Thursday, July 14, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway - The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal by Ashley Scheller

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal by Ashley Scheller. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal
Author: Ashley Scheller
Publication Date: September 19th 2020
Print Length: 364 pages
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
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Please...Please come back...
 
Those words ring in her ears as she awakens. A strange band of characters call her Kayla, a name she’s forgotten along her life filled with transforming animals, magic, and dragons. Anybody would want to remember such an exciting life, yet there seems to be a truth no one wants to share, WHY it’s important Kayla remembers. With a mystical book in hand, she races against time to recall her adventures she shared with her family and friends in this first installment of ‘The Wielder Diaries’ series, ‘My Crystal.’

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EXCERPT:
Left alone, before I could ask any more questions, I studied the item carefully. It was certainly odd for a diary, let alone a book. There was no title. The covers were made of this blue-tinted, crystal-like material. The covers themselves were a mystery as some inky black liquid that stained them oddly swirled around on its own just beneath the surface. The entire outside was rather warm to the touch and surprisingly growing hotter the longer I held it.

Come on…I need you. These people need you to help me out here!

Bearing through the pain, I pried it open.

It hurts! Knock it off! Work with me here!

A chill ran down my spine when I heard a whiny screech, but it wasn’t about to deter me from my task. Slapping both hands on the tan pages to prevent the covers from snapping shut, I next heard a ghostly sigh.

“Whew!” I leaned back. “All right, that was weird.”

I studied the reddish font while I sat back up, ignoring the slight burning sensation in my hands. Before I could start, the pages’ aged, tan color dissolved away while a gold font replaced the icky red. Although the pages I was looking at became pure white, the rest of them remained tan like they were waiting for me to turn to their spot.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ashley Scheller has many hats. An educator by day and artist by night - if she isn’t sketching new creations in her notebook, she loves to create stories. Residing with her family in Iowa, Scheller enjoys connecting with her community about art, books, and games. In 2021, Scheller published book two of The Wielder Diaries series, Shattered. She invites you to an exciting adventure and looks forward to publishing book three soon.

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GIVEAWAY:
Ashley Scheller will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

97 comments:

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

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    1. Hi, Slehan, good morning! The Wielder Diaries has found family, magic, and little mystery to boot. I invite you to check out the series and thank you for stopping by today!

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  2. Thank you, All the Ups and Downs, for hosting The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal today. I do have work today, but I intend to interact as much as I’m able. Readers, for fun, I'm curious what is your favorite thing/aspect about the fantasy genre? The magic? The creatures? For me, it's the escapism fantasy provides. <3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. =) I love the fantasy worlds. It's definitely an escape from ours!

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    2. Aren't they tho? <3 I just love it, being transported to another place. I'm working hard on the third novel of this series and I have a goal to publish next year in the spring. ^__^

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    1. Hi, Rita! Thank you for stopping by today and for your kind comments! :)

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  4. great cover, this sounds good

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    1. Hi, wghutton! I appreciate you stopping by today and glad to hear it does. It's my first series and I'm currently working on hard on book three.

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  5. Sounds like an exciting book.

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    1. Hi, Peg42! Thank you for stopping by today! I love a world that sucks you in and keeps you invested. :)

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  6. I like the premise for this fantasy read and look forward to future installments of this series as well

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    1. Hi, Katieoscarlet! Thank you for your kind words! Books one and two are out right now and I'm excited to share book three is in the works. <3

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  7. Looks like its going to be a interesting read.

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    1. Hi, Julie! Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the fun adventure! :)

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  8. What a cool and interesting book. wowowow

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    1. Ashley Scheller!July 14, 2022 at 2:02 PM

      Hi, Paige, and thank you! If found family, quests, and magic sound like your jam, I invite you to check out the series! <3

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  9. I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Hi, Sherry! Thank you for your comment! I have author copies of my fantasy adventure on my website if you like signed paperbacks. ^__^

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  10. I enjoyed the excerpt, The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal sounds like a book that I would enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

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    1. Hi Stormy! Thank you for your kind remarks and have a wonderful day as well. <3

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    1. Hi, Thomas! Thank you, it's been a wild ride so far and it's only day four. lol I appreciate you for stopping by.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, abfantom! Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your feedback! I had a blast designing the cover. :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb, for stopping by! The cover was a lot of fun to design. :)

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    1. Hi, Dale, and thank you for kind words. I offer paperback copies of my fantasy adventure on my website, too. If found family to magical swords are up your alley, I invite you to check it out. :)

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  15. David HollingsworthJuly 14, 2022 at 9:13 PM

    This book sounds entertaining.

