Saturday 17 February 2024

Excerpt of Halls of Fire by Christian Cura

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HALLS OF FIRE by Christian Cura Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 About The Book:


Author: Christian Cura

Pub. Date: February 2, 2024

Publisher: Christian Cura

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 365

Find it: Goodreads 

“Action-packed and unpredictable; a wholly absorbing LGBTQ fantasy.The Prairies Book Review

Califare is a city in the sun filled with verdant gardens, glittering canals, and buildings adorned with murals. This is the home of the summer mages who command fire, light, sand, and heat. But unbeknownst to the inhabitants, a darkness has penetrated the city walls tainting all that it touches.

After a months-long voyage across the Nereidan Ocean, Tama and her companion, Liseli, arrive in the capital believing they have left Khione and its dangers behind. But not even a full day passes before they realize how wrong they are. When they go to the Amphitheater for the opening ceremonies of the Games, corrupted creatures strike. Immediately, Tama leaps into action, fighting alongside Cordacia’s finest warriors to defend the spectators. What follows is an investigation that takes her straight to the upper echelons of the summer mage academy and to the peak of Mt. Piro where she uncovers startling revelations.


". . . Christian Cura's Temple of Ice is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy story full of thrills, suspense, and unsuspecting moments . . ."-Rolanda Lyles, Readers' Favorite 5 out of 5 stars
". . . a thrilling book to read." 4 out of 5 stars
"Temple of Ice is an action-filled sword and sorcery novel. With a well-crafted magic system, an interesting setting, and fascinating characters, fantasy fans will find plenty to love in Christian Cura's suspenseful novel."-Literary Titan 4 out of 5 stars


Salvatore trembled.

In moments, a sea of glowing red eyes lit up the dark. All the animals that chose to hide rather than flee were now in Malsumi’s clutches.

“We need to go now,” Salvatore cried.

They turned and bolted for their mounts, but froze after only two steps.

Foggy tentacles had constricted around their kiraka who now writhed in vain.
The beasts squawked and flailed about, dirt swelling into the air. In seconds, the markings
of Malsumi covered their faces.

Salvatore’s mouth went dry and an icy dagger plunged into his gut.

The black mist withdrew, and the corrupted kiraka stalked toward them, ready
to pounce.

Heat touched his shoulder, and he glanced at Giulia who had summoned a fireball.

Six more corrupted creatures—three foxes, a beat, a deer, and a panther entered
the clearing behind them.

They closed in like a noose.

Salvatore spent so much time believing he might die in the Gauntlet. He never thought his demise would come sooner. If only he could see his mother and Liseli one more time.
At least he wasn’t alone. Salvatore and Giulia had done nearly everything together for over
a decade. Now, they would die together.

Then, the sun exploded into the clearing.

The light burned through Salvatore’s eyelids and enveloped him with warmth. When
he opened his eyes once more, a lion spirit towered above him. The top of his head just barely cleared its shoulder, and the lion’s mane rippled in the breeze. Soaring overhead was a dove whose cry pierced the night . . .

About Christian Cura:

Christian Cura is an independent writer who dreams of becoming a successful author. Ever since he read Lord of the Rings as a teenager, it has been his dream to write and publish a novel of his own. Christian's favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Robert Jordan. When he is not writing, Christian can be found getting beaten up at his MMA gym. His other hobbies include, drawing, photography, graphic design and eating.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.

Ends March 2nd, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


The Momma Spot



Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post



IG Post


Kountry Girl Bookaholic

Excerpt/IG Post


Writer of Wrongs


Week Two:


A Dream Within A Dream



Fire and Ice

Excerpt/IG Post


Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post



IG Post



IG Review


The Guild




IG Review

Week Three:



IG Review


Callisto’s calling

IG Review

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for spreading the word about my book!