Blog Tour Kick Off & Giveaway: On the Edge of Sunrise by Cynthia Ripley Miller

Happy Monday, Readers! Today on the blog we are kicking off Cynthia Ripley Miller's Blog Tour for On the Edge of Sunrise and you have the chance to win a copy for your personal library!

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On the Edge of Sunrise (The Long-Hair Saga #1) by Cynthia Ripley Miller

Publication Date: March 23, 2015
Knox Robinson Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 309 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

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When love commands, destiny must obey.

The year is AD 450. The Roman Empire wanes as the Medieval Age awakens. Attila the Hun and his horde conquer their way across Europe into Gaul. Caught between Rome’s tottering empire and Attila’s threat are the Frankish tribes and their ‘Long-Hair’ chiefs, northern pagans in a Roman Christian world, and a people history will call the Merovingians.

A young widow, Arria longs for a purpose and a challenge. She is as well versed in politics and diplomacy as any man … but with special skills of her own. The Emperor Valentinian, determined to gain allies to help stop the Huns, sends a remarkable envoy, a woman, to the Assembly of Warriors in Gaul. Arria will persuade the Franks to stand with Rome against Attila.

When barbarian raiders abduct Arria, the Frank blue-eyed warrior, Garic, rescues her. Alarmed by the instant and passionate attraction she feels, Arria is torn between duty and desire. Her arranged betrothal to the ambitious tribune, Drusus, her secret enlistment by Valentinian as a courier to Attila the Hun, and a mysterious riddle—threaten their love and propel them into adventure, intrigue, and Attila’s camp. Rebels in a falling empire, Arria and Garic must find the strength to defy tradition and possess the love prophesied as their destiny.


"From cover to cover a gripping read – in all senses of the word! Grips your interest and imagination, your held breath and your pounding heart! A thumping good novel!” - Helen Hollick, USA Today bestselling author & Managing Editor Historical Novel Society Indie Reviews

"AD 450. The Roman Empire is breaking apart, and Attila the Hun has his sights set on conquering Gaul. … The love story between Garic and Arria is set against a background of fierce battles, intrigue, jealousy and betrayal. … The story weaves, twists and turns at a tremendous pace, and the characters leap off the pages, which simply keep on turning. This is the author’s debut novel, the first in her ‘Long Hair’ series. I look forward to reading more in due course. Recommended. - Marilyn Sherlock, Historical Novel Society, HNR Issue 74 (November 2015)

"On the Edge of Sunrise is a compelling epic, sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction. Forbidden love, a turbulent time period, and world-changing events combine to produce a real page-turner.” - India Edghill, author of Queenmaker, Wisdom’s Daughter, and Delilah

"On the Edge of Sunrise is a passionate and intriguing take on the often overlooked clash of three brutal and powerful empires: the Romans, Franks, and Huns. A Compelling read!” - Stephanie Thornton, author of The Secret History and The Tiger Queens

About the Author

03_Cynthia Ripley MillerCynthia Ripley Miller is the author of On the Edge of Sunrise, the first novel in the Long-Hair Sagas, a series set in Late Ancient Rome and France. She has lived and travelled in Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean, taught history and currently teaches English. Her short stories have appeared in the anthology Summer Tapestry, The Scriptor, and at Orchard Press Cynthia writes a blog, Historical Happenings and Oddities: A Distant Focus. She lives with her husband, twin cats, and German Shepherd in a suburb of Chicago.

For more information visit You can also connect with Cynthia on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 8
Tour Kick Off & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, February 9
Interview & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Wednesday, February 10
Excerpt & Giveaway at Leigh Anderson Romance

Friday, February 12
Review at Back Porchervations

Saturday, February 13
Spotlight at I Heart Reading

Monday, February 15
Review at Book Nerd

Tuesday, February 16
Review at Luxury Reading

Wednesday, February 17
Review at CelticLady's Reviews

Thursday, February 18
Review at Let Them Read Books

Friday, February 19
Review at Seize the Words: Books in Review
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter


To win a copy of On the Edge of Sunrise (eBook or Print) please leave a comment below with your email address or alternate way to reach you should you win.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on February 18th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. Thanks for this fascinating historical which interests me greatly. The story and the era. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I love a strong female protagonist! This sounds like a wonderful read! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  3. I'm very partial to reading romance with a historical setting. Although the time period is not one I usually visit. I don't believe it's from lack of interest, rather most historical romance novels target 1100-1900. Would appreciate the opportunity to win this book. Thank you.

  4. My email address (sorry I didn't attach)

  5. This sounds different because it deals with the Franks, as well as a strong woman heroine.I also love books about Rome.

  6. Thank you for making it open to all. Much appreciated.


  7. Oh, now this sounds captivating and I've not read about the Franks in fiction. Looks like there is a lot of intrigue and excitement, too.

    Definitely going on the reading list, but thanks for the opportunity to try to win a copy.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  8. I have never heard of the Merovingians before. I am intrigued.


  9. This sounds like an interesting new series. I love reading historical fiction books so I will be adding this to my tbr list. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win. bookaunt at outlook dot com

  10. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. If you have the time, please come see my interview at The Maiden's Court. There's some insight into my time period, what motivates my writing and some of the challenges I've encountered in today's publishing market. It was a great interview because of Heather's interesting questions.

  11. Love the sound and look of this one ^_^

    bookaholicnl [at] gmail [dot] com


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