Monday, July 13, 2015

Excerpt & Giveaway - Snow in July by Kim Iverson Headlee


Snow in July

by Kim Iverson Headlee 



Commanded to marry by William the Conqueror, and facing shattered oaths and a ravening evil power determined to overthrow the new king, Alain and Kendra face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance.



A young woman was standing on the staircase’s top landing as Alain approached. No, he amended, feeling his eyes widen and his blood heat, a goddess. The suggestive clinging of her grayish-blue gown made him forget his blasphemous lapse. 

He shifted from foot to foot to mask his reaction. Her ashblonde curls, creamy complexion, and alluring curves conquered his fear of failure. As his heart thrummed its praises of her beauty, he vowed to protect this lady unto the ends of the earth. 

But he tempered his lauds with a petition for wisdom, for he needed to ascertain her heart. Experience had taught him the folly of loving a beautiful but title-hungry woman like Marie. 

Yet sorrow enveloped this lady like a shroud. The slope of her delicately boned shoulders, the tilt of her petite chin, the hooded reserve of her slate-blue eyes, the slight pout of her full lips all sang the same dirge.

Blessed Virgin, could I be the cause of her misery? Please, let it not be so! 

He wanted nothing more than to gather her into his arms and kiss those lips until their song transformed from sorrow to joy. 

Their gazes met. Her look, a cross between appreciation and reprimand, made him remember his “station,” and he looked down.


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet. 

Kim is a Seattle native (when she used to live in the Metro DC area, she loved telling people she was from "the other Washington") and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim's novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband's ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia. 

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon's Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her new imprint, Pendragon Cove Press.




Kim Iverson Headlee will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE


  1. Thank you for hosting Snow in July on your blog today!
    Kim Headlee
    Stories make us greater.

  2. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  4. You're very welcome, everyone! And I have a different excerpt posted on my blog. :)

  5. Great post - I enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Great excerpt, sounds interesting. Entering under the name of Virginia

  7. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Thank you all, and good luck in the giveaway! :)

  9. i enjoyed reading the excerpt..;cool cover