Dreamers, peculiars, and dragons! Three brand new fantasy releases coming next week!

Dreamers, peculiars, and dragons! Three brand new fantasy releases coming next week!

These three reads, all coming October 2, are blowing us away!!!

We’ve been celebrating 50 Years of Pern all month, getting ready for the release of Gigi McCaffrey’s Dragon’s Code, and October 2nd is just one week away! We’re almost done reading it, and the love and nostalgia brought on by this book have been downright magical. Erin’s been acting like a kid again. (She probably shouldn’t be jumping on the furniture so much, but what can you do?)

But wait! That’s not all!!! (Ha! We’ve always wanted to say that.)

Two more of our most anticipated releases of the year are also coming out on the same day!!!

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Review of Eragon! A traditional book review PLUS a review of the audiobook narration!

Review of Eragon! A traditional book review PLUS a review of the audiobook narration!

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

The Story:

At its heart, Eragon is a coming-of-age story. A fifteen-year-old farm boy discovers he’s destined to become a Dragon Rider, but the grown-up world of politics and war are a lot more than he bargained for.

One of the best things about this book is that the life lessons are so accurately portrayed. Even when they’re painful. Eragon argues passionately for his beliefs, standing up for his ideas of right and wrong, only to realize later, through his own experience, that things aren’t always so simple.

That’s part of growing up, with or without dragons.

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Audiobooks in a modern world. Has storytelling come full circle?

Audiobooks in a modern world. Has storytelling come full circle?

What do you think about audiobooks? 

We resisted them for a long time—partly out of habit, and partly out of the idea that listening to an audiobook isn’t reading. It’s letting someone tell you a story.

And then it hit us. That’s the best thing about them.

Books didn’t come first in the evolution of story. Narration did: the mythologies we dreamed up by firelight in the caves of our ancestors; the fairytales we invented to pass long, winter nights; the magical hopes and dreams we shared beneath the harvest moon.

The magic of books came later, when we began to write them down. But books weren’t the first magic.

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$0.99 for this YA standalone! A story of bullying, depression, and the hope we cling to.

$0.99 for this YA standalone! A story of bullying, depression, and the hope we cling to.

If I Wake, by Nikki Moyes

Lucy is in a coma, the victim of bullying. The details of how she got there are revealed over time, as is the only source of hope she has left. Her friend, Will, who exists only in her mind…

With a thoughtful, heart-wrenching premise and a clean, direct writing style, If I Wake is the perfect weekend readjust $0.99 today and tomorrow.

   

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Cover reveal! Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard! Coming in February, 2019!

Cover reveal! Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard! Coming in February, 2019!

Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch is one of our most anticipated releases of 2019!!! It dropped its cover today and o…m…g! Stunning! Gorgeous! It’s not even up on Amazon yet, but we couldn’t WAIT to show you the SECOND we were allowed to!!! So AWESOME!!!

If you haven’t started the series yet, check out our 5-star review of the first book, Truthwitch, and then snap it up on Amazon (where the paperbacks are on sale at the moment, for even less than the ebooks)! If you’re up to date on the series, you can preorder Bloodwitch right now!!!

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Friday giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Friday giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Celebrating 50 Years of Pern!

Welcome to the first giveaway in our 50 Years of Pern celebration! We’re giving away a $5 Amazon gift card today to one lucky winner, to be chosen at 11:59 pm EST tonight (Friday, September 14). And there are three ways to enter!

Option number one: Find the two dragon codes we’ve hidden in recent posts and email them to us at bookwyrms [at] dragonauthors [dot] com. (If you use this method, we won’t add you to any lists. Hey, maybe you prefer RSS readers. We won’t judge.)

Option number two: Sign up for our newsletter and choose “The daily bookaholic.” (You can choose the other options too, if you like.) Every new subscriber to our daily blog today will automatically be entered to win!

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Dragoncon book haul! (Because what bookaholic doesn’t love new books?)

Dragoncon book haul! (Because what bookaholic doesn’t love new books?)

We’re finally starting to get over the dreaded con-flu (that hideous cold you inevitably come down with when thousands of fans come together from all over the world, bearing exotic viruses along with their undying love for sci-fi and fantasy). Woot! Now that we’re feeling better, we’re stoked to share a few books we picked up over the weekend!

Plus, there might just be another dragon code for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card for your weekend if you keep reading! (Hint, hint…)

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These Terry Pratchett stories are 80% off through the end of September!

These Terry Pratchett stories are 80% off through the end of September!

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, by Terry Pratchett

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” —Terry Pratchett

We’ve been dying to find a Terry Pratchett sale! One of the greatest names in fantasy humor, Terry Pratchett spent an entire lifetime writing. These particular stories were penned back at the beginning, when he was just 17. He honed them a bit for this anthology, but not much. Such was the depth of his talent. The collection is just $1.99 through the end of September, and we snapped it up the second we found it. We’ve made it a lifetime quest to keep our minds open—making sure they’ll have room for stories like these.

   

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70% off Today Only, Miss Peregrine’s 0.5, Tales of the Peculiar!

70% off Today Only, Miss Peregrine’s 0.5, Tales of the Peculiar!

Tales of the Peculiar, by Ransom Riggs

Tagged as “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children 0.5” on Goodreads, Tales of the Peculiar is just what it sounds like: a companion novel to the series, filled with fun and creepy stories about the peculiars. It’s 70% off TODAY ONLY, just $2.99 instead of the usual $9.99 for the ebook, which makes it the perfect time to pick it up. Besides which, it’s one you can read right now, while you’re waiting for the October 2 release of book 4 in the series, A Map of Days!

   

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Another Monday, another free fantasy! (Plus, a huge tip for cheap audiobooks!)

Another Monday, another free fantasy! (Plus, a huge tip for cheap audiobooks!)

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, by Katie Cross

We’re always excited to find a great free recommendation, especially on a Monday. Even better, did you know these free reads can make the audiobook cheaper, too?

Many authors and publishers offer Audible narration at a lower price to people who have already bought the ebook. And a free download counts just like any other purchase in the Amazon system. So, to get the audiobook for a lot less than the usual price, just download the free ebook and then reload the book page. Read the stuff under the green “Read Now” button, and there will often be an Audible narration deal. Audiobooks that are usually north of $20 can often be “added” for less than $10, so even if you only read audiobooks, it still might be worth downloading that free Kindle first!

   

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A fantastic deal on a 5-star read!

A fantastic deal on a 5-star read!

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

We absolutely loved this book. “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is a brilliant story of youth at an end, adulthood on the horizon, the meaning of family, the many faces of love, and the difficulty of knowing how to hold on while at the same time letting go.” (That’s from our 5-star review of the novel.) It’s one of those reads that just flies by, despite its 464-page length. Think of it as a cross between a journal and a memoir, written by a modern teen with an old soul. At just $2.99 for a limited time, this is one not to miss!

   

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