Kindle Scout Campaign: Rites of Heirdron

Rites of Heirdon by Newland Moon is a new SciFi/Fantasy Romance on Kindle Scout and it needs your votes!

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From the Author:

As I announce the completion of Rites of Heirdron, I would also like to announce some more exciting news. I submitted Rites of Heirdron to Kindle Scout and my application was accepted!

What is Kindle Scout?

It’s a remarkable opportunity for new authors to receive a publishing contract through Amazon’s publishing platform (Kindle Press).

Kindle Scout lists accepted author’s information, the first 5,000 words of their book, and some responses to questions on their site. Interested readers can then “nominate” the books, like Rites of Heirdron.

What is nominating?

During a thirty-day campaign, readers can click “nominate” on the books that interest them. The more nominations, the better the chances of being selected to receive a publishing contract!

Once you click the “Nominate Me” button, you’ll be redirected to your dashboard. You can nominate three books on your dashboard at one time. If Rites of Heirdron is selected for publication, you’ll receive a FREE early copy.

I hope you’ll click on my NOMINATE link, read the preview, and if you believe Rites of Heirdron merits a publishing contract please nominate me.

Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy the excerpt of Rites of Heirdron. It was a pleasure to write this magnificent sci-fi/fantasy romance.

#YourNextFavoriteAuthor Blog Tour: Alvin Atwater

Pukah Works

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How do you set up your writing, so that it flows? (research, outlining, character building, etc.)

Very awesome question. I never told anyone about how I set up my writing to that it flows. Some of it is standard but then I take it up a notch.

I only recently started using outlines. I had to pull myself from that “high horse”- Wing-It-All-writer to the Want-to-Finish-a-Novel-in-a-Timely-Manner-author. Outlines are still not my favorite thing but are helpful if I get stuck. I don’t need to outline short stories or novelettes.

I keep a composition book for each full novel. On one page could be: characters, foes, organizations.  Another page will have places (unless it takes place in just one city). Some pages will have major items, weapons, etc. And the list goes on.
Sometimes, I’d write chapters or rewrite chapters in these composition books.

But… I often take it up to…

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Book Review: Piercing the Darkness

Book Review: Piercing the Darkness by Aaron-Michael Hall

 

 (Review by: Antrim Cycle Book Blog)

 

Piercing the Darkness is the last book in the The Rise of Nazil trilogy. It’s a stunning conclusion to this excellent fantasy series with many of the characters I’ve grown to love showing up to add more to the story.
The children of the Chosen take center stage here. It is their turn to fight the darkness of the powers of Sanctium. An unexpected event occurs when one of the cousins with the blood of Oisin is turned to the dark side and the other forces and prophecies that were set in play in the first two books come into effect.

 

I still had plenty of Pentanimir and Brahanu, Dani and Zeta, and the other characters I love to read about, but there are some new and interesting people added into the mix. The cousins though are the heart of the story: Raithym, Tardison and the others, and it is they who must save the land with the help of the Guardians.

This was a satisfying conclusion to this epic series. I heartily recommend you get all three books and binge-read this series.

 

 Antrim Cycle Book Blog

 

Thank you,
Antrim Cycle for not only your review of Piercing the Darkness, but for your reviews of the entire trilogy. You are appreciated.

The Finest Lines

A very interesting read from author Morgan Smith.

Traveling Light

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Lately, the big thing in fantasy writer advice blogs and articles is about not stereotyping.

It’s always been a trenchant criticism – writers, especially writers new to writing, tend to add in cardboard cut-outs, rather than fully fleshed-out people. It’s almost unavoidable with very minor characters (innkeepers as fat slobs with no brains to speak of; prostitutes with hearts of gold; bribable city guardsmen; the list goes on) but, as we are all aware, unforgivable for those constructs who play more than a one-liner, walk-on role.

And that’s as it should be, because it’s lazy. Even for those peripheral characters that exist only to get the protagonist a hot meal or hide her from the villain in some squalid back room, it’s pretty boring. You know what? An innkeeper could be lean and hungry, prostitutes occasionally are unfeeling, and at least some soldiers have more morals than an alley-cat.

I’m…

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Interview with Oxilon T. Benoist

Today, I would like to introduce you to Oxilon T. Benoist of Nazil.

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Part I: Let’s Start at the Beginning…

1. What’s your name?

Oxilon Thaon Benoist, son of Tryn and High Advisor to the Zaxson of Nazil

2. Give me your full name.

(Narrows Eyes)

3. OK, do you have a nickname? If yes, what is it and how did you come to have it?

Sir Benoist to those of your station.

