Where I Stand is now available on Amazon! Even better, it's available on Kindle for $.99 until this Sunday!
Alynn, Lukas, and all your other favorite characters are coming back with a bang! Alynn receives word that her beloved little brother Tarin might still be alive. However, there's a few small problems with her plan to find him. The great Norse parliament of Althing is being held on St. Anne's Cleft, and thanks to it, Alynn can't leave the island. Worse, the bloodthirsty tribe of Darsidia is making its way across the Scottish coast, raiding and kidnapping and getting ever closer to the town Tarin's in.
A local author mentioned that, in Where the Clouds Catch Fire, he wanted to see more relationship development between Alynn and Drostan. Of course he did. I read his book--well, part of it--things got a bit steamy for me. But for those of you readers who like a good old-fashioned courtship, the sort where chivalry is alive and well, you'll enjoy the romantic bit.
There are some new characters, too. Alva is the kind but eccentric woman of cures, credited with saving Drostan's life once. Alynn's best friend is Maggie McKenzie, a Scottish girl with fiery red curls to match her personality. Althing brings with it a host of new faces, like Nokkvi Hrodolfson of Darsidia and Einar Shattersword, a good friend of Lukas's.
Oh, and we can't forget about the inner demons. There's plenty of those, too.
Jen Brown, a lecturer from the University of Iowa read and reviewed Where I Stand, and her feedback was overwhelmingly positive. She reviewed the book, saying, "I really love the care and attention Piazza puts into making the reader feel like they're sitting by the fire in a monastery's refectory, or galloping over the grassy hills to Althing, where you can practically smell the rain and hear the clang of swords. I also deeply appreciate the fact that, for both Alynn and her mother, the scars of the past have present consequences, and a nice amount of the story is devoted to the long, hard healing process after the events of Book 1....Piazza pays off all the conflicts with highly satisfying conclusions. Where I Stand is a good read, a good message, and a good book."
I hope that you enjoy reading Where I Stand just as much as Jen did. You can read it for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited account, or buy it HERE. And there's also a paperback version, which is eligible for Prime shipping.
Once you've read Where I Stand, do me a huge favor and leave a review. Preferably a five-star one, but hey, I'll settle for four. But seriously, I need your help. I'm currently at #34 in the Children's Medieval Fiction Books category, and my goal is to break the top 5.
Thank you so much for your help, and God bless!
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.