Today’s the Day! Calhei No More – Released!

ElvesWriter

It all started six years ago in 2010, a whim to engage my sons on a camping trip in an ancient redwood forest.

At The Walls of Galbriethwon the 2013 Eric Hoffer YA Book Award and a rollercoaster journey was set into motion.

It ends today with the launch of Calhei No More, available in paperback and e-book.

Calhei No More_full res2 (4)Thank you for joining me on this epic adventure. Please leave reviews on Amazon and keep in touch – you can leave comments here on the elfwriter blog and on twitter @elfwriter, and I always respond on my email isanelfwriter@gmail.com.

It has been fun and sometimes tortuous – characters have a habit of not doing what they are supposed to. Writing has entered my DNA and there are various projects in the pipeline, so please keep following the blog or sign up for my newsletter (4-5/yr) here.

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Book Four On The Way

A NEW WP AUTHOR BLOG FOR JUNE M. PACE…CHECK IT OUT!

Author, June M. Pace

This is a new blog for the books I’ve written, and am writing.  A way for fans to follow along with my work.  So make sure you include your email address in the follow button at the bottom of this page, so you can keep up with anything new…and thx for joining.

The fourth and final installment to the McTish Series…

Benjamin McTish and the Secret Tomb of Loddington-The Prophecy Revealed…

will be available the early part of Spring 2017.  Sorry for the delay in publishing book three, which is the hold up for book four (what can I say, family health prevented the publishing date last year..and quite rightly).

However, a new stand alone novel is already in the makings and anxiously waiting to put thought and pen to paper…The Journey of Shi.  Fantasy, Steampunk, and a little Time Travel as well..I can’t wait to publish and…

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Seasonal Review Reward #Giveaway–300 Ratings on Goodreads

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This past month, my Descendants of Isis series received it’s 300 ratings on Goodreads. Yay! To give back, I’m going to start a series of seasonal giveaways which readers who have rated or reviewed my novels can enter for a chance to win a 5 USD amazon.com e-gift card. But because this a special occasion (300 ratings!), I’m giving away a 25 USD amazon.com e-gift card.

I don’t care if the ratings or reviews are positive or negative, and it can be any site where you can rate or review my novel (Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc.). The giveaway is open INT and will close October 30th at 12 AM EDT. To enter, click the link below:

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Book Review: The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

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AThe Great Hunt
Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Wheel of Time
Author info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Jordan

This is book #3 of the legendary Wheel of Time series. See my reviews for the first book and the second book.

Warning: Spoilers for the previous books, since it’s inevitable when reviewing series, especially a long one like The Wheel of Time.

I enjoyed reading this book a great deal, I must say it was quite interesting to read a whole book with non-Rand POV’s and getting to know some of the supporting characters better. I didn’t care much for Perrin in the beginning, but he grew on me since he had some great POV chapters showing his internal conflict quite well.

The pacing is excellent, a lot of things are going on, different teams of characters set out on different journeys and deal with serious threats.

The star of the book was Mat without question. He has been…

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The Paolini Empire Reawakens

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It was confirmed over the summer: Christopher Paolini is writing a new Inheritance novel. I somehow missed the news while a depressing Presidential election held my limited attention. I’m not sure why: there is more depth in 50 pages of one of his novels than this issue-lite election. Let’s be honest – which of the three would you prefer?

imgres-4.jpgimgres-5The four-book trilogy (every fan remembers the thrill at some point in the middle of the third book when they realized it wasn’t going to end and another 800 pages of Eragon would have to be written) provided a magically bonding experience for my family, along the lines of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and others.

My sons and I devoured every book: pouring over every word, listening to the audio versions on vacation, and watching the (only!!!!) movie. And yes, as loyal fans, we loved the movie even if it was not…

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Final Day of Tolkien Week

ElvesWriter

Day 7 of Tolkien Week – it has been quiet a celebration. Hope you enjoyed getting close to the Old Professor. I did, but now it’s time for a shower. 

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This post remains one of my personal favorites and most popular. The Gods of Fantasy is a tribute to a very special writers group. I facilitate one such group at a local cafe. We have met over 500 times and I love the support of my fellow writers. Who knows? Maybe one day someone will write about the legendary authors of the Berkeley Writers Group. Maybe one day. But for now,enjoy this post

Happy Tolkien Week!

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Alon Shalev is the author of the 2013 Eric Hoffer YA Book Award winner, At The Walls of Galbrieth, and four other novels all released by Tourmaline Books and currently all ebooks are at 99 cents each to celebrate his latest,

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Tolkien the Rapper

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Day 6 of Tolkien Week – and I’m worried about Tolkien Fatigue – and I am not referring to five pages describing a forest (weird forest that it was).

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So this is a short one, because I really want to share my grand finale tomorrow. This is quite simply ahilarious and amazing rap. Who would have thought that either Gollum or Smeagol would have had it in him! 

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Alon Shalev is the author of the 2013 Eric Hoffer YA Book Award winner, At The Walls of Galbrieth, and four other novels all released by Tourmaline Books and currently all ebooks are at 99 cents each to celebrate his latest,the sixth in the series, which will be released on October 15, 2016.

More about the author atalonshalev.com.

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