Thursday, April 7, 2022

Book Tour/Giveaway - She's The One Who Can't Keep Quiet by S.R. Cronin


She's the One Who Can't Keep Quiet

(Book Five of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)

by S. R. Cronin

GENRE: Historical Fantasy




Do you know what your problem is?


Celestine, the fifth of seven sisters, is tired of hearing about hers. Father thinks she’s frivolous because she likes pretty clothes and caters to the crowds in the taverns who adore her music. Mother thinks that because she’s the most social daughter in the family, she can’t keep quiet about anything.


They’re both wrong. Celestine hides a secret she has kept for most of her life.


As the family beauty and a talented musician with a lyrical voice, she has the best prospects for marriage to a prince. When such a liaison never happens, people assume Celestine is too choosy. But even in somewhat tolerant Ilari, a daughter hates to disappoint her family. How can she tell them she’s in love with a princess instead?


Lucky for Celestine, all her sisters are obsessed with an invading army headed to their realm. Celestine would rather ignore the threat and enjoy the freedom their lack of attention gives her. But, her voice can unlock a power that may help save Ilari. And the woman she loves is determined to fight these invaders. And her family, for all their talents, seems clueless about how to motivate the masses.


Celestine knows she can inspire the citizens of Ilari to do what needs to be done. Is it time to put her inhibitions aside and use her voice to save those she cares about?





That night I dreamt. Coral insisted we all dreamt but if I did, I seldom remembered mine. But that night my mother held my hand. Firm, because she cared for me. Gentle, because I was little and she didn’t want to squeeze too hard. I knew these things in the dream. I think Olivine was on her other side.

A man stumbled in front of us. Maybe drunk. He stood up cursing her and called her a pruska. I had never heard the word. Her face went pale as he said it.

The dream ended then, or actually, it morphed into me being on the stage in K’ba except the room was huge and the crowd went so far back that I couldn’t see where it ended. Everyone booed me as I ran from the stage and as I did, I realized I was naked, too.

Then I woke up and remembered the incident with the drunken man. It, or something similar, had really happened. Afterward, later in the day and back at our house, I’d crawled onto my mother’s lap for comfort. I was maybe five, kind of old to do that, but Mom let me.

“That man called you a very bad name, Mommy, didn’t he?”

She nodded, and I saw tears forming in her eyes.

“Why does it make you sad?”

“No one has ever called me that before.” She laughed, a sharp little sound I didn’t hear often. “At least not to my face.”

“It’s okay, Mommy. I know you’re not one.”

At those words, she threw both arms around me and sobbed. I sat as still as I could until she finished. Even then, I knew people had to cry until they were done. She lifted me off her lap then like nothing had happened and she never spoke of it again.

Funny. I never asked her about it either.

Musicians hang out with all sorts, and we’re certainly no strangers to coarse language. Yet for all that, to this day, I’m not sure exactly what it means to be a pruska.




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Sherrie Cronin writes stories about people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had. She’s made a lot of stops along the way to telling these tells — living in seven cities, visiting forty-six countries, and working as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. She’s lost too many beloved cats to mention, but has acquired a husband and three children who are all doing fine, despite how odd she is.


Today she lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she writes, answers a hotline, and occasionally checks her phone for a message from Captain Picard. She still hopes to get the chance to pursue her remaining dream in life and become Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise.


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  1. Thanks so much for having me here today.

  2. Thank you for sharing about the book, it sounds great

  3. I like the cover and think the book sound good.

  4. A captivating and intriguing book which I would enjoy greatly.

  5. I agree, this does sound fantastic.

  6. I like the cover, blurb and excerpt, this sounds like an awesome book and series, a must read for me

  7. Love the cover! Oh, that blue!!!