Published by Imprint on May 9, 2017
Series: Traitor's Trilogy #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Also in this series: The Traitor's Kiss
An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
Today I am super excited to have author Erin Beaty here to share some secret things we didn’t know about Sage and Mouse, two characters from her new novel The Traitor’s Kiss.
I am reading The Traitor’s Kiss right now, and I am TOTALLY LOVING IT! This is a book you are not going to want to miss. So give a warm welcome to Erin today.
Be sure to say hi to her in the comments and let me know if you are excited for this book!
Be sure to follow all the stops on The Traitor’s Kiss blog tour (schedule below) because each blog is going to have a piece of a secret message. At the end of the tour all of the secret messages will come together to create an exclusive extra passage of the story! How cool is that? My secret message is below. go find it!
Five Things You Don’t Know About Sage Fowler
- Sage’s father was raised in convent orphanage, but he’s rumored to be one of several illegitimate children of Lord John Broadmoor, which would make him the half-brother of William Broadmoor. Peter never cared enough to pursue finding out if it was true.
- Sage’s mother, Astelyn, and her Aunt Braelaura were the fraternal twin daughters of the master fletcher (arrow maker) of Garland Hill. When no other children followed, the Fletchers put all their resources toward getting their daughters high matches, making it humiliating when Astelyn ran away with the near-penniless Peter Fowler. Her parents never spoke to or of her again, though they did try to take Sage away from her father when she died, saying it was inappropriate for Peter to raise a daughter alone.
- When Sage was 11, she fell from a tree and broke her nose. Undaunted, she stuffed her nose with cotton to staunch the bleeding and climbed back up to retrieve two falcon hatchlings her father would train and later sell for a large price.
- Chamomile tea is supposed to be soothing for stomachs, but it makes Sage queasy.
- Peter Fowler frequently visited the Broadmoor family and stayed for long stretches for Sage’s sake, so she could have somewhat of a steady home and a maternal influence from her Aunt Braelaura. On many occasions the Broadmoors offered to let them stay in permanently, but Peter always refused.
Five Things You Don’t Know About “Mouse”
- Until he became a page in the army at nine years old, he was primarily raised by his mother. Outside his often-absent father, the dominant male figure in Mouse’s early life was his Aristelan grandfather, a retired cavalry officer.
- He was born in the palace in Tennegol on the eve of a week-long snow storm, which helped hide his birth from common knowledge for a full month, much to the relief of his parents.
- Mouse tells Sage he has a scar over one ear from being kicked by an injured deer while hunting with his father and cousin. What he didn’t mention was it knocked him out cold for two days. His father never left his side until he regained consciousness.
- His first horse, a gray filly, was given to him by his father when he was eight. He rode Shadow every day for a year and brought her with him to page and cavalry training. These days, Shadow’s stamina is fading, and she’s no longer his primary mount, but he still hasn’t given her up.
- Mouse speaks three languages in addition to Demoran: Reyan, Kimisar, and an obscure Aristelan mountain dialect he learned from his mother’s father.
Here is my SECRET MESSAGE (add it to the other messages you get from each of the blogs!)
While you guys are here, check out my upcoming book sale where you can get tons of YA, MG, NA and adult books for super cheap prices!
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|Guest Post: Intro to main characters with pics
|Guest Post: Top 10 Things All Spies Need
|Top 5 Reasons to read The Traitor’s Kiss
|Guest Post: Favorite & Most Challenging Scene to Write (and Why)
|Guest Post: YA “matchmaker”
|Guest Post: What gave you the inspiration for this book?
|Guest Post: Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Sage & Quinn
|Guest Post: What’s the most daring thing you would do for a mission?
|Sage Character Interview