Today marks the official kickoff of the Disenchanted Book Tour presented by Storytellers On Tour, and we’ve got a great lineup helping us spotlight this incredible Dark Historical Fantasy tale! Disenchanted is Brianna Sugalski’s recently released fairytale-esque debut novel, book one in her Disenchanted series. I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading this book, and I absolutely adored it. Rather than reposting my review, I’d like to present a spotlight, and invite you all to give this consuming story a try!
You can read my review of Disenchanted here.
We’ve enlisted the help of a group of wonderful and talented bloggers, vloggers, and Bookstagrammers to help us feature Disenchanted. This is what we have going on, so make sure to check out each and everyone one throughout the week for some brilliant content, including reviews, spotlights, interviews, and more.
MAY 3RD–THE WELCOMING
Whispers & Wonder
The Paperback Voyager
Leah’s Books and Cooks
Jorie Loves A Story
It’s a Novel Life
Sometimes Leelynn Reads
MAY 9TH–THE ENCORE
For more about this tour visit Storytellers On Tour.
SERIES: Disenchanted (#1)
PUBLISHED: March 10, 2020 by The Parliament House
GENRE: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents’ castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst… Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever.
Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger—and unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest—she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch.
This is the story of a cursed princess,
A crestfallen killer,
The town that wants them to burn,
And the witch that can save them both.
With an education in Mass Communication—and an engrossment in all that is curious and bewitching—Brianna Sugalski is an author and blogger. Previously, she was a staff contributor for Lifestyle & Fashion online magazine, Sarah Scoop, and also served as Copy Editor and Editor-In-Chief at her school publications.
Brianna was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, but now travels the country every few years with her husband and children. She admires the luminaries of the Victorian Era; growing up reading period literature has inspired her to paint vibrant settings of nature and narratives that readers will hopefully enjoy.
Ultimately, she aspires to make her own readers laugh, to challenge their perspectives and to help them discover the magical meaning of their own powers within.
The Beginning of the End
Forêt de Brocéliande, 1532
Laurent Beaulieu knew the trees here were accustomed to keeping secrets. He was well aware that even if the rendezvous did not go unnoticed, he had little to fret about. Had a human or creature seen, he’d easily finish them off; lately he preferred to keep violence at a minimum, but he’d do anything necessary to keep others from knowing he had agreed to a conference on human terms. Fortunately, even the most dauntless mortals typically avoided the woods after dusk.
Still, he couldn’t quite shake the apprehension presaging him.
The fog of early twilight had rolled in, nestling among the dense foliage. Laurent pivoted, easily spotting the thin request that he’d agreed to converge under the cover of dusk, unbeknownst to the sleepy kingdom beyond.
The unlikely pair met at the edge of a hillside glade overlooking a coniferous expanse of green—the sprawling High Forest, the western half of Brocéliande. Behind them, beyond the moors, a blood-red sun spilled duly into the Celtic Sea.
Laurent ran his tongue smoothly over his teeth, careful to keep his distance as the woman began to speak. She’d made no waste of time; his face fell as he listened to her ludicrous proposal, shifting in the shadows to avoid even the faintest rays of dwindling sunset. When she was finished, he could only stare.
“Well?” The woman glowered at him with tight-lipped fury.
“What are you asking me to do?” Thick vulcan brows knitted together above his deep-set eyes. His attempted whisper did little to mute the disbelief fraying his voice. He’d simply misheard her the first time.
He had to have.
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That’s all I got for ya! Be sure to keep an eye on the official Disenchanted tour page over at Storytellers On Tour (https://storytellersontour.online/2020/04/08/tour-schedule-disenchanted-by-brianna-sugalski/) to see what the other Bloggers, Vloggers, and Bookstagrammers have to say!