Book Tours: Book Excerpt from The Escape of Princess Madeline

30 Oct

We’re hosting an excerpt from The Escape of Princess Madeline today, a YA/MG fantasy novel.

Book Excerpt

The melody continued, filled with deep emotion and beauty, that was lost on both of them as they painfully continued dancing. King Theodore twirled her in the detailed steps of the dance, pausing while they were apart and berating her when they were close.

“This is no way,” he started, “for you to behave.” Twirl and bow. “Or appear.” Step, step, and bend. “That dress was important to me, you should be wearing it.” Twirl, side step, twirl. The tempo increased, matching the speed of the quips in their argument.

“Father, don’t be silly,” she said, slightly out of breath. “It’s just a dress—I can wear it next time, in a few years, when I am ready to be married.”

“This is not a trivial matter, this is standard royal duties,” he countered.

“I will not sit down and let you decide whom I marry and what I wear.” Her teeth were starting to hurt from clenching them so hard. “This is my life.” She twirled with a grand flourish and curtsied toward her father. “This is my choice.” Feeling all eyes on her, she blushed under the scrutiny of her admirers and the cold glare of her father.

The Escape of Princess Madeline

Title: The Escape of Princess Madeline
Author: Kristin Pulioff
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Malachite Quills

The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom… a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.

Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture- her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.

Author Bio

Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in North Plains, Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.

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