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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tour Stop: The Escape of Princess Madeline Excerpt

Title: The Escape of Princess Madeline
Author: Kristin Pulioff
Genre: Fantasy
The Escape of Princess Madeline

The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.

Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture- her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.

Trying to Escape:

She ran on, feeling the air come harder and harder into her chest. The cold air created a thick fog in front of her eyes, and she felt a cramp rising in her side and tears welling up in her eyes. She was so distracted that she didn’t see the stick jutting out from behind the rock until it was too late.

She brought her hands up just in time to break her fall. Struggling, she made it back onto her hands and knees but then heard the laughter behind her. His cruel laugh filled her ears and made the tears run down her face.

“No,” she pleaded, dragging and pulling her body forward along the ground as she saw him walking up behind her. “No.” she repeated through her tears.

“Oh yes,” he said, smiling and laughing as he grabbed her leg. “Oh yes,” he repeated, lifting his arm to hit her.

Pain flooded through her again. Madeline had only a few moments before the darkness came flooding over her again. “The knife,” she thought, remembering her weapon at last. She gripped it tight between her palms, feeling the pain as the edge bit into her skin. She prayed that it stayed hidden as she sank back into darkness.

About the Author

Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in North Plains, Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.


Published by Malachite Quills Publishing (

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