Wednesday 16 April 2014

Blog Tour Tens List & Giveaway - Gift of the Phoenix by Donna Cook

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Gift of the Phoenix
Gift of the Phoenix

When three strangers are brought together by the discovery of a common enemy, they must fight to keep the magic of the Phoenix out of dangerous hands before their world is destroyed forever. The Three must learn to unite in spite of what separates them, and unlock the magic of three stones that seem to harm as much as they help. But uniting will not be easy for Nicolai, the simple peasant with a powerful secret; Marcellus, the warrior prince who’s no longer heir to the throne; and Corren, a gifted wizard whose ambitions threaten to ruin them all. Full of magic, mystery, and a touch of romance, Gift of the Phoenix is an epic fantasy that takes the reader deep into the heart of a wondrous world and the three men destined to defend it.

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Tens List: Top Ten Reasons I Love Being An Author

1. I get to listen to the voices in my head and no one tries to prescribe me medication.

2. I can write anywhere: on my back porch, on vacation, in waiting rooms, on top of an elephant. Sky’s the limit, really. 

3. I get to play in a world of make believe every day.

4. I can be fussy about who touches my pens and people chalk it up to a charming, writerly quirk, when really I’m just a control freak. 

5. I can write off book purchases as a business expense. 

6. Nobody thinks it’s strange that I have a notebook collection. (My cheese doodle collection is another matter.)

7. When I meet young, aspiring writers, I get to encourage them to never give up, because I remember being in their shoes. 

8. I can claim all those years of daydreaming in school were part of my professional development. 

9. I get to hang with other writers and entertain fantasies about being part of the next Lost Generation. 

10. Saying “I’m an author” makes me sound far cooler than I actually am.

Praise for Gift of the Phoenix

“An incredibly impressive book that grips you from the very start. There is plenty of action in the story, some wonderful characters and magical, atmospheric settings. Donna has created a fascinating realm in this story which, even if you don’t consider yourself a fantasy fan, you’ll definitely enjoy.”
– Excerpt of Stephanie Dagg’s review at Books Are Cool.

“As an avid reader of fantasy, I often encounter boring or overused plotlines—this was neither! With a fresh new take on fantasy adventure, Cook constructs an enchanting world of magic, kingdoms, rebirth, and death.”
– Excerpt a review by Artemis at Fantasy Book Lovers Unite

“Gift of the Phoenix reminds me of a mix of Paolin’s Eragon and Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, but stands on its own as a unique fantasy-adventure. Cook creates a magic system that is intricate and unique, which can be hard to do in a genre littered with magic. The story is very complex, and yet very easy to follow… layers upon layers of intertwined plots that all culminate to a fantastic ending. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age.”
– Excerpt of a review by Will Wortner at Zero2Fiction


Gift of the Phoenix has won several awards, including Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Awards, and Notable Read in the Shelf Unbound/Half Price Books Indie Book of the Year competition

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About the Author

Donna Cook is an Arizona native transplanted to Boise, Idaho, where she is delighting in the change of scenery. When she’s not writing she spends her time chasing the kids, exploring delicious eateries downtown, and dancing with her talented husband. Her fantasy adventure, Gift of the Phoenix has won several awards, including Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Awards, and Notable Read in the Shelf Unbound/Half Price Books Indie Book of the Year competition. It was also nominated for the Whitney Award, which recognizes LDS writers. She’s currently working on the sequel to Gift of the Phoenix.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! That was fun. :)

    1. Great answers. It was a pleasure hosting you. The book sounds great :)