Monday, April 29, 2013

The Warrior's Code by David James

                                                                 Live by the Code. 
Die by the Code. 


Official Synopsis: "In the magical world of the Order, Warriors fight for justice, freedom, and peace. Becoming a Warrior is an honor given to few, and twelve-year-olds Zackery Solts and Kate Black will do anything to have a place among the elite. Zack and Kate must compete against eighteen others and pass three deadly tests of courage and skill. Above all, they must be strong because while the dangers of the tests are unknown, one thing is clear: not everyone will survive."

Available 5.14.13


The Warrior’s Code (Book 1.2) is an e-format prequel short story in the Legend of the Dreamer series that can be read before or after Light of the Moon (Book 1) and The Witch's Curse (Book 1.1). 



David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer series, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. The sequel, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Be sure to visit David’s blog and facebook to learn more about his various addictions and novels.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Poem for Whisky

Sweet & Sour
 
 
The title was simple, my Whisky Sour as sweet as can be.
The rest was but a blinking cursor on a white page.
A writer without words, reduced only to feelings,
Nearly three months lost in the mournful cage.
 
I still see you from the corner of my eye:
A flash of orange, a spot of white.
I still hear your dramatic breakfast howls
As you demand we awaken from a restful night.
 
What a change you made at our home,
No longer frightened, but content.
What a change you made in my life,
Forging a bond that will never relent.
 
We took you from a place of pain,
Gave you a haven to love and heal.
You took me from a land of solitude,
Gave me the courage to feel.
 
How many times did we laugh watching you play.
How many treats did you demand we give.
How many nights did you cuddle by our side.
How many days did you truly, finally live.
 
They say 13 is an unlucky number, a curse.
But it is the number of years we held you dear.
13 years of unconditional love,
Even the last two when we knew our end was near.
 
Perhaps I was selfish to keep you so close,
With so many vet visits and pills.
I hope you knew it was out of love that I insisted,
Even though medicine soon became a battle of wills.
 
Believe me when I say I sought only to give you a good life.
Believe me when I say it was for you.
Believe that I strove to keep you happy during that time,
Believe that my intentions were always true.
 
I never would let you live in pain,
And so I heard the words you could not speak.
The bond we forged as little ones growing big
Became the strength I needed most when I was weak.
 
I don’t know how to heal from this hurt,
But I try, for you and for me.
I don’t know how to forgive myself for letting go,
But I move on, for your ever-wonderful memory.
 
I see you in the little one who knew you but a month,
So independent and wide-eyed and sweet.
I see you in the kitten who came to us after,
So dramatic and demanding for treats.
 
They know not what a magnificence you were,
But I sense they know what you left behind:
A home where they would be treated like royalty
By a mother who is always loving and kind.
 
I vowed to celebrate your life on that final day.
I vowed to never forget you in that final hour.
You were my best friend, my cuddlebug.
You were my Sir Whisky Sour.
 
 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Get "Beyond the Western Sun" FREE

 
 
 

I talk about The Whisper Legacy all the time, and now you can check out Book One for free!
 
Beyond the Western Sun is free for the Kindle today, April 13th, through April 17th! Get your copy today here, and be sure to let your friends know.
 
Synopsis:
 
A gripping journey into the heart of Native American legend, Beyond the Western Sun follows the epic struggle of Whisper, a young female Cherokee apprentice, on a harrowing adventure into the Land of the Dead to save the captive son of Ian Diavya. Together they face insurmountable odds, conquer terrible demons, and in the process, find a strength and courage within themselves neither knew possible. What they don’t know is that these early adventures are only tests, for to save Ian’s son, they must also stop the evil-minded Raven-Eater from unleashing his Army of the Dead to destroy the living world. To do that, it will take courage, humility, and extraordinary self-sacrifice.

An epic saga of hope, redemption, and undying love, Beyond the Western Sun is what all fantasy adventures must strive to be: a complex, intricate examination of human emotion set within the context of worlds known only in our imagination. And in this regard, Beyond the Western Sun is a stunning achievement. Melding fantasy and legend in an epic quest, the third novel of her young career signals the arrival of Kristina Circelli as a master storyteller. Creating the indelible character of Whisper, vividly portraying the worlds that she and Ian must traverse to accomplish their goal, and capturing their human frailties, hopes and fears with depth and touching sincerity, Ms. Circelli reminds us with stunning precision the greatness we are all capable of, and the heavy price our actions can rend.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friends & Lovers Promo Post and Nook Giveaway

 
 
To promote the release of the Friends & Lovers Trilogy, Bethany Lopez is giving away a Nook, an autographed skin for the Nook, and an autographed paperback of Friends & Lovers. Enter through the Rafflecopter, and earn more chances to win by following everyone who is participating in the promo on Twitter!
 
Friends & Lovers is Make it Last, I Choose You, and Trust in Me, and includes a bonus ending for each couple.
 
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You can buy Friends & Lovers here: Amazon Barnes & Noble a Rafflecopter giveaway
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