Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Rage of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford @jkellerford @chapterxchapter @Month9Books

Rage of the Dragon King (The Chronicles of Fallhollow #2)
by J. Keller Ford
Publication Date:  October 24, 2017
Publisher:  Month9Books

David and Charlotte paid their dues. They traveled to another realm, battled the Dragon King, recovered the all important magic key to the mage tunnels, and found the heir to the throne of Hirth, as promised. Now it's time to go home. There’s just one problem: the powerful crystals needed to activate the tunnels have been stolen…and David’s parents have mysteriously disappeared along with them. Guess who’s not going home to Havendale anytime soon.

Eric Hamden, squire extraordinaire, survived the poisonous knick of a shadowmorth’s blade, rescued the king of Hirth from the bowels of the dragon's lair, and confronted a heartbreaking betrayal that nearly got him killed. Still reeling from the news, Eric sets his sights on a daring rescue only to wind up in a prison of his own with David and Charlotte at his side. But rescues come in strange ways, and before they know it, the three end up in David's hometown of Havendale...and Eric gets a quick schooling in Modern Life 101. He'd rather fight a dragon.

With secrets, lies and betrayals meeting them at every turn, David, Charlotte and Eric soon discover that Havendale isn't the sanctuary they'd hoped for. Even their best-laid plans can't prepare them for the danger that stalks them. This time, no amount of magic or prayers can save them. War has been declared, and in the final battle, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice. Let the battle begin.

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Guest Post:

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

I had to think about this for a while because there are always tough spots in writing. Sometimes it’s the beginning. Sometimes it’s a character. I think with RAGE OF THE DRAGON KING, it came down one thing: the ending.

I knew years ago when I started this series, how this book would end. I wrote it before I ever wrote one word for the first novel. Against the advice of my youngest son and a beta reader whom I trust with my heart and soul, I knew I had to end the book the way I did because if I didn’t, Eric, David and Charlotte wouldn’t grow the way they needed to. Their lives, as well as the lives of those around them, would remain stagnant. There had to be a significant change. It also needed to come as a surprise to the characters, as well. They needed to be blindsided by the events. The unexpected turn of events at the end make them question everything they thought in the past and everything in the future. That was very difficult to write to make it believable.  Even my editor asked me why I ended the book if this and this happened. Once I explained why, there was, I think, an “ah ha” moment. She understood, as did my publisher.

Sometimes, as a writer, we have to step outside of our own comfort zones. I could have very easily not written it the way I did. I could have made sure certain people experienced events differently, but it wouldn’t have had the same impact on the characters or the readers. I hope I’ve accomplished what I was hoping for. I’d love to hear from those who read the book to let me know their thoughts.

J. (Jenny) Keller Ford is a scribbler of speculative fiction and YA tales. As an Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights, and wondrous magic to permeate her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and everlasting love.
When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. She is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a menagerie of royal pets, and her own quirky knight who was brave enough to marry her.
Published works include The Passing of Millie Hudson, a paranormal short story that can be found in READING GLASSES. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is her debut novel and the first installment in the Chronicles of Fallhollow Trilogy. Book 2 in the series is slated for Fall 2016.


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J. Keller Ford said...

Thank you for having me on your blog today.

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