Monday, September 23, 2013

Goddess Tithe by Anne Elisabeth Stengl Cover Reveal With Giveaway

The Vengeful Goddess
Demands Her Tithe

When a stowaway is discovered aboard the merchant ship Kulap Kanya, Munny, a cabin boy on his first voyage, knows what must be done. All stowaways are sacrificed to Risafeth, the evil goddess of the sea. Such is her right, and the Kulap Kanya's only hope to return safely home.
Yet, to the horror of his crew, Captain Sunan vows to protect the stowaway, a foreigner in clown's garb. A curse falls upon the ship and all who sail with her, for Risafeth will stop at nothing to claim her tithe.
Will Munny find the courage to trust his captain and to protect the strange clown who has become his friend?

I won't keep you in suspense. Here's the gorgeous cover...........

I love how it still "matches" the other covers in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series, but it's completely different at the same time.

When I heard that it wouldn't be until the Spring of 2014 that I'd get to read another installment in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series, I was battling some major disappointment. My very understanding husband let me know that it wasn't even a year away. ;) He may not understand my love of books, but he's never complained! He sweetly lets me get carried away in the land of books.

It was the announcement of Goddess Tithe that pulled me through, though. It will be the first novella of Goldstone Wood. You may not realize that in addition to having an amazing talent at writing, Anne Elisabeth also has the ability to draw *beautifully*. It just doesn't seem fair, does it?! ;)

The Goddess Tithe will also be Anne Elisabeth's first illustrated novel, which I'm delighted to hear! There are 8 full page illustrations throughout the book. To give you a peek:

I can't wait!!

About Anne Elisabeth:

Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a kindle of kitties, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and practices piano, painting, and pastry baking. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. She is the author of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, including Heartless, Veiled Rose, Moonblood, Starflower, and Dragonwitch. Heartless and Veiled Rose have each been honored with a Christy Award, and Starflower was voted winner of the 2013 Clive Staples Award.


Anne Elisabeth is offering two proof copies of Goddess Tithe as prizes! U.S. and Canada only, please.

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  1. It's going to be illustrated too? Cool. In general, I'm not crazy about illustrations in books, but Mrs. Stengl has yet to disappoint me, so I'll be looking forward to seeing how the illustrations look.

  2. I didn't realize she was an artist! Can't wait to get the book. I know the other books in the series aren't illustrated, but I'm wondering if she's done any illustrations for them that we could see somewhere?
    BTW, for those who are interested, my blog is featuring her new book, too. Head over to to read an excerpt!

    1. Hello Annie! If you go to Anne Elisabeth's blog, then click on the individual books, you will find that each book has its own page, with illustrations and fan art and fun stuff. Dragonwitch and Shadow Hand even have "characters you will meet" pages. It's fun stuff! (And yes, I'm her mother AND a Goldstone Wood fanatic) :-D

  3. I still have two of the books left to read before Shadowhand comes out, so hopefully that can tide me over until it releases. Can't wait to get to this novella as well!