Gloria Clover’s Tayte Bashan: character spotlight + giveaways

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I have a treat for all my fantasy fiction fans today! We’re visiting with a couple of characters from a brand new release and y’all have two opportunities to win this title and more!

meet Tayte Bashan

wavesTayte Bashan lives on the hidden island of Undae. Ruler of this tiny island by default of her black hair, 23-year-old Tayte knows she’s done a poor job of caring for her people since the last tsunami took both her parents, her older brother, and her grandfather. But she’s trying to rectify that in preparation for the prince.



Describe yourself in five words.

Tayte: Before or after I met the King? I’m sorry to cause trouble, but I just want to do this right.
Before:  Black-haired, incompetent ruler of Undae.
After:  Beloved daughter of the King.

Beth: No trouble, just relax and have a little fun.

Tell us about another character on Undae

Tayte: Character? Micah’s quite the character. Too witty for his own good and my peace of mind. But such a good influence for my cousin Crystal.

Athan: Beth, apologies for interrupting, but I doubt Tayte thought to describe herself as literal-minded. Knowing that may help you conduct this interview.

Beth: Welcome, Athan! Thank you for the advice, I’m sure you know Tayte better than anyone. Allow me to introduce you to my readers as well… 

Meet Prince Geoffery Athan D’Ambrose

Prince Geoffery Athan D’Ambrose, son of the King, is sent to Undae in disguise as a tutor to help Tayte prepare the island for the prince’s arrival. Twenty-six-year-old Athan chafes at his disguise, first because he’s proud to be the first sent on a mission to the Archipelago of Solumnus, second because he knows Tayte is going to hate him when she realizes the deception. And he really doesn’t want Tayte to hate him.

Beth: …aaaaand back to our questions! 

black horseTayte, if you could be an animal, which would you choose and why?

Tayte: Maybe one of the mice who helped Cinderella? No, the Black Stallion. He was so powerful and loving.

Athan: Apologies again. There isn’t any wildlife to speak of on Undae. All Tayte’s knowledge of animals is through books.

Beth: Perfectly acceptable! We love books here! 😉 

What book are you reading right now?

Tayte: I can answer that one! The book of Esther. I like her. She yielded to the King and ended up married to a virtual stranger, but it worked out.

Athan: Indeed.

Beth: Aw, you two!  😍

cream puffsWhat is your favorite comfort food?

Tayte: Cream puffs. *exchanges a significant look with Athan*

Beth: That looks tells me there’s an inside story here… 

Will readers be able to follow you in future books?

Tayte: Oh, we’ll get a mention now and then, but I think more people will be interested in my cousin Cameo as the series progresses. Athan and I are content here on Undae Island.

Beth: Thanks to both of you for visiting us here today and enjoy your happily ever after! ❤ 


about the book

A hidden island. A prince in disguise…and a lady torn between love and duty.

Lady Tayte Bashan never desired the distinctive black hair that marks her as Undae royalty, but when her family perishes in a devastating tsunami, the burden of leadership falls upon her young shoulders. Even as she prepares her island for the prophesied prince, she fears the duty to marry him is truly meant for another.

Dispatched by the King to an island untouched by the outside world for centuries, Prince Geoffrey Athan D’Ambrose must lead its people to the ultimate truth. But how is he supposed to win the heart of Undae’s princess when the King sends him disguised as a tutor?

Betrayal stirs within Castle Bashan, a threat as deadly as the rising wave. Now Tayte and Athan must brave the maelstrom or watch as the entire island succumbs to treachery’s destructive tide.

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about the author

Gloria CloverGloria Clover, Christ-follower and Truth-seeker, writes romantic fiction with the hope of showing God’s love and our need in both humorous and haunting ways. The Children of the King series is her first endeavor into speculative fiction, a series set in the future when the King sends out his children to reclaim his lost lands.

Gloria’s contemporary romances, published by Barbour Books and Son-Rise Publications, include: The Remaking of Moe McKenna in the Race to the Altar anthology, Brianna’s Pardon, and Tangled Truths. She compiled ten volumes of Penned From the Heart and wrote a short devotional, Who We Are in Christ, A to Z.

She is a member of Emmanuel Christian Church, active in prayer ministry, women’s ministries, American Heritage Girls, and various other projects. She participates in writing/book days at local schools and enjoys giving and receiving from her various writing critique groups. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, participating in the ACFW book club and prayer loops.

Married with child, she writes from her little white box in western PA.

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By The Vine Press tour-wide giveaway

The prize is a KINDLE FIRE, e-book of book 2 of the Children of the King, The Fire Starter, an autographed paperback of Washed Under the Waves, and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

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PLUS one reader friend will receive an autographed paperback copy of Washed Under the Waves.

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Anyone else a fan of cream puffs? I might have to try them!
Share YOUR thoughts, reader friends!


  1. // Reply

    Enjoyed reading Gloria Clover’s Tayte Bashan character spotlight. Would especially love the opportunity to read “Washed Under the Waves”. Thanks for the chance to win both the Vine Press tour-wide giveaway and the Faithfully Bookish blog stop giveaway!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    Thanks for the spotlight on Tayte and Athan. If you lived closer, I’d bring you a cream puff. 🙂 Great pics on your blog.

  3. // Reply

    This series looks interesting! I’m not a huge fan of cream puffs (or cream filled donuts, haha I’m sensing a theme here) but I will eat practically anything that has chocolate in it. 😉

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    My 16 year old daughter is a fan of cream puffs. She actually loves the box you can get from the freezer section at Walmart. They would have to be bakery-fresh for me and even then I am not a huge fan. But I do love baked goods!

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    I a NOT a fan of cream puffs! My grandmas favorite though!

  6. // Reply

    Hey Beth and Gloria! Thank you for the fun interview. I’m not a fan of cream puffs. Too much “puff”.

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      Thankfully Athan isn’t a cream puff. 🙂 And I, too, like more cream than puff.

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