Monday, May 10, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway - Sorcerers Reborn: Earth by Richard B.

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Sorcerers Reborn: Earth by Richard B. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Sorcerers Reborn: Earth
Author: Richard B.
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: December 30th 2020
Print Length: 163 pages
Genre: Fantasy
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Sorcerers Reborn is Book One in a series that begins here on Earth and takes you on a new and exciting journey in the world of Sorcerers, Dragons, Elves and more.

Midnight stops. She feels something she hasn’t felt in three thousand years, something that possesses magic. It’s to the east in the mountains. She runs toward the beacon. She stands in front of a sheer stone wall hundreds of feet tall. There is a cave three quarters of the way up where the magic resides. If she tries to reach whatever is up there, it could potentially kill her. She’s come this far, but her journey isn’t over yet.

Midnight was exiled to earth with six Sorcerers by the evil Sorcerer Tay’Ron. She is a creature of magic, created by magic. She holds the gift of Sorcery from six Sorcerers who have passed on, and she is on a mission to find people on earth who are worthy of possessing this power. Her legacy must continue. Time is of the essence.

She possesses the gift of Sorcery. Midnight is a creature derived from magic, a fairy creature created from magic. She is not a Sorcerer. The six other Sorcerers are the six she carries inside of herself.

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
Thousands of years ago, on our world called Orighen, a Sorcerer named Tay’Ron, from the southernmost continent, decided that he wanted to rule our world. Of course, the rest of Orighen wasn’t going to let that happen, so a long war was waged; one that lasted over five hundred years. Jakiera, the Queen of Geldania, a continent just above Orighen’s equator, was a fair and just ruler. Geldania also had the most powerful army of all the continents: the largest army and more Sorcerers who were battle-ready. The southern tyrant, Tay’Ron, was intent on conquering the world, and making the people from the other countries bow down to him. Jakiera, and the other queens and kings of Orighen banded together to stop him. Jakiera also played a part in recruiting hundreds of dragons and elves to aid in this war.

Over time, the opposing armies of Orighen finally drove Tay’Ron back to the southern continent. Six Sorcerers, a Furl Cat called Midnight, and a dragon called Scarlet brought Tay’Ron to his end. Tay’Ron was a powerful Sorcerer and with his dying breaths he sent the six Sorcerers, and Midnight, to this world. The seven of them had no idea what happened to Scarlet. They arrived on an island to the west of here almost three thousand years ago. At first, they had no idea what was going on, or where they were. They did figure out that they were no longer on Orighen because nothing looked the same: plants, flowers, and animals were not from Geldania or Orighen. Nothing looked familiar, and they had no idea how they came to be where they were, wherever that was.

They had their weapons, so food was not a problem. With the gift they could discern what was edible or not when it came to vegetables and greens. They utilized whatever they found to survive. It wasn’t until several years later that they discovered Tay’Ron had also given them an incurable virus. But that story is for another day.
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DeWayne woke up lightheaded and lethargic, like he would be waking up after taking a sleeping pill or drinking too many beers. He felt like he had slept forever, and not at all. He was relaxed and didn’t have the discomforts he usually had when he woke.

He swung his legs over the side of the bed and sat thinking about the dream, the sluggishness leaving him. It was so realistic he could not seem to get it out of his mind, and that bothered him because any dreams he had in the past were forgotten minutes after he awoke. It was like someone telling a story and he was a part of that story; he remembered the details.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rick (Richard B.) Ogle was born in 1951 in Northern Ontario. This is his first appearance in the writing world. He worked for forty-five plus years as a journeyman fabricator/welder. In 1978 Rick wrote a short story titled "Storms" that turned into two books. His work always came first, so writing took the back burner. Writing of Sorcerers Reborn began in late 2000, but again work came first, so the book was not revisited until he was force into retirement in 2013.

In 1998 Rick went back to school to learn something that would get him out of his chosen trade as a fabricator/welder. In 1999 he spent six months as an adult literacy tutor and found that was rewarding when he saw the progress each student was making. He currently holds an Adult Instructors Diploma. He completed a six-month course to obtain an A+ computer technicians' certification. He has an AutoCAD certificate in drafting and design. He instructed classes for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access at the North Cariboo Community Skills Center in Quesnel BC.

Rick is self-taught in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) code and built his website in 1998 while he was in school. He named his website "Poems and Short Stories by Richard B". That website is still going today.

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GIVEAWAY:
Richard B. will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

115 comments:

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    1. Thank you Michele, hope you you go beyond the cover.

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  2. Do magical creatures consume food?

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    1. Yes they do, they are still human and need sustenance as using magic requires energy.

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    1. Thank you Rita. I hope you like the next book as well.

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  4. love the cover, congrats on the release

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    1. Thank you Wendy. They say the cover is the most important part, however, what's inside is even better.

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  5. I think that the cover of your book is highly detailed.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I am not a designer, but the person who created the cover art impressed me with his work. I am glad you like it.

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  6. This sounds like a very good book.

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    1. It is Sherry, of course, that is my opinion=).

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you Edger, the except is just a teaser, the real fun is inside.

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  9. How long was the writing process?

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    1. I wrote the first draft in 2000 but got sidetracked by work. in 2014 I began the second draft and the book was published on Dec. 30th 2020. Thank you for your query.

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  10. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and the excerpt.

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    1. Thank you Susan. I hope you enjoy reading it.

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  11. this looks like a great book!

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    1. Thank you Zelda. I think it looks great as well.

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  12. Thank you All the Ups and Downs for running this giveaway.
    Richard B.

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  13. Sounds like an exciting book.

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    1. Thank you Margaret,
      sorcerers Reborn Earth is the first book in a series. Keep your eye on the progress on my social media accounts in 2022.

