The Land of Honey by Chinenye Obiajulu

The Land of Honey by Chinenye Obiajulu

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Land of Honey by Chinenye Obiajulu, is a very emotionally deep novel about the bonds we form with those we love and the trials we face attempting to make a place for ourselves in this world.

I was impressed with this book early on for a multitude of reasons. The author does a good job explaining things that readers outside of the culture she describes may not recognise, and yet she never makes you feel as though you are being spoken down to. I appreciated that she took so much time introducing the character’s situations, but that she didn’t miss a beat when it came to unfolding the story at the same time.

Immigration is a tough and sensitive subject with many layers and opinions, so setting a book around the subject was a risky choice. I thought she handled it very well. This is a story that is both eye opening and heartfelt.

As the reader, you get to explore the emotions of the characters as well as experience the obstacles they face as the book moves along. The decisions they make throughout this book will make you stop and consider your own choices in life and how they have affected you and those you care for.

One very impressive thing about this author’s writing style is the way she allows her characters the ability to grow and change. You feel as if they have matured and become more aware of themselves by the finish. This, to me, is the sign of a talented author. Her characters are three dimensional and interesting.

This is a book that I think readers of literary fiction will love, and will want to share amongst those who are close to them. I recommend that you read it and see what you think.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes

Sinful FolkSinful Folk by Ned Hayes
A terrible loss. A desperate journey.
A mother seeks the truth.

In December of the year 1377, five children were burned to death in a suspicious house fire. A small band of villagers traveled 200 miles across England in midwinter to demand justice for their children’s deaths.

Sinful Folk is the story of this treacherous journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village.

For years, she has concealed herself and all her secrets. But in this journey, she will find the strength to claim the promise of her past and find a new future. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and redemption.

The remarkable new novel by Ned Hayes
Illustrated by New York Times bestseller Nikki McClure
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I first saw this book, the medieval aspect caught my attention right away. Still, I figured that for a book of this time period, I expected a lot of boring miles of description and historical references. I was wrong. This book was anything but boring.

The main point of the story was revealed right away, allowing the characters to have a justified reason for their actions and their desperation to solve the crime before them. I greatly enjoyed the way Ned Hayes described the world of these people and how he chose to tell the story from a single perspective. That must have been a difficult decision for the author when there were so many important characters that were vital to the story.

One thing that caught my attention about this story was the way the main character dealt with her grief. In too many books we see either strict vengeance or grief and sorrow, but rarely do we see laughter, mirth and the variety of other emotions this author used to display her feelings.

I was fascinated by the journey and the revelations of those who travelled together in search of justice and wisdom. I realised when I was half way through this book that it was taking me virtually no time to read it. The sign of a good, interesting story.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the historical period. Great read.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher and provided through Netgalley.

How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

How to Be an American HousewifeHow to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

A lively and surprising novel about a Japanese woman with a closely guarded secret, the American daughter who strives to live up to her mother’s standards, and the rejuvenating power of forgiveness.

How to Be an American Housewife is a novel about mothers and daughters, and the pull of tradition. It tells the story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn’t been what she’d expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Offering an entertaining glimpse into American and Japanese family lives and their potent aspirations, this is a warm and engaging novel full of unexpected insight.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my favourite novel I have read in the New Year. Margaret Dilloway has used fiction to explore the experiences of her mother and her Japanese heritage. In doing so, she has created a book that is emotionally engaging,powerfully heartfelt and entertaining.

From the beginning this book captivated me. I wanted to know more about the two alternating stories, one of a Japanese mother and her life before and after moving to America and the other of her daughter and her life growing up in the US.

The author showed the transition of time in this book flawlessly. I was never confused as to which character was recounting their life, nor was there any awkward places where the past and the present met.

I truly felt that I was getting to look inside a culture and a family that I knew little about and that the author put much of herself into these characters. This is not a quickly paced story, but it is even and flows wonderfully from one part of the character’s life to the next.

My favourite part of this story was the relationship between Sue and her Daughter Helena. The daughter is a mature child by the point in which we meet her at age thirteen and the reflections of Sue’s relationship with Shoko and the values she has learned from her are clear during this portion of the story. Fantastic writing, that made me stop and evaluate my own relationship with my children.

A story very much about forgiveness, acceptance and the power of love and the human spirit, this is one that I strongly recommend you check out.

