Wind’s Aria by Tessa Stockton
ABOUT THE BOOK
Welcome to my blog! I’m excited to present Tessa Stockton’s new book Wind’s Aria.
Book Summary: Elected as the Songstress, Aria takes her place on the sacred platform to sing before every dawn. As long as she does so, peace and abundant life belong to her people. One morning, amidst a strange wind that brings with it a curse in its eerie howl, Aria loses her ability to make music. But the encroaching death that transpires isn’t her biggest tragedy. It’s that she adores the cause of her blunder, for he’s a magnificent winged creature who’s stolen more than her voice.
Aria’s people “looked to her for the favorable blessings of the Sacred Flower. She was the Songstress, the chosen communicator of the Sacred One.” Every morning she would make the trek to perform her duty for the people, but one morning she was distracted by another force which caused the sun to disappear and her people to despair. The force was a magnificent winged creature doing the work of the ill-fated, but who was falling in love with Aria. Will they be able to beat the forces that keep them apart?
Ms. Stockton’s fantasy is refreshing and I enjoyed the sweet romance between the characters. This is a story that makes you want to read more to see how it ends.
Thank you to Ms. Stockton and Goddess Fish Promotions for giving me the opportunity to host and review Wind’s Aria.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A veteran of the performing arts and worldwide missions, Tessa Stockton also contributed as a writer/editor for ministry publications, ghostwriter for political content, and she headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Today she writes romance and intrigue novels in a variety of genres. In addition to her fantasy romance, WIND’S ARIA, she’s the author of suspense/thriller, THE UNSPEAKABLE, political intrigue/romance, THE UNFORGIVABLE, and a literary short story, LOVE AND LULL, with more in the works.
You can find out more about Tessa and her other books at www.TessaStockton.com , tweet her at https://twitter.com/TessaStockton or friend her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tessastockton.
“Who are you?”
He pushed further back into the shadows as she strode closer. “Someone you need not know.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
When he didn’t answer, she sighed.
“What a strange, terrible day,” she mumbled. “Well, at least tell me your name . . .”
He stood, speechless, knowing he shouldn’t be there at all—conversing with a Meleyan—especially not their musical deliverer that he was set to doom the day after tomorrow.
A peculiar grumbling interrupted her insistence, to his relief.
“Sorry.” She patted her stomach. He could see, even in the blackened night, how her face turned a deeper shade of red than her hair. “I’ve forgotten to eat. I guess I’m hungrier than I realized.”
He plucked an apple from the tree he’d nearly become a part of and held it out to her. The girl approached tentatively. She reached for the fruit but recoiled when her fingers brushed his.
“Is touching me so horrible?” he asked.
Her jaw dropped open and her delicate brow furrowed. She inclined her head. “It . . . hurt.”
“How?” he asked, for her fingers felt good to him, soothing. Warm. He wanted to try again.
“I don’t know how to explain . . .”
“Hum.” Unsatisfied with the answer, he tossed the apple to her and watched as she crunched her teeth into it.
14 thoughts on “Wind’s Aria by Tessa Stockton”
Thank you, all, for your comments!
I keep thinking what a huge responsibility Aria had.
Thanks for the review and excerpt.
Thanks for the review!
I think sweet romances are the best romances. I’m in need of a sweet romance 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Running away with my imagination and not having any “rules” to have to break. That’s what I love most about fantasy. : ) Thanks for asking, Ami.
This book will go on my TBB list. The writing sounds so lyrical from the reviews.
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A lovely review, indeed!
Sharon, thank you for the guest spot on your blog, for taking the time to read Wind’s Aria, and for your review. I love that you’ve described the story as “refreshing.” Makes this author’s heart warm. Thank you so much!
I found your prose very poetic and a joy to read. I’m looking forward to reading your other novels. Good luck with the rest of your tour!
Thanks, Sharon. : )
A really lovely review. Sounds like a fantasy love story.
Thank you for hosting today.