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Monday, January 16, 2023

Legend of the Tragik by Chad L.E McGhie - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Chad L.E McGhie and his new book, “Legend of the Tragik,” 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 $15 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Chad and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Legend of the Tragik

by Chad L.E McGhie


GENRE:   Fiction-Fantasy



Not all fires are welcoming.

After decades of war, this had never been more true for the neighboring kingdoms of Tristren and Zemotze. Locked in a tense armistice, there was a promise of a treaty in the air. However, as the Blademage Volgare flees from his enemies, he can see through the wall of deception that clouds the land.

Meanwhile, in the bustling city of Brigandee, the shadow of the weapon known as the Tragik has crept in closer than comfortable. The young man named Hinro Gaskette lives a simple life, expecting little other than to be a soldier like his father before him.

Those expectations are shattered, however, when tragedy awakens a nightmarish power from within . . .



“You humans come with all sorts of trickery. Elves are no different - I am a lover of riches, but an even larger admirer of strength. To you, it seems that the Zemotze are merely power hungry. But, their mission is to establish dominance in the world that is supposed to be in place…it seems necessary, no? The world is weak, Volgare, and the Zemotze only seek to make it stronger. The time of Tristren is over. Your armies, your monarchy...and even your weapons have fallen to them.”

Volgare tried to pull himself free, but was surprised to have a shock of lightning run through him as he did. The sting lasted for merely a second, but it was strong. He breathed slowly to relieve the pain.

A laugh came now from the cold voice. He knelt down beside Volgare, his breath becoming profound to the ear. “You tell me where the rest of your bloodline lives, and you may just be fortunate enough to leave this barn once again.”

“I am the last,” Volgare replied, voice raspy now. A foot met his stomach, and the earth met his face once again. “Deceit will only bring death – not like that is avoidable in the broad picture. Even now, my master’s army marches south through your lands. It is already over, Volgare.”

Swallowing, Volgare only breathed heavily, praying that the assassin’s words were false.

Leaning so close Volgare could smell his breath, the elf whispered. “We can end this peacefully...you could put your bloodline to a well placed, and even applauded...use.”



Five Way to Deal with Rejection as a Writer

Hearing someone criticizing your work is never easy. Whether it is at school, in the workplace, or at home and within the family, it is never flattering to discover someone dislikes what you have put time, though, and effort into. Creative types can take this especially hard, as a lot of emotional investment and passion goes into their projects: musicians, models, photographers, writers, and more are all prone to feeling insignificant if even the slightest bit of criticism is directed their way.

However, human nature will always result in contradicting opinions, contrast and criticism both a constant result of ever-changing and exchanging ideas, philosophies, and cultures. In other words, if criticism is something that is guaranteed to occur, how can one better cope with the rejection, especially if they are a creative type such as a writer?

Understanding - Rejection of any form is never easy to hear, no matter what walk of life you lead. Writers receive criticism from their readers, friends and family, critics and reviewers, and more. One does not have to go very far on social media comments these days to see deflating and demeaning comments on everything and anything that is widely marketed. As a writer or creative type, seeing those comments can be not only discouraging, but emotionally crushing. Understanding that these different perspectives, opinions, and tastes are always going to exist is useful in maintaining confidence: just because one crowd or audience doesn’t enjoy your work, doesn’t mean they all will not.

Acceptance - It may be difficult to see through the cloud of hurtful and angry emotions that rejection can surface. However, learning, experiencing, and accepting criticism is a large part of an artist, author, or any person’s growth. Some of the most successful people in the world have learned from their mistakes, hear criticism and take the pieces that are actually beneficial to their work as a whole, discarding the comments that are simply meant to cause hurt and panic. Accepting failures and rejections as lessons, and not defeats, is not only empowering, but gives you a competitive edge.

Adaptation - While rejection can be difficult to process and accept at first, with time, one learns to adapt. Whenever you habitually deflect criticism and rejection, it creates a healthier work rhythm, adapting to difficult and challenging situations more easily. This puts you in a better mind frame for success, and you become more grateful for each victory you do achieve.

Finding Your Audience - With adaptation and experience comes wisdom. In time, creative types discover their audience, the type of fans and customers that will gladly pay for the product or work they are creating. Whenever you know your audience, such as hip-hop and fantasy in my case, it gives you confidence knowing that a lot of criticism and rejection you hear could very well be just into different tastes entirely. (PRO TIP: DO NOT over-rely on your friends and family, because while their support is appreciated, your BEST fans will be complete strangers. Everyone has different tastes -ESPECIALLY your family and friends. So don’t take anything personal – they probably don’t understand it, but they shouldn’t be expected to either.)

Persistence - If I had a dollar for every time I saw an artist, author, creative type, or person quit on themselves, just because of what somebody else told them, I would be a wealthy man. Criticism and rejection is a sword that cuts deep into creative types, and sadly, it is sometimes enough to kill the creative joy in them entirely. The most IMPORTANT step is to never give up, despite what people say (it can be quite horrible), and always remind yourself the reasons why you created your work to begin with: because you love to do it. Never fall out of love with your art.

Personal experience can speak a lot. As a musician and writer, I have been discarded, judged, bullied, flipped off in my own hometown, dissed, left bad reviews, and more. I’ve had numerous failures, couch surfed, lost cars and homes, and have had essentially reason to “quit” thrown in my face. Rejection has been a theme of my life, yet here I am, responding to blog interview questions about my novel, Legend of the Tragik. I enjoy going a little deeper than some might expect, and I hope you’ve benefited from this piece. If you are a fellow writer, musician, creative type, or person who faces extreme challenges, I hope you can find hope within these words. The smallest, most niche, and sometimes odd, creations have fans and markets everywhere - it’s all about growing and finding your place in the crazy mess called life.

You never will if you chop off your own feet.



Chad L.E McGhie, also known as Chad W. McGhie, is a diverse and exciting entertainer from Alberta, Canada. A father of five, author, and hip-hop musican, his life is full of adventure and excitement that he only hopes translates into his creative works. Whether you are enjoying his music, attending a performance, or now reading his novels, Chad L.E McGhie aims to please his audiences wherever they may be.

You can find Chad L.E McGhie on YouTube, streaming platforms, most social media websites, as well as www.everestingenuity.com.

Chad sincerely hopes you enjoy the journey that is Legend of the Tragik, and thanks you for coming along.









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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you very much Rita! I appreciate you following along with each blog post.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting Legend of the Tragik! And thank you to everyone who has commented so far - I will leave personal responses within a day or two.

  3. The book sounds intriguing. Great cover!

    1. I appreciate the kind words and energy very much! Thank you.

  4. Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, I appreciated your tips on how to deal with rejection as an author and I am looking forward to reading Legend of the Tragik. Is the story a stand-alone or part of a series?

    1. Thanks for the kind comments and question, Bea!

      Legend of the Tragik is definitely part of a planned series - I just have to make sure readers want the series first!

      Fantasy isn't the only genre I am dabbling in either - I got modern drama novel nearly complete, with a hip hop album to go with it.

      Lots on this brain needs to be unleashed yet. Legend of the Tragik by itself IS a good stand-alone story, however.

  5. everything about this is so cool!

  6. This sounds like an excellent read!