Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dragon Stones Audiobooks on ACX



All the Dragon Stones audiobooks are available on ACX as of this week. If you enjoy them, please leave a review.

Book One Audiobook: Dragon Stones

Book Two Audiobook: The Return of the Dragon Riders 

Book Three Audiobook: Vosper's Revenge 


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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Meet Our Audiobook Narrator, Adam Chase!

We are so proud to announce the first Dragon Stones Audiobook, now available on Audible.com. The narrator is the talented voice actor Adam Chase!

Adam Chase is a classically trained actor having received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2006.  Having worked in corporate America for several years, Adam is excited to begin a new foray into the world of radio broadcasting and is thrilled to be among the other talented Brickshop Audio narrators featured here.  Adam brings a warm, refined, and journalistic tone to the mix of Brickshop narration having a particular interest in true crime and memoir genres.  A New England guy at heart, Adam currently resides in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood with his partner, Jeffrey, and Yorkshire Terrier, Bellie." - Adam's Bio on Brick Shop Audio

  The second book, Return of the Dragon Riders, has just been approved and will soon be available! Just WAIT until you hear his rendition of Thorin Ulfarsson, it's fantastic. I know everyone will love it as much as I did!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Come Help Us Build Our New Wiki!





Hello everyone! All you WIKI experts and fantasy fans, please come on over and help us build the new Dragon Stones Wiki!


Anyone can join and edit.http://dragon-stones.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Stones_Wiki 

Here are some new pages just added:

Vosper: http://dragon-stones.wikia.com/wiki/Emperor_Vosper

Elias:  http://dragon-stones.wikia.com/wiki/Elias_Dorgumir

Ionela Fairhair: http://dragon-stones.wikia.com/wiki/Ionela_Fairhair

We are adding images and pages slowly, but we need your help! If you're a fan, we would love to have your input!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Release Date: The Balborite Curse, The Chronicles of Tallin

Hello all, I've gotten tons of e-mail lately about the release date for "The Balborite Curse: Book One of the Chronicles of Tallin" so here it is. The tentative release date for the book is November 30th, 2013. You can sign up for alerts on my website.

Thanks everyone!

Monday, April 8, 2013

March winner!

The winner of the March book giveaway is Mary Reiss! Thanks Mary, your paperbacks are on their way.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway!





Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!



The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)


Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)


Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)





Sponsoring Authors

The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton



Blood Oath (Gabby Girls Adventure, #2)Return of the Dragon Riders: Book Two of the Dragon Stone Saga (Dragon Stone Saga, #2)Hidden HeartA Tale of the Other Kind (Therian, #1)AuraPrison NationFamily Magic (Hayle Coven, #1)The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)Shifting PrideFire Within (Guardian Witch #2)Fall of Sky CityReflectionThe Light of Asteria: Kailmeyra's Last Hope (Kailmeyra, #1)Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Time For Love #1)Grace DollThe Stone GuardianLegend UnleashedInnovera Yakov: The Journey of A Thousand EyesThe GiftedFor What It's WorthForbidden Temptation of a VampireOwlet (Society of Feathers, #1)Cascade Brides: The Complete SeriesTwenty-Five Years Ago TodayAlexander Drake's Extraordinary Pursuit


Giveaway Details
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International).
Ends: 3/31/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Friday, March 8, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Winner!

Hi everyone,
The winner of the Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway was Jennifer H.

Jennifer chose the SPCA as her deserving charity.

Thanks Jennifer!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop: February 17th to 24th


Random Acts of Kindness Feb 17-24, 
Sponsored by I am a Reader, Not a Writer

 Hello everyone! This is the last giveaway hop I will be doing until March, so I can get back to concentrating on my writing. I really wanted to participate in this hop, because it gives me a chance to be generous with my fans.

This giveaway features three prizes: two for you, and one for charity!

The winner of this giveaway will get a $25 Amazon gift card, plus get to choose a donation to one of the great charities listed below!

This hop features three prizes.

The YA Fantasy Dragon Stones Saga,

Dragon riders, necromancers, and wizards abound!


