Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Rise of a Queen by Chanta Rand {+ Giveaway}

Rise Cover3I’m delighted to be participating in author Chanta Rand’s virtual book tour for her upcoming release, RISE OF A QUEEN.

As part of the tour, Chanta is offering a special pre-order price on her book. You can pre-order now for only 99 cents. The pre-order price will end on Nov. 22. In addition, Chanta is offering a special tour-wide giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

Here’s a brief synopsis of RISE OF A QUEEN:

A dead husband. An unconsummated marriage. She needs an heir. Any man will do.
      1061 AD. A sprawling empire rich in gold, resources, and military might dominates West Africa. It’s The Kingdom of Ghana, and it’s at the height of its power.
      Twenty-year old Nabeela is grappling with her own power struggle. In order to save her younger sister from their step-brother’s clutches, Nabeela agrees to marry a repulsive African prince and bear him an heir. However, her plans are waylaid when tragedy strikes on her wedding night—her new husband dies—without consummating their marriage.
      She must find a replacement to impregnate her immediately. Any man will do—including a drunken soldier her servants find naked taking a bath in a neighboring village. Nabeela holds him captive and coerces him into having sex with her—stealing the one thing he can never get back—his seed.
      What she doesn’t know is the soldier is Rafan, Commander of a warring tribe’s royal army, and one of her family’s arch enemies. Eager for revenge, Rafan tracks her down once he’s released. But when these two reunite, they realize their lust for each other is far greater than their disdain.
      Enamored by Nabeela’s beauty and bravery, Rafan makes her an offer of marriage, and the promise to help her become queen. He convinces her that they are stronger allies than enemies. Even though they share a commitment to unite, there are others who are determined to destroy them and their plans, including the one person Nabeela would have never suspected. In the end, she’s is forced to choose between her passion and her ambition.

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RISE OF A QUEEN is available at Amazon.


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Author Chanta Rand
Chanta Jefferson Rand is an Emma Award winning Debut Author of the Year, a multi-published, best-selling author of sizzling-hot romance, and the former host of The Chanta Rand Show. An avid reader of all genres, she stepped onto the scene in 2010 with her first published historical romance, Pharaoh's Desire.  

Chanta is a history junkie, a Walking Dead fan, and a recovering shoe addict. She never met a stiletto she didn't like! If you still want more, check her out at or email her at

Remember: You can't expect any sizzle...if you don't turn up the heat! Chanta's Social Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Mailing List


This tour-wide giveaway is for a Love Under Construction 2016 Wall Calendar. The giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.

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Thanks for stopping by today during Chanta’s visit. If you have a question for Chanta, just let it in the comments. What are your thoughts on enemies that fall in love?

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  1. Any man will do? Some dude's going to get lucky. Although I bet she coulc kick his butt.
    Congratulations, Chanta.

    1. LOL I can't wait to see what will happen with this one :)

  2. What an interesting idea to combine the history aspect of this novel with the romance. And what a great setting, too. Thanks, Mason.

    1. Hi Margot! This does sound like a great story. She has done some great post on her reseach on this tour. It's been fun reading all the details :)

  3. Thanks for this captivating and fascinating feature. How talented and creative. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Congratulations Chanta.
    So many books, so little time...

  5. Congratulations to Chanta. It sounds like a very entertaining read!

  6. Thank you so much for Sharing Rise of a Queen. I can't wait to read this :)


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