This is my stop during the blog tour for Destiny of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 29 May till 11 June. See the tour schedule here.
Can a goddess find redemption? Can a soldier find purpose?
When you think all is lost,
When you believe life is meaningless,
Sometimes your destiny is revealed.
If you’re willing to see the signs,
And brave enough to fight,
Sometimes you can change worlds.
Rejoin Cass, Jeamon, Lewis, and Ta’mat as they deal with the ramifications of Ta’mat’s insanity and General Neville’s betrayal. The few Brajj remaining with Cass and Jeamon are now under Dr. Saniya’s control.
Meanwhile, a world away, Captain Lewis and Ta’mat struggle with their strange bond inside his mind as they unravel the mystery of their new circumstances. Where did Ta’mat’s wormhole transport them? Why? Is there some greater destiny unfolding? Where does freewill end and destiny begin?
The stunning conclusion to the Brajj trilogy!
“You lost him?” Cass jumped from her chair and accidentally hit the round melamine table, tipping her paper cup of coffee on its edge.
“Lewis!” Jeamon smacked the table as he stood, finishing off the cup’s precarious balance. A river of brown liquid spilled over the edge of the table, splashing onto the floor.
Lars threw his full cup across the room. Coffee exploded against the vending machines and the ubiquitous white wall behind it.
Mathews sulked in her chair, arms crossed, and chin to her chest. “Figures.”
Dr. Saniya sighed and bowed her head. “I understand how distressing this must be for all of you.”
Lars and Mathews exchanged pissed off looks while Cass sputtered and Jeamon growled.
Lunging at Dr. Saniya, Lars said, “No, doc, I really don’t think you do. We’ve been stuck in here for hours, then you come tell us you lost our captain?”
Cass circled the table, stepping over the puddle of her coffee, her bare feet padding on the highly-waxed, industrial tile. Sometime during the earlier conflict, she’d lost the slippers Ta’mat favored and had yet to acquire a new pair of shoes. Not that she cared about shoes when Lewis’ life was in danger. Taking a deep breath, she waved the others back and approached Dr. Saniya as a colleague rather than an enemy.
“Dr. Saniya,” Cass said, “exactly what do you mean when you say, ‘you lost him’?”
Although Dr. Saniya’s expression eased, her eyes darted around the room. “Well, Dr. Baros, that’s difficult to say.”
Cass sensed the frustrated energy of her friends and felt, rather than saw, Jeamon, Lars, and Mathews march from the far side of the break room to stand next to her. She wrinkled her nose at the pungency of everyone’s clothes arriving a second before them. Dirt caked Lars and Mathews’ uniforms, Cass’ gauzy blue dress hung in tatters, and Jeamon’s iridescent black Brajj tunic and pants were torn and ragged. Blood matted his long pale hair, which hung unbraided and tangled. All of them looked like they’d survived a life and death fight—an accurate assessment.
Cass feigned a smile. “Try.”
Dr. Saniya adjusted the collar of her lab coat. “Dr. Umi and I were assessing Captain Lewis and the entity known as Ta’mat within his psyche, when he became extremely agitated.”
Lars snorted and shuffled his feet. “I bet.”
Dr. Saniya glared at Lars but continued in a dispassionate voice, “He escaped the exam room and made it into the main passageway. During the recapture,” she wrung her hands, “he, well…”
“What?” Mathews asked.
“He jumped through a wormhole.”
“My God. What’ve you done?” Cass closed her eyes and covered her mouth with her hand.
Jeamon wrapped her in a hug. “Lewis is strong. He will survive.”
Cass pressed her face to Jeamon’s chest, shaking her head. “You don’t understand.”
Dr. Saniya moved closer, one hand reaching out before she stopped and lowered her arm. “What do you mean?”
“I mean if he was,” she gave Dr. Saniya a pointed look, “extremely agitated when Ta’mat created the wormhole then there’s no telling where they are, or if they’re still alive.”
You can find Destiny of the Queen on Goodreads
Dreams of the Queen (The Brajj #1) by Jacqueline PatricksDr. Cass Baros is haunted by dreams of an alien world…
…and will do anything to find it.Links:
– Google Play
Nightmares of the Queen (The Brajj #2) by Jacqueline PatricksTheir love will be tested by betrayal and deceit.Links:
– Google Play
About the Author:
Nominated by The Author Show as Top Female Author 2017, PAN member of the Romance Writers Association, a volunteer with Houston’s Writespace, and a winner of the Seal of Good Writing from the IndiePENdents for her first published novel, Dreams of the Queen, Jacqueline Patricks’ passion for writing began early in life. Before she published, however, Jacqueline traveled a winding path through the U.S. Army, college, over twenty years in 911 as a paramedic, professional teaching, and all the exciting adventures in between. She currently resides with her husband and four parrots and hopes to meet Mark Twain someday since he understands parrot people.
“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.” – Mark Twain
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Destiny of the Queen. One winner will win their choice of an e-copy from one of Jacqueline Patricks’s books (INT)