Friday, June 19, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Dwarf Story by Professor W.W. Marplot

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Dwarf Story by Professor W.W. Marplot. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Dwarf Story
Author: Professor W.W. Marplot
Publisher: Waxing Gibbous Books
Publication Date: June 30th 2020
Print Length: 388 pages
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
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For Arty to miss a day of school, either he is very, very sick or a fairytale-character turf-war has begun in his backyard — such as what begins this particular Wednesday. First, he finds an ax-swinging, bearded, sweaty warrior Dwarf scaring his dogs. Soon enough, Emma, Cry and other middle-school friends also find fairy creatures — Elves, Spriggans, Pixies, and a hoped-for Dragon — crashing into their normal homework-doing, backpack-carrying, phone-charging schooldays.

Why are these magical beings here? What should be done? Is that axe sharp? Can Pixies be given aspirin?

Arty with his friends — and spying jerks, and questionable strangers with long names — follow the clues and try to find out, even as things turn dark and dangerous.

The mythical beings are taking sides. The Gwyllion, that legendary Old Woman of the Mountains, has a sinister plan, turning the neighborhood into a fantasy battleground. One that awaits young heroes.

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EXCERPT:
MARY

Some can picture the battle in their mind’s eye, or in others’ eyes, or by using magic to help them see. For the rest, I can tell them what I know.

The Old Woman of the Mountains, a Gwyllion of great and strange powers, made herself stronger by taking one of each kind of fairy: to start a new kingdom in heaven, to steal the ancient place of rest, and to make new creatures and rule over all them and their world. And then, perhaps, ours.

More folktale legends joined the war, and on both sides. Some came to rescue their friends from the foul Gwyllion and her armies of Wights, Trolls, and dark spirits.

All who fight have their own special energies and enchanted abilities; some humans believe in them, most do not. But that does not always matter.

Now the battle rages, using nature, and the earth, and the sky.

In and out of the fight, many struggle to find their way back to Eastward Manor, knowing it as the path home. Some captives that can escape the Old Woman seek and find children and hide. This is a strange occurrence, the strangest of the whole story, for me. The fairies’ connection to these young people, all friends, can only be guessed, and is personal, so should not be guessed.

All the rest, of the living fairy creatures, struggle in the War. The dead only the earth can help.

To conquer the Gwyllion, I will use the spells, and counter-spells, and the ancient symbols that secretly kept the story alive for hundreds of years, waiting for this part of the tale. They complete a mystical alchemy of words and magic. I am here, I was born to be here, to help the armies of folkies, as Arty and Emma and the adopted human children call them: the Spriggans and the Dwarves and the Elves, with any birds and trees who have taken sides.

It was those human children that the Gwyllion did not count on. When Arty sent the counters-spell out to his friends of friends, as he says, the words were read, and spoken out loud, and contemplated. And passed to others, to friends, and to friends of friends, along and along. That is turning the tide—help unlooked for!

And Ted doesn’t know it yet, but our side has a dragon. My dragon.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Professor Welkin Westicotter Marplot, of Coillemuir, Scotland, is a collector of esoteric tales of global wisdom and curator of ancient manuscripts. He is a recluse and, as he claims, has been collecting and collating adventure and fantasy stories for over a century.
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GIVEAWAY:
Professor W. W. Marplot will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes &Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the blitz. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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53 comments:

  1. Looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.

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  3. This certainly sounds like a unique and interesting book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. thanks sounds like an interesting book

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  5. What did you most enjoy about writing this story?

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win! And for sharing your book.

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  7. Oh my grandson would love reading this book, and Love what they did to this cover, so pretty!!
    @tisonlyme143

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  8. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  9. I love the cover. It really caught my eye.

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  10. Wow.. Sounds super good. I would love to read this!!

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  11. I like the cover. It has nice artwork.

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  12. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Awesome cover! Outstanding graphics. I would enjoy reading this

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  14. Very interesting cover. Sounds like a good read for the kiddos

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  15. Congratulations on your new release and thanks for sharing your great book.

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  16. Hope the tour is going well. Sounds like an awesome read for kids.

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  17. Thank you for the chance! I like the cover!

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  18. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Awesome cover.

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  19. This would be sweet. This looks amazing

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  20. How long did it take you to write this book?

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  21. Have you always wanted to be an author?

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  22. How long did it take you to write the book?

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  23. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  24. How long did it take you to write this book?

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  25. Have a great day! I like the cover

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  26. Hope you are having a Wicked Wednesday!

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  27. Happy Thursday! I like the cover!

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  28. Hope you had a tremendous Thursday!

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  29. Great cover! Happy 4th weekend

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  30. I liked the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. The book sounds really interesting and I like the cover!

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  32. Thanks for hosting and this looks very interesting.

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