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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Dragon Queen by Rod Marsden - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Rod Marsden and his new book, “Dragon Queen,” here on FAB!!  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 $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Rod and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Dragon Queen

by Rod Marsden

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GENRE: Futuristic Science Fiction

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BLURB:

Mixing with your betters can get you killed. Dragons know this as does a certain maverick pilot and his researcher wife. It is possible to get thrown into events not of your own making in which you must do your best to survive. Meanwhile, somewhere not far from mainland Tasmania, there is an island named Green Maiden’s Folly. What’s it like? Is it paradise, or has it been made over into a worse destination hellhole than Devil’s Island used to be like in the 19th and 20th Centuries? On Green Maiden’s Folly, the destiny of the dragon is revealed.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Elanora’s black scales shone in the early morning light. She smiled at the effect the sun had on her spiked tail and also her legs, arms, and claws. The sun came up over the silvery sea. It was always a welcome sight, the start of a new day on her island. In the distance, waves rose and crashed before they could get to shore. A breeze touched her all too human nose, lips, and ears. It should have been unpleasant, but it wasn’t. She found the smell of salt in the air invigorating.

Lizards were bothered by the cold, but despite her lacertilian features, Elanora wasn’t a reptile. She was a dragon, and regardless of the plume of white coming from her mouth, she wasn’t shivering. In fact, she preferred a cool climate. She looked around for company because it was the loneliness that got to her, not the near frozen air.

She picked up a stick and drew a rectangle in the sand. A small blackish-grey crab came out of the rolling surf, and with its eyes on stalks, looked up at her. “These are the dragons,” she told the creature. “They are on the bottom. That’s not a good place to be. They’re mutants like me, but I’m special because I’m a female, and I’m not supposed to exist.”

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AUTHOR BIO:

Author Rod Marsden was born in Sydney, Australia. He has three degrees, all related to writing and history. He spent nine and a half years as a civilian clerk with the Royal Australian Navy. His proudest moments there were in the publications area.

He enjoys wildlife photography and in recent years, joined Illawarra Birders. He went on a birding expedition to the main north island of New Zealand, where he came upon wildlife unique to that country. There he also met up for the first time with correspondent, friend, and novelist Lyn McConchie. He shares his fascination with nature with his entire family, including his niece Jasmine Perala. Her pet, Kiki, is a young, female eclectus parrot and, soggy from a recent shower, is featured on Rod Marsden’s shoulder on the back cover of this book.

His stories have been published in Australia, England, Russia, the USA, and Canada. He has work in the Australian anthology Small Suburban Crimes, the American anthology Cats Do it Better, the American steampunk anthology Break Time, the Canadian anthology Morbid Metamorphosis, and in the Canadian anthology Grey Matter Monsters – Takers of Souls.

Many of his short stories, including “The Antarctic Pineapple,” have been published in Night to Dawn magazine. Undead Reb Down Under and Other Vampire Stories is a collection of his early short fiction on vampirism. Disco Evil is his first venture into the vampire novel. Ghost Dance is his first undertaking into dark fantasy involving a quest plus secret agents out to prevent demonic takeover. It has been reprinted with a new cover. Desk Job is his salute to Lewis Carroll.

His short plays, Zombie Vision, Hyde and Seek, and Smarty were well received at Cronulla Arts Theatre, south coast, New South Wales, Australia. Both his plays Smarty and Hyde and Seek made it into Sydney’s Short and Sweet contest.

He has a short story in The Twofer Compendium edited by Ruth Littner and Ann Stolinsky (2020) in which he mentions the Berry Celtic Festival, which took place every May in a farming community on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is a festival that, unfortunately, had to be cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus but will hopefully resume in May 2021.

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CONNECT WITH ROD:

Website:

http://www.rod-marsden.id.au

Blog:

http://www.rod-marsden.id.au/blog.html

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/rod.marsden

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3161742.Rod_Marsden

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57654489-dragon-queen

Amazon Author Page:

http://amzn.to/3aJvBRL

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle eBook:

http://amzn.to/3dWUE61

Amazon Paperback:

http://amzn.to/3xu55pa

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragon-queen-rod-marsden/1138982661

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Dragon-Queen-Rod-Marsden/9781937769659

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Dragon-Queen/Rod-Marsden/9781937769659

Kobo eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dragon-queen-4

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Night to Dawn Magazine and Books LLC will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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8 comments:

  1. Rod ~ 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 for hosting Rod and for showcasing his book. :) ~ Barbara

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  3. Congratulations on the new book! It sounds very intriguing!

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  4. This is a great looking place for my novel Dragon Queen to be launched.

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  5. Sounds like a very interesting book

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