Blog Tour – Happy New Year!

UPDATE:  Amy S. won the ARC of FATED from commenting on my blog.  Congratulations, Amy!  The winner of the ARC from the over-all blog hop is Judy Cox.  Congrats!
Welcome to the blog hop!  If you’ve stumbled here by accident…hop on back to the beginning.  If you’ve been cruising along, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the stories.  Here’s mine:
They’d saved the universe.  Not a bad day for a princess on the run and the dethroned king of a dimension she’d never heard of. 
Kendra clinked her glass against his, thrilled beyond belief about the couple kissing next to her.  They’d be all right…tonight they’d get busy and create the child who would go beyond quantum physics and disprove the big bang theory.  Saving all worlds in the process.
 I didn’t think we’d make it,” Mal telepathed into her head, his dark gaze appraising and his smile remaining in place for any spectators.

I told you we’d succeed,” she thought back, the cheering crowd energizing her.

His smile slipped.  “The woman…she’s stubborn.”

The woman?”  Kendra ground her teeth together.  “You mean the schmuck who couldn’t commit was stubborn.”

Schmuck?”  Mal took a sip of his champagne, surveying the room.  “I do hope you drop this world’s colloquiums when we move on.”

We?”  Oh no he hadn’t.  One night together, no matter how spectacular, didn’t create a partnership.  Of any kind.  “There’s no we, king.  We’re done.”

His dark eyebrow rose.  “Wrong.  We’re just getting started.” 

Happy New Years everybody!  May 2011 bring you great health and much happiness!

So…I’m giving away a signed ARC of FATED to someone completing the entire blog hop AND…I’ll give away an ARC to one person who comments on my blog.  (I’ll draw the name of a winner in a couple of days).  Here’s the question to answer:  Why did the King get exhiled?

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50 thoughts on “Blog Tour – Happy New Year!”

  1. Carol L says:

    Thanks for participating Rebecca. Happy New Years.
    Carol L

  2. connie black says:

    Maybe his tongue isn’t as good as he thinks it is!

  3. Em Woods says:

    Mal’s twin brother is part of the coalition to destroy the outlying kingdoms. He has Mal thrown out by his guard and takes his place as king. Mal knows the only person who can help is his long-time nemesis, Kendra. Together, they strive to right the balance and return Mal to his rightful place.

    Great snippet! 🙂

  4. that was a unique take 🙂 Nice!

  5. Lisa J says:

    The military staged a coup and his family was thrown out of power. The people were still staging revolts ain his name nd rather than make him a martyr, they exiled him. He needed the princess to consolidate his position and his power.

  6. Linda Taylor says:

    Loved the tour, Happy New Year, have a very happy *2011*

  7. Linda Taylor says:

    Love books from other worlds. Keep them coming.

  8. Denise Tobar akak Darkreader says:

    He was dethroned! Happy 2011!

  9. Denise Tobar aka Darkreader says:

    He was dethroned. Happy 2011!

  10. Denise Tobar aka Darkreader says:

    He was dethroned. Happy 2011!!

  11. Rebecca Booth says:

    A Rocking New Year 2011!

  12. Judy Cox says:

    That was very interesting. A different take on the picture, going to the other couple.

    I guess maybe he was dethroned for running off with the princess!!!

  13. Drea Becraft says:

    Well if I was writing it would be because he saved an innocent man from death that the counsel didn’t agree with him on. But that is just me lol. I love your site by the way!


  14. sue brandes says:

    Really enjoyed that. Happy New Year.

  15. Susan C. says:

    Nice! I liked the scifi/fantasy touch, one of my favorite genres.

  16. nosogirl says:

    that’s an interesting take on it…and quite a bit different from the previous ones. happy new year!

  17. nosogirl says:

    definitely a different take than the previous author blogs! happy new year!

  18. manda903 says:

    The King got exiled because he wanted equality for all and his enemies wanted to keep the ruling class in power.

    Nice story!

  19. jayel Kaye says:

    I liked this very much. I beleive it’s the first time I’ve read your writing. I’d like to read more.

