Monday 27 November 2023

Author S.D. Reeves Reveals an Exclusive Deleted Scene from The Melody of Three

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE MELODY OF THREE by S.D. Reeves Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: THE MELODY OF THREE (Evercharm Book 2)

Author: S.D. Reeves

Pub. Date: November 30, 2019

Publisher: Riversong Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 333

Find it:  Goodreads

Sorcerer Christaan De Rein's return to Liverpool does not go well, starting with the fact that his trusted apprentice, Higgins, dies on the way. Then again, Higgins dies a lot. Of course, Rein doesn't expect to be welcomed with open arms after being banished for nine years, but a cryptic summons from The Musician herself cannot go unanswered.

But when Rein arrives all is in chaos. People with fairy blood are turning up dead. The Forum Magicae is undone and the Curators sieged.

And in another world altogether, where Earth is just a legend, a girl named Niena and a cursed lyre hold the key to saving both realms. Or destroying them.


★★★★ "Reeves writes with both the mechanical acuity of Shakespeare and the warm, wry wit of Terry Pratchett...This is an exquisitely written start to a new fantasy series that demonstrates the dangers of an irresistible distraction."- Red City Review

★★★★"A cleverly plotted fantasy adventure, thoughtfully written.' The Wishing Shelf Book Awards"- The Wishing Shelf

★★★ 1/2"...vivid and immersive, directly drawing the reader into the world and lettingus feel the danger of a ship in stormy waters or the difficulty offinding a path through the chaos of a London crowd.”- IndieReader



The scene I am about to show you had survived almost to the main editor. I kept it in for so long because I felt it helped built the relationship between Niena and Titania, between granddaughter and grandmother. However, what it also did was cut the tension and slow down the pace of what was otherwise a very harried few chapters, undermining the climax I was building.

A snowball sails over Niena’s head. Looking back she sees only the frosted bark of pine trees. And of course, more snow.

“Missed,” she cries.

Titania’s voice echoes inside the girl’s head: Not for anything you did.

Despite the snow, the air is rather warm. Mornings in the mountains tends to shirk the traditional seasons. Even with the sun high in a cloudless sky, it will get cold again by nightfall. Cold enough to refreeze.

Ice and snow explode against stone, just under the girl’s feet.

Devil take my aim.

“Where –” Niena says, head swiveling. “I can’t…there’s nowhere to hide. Are you cheating?”

Of course. How else am I to win?

“You’re also packing your snowballs with ice!”

They are a lot easier to throw that way.

Niena wraps her arms around a young tree and lowers herself onto the opposite side of the rock. With the snow packing the sides, and the lone tree on its summit, the boulder would prove an adequate defense – in other circumstances. “Where is the fun in cheating?”

Winning is fun.

A snowball pelts Niena in her back.

Are you having fun losing?

Another strikes her just below the temple, and the girl staggers back.

“Mud,” she gasps, shaking her hands and hopping from one foot to another. “There’s muds and twigs, in my mouth.”

Plenty of fiber.

About S.D. Reeves:

Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently resides in Switzerland with an undetermined number of cats greater than zero, and a propensity for nonsense. On those cold nights where the wind steams off snowbanks, he is known to write award-winning fantasy novels. And curse his wife's cold feet.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


A Backwards Story



#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Blog Spotlight/IG Post


Rockstar Book Tours


Week Two:


Books and Kats




IG Review


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



IG Post



IG Review

Week Three:


Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Review/IG Post


Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post


the original B00K nerd

FB Review/IG Post


Locks, Hooks and Books



The Momma Spot


Week Four:



IG Review


Callisto’s calling

IG Review


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post



IG Review


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover art, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like an epic book and series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories. Thank you for sharing your bio and the book details and for offering a giveaway