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The ONCE WE WERE KINGS Virtual Book Tour has begun

Today’s stop is a review at Reviews by Molly!

Please go and check out her review of my book.  Here are some highlights:

 

“I sat down to read it on Monday night, and had it finished by Tuesday evening. It was just THAT good!”
“The characters were striking and the plot line gripping…”
“…truly amazing characters.”
“The lessons that they take the reader on through the actions and twists in this epic novel, are awesome”
“From good verses evil to romance and finding oneself, this was filled to overflowing with something for every reader!”

~Reviews by Molly

http://www.reviewsbymolly.com/2011/05/blog-tour-once-we-were-kings-by-ian.html

Ebook edition $3.99


Free Friday ebook Giveaway! LEGEND OF THE TIGER’S THRONE

Happy Friday, friends!

My evil twin Joshua Graham has held a tradition of giving away free ebooks from time to time, and I thought I’d follow with one of my own.  Please enjoy LEGEND OF THE TIGER’S THRONE free!  It’s a tale of the loyalty, honor and sacrifice of a young tiger, the heir to the mystical throne in a fantastical animal kingdom.

This story is very short, and can be enjoyed by children from 6 to 90 and up!  I happen fall right into the middle of that age-range.  Also, you’ll get  a free excerpt (20 chapters) from my recently released bestselling epic fantasy book ONCE WE WERE KINGS!

Enjoy!

This short story is free for ALL ebook readers, mobile phone apps, and can be read on your computer.

It also includes a hefty sample (20 chapters) from my bestselling Epic Fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS.

Download a free copy for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, SONY Reader, Kobo here:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/28420


LEGEND OF THE TIGER’S THRONE


ONCE WE WERE KINGS hits three bestseller lists on opening day!

What an amazing launch we had yesterday for ONCE WE WERE KINGS!  On facebook, we had an all day chat session with readers, fans and the author (me), and generally celebrated the birth of not only a book, but an entire literary world!  I say that with humility, of course.

There was so much excitement about this book that on its opening day it hit #22 in bestselling SF/Fantasy ebooks on Barnes & Noble!

And it also hit two bestseller lists on Amazon.com in the Epic Fantasy category!

The great news is that it’s still climbing!  Today on Amazon, it’s #50 in the top 100 bestselling Epic Fantasy ebooks, topping MISTBORN: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson!

 

And on Barnes & Noble it’s currently the #18 bestselling ebook in SF/Fantasy, topping titles by Charlene Harris and George R.R. Martin!

And it was so nice to see ONCE WE WERE KINGS on the front page of BN’s bestselling SF/Fantasy ebook page!

 

Thanks to all who made this a wonderful opening day for Once We Were Kings!

It’s $3.99

For nook: http://bit.ly/jeio82
For Kindle: http://amzn.to/iAWsMm
For all other eReaders, mobile phones, or online reading from computer: http://bit.ly/lUlOM8


Opening Day: ONCE WE WERE KINGS hits top 100 bestseller list in SF/Fantasy on Barnes & Noble

What a fantastic opening day!  Nook readers have placed ONCE WE WERE KINGS in the top 100 bestselling SF/Fantasy ebooks on Barnes & Noble!

Thanks everyone!  Let’s see it go to #1!  :)

 

Top 100 Bestselling SF/Fantasy ebook on B&N!


ONCE WE WERE KINGS ebook launch!

Today’s the official ebook launch for ONCE WE WERE KINGS!

We’re going to be doing a live chat throughout the day on the  ONCE WE WERE KINGS launch group, and open group on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_221903941169898

Please join in on the chat throughout the day.  Watch for my chat status (AFK means away from keyboard, and BAK means back at keyboard)

The virtual book tour starts today with a review by THE TOP SHELF!

Please come and visit the top shelf here:  http://the-top-shelf.com/?page_id=1115

ONCE WE WERE KINGS is now officially on sale at:

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/jeio82 for nook/nookcolor

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/iAWsMm for Kindle

and

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/lUlOM8 for all other ebook readers or to read online.

 


Excerpt from Once We Were Kings

FORE WORD

Gathered round the wide and level stump of the Great Ancients’ Tree, the Twelve Elders of the Sojourner’s Council stood within the stone walls of the courtyard and rejoiced that the fulfillment of Shamis the Stargazer’s prophecy was now at hand.

By the alignment of the northern constellations they knew that the time of deliverance drew nigh.  By the anomalous tide shifts and the unprecedented lunar phases, they knew that the dark reign of Malakandor would soon come to an end.

What they knew not was that a traitor lurked amongst them.

Oreus, the chief elder stood and raised his chalice.  “Brethren, thou hast honored the name of Valhandra with longsuffering and steadfast hope.”  He turned to the elder on his right.  “Hephesta the Wolf-Hearted, thou hast endured three wars over the course of five hundred years.”

With deep humility, Hephesta arose and inclined his head.

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