It has been a busy couple of weeks for my family. Besides Thanksgiving and Hanukkah festivities, we also moved across state to Downeast Maine. Moving is simultaneously exciting and draining, so besides unpacking and settling in, I’ve not had the energy to do much else. However, now that most of the boxes are unpacked–I’m ready to get back to posting content. I’ve got some new ideas in the works, too. Lots to look forward to!
Don’t forget that I’ve still got a giveaway open for a hardcover copy of The Severed Tower. Information can be found here.
And today, I’d like to tell you about another book, this one for middle grade readers. It’s called Dragon Defender, and I’m reading it right now. Next month I’ll be reviewing it as part of a blog tour. But for now, I will say that I’ve been hooked into the story and I’m excited to see how it will unfold. So, keep reading to find out more about it–and at the end, there’s a link to a $50 giveaway!
About the Book
Author: J.A. Blackburn
Publication Date: October 19, 2013
Publisher: Pip & Grey
Number of pages: 242
Recommended age: 10+
For over a thousand years dragons have existed in secret . . .
Peter Clark can build a robot from scratch and pick a lock in two minutes or less. But he can’t figure out why his mother left or why his grandma refuses to talk about her. When Uncle Dominick shows up on Peter’s twelfth birthday with a letter that hints at answers and an incredible story about dragons, Peter follows him, determined to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance.
What he finds is a reality far different from what he ever could have imagined – where dragons live in hiding, hunted by poachers for their magical parts, and a small group of men and women work tirelessly to protect them. These are the Dragon Defenders. Peter’s uncle is one. So was his mother. Now it’s Peter’s turn.
* Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2013 Literary Contest *
About the Author: J.A. Blackburn
J. A. Blackburn lives in Seattle, Washington in a small white house overlooking the sea with her husband, Jason, her son, Camden, and their dog, Bella. Dragon Defender is her first novel.
* $50 Book Blast Giveaway *
Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest runs: December 8, 2013 to January 6, 2014, 11:59 pm, 2013
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, J.A. Blackburn and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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