Tuesday, March 25, 2014


We're excited to introduce you to Author Donna Cook, 
who came to us by way of Goddess Fish Promotions.
The tour is over now, however, I really did't want
to pass up a chance to promote Ms. Cook's novel.
I haven't read the book yet, however, the excerpt alone
got me super intrigued…I hope it does the same 
for you.  Even though the giveaways are over 
I encourage you to take a look at the links below
and give Gift of the Phoenix a chance too.
Thx for supporting, as always, please
leave comment so we know you were 


When three strangers are brought together by three mysterious stones and the discovery of a common enemy, they must fight to keep the magic of the Phoenix out of dangerous hands before their world is destroyed forever. But uniting will not be easy for Nicolai, the simple peasant with a powerful secret; Marcellus, the warrior prince who’s no longer heir to the throne; and Corren, a gifted wizard whose ambitions threaten to ruin them all. Full of magic, mystery, and a touch of romance, Gift of the Phoenix is an epic fantasy that takes the reader deep into the heart of a wondrous world and the three men destined to defend it.


The man’s eyes narrowed and he leaned in. “Have you ever seen the waters swallow an island?” 

“What?” Nicolai asked.

He pointed to what Nicolai knew to be the Pearl and Crescent Islands, only a few miles out from the coast. They were uninhabitable rock for the most part, notable only because one island was shaped like a crescent moon while the other circular shaped island sat within its gulf. Only Nicolai didn’t see two islands. He saw only the crescent-shaped island. 

“What happened?” Nicolai asked. 

“I’ll tell you what happened. The Pearl is gone! Sank right into the sea it did!”

Nicolai tried to imagine an island in the cove of Crescent Island’s bay, then tried to imagine that island sinking into the sea. 

“My brother says a monster ate it!” the little girl said. 

Her mother hushed her. “Don’t listen to his tales.”

“It was an earthquake,” the first man said kindly, bending his reddened face down to her. He put his hands together and slid them back and forth. “The earth shook under the water and made the water come sloshing up over the edge. Just like shaking a cup.” She looked at him skeptically. Nicolai gathered she thought a monster sounded more credible.

“It wasn’t a monster,” said a frail voice. They all looked around to see a withered woman resting on a bench next to the wall. “It wasn’t an earthquake either. What took that island was the same thing that made it.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Donna Cook is an Arizona native transplanted to Boise, Idaho, where she is delighting in the change of scenery. When she’s not writing she spends her time chasing the kids, exploring delicious eateries downtown, and dancing with her talented husband. Her epic fantasy adventure, Gift of the Phoenix has won several awards, including Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Awards, and Notable Read in the Shelf Unbound/Half Price Books Indie Book of the Year competition. She’s currently working on the sequel to Gift of the Phoenix.


Website: http://giftofthephoenix.com/

Blog: http://donnacookauthor.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonnaCookAuthor

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

Amazon buy page:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ERRF5I


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning my book on your blog. I appreciate your enthusiasm! If you get a chance to read it I'd love to hear what you thought. :-) Happy Wednesday.

    1. I'm putting it on my tbr pile…you know what a challenge it is to find time to read when you're busy writing your own series..I usually do all my reading in summer now, that's when I take a break and sit out in the sun..it was my pleasure to host you today…looks like I already had a follower come and share on their google..so well done you!