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Interview and Promotion on Megan Cashman’s Site

I have a guest spot on a fellow writer’s blog today. The writer’s name is Megan Cashman. We met (on-line, that is—we’ve never met in person) a couple years back on one of my previous blog tours. Anyway, she offered to do a promotion for me when I released my latest book, The Sceptre of Morgulan, back in November 2015. Unfortunately, at the time I lost the email amidst the chaos of events and never replied. When I finally discovered my mistake—about a month ago—I dropped her a line to apologize and she offered again. Which is way cool of her. Anyway, she’s agreed to promote my books on her site. The promotion should last one week or so. The books in question include my series From the Ashes of Ruin. The series starts with the prequel, Drasmyr, continues with The Children of Lubrochius and then The Sceptre of Morgulan. My series is primarily a fantasy story, but it does have strong horror elements running through it. Specifically, it features a gothic-style vampire much more in the line of Bram Stoker’s Dracula than Stephanie Meyers Twilight. My vampire is evil and diabolical. You wouldn’t want to date him. There are also a number of demons scattered throughout the series, so there is that dark element as well.

Anyway, you can find my promotion on Megan Cashman’s site here: http://wp.me/p2q6dm-lM

Please go check it out and lend her your support. You’ll also be able to find the coupon codes on the bottom of the page for a promotion running simultaneously on Smashwords. If you use both codes, you’ll save six dollars. SIX DOLLARS! WOO HOO! (And spend only $2) Anyway, check it out and leave a comment.

“From the Ashes of Ruin” Blurb Blitz Blog Tour

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Goddess Fish Promotions is sponsoring a blog tour for my series, From the Ashes of Ruin. The tour began on February 1st, and will last until February 19th. We are currently in the 3rd and final week of the tour. It is primarily a Blurb Blitz Tour, meaning that every stop will have a blurb and excerpt from one of the books. The Blog Schedule is listed below. The books in the series so far include: Drasmyr (The Prequel), The Children of Lubrochius (Bk.I), and The Sceptre of Morgulan (Bk.II). As of this moment, Drasmyr is free and the other two books are reasonably priced at $2.99. Also, make sure you check out the sponsor of the whole tour–Goddess Fish Promotions–it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Finally, I will be awarding one randomly chosen commenter on the tour (for those who comment on the tour sites—NOT atoasttodragons and NOT my web-site) a $15 Amazon Gift Card.

 

February 1: Room With Books
February 1: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
February 2: Edgar’s Books
February 3: Kit ‘N Kabookle
February 3: Writer Wonderland
February 4: fuonlyknew
February 5: Blog of Jacey Holbrand
February 5: Beyond Romance

February 8: LizaOConnor
February 9: The Snarkology
February 10: Cover2Cover
February 11: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
February 12: Two Ends of the Pen

February 15: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
February 16: Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
February 17: Natural Bri – review
February 18: With Love for Books – review
February 18: Who She Reads
February 19: Where the Story Comes First
February 19: Around the World in Books

“From the Ashes of Ruin” Blurb Blitz Blog Tour

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Goddess Fish Promotions is sponsoring a blog tour for my series, From the Ashes of Ruin. The tour began on February 1st, and will last until February 19th. We are currently in the 2nd week of the tour. It is primarily a Blurb Blitz Tour, meaning that every stop will have a blurb and excerpt from one of the books. The Blog Schedule is listed below. The books in the series so far include: Drasmyr (The Prequel), The Children of Lubrochius (Bk.I), and The Sceptre of Morgulan (Bk.II). Also, make sure you check out the sponsor of the whole tour–Goddess Fish Promotions–it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Also, I will be awarding one randomly chosen commenter on the tour (for those who comment on the tour sites—NOT atoasttodragons and NOT my web-site) a $15 Amazon Gift Card.

