Sword & Sorcery fantasy author Charles E. Yallowitz has just released the third book in his Legends of Windemere series, Allure of the Gypsies. Having read the first volume, Beginning of a Hero, I’m looking forward to continuing with this series as I really enjoyed the storyline and characterization. That’s why I volunteered to be apart of Charles’s blog tour for his new release.
Check out Allure of the Gypsies at Amazon here: http://amzn.com/B00H0MFT2A
Add it to your to-read list at Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18944863-allure-of-the-gypsies
The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.
Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown. With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind. It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior. It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had.
Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam? And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?
I like the way the blurb is concise, separated into paragraphs, and ends with questions.
To help show you what the series is about, following are review excerpts from the first two volumes.
Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:
“I greatly enjoyed the vivid characters, the gripping plot, and the refreshingly unique writing style (present tense). ” – kdillmanjones
“This is a sophisticated and delightful read. I recommend this book to lovers of Fantasy or to General Fiction readers. The story is compelling enough to entertain a wide audience.” – John Howell
“One of the things that won me over was the bouts of humor. Especially in the beginning. “This is not possible! I am a Paladin!” I thought I was going to die with delight.” – C.N. Faust
Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower:
“Something I find unique about this fantasy novel that I don’t often find in others, is that the hero, Luke Callindor is rather of the unlucky variety. He does not get everything he asks for, he stumbles, falls, gets knocked down (literally)and taught lessons as he goes. This is helping him to grow into the hero that was promised in the first book.” – Ionia Martin
“Nyx is such a strong personality. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and more of the other characters, new and already known, with the rich tapestry of Windemere unfolding in between intense actions scenes and moments of kindness and budding friendships.” – Danielle Taylor
“Almost like the Harry Potter series. The books start out so young and innocent, but by the last book – watch out!” – Momto4Booklover
Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.
Goodreads Giveaway for a Paperback Copy of Beginning of a Hero, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower, & Allure of the Gypsies!
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The first book in the Legends of Windemere series, Beginning of a Hero, will be free as part of Read Tuesday on December 10.
Chris McMullen, author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers, Volume 1 (formatting/publishing) and Volume 2 (packaging/marketing), Facebook page, Twitter
Volumes 1 and 2 will be on sale on December 9 thru 11 as part of Read Tuesday on December 10. These books haven’t been on sale all year, so this is a rare opportunity. The Kindle edition of Vol. 1 will be $1.99 (60% off from $4.99) in the US and 1.99 pounds (37% off from 3.14 pounds) in the UK, while Vol. 2 will be $0.99 (80% off from $4.99) in the US and 0.99 pounds (70% off from 3.25 pounds) in the UK. The paperbacks will also be 40% off ($5.99 instead of $9.99) at CreateSpace:
- A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers, Vol. 1
- Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00AA5CJ7C. CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4049314
- A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers, Vol. 2
- Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00CSDUP66. CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4233155
Great book. I should finish the very last of it tonight. Hope to get my review up tomorrow.