It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day two of Kris Tualla's blog tour- Learn all about Kris Tualla's Characters- Nicolas & Sydney ...*Contest*



My Beloved Nicolas and Sydney.

It happened on a damp April day, 1819, in the Missouri Territory.

When I first met Nicolas Reidar Hansen, I was struck by his size: six-four and two-fifty of solid muscle. Then he looked at me and I saw his beauty. Classic Nordic features, long hair the color of sunlit straw, and intense navy blue eyes. When he spoke, it felt like thunder on a bright autumn day.

But something was missing. Life. I soon realized that the death of his wife six years earlier, had effectively killed him as well. Nicolas believed his one and only chance at true love died with her.

On that chilly day, Nicolas had just rescued a badly injured woman on his property. His intent was to get her out of his house as quickly as possible, before her presence disrupted the carefully arranged details of his world; details which kept him numbed to the pain caused by all he had lost.

But circumstances made that impossible. She was going to have to stay a while - and it wasn't in her nature to stay quietly. Every challenge, every glance, every laugh, and every touch stirred parts of Nicolas that had long laid dormant. Slowly, he opened himself to her. He began to see possibilities. He began to feel again. He began to hope.

Her situation, as it turned out, was much worse than his. But she challenged him even so: did he have the courage to live his life?

The love of a strong woman makes a man. And it remakes a broken one. Nicolas grows over three volumes to be more than he ever would have been, more than he ever dreamt he could be. Into the man he was destined to be: a true hero in every sense of the word.

And all because a strong woman loved him. Sydney.

Sydney had her own multitude of problems to deal with. The first was to figure out what happened to her. When I met her, she had no idea. Nor did she know where she came from or where she belonged. And the most puzzling: why didn't anyone come looking for her?

The second problem was embodied in her handsome host. She was pulled to him like a magnet to metal. She caught glimpses of the man buried inside and she ached for him. She wanted him. He roused her in ways she knew no other man ever had.

But there was a ridge on Sydney's finger suggesting she wore a ring. Might she be married? Was she beaten and robbed? Or was something much more sinister the cause of her trauma?

When the horrible truth came out, she wanted to die.

But she didn't. Instead, she determinedly created a new life. With a man who allowed her to be strong, creative, and opinionated. Whose masculinity wasn't threatened by her capabilities. Who loved her completely.

Three years. Two continents. The choices life throws at us can be - unexpected.

*Contest*
Remember: For every 10 people who comment here, I will give away one free e-copy of A Woman of Choice - the beginning of the trilogy. And, yes. Commenter #11 warrants 2 copies! Comment #21? I'll give away three.

A Woman of Choice (September 2010 /
Goodnight Publishing)
A Prince of Norway (November 2010 /
Goodnight Publishing)
A Matter of Principle (January 2011) /
Goodnight Publishing)

Watch the trailers here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ktualla

Tomorrow: The true story behind "A Prince of Norway."

To Purchase Kris Tualla's books click on the link below-http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/22944


CONTACT Kris Tualla:
http://www.kristualla.com/
http://kristualla.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/KrisTualla


*Contest winners will be posted DAILY in the WINNERS BOX*

Norway is the new Scotland. ~


35 comments:

Brenna Ash said...

Hi Kris,
I enjoyed reading this! It sounds great!

Audrey said...

It sounds really great!
Funny how few people comment when they see they won't be the winners
(Might also be the time change... it's not that late in the states yet)
Good luck everybody ^^

Eliza Knight said...

He sounds like a dream...sigh...

Tabitha Shay said...

This sounds very good...Enjoyed the excerpt...Good luck...

hotcha12 said...

HI CHRIS! AM I TOO LATE FOR OU CONTEST?

Chicks of Characterization said...

@Hotcha12- Nope its not to late! The contest winners for DAY TWO will not be announced until tomorrow morning. So you have until midnight tonight EST- 1/25/11(In the states)So leave a comment for your chance to win!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Judy said...

Your books look very good. I enjoyed reading about the characters. They both sound like strong characters!!

sable hunter said...

This looks like my kind of book. I will certainly check it out. If one man is good - three has to be great! Right?
Sable Hunter

Sky Purington said...

This sounds like a fabulous read, Kris. Wishing you many, many sales!!!

tympest said...

Looking way forward to reading this series. Nicolas and Sydney sound amazing.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Kris, I have WOMAN OF CHOICE, so don't enter me in that part of the give away. Dreamy hero,by the way. And I'm certainly up for any of your other releases.

caroline@carolineclemmons.com

Brenda Whiteside said...

Fascinating. You've hooked me.

Linda Banche said...

Sigh. Nicolas sounds wonderful.

lindabanche@comcast.net

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Kris this sounds amazing!!! Count me in :) There aren't enough books staged in my neck of the woods, lol

-Brandy
www.brandyzbooks.blogspot.com

Kayelle Allen said...

Kris, what a smart way to get readers to find out more about your books! Not entering your contest, but had to come see more about the books. This sounds like a wonderful read.

Sandy said...

You don't need to enter me in the contest, but I do want to tell you that Nicolas and Sydney sound great.

I can see a number of directions for these characters.

Dana said...

I just got "Woman of Choice", book 1 in the trilogy. I barely had time to read the first chapter, and I love Nicholas and Sydney, too! Sydney, with her mysterious and haunting past, is a classic heroine, and Nicholas, the descendant of Vikings, with "long hair the color of sunlit straw..." well, need I say more?

Danielle Gorman said...

I really want to read thses. They look so good.

iqb99@yahoo.com

Venus said...

Loved that love of a good woman statement :-)

Venus

Riley said...

Hey Kris! I missed your last couple of blogs, but I'm here, catching up! :) Great interview, as always.

Angela Johnson said...

Kris, you hooked me with that wonderful introduction to Nicholas and Sydney. A tortured hero, and a woman with a mysterious past . . . . love it.

hotcha12 said...

not sure what day it is as I LOVE purple but it's too dark to see but I LOVE THE COVERS!!

hotcha12 said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH THREE MEN? PURRRRRRRR HUBBA HUBBA DING DING!

THANKS CHRIS! AND HI SABLE!

Anonymous said...

Definently can't wait to read!!!Sounds like a awesome series.

sjwaters2007@yahoo.com

LORETTA CANTON said...

Sounds like a good read, I like stories about a man who still loves hisa dead wife.

loretta

lbcanton@verizon.net

Colleen said...

This looks like a great story!

Kris Tualla said...

Wow - thanks everyone! I do hope you'll risk the cost of a Starbucks coffee on my e-books. Remember - the free Kindle app works everywhere.

And if you like them - TELL THE WORLD! :)

Kris

Mindy said...

Hi Kris :)
I LOVE the background for Nicolas and Sydney's characters. It makes a book more interesting to me to know the characters backgrounds and past. The book sounds real good (another book on my TBG pile).

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

Audra said...

I think your story is awesome- thanks for the excerpt.

hotcha12 said...

I HAVE 5.15 ON VISA TO SPEND!! LOL

hotcha12 said...

back again in hopes I WIN, PRINCE OF NORWAY!

hotcha12 said...

STARS! I CAN'T BELIEVE I WON DAY 3!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

hotcha12 said...

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! PASSING GOOD VIBES ON!

hotcha12 said...

I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED TO WIN! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! CONGRATS JUDY AND GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

hotcha12 said...

HEARTS AND CHOCOLATES TO ALL!

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