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyOphelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

A modern-day fairy tale set in a mysterious museum that is perfect for readers of Roald Dahl and Blue Balliett.

Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn’t believe in anything that can’t be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia’s help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy’s own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale is about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes I think I should give up all other genres and just read middle-grade fiction. This book reinforced that thought process. I love it when you can become absorbed in a magical fantasy to the point where all of your stresses and worries fade into the background.

I liked the interactions between the characters in this book, especially Ophelia and the boy, and the interesting descriptions of the relationship between Ophelia and her sister. These characters reminded me somewhat of those in C.S. Lewis’ novels. The abundant feeling of hope and friendship in this story made it one that I shall not soon forget.

One of the things that I particularly found appealing about this book was the way the characters discovered things. I thought the writing in these sections of the book was very original and did not follow the paths I had seen taken before. Items are important in this type of novel and in keeping with that idea, it was refreshing to see that the kids in this book had to use some intellect in order to solve their problems and find what they were looking for.

Children of all ages would enjoy this story. Long enough to keep an older child entertained, yet this book could be read in chapters to a younger child as well.

Overall, I was impressed and am happy to recommend it.

This review is based on a digital ARC, provided by Netgalley and the publisher for the express purpose of review. All opinions are my own.

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Hocus Pocus Hotel: The Thirteenth Mystery by Michael Dahl

The Thirteenth MysteryThe Thirteenth Mystery by Michael Dahl

Abracadabra, the founder of the Hocus Pocus Hotel has vanished! Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu team up again to solve this mystery and find their friend. As the boys continue to search for clues, and as Annie Solo, a desk clerk at the hotel, helps them out, the last thing they expect happens. Tyler vanishes. But Charlie has reason to believe that a mysterious thirteenth floor exists in the old hotel…

For ages 9-12. Final book in the Hocus Pocus Hotel trilogy.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this book. In the realm of younger audience/middle grade fiction, there have been a lot of disappointments this last year but I am pleased to say this is certainly not one of them.

Here is what I loved about this book:

Charlie, the self proclaimed “biggest nerd in school” has a strong narrator’s voice that I think children will no doubt be able to identify with. He is smart and funny and his observations help the reader to uncover the proper clues to the mysteries at hand. The supporting characters are well written, each with a unique personality that really shines through in their actions.

The chapters are short and often broken up by full page illustrations that go hand in hand with what is happening in the story. The illustrations are well done and match the descriptions of the characters in the book.

There are many clever names in this story and they made me stop and smile on multiple occasions.

This book has loads of magic and mystery and for all those children who are interested in how magic works, this book will thrill them. The story is appropriate for a young audience and exciting enough to keep your child turning pages.

overall, this was a fun read even for an adult and I think kids will love it. You should check out this series.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher and provided through Netgalley.

PJ Parker’s Fire On The Water Blog Tour

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Fire On The Water
 A Companion To Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 
Fire On The Water: A Companion To Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 
By P.J. Parker
Category: Drama
Publication Date: 12th December 2013 
ISBN paperback: 978-1-61213-196-2
ISBN ebook: 978-1-61213-197-9
 

Book Summary 


Rachel, a young American biographer researching the life of Mary Shelley in Montreux, Switzerland, is entangled and consumed by the escalating threads of her investigation. Shards of Shelley’s creation are exhumed from the past. Precious memories are hacked and sutured to the unthinkable. The unblemished flesh of the one she loves is stripped back to reveal what lies beneath—aspects of Frankenstein incised and ripped from the nineteenth century and transplanted into her own.
Through a landscape of archival documents, the contents of a trunk unopened for generations, and a spiraling progression of dismembered cadavers and uncertainties, Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein interweaves Rachel’s search with the plot of Frankenstein and the horrific occurrences of the summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley dared to dip her quill into the ink of her darkest of waking dreams.

The truth is given life.


Introducing

P.J. Parker


P.J. Parker was born and raised in rural Australia. With a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of New South Wales, he has traveled and lived extensively around the world, focusing on cultures of historic interest and buildings of architectural significance before transitioning into a career as a fraud analyst and programmer with a leading international financial institution. An avid reader and researcher, P.J. undertakes his writing with a passionate and exacting attention to detail.

Praise for Fire On The Water


The impossible has been done… a really great novel inspired by a really great novel.