The winner will receive:


and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Plus a domation to the 501 (c) 3 Charity of your choice!

SPCA
Loaves and Fishes Homeless Shelter
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Boy's and Girl's Club of America 
(or make a suggestion for another worthwhile charity!)

Enter  using the Rafflecopter below!
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*As a side note: A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has entered my giveaways and "liked" my books on Amazon-- you have helped get my books back on the YA fantasy Kindle bestseller list! I could not have done it without you!



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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop! Win a $20 Amazon Giftcard!

Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop
Featuring Young Adult & Clean Adult Romance

February 8th to 14th
Co-hosted by Rachael Anderson
 
 
Like most of my other hops, the giveaway on my blog is for an Amazon (or Target) giftcard. That way, you can choose the book that you want!

This hop features two prizes.

The YA Fantasy Dragon Stones Saga,

Dragon riders, necromancers, and wizards abound!


The winner will receive:


and a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
 
 
Enter  using the Rafflecopter below!

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*As a side note: thanks to everyone who has entered my giveaways and "liked" my books on Amazon-- you have helped get my books back on the YA fantasy Kindle bestseller list! I could not have done it without you!

So thank you!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Follower Love Giveaway Hop: Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Follower Love Giveaway Hop 
 February 5th - 11th 
 Co-hosted by The Reader's Antidote



Welcome to the Giveaway Hop! 

This hop features two prizes. 

The YA Fantasy Dragon Stones Saga, 

Dragon riders, necromancers, and wizards abound!


The winner will receive:


and a $20 Amazon Gift Card!






  a Rafflecopter giveaway Visit all these other participating blogs!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Blast for the SPY LOVER! ENTER TO WIN


The Spy Lover by Kiana Davenport

Thrust into the savagery of the Civil War, a Chinese immigrant serving in the Union Army, a nurse doubling as a spy for the North, and a one-armed Confederate cavalryman find their lives inextricably entwined.

Fleeing drought and famine in China, Johnny Tom arrives in America with dreams of becoming a citizen. Having survived vigilantes hunting “yellow dogs” and slave auction- blocks, Johnny is kidnapped from his Mississippi village by Confederate soldiers, taken from his wife and daughter, and forced to fight for the South. Eventually defecting to the Union side, he is promised American citizenship in exchange for his loyal services. But first Johnny must survive the butchery of battles and the cruelties inflicted on non-white soldiers.

Desperate to find Johnny, his daughter, Era, is enlisted as a spy. She agrees to work as a nurse at Confederate camps while scouting for the North. Amidst the unspeakable carnage of wounded soldiers, she finds solace in Warren Petticomb, a cavalryman who lost an arm at Shiloh. As devastation mounts in both armies, Era must choose where her loyalties lie—with her beloved father in the North, or with the man who passionately sustains her in the South.

A novel of extraordinary scope that will stand as a defining work on the Chinese immigrant experience, The Spy Lover is a paean to the transcendence of love and the resilience of the human spirit.


Review from the Huffington Post
"...A great story told with such beautiful prose I am hoping The Spy Lover will be picked up by Ang Lee or Steven Spielberg. Kiana Davenport is a brilliant writer. [Based] on her ancestors from the American South and global East, The Spy Lover takes the incredibly difficult...topics of race, gender, slavery and war and artfully weaves them into a specific story. Davenport is genius at capturing complex times, and complications of the heart. It's been a long time since I cried while reading a novel, and that happened several times while reading The Spy Lover...I couldn't wait to finish the story, but grieved when it ended. That's exactly how I felt when I finished reading Gone With The Wind so many years go. If you need a holiday escape...or want to spend time in a different world read... The Spy Lover!" - Ellen Snortland for The Huffington Post

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Author Kiana Davenport

KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama. Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing. On her mother's side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Islands who arrived almost two thousand years ago from Tahiti and the Tuamotu's. On her father's side, she traces her ancestry to John Davenport, the puritan clergyman who co-founded the American colony of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638.

