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Saturday, March 18, 2017

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Toni V Sweeney and Sinbad’s Triumph

Good Morning from Nibblet's Bluff Park in Vinton/Starks Louisiana!

Today's guest has shared treasures with us before but she's still relatively new to our blog so please give Toni V Sweeney a great big welcome with her brand new book, Sinbad's Triumph.

Sinbad’s Triumph is Book 5 in the Adventures of Sinbad sci-fi series published by Class Act Books.

Blurb for Sinbad’s Triumph:

The most wanted smuggler in the Galaxy is now a Felidan businessman. Breaking his promise to his wife, Sinbad sh’en Sigh intended to again become a smuggler, but the Federation spoils his fun by declaring his efforts a legitimate enterprise.

Things are going smoothly until an old rival threatens to steal Sin's newly-acquired territories and the resulting war brings a terrible price. The House sh’en Singh is forced to witness the most difficult challenge to Andi’s love for their pride chief when Sin crashes his ship and doesn't walk away from the wreckage.      

Now  a disabled invalid, Sin must learn to depend on others with his own stubbornness and Andi’s love to keep him going.


In perhaps the fastest ceremony ever performed, Adam and Shalimar found themselves husband and wife. When the priest asked for the ring, Sin had to loan his son his own marriage band because Adam had always refused to follow the Felidan custom of wearing a mate’s ring in his left earlobe. Once the ring was slipped onto Shali’s finger, they were ushered into the dining room where the cook had concocted a hasty wedding meal.

As Adam escorted his bride to her seat, Shali was deluged with hugs from Andi, N’Sagar and Andrea, while Kas, his uncle Allan, cousin Tran, and half-brother Andrew Tas again ave Adam good-natured slaps on the back. Extricating his wife from her new in-laws’ embraces, he pulled out Shali’s chair, made certain she was comfortable and sat beside her.

After the uproar and the haste of the ceremony itself, the meal was subdued.  To the men’s amusement, Adam ate his food as fast as he could, devouring whatever was offered to him as if he couldn’t clear his plate fast enough, while Shalimar picked delicately at her portions the way she generally did.

“God, Uncle Adam.” The exclamation burst from Andrea. “Don’t eat so fast. You’re going to get indigestion.”

“Yeah,” her twin agreed. “You can’t enjoy your wedding night if you’ve a bellyache.” Then, he blushed, studied his plate and mumbled, “Sorry.”

Wiping his mouth with his napkin, Adam dropped it to the table and got to his feet. He looked around the table. “I want to thank all of you for being here, especially on such short notice, and I don’t want to appear rude, but my bride and I have a number of items to discuss.”

Reaching for Shali’s hand, he pulled her to her feet, kissed her quickly, then swept her into his arms and ran through the door. The sound of his boots on the stairs floated back into the room, accompanied by a low feminine trill.

Andi looked surprised. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard Shalimar giggle before.”

“Perhaps she’s never had anything to giggle about,” Sin said mildly, standing also. He caught Andi’s hand. “Thank you all for coming. Stay and enjoy the dessert Cook’s prepared. Now, if you’ll excuse us, your grandmother and I have a few things of our own to talk about.”

Before anyone could speak, he caught Andi around the waist and swung her into his arms, copying Adam’s dash for the door.

Behind them, came Andrew Tas’ sarcastic comment, “Who are they kidding? Nobody’s going to be discussing anything tonight.”

This year, Toni V. Sweeney celebrated her 74th birthday and penned her 74th novel.

Toni has lived 30 years in the South, a score in the Middle West, and a decade on the Pacific Coast and now she’s trying for her second 30 on the Great Plains.

Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Toni divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone. Her novels have garnered awards from The National Writers Association, Preditors & Editors, The Maryland Writers Association, and The Paranormal Romance Guild. In March, 2013, she became publicity manager for Class Act Books. She is also on the review staff of the New York Journal of Books.  Recently she was named a professional reader by netgalley.com.

More about Toni at:

Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002BLQBB8
Twitter: @ToniVSweeney

Sinbad’s Triumph was released March 15, 2017 by Class Act BooksIt will be available later this week at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Draft2Digital.

 Thank you so much Toni, for sharing your new release with us. Good luck and God's blessings wit it! AND, Thank You, Friends, for visiting and supporting Toni today, I pray you enjoyed the excerpt and that you'll stop by each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.


Susan Coryell said...

I, too, write series - what a challenge! Yours sounds positively fascinating! Best wishes for continued success.

Toni V.S. said...

I only intended to write one novel but somehow the characters demanded 7 more! Thanx for stopping by,Susan.

Linda Carroll-Bradd said...

The excerpt is intriguing. I always admire people who take on known stories and add their own twists.