Tyrean Martinson, is here today to talk about true champions.
Before I begin, I have to say that I am beyond honored to be here at the no-hyper-link-needed Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh’s blog. Wow! Thank you, Alex!
My novel, Champion in the Darkness is set in the world of Aramatir. It’s a world in which only one Champion exists at a time. Each Champion upholds the highest values of faith, strength, loyalty, honor, and sacrifice. There are other legendary Sword Masters, Law-Givers, and Shepherds, but Champions have a special status in the world of Aramatir as the best of the best. Clara, my young MC is ready to be a Sword Master, and she’s dreamed of making legendary status, but Champion? She doesn’t know if she’s ready for that huge task.
In our world, each of us can be a Champion. Many of us have personal Champions: parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, friends, and others who inspire us. Today I would like to honor one Champion I know in the blogworld: Nick Wilford. Nick is a Champion for his stepson, and has put together a number of giving opportunities to help his stepson get to a specialist college, including the Overcoming Adversity Anthology. If you don’t know Nick, go meet him. He’s a Champion that upholds the highest values and puts them into action.
Who, in your life, is your Champion?
Champion in the Darkness is YA Christian Fantasy, and is the first book in the Champion Trilogy.
Tyrean Martinson lives and writes in the Northwest, encouraged by her loving husband and daughters, and reminded to exercise by her dogs and cat. Champion in the Darkness is the first book in the Champion Trilogy, and she has previously published short stories and poetry.
Champion in the Darkness can be found at these links: Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and Goodreads.
Tyrean Martinson can be found at these links: Blog, Twitter, and Facebook.
Overcoming Adversity – A True Champion
A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.
The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.
Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.
Purchase Links: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Smashwords, and Goodreads.
Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland.
Lydia Kang is hosting a huge giveaway for her upcoming release. Swag for Control and many other authors’ books are the prizes. Check it out – the giveaway is huge!
Jess is hosting the From the Ashes blogfest on March 8 in celebration of her first book release!
Sharon Bayliss’ novel, The Charge (which won in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Competition) is available now!
Still Moments Magazine select one of Gail’s stories for publication, they used her photograph on the cover. Congratulations, Gail – double score!
The Desert Rocks’ story, The Escape was published in Anything Prose…and Poetry, Too! It’s a collection of works written by thirty-two talented authors. Congratulations, Desert!
And special thanks to MJ Joachim for her wonderful words the other day!
Indie Authors, Free Books, and Amazon
I caught a couple interesting articles regarding changes in Amazon’s Affiliation Program and how they will affect authors trying to promote free books. The first was at To Become A Writer - Bad News if You Use Amazon Select. The second one was at Failure Ahoy! Adventures in Digital Publishing - Amazon is About to Throttle Free Books. Since many of you are indie authors, I thought I would pass this along to you.
A Grand New Age of Boom or Dust?
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe…
From March 4 to March 22, folks can enter to win the following:
1 set of signed Backworlds paperbacks, including The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, and Boomtown Craze. Will only ship to US residents.
Available in ebook at: Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords
Find her: Website, Blog, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Picked up Tyrean’s book? Who is your champion in life? Picking up Nick’s book? See any awesome news? Will the changes with Amazon affect you? Part of the Boomtown Craze? Ready for my review of Jack the Giant Slayer on Wednesday – and the IWSG? Ready for the A to Z Challenge so these posts will be shorter?