Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mark Noce Blog Tour - Between Two Fires

Today, I'd like to welcome Mark Noce to The Warrior Muse. His debut novel, Between Two Fires, is releasing in about two weeks. Be sure to click on the link for his Thunderclap campaign in his social media links below, so you can help him out!

Saxon barbarians threaten to destroy medieval Wales. Lady Branwen becomes Wales’ last hope to unite their divided kingdoms when her father betroths her to a powerful Welsh warlord, the Hammer King.

But this fledgling alliance is fraught with enemies from within and without as Branwen herself becomes the target of assassinations and courtly intrigue. A young woman in a world of fierce warriors, she seeks to assert her own authority and preserve Wales against the barbarians. But when she falls for a young hedge knight named Artagan her world threatens to tear itself apart. Caught between her duty to her people and her love of a man she cannot have, Branwen must choose whether to preserve her royal marriage or to follow her heart. Somehow she must save her people and remain true to herself, before Saxon invaders and a mysterious traitor try to destroy her.

Praise from Bestselling Authors for Between Two Fires

“A spirited ride through a turbulent slice of Welsh history!” – Paula Brackston, NYT Bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter

“A fast-paced read that has a wonderfully visual style and some memorable characters. Mark Noce combines Welsh history with a touch of folkloric magic in this promising debut novel. Lady Branwen is a strong and engaging narrator and the turbulent setting of early medieval Wales makes a fine backdrop for an action-packed story.” – Juliet Marillier, Bestselling author of Daughter of the Forest and Wolfskin

Release Date: August 23, 2016

Mark Noce writes historical fiction with a passion, and eagerly reads everything from fantasy to literature. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s an avid traveler and backpacker, particularly in Europe and North America. He earned his BA and MA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he also met his beautiful wife. By day, he works as a Technical Writer, having spent much of his career at places like Google and Facebook. In addition to writing novels, he also writes short fiction online. When not reading or writing, he’s probably listening to U2, sailing his dad’s boat, or gardening with his family.

His debut novel, Between Two Fires, is being published by Thomas Dunne Books (an imprint of St. Martin's Press and Macmillan). It is the first in a series of historical fiction novels set in medieval Wales.

Thank you for stopping by, Mark, and good luck with the book release!

What do you guys think of the cover? It sounds good, doesn't it? Is this a time period you enjoy reading about? Have you signed up for his Thunderclap campaign?

May you find your Muse.


  1. This looks like a terrific book set in a fascinating period of time. And what a gorgeous cover! I'm adding this one to the to-read pile.

  2. Thanks for having me here, Shannon! :)

  3. I got an advanced copy of this and it's next up on my list to read. It sounds great so I'm really looking forward to it. Congrats to Mark!

  4. I love Mark's cover and the time period. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  5. Yay for Mark! It is indeed a lovely book. Can't wait to get my physical, signed edition.

  6. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Mark, everyone!