Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Doorway to Scorn (Austyria #1) by Dimitrius Jones

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Doorway to Scorn by Dimitrius Jones. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as a highly interesting guest post. There's also a tour wide giveaway to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Doorway to Scorn
Series: Austyria #1
Author: Dimitrius Jones
Publication Date: May 18th 2020
Print Length: 102 pages
Genre: Fantasy
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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.

**The eBook is only $0.99 during this tour!**

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EXCERPT:
“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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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GUEST POST:
- Which Fantasy Class Would You Choose and Why?

I’m presented with the option to gain my very own fantasy class. There are so many to choose from! It’s a difficult to make a decision to make. However, if I had to choose one class that fit my personality it would be rogue, more than likely.

I tend to favor a more chaotic good approach, where laws and customs are abandoned if I feel it necessary to achieve a greater good. Yes, sometimes, my approach leads to creating more problems than solving, but ultimately I don’t think being a stuffy paladin is my destiny. I want to do good, but I also want freedom.

As a rogue, I’d get to be stealthy, resourceful, and opportunistic in battle. I like to avoid fights in real life, so the idea of being able to make a quick getaway if needed would be crucial. I’d step in to help a party when I felt like it but mostly venture off on my own. Plus, parties tend to have some kind of melodramatic main quest going on, and I’d rather not get too involved in it. Still, if the world is in danger, I’ll definitely step in to help, as I’ll naturally gravitate towards good over evil any day.

However…

If I ever were to be mind-controlled into being evil (or have some sort of psychotic break that resulted in me becoming a nihilistic harbinger of destruction) I’d probably be a neutral evil sorcerer. I often question how the universe works and what our greater purpose is, so I could see myself being overcome with those theories and deciding that only destruction is absolute. Blame the many, many Final Fantasy games I’ve played.

Think of a much more depressed, cynical Ganondorf who decides he’s done trying to rule Hyrule and simply wants to destroy it. That would be me.

Basically, I wouldn’t choose a traditional role like knight, mage, or ranger. I’d want a class that allowed freedom if I chose to be good or evil. Freedom from the constraints of laws and customs would be the common thread linking the two classes together. There’s a lot to unpack from all that to be sure, but I think it keeps things interesting.

Just pray nothing leads me astray.
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GIVEAWAY:
Dimitrius Jones will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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40 comments:

  1. I love finding new authors to read.

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  2. This looks like a great read. Thank you

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  3. Love Fantasy type of books. The excerpt sounds great.

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

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  5. It looks like you gave A LOT of thought into writing your Guest Post. I enjoyed it.

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  6. The cover of your book is highly detailed, interesting in style, and quite unique.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting. :)

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  8. Thank you so much for hosting, and I appreciate the wonderful comments from everyone!

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  9. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

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  10. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. It sounds interesting.

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  11. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  12. What an interesting book. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to enjoy this book!

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  13. My grandson loves fantasy books.. sharing this with him! Best of luck and thank you....

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  14. I would give this book a read for something different.
    I like the title and the cover.
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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  15. Nice cover. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Powerful futuristic cover. It certainly could a be a game cover

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  17. sounds like a fun one

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  18. I think that the cover of your book is colorful, highly detailed, and interesting.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. I enjoyed learning about this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. Dimitrius Jones is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction. I want to get the book on low self-esteem for my son.

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  21. This book sounds very interesting!

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