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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fledgling by Nicole Conway Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway!

Fledgling Blog Tour Stop #18


Title: Fledgling

Publication date: April 29, 2014

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Nicole Conway

Can one boy stand between two kingdoms at war?

Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future.

While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor.

Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.

***Guest Post***

6. Meet Icarus

It takes a hundred years for a dragon to grow big enough to be called a king or queen drake, but Icarus definitely fits the bill. His scales are as black as coal, and his eyes gleam like two red moons. At roughly twenty-three feet tall, he’s the biggest dragon in the Maldobar, and he’s got a big attitude to match. Icarus isn’t just big and cranky, he’s known throughout the kingdom as the strongest dragon in the king’s forces. So it only makes sense that his rider would be the highest ranking dragonrider in Maldobar, too.
But are the two of them really a team? With most dragonriders treating their mounts like cattle, it may only be a matter of time before something goes wrong. Not giving the dragons a choice about who gets to ride them might just come back to haunt the riders!


Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

 She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook

Katty smiled at me hopefully from across the table, leaning forward and grabbing my hand at the wrist. “You’ll see them, too, Jae. Maybe papa would let you be his apprentice with me.”

Mrs. Crookin smiled at us, but I could still see it in her eyes; she didn’t think her husband would ever allow that. They were all right with me coming to visit, and with me being friends with their daughter, but they had to draw the line somewhere. I was still a halfbreed.
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Giveaway:  Winner will be drawn May 31, 2014 
·  Four (4) winners will receive an ebook copy of Fledgling by Nicole Conway (INT)
·  Five (5) winners will receive a paperback copy of Fledgling by Nicole Conway (US/Canada) 
·  One (1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Fledgling by Nicole Conway AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! I pasted a link into the May 11th box here, mistakenly thinking it was another giveaway's tweet box, instead of typing in the word "VISIT" for today. Hopefully I won't be disqualified if that's the winning entry, if I acknowledge the mistake here. *sighs* *hopes* Oh well, if the worst happens...I've got no one to blame but myself.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!! :)


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