Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rowan of the Wood

On Thursday, authors Christine and Ethan Rose will stop by Straight From Hel. Ethan is going to tell us about his path to writing, and both Ethan and Christine will be available to answer questions and say hi to everyone.

Their award-winning book is Rowan of the Wood, a young-adult fantasy that moves from the past to the present, from wizards to vampires. Rowan of the Wood was a National Best Books 2008 Awards Finalist and was nominated for ForeWord Magazine’s 2008 Best Book Awards.

Here’s a bit about the book:
After a millennium of imprisonment in his magic wand, an ancient wizard possesses the young boy who released him. When danger is nigh, he emerges from the frightened child to set things right. Both he and the boy try to grasp what has happened to them only to discover a deeper problem. Somehow the wizard’s bride from the ancient past has survived and become something evil.

You can find out more about Rowan of the Wood at: http://www.rowanofthewood.com

Not only are Ethan and Christine stopping by to visit with us, they’re running a contest with great prizes and about a gazillion ways to up your chances of winning.

The contest will run from April 6 - 17th, during Rowan’s Beltane Blog Book Tour.

Winners announced on April 20th on their blogTV show LIVE at 1pm CST and posted on their blog that same day.

The Grand Prize of this Geekalicious Contest is a $100 Barnes & Nobles gift card.

First Place: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card

Second Place: Framed LE signed Green Man art print, from one of Christine’s paintings

Third Place: Handmade by Christine dragon pen holder & quill

Signed copies of Rowan of the Wood will be given away at various hosting blogs during the blog tour.

Be sure you come back this Thursday to visit with Ethan and Christine Rose.

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  1. Sounds like they're doing up this tour in grand style! Also a darn good sounding plot line for a YA novel.

  2. They taken the time to think out a good plan. Not just stop here and win a book. I like their creativity.

    Some of my favorite stories as a kid were ones where kids like me had a hand in 'saving the world'. I think one of the reasons was because as a kid you feel anything but powerful. Bthe mind is always powerful if we but learn how to think things out...

  3. Y'all are right, Marvin and Sia. This is not your run of the mill blog tour or giveaway. Hearing what authors have to say is always fun and informative. It's also a good idea to pay attention to what those authors are doing to promote their books. If you're not familiar with the Rose family, you'll want to come back and see the picture of one huuuge thing they do to promote!

  4. Wow, I definitely need to check back and read their post.

    Morgan Mandel

  5. Sounds intriguing. I'm working on a children's book, which includes some "other world" elements, so I'll definitely be here for the Rowan tour.


  6. Everyone enjoy the day with Christine - she is a HOOT!

    L. Diane Wolfe

  7. I'm a hoot! That's what I am!

    Thanks for hosting us, Helen; and thanks for all the comments already! I look forward to spending the day here on Thursday!

  8. Sigh...I love children's books and this one looks fantastic! I also want to win the dragon pen holder and quill. :-)

  9. As a host, I don't consider myself eligible for any of the prizes, which is good, since I would have figured out a way to rig the contest so I won all the prizes. I want them all.

  10. I'm looking forward to their visit.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  11. Helen, please get a hold of me at noyb3@earthlink.net to discuss your organization.

    Wendy W

  12. Wendy, I don't have an organization.

  13. Dana!

    Please do enter the contest! I have a lot of fun making the dragon quill holders. :-D

  14. This book sounds fabulous! I can't wait to hear what they have to say when they stop by to visit this Thursday. I will also be checking with my daughter to see if she'd be interested in checking out Rowan of the Wood.


  15. Awesome, Jenny! I'll see you on Thursday! Ask anything you'd like. I'll be around all day to answer questions and respond to comments!


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