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  14. David HollingsworthMay 10, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    What inspired you to write this book?

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    1. Thank you David. I have an active imagination and when an idea arises I make notes. This one stuck with me, and now you see the final product.

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    1. Thank you bn100. There is more in the novel, if you are interested.

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  16. Thank you all for your interest in my first novel.

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  17. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Diana, in these trying times, sharing helps all of us.

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    1. Thank you Dale. I live in Alberta Canada and that is where this book begins.

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  19. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Sorcerers, magic, a dragon, and visitors from another world. What more could one ask for =).

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  20. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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    1. You are welcome Slehan. It was a long time in the making.

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  21. This sounds like a great read.

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    1. Hi Terri, I suppose there is only one way to find out =).

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  22. It's a good tour you have here.

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    1. Thanks Calvin. I am new to this, but with the help of Goddess Fish Promotions and All the Ups and Downs I have to thank them for their help in this.

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  23. I love the cover. It is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Debby. The cover art was done by a professional designer.

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  24. I definitely want to know more about this book.

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    1. Hi Kim. I hope this is allowed. This is a link to a review that I believe you might like: https://bookviralreviews.com/book-reviews/sword-and-sorcery/sorcerers-reborn/

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  25. This sounds like my kind of book. Cool cover!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. If you like stories about Swords and Sorcery, Dragon, and other magical creatures you might want to give it a read.

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  26. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. You are welcome clc408. As the author it isn't my place to blow my own whistle.

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  27. I liked the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. You are welcome Debbi. Sorcerers Reborn Earth is just the beginning.

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  28. Interested in finding out how a being can carry 6 other spirits inside them.

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    1. Like many creatures of magic they all have certain abilities that are unique to them alone Cindy. Midnight is from another world.

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  29. Thank you DVDgal75. The design was much better than I had imagined.

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  30. I love the cover! It sets the tone for the book!

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    1. Hi Jeanna, the cover turned out way better than I imagined. Thank you for stopping by.

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  31. This has an awesome cover! Sounds like a terrific fantasy!

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    1. If you like Sorcerers, Dragons, and creatures from another world, I think you will like this book.

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  32. I would enjoy some fantasy right about now.
    Great distraction!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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    1. You are very welcome Barbara. Everyone needs a little fantasy these days. A great escape.

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  33. Where is your favorite place to write at?

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    1. Hi Laurie, I do all my writing at my home office located in my Livingroom. Thank you for your comment.

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    1. Thank you Deborah, I will. You have wonderful day as well.

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  35. Tweeted about this -
    https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1393030326541176832

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    1. Thanks Barbara, I appreciate the Tweet. I did check it out. Thanks again.

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    2. You're welcome.
      I enjoying reading so like to help promote.

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  36. I hope your weather is better than ours - rainy.
    Guess we are needing it though.

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  37. Hi Barbara, weather here is nice during the morning with chances of rain/thunder shows in the afternoon. The weather will change. :-)

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  38. I am making rhubarb coffee cake today - yum!

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    1. Sounds interesting, I made slow cooker chicken in a white sauce.

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  39. I enjoy reading all book reviews.
    It helps me to find ones I would enjoy.

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    1. Book reviews give an author use full feedback, regardless on the out come of the review.

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  40. Do you know what your next book will be about?

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    1. Book two is seventeen chapters up to now. And no I will not be giving any hints until it is ready to be published :-). Stay safe.

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  41. Author What was your most excited moment on this book?

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  42. Hi tdk, That is a good question. There are many, and choosing one is not easy, however, when Jason meets Jakiera for the first time would be one. I hope that answers your question.

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  43. It looks like a good read.

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  44. Thank you Leela. Each tour stop has an exclusive excerpt from my novel if your interested.

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  45. I think I am getting in a rut reading the same authors.
    Time to expand.

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  46. The cover art for the book is eye catching and the description sounds great to read.

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    1. Hi Jen. There are other tour stops, each with an exclusive excerpt off the book.

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  47. I admire your skills in writing.
    I have difficulty writing just about anything.

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  48. Thank you Barbara. Having an editor helps one to understand the nuances of the process. I have days when I am doing great when I only write two or three paragraphs. Of course, that is not often.:-)

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  49. sounds like a fun one

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  50. Hi Daniel, thank you for stopping in. This is the first book of the Sorcerers Reborn series, giving you an idea of what's to come.

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  51. I can see how the same people win your giveaways all the time. They comment excessively with 1 or 2 words of nonsense. "Great Excerpt" "Looks Good". I guess I'll start doing that also, since the comments are where they are winning in numbers!

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    1. Sorry, Audrey. I am not in charge of the giveaways for these tours. They are tour wide meaning whomever organizes them (in this case, Goddess Fish Promotions) are the ones who put the giveaways together and pick winners. I just post what I am given. To be honest, I don't think they bother checking the comments. The only ones who see them ore myself and the author if the author checks out my post.

      I know it's no consolation, but I enter tons of giveaways...even the low entry ones, and I never win even though I enter every day. I don't get how the same people win.

      Please don't shoot the messenger though =( I have no control over it. It is not "MY" giveaway.

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    2. Hi Audrey, my marketing consultant put this tour together so I have no control regarding who wins. This is my first tour.

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    1. Thank you Danielle, check out the other stops and read an exclusive excerpt at each one. You can find all the tour stops on my website: http://www.richardbees.ca/marketing/blogtour.html#3

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  53. Thank you Debbi, the sun is shining here. I wish you a great day as well.

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  54. Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day.

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  55. Thank you Susan, you have a great day. You are welcome.

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  56. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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    1. Thank you Slehan. You are welcome on this last day. Take care.

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