Kindle Scout–heard of it? It’s a program whereby authors submit books in the hopes of gaining a publishing deal with Amazon. Info on each book is posted on the Kindle Scout page and votes (nominations) are solicited for 30 days. If the book is ultimately awarded a deal, readers who nominated it automatically receive an ecopy. Win-win for everyone, right? And it takes only a few minutes of your time to help a deserving book get the gig. Guess what…the book I’m asking you to support isn’t one of mine.
Julie Nicholls is an amazing graphic artist; she designs all my book covers, banners, etc. If you haven’t heard, she’s also quite an accomplished author. If you’re a fantasy fan, be sure to check out Demon Within and the other two titles in that adult series.
With Dragon Moon, though, I think Julie has found her groove. While it’s categorized as Young Adult, all ages will enjoy this fast-paced, often humorous adventure. At one point, the heroine and her warrior sidekick are forcibly camouflaged with dragon poop. Now that’s funny…unless you’re the one it was spewed on.
Do me a solid and check out the Kindle Scout page for Dragon Moon. Read the blurb and the sample chapter. If it tickles your fancy, ciick the Nominate button. It’s just that easy. Then keep your fingers crossed the mysterious powers that be at Amazon get it right.
Or I’m really going to be tempted to sic a dragon on ’em.
– Excerpt – One of my fav scenes. Every kid (and a lot of adults love a poop joke. Scarlett an Elyan are riding their dragons on a late-night raid in the realm of the dark dragons.
I check behind me and see Elyan is still with us.
We glide over a small mountain range and then Maudel swoops down to fly within a narrow gorge. I can see a river beneath us, the water rippling under the full moon. I can hear screeching. It sounds awfully loud and I glance around but can’t see anything. Maudel follows the river and glides smoothly; she is silent, making as little noise as possible. It makes me wonder if the other dragons come mostly at night.
Didn’t we pick a perfect time to visit.
After a few more minutes, Maudel flies lower. We’re just a few feet above the ground and she veers off to the left and stops following the river. Stealthily she lands in an open, grassy field that absolutely stinks! When you live in a rural area of England, you get used to the smell of manure when it’s sprayed over the fields to fertilize, however…this is beyond manure. This is the biggest stinking sh… muck I’ve ever had to sniff. Not that I’m sniffing! I’m trying not to breathe so I don’t inhale the damn stuff. I’m not telling her how to do her job, but I have to question what she’s thinking. We’re like sitting ducks out here!
“Okay…I do, but is there a reason we’re landing in the open?”
“Let’s have it then.”
She roots her snout into the grass and after sniffing and snorting, emerges with a nose full of vile, putrid mud. Her neck bends and she looks right at me.
“I’m not going to like this, am I?”
Whether she sneezed or she meant to do it, I am covered from head to toe in this crap. And I expect that’s exactly what it is–dragon crap!
“Are you kidding me? Was that absolutely necessary?”
Yesss… not sssmell like food…
Elyan and Braelyn land just a few feet away and he’s given the same treatment. Waving to attract his attention, I give him a thumbs up. “We don’t smell like food anymore!”
“That is good to know.”