Friday, October 13, 2017

New and Exciting Reads: The Adventurer's Guild, Mustaches for Maddie, and Anthology News!


Greetings, Cosmic Crew! And a Happy Friday the 13th (muhhaha!).

How often does an author get to share news about his own editor's book debut? Or share a book based on actual events surrounding a good friend and fellow author's daughter? Probably not often if at all, let alone in the same post! Here's what's new this month in the world of reading that I think will be worth your while to investigate further:

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https://www.amazon.com/Adventurers-Guild-Zack-Loran-Clark/dp/148478801X
The Adventurer's Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos 

In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild.

But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.

Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers-hungry ... beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies-Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf-must prove their worth once and for all.

Amazon     B&N     IndieBound


https://www.amazon.com/Mustaches-Maddie-Chad-Morris/dp/1629723304Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Based on a true story.

Twelve-year-old Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and loves making her classmates laugh by slapping on fake mustaches every chance she gets. Being funny gets her noticed by class queen Cassie, and things are looking up when Maddie is cast as Juliet in the school play. Maybe Juliet could wear a mustache? When Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling up at her side, her mom takes her to the doctor, who confirms Maddie has a brain tumor. In an instant, her world is turned upside down. Maddie doesn’t want anyone else to know. Especially Cassie, whose jealousy has turned to bullying. What about Maddie’s chance to play Juliet opposite the cutest boy in the sixth grade? What if the doctors can’t get the ugly tumor monster out of her brain? As Maddie’s surgery approaches, she wonders if her illness is giving her super powers because her imagination is bigger than ever, her courage is stronger than ever, and her compassion is about to be felt by more people than she ever imagined.

Amazon     B&N     IndieBound

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The anthology I mentioned before is coming soon, with the title of Full Dark: An Anthology. The Goodreads page is up and running. So if you enjoy dark and twisted tales of a Twilight Zone nature just in time for Halloween with all proceeds going to benefit our veterans and first responders, feel free to add Full Dark to your reading list.

Edit: on this day, 20 years ago, my writing journey began. Sweet!

Thanks for checking in. Until you next time, my fellow cosmonauts!

I'm David, and we STILL wear our mustaches for Maddie!

19 comments:

  1. I won't ask about your dinner date.
    Congratulations to the authors on their releases.
    Off to add on Goodreads.

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  2. Hey, I didn't even realize today was Friday the 13th! Good thing I'm not superstitious.

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  3. Congratulations to both of these authors. And I love that cheeky picture of you.

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  4. Good to have you back on a monthly basis David, it's felt.. odd.. with you gone. MforM looks great for sure, and I love the Adventurer's Guild sounds like something I'd love.

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  5. LOL. I love mini-David!! I remember the mustaches for Maddie. That was heart wrenching. It's good to see they've turned a trying time into an inspiration.

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  6. Happy 20th anniversary! What did you buy yourself?

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  7. Congrats to the authors. They sound like interesting books.

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  8. Sounds like more to put on my list to read, but you tend to do that, introduce me to things i can't stay away from.

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  9. Welcome back and Happy Birthday!

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  10. The cover for Adventurer's Guild is delish. I saw Nick at an SCBWI breakout session at conference a few years back. He was awesome.

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  11. Hi David .. yes congratulations on 20 years of your writing journey. Maddie's story is just amazing and will help so many through their troubles. Good luck with the anthology ... and good luck to all - cheers Hilary

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  12. I don't even know the date I began writing. It was close to 40 years ago though.

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  13. So awesome, DPK! Thanks for the shout out and I love the mustaches.

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  14. Both of those books sound great. Wishing the authors much success!

    Happy writing anniversary! I can't say that I know when I starting writing. I probably don't want to do that math, either. No need to feel older than I already do...

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  15. Like the sound of both books. Love mini David.

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  16. The first book sounds like all kinds of fun and Mustaches for Maddie sounds like it would tug at the heart.
    Congrats on Full Dark.

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  17. That is one awesome cover for The Adventures Guild. Congrats!

    And that doll with the 'stache is a little creepy.

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  18. I loved Mustaches for Maddie —it's going onto my favorite MGs for 2017 list. And The Adventures Guild has definitely struck my interest. I can't imagine a better dinner date.

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