at http://www.freethewriterinside.com.

Read an excerpt at http://getshorturl.com/17

Here’s the blurb from The Golden Horn:

Galen Hawkeye never wanted to be labeled a hero, but with his father’s undead army casting a shadow over the kingdom, the land needed a legend. From a very young age, he had been groomed as a warrior, so it only seemed right when he strapped on the sword, enlisted his mage friend, and ventured forth to save his people. But he never planned on demonic trackers hunting him nor the love he found with a mysterious girl who happened to be on the same quest as him. Would he be able to stop the darkness descending before it swallowed him whole?

Author Bio:

M.A. Donovan is the author of several published short stories and an article on karate. She has self-published three non-fiction books, a short story collection, and two novels. The Golden Horn is her first fantasy novel of which she has been working on for years, since twelfth grade, and has recently had professionally edited.

Donovan lives in Michigan, where she is currently working on her next novel, with her dog, Sheba. She also writes horror and thrillers under the name Shelby Patrick.

Visit her at http://www.donovanfantasyauthor.com or her blog at http://www.freethewriterinside.com. Her email address is kariah@donovanfantasyauthor. You can also find her on Facebook (ShelbyPatrickAuthor) and Twitter (@shelbypatrick).

Buy The Golden Horn here:
Print edition: http://amzn.to/WHRULe
Kindle edition: http://amzn.to/YN40FX

Want to win a free signed copy along with a special gift? Enter the “Letter to a Hero” contest. Simply craft a genius letter to your special hero (can be a fictional character or a real person) and send to Donovan at kariah@donovanfantasyauthor.com or with “Letter to a Hero” in the subject. Five winners will be selected at the end of the February virtual book tour, on or around March 1, 2013. Please make sure to include your name, mailing address, and email in your letter.

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