To celebrate the book’s release the digital version is being offered at the special discounted price of 99 cents, now through February 17th. In addition, you’re invited to come along on a virtual treasure hunt visiting some of the places featured in the novel. And to help you along your journey, we’re giving away a few prizes, too. So how ’bout them apples?
Today’s stop is:
The capital of Brackenland, the central province of the Halicon Empire is more fortress than city. The coal black basalt ramparts rise up from the banks of the river Fallowing to the north. A second wall stands a hundred paces beyond the outer one, nearly as imposing as the first. To the east and west, rugged cliffs protect the city’s flanks, making the only viable assault trajectory from the south, an unlikely scenario unless the Empire itself has been already overrun.
There is something ancient and ponderous about the stonework. The thick, rounded columns, massive buttresses, and stout towers form a living architectural mountain seemingly as ancient as the dawn.
A central tower climbs defiantly from within the keep, its five thin spires piercing the sky like giant bodkins, daring the wooly clouds to come and rip themselves open should they pass too close. They stare vigilantly over the burgundy rooftops of long lateral buildings surrounding the castle.
As impressive as the defenses are, they have not been tested for over a hundred years. These days Castle Middlehelm serves more as a base for patrolling the surrounding lands and keeping barbarians and bandits in check.
We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into the world of Arinn. If this taste has you curious, be sure to check out the full length novel set in this world.
This unique tale is not your typical fantasy novel, Yes, you’ll find monsters, dungeons, harrowing escapes, magic portals, a humor, an ancient artifact, and much more but above all This is the story about the importance of family, faith, and the courage to do the right thing.
Here’s the official teaser:
The Last Motley
Motleys. Candy-colored creatures with dark powers to drain the souls of men. That’s what Roderick always thought. Until he met one. Now he’s not so sure. But with seemingly everyone in the province hunting the motley down, he must quickly decide which side he’s on.
Is the motley the living nightmare the legends say? Or just a child cursed by magic? Should Roderick save him from an awful fate, or turn him in? Either way, it seems like everyone wants to make sure that this will indeed be the last motley.
Be one of the first to read this unique and original fantasy novel, available now for the first time in digital format at the following online locations:
Treasures along the way
As you follow along on this virtual tour of Arinn, be sure to enter the giveaway to make your journey a little easier. Maybe you’ll be one of the ones to find treasure at journey’s end.
Here’s what we’re giving away:
You can use the journal to record your travels, the novel as your guide, and the coloring book to, well…for those rainy days when you’re stuck in the inn!
PLEASE NOTE: By entering the giveaway you agree to receive occasional email updates about DJ Edwardson’s releases, sales and book reviews. He will not share your email for any reason and you can unsubscribe at any time. Entries accepted until February 23rd.
Now if you’re feeling especially adventurous, there is a separate giveaway for the truly dedicated treasure hunters among you. All you have to do is collect ALL TWELVE location names on the tour (e.g. if this were for Middle-earth the answers might be Rivendell, The Shire, Mordor, Gondor, etc – basically we’re looking for the names of the places featured on each of the maps at every stop).
Once you’ve got them all, send them to:
will be entered in a drawing to win this one-of-a-kind poster of the World of Arinn. Measuring 36″X24″ it is nearly movie poster size, printed on thick, glossy paper, and suitable for framing. In addition, the map will be signed by the author. This is a prize you won’t find anywhere else!
You will not be added to the email list for this drawing. Entries accepted until February 23rd as well.
Winners for both contests will be contacted within three days of the closing of the contests.
The journey continues
There are many stops along this virtual tour. Be sure to check them all out.
|Feb 6||E.E. Rawls|
|Feb 7||Angel Leya|
|Feb 8||Elise Edmonds|
|Feb 9||Jennette L. Mbewe|
|Feb 10||Jess Elliot|
|Feb 11||Rachael Ritchey|
|Feb 12||Deborah O’Carroll|
|Feb 13||Karlie Lucas|
|Feb 14||Abbey Stellingwerff|
|Feb 15||Jenelle Leanne Schmidt|
|Feb 16||Jessica Groom|
|Feb 17||Steven Moore|
Thanks for joining us on this journey!