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Free! Bestselling Epic Fantasy - Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell
« on: January 06, 2013, 04:10:32 pm »
Dragon Fate, the first book in J.D. Hallowell's War of the Blades series, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the classic tradition of the genre.

Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricably entwined in a tangled web of dragons, magic, and intrigue, as he struggles to find his place among dragons and men, and stave off a plot by renegade dragon riders that threatens all he now holds dear.
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Fantasy fans, check this out!
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 08:25:57 pm »
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Fantasy fans, check this out!
    « Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 07:22:42 am »
    I was recently tagged in The Next Big Thing, a blog meme that asks writers to talk about their upcoming projects, so you can read more about where the books are going on my blog.

    If you have questions or comments about the book that you'd like to discuss with me, feel free to leave them in this thread or in any of the Dragon Fate book threads on Goodreads.

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    If you've already read and enjoyed Dragon Fate, you might be interested to know that Amazon also has the sequel, Dragon Blade, on special right now for 20% off.

    If you haven't read it yet, this is a great time to pick up both books for under $8.00.
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 09:14:11 pm »
    Head over to The Bookworm's Fancy to read Erin Eymard's recent interview with me about Dragon Fate and my other work.
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 06:50:48 pm »
    Many thanks to all of you who helped put Dragon Fate back on the best sellers lists!

    If you are on Goodreads, Dragon Fate is the February Indie Read for the Book Junkies group.  You're welcome to stop by and talk about the book.
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 07:52:17 am »
    Dragon Fate picked up two more 5-star reader reviews on Amazon this week. It's always good to see that people are enjoying the books!
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Best-selling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 09:11:29 am »
    Great to see you doing so well J.D! Congrats

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    « Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 02:33:04 pm »
    Thanks, Kwalker!
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 12:46:28 pm »
    I'm plesed to report that Dragon Fate picked up three more 5-star reader reviews this week.
    It's now rated at 4.3 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews.
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 05:44:19 am »
    Dragon Fate is back on the Amazon bestseller lists again, and has been there for most of the week, peaking so far at #66 in Kindle Epic Fantasy and #89 in Epic Fantasy Books.

    It also picked up 5 more reviews this week, and stands at a 4.3 rating with 28 reviews.

    My deepest thanks go out to all the people who have helped make this happen. Thanks for reading, and thanks for spreading the word!
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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 12:04:33 am »
    I just found a wonderful review of Dragon Fate over on Goodreads:

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    You've got to love this author, and if you haven't read all of his books you are really missing out. The Dragon Fate series is one of the best indie fantasy series I've ever read...

    You can read the full review here on Goodreads.
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    « Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 08:17:34 pm »
    Thanks to everyone who has been reading and reviewing Dragon Fate!

    It is now finishing up its third week straight on the Kindle Epic Fantasy Bestsellers list.

    Don't forget to stp by the Writers and Readers group on Goodreads, where Dragon Fate is one of the featured books for March.
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    « Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 06:19:46 pm »
    Dragon Fate continues to receive great reader reviews, both on Amazon and Goodreads, with a 4.3 overall star rating on Amazon with 33 reviews.

    Check out the latest Goodreads review:

    "This is a terrific book. Solid story. Wonderful writing. Terrific characters. What I really enjoyed most about it was that the characters, particularly the dragon, had very rich personalities that felt real to me. I highly recommend this book for anybody who likes thoughtful fantasies."

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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 08:43:08 am »
    I was thrilled to find that Indie Review gave Dragon Fate 5 stars. You can read the full review on page 22 in their free magazine.

    I offer my deepest thanks to all of the Kindle readers whose purchases, reviews, and link shares have helped put Dragon Fate on the Kindle Epic Fantasy Bestsellers list, where it has appeared every day since February 22nd.

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    « Reply #15 on: April 13, 2013, 10:09:52 pm »
    Thanks again to everyone who has been reading and reviewing Dragon Fate, which has picked up five more 4- and 5-star reviews in the past few weeks, for a total of 38 reviews and a 4.3 overall rating.

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    « Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 04:55:22 am »
    Dragon Fate is still going strong, and continues to accumulate 4- and 5-star ratings and reviews on Goodreads and Amazon while making regular appearances on the Kindle Epic Fantasy bestsellers list.

    If you've read it, please stop by my blog at http://JDