Friday, September 22, 2017

Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World–Book Spotlight + Giveaways

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Today I’m spotlighting a new middle grade novel by author Bryan Davis!

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About the Book

Eddie Hertz is smart, real smart. He has to be. What other twelve-year-old patrols the streets of Nirvana alone, hoping to foil the schemes of the evil Mephisto? Since Eddie is small for his age, he trusts in his Batman-style gadgets belt and acrobatic skills as well as lots of experience, like knowing how to swing across dark alleys without being seen.

Eddie has a dream, to become like Damocles, Nirvana’s great superhero. To make that dream come true, Eddie invented a device that is supposed to give him superpowers, but using it on himself is dangerous, maybe even fatal. He doesn’t have the nerve to try it.

When Mephisto unleashes an earthquake machine on the city, Eddie gets a surprising teammate — his quirky eight-year-old sister, Samantha, who comes up with an unexpected way to help Eddie in the frantic battle to prevent the biggest earthquake of all.

Since Damocles has lost his ability to help in physical form, Eddie and Samantha are the only hope for Nirvana and the world.

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About the Author

Bryan Davis Author PhotoBryan Davis is the author of the Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, the Reapers Trilogy, Dragons of Starlight, Tales of Starlight, and the Time Echoes Trilogy, fantasy/science fiction/dystopian novels for youth and adults. His first novel, Raising Dragons, was released in July of 2004, and several books in that series have hit various bestseller lists, including Eye of the Oracle, which hit number one on the CBA Young Adult best-seller list in January of 2007.

Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S. From the time he taught himself how to read before school age, through his seminary years and beyond, he has demonstrated a passion for the written word, reading and writing in many disciplines and genres, including theology, fiction, devotionals, poetry, and humor.

Bryan is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. in Industrial Engineering). In high school, he was valedictorian of his class and won various academic awards. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and voted Most Likely to Succeed.

Bryan and his wife, Susie, work together as an author/editor team to create his imaginative tales.

Website – www.daviscrossing.com

Book Purchase site - http://www.theauthorschair.com/shopping/

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BryanDavis.Fans


1st Giveaway

Winner's choice of any Bryan Davis book, plus a Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World T-Shirt and bookmark.

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Grand Prize

The items from the first giveaway PLUS a complete Bryan Davis book series of the winner’s choice or a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter this giveaway, you must collect numbers from each tour stop and put the sum of those numbers into your entry. My number for you is 29 since Monday was my birthday and I just turned 29. :)

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Tour Schedule

Wednesday, September 20th

Book Spotlight @ Backing Books

Book review and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ Zerina Blossom’s Books

Book Spotlight and Review @ The Spooky Bookshelf

Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ Scattered Scribblings

Book Review and Character Interview @ Light and Shadows

Thursday, September 21st

Book Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ Red Lettering

Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ The Reader Addict

Book Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ target verified

Book Review and Character Interview @ Hidden Doorways

Book Review @ Ashley Bogner

Book Review @ The Page Dreamer

Friday, September 22nd

Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Story of Fire

Book Review @ Inkwell

Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Liv K. Fisher

Book Review @ writinganyone

Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Superheroes @ Dreams and Dragons

Author Interview and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ March to a Different Drum

Book Spotlight @ Author Jaye L. Knight

Saturday, September 23rd

Author Interview @ Jessi L. Roberts, author

Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Book Lovers Life

Book Review and Character Interview @ Verbosity Reviews

Book Spotlight, Author Interview and YOU WRITE: Superheroes @ Creature of Graphite

Character Interview @ Wanderer’s Pen

Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ Adventure Awaits

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Gestern Blog Tour–Excerpt + Giveaway!


I feel so bad. I was supposed to share this post yesterday, but the last week has been so crazy I completely spaced it. Anyway, even though I’m late, I’m happy to be sharing about the release of J. Grace Pennington’s newest book, Gestern. (Grace was my narrator for the Resistance audiobook, by the way.)

About the Book

You never escape your past
Andi Lloyd is more comfortable than most with interstellar travel, but she's not prepared for the perils and peculiarities of a world she has all but forgotten—the planet Earth. As the Surveyor undergoes repairs, her brother August receives a message with news that will send both of them across the world to a place he never wanted to visit again.

Neither of them are prepared to be thrust into a world of political intrigue amid the tangled forests and crumbling ruins of Austria. They aren't prepared to encounter wild animals and endure cross-country hikes. And they definitely aren't prepared to face it all alone.

But despite the dangers they must press on into the unknown to find a way to save Andi's life, to decide the fate of Earth itself—and to rescue a lonely girl who just happens to be their little sister.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Exiles Weekend Blitz–Conclusion

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I wanted to take time to give a huge thanks to everyone who participated in my weekend release blitz! I’m always amazed by how many of you sign up to help me spread the word. And everyone who commented during the blitz! You’re all awesome! ;) Here’s a recap of the tour as well as a surprise or two for you at the end. :D Also, there is still time to enter the giveaway! It runs for another couple of days yet!

Reviews

“And the plot twist in this book…wow! Few other authors I know of could pull off the twist Jaye does in this book, and especially couldn’t do it and heighten the tension for the rest of the series.” – Tricia at Tricia Mingerink

“I love all the characters!! We have, like, six+ narrators throughout the whole book …. and yet, it isn’t overwhelming AT ALL, which I love!” – Alyssa at WritingAnyone

Exiles sucks the reader in, savoring every word and plot twist, until the very end.” – Meagan at Meagan Davenport

“It was so wonderful, though, to return to the characters that we love so much! And even characters I’ve known for books now, have become even more loved.” – Sara at R535 Blog

“Other books might get lost in my work schedule, buried under tasks I need to do for church, or lay temporarily forgotten while I visit friends … but not when that book contains characters as beloved and missed of Kyrin, Jace, and the others.” – Leah at Leah’s Bookshelf

“I have to tell you all right here and now, this book is very awesome. Very very very awesome.” – Shay at The Elven Padawan

“Yeah, I really liked this book, it was pretty exciting. Jaye did a good job. The setting was super cool too.” – Sam at Books and Arrows

“This book is very un-put down-able.  The moment I saw that I received an ARC from Jaye, I started reading. I finished the book late that night.” – Jess at The Artful Author

“I recommend this novel for a calm day. Have a cup of tea and a few cookies, nestle yourself in the corner of your couch with a blanket, and listen to the rain pattering against your windowpane. And read this book.” – Athelas at Red Lettering

“Readers will be squealing in surprise, horror, and delight at some of the plot twists in this one!” – Gabriellyn at PageTurners

“Trying...to...not...gush... But honestly! This might be favorite book from the series so far! I mean each book just gets better and better and this one really had me by the heart!” -  Ants and Epic at Sutori no Hana

Exiles is, simply put, a great book. I use “great” for lack of a better word (though “amazing”, “stunning”, and “nothing short of perfect” would all work too).” – Kiara at Bookends

“The book is magic. Pure, entrancing magic that will grip your spiritual, mental, and physical being with its tasteful characters, engrossing plot, and enraging twists.” – Jazzy at Thriving Hope (if you like reviews with lots of awesome gifs, read this one. xD )

“As a general summary, I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Exiles" and highly recommend it.” – Kenzi at Honey Rock Hills

“I'm usually a skeptic of long series because a person can only come up with so many ideas right? But not in this case. Somehow, Jaye made an edge-of-your-seat thriller with plenty of romance and enough adventure to keep me up until midnight, while still building the tension for the books to come!” - E.J W at One Word At A Time

“Usually, one would expect a new sequel to be lesser than the first or second (or third!), but that is not the case with this!  In my humble opinion, Exiles was awesome! if not better than the first three.” – Sarah at Sarah, Plain & Average

“While Exiles may be my least favorite of the series so far, it was, of course, good, and some long awaited and unexpected things happened!” – Natasha at A Camera and a Dreamer

“All the turmoil in the characters, the uncertainty, and getting out of their comfort zones. It was all so deep and true to real life.” – Faith at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections

“Exiles offers the same depth of character, adventurous plot, breathtaking descriptions, and spiritual parallels as the rest of the series.” – Erika at Resting Life

“Oh. My. Goodness. This book is wonderful. Reading it was rather like going on Expedition Everest at the Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Such an emotional roller-coaster.” – Addyson at The Music of a Story

“You’ll need a seatbelt, believe me. It was nonstop action from there on out! So many unexpecteds. So many surprises. So many shocks. Oh my heart.” – Ivy Rose at Lakeside Publications

“I have been a huge fan of the Ilyon Chronicles since they first released, and not a single book in the series has ever failed to disappoint me. They just seem to keep getting better.” – C.M. Williams at Ember's Reviews

“The action was fantastic, with a twist at the end that.... just blew me away. After that, I think it might be an understatement to say that I am extremely excited for the next novel in the series.” – Rebekah at Backing Books

And don’t forgot to stop by my friend Morgan’s blog for her review tomorrow!

Author Interviews

Character Interviews

Excerpts

Spotlights

Other Posts


Onward in the series!

As I like to do at the end of these blog tours, I’m officially announcing the title of the next book in the series!

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When a catastrophic event leaves the Landale camps reeling and stricken by a deadly illness, Jace must face the dangers of Valcré and an impossible choice to gain the cure.

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Bitter Winter is not quite as . . . epic in in scope as the first four books. It’s a more personal story. As you can probably tell by the logline, it’s a very Jace-centric book. (And has some pretty devastating things happen.) It’s the shortest book of the series. But, to make up for that, the book will also include a bonus novella. :D It’s a little story I never saw coming, but two people in Bitter Winter were making eyes at each other and demanded to have a story of their own. :P So, basically, when Bitter Winter releases, you’ll actually be getting two stories. How cool is that? I’m really looking forward to sharing it. While I don’t have a release date yet, you can see a little sneak peek of inspiration on my new Pinterest board. :)

Surprise #2!

Look what I’ve been working on in secret! :D It’s a short story of when Jace found Tyra. It’s going to be free to anyone who signs up for my emailing list. So, if you’re already signed up, you’ll get it automatically. If not, well, you can always sign up here. ;) I’ll also have a little paperback version for sale for those who have to have it on your shelf with the others. I’m hoping to have it ready to send out in the next couple of weeks or so (if life cooperates). :) Keep an eye on your inboxes.

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A year ago, Jace was a slave. A gladiator.

Now he has found a home with the only three people who have ever treated him with kindness.

After his first visit to town goes just as disastrously as expected, he seeks solace in the woods, where he discovers a wounded wolf pup. The merciful thing would be to put her out of her misery. However, his desire to help her is stronger. Could he possibly save her in her condition? Would Elôm even care to help if Jace were to ask Him?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Exiles Release and Weekend Blitz

Exiles is FINALLY here! This book . . . I felt like I would never reach the goal while at the same time feeling like this day was coming way too fast. I don’t know how that’s even possible. Thank you so much to everyone who’s been so patient and understanding since I had to delay the release by a month. But the wait is over now!

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You can buy the Kindle version or paperback from Amazon or order an autographed copy!

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“But what if I haven’t read the first books yet?” you ask. Good news! The first three books of the series are discounted August 11th-14th, so now it the perfect chance to dive into the world of Ilyon. :) You can find the books on Amazon.

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I’m having a fun weekend blitz to celebrate the release of Exiles. So many amazing bloggers signed up to be part of it. Check out the schedule and give them a visit! There’s also a giveaway at the bottom of this post!

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Schedule
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12
Sunday, August 13
Monday, August 14

Tuesday, August 15
Giveaway!
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Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Exiles, a pewter dragon necklace by treasurecast, and a sword letter opener (which just so happens to exactly match the sword on the cover of Resistance)! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Announcing My Newest Endeavor

You’d think I have a lot of time on my hands. Truth is, I have pretty much NO time. Ah, how naive I was when I thought I’d have more time when I lived on my own. Still, I do what I can with whatever free time I can find. One thing I’ve always had an interest in is making book covers. Because I LOVE making book covers. I love making them even when they aren’t for my books, so I thought, why not offer some to my fellow authors, right? And that, my friends, is my new endeavor. I’ve got a little site set up and a few covers. I’ll be adding more as I can. In the meantime, you can check them out here:

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I also set up a Facebook page. Whenever I make new covers, I’ll add them to the album there.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dreams and Devotion Spotlight + Giveaway!

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Today I’m sharing a spotlight for Sarah Holman’s new book, Dreams and Devotion!

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Some dreams will be dashed, and their devotion will be tested.

Dara's life is full of farm work and worries, especially now that her older brother is a priest in a far off city. Yet she still has time to dream of the life she hopes will someday be. She dreams of marrying her dear friend and the worries of her family ending. Now, the selfishness of one person threatens her very way of life.

Dresden's initial excitement about living a life devoted to the service of God quickly is dashed on the rocks of reality. The life of a priest is nothing like what he imagined. To make matters worse, he finds out his family back in his home village is on the brink of disaster. Torn between his vows and his love for his family, what will he choose?

Buy the book for the special preorder price, here.

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About the Author

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Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of many published books and short stories. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.

Find her at www.thedestinyofone.com





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Stops on the blog tour:

July 8

Bookish Orchestrations ~ Faith Blum

July 9

His Princess Warrior ~ Katie Hamilton

July 10

In the Book Case ~ Tarissa Graves

Jessica Greyson ~ Jessica Greyson

July 11

Gods Peculiar Treasure Rae ~ Raechel

Read Another Page ~Rebekah Morris

July 12

Whimsical Writings For His Glory ~ Jesseca Dawn

Shannon McDermott ~ Shannon McDermott

July 13

The Page Dreamer ~ Deborah O'Carroll

July 14

Knitted by God’s Plans ~ Kendra E. Ardnek

With a Joyful Noise ~ Amanda Tero

Once Upon an Ordinary ~ Kate Willis

July 15

Jaye L. Knight ~ Jaye L. Knight

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Exiles Weekend Release Blitz Signup!

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I’m doing something a little bit different for the release of Exiles. Instead of doing a week long blog tour, I’m condensing it down to a three day weekend blitz. :) It’s basically the same, just in a shorter time period. For any bloggers who wish to participate, there are options for simple book spotlights, reviews, author interviews, and I will also be doing character interviews. (There are a limited number of slots for these, so if you want to interview one of my characters, make sure to sign up for it quickly!)
Also check out what fun items the blitz giveaway will contain at the end of the post!


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