    Blog Schedule

February 1: Room With Books
February 1: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
February 2: Edgar’s Books
February 3: Kit ‘N Kabookle
February 3: Writer Wonderland
February 4: fuonlyknew
February 5: Blog of Jacey Holbrand
February 5: Beyond Romance

February 8: LizaOConnor
February 9: The Snarkology
February 10: Cover2Cover
February 11: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
February 12: Two Ends of the Pen

February 15: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
February 16: Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
February 17: Natural Bri – review
February 18: With Love for Books – review
February 18: Who She Reads
February 19: Where the Story Comes First
February 19: Around the World in Books

Upcoming Goodreads Giveaway

My cat, Confucius, is still in the line-up. You’ll hear from him next week. In the meantime, I wanted to inform everyone of my upcoming Goodreads Giveaway. It starts November 26th and lasts through December 30th. Three hardcover copies of “The Sceptre of Morgulan” are on the line; each winner will win just one. Here’s the code:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Sceptre of Morgulan by Matthew D. Ryan

The Sceptre of Morgulan

by Matthew D. Ryan

Giveaway ends December 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

It’s Out! The Sceptre of Morgulan is Now Available!

The wait is over. The Sceptre of Morgulan is now available as an ebook and a pbook as of today. It can be found on-line at the following ebook retailers:

SceptreMorgulan_ebookcoverSmashwords (ebook)
Amazon (ebook)
Barnes and Noble (ebook)
Kobo (ebook)
Lulu.com (hardcover)

Yes, Book II in my series, From the Ashes of Ruin, is now available. Previously, you have borne witness to Drasmyr, the prequel, and The Children of Lubrochius, Bk. I. Now, I give you Bk. II, The Sceptre of Morgulan. Book II continues the story where Book I left off.

Dark Cults. Ruined Castles. And Ancient Magic: The ingredients of life in Athron. The ancient cult of demon worshipers known as the Children of Lubrochius has grown numerous and strong. Can they lay claim to the artifact their leader, the sorceress Korina, longs for: The dreaded Sceptre of Morgulan? Who can stop this devilish sorceress with her eye on the city, the sceptre, and more?

Regecon and Ambrisia fight to restore their guild. Coragan of Esperia is imprisoned and facing execution. Galladrin, Borak, and the others are caught up in a desperate game to prove Coragan’s innocence and bring down the ancient demonic cult that framed him. But all that is distraction and shadow. Even as each of the heroes struggles with his and her tasks, The Children make their move. And if they are successful, nothing will be able to stop them.

Reminder: Coming Soon: The Sceptre of Morgulan

Hi All,

Just a reminder about the release date for the next book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin. Previously, you have borne witness to Drasmyr, the prequel, and The Children of Lubrochius, Bk. I. Now, I am pleased to announce the coming release of Bk. II, The Sceptre of Morgulan. It continues the adventures of Coragan of Esperia and his struggles with the vampire Lucian val Drasmyr and the evil witch Korina the Black. The ebook is scheduled for release on November 10, 2015 at Smashwords, and Amazon. The hardcover should be available as well at Lulu at roughly the same time. May you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Before I forget …

Announcement:

I almost forgot to announce the winners for my comment contest and host contest for my Cover Reveal of “The Sceptre of Morgulan” on October 13th.

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The comment contest winner was a woman named Anne. She won a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

The host contest winner was http://madhoydenish.blogspot.com/. They won a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Congratulations to both our winners. And thanks to everyone for participating.

The Cover Reveal: The Sceptre of Morgulan

Here it is. The long awaited Cover Reveal from my latest novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan. It is the second book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin. It was preceded by Bk. I: The Children of Lubrochius, and the prequel: Drasmyr. Now, here is the cover (designed by Digital Donna):

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This Cover Reveal is hosted by GoddessFish. Today, we will be visiting a large number of blogs on the web, each of which will be sharing a graphic of the cover. We will be responding to comments and inquiries on each of the sites participating for the duration of that day. We will award a $20 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly selected commenter on the tour (that’s one for the entire tour, NOT one per site). The list below is a list of participating sites as it stands today (this site—A Toast To Dragons—is not considered a participant). We will be awarding a $10 Amazong Gift Card to one randomly selected host. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the event. The following list contains all participating sites.