  20. Rae M. says:

    Ooh…that was different and very cool!

    Thanks for that!!
    And Happy New Year All!

  21. Amy S. says:

    He got exiled because the woman he was to marry wasn’t his mate and he wouldn’t marry her. He wanted to find his mate and marry her. Happy New Year!

  22. Jolene Allcock says:

    He was dethroned for running out on his intended and was caught in the bedchamber of his maid

  23. Joder says:

    I say a nefarious–before now unknown–twin brother wants what he thinks should be his and has Mal drugged and dragged away and has taken his place. Mal must now prove there’s an imposter.

    I look forward to your 2011 book releases! Happy New Year!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  24. Tiffany says:

    Whoo thats awesome!

  25. To save everything, the king had to rescue the princess from her own court in a realm his kind wasn’t suppose to meddle with… Dun dun dun!

  26. Kristi says:

    He was dethroned and then decided to run off with the princess? This is why I am the reader not the writer.. LOL.. Either way great take on the picture. Happy New Year!

  27. I loved your take on the picture..
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  28. Brandy B says:

    Hi I love the story… it was short but I love happy endings and babies, but I would love to hear more about Kendra and Mal!!!

    Happy New Years

  29. loretta says:

    Happy New Year. good blog.


  30. Cindy Woolard says:

    Interesting take on the picture!

    Happy New Year!
    Cindy W.


  31. Cindy Woolard says:

    Really interesting take on the picture!

    Happy New Year!
    Cindy W.


  32. jennifer mathis says:

    a wormhole opened up in the ground as he was out hunting and his horse through him in it , since he culdn’t get back to his kingdom in time they had to declare him dead . YEAH maybe I need more coffee lol

  33. Hey everyone! I just wanted to say “thanks” to all the nice commenters – I appreciate you dropping by today. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  34. Amy Brewer says:

    I like that you had a different story than the two kissing. Different outlook!!

  35. Fedora says:

    ROFL! Loved your interpretation, Rebecca! Thanks for sharing this weekend!

  36. Pamk says:

    maybe he was dethroned because he thought they needed a human child to be conceived to disprove the big bang theory and they didn’t agree.

  37. Cathy M says:

    after a military coup, he was dethroned.

    Happy New Year

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  38. Virgina H says:

    He was dethroned because he ran off with the princess.

  39. Gail R says:

    I won this in the last blog hop and let me tell you….u will melt in your seat when u read this!!! Rebecca Zanetti….you weave magic!!!!

  40. Gabrielle says:

    Great snippet. I woud have to guess that the king got exhiled because of love.

  41. Cindy L says:

    Wow! Great spin on the pic! I would say that he was dethroned by his evil twin brother from a different father…hmmm…


  42. Sherry S. says:

    I love your story it’s so different from the others. He was drugged and placed in the bed of the Princess and was accused of ruining her. Since their counties had been at war she was going to be made to wed another to save her reputation. They decided to run off and try to figure out who set them up.

  43. Very interesting. This sounds like my kind of story. 😀

  44. Val P says:

    He was dethroned because he didn’t want the power. He wanted the girl. He did what he had to in order to make sure he would never be in a higher position which meant uncovering secrets that caused the reigning king to excuse him from the throne.

    Loved your story!


  45. Beth C. says:

    Lovely little snippet. Thanks.
    The king got dethroned when an old enemy of his family mounted a coup and took over. He is going to convince Kendra to help him regain his kingdom.

  46. Joann says:

    Mal’s not dethroned, he has known all along Kendra was the one he needed to complete HIS destiny…he lied! Now he’s going to have to make up for it when Kendra finds out!!

  47. Jason says:

    Happy New Year!

  48. Dawne P says:

    I can never get enough of the love/hate stubborn relationships- kudos

  49. Venus says:

    He got exhiled because his cousin wanted the throne all to himself and set him up.

    Great piece. Thank you so much for participating — I love this idea!!

  50. Caffey says:

    They so are just getting started!

    Happy new years!
    cathiecaffey @