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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

She’s the One Who Thinks Too Much by S.R. Cronin - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host S. R. Cronin and her new book, “She’s the One Who Thinks Too Much”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture, which takes you directly to the Amazon Book Sale Page.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with S. R. and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

She’s the One Who Thinks Too Much
(Book One of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)
by S. R. Cronin


GENRE: Historical Fantasy



It’s the 1200’s, and the small realm of Ilari has had peace and prosperity for generations. That doesn’t mean everyone is happy, however.

Ryalgar, a spinster farm girl and the oldest of seven, has always preferred her studies to flirtation, yet even she finally meets her prince. Or so she thinks, until she discovers he’s already betrothed. Embarrassed, she flees her family’s farm to join the Velka, the mysterious women of the forest known for their magical powers and for living apart from men.

As a Velka, she develops her telekinesis and learns she has a talent for analyzing information. Both are going to come in handy. For she’s continued to meet her prince at the forest’s edge, thinking being his mistress isn’t such a bad deal. Then she learns more about his princely assignment. He’s tasked with training the army of Ilari to repel the feared Mongol horseman who’ve been moving eastward for years, killing all in their path. And, her prince is willing to sacrifice the outer farmlands where she grew up to these invaders, if he has to.

Ryalgar isn’t about to let that happen.

She’s got the Velka behind her now, as well as a multitude of university intellectuals, a family of tough farmers, and six sisters each with her own unique personality and talents.

Can Ryalgar organize all that into a resistance that will stop the Mongols? She thinks she can.



An odd expression passed over the older woman’s face but she only said “How can I help you today?”

Out came the story of my handsome prince and my fear that my growing affections wouldn’t be returned and I’d emerge as an even more pronounced failure for my family. The Velka woman was easy to talk to, so I told her everything, more than I’d told my sisters or the few girlfriends I’d stayed in touch with and certainly more than I’d told my parents. I saw out of the corner of my eye that another had arrived and taken over handling the customers.

“It’s to your credit that you don’t ask me for a potion to make sure he falls in love with you, instead.”

“You have such a thing?”

“Of course not. Would you buy it if we did?”

“Of course not. Who wants a man who’s obtained like that?”

“No sensible woman.” The Velka laughed. “The best I can do for you is to offer something that will dull your own emotions, making you less receptive to his allure. I don’t recommend it, though, because it will dull all your feelings. Grief, joy, fear. You need these to experience life.”

“Maybe I could purchase a bit of it? For emergencies?”

She laughed again and her laugh was warm, too. “Unfortunately it’s slow to act and slow to leave, so it’s not something you pop into your mouth when you’re in a predicament. I can give it to you as a powder. Perhaps having a little of it tucked in your pocket will make you feel stronger when you go to the mountains with your prince.”

I thanked her and made the purchase, checking to see how much money I had left to buy the items my mother was expecting me to bring home.

“Don’t be so quick to use this potion,” she cautioned. “You don’t yet know this prince’s mind, do you?”



Sherrie Roth is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels.  She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.



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S. R. will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Sherrie ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your fabulous new book and your exciting new book series!! I can't wait to read and review this book in November! Wishing you good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Hi Ally. Thanks for hosting me. It is always a pleasure to be here on your blog. I do love the way you take information and make it pop off the page!

  3. This sounds like an exciting book and series, thank you for sharing your book and author details and for offering a giveaway