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Tour: Altered by Vicki Stiefel

Vicki Stiefel
(The Made Ones Saga, #1)
Publication date: August 12th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

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The Eleutians are dying out, one female at a time. To save their species, the powerful Alchemic Clan conscripts women from parallel worlds, altering them into the perfect breeding stock. 

Kitlyn, a retired circus equestrian broken in both body and spirit, awakens on a strange world in her own much-younger body. She has been transformed into a Made One, but the gift of youth and the promise of a new life come at a terrible price. 

Rafe, the Wolf Clan’s warrior champion, vows to find the cause of the species’ decline. He’s certain the Alchemics’ bid to save the Eleutians is but a thin veneer masking a dark purpose. 

That vow becomes hard to keep with the threat of an inter-clan conflict and the arrival of the proud Made One named Kitlyn. 

To save herself and those like her, Kit must carve a dangerous path in this new reality and make a choice that may cost her her freedom, her life, and the life of the Eleutian warrior she’s come to love.


About the Author

Vicki’s fantasy romantic suspense series, The Afterworld Chronicles, launched with Chest of Bone, followed by Chest of Stone and Chest of Time. She is currently pounding the keys on her series’ fourth novel, Chest of Fire, and the first in a new series, The Made Ones Sags: Altered.
Her mystery/thrillers include Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, a Daphne du Maurier prize winner. All feature homicide counselor Tally Whyte. All are available as ebooks.
She co-wrote (with Lisa Souza) and photographed the 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters. With her late husband, William G. Tapply, she ran The Writers Studio workshops in creative fiction. 
Vicki taught fiction writing and modern media writing at Clark University.
She loves both a well-crafted sentence and unlocking the doors of a student’s imagination.
She grew up in professional theater and planned to become an actress, with a bent for song and dance. She didn’t. Instead, she’s been a professional photographer, a high-school teacher, a hamburger slinger, a scuba-shop manager, and an editor. 
She’s Blake’s and Ben’s mom, her favorite role of all. 
Her passions include scuba diving and fly fishing and knitting; photography and movies; vinho verde and bourbon (not together!); Maine lobster and chocolate (also not together!); and musical comedy scores, which she sing in the shower, unfortunately not an Equity venue; and a fascination with people in all walks of life. 

The Tour

August 12th
Stuck In Books >> Excerpt
Incidental Inspiration >> Review

August 13th
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review
DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading >> Review
Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance >> Review

August 14th
Abooktropolis >> Review
Viviana MacKade >> Guest post
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Excerpt

August 15th
Urban Fantasy Investigations >> Interview
Adventures Thru Wonderland >> Review

August 16th
Jessica Belmont >> Review
The Avid Reader >> Review

August 19th
Finding Magic In Books >> Review
Phannie the ginger bookworm >> Excerpt

August 20th
JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder >> Excerpt
The Book Junkie Reads . . . >> Review

August 21st
Writing with Wolves >> Review
What Is That Book About >> Playlist

August 22nd
The Nocturnal Fey >> Review
Books a Plenty Book Reviews >> Review
Cranky The Book Curmudgeon >> Review

August 23rd
Beckie Bookworm >> Review
Life With No Plot >> Review