Big week for book releases! Yesterday, my good friend Morgan Elizabeth Huneke just released her latest book, Espionage! As part of the blog tour, I get to share a spotlight of one of her characters. :) And make sure to check out the other stops on the tour!
About the Book
“Sir Roland has invited us to visit for the Autumn Feast.”
“Do we have to go, Papa? I couldn’t feast with the most crooked politician in all of Briznom.”
As the daughter of a Briznomian vassal lord, Vannie Cumberland has spent her childhood immersed in the world of politics. Relations between Briznom and the neighboring country of Calhortz are strained due to the tyrannical rule of the strytes. A proposed alliance could calm relations between the two countries, but would come at the cost of Briznom’s freedom.
When her father’s political archenemy invites them to the Autumn Feast, Vannie uncovers an evil scheme endangering the life of someone close to her. Personal enmity comes to a dangerous head as Vannie struggles to expose the corruption and stop the alliance. Time is running out.
Events are becoming too big for her to handle. Will Sir Roland’s son help or will things finally spiral out of control?
Physical Appearance: Blonde hair, fair skin, thin, average height, practical dress.
History: Vannie Cumberland is the oldest of three girls, the daughter of Sir Cumberland, vassal lord of Briznom. She was betrothed in infancy to her second cousin Kermit. She has always spent a lot of time with her father, even journeying regularly to the capitol and sitting in on Court sessions. As such, she has an extraordinarily deeply developed knowledge of politics for her age. She has been well educated in many areas, from academics to sewing and knitting to archery and riding.
Author’s Notes: Vannie started off as a version of me, and then took off in her very own direction. She still shares a few traits with me, but she’s very much her own person, which made her a lot of fun to write. I particularly loved her strong relationship with her father. She’s very much a daddy’s girl, and it was an interesting and highly important dynamic. She’s a bit of a roller coaster emotionally, and that certainly made it interesting to write. She also, um, got a tendency to modify statements with a “well” from the Tenth Doctor. Vannie was fun. I like her a lot, and I hope to write more about her someday.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics.
Join in the excitement of Espionage and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive a signed copy of Espionage. The second and third prize winners will receive an eCopy of Espionage in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.