Sunday, March 2, 2014

Missing Royal Blog Tour & Review

Title: Missing Royal
Author: Konstanz Silverbow         
Genre: YA Romance

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

One princess destroyed the world. One princess must save it. 

When she was little she wished to be a princess. Now as a teenager she just wishes she fit in. But Shanice doesn't feel like she belongs, she never has.

When her parents tell her she is the last known princess from another world, it all makes sense. A world full of magic in place of technology. One where she is more than just royalty, she is their last chance to stop the one who is bent on destroying it. Mendina. 

But she can't do it alone, first she must find the other missing royals. In her quest, Shanice will be forced to choose between the course prophecy set for her, and the one that leads to the man her heart belongs to.

My Review: I fell in love with the cover of Missing Royal long before I knew the story behind it. This cover drew me in and made me want to know the story that lied in wait behind it. Now I have the story and understand how the cover ties in and I was not disappointed at all. Everything about this story is so very interesting an unique. I don't want to give any of the story away as I want to keep it locked up tight  inside of my heart forever but, where would the fun in that be. I will tell you that every word, character, and scene was so completely vivid that it was as if I lived inside Missing Royal and had been there my whole life. I will not soon forget this story. Konstanz Silverbow as written an amazing awe inspiring book that has captured my heart. I am not sure where the Finding Gold series will take me next but I am ready for the adventure to begin! 
Excerpt One:
We don’t race like usual. No games or laughing. Just silence as we ride through the trees and towards the gate. The one place I've always wanted to go. The one place I wish I was never going. The one place I can’t avoid.
We arrive at the gate far too soon. I begin shaking. My hands tremble as I fidget with the reins. My entire body is tense. I’m not sure what terrifies me the most about this whole scenario but one thing I know for sure, this is real.
It isn't a joke set up by my parents. This isn't just a dream that’s about to end. Tears well up in my eyes once more as I finally let the truth sink in – I’m leaving everything I've ever known and never coming back.
Everything I know is behind me. And all that lies ahead is a life I’m not ready for. People wait for me because they love me, they claim me as their own but I do not know them. It’s like my whole life is walking along a cliff. One more surprise, one last push and I’ll go over.
I don’t know who I am anymore. I don’t know much of anything. I’m walking into the unknown with someone I thought I knew, but don’t really know at all. Each haunting thought fills me as we approach the gate. So desperately I long to turn around and run now while I still can.
“My dear Shanice, please be comforted and know that you are being watched over. No harm will befall you at this time. Feel peace, my daughter.” The haunting voice of my mother, the one who beckons me, overcomes my senses. And where it terrified me before, now her voice is soft and comforting.
I feel the peace she wishes me to and as scared as I am, as much as I don’t want to go, I make it to the gate and continue walking as it opens with one loud squeal. Valentino allows me to enter first. Perhaps he can feel how much I feel like running right now and knows I won’t make it through on my own.
But I nudge Star forward, sobbing uncontrollably. Five steps in and I pull on the reins. I turn around in the saddle and watch the gate close. More racking sobs overtake me as my past is closed behind me by a hauntingly beautiful gate. 


Author Bio:

Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something  she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn't stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion.

During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle."

Young adult fantasy, paranormal with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!


1 comment:

  1. First, thank you so much for being a part of the tour! Second, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for that amazing review! <3 I am so glad you enjoyed the book!! <3 <3

    ~ Konstanz Silverbow