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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Doorway to Scorn by Dimitrius Jones - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Dimitrius Jones and his new book, “Doorway to Scorn”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture, which takes you directly to the Amazon Book Sale Page.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Dimitrius and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Doorway to Scorn
by Dimitrius Jones

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GENRE: Fantasy

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BLURB:

Many in the world of Austyria dream of becoming heroes, gaining classes like Mage, Knight, and Beastmaster. With the power granted to them by the powerful Alrelics, they can level up and accomplish extraordinary feats.

The citizens of Hollo village long for a hero to save them from the malevolent Gate, which disfigures all who see or try to enter it. Lex dreams of becoming a Soldier and leaving his cursed village with his friends, Bibi and Ariel, but his class designation ceremony devolves into absolute disaster. Within days, he’s forced to embark on a journey that will change his destiny forever.

To save his friends, Lex must uncover the mysteries of this mysterious doorway, while keeping his scornful heart in check before it consumes him utterly.

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EXCERPT TWO:

“Lex. You need to run.”

Bibi’s voice is low, just above a whisper. She flips her daggers in her hands until they’re pointing away from her body, something I’ve never seen done before. They’re normally used for stabbing – usually in the most treacherous manner possible – and held with the blade facing up, not down.

“I’m not leaving you here to fight that alone.”

“Then you’re a fool. You can’t help me here, and that cursed weapon you have won’t save you. I don’t even know why you’re still holding onto it.”

“I have potions. If you get hurt, I can at least heal you.”
Bibi doesn’t respond, but I can see the muscles in her shoulders and arms tensing as the shadow man regains his composure and goes completely still. She doesn’t sound like herself. It’s as if she’s a completely different person.

The shadow man points his blade high into the sky, and a strange, smoke-like energy begins to wisp around him. Soon, he is joined by two identical shadow men, each taking a battle stance with swords of their own.

“This is not a fight I plan to win,” Bibi says, and that’s when it dawns on me. She’s trying to buy everyone else time to escape from these things.

“Lex. You need to run.”

Bibi’s voice is low, just above a whisper. She flips her daggers in her hands until they’re pointing away from her body, something I’ve never seen done before. They’re normally used for stabbing – usually in the most treacherous manner possible – and held with the blade facing up, not down.

“I’m not leaving you here to fight that alone.”

“Then you’re a fool. You can’t help me here, and that cursed weapon you have won’t save you. I don’t even know why you’re still holding onto it.”

“I have potions. If you get hurt, I can at least heal you.”
Bibi doesn’t respond, but I can see the muscles in her shoulders and arms tensing as the shadow man regains his composure and goes completely still. She doesn’t sound like herself. It’s as if she’s a completely different person.
The shadow man points his blade high into the sky, and a strange, smoke-like energy begins to wisp around him. Soon, he is joined by two identical shadow men, each taking a battle stance with swords of their own.

“This is not a fight I plan to win,” Bibi says, and that’s when it dawns on me. She’s trying to buy everyone else time to escape from these things.

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GUEST POST:

Bring on the boo’s!  Everyone loves to hate the villain!  Tell us all about this truly loathed character and the inspiration behind their development.

First, thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

Veos Ashlan is a main antagonist of the Austyria series. You don’t see much of him in the first novella, but he plays a much larger role in the overall series. He is a ruthless usurper with a knack for quickly gathering up henchman and a cult of followers to use as he pleases.

As soon as he takes the throne as the new king of Devona, he almost immediately begins terrorizing everyone in the vicinity. I’m sure you can imagine how his subjects and military officers feel about that. Most of them, anyway.

He’s based on the prototypical main villain of many action RPG video games who serve as the “big bad” controlling all the bosses you end up fighting along the way. Veos, like many villains, is ambitious and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and he’s very competent about it. He didn’t get where he was by luck or by destiny. In fact, destiny may have passed him over completely.

He was also inspired by that tyrannical, seemingly unstoppable figure each of us had confront at some point in our lives. For instance, I’m sure most of us can remember that one awful job we had with the supervisor on a constant power trip. They’d make our lives nearly unbearable, but there wasn’t much we could do about it as regular employees. We simply had to grit our teeth and hope for a solution of some sort, whether it was finding a new job or maybe having some choice words with that supervisor (and possibly getting fired).

I think a good villain is one who seems impossible to defeat but also has motivations you can relate to. Veos doesn’t want to rule the world just to rule it. There’s a very specific reason why he wanted to take the throne, and it may be much more complex than most archetypal villains in his role. He’s going to be one of the more interesting villains I write, to be sure, and I can’t wait for you all to see him in action as the series progresses.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Dimitrius Jones was born and raised in West Texas, much to his eternal annoyance. Despite this, he first picked up the pen at the tender age of six. His first masterpiece was a page-turner was about dolphins that used eye lasers to kill a hurricane. From there, his life took a few twists and turns, but he always found his way back to his trusty notepad.

His next few projects include a self-help book for those who suffer from low self-esteem as well as a full-length fantasy/romance novel to be released sometime in the future. Dimitrius has always, perhaps unsurprisingly, been inspired by the mystery, tragedy, and wonder of fairy tales.

His goal in life is to constantly inspire, amuse, and shed light into the corners of life we didn't know were right in front of us.

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AMAZON BOOK BUY LINK & BOOK SALE INFO:

**The Doorway to Scorn eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!!**



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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Dimitrius will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.



**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

6 comments:

  1. Dimitrius ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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  2. Thank you all so much for hosting me!

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  3. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

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