Well folks, it looks as if our tour is coming to a close. Today’s review of Heroes and Hearts comes from Book Maven. Tomorrow Fairy Tale Books gives their review and on Friday we wrap up with RABT Reviews. Of course we still have the big announcement of who won BookRix’s major giveaway to look forward to next week and the release of book two of the Crystal Palace Chronicles: Descendants of Quendaris!
If you haven’t entered the big giveaway now’s the time!
You can also still enter the smaller (but still important) giveaway by clicking the rafflecopter link on the bar to your right. Good luck to all!
So how are you enjoying the tour so far? Would you like another pillow? Coffee, tea? We’ve had a few hiccups but today we journey Inside BJ’s Head for a review of Heroes and Hearts and another chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a free copy of my eBook. Tomorrow the tour takes us to another review of Heroes and Hearts and an interview at The Serial Reader.
Today we visit with Magnolia Blossom Review who will be reviewing Heroes and Hearts, interviewing yours truly AND hosting a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of Heroes and Hearts for your very own!
This week the tour rolls along as we pay a visit to YA Bookish News for today’s PROMO. Tomorrow My Cozie Corner reviews Heroes and Hearts and Words I Write Crazy hosts another giveaway on Friday for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of my Heroes and Hearts eBook.
Why, this isn’t creepy at all!
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Ladies and gentlemen, after a slight hiccup I bring you today’s giveaway! Enter now through the end of the tour for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Amazon and a free copy of Heroes and Hearts. I should also have this widget post on the sidebar throughout the rest of the month just as soon as I finish doing battle with WordPress as I am not very tech savvy;)
UPDATE AND EDIT: Unfortunately today’s tour stop did not play by the rules and today’s giveaway had been closed prematurely so I’m forced to yank her link from my blog. From the bottom of my heart, I do apologize for this turn of events but there will be more giveaways and I’m trying to find out if we can re-establish today’s giveaway at another time. The big giveaway I posted yesterday is still open so feel free to enter that as well.
All stops on my tour this weekend will feature reviews of Heroes and Hearts. Today we visit with the good lady at Texas Book Nook, tomorrow’s review comes fromBusy Mom Book Reviews who is also hosting a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and copy of Heroes and Hearts. Monday looks a bit more cheerful than usual as we stop atFeed My Need, For a Good Read for yet another chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card a copy of Heroes and Hearts.
Descendants of Quendaris, Book two of the Crystal Palace Chronicles and sequel to Heroes and Hearts, comes out in less than two weeks so if you haven’t picked up your copy of Heroes and Hearts just yet, get thee to Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble!
It’s here at last! The Grandaddy of all giveaways. Check out BookRix today for their review of my book and their big giveaway contest! Prizes include a $100 gift card from Amazon, a BookRix Sampler Pack and Heroes and Hearts swag (One handy dandy bookmark with official cover art on the front and book and author info on the back, one oval Team Alaric magnet and a Large T-shirt with official cover art on the front and Team Alaric on the back)!
Today we pay a visit to The Book Faery Reviews where I’ve written a guest post that talks about incorporating fantasy creatures into your writing. Check out “Writing, Rules and Fantasy Creatures” and be sure to enter today’s giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of my eBook, Heroes and Hearts.
UPDATE: It appears either the blogger or my guest post has fallen into a black hole, the faeries have revolted and are holding the blogger hostage or possibly she’s been eaten by a dragon. In any event, my guest post and today’s giveaway information hasn’t been posted. As soon as the situation is rectified I’ll post another update but in the meantime, here is my guest post: Writing, Rules and Fantasy Creatures
The Sci-fi/Fantasy genre seems to have really picked up speed in recent years, much to my delight as a long time fan. I’m sure I’m not the only reader seeing a trend as to which creatures are getting the most attention and sometimes that attention isn’t positive. Yes, I am of a generation that doesn’t find monsters sexy. Vampires were vicious, mysterious, deadly creatures who fed on the living, burst into flames in daylight and sometimes battled other vicious, mysterious and deadly creatures. Vampires were almost never erotic and they certainly didn’t sparkle! We were warned by closemouthed country folk in dark taverns to stay off the moors and avoid werewolves. They didn’t run around bench-pressing things with their shirts off and they didn’t play basketball or go street surfing on top of vans. Even zombies have become so mainstream that, if upcoming books and movies are any indication, they are now becoming dateable once they learn how to appreciate human brains without wanting to snack on them!
So, you wanna come back to my place?
My point is, not everyone is going to agree with your interpretation of whatever creature you decide to use in your stories. You can try the traditional approach or you can create your own rules if you wish, just try to be consistent in your universe so you don’t confuse your readers. Personally since the market has been so saturated with vampires, wolves, zombies and aliens I’ve decided to show some love for the neglected creatures of the fantasy realm. While I do employ dragons in Heroes and Hearts I also introduce my readers to the deadly and frightening Manticore of Persian legend. In Descendants of Quendaris readers are treated to lots of orc and goblin action but they also meet a cousin of the dreaded Welsh Gitto. When it comes to Sci-fi and Fantasy, you can either limit yourself to what everyone else is doing because it’s safe or you can follow the road less traveled. Why be less daring than your own characters?