Hello, lovelies! I’ve got three announcements for you:
First, I’m heading to YouTube! Starting November 1st, there will be a new video every week in addition to a written article. So keep your eyes peeled for a channel called Dragons, Zombies, & Aliens.
Second, I'm branching into self-publishing territory. Who remembers The Adventures of the Flying Cobras? I'm rebooting that epic fantasy and turning it into a graphic novel/illustrated novel series. The thing is, illustrators are expensive. As is marketing. And printing. And editing. And all the other little things that goes into publishing one book, never mind a whole series. So there'll be a crowdfunding campaign in the near future.
And last but not least, we have another Earth’s Final Chapter giveaway! Once again, we’re giving out 25 copies, this time of book three, Brother Leon (cover on the left). Fun fact: the illustrator for this one is also the illustrator for Homestead Hunts.
I’ve got a description and review for you:
A new empire emerges. Uncovering the past and forgotten history of a time before the Last War. Two monks embark on an epic journey, seeking the truth. A dark cloud hangs over the city of Fatima as the Emperor works to keep his people safe. The story of Earth's Final Chapter continues.
Review by Abby Adams
Book Three, “Brother Leon” brings a new writer and a darker tone. The narrative shifts away from the Planetary Council to a young and struggling European Empire. The fate of religion in the post-nuclear world is addressed for the first time, and the reader learns far more about the devastating wars of the past. The violence in the writing and illustrations is visceral throughout, but well-handled and never veers into unnecessary gore. This book brings in more humor as well, which is welcome alongside some of the heavier themes. “Brother Leon” readily delves into questions about freedom and terrorism, whether and when violence is justified, and what turns people into monsters. The illustrations are particularly rich in this installment and help give it additional depth.
This giveaway ends next Thursday, September 7th, at 11:59pm, so sign up quick for your chance to win!
We have another book giveaway starting up today! This one is the second installment of the Earth's Final Chapter series Captain Taylor: the Starship Ceu. If you haven't read the first book yet, don't worry about it! This series is designed so you can drop in at any point and start reading.
Here is a review by Abby Adams:
Captain Taylor: The Starship Ceu is an excellent and intriguing expansion on the world. Here, the setting jumps from an isolated North America in “Avinon” to a busy starship potentially making first contact with alien life. The character development and dialogue improve from the previous book, and the characters are well rounded with believable motives. The reader learns more about the world’s past, and the villainous Planetary Council gains much more nuance. Thematically, this book explores questions of personal ambition versus a greater good, and who gets the right to determine ‘greater good’ in the first place. It is fascinating to watch characters grapple with questions and judgement calls in grey areas, knowing they lack all the information. “Captain Taylor” is a solid addition to Earth’s Final Chapter and certainly clinches the reader’s interest in the rest of the books.
I'm giving away 25 copies. Want one? Enter the giveaway by clicking the button below. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 31st, at 11:59pm.
Note: this book is also available on the Blog Giveaway Directory.
Hello lovelies! My graphic novella Homestead Hunts, the eighth book of the Earth's Final Chapter series, comes out in November. So this week, I am giving away 25 copies of the first installment in the series: Julian Fernandes's Avinon.
Deep in the Blackened Forest at the end of a long hunt, Avinon is drawn into an unexpected situation. It is only the start of the young man's adventure. A group of youths learn to trust each other and survive the harsh and toxic world. Their journey is part of something bigger, a quest that will forever change their lives. The introduction to, "Earth's Final Chapter."
This giveaway will go until next Thursday (August 24th). Winners will be announced the next day.
All entrants must sign up via e-mail (because that's how I'll deliver the code for your free book). But you can get extra entries by visiting the Facebook page, following me and the publisher on Twitter, and more!
Click on the link below for more details! Or you can sign up right away.
The first Dragons, Zombies and Aliens blog was started in 2015. Somewhere between college coursework, paying rent with door-to-door sales, and keeping up with my sorority sisters, I wrote reviews, rants and commentaries on books, TV shows, and movies. Now, this blog has moved, improved, and the sky's the limit!