Mina Lobo and David Macaulay have come up with The Big Reveal bloghop to celebrate the mother of all bloghops, the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, and as a co-host of said challenge, I’m thrilled to take part.
This bloghop is for participants in the challenge, and if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? This challenge will change your blog for the better, for all years to come. I should know, because that is what the A to Z Challenge did for this blog and Amlokiblogs.
As readers of this blog will tell you, I’m not a prolific blogger, and not that great at commenting either. Apart from the fact that our blogging community is very generous, the fact that I have blog-friends who visit both this blog and Amlokiblogs is due to the A to Z Challenge, and the awesome people I got to know through it.
For my A to Z Challenge on this blog I’ll feature mostly indie-published book excerpts for the 26 days of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Blurb (since this is a series): Usurper. Lost Heir. Runaway bride. Land on the brink of civil war. All so familiar, until Tortoise — the Divine Creature who ignores the rules of right and wrong — challenges his fellow divinities to meddle.Suddenly, children targeted for murder are adopted, swordsmen turn into blacksmiths, and none are reliably who or what they seem. The four Divine Animals are afoot: Tortoise, Dragon, Unicorn, and Phoenix. Hold on tight. Book 1: The Fall of Onagros
In the first book of the SAGE trilogy, a legacy is lost, a woman vanishes into thin air, wisdom is found in unexpected places, and a man hopes to defeat a tyrant with tall tales and gossip. —– Excerpt: They were shouting, intent upon it, so they heard no one approach. The door was only on the latch. It opened softly, and three armed Swords came in. Without a word, they drew their weapons. “Put up your swords,” Karol commanded. “What do you want? How dare you walk –” Cameron blocked the first cut with a chair, and knocked the second aside with a fist to the Sword’s forearm. “Put up your weapons!” Karol shouted. “This man is not to be harmed!” “We don’t answer to you,” said one of the Swords, “but to Landry Oliva, Kinninger by right of merit.” “Go back to Landry Oliva and tell him I’m coming. I expect a thorough explanation – Stand back! What are you doing?” “They’re assassins, you fool!” cried Cameron. “Run!”
Marian Allen‘s writing reflects her love of network. She tries to remember, in her books and stories, that no one exists in total isolation, but in a web of connections to family, friends, colleagues, self at former stages of maturity, perceptions and self-images. Most of her work is fantasy, science fiction and/or mystery, though she writes horror, humor, romance, mainstream or anything else that suits the story and character. Feel free to connect her on her Twitter feed or her Facebook Author Page.
Are you taking part in the A to Z Challenge this April? What is Your A to Z April Blogging Challenge Theme? What work by Indie Authors have you read? Any favorites?