-ARC Review, Goodreads


There were some particularly great moments in this story. Times when your own heart is beating as fast as that of the character you are experiencing things with. I loved that the author balanced moments of excitement with a deep back story of Shelley’s research and composition of her famed novel. 
                                 -ARC Review, Goodreads
 
 
 
Publication Date: 12th December 2013
Sales Information
Fire On The Water is available in paperback and ebook at Amazon, B&N.com, The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing House online: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/books/detail/109, and available in ebook format on iTunes and Kobo.
 

A Guest Post with PJ Parker

Time and Place

When writing fiction, especially historic fiction, time and place come into play to draw the reader into the world the author is creating. Anything that seems out of time or out of place can jar the audience and to that degree the world is not real. The novel, Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has mirrored stories in two timelines: 1816 and current day. Wording is important in this work so that the reader knows when and where they are and also, at times, so that they don’t know when and where they are. This is done through details, and details require research.

For example, in 1816, were there streetlamps? Were they electric? Were they gas? Perhaps they were in London at that time but were they in Montreux, Switzerland where the story is set? The answers are all no. Home owners were responsible for placing an oil lantern at their front gate each night to light the street. These were taken back into the home when they went to sleep.

How would Mary Shelley be transported to another location? By automobile? By carriage? What type of carriage? How many horses? Would she drive it herself or would there be a driver? Perhaps a valet? What terrain can such a carriage handle? How fast can it go? Were there any known issues with such a transport? Was it prone to tipping over? Was it a smooth ride or rough? Would the distance be measured in miles or leagues or something else?

When Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein shows two different viewpoints of the same entity or situation—one from an 1816 and one from a current day perspective—which viewpoint and wordage do you use? Both? Or one that is timeless in its description? What Mary calls breeches and a chemise in the 1816 timeline may be jeans and a t-shirt in the current day timeline. How do you let the reader know that they are both talking about the same thing?

The language of conversation is also a key to assist the reader to realize the period of the current chapter. Modern conversation is truncated, 1816 conversation is more formal—both have their own nuances and jargon. But how would Mary Shelley address her closest friend and confident, Doctor John Polidori? Would she call him John in the company of others? Would protocol demand how close she may stand to him? Could she touch him in any way without contravening 1816 mannerisms and acceptable social interaction? Would she even be talking to him at all without her husband present? Perhaps, perhaps not. And if she did do something that broke protocol for that time period, how do you let the reader know that it is an infringement and not a situation that may be totally acceptable in our current time? All can be identified through study of source materials relevant to the time being written about.

This thought and research process has been even more relevant in my current in-progress work, America: Túwaqachi. This novel follows a single family line through 37,000 years of North American history. Every chapter is an advancement in time and place and each is unique and needs to be defined and clarified as much as research will allow. In 15,600 BC you cannot say that the characters’ home was six yards wide by ten yards long—there was no such thing as yards. You cannot state that it took him or her two hours to walk to the river—they did not use hours. And what of location? Can I write: ‘he stood on the hill and surveyed the Montana plain’? No, because it was not called Montana until sixteen thousand years later. And yet, the author needs to clearly place the reader in Montana without calling it Montana.

Such was the tactic that I employed with Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies Now on Amazon Kindle!

Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies has Arrived!!!

Buy it HERE!
And Add it to Your ‘To Be Read’ List on Goodreads!

Book Blurb:

The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.

Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown.  With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind.  It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior.  It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had.

Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam?  And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?

Wondering what you’re in for?  Check out the praise earned by the first two installments of this high fantasy series!

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:

“I greatly enjoyed the vivid characters, the gripping plot, and the refreshingly unique writing style (present tense). ” – kdillmanjones

“This is a sophisticated and delightful read. I recommend this book to lovers of Fantasy or to General Fiction readers. The story is compelling enough to entertain a wide audience.” – John Howell

“One of the things that won me over was the bouts of humor. Especially in the beginning. “This is not possible! I am a Paladin!” I thought I was going to die with delight.” – C.N. Faust

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Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower:

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

“Something I find unique about this fantasy novel that I don’t often find in others, is that the hero, Luke Callindor is rather of the

unlucky variety. He does not get everything he asks for, he stumbles, falls, gets knocked down (literally)and taught lessons as he goes. This is helping him to grow into the hero that was promised in the first book.” – Ionia Martin

“Nyx is such a strong personality. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and more of the other characters, new and already known, with the rich tapestry of Windemere unfolding in between intense actions scenes and moments of kindness and budding friendships.” – Danielle Taylor

“Almost like the Harry Potter series. The books start out so young and innocent, but by the last book – watch out!” –  Momto4Booklover

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Author Biography:

Charles author photo B&WCharles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Contact:

Blog-  www.legendsofwindemere.com

Twitter-  @cyallowitz

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/CharlesYallowitz

ALSO!

