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Pay it Forward Friday with Author Daniel B. Royer and Secrets of the Egoles’ Nest…

BOOK COVER.00_jpg_srzpublishSecrets of the Egoles’ Nest is based on Aben Egole, who’s first introduced as a sheltered toddler. Later he becomes acquainted with a powerful young mystic named Nastera. Once alone, she shares more than a secret about his incredible heritage.

Aben’s proof of her assertion came by means of a whirl-wind ride, as he begins his first class in free flight.

Afterward, Aben, with the help of a mystical dynasty, persuade his father, Colonel Ivory Egole, to move he and his son to another planet for their protection. Once situated, they are overwhelmed with bewildering situations, goading the father and son team into treacherous missions, but not without the help from a planet full of super-beings, properly named Astroknights.

Soon after they begin their first mission, Aben’s provoked, triggering an emotional upheaval, igniting his superlative DNA and its incredible mutative power. After transforming, he unleashes chaos among flocks of deadly aggressors.

This mission leads to even more battles of good versus evil, spurring a confrontation with the most dangerous warlord in the universe, Imperial General Warnod. 

A quote from a reviewer about Secrets of the Egoles’ Nest

A great introduction to the world of Sci Fi and Fantasy for any young reader, it has a little bit of everything. There is so much creativity throughout the story it’s obvious Royer has an incredible span to his imagination, his real challenge is whether he can focus it and truly draw us in before he whisks us off to his next fantastical thought.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/981783893?book_show_action=true&page=1

 

Guest Post by Author Daniel B. Royer

Just to give you a peek into my past, I was born and raised in a small town called Bay Village, located in north-east Ohio. Having had a car accident at the age of sixteen devastated my family’s life style, which eventually caused me to leave home at the young age of seventeen.

I departed from my home in New Orleans, LA. to chase a dream of going back to Bay Village and graduating high school with childhood friends, which I did. After graduating high school I chose to join the 101st Screaming Eagles, located in Fort Campbell, KY.

Having achieved high scores in four extremely adventurous, military schools, excelled my rank to buck-sergeant in less than three years. Shortly thereafter I became a father of three adorable children. It was after raising my children I pursued another goal of writing science-fiction.

Using my extremely creative ability to write passionately and descriptively, paired with my insatiable desire to research all means of Science-fiction, has led to the development of The Egoles’ Sci-fi Series

004I’ve spent most of my life raising my three children in a comfortable and loving atmosphere, away from the drama of toxic life style with their busy mother and vile step-father. Having to provide for their living, I spent most of my days in a physically demanding Factory.

Once they were properly raised I went on to writing my first book in 2008, The Biography of an American Poet then Poetic Biography of an American Baby Boomer. 

Afterwards I spent over three years developing and publishing my first sci-fi fantasy, Secrets of the Egoles’ Nest. Currently, I’m on the second book in The Egoles’ Sci-fi, fantasy series, Roar of the Egole.

 Links for Author Daniel B. Royer

Buy Link Amazon  http://amzn.com/1489589228

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4571948.Daniel_B_Royer


Reviews…

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Long before I wrote The Light-Bearer Series, I was an avid reader.

As a girl, I would climb the Dogwood Tree outside my bedroom window, read and listen to my transistor radio.

o-READING-PILE-OF-BOOKS-facebookMy penchant was for paranormal from the beginning… especially Dracula!

When I became older, I found Goodreads. I gave reviews on books that I liked and related to.

I would never publicly give a review on a book that I didn’t like. If I didn’t like the book, I would write the Author and comment. I never got a response that wasn’t welcomed. Many Authors like to talk to their readers. Unbeknownst to me, I would be an Author one day and think the same thing.

Facebook Emily (1)When I wrote The Light-Bearer Series, I couldn’t get anyone to read my books… not even family or friends… NO ONE!

I didn’t know about Social Media, i.e. blogs, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, Tumbler… etc.

1-5029850-4334461A kind Angel (one of many Angels I will encounter as an Author) saw my personal Facebook post that I couldn’t get anyone to read my books, and she took pity on me. My books were unedited and rough. She became the Beta Reader every aspiring Author needs. She gave me great advice.

After that, The Light-Bearer Series started to be read, and I would devour all my reviews.

Naturally, I would get a dismayed when my books would be criticized. I’m talking about the good criticism. The reviewers who respected their position as critic and my position as writer. Don’t get me wrong, constructive criticism I will take in a heartbeat!

imagesHowever, when I would have a review that was unnecessarily harsh, derogatory and severe… it felt like someone stuck a knife in my belly and twisted it. The reviewers were operating more on the scale of cyber-bullying. Believe me, I have had them. Each one hurt me deeply because they ripped me up.

So, for my mental health and the good of my writing, I don’t read reviews anymore. Unless, it’s a Beta Reader with suggestions, corrections, and comments. The nasty, hateful and downright uncalled for reviewers, have made me quit reading reviews, period.

I do not want to become an Author who writes to suit the reviewers and not my story. When I write The Light-Bearer Series, I have to keep my vision clear.

dot_not_touchThere is a Cardinal Law in the Author playbook: NEVER RESPOND TO ANY REVIEWER! Under no circumstances, do I respond.

Quotation-Socrates-debate-Meetville-Quotes-208917If the review was Slander and Libelous, (which I have had, by the way) then I dial my Publisher, and he handles it!

I’m curious…

If you are an Author, how do you handle reviews?

If you are a reader, how do you write your reviews?

Lots of love, Emily


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