Spotlight on Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
oday we're excited to spotlight Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf! Read on for more about Sara and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!
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Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.
Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.
So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.
Winner takes the loser’s heart.
With the brides presented, the ceremony draws to a close, and the king and queen leave the Hall of Time, their guards leaving with them. Prince Lucien stays, though. I watch the Prince’s profile now that I’m not so nervous, the proud hawkishness of it striking. He isn’t as handsome as I first thought, not in the traditional sense, but he’s nothing if not arresting. His sharp features demand that you look, but only look gently, for fear of cutting yourself on them. It’s then I notice with some disgust I’m not the only one staring at him – practically every girl under forty in the crowd titters and coos at every sigh of his, every motion of his hand. It’s almost absurd, laughable how much attention he’s getting, but then I remember he’s the heir to the entire country. If this is his everyday life, if he’s constantly watched and simpered over to this extent, it’s no wonder he harbors such distaste for the court. It reminds me of Whisper, almost. Whisper. He’s here somewhere, isn’t he? Excitement like static runs through me at the thought he could be looking at me right now, but common sense dampens it. I’m here for the Prince, not him. I tear my eyes away from the Prince promptly; I can’t afford to act like just another girl in the crowd. Charm and Grace, however, have no compunctions about staring at him, trying to parse the lack of emotion on his face.
“Do you think he liked what I said?” Charm whimpers. Grace turns to me, face twisted. “You think you’re clever, do you?”
“No,” I purse my lips and tilt my head. “I know I’m clever.”
“I thought she was wonderful,” Charm smiles at me. Grace scoffs.
“Oh, yes, wonderful. If you think insulting our king is a form of merriment, like some drunken commoner.”
“You clearly missed the point of my riveting analogy,” I say. “Which I will forgive. Subtlety isn’t for everyone. And neither is losing gracefully.”
“You arrogant little –” Grace begins to curl her lip, but a noblewoman approaches her with a smile, engaging her in conversation. Soon more nobles cluster around her, then Charm, then I, all of them complimenting us over one another.
“However did you come up with something so witty, Lady Zera?” A lady fans herself.
“Did you see how hard the king laughed?” A nobleman shakes his head. “I haven’t seen him so amused in, well, decades! Not since the princess died.”
“Princess?” I ask. The nobleman lowers his voice.
“Were you not told? Princess Varia died five years past, now.” “That’s awful. How did she pass?”
The nobles look to each other before the nobleman leans in to me to whisper, “Heartless, milady. She was touring the provinces when a band of them ripped her entourage to shreds. It was a great tragedy. We mourned for months. The king never stopped, I think. He used to be so full of life, and yet that all faded when Princess Varia died. She’d always been his favorite.
Bring Me Their Hearts
By: Sara Wolf
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Two winners will receive a hardcover copy of Bring Me Their Hearts (US only).
Bring me their Hearts sounds so amazing! It sounds like a take on Snow White. I can't wait for it. And that cover! It's absolutely stunning!