Goodreads Giveaway for a Paperback Copy of Beginning of a Hero, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower, & Allure of the Gypsies!!!

Windemere Twubs Chat from 8-10 pm EST TONIGHT!

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TWUBS CHAT WITH THE WINDEMERE CAST!!!

Just follow these instructions to join in the fun:

  1. Go to Twubs Chat.
  2. Log In through Twitter or Sign Up with Twubs Chat.
  3. Search for the #windemerespeaks hashtag.
  4. Join in the conversation.

Now, I can hear people saying ‘How do we ask questions to characters if we never read your books?’  First, I frown and wonder why you haven’t read the books.  Then, accepting that people are busy, I put a list of characters with brief descriptions after this sentence:

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Luke Callindor-  The young hero of the story who has set out to prove he is as much a hero as his ancestors.  Armed with twin sabers and courage, this half-elf repeatedly finds himself in over his head.

Nyx- The hot-tempered, but kind sorceress that Luke befriends in Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.  With the ability to cast spells with incantations and gestures, Nyx is incredibly powerful.  She also calls Luke her little brother.

Sari- Debuting in Allure of the Gypsies, Sari is the only surviving gypsy of her clan who were massacred by the Lich.  Whether on the run or contained, she is a cunning woman that one has to always be wary of.  Otherwise, you might find yourself no longer in control of the situation.

Fizzle- A purple-scaled Drite with red dragonfly wings, who guards Visindor Forest. He joins with Luke after taking a liking to the forest tracker.  This tiny dragon has become an important ally to our heroes and an adorable mascot.

Nimby-  The halfling thief who befriended Luke in Hamilton Military Academy and helped him locate the hidden heir of Serab.  Nimby has proven his loyalty several times, but he is a man of many secrets.  Just be careful talking to him because he rarely shuts up.

Fritz Warrenberg- The womanizing, gnomish inventor is the oldest of our heroes, but is not always the most mature.  Armed with a sharp mind that can work on multiple problems at once, he should never be underestimated.  Let’s not forget his loyal riding sheep, Bessaria.

Aedyn Karwyn- The stoic and serious half-elven priest of the Sun God, Durag, is the healer of the time.  Though, he tends to feel like the babysitter with Nimby’s stealing, Fritz’s flirting, and Luke’s reckless behavior.

The Lich-  A dark and sinister villain from the Caster Swamp, this undead spellcaster has been after Luke from the beginning.  His ultimate goals are still unknown, but it seems he has a master.

The Hellfire Elf- The demonic assassin that the Lich summons to capture the heir of Serab and kill Luke Callindor.  He has been given the deadly Chaoswind Blade, which causes extreme pain to those of good natures.  With his shape-shifting ability and demonic strength, Luke is still afraid of this menace.

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Queen Trinity-  She is the ruler of the chaos elves and her magic rivals that of Nyx, making them perfect enemies.  More laid back and calm than the Lich, she is always up for a challenge or looking into a mystery.  Hints of a deeper reason for her allegiance to the evil forces of Windemere have begun appearing as well.

Kira Grasdon-  Heir to the Grasdon Merchant Company, Luke runs into her at Hamilton Military Academy.  Eventually, winning our young hero over, she is out to master her own chain and sickle weapon.  A master of changing her mood and behavior to suit any situation, she can come off as two-faced.

Kellia- The school bully that becomes a good friend of Luke and the others.  She still has issues with Fritz hitting on her.

Selenia Hamilton-  The half-elven headmistress of Hamilton Military Academy, this former mercenary dealt with Luke during his first mission.  She’s still angry that he arrived at her school under false papers, but she’s willing to take her fury out on him with detention.

Kevin Masterson- The administrative head of Hamilton Military Academy. This grizzled, crotchety warrior sports a bum leg and shoulder after losing a fight to three ogres.  To be fair, they’re dead and he’s still around to curse at annoying students.