1: Long and Short Reviews
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
3: Independent Authors
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Full Moon Dreaming
6: Teatime and Books
7: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
8: Reviews By Crystal
9: Independent Authors
10: Coffee Books & Art
11: StarAngels Reviews
12: Dark Treasury
13: The Snarkology
14: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
15: Tina Donahue
16: The Voluptuous Book Diva
17: MAD Hoydenish
18: Unabridged Andra
19: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
20: Welcome to My World of Dreams
21: It’s Raining Books
22: VAMPYRELADYS FAVE BOOKS, REVIEWS & OTHER LOVES
23: Straight from the Library
24: Queen of All She Reads
25: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Reminder: Coming Soon: The Sceptre of Morgulan: The Cover Reveal

Hi All,

This is a repost because our list of hosts has been updated. Please find the complete list of hosts below.

The date for the Cover Reveal for my next novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan, has been set. The Sceptre of Morgulan is the second book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin. It was preceded by Bk. I: The Children of Lubrochius, and the prequel: Drasmyr.

The Cover Reveal will be hosted by GoddessFish and it is scheduled for October 13th, 2015. On that day, we will be visiting a large number of blogs on the web, each of which will be sharing a graphic of the cover. We will be responding to comments and inquiries on each of the sites participating for the duration of that day. We will award a $20 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly selected commenter on the tour (that’s one for the entire tour, NOT one per site). The list below is a list of participating sites as it stands today. We expect more to join between now and the actual Cover Reveal; so, stay-tuned. We will be awarding a $10 Amazong Gift Card to one randomly selected host: So, if you wish to host for the tour make sure to contact Goddess Fish to set that up. The book has an awesome cover (designed by Digital Donna); I’m sure you’ll enjoy the event.

1: Long and Short Reviews
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
3: Independent Authors
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Full Moon Dreaming
6: Teatime and Books
7: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
8: Reviews By Crystal
9: Independent Authors
10: Coffee Books & Art
11: StarAngels Reviews
12: Dark Treasury
13: The Snarkology
14: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
15: Tina Donahue
16: The Voluptuous Book Diva
17: MAD Hoydenish
18: Unabridged Andra
19: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
20: Welcome to My World of Dreams
21: It’s Raining Books
22: VAMPYRELADYS FAVE BOOKS, REVIEWS & OTHER LOVES
23: Straight from the Library
24: Queen of All She Reads
25: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Notice: I’m Looking for Book Reviewers

Hi All,

This is an open request to any fantasy fans out there. I have previously published two novels: “Drasmyr” and “The Children of Lubrochius.” “Drasmyr” is the prequel to my series “From the Ashes of Ruin,” and “The Children of Lubrochius” is Book I in that same series. I’ve completed the final draft of Book II “The Sceptre of Morgulan” and I’m looking for reviewers. If you have read the prequel and Book I, great, I’m hoping you will consider reading Book II and reviewing it for me in exchange for a free PDF copy (ebook only). If you have not read any of my books, I’d like to recruit you to review all three: “Drasmyr,” “The Children of Lubrochius,” and “The Sceptre of Morgulan.” I know that’s a lot of books and they are all 100k+ words in length, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy the series and it will be worth your while. The deal will be the same as above: free ebooks (all 3) in exchange for an honest review of each (although “Drasmyr” is free for everyone). If you start reading the series and decide you don’t wish to continue, let me know and I will drop your name from my list of reviewers. No hard feelings.

Just for your information, although a vampire has a major role in this series it is not a romantic role. The vampire in this series is evil; he’s kind of my sinister alter-ego. It is nothing like “Twilight.” The series as a whole could best be described as a cross between “Dracula” and “The Lord of the Rings,” or perhaps an AD&D style story. Additionally, you should be informed that I am planning two more books for this series, so that in the end it’ll be a four book series with a prequel, or five books in all.

I would ask that all reviewers post a review on Amazon and on Smashwords. Especially Smashwords.

If you are interested, send me a DM on Twitter: @MatthewDRyan1. Then we can exchange e-mails and go from there.

Thanks in advance.

Matthew D. Ryan
Author of “Drasmyr,” “The Children of Lubrochius,” and “The Sceptre of Morgulan.”