Friday, July 22, 2016

The Silent Blade Blog Tour

I am so excited for today's post. I am participating in a blog tour for the release of The Silent Blade. The author, Jesseca Wheaton, is a good friend of mine and a very talented author. I am honored to have been a beta reader for her and also to have written the back cover copy for The Silent Blade. That being said, I am thrilled to say that this novel is releasing today! Congratulations, Jesseca! I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you. This is quite an accomplishment. :)
When I first saw the cover for The Silent Blade I was amazed. It looks so professional and does a splendid job of capturing the general feel of the story. Isn't it beautiful?
Jesseca Wheaton-Author

 ~Author Bio~
Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

Dromiskin, Ireland. 925 A.D.

Eira has no greater desire than to see her life returned to what it once was—before her older brother Kevin's sudden disappearance four years earlier. But the simple life she hoped for seems unattainable; on the contrary, her life is about to get all the more complicated.
When she suddenly finds herself and Willem, her twin brother, taken captive by someone who claims to be Kevin’s enemy, things go from bad to worse. It soon becomes clear that she and Willem are to become bait in a trap set for Kevin, and Eira knows she must try to warn him. But how, when she herself is a captive?
As mysteries of the past are unveiled, and loyalties are revealed, Eira realizes how precious her friends truly are. And when mortal danger threatens those nearest to her, will she be able to trust God with the lives of her friends and family?

~My Review~
Reading The Silent Blade left me in awe. From the first page to the last, the book captivated me. It held everything that I had been hoping for—and more. From sword-fighting to a hint of romance, this novel was well-written and exciting. The plot—intriguing. The characters—well formed. The setting—realistic. The whole story remained true to the time period and proved to be well researched. It transported me into ancient Ireland. The plot was well-crafted and flowed easily from one scene to the next.

One area of novels that is always crucial for me to enjoy a story is in the characters. Jesseca went above my expectations. Each of the characters are so . . . real. As I read, I got to know them. I saw into their heart and fell in love with them. They weren't made perfect, but rather with faults and little personality quirks that make reading about them so much more enjoyable. The way that they handled situations was God-honoring and refreshing.

~Summing it Up~
I am so glad that I have been able to read The Silent Blade. I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to all who enjoy reading Christian historical fiction. To celebrate its release, Jesseca is hosting a giveaway.

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Also, below is a list of other fans participating in this blog tour. To read what they have to say about this outstanding book, I encourage you to click on the links. Thank you for reading my thoughts on this wonderful novel. Now, pay a visit to Amazon and order The Silent Blade.

Wednesday, July 20th

Mikayla The Bubblegum Ballerina --Review
Blessings Counter at Counting your Blessings One by One --Author Interview
Ivy Rose at  Lakeside Publications --Review, Spotlight
Mallory Beth at Renewed by Grace --Review
Thursday, July 21st

Lydia Dyslin at Through the Wardrobe --Review
Rebekah Eddy at Rebekah’s Remarks --Review, Interview
Abigayle Allison at The Left-Handed Typist --Review, Spotlight
Friday, July 22nd (Publication Day!!)

Blessings Counter at Counting your Blessings One by One --Review
Rebekah Ashleigh at Rebekah Ashleigh --Spotlight
Amanda Tero at  With a Joyful Noise --Review, Interview, Spotlight
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a WriterReview, Spotlight
Kaitlyn K. at Prairie Gal Cookin’ --Review, Spotlight
Bethany R. at A Great God and Good Cocoa --Review, Spotlight
Deborah C. at Reading in June --Spotlight, Review
Emily at A Purpose and a Promise --Spotlight, Review

Saturday, July 23rd

Kellyn Roth at Reveries--Review, Interview
Jason McIntire at Elisha Press--Interview
Natasha H. at Looking Through my Lens --Review
Faith P. at Stories by Firefly --Review, Interview
Monday, July 25th

Jesseca Wheaton at Whimsical Writings --Blog Tour wrap-up post

Once again, Jesseca, congratulations. I loved reading The Silent Blade and I'm so thrilled for you. Thank you for allowing me to participate in the blog tour, be a beta reader for you, and write your synopsis. I'm so proud of you! Now you can finally go sit back, relax, and enjoy your accomplishment. Super job!


  1. Beautiful review, Bethany! I enjoyed your post. XD

  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful encouragement and the absolutely beautiful review, Bethany!! *hugs*
    And thank YOU for beta reading, writing the synopsis for me, and participating the the blog tour. :) You've been a wonderful encouragement to me all through e process!

    1. You're welcome! I am so thankful that I have been able to help you through the making of this novel. I'm thrilled for you and eager to aid with anything else you may need. Congratulations!

  3. Great review, Bethany! :) I enjoyed reading it. :)

  4. I would think it must be incredibly exciting to be part of a blog tour for a book you helped beta read. Congrats to not only Jessica, but also to you for your part in the book. :) I bought it and look forward to reading it soon!

    ~Aidyl from Noveltea

    1. It really was. Thank you for both buying the book and for your congratulations. I'm glad that you found my blog!

  5. I tagged you Bethany!

    1. Cool! Once more, I'll try to do it when I can. I still hope to do all the ones you've tagged me for in the past.


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