Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Tour/Release: Fraction of Stone and Elemental!

From the abyssal pull of the carnivorous black hole ... I'm back!

But more importantly than that, a couple of must-be-shared book releases need to be mentioned, two that I've been looking forward to for some time. I couldn't help but splurge on these, too. That's what I do when I find books that speak to me. Anyway, onto the show!

*Click on these covers to open their Purchasing Portal*

First, the anticipated release of Kelley Lynn's Fraction of Stone!

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.

About the Author:

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

Check out Kelley's links!: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Up next is Brandon Ax's Elemental, a story that's right up my alley!

Sophia's mother disappeared when she was six, leaving behind a broken father and sleep disturbed by silent terrors. Now twelve years later, the nightmares that plagued her youth have suddenly returned.

With dark creatures occupying her nights and a sense of restlessness consuming her days, all she wants is to finish school and get out of her small town as fast as possible. Everything changes when she is confronted with the realization that the shadowy beings from her dreams are real. The truth of this reality hits hard when someone she loves is killed. It would seem that anyone in their way is disposable.

A mysterious boy named Aiden enters her life bringing with him all sorts of complications. They're drawn to each other, but their connection brings Aiden right into the path of her half-demon nightmares. With her father and several new friends put in the cross-hairs, Sophia must decide whether to let the shadows take her or stand her ground and fight. As the school year steadily moves closer to an end her decision may come with the cost of her life or worse—the lives of those she cares about.

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I can't believe it! Even though I've been gone for a couple weeks, a couple of new crewpersons have arrived! Welcome to the Laire!

Jessica Stank!

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Update: Yep ... I'm back - maybe not completely how I'd like to be, but I do appreciate the couple of weeks off, and Kelley for forgiving me. I missing my date for her blog tour, you see. I told her to punch me with brass knuckles, in the face, but ... she didn't. That makes me happy, but I did deserve it. I'm glad to see her book, and Brandon's, splashing the reader scene, and I look forward to reading them both!

As for this blog, some have said "why fix what's not broken?" and you know, you're right! It's not broken. It was something else, and I'll save it for the next IWSG post. Once this week is over, you may sense a greater sense of purpose around here ... I can sense it!

As for writing, I typed up a few chapters of Undead during the break - a nice boost to get this book wrapped up. The sooner the better, because we're starting Woven 2 in June, whether it's done or not.

Get ready for some rejuvenated awesomeness this week! Tropes, trailers, and a new Cosmic Knight is headed your way. Click back!

What have you guys been up to? Is the AtoZ about to wrap up? Who's excited for all the good movies coming out next month?

I'm David, and ... "I WILL FIND HIM!"


  1. Thanks so much for helping me out David! :)

  2. First I want to tell you I am really glad you're back. Second, I've just finished reading Monster Legion and I must say I have been blessing your name for the last three weeks. You just have no idea how much good this book has done to me. It took my mind away from other things I'm also saving for the IWSG. In any case, I cannot thank you enough for this gift, but anyway, thank you!

  3. Superman, and awesome books! Congrats to Kelley and Brandon. I love the covers (especially Fraction of Stone), and they both sound like good reads. :)



  4. I'll be glad next week when the A to Z thing is over and things can get back to normal.

  5. Glad you're back, and I'm looking forward to all the great things coming up this week from your blog.

  6. Congratulations Kelley and Brandon!!
    Hope you've had a productive month while away.

  7. The A-Z is killing me, just sayin' zzzz

  8. Welcome back! Hope all is well in your busy life. Books look great-- always fun to see authors and their books highlighted.

  9. Hey glad to see you back. And thanks for the mention, my cover looks good up here. :)

    Also super( ah the puns ) excited for the new movie, I had to do a nerd post about it a few days ago.

  10. I can't wait to see Man of Steel. Cavil should have been cast as Edward Cullen anyway.

  11. I'm excited about the upcoming movies including Iron Man. Your blog rocks as is David and A-Z will be over next Tuesday. See you for IWSG and have a great day. I bought a copy of Kelley's book less than half-hour ago for my kindle.

  12. Hi, David and welcome back after your break. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store. Have read Kelley's book it was great. Congrats to Brandon too :)

  13. Congratulations to Kelley and Brandon. Kelley knows I'm a fan of her cover but this is the first time I've seen Brandon's Elemental and I really like his cover too. It has an anime vibe to it that I like, along with the 4 natural elements encircling her.

    Can't wait to see Man Of Steel!
    Great to have you back, David. (:

  14. Hi, David,

    Welcome back.... You were certainly missed!

    Congrats to Kelly and Brandon.... ALL THE BEST!!!!

  15. Missed you, David. Looking forward to hearing how you're changing things up.

    And both books sound good. Thanks for sharing about them.

  16. So, are you planning on purchasing your very own blog website URL? Sorry. I'm always nagging you about that.

    Anyhoo - welcome back. I'll be glad when A-Z is over, but I love discovering new blogs.

  17. I kind of grateful the A to Z thing is going on and keeping everybody busy. I doubt anyone cares that I've mostly dropped off the blog visits, buried under editorial revisions. Hopefully, by the time anybody asks, "Hey, what happened to Dianne?" I'll be turning this sucker in and ready to jump back in the pool.

  18. Hey, missed you but we all need some time now and then. Can't wait for Superman.

  19. I'd just read about Kelley's release party and author event on her blog today. Congratulations to Kelley and Brandon for their books.

    Welcome back!

  20. Hey Derrick,

    We missed you loads :)


    Marty :)

  21. Hi David .. well glad you're back and that that brief respite off the blog helped. Both covers are well designed .. and I'm sure the story lines will keep us guessing to the end ..

    As for May films .. I'm not even thinking about May - that comes after Zed doesn't it?!

    Cheers and all the best - Hilary

  22. Yay for Kelley!! and I love that cover for elemental, so cool! very much looking forward to Superman, it's going to be AWESOME!

  23. Welcome back - thanks for the fun book previews. Congrats to the authors!