4. What species are you? (Human, werewolf, etc? Or are you an alien?) I know you have some special gifts that aren’t entirely human.

Human? Had I not agreed to this farce, you would find my Xtabyren at your throat! The humans are savages. I am Nazilian as are all in my line.

5. Where/when were you born?

Nazil, the capital city of all of Faélondul.

6. Okay, now…do you believe that you are good or bad or are those terms not definable?

(Scoffs) Good or bad? There is only Nazilian and Human. The concept is not a difficult one. Albeit, for one of your paltry intellect, mayhaps it is.

Part II: Tell Us More About Yourself…

8. How would you describe your personality?

Honorable and true to my heritage. Honor Above All!

9. Would you say you’re someone who can handle pressure? What’s a good example?

An example? I would say allowing you in my presence without clasping you in irons demonstrates my restraint. Others have not fared so well.

10. Do you get along with others?

I am well respected; as it should be. My family is held in high regard in Nazil and Faélondul alike. If my commands are followed and my needs met, redirection is unnecessary.

13. Who are your main enemies, people you would like to see stopped from whatever they are doing?

The humans have infested the lands of Faélondul far too long. It is not enough to enslave them; they should be eradicated. Always, they are the enemy and will remain so until they are no more.

14. How about allies?

One does not have allies. Trust no one and none can betray you.

15. What is one thing that you would like to see happen in the immediate future?

Removal of the humans from the lands.
Part III: Hypothetically…

16. Suppose that you could become any creature you know of. What would you pick, and why?

One of Nazil does not lower themselves to the level of beasts.

17. One of your enemies in question 13 just complimented you. What is your response?

(Iniquitous smirk)

  1. One of your friends in Question 14 just insulted you. What is your response?

Again, you hear not my words. I was a Chosen Guard as was my father. I now stand third in command of Nazil. One does not insult Oxilon Benoist. If it were so, it would be but once. Have doubt? Ask my brother, Manifir, of my words.

  1. If you could change anything about yourself…

I have spoken all you need to know.

20. Tell me about where you grew up…

(Hand rubs the hilt of his sword)

Part IV: Now We Get Personal

21. What’re your parents like?

My father was the most honorable of Nazil. He was First Chosen longer than any other. My mother was capable. She followed his commands, and later, mine.

22. Do you have any siblings?

Once (He smirks) No longer.

23. What’s your occupation? Do you like it?

Your intellect is on par with my nephew, Danimore. Did I not tell you of my position, human?

24. Are you seeing/dating anyone?

There is one of which I have yet to know. That will soon be remedied. (Lasciviously wicked grin)

26. If not, did you ever think about being engaged or married and to whom?

I have had my bond and have no desire to repeat such a mistake.

27. Tell us your biggest secret.

That, you will learn in time.

28. Your worst fear? You don’t have to answer this one if you don’t want to.

You think to order me? I have no fear. Fear is weakness.

29.  Tell us one thing you’re the most proud of and why?

The fall of Hyorin. The screams of the humans as we set their homes aflame was the sweetest of melodies. Forever, I will relish it.

OK, well, thank you Sir Benoist for your time. It has been an honor interviewing you today.

That is a wrap! Let’s get out of here!

Kindle Countdown Deal!

SOS-FRONT-7-2016_edited-1For a limited time, I am offering Seed of Scorn for only .99! If you love original and intelligent Epic Fantasy, now is the best time to visit the lands of Faélondul.

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Not convinced? Here is an excerpt from one reviewer: “Seed of Scorn takes the epic saga to previously unheard of levels of complexity and intrigue. It is an enthralling tale of love, honor, betrayal, and the perfidious depths people will descend for the sake of revenge. Aaron-Michael Hall’s craftwork—the unforgettable characters, the surprising twists, and turns, the intricate, rich plotting—will dazzle you. If you loved The Rise of Nazil, prepare to be blown away! Seed of Scorn will grip you from the beginning and leave you in awe.”


The third book in this Epic Fantasy trilogy (Piercing the Darkness) is available for download on Amazon and will be delivered to your electronic devices 7-15-2016.

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If you are ready for an adventure into a world with epic beasts, unforgettable and flawed characters, fantastic new worlds and languages, Faélondul Awaits!

*Due to some graphic scenes and adult situations, this title is intended for mature readers only*