Daniel Skyblade- This noble from the city of Gaia is a former employee of Selenia.  A legend among warriors, he takes great interest in the unfolding events.

Captain Higgs- The sea elf captain of The River Scout, who has the task of escorting the heir of Serab’s entourage down the L’dandrin River.  Very protective of his crew, he is quick to yell at any of his guests if they get in the way.

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Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cyril & Willow- The masters of Rainbow Tower and Nyx’s adoptive parents.  Cyril is a dark, stern man while his wife is a smiling, happy woman.  Polar opposites that eternally get along.

Isaiah- A powerful Fireskin (dragon man) and the mysterious caster that rescued Nyx from her burning village.  He has already hinted that he knows about the prophecy that Nyx and Luke are involved in.  His only goal is to keep them alive long enough to see their destiny to the end.

Kalam- The vampiric brother of Isaiah, he is the former mentor of the Lich.  He has agreed to help his old student attack Luke and friends in return for a chance to battle his elusive brother.  He also takes Sari as payment, which might be more than he bargained for.

Talos ‘Doubleblade’ Callindor- The grandfather of Luke and his teacher in the ways of combat and the forest.  He gets his special name from his mastery of the Whirlwind of Uli style, which Luke uses as well.  This old elf is retired and spends his days relaxing in the town of Haven.

Vixen & Ilan Callindor-  Luke’s parents.  Ilan is an elven blacksmith with a bad leg from his adventuring days and he hates that he son has left to be an adventurer.  Vixen is a jewel maker and has spent far too much of her time apologizing for the trouble her son causes.

Gabriel- The God of Destiny and Lord of Hell.  Controlling the fates of the evil and the good, he is the most powerful god in the Windemere pantheon.

Zaria-  The Goddess of Purity and Gabriel’s ally/rival.  Kind and compassionate, she acts as an opposite force to Gabriel’s demeanor.

Uli-  The Goddess of Elven Warriors and the Forest.  She is the patron goddess of Luke and is exceptionally worried about him being under Gabriel’s hands.

Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies Cover Reveal!!!

Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies is set to debut on December 1st!!!  Let’s kick off this week of hype with a bang!!!

The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.

Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown.  With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind.  It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior.  It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had.

Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam?  And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?

Charles author photo B&W

Author Bio:

Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Follow him at the Legends of Windemere site.

Still to Come:

We’re still taking volunteers for the December blog tour.  Raise your hand and join in the fun next month.

Don’t forget that we’ll be holding a Twubs Chat on November 30th from 8pm-10pm EST.  Ask the characters of Windemere any question that you want by going to #windemerespeaks.  If you haven’t read the series and want to participate then check back here on the 30th for a list of characters and a short description.

Read the Previous Volumes of Legends of Windemere!!!

Click on the Cover to go to the Amazon Page

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Last Call: Allure of the Gypsies Cover Reveal & Blog Tour

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Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies debuts on December 1st!!!

Coming into the home stretch for building hype for the this fantasy debut.  So, Ionia has permitted me to make this is the last call for promotion volunteers.  Here are the events:

Cover Reveal

Next Monday, November 25th, all volunteers will post the debut cover of Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies.  I will send any volunteers the cover art and the book/author information to go along with it.  This is going to be the explosive kickoff for HYPE WEEK!

December Blog Tour

Volunteer for this event and you will be given a date along with all of the necessary information.  On your given date, you make a post about the new book.  I will make a post on my blog directing people to day’s volunteers and any published books they have out.  I will be sending out an email to all volunteers on December 1st with the information.  That day will be taken by myself and Ionia because I want to include the Amazon site with the volunteer email.  Still working on a fun name for the group to put as a header for my volunteer posts.

#Windemerespeaks Twubs Chat

On November 30th, we’ll end HYPE WEEK! with a 2 hour chat over Twitter using the Twubs site.  This will start at 8 PM EST (East Coast USA) and go until 10 PM.  The fun twist here is that you won’t be asking me questions.  You get to ask the characters of my books whatever you want.  A post on my blog and here at Readfulthings will be going up earlier that day to lead people to the Twubs room and give a list of major characters.  If you read the books and want to ask a minor character something then go right ahead.  All we politely ask is that you avoid spoilers.

Thanks & Check Out the Previous Volumes!

Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero

Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower