#RRBC “PAY IT FORWARD” Day! Linnea Tanner @linneatanner #PIF #RRBC_COMMUNITY #RWISA

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I love Rave Reviews Book Club’s “Pay It Forward.”  I go to my #RRBC TWEET SUPPORT TEAM list and choose someone I haven’t read yet.

Today I randomly picked fellow member, Linnea Tanner off my list. I’ll be reading her book, Apollo’s Raven (Curse of Clansmen and Kings Book 1) and posting a review soon. Please welcome Linnea here today:)

Apollo’s Raven (Curse of Clansmen and Kings Book 1)


A Celtic warrior princess is torn between her forbidden love for the enemy and duty to her people.  AWARD-WINNING APOLLO’S RAVEN sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, druidic sorcery, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. In 24 AD British kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren’s former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. The king’s daughter, Catrin, learns to her dismay that she is the Raven and her banished half-brother is Blood Wolf. Trained as a warrior, Catrin must find a way to break the curse, but she is torn between her forbidden love for her father’s enemy, Marcellus, and loyalty to her people. She must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that threatens the fates of everyone in her kingdom.

Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse. Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love for Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren and save her kingdom?

2019 Pencraft Award Best Book of the Year
2017 New Apple Book Award Official Section: Historical Fiction and Cross Genre
2017 Global Ebooks Award BRONZE MEDAL Fantasy/Historical
2018 eLit Book Award SILVER MEDAL Fantasy/Science Fiction

Dagger’s Destiny (Curse of Clansmen and Kings Book 2)


A Celtic warrior princess accused of treason for aiding her enemy lover must win back her father’s love and trust

In the rich and vibrant tale, Author Linnea Tanner continues the story of Catrin and Marcellus that began with the awarding-winning novel APOLLO’S RAVEN in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings Series. Book 2: DAGGER’S DESTINY sweeps you into an epic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia.

War looms over 24 AD Britannia where rival tribal rulers fight each other for power and the Romans threaten to invade to settle their political differences. King Amren accuses his daughter, Catrin, of treason for aiding the Roman enemy and her lover, Marcellus. The ultimate punishment is death unless she can redeem herself. She must prove loyalty to her father by forsaking Marcellus and defending their kingdom—even to the death. Forged into a warrior, she must overcome tribulations and make the right decisions on her quest to break the curse that foretells her banished half-brother and the Roman Empire will destroy their kingdom.

Yet, when Catrin again reunites with Marcellus, she is torn between her love for him and duty to King Amren. She must ultimately face her greatest challenger who could destroy her life, freedom, and humanity.

Will Catrin finally break the ancient prophecy that looms over her kingdom? Will she abandon her forbidden love for Marcellus to win back her father’s trust and love? Can King Amren balance his brutality to maintain power with the love he feels for Catrin?

Amulet’s Rapture (Curse of Clansmen and Kings Book 3)


Blood stains her Celtic home and kingdom. The warrior Druid princess will do anything to retake her kingdom.

Although Catrin is the rightful heir to the Celtic throne in Britannia, she is lucky to be alive. After witnessing the slaughter of her family at the hands of her half-brother, who was aided by the Romans, she is enslaved by a Roman commander. He disguises her as a boy in the Roman Legion with the belief that she is an oracle of Apollo and can foretell his future. The sole bright spot in her miserable new life is her forbidden lover Marcellus, the great-grandson of the famed Roman General Mark Antony.

But Marcellus has been wounded and his memories of Catrin and their secret marriage were erased by a dark Druidess. Though Marcellus reunites with Catrin in Gaul and becomes her ally as she struggles to survive the brutality of her Roman master, he questions the legitimacy of their marriage and hesitates to help her escape and retake her kingdom. If their forbidden love and alliance are discovered, her dreams of returning to her Celtic home with Marcellus will be shattered.

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About Linnea Tanner

Award-winning author, Linnea Tanner, weaves Celtic tales of love, magical adventure, and political intrigue into the backdrop of Ancient Rome and Britannia. Since childhood, she has passionately read about ancient civilizations and mythology which held women in higher esteem. Of particular interest are the enigmatic Celts who were reputed as fierce warriors and mystical Druids.

Depending on the time of day and season of the year, you will find her exploring and researching ancient and medieval history, mythology and archaeology to support her writing. As the author of the CURSE OF CLANSMEN AND KINGS series, she has extensively researched and traveled to sites described within each book.

A native of Colorado, Linnea attended the University of Colorado and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. She lives in Windsor with her husband and has two children and six grandchildren.


19 thoughts on “#RRBC “PAY IT FORWARD” Day! Linnea Tanner @linneatanner #PIF #RRBC_COMMUNITY #RWISA”

  1. I have read two of her three books and loved them. Linnea is a talented author, and I have enjoyed her books. How nice of you to choose her for your PIF Day person.

    1. That’s a high endorsement from you, Karen. I’m looking forward to reading the first.book from the series. I really enjoy promoting and meeting authors whose work is new to me:) Thanks, Karen xo

  2. What a great way to choose a post topic, Denise. I like the story concept… and the cover… and the title. Plus by your subsequent review, I know this book is a winner. Best to Linnea. Hugs on the wing.

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