Kiana is the author of the internationally best-selling novels, SHARK DIALOGUES, SONG OF THE EXILE, HOUSE OF MANY GODS, and a new novel, THE SPY LOVER, now available in paperback and on Kindle. She is also the author of the collections, HOUSE OF SKIN PRIZE-WINNING STORIES, CANNIBAL NIGHTS, PACIFIC STORIES Volume II, and OPIUM DREAMS, PACIFIC STORIES, VOLUME III. All three collections have been Kindle bestsellers. She has also been a guest blogger on Huffington Post.

A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Kiana has been a Bunting Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Her short stories have won numerous O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prizes, and the Best American Short Story Award, 2000. Her novels and short stories have been translated into twenty-one languages. She lives in Hawaii and New York City.


Praise for Kiana Davenport

“An epic feminine saga!  Davenport’s prose is sharp and shining as a sword.”
-Isabel Allende on Shark Dialogues

“Deeply Moving.  You can’t read Kiana Davenport without being transformed.”
-Alice Walker on Song of the Exile

“A powerful and moving experience.”
-The Washington Post on House of Many Gods


THE SPY LOVER
By Kiana Davenport

Kiana Davenport’s latest novel is a powerful epic about the American Civil War, which extends this beloved writer’s vision to an entirely new level. Based on her family history, it is at once an historical novel, a haunting love story, and a brilliant expose on the treatment of minorities during the Civil War.  Meticulously researched, it is finally a story of human sacrifice and personal redemption.  A magnificent novel that crosses all genres, THE SPY LOVER is a work of astonishing beauty that promises to become a classic.    

Johnny Tom, a Chinese immigrant, and his beautiful Creek Indian wife, and daughter, Era, live in Shisan, a Chinese settlement along the Mississippi River. Their life is simple and idyllic, until Confederate soldiers invade the town, kidnap the men and force them into service, fighting for the South and slavery. At the first opportunity, many Chinese soldiers defect to the Union Army. In revenge, the Confederates return to Shisan to rape and torture their wives and daughters. Defiled and half-mad, Era sets out to find her father and is plunged into the full savagery and horror of the War.  Lured by Union officials to pose as a nurse while spying on the Confederate army, she falls in love with a wounded Confederate cavalryman, and her loyalties become divided between her beloved father in the North, and the gallant soldier who sustains her in the South.

THE SPY LOVER is ostensibly a novel about the abiding love between a man and a woman, between a father and daughter, and the love of a man for his country. Ultimately, it is a meditation on the ethical choice, on honoring one’s moral obligation.

“I never planned to write an historical novel, or a love story, or a spy thriller, or a story about how brave Chinese soldiers were used as throw-aways in the Civil War. I simply set out to tell the story of my ancestors, who fought on opposing sides of that War.”
- Kiana Davenport

Points of Interest

U.S. Civil War Research – Kiana’s research for THE SPY LOVER was exhaustive.  For five years she studied correspondences and documents and traveled to the battlefields of the Civil War, discovering facts that she hoped would fascinate her readers.  She learned about Southern women collecting urine from which to distill niter for making gunpowder. And she learned how women planted and harvested poppies, then scored and gathered from poppy-pods the sap known as opium.  She read books on spy-codes used in the War, what spies were paid, and how they were executed when caught by the enemy.  She lived and breathed the Civil War, letting it engulf her as she wrote her novel.

Kiana’s Heritage – Kiana’s ancestor, Warren Rowan Davenport, was a cavalryman who rode for the Confederacy in the Civil War with a famous unit known as the Prattville Dragoons, of Prattville, Alabama. Her research on Warren Davenport entailed reading over forty books on the War, then basing her fictional character, Warren Petticomb, on her Southern ancestor. Johnny Tom is based on another of Kiana’s ancestors, John Tommy Kam, who emigrated from Canton, China, to Hawaii and finally to the East coast of the U.S. While Kiana had access to tattered correspondences and documents from Warren Davenport, she had little but word-of-mouth stories from her Chinese uncle about his ancestor, John Tommy Kam. Eventually, she uncovered articles about Chinese soldiers who had fought valiantly in the Civil War, including two articles about John Tommy Kam.  Finally, she discovered his war records, and the grounds at Gettysburg where he is buried with his comrades, the Excelsior Brigade of New York State.

Multicultural Themes - THE SPY LOVER is the story of Chinese soldiers who fought valiantly for a country that, afterwards, refused them American citizenship. It also unveils the gross mistreatment of Native Americans, African Americans, “mix-bloods” and other minorities who served honorably in the American Civil War. Importantly, it is also the tragic story of Native American women - mothers and daughters - kidnapped and raped by slave-owners who used them as breeders of a more “superior” kind of slave.


MORE PRAISE FOR KIANA DAVENPORT

“Torrid, yet intelligent…her writing compares with Toni Morrison.”
—Glamour on Shark Dialogues

"The strengths of this novel are many.  Davenport is a superb storyteller!”
—The Seattle Times on Song of the Exile

“Davenport mines the depths of emotion…Readers who enjoy a Doctor Shivago-like saga will appreciate the broad scope of this novel”
-Library Journal on House of Many Gods

“Complex, resonant … handles the sweep of history and the nuance of the personal equally well.”
— San Francisco Chronicle on Shark Dialogues




BookBlast $50 Giveaway
Ends 3/14/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



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Friday, January 25, 2013

Young Adult Giveaway Hop January 29th - February 4th Co-hosted by BookLove101

Young Adult Giveaway Hop 
January 29th - February 4th 
Co-hosted by BookLove101 

Welcome to the Young Adult Giveaway Hop! 

This hop features two prizes. 

The YA Fantasy Dragon Stones Saga, 

Dragon riders, necromancers, and wizards abound!


The winner will receive:
  • A $15 Amazon Gift Card


and a $15 Amazon Gift Card!



To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below. Everyone gets a free entry!


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop, Jan 18-24: Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Welcome to the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop!


This giveaway is open to everyone, and everyone gets a free entry. 

You can enter up to once a day. The winner will recieve a:

$50 Amazon Gift Card


and the Complete Dragon Stones Trilogy!


To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below:

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Make sure you check out all these other participating blogs and enter their giveaway, too.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and GOOD LUCK! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Authors Kindle Fire Giveaway: Enter to Win a Kindle Fire

20 Amazing Authors plus more than 100 of the Best Bloggers have joined together to bring you one Amazing Giveaway! 

 (I am so pleased to be one of the authors featured for this giveaway!)

 The winner will have the option of receiving a Kindle Fire HD (US Only)



Or a $199 Amazon Gift Card

Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)




This giveaway is sponsored by these Awesome Authors:

The Essence (The Pledge, #2)Alaina Claiborne (British Agent Novel #1)Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped OutUncontrollable (#2, Nature of Grace series)Hunted (The Guardian Legacy, #3)Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book 1)I Was Here—Before You CameEverlostBlood OathReaper's Novice (Soul Collector  #1)BulletproofLancaster HouseTwo HalvesMurder on Potrero Hill (A Peyton Brooks' Mystery, #1)Bellyache: A Delicious TaleKill ShotSkid Out (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #0.5)Between (Crossroads Saga, #2)Dragon Stones: Book One of the Dragon Stone Saga (Dragon Stone Saga, #1)Rapunzel Untangled 


The Essence by Kimberly Derting
Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock
Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out by Pandora Poikilos
Uncontrollable by S.R. Johannes
Hunted by Ednah Walters
Cliffhanger by Amy Saunders
I Was Here - Before You Came by Camelia Miron Skiba
Everlost by Brenda Pandos
Blood Oath by T.L. Clarke
Reaper's Novice by Cecilia Robert
Bulletproof by Jeff LaFerney
Lancaster House by Taylor Dean
Two Halves by Marta Szemik
Murder on Potrero Hill by M.L. Hamilton
Bellyache by Crystal Marcos
Kill Shot by Anne Patrick
Skid Out by Ann Marie Frohoff
Between by Mary Ting
Dragon Stones Saga by Kristian Alva
Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett



Ends 1/31/13 

Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International).

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