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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Seven Spires by Russell Archey - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Russell Archey and his new book, “The Seven Spires”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

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 Russell and to increase your chances of winning!

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

The Seven Spires

by Russell Archey


GENRE: Fantasy



An incredible high fantasy adventure set in a world based on familiar fairy tales, folklore, and mythology, "The Seven Spires" is an epic story of dragons, magic, conquering evil, and discovering magnificent new places.

When a fearsome creature known as Wyvern begins terrorizing Emrallt, one of the seven realms of the continent of Septer, a group of heroes are brought together seemingly by fate to rally against him. A prince, warrior, wizard, and mysterious, sorceress-like sybil try to discover why a common maiden could be the best chance their kingdoms have against Wyvern’s growing forces that threaten to dominate each and every one of the ancient, arcane spires that bind their kingdoms, and world, together.



Wyvern recognized their broken language and knew that White-eye spoke of more than just a town guard or good-natured passerby. Ratlings cared little for the difference between common humans, merchants, and even nobility. It was only a difference in what goods they could pilfer; however, when a ratling described one as ‘important,’ that often meant ‘royalty’.

“The important man—what did he look like?” Wyvern asked.

The two deplorable rodents looked up at him in confusion. They looked through arms held in front of their faces as if toward off a pending strike. Wyvern leaned forward on his forelimbs.

“You said he was ‘important.’ He wore blue clothes. What did he look like? Face, hair—what?” he growled with small tongues of fire licking around his teeth.

“Also pretty, like lady!” Moss Blossom squealed. “Nice clothes! Long blue vest with another tower—different shiny stone, blue shiny stone…”

Wyvern growled in frustration. The Blue Prince of Avallonis. The little fop could bring Wyvern no end of misery; an army’s worth of misery to be exact. Especially if he had his sights set on the Maiden.

“He threatened you?” Wyvern asked of them.

“Y-yes, with sharp metal. He threaten blood,” White-eye answered. Moss Blossom nodded her head vigorously in agreement.

“Indeed, you had no choice but to flee,” Wyvern said. “But, rules are rules…” he added with menace.



What Did You Learn from Writing This Book?

I’ve had some short stories published in the past, but this is my first published novel—and it was a learning experience on every front.

Writing a book is deeply personal. You love it one moment, hate it at others, but in the end, it’s always wonderful to have that finished manuscript; characters and places and events that simply didn’t exist before. I’ve been told by some, “Hey, you finished a book and that’s huge!” To an extent, I completely agree. Finishing a manuscript is a big accomplishment; however, I’ve since from this book that there’s so much more to making your book something memorable. Getting your ideas on paper is a great feat, but refining those ideas and making them grab your readers by their imaginations and emotions is much more complicated! I’m still learning how to best build my worlds and characters not just in my head, but also on the page so that readers enjoy it to the fullest. This is something that time and typing will help, I’m sure. This leads me to my next learning experience…

The process of sending a book through a publisher is so intriguing. From the moment you pitch it, you hope it sounds as good to them as it did to you. Having your work rejected is always heart-rending, but I try to remember that I’m trying, at the time, to impress one person. My plot may not hit that person just right, and so I have to try someone else. And then someone else….then someone else. But I have to keep trying! Most of my experience in this area is limited to pitching short stories. I have to admit, working with 5 Prince Publishing has made this process so much less stressful than I think it could be.

Once the script is accepted, I didn’t know how much was involved with actually getting your book printed. Working with an editor, and the editing process, in general, fascinates me. I’d never been able to be a professional editor myself and I greatly appreciate all they do. The number of passes you go through your book with an editor to iron it out is incredible. Then there are the cover selections, although this is one of my favorite parts. Getting to see multiple interpretations to wrap up your book was one of my favorite parts of the process.

The biggest thing I learned (honestly, that I’m still learning) is the marketing aspect. Your book is one among thousands…hundreds of thousands. Getting people to notice your book, let alone buy it and read it, is the biggest hurdle I’ve faced in my writing adventure. Really, I think it’s the biggest question facing authors in general who want their work to be read!

I love learning, though, and if I get to keep learning about all areas of my writing then I’m pretty happy with that!



Russell Archey has been writing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. His love for narratives, world-building, and story-telling has fed into nearly every aspect of his life: from his video and board game hobbies to pressing his most cherished books onto his unfortunate children (who will, one day, read the Lord of the Rings trilogy whether they like it or not). When he's not creating new worlds and horrifying things to threaten them with destruction, he's bringing other author's fantastic works to life as an audiobook narrator, spending time with his two children, and pressing his dear wife's eternal patience with his quirky habits.”













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  1. Russell ~ 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! :)

  2. I am new to Russell Archey's work. I will certainly check it out.

  3. What was your favorite part of the book to write?

    1. There's a fun battle sequence between one of the heroes and one of the monsters that gave me a chance to write some fun imagery...but I don't want to give anything away!