“Kingdom City: Revolt” Blog Tour

KINGDOM CITY: REVOLT by Ben Ireland

I’m pleased to join in promoting the release of KINGDOM CITY: REVOLT by Ben Ireland, with fabulous cover art by Luke Spooner. KINGDOM CITY: REVOLT is Book 2 of the near-future dystopian series, with strong science fiction and urban fantasy elements. Today I’ll feature a discussion with Ben about his creative process and interests. Follow our blog tour and check out the Rafflecopter giveaway for the chance to win great prizes! Visit each blog each day for more ways to enter.

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About Ben Ireland

How did you come up with the title?

My little brother LOVES Dungeons & Dragons. Years before I called myself a writer, he was drawing a map for a campaign he was planning and I walked up behind him. He couldn’t think of a name for the capital city of the kingdom, so he called it Kingdom City. I thought that had an amazing ring to it so I stored it away for later use. Once you read the books, you’ll understand why they are subtitled Resurrection, and Revolt.

What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it?

Finding time! I love writing and I love telling stories. I haven’t experienced writer’s block, so to speak. My mind is brimming with stories and ideas and the fountain hasn’t run down, let alone run out. As a worker and a father I did the only thing I could do to find time. Sleep less. Some weeks I was going on three and a half hours a night when I had to.

What activities best give your brain a break? How do you unwind?

Anime and X-files. Though I’m all caught on X-Files.

What are some of your other published works?

Kingdom City: Resurrection (Kingdom City Book 1) http://amzn.to/202KFQE.

And two short stories. Kissed a Snake in A Dash of Madness anthology http://amzn.to/23rKi1f, and Fairykin in Moments in Millennia http://amzn.to/23rKopB.

What is your advice to writers?

Figure out who to listen to and who to ignore. If you don’t have people in your life who challenge your creative work, then you’re handicapping yourself. Peter Jackson and George Lucas stopped listening to people that challenged them, and the result is the Hobbit movies and Star Wars episode 1-3. No matter how successful you get, listen to your trusted critics.

Blog Tour Schedule
January 30 through February 6, 2016

Find Ben Ireland on the web:

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Saturday, 01-30 Where the Words Take You
Sunday, 01-31 Perpetual Chaos of a Wandering Mind
Monday, 02-01 Ben Ireland Books
Tuesday, 02-02 JD Spero, Author
Wednesday, 02-03 Slithers of Thought
Creativity from Chaos
Thursday, 02-04 Welcome to Avalon
Semi Short Chic
Friday, 02-05 Songs of Mann
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Saturday, 02-06 The Cult of Me
Book Reviews & Giveaways

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“The Bookminder” Release and Giveaway

I’m not officially on the blog tour for M. K. Wiseman’s new fantasy novel, The Bookminder, but I wanted to give a shout-out while the tour is still going.

Check out The Bookminder along with its fabulous cover art by Egle Zioma. Oh, and don’t miss out on the Rafflecopter giveaway! Enter by tonight at midnight for a chance to win some sweet prizes.

And congratulations on the book release, Megan!

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Buy The Bookminder on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0198HKWSU

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Beyond the Wail Cover Reveal

The next paranormal anthology coming out from Xchyler Publishing has a fabulous mix of new and returning authors. It also has a gorgeous cover and promotional book trailer, which I’m pleased to share with you. Help support my fellow authors by checking out this exciting new collection of short stories. Beyond the Wail: 12 Grave Tales of Love an Loss will be released October 10th.

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Sigil of the Wyrm Blog Tour

I’m excited to join the blog tour today for Sigil of the Wyrm by A. J. Campbell. I have an awesome story trailer to share, as well as the scoop on the author and her new book, which came out brand new yesterday through Xchyler Publishing. Finally, I’ll share my highlights from the story in a review.

Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway and the other great stops on the tour at the end of the post!

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In A. J. Capbell’s Sigil of The Wyrm, a young man named Richard Lampton is given a mysterious ring at his uncle’s funeral. From there he is plunged into a magical world hidden among our own, and confronts a generational curse in which a mysterious sea serpent hunts the next hero in the family line to challenge it.

This urban fantasy is full of mystery and monster-hunting fun. My favorite part of the adventure was the diary Richard’s ancestors kept about their encounters with the Wyrm, particularly the dissections one ancestor did to try and understand the anatomy as well as the magical nature of the creature that just won’t go away. Richard’s family was full of curious, magic-wielding personalities. I also loved his little jackdaw companion “Bobble,” who’s own personality was entertaining. Fantasy readers will enjoy the escape.

You can conjure up the Wyrm and its cursed sigil here on Amazon: http://bit.ly/SIGILonAMZ

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Book Release Blog Tour August 29 – September 5

Saturday, Aug. 29
Alex Campbell
Perpetual Chaos of a Wandering Mind

Sunday, Aug. 30
Lurking Musings
Slithers of Thought

Monday, Aug. 31
The Deep, Dark Library
Cobblestone Scribe

Tuesday, Sep. 1
Lucy Ayrton, Performance Poet
T.N. Payne, Author

Wednesday, Sep. 2
Richard A. Usher, Media Creative
Alex McGilvery’s World

Thursday, Sep. 3
Scott E. Tarbet, Author

Are You Afraid of the Dark

Friday, Sep. 4
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Danielle E. Shipley

Saturday, Sep. 5
R. A. Ridley
Didi Lawson, Author
Musings, Amusings, and Bemusings

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