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    1. Hi, David, and thank you for stopping by today! I LOVE creating entertaining dialogue. It's my favorite part of writing alongside the process of developing the story. If you like quests with an air of mystery for the young at heart, I invite you to check out the series. :)

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

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    1. Hi, clc! Thank you for stopping by today and I appreciate your feedback!

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    1. Hi, wghutton! Happy Friday and thank you! It was a fun, first week. :)

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  18. Sounds like a fascinating book. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Hi, Diannekc! Thank you and I'm thrilled to hear you're looking forward to giving it a read. If a fan of signed paperbacks I offer copies on my website. <3 Have a great weekend!

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  19. David HollingsworthJuly 15, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Happy Friday, David! Have a fantastic weekend. :)

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  20. Congrats on your book release! I like the cover.

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you for stopping by today and your kind words! I a had a blast designing the cover. :)

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  21. this book sounds absolutely amazing. I am so in love with that cover.

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    1. Hi, Stephanie, and thank you very much! I appreciate it. :)

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  22. What is your favorite book to re-read?

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    1. Hi, Slehan, thank you for asking! I would have to say comics or manga are my favorite books to read/re-read because after staring at a manuscript for hours I'd like to have something different to look at. XD;

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  23. I enjoyed reading this excerpt.
    Highly interests me in this book.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Hi, Barbara, and thank you so much! This book and its sequel are out as I'm working hard on book 3. If interested and like signed paperbacks, I offer copies through my website too. :)

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  24. This sounds good thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Latishajean! I'm glad to hear it and thank you for stopping by! :)

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    1. Thank you, wghutton! I'm really proud of my first series and appreciate your kind words.

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    1. Happy Sunday to you too! :) Thank you for stopping by.

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    1. Hi, Nancy! I appreciate it. I strived to capture a couple of main characters with a sense something was missing as Kayla has forgotten who she is. :)

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  28. thanks this sounds like a very enjoyable book to read

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  29. When you were young, who were some of your favorite authors?

    Nancy
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    1. Hi, Nancy! Wonderful question! Growing up I was big into classical fairy tales, expressing that princess mojo if you will, lol. Later on in life, I fell in love with epics such as LOTR and Chronicles of Narnia.

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  30. My daughter would enjoy this book

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    1. Hi, Bill, thank you for stopping by today and I'm so glad to hear it. :)

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  31. Your book sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

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    1. Hi, Bridgett, they say to write what you enjoy reading so I strove to create a magical tale full of adventure and rediscovery. If that is up your alley, I hope you enjoy the story. <3

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  32. David HollingsworthJuly 18, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    Happy Monday!

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    1. Happy Monday and happy reading, David! :)

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  33. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Hi, Jamie! My advice for new writers is to write the story you yourself will want to read over...and over...and over, and that's before you even get to the editing part. ;)

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  34. The book and cover is amazing !

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    1. Hi, Anita, and thank you for your kind words! I appreciate it. :)

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  35. What time did you get up this morning?

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  36. The adult lion on this book cover really grabs the attention of the reader.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. David HollingsworthJuly 19, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  38. Do you write more or read more?

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    1. Hi, Slehan! I'd say it's pretty 50/50 between my manuscript, reading what I love, and researching for my writing. Great question. :)

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  39. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

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  40. love the cover, the lion really stands out

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  41. David HollingsworthJuly 20, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Hope you're keeping cool.

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  42. hope you are enjoying the summer

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  43. David HollingsworthJuly 21, 2022 at 8:38 PM

    I hope you're beating the summer heat.

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  44. Your biographical information in the review states you like games. What are some of your favorite games?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  45. What author do you most admire?

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  46. I like the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Sounds great, I like the cover and excerpt.

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  48. I love your hair! And I love the lion on the book cover

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

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  50. omg I love the hair! Cotton Candy!

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