Monday, 30 December 2013

Legend of the Dreamer

I don't know what it is about these books, but I'm reading them over and over again. It could be that they are beautifully written. The poetry of Davids words are extremely captivating, and will pull you into a new world that you never knew existed. It could be that David leaves you wanting more, not just at the end of each chapter, but at the end of each page. Light of the Moon is a real page turner, and it's been a while since I found a book that could hold my attention as well as this book here. I never had the chance to get The Witch's Curse and The Warrior's Code, but that was only because I don't believe in the whole kindle. It doesn't mean that I didn't go out and buy a e-device, because I did and it turned out to be the wrong one. So I went against the one thing that I truly believe in just so I could read David's stories. Thankfully he put those two and a new story in paperback version titled Shades of the Stars.
Now I sit here patiently waiting for Shadow of the Sun to be released, so I can finally rest easy to see what David has done with the characters I have grown to love. And because I want to know if someone makes an appearance in this novel. David knows who I'm talking about, but I will not mention their name. 
The Legend of the Dreamer series is a duet of books about a boy, a girl, and a dark curse that binds them both to a dangerous destiny. There is kissing and blood and secrets. There are twists on ancient Greek dream mythology and on the constellations above. The series is best read in the order of publication. The first book in the series, LIGHT OF THE MOON, was released on November 6, 2012. An e-format short story called THE WITCH'S CURSE was released on December 18, 2012. Another short story called THE WARRIOR'S CODE will be out in e-format in early 2013, and the sequel, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be out early in 2014.

But before we get into this series let us get to know the author a little better. If you do not already follow/stalk him on facebook and twitter, I personally believe that you should. 
You can also follow his blog, which also let's you know what he's been up to, what books he enjoys reading and when to expect more novels from him.

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 duet, as well as the companion novellas, The Witch's Curse and The Warrior's Code. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, Shades of the Stars, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, The Enchanter's Fire. The final book in the duet, Shadow of the Sun, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, David is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights.

                      LIGHT OF THE MOON (Book 1)
"One night long ago, a constellation disappeared and fell from the sky in the form of a boy. Secrets are being kept in the sleepy town of Lakewood Hollow, Colorado. Nothing but pools of blood and dripping words are left where bodies once were, and no one but Calum Wade seems to be worried. Life unfolds in shades of red for Calum, until a mysterious girl named Kate Black enrolls at his school and everything changes. Suddenly a dangerous world of dream demons, elemental enchanters, and blood witches unfurls before Calum. He learns that the stars have forever held his destiny, and that the constellations above are much more than what they seem. As Kate and Calum sink deep into a paranormal war, they realize that an ancient prophecy might hold the answers they seek. But life is not so easy for Calum, and he can feel his heart beat faster whenever Kate is close. Worse, Kate's blood holds a dark secret even more dangerous than the war between the demons and enchanters. Soon the two find that there are worse things than loving someone you shouldn't. For Calum and Kate, even love and the fiery power of stars may not be enough to break a curse as dark as the blood that binds their destiny."

                                                       THE WITCH'S CURSE (Book 1.1)

"Before Kate met Calum in LIGHT OF THE MOON, Magda met Samuel.

Magda cannot stop her heart from running rampant with the beating drum of love. Whenever her eyes find Samuel, she can feel the pull of strings so vividly alive against her heart. But for Magda, love goes against fate; her destiny as a witch forbids her to need anything but the dark binds of magic. Soon, the witch's curse begins to call to Magda. To deny her love for Samuel would be unthinkable, but to defy her destiny would be impossible. Before the curse can consume her, Magda must decide between Samuel and destiny, and her heart may beat too savagely for anyone to stop.

THE WITCH'S CURSE is an e-format prequel short story in the Legend of the Dreamer series."

"Live by the Code. Die by the Code.

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 complete 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 perfectly clear: not everyone will survive.

THE WARRIOR'S CODE is an e-format prequel short story in the Legend of the Dreamer series."

                                                                       SHADES OF THE STARS (Book 1.5)

SHADES OF THE STARS is a Legend of the Dreamer paperback anthology. Including THE WARRIOR'S CODE, THE WITCH'S CURSE, and an exclusive story called THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE, this collection features playlists, essays on the Order, exclusive interviews, secrets, and a special look at SHADOW OF THE SUN. This edition also includes an exclusive teaser at author Helen Boswell's MYTHOLOGY: THE WICKED.

Available in paperback and Kindle formats.

SHADOW OF THE SUN (BOOK 2) Being release early 2014.    

"Destined for love, Calum and Kate will do anything to be together. With Kate trapped by a curse in Ashfall, Calum must find a way to save her before she is lost to dark magic. Before she is lost to him and the truth of their love is gone forever. Even if it means sacrificing himself, Calum will choose to keep Kate safe. 
A Warrior for the Order, Zack prides himself on being stoic and strong. As a Warrior, he never cries and never hurts. He does not love. But underneath Zack’s Warrior heart, love beats true. And when he finds someone who will finally catch him, Zack finds himself choosing to fall even if true love kills him. 
Though the heart never lies, everyone has a little darkness in them, and soon shadows begin to rise against the light. As deadly magic consumes their world, love may not be enough to save them all. Because even though sometimes being brave just means falling in love, one choice can destroy everything. This time, no heart is safe."


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Friday, 20 December 2013

Provoke The Darkness Cover Reveal

Today is one of the best days in my life! I've had this date set for over a month now and with the help of Dani Morales I'm able to bring my dream to life.

I don't know about you guys, but as a writer, I thought a cover reveal was exciting. And it is, don't get me wrong. Talking to other authors and writers, they've always became nervous when something like this was approaching, and now I know why! It's like all of the butterflies that have been rumbling in my tummy about this moment, have turned into dragonflies. All I can think of is, what if people don't like it, what if there is a spelling mistake in my blurb, or author bio (which there is but I fixed on my post, but others didn't). What if the story isn't interesting to a bunch of people?
All of these negative questions run through my head, even with the assurance from a few people who I've let see the cover early (who are doing the cover reveal) and who I trust enough to give me their honest opinions. 
So with that being said, I'm excited that I can finally share the cover with all of you, and I'm nervous as hell too!

I would also like to take the time to wish my good friend Craig Podolsky a very Happy Birthday. It's the reason I chose today to be the reveal for this cover, because he let me use his face for my main character, and took the time from his day to spend an hour or two with me doing a completely pathetic, but wonderful photo shoot. 

The Synopsis

It's his graduating year and everything has gone to shit, pardon my language, but if you knew what he's about to go through this year, you'd understand. It's never just one thing, but a collection of things that bring a person to their breaking point and he may have just hit his.
His name is Ethan Cameron, and with an unexpected phone call from his mother, his life has changed drastically. More than I ever thought possible. He wanted a simple life. One that would have him working nine to five job that he enjoyed, with a wife and two and a half children. He must have taken a wrong turn somewhere, because it doesn't look like that is the future that the 'higher ups' have for him now.
Maybe I'm the one who turned his life around, maybe it was the feelings that I have towards him that changed his fate. Could it be my fault that his life is ending?
I've always admired comic book characters, the ones that would go off and save the world. The only problem is I think it will be me that they'll have to save the world from.
My grandmother tells me that I have a gift, and that it should be embraced. She's also crazy, like legit hears voices in her head crazy. To me, this gift feels more like a curse. A burden. It's slowly driving me crazy.
I never thought life would be this complicated. I'm not quite sure where my loyalties lie anymore.
Is it about doing the right thing, or staying alive?

Author Bio

Christopher Thomas Chapman was born and raised in the small town of Westville, in the beautiful Canadian province known as Nova Scotia. Growing up, he had a very vivid imagination and wanted to be many things, but the passion to be a writer was much greater. When he's not working late nights in a kitchen, he can be found working even later on the many stories that he has running through his head.

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I cannot thank you all enough for helping me out with this, whether it's just viewing, liking, or sharing. Every small thing helps a writer. And like I said at the beginning of this post, this wouldn't be happening without the wonderful help of Dani Morales. She is the brains behind the reveal, while I'm just the subject. Also, thank you to all of the bloggers that are helping me out today with this cover reveal. You are helping a complete stranger out with promoting the cover of his novel. I cannot thank you all enough!

And if you've all made it this far, I applaud you! So here is the cover that I promised you all. I hope that you like it, because I for sure am in love with it. I'm a little bit biased though, only a little bit.