Blog Tour: Reading Into Romance (Sacrifice, Cayla Kluver)

March 8, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Spring is in the air and HarlequinTEEN wants you to fall in love! And they have just the books to make that happen! In this epic tour, we’ll be featuring 9 authors and their amazing, toe-curlingly romantic books! Today we’re featuring Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver. 

About  Sacrifice   goodreads, | amazon |  Barnes & Nobles | Indie Bound | BookDepository

This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost.
This is a story told by two:
ALERA – Queen of a fallen kingdom, secretly in love with the enemy.
SHASELLE – Daughter of a murdered father, rebel with a cause.
One was ruler Hytanica, but now walks the razor’s edge to keep the fragile peace in her beloved homeland.
The other slips through the war-torn streets, seeking retribution for her family’s tragedy, following whispers of insurgency.
Both face choices that will separate them from those they cannot help but love. As their stories intertwine, a conspiracy ignites that may end in slavery or death—or lead to freedom anew, if only each can face what must be sacrificed. Told in part from within the castle by Alera and in part outside the walls by a new character, Shaselle, SACRIFICE showcases the final epic battle for love and freedom.

About Cayla Kluver  – goodreads,   website | twitter | facebook

With the book industry currently in a debate over print vs. digital, Cayla Kluver, born October 2, 1992 in Wisconsin, truly embodies the next generation of author. At just 19 years-old, Cayla has already published her debut novel Legacy in three different formats.

It all began with self-publication and the creation of her own publishing house (with the help of her mom, called: Forsooth Publishing) in 2008. Cayla was then offered a digital debut with Amazon (was the premier title for Amazon’s self-publishing program, Amazon Encore) in 2009. Finally in 2010 Cayla was signed to a three book publishing deal with Harlequin TEEN.
She has cats, dogs and horses, and watches more crime shows than is probably healthy.  Her office is filled with twinkly lights, candles and fun colors.  She loves Robert Louis Stevenson and the Beatles, and you can follow her on Twitter @CaylaKL, as well as join her fan page on Facebook.

My reviews of the books in this series:

NOTE: Sacrifice is the third and final book in the Legacy trilogy. THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS TO FOLLOW IF YOU’VE NOT FINISHED THE SERIES!!!! Proceed with caution. The giveaway and full tour schedule are at the end of this post.

Alera’s “Happily Ever After” — and Steldor’s, too

At the end of Sacrifice, Alera is Queen of a free Hytanica, she and Narian are together
at last, and they are looking forward to their Hytanican wedding (they’re already
married according to Cokyrian custom). As for Steldor, Alera has named him her
new Captain of the Guard. So what does the future hold for these three former
members of a complicated love triangle?

Alera and Narian will, of course, get married. But even this will not be easy for them.
They have to first overcome the resentment of the Hytanican people toward Narian
for his role in their original take-over by Cokyri. Steldor’s acceptance of Narian
will play a key role in this, as it is essential that the two men learn to work together.
Steldor will, in time, install Narian as the new Head of Hytanica’s Military Academy.
Under Narian’s leadership, and with Alera and Steldor’s support, the Academy will
open its doors to young women as well as men, offering them education and training
that was never before available to them. This will become one of many steps that will
improve the status of women and give them more choices in the new Hytanica. It will
also release men from some of the structured roles into which they have traditionally
been thrust, permitting them more choices as well.

As for Steldor, by the end of Allegiance, he has reluctantly but gracefully accepted
that Alera has the right to choose her own husband, and that she is in love with
Narian. Although it takes him a while to truly let go of her, he has reached that point
by the end of Sacrifice. In fact, as his cousin Shaselle notes at the Harvest Festival,
he seems to be showing particular attention to a young woman with voluminous
black hair, kissing her hand in farewell and watching her until she disappears into
the crowd. As Shaselle puts it, “Whether he had found a marriage prospect or a
new amusement, it was irrefutable that he had found something.” And with that
introduction, you have met Steldor’s future wife, a young woman from a neighboring
kingdom with whom he finally finds happiness.

What else is in store? Children, of course. I wonder if Alera’s fiery daughter and
Steldor’s rebellious son will develop an attraction to each other?

As for the Kingdom of Hytanica and the Empire of Cokyri, the countries eventually
achieve the blending of cultures that Alera had hoped for following the Cokyrian
takeover. But as a free Hytanica, such changes come gradually and are not forced
upon the people, and thus are more readily accepted. Why does Cokyri change? Due
to the High Priestess’ love and respect for two men: Narian, whom she views as her
son, and London, whom she has long desired to marry. While she realizes London is
lost to her, she doesn’t want to lose Narian, too. And, of course, Alera has proven to
her that strong women reside in Hytanica as well as in Cokyri.

Thanks to Harlequin Teen you have a chance to win two awesome prizes! You can win your choice of either Legacy, Allegiance, or Sacrifice and this grand prize:

 HarlequinTEEN dresses you for a romantic date with this beautiful, unique heart shaped locket! And in case it’s a chilly spring evening, don’t forget the matching beautiful Pashmina!

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Blog Tour:
Monday, March 4th – Karen Ann Hopkins and Temptation:

Wednesday, March 6th – Liz Fichera and Hooked:

Friday, March 8th – Cayla Kluver and the Legacy series:

Monday, March 11th – Aimée Carter and The Goddess Test series:

Wednesday, March 13th – Julie Kagawa and The Iron King series:

Friday, March 15th – Katie McGarry and Pushing the Limits:

Monday, March 18th – Rachel Vincent and The Soul Screamers series:

Wednesday, March 20th – Hannah Harrington and Saving June:

Friday, March 22nd – Jordan Dane and In The Arms of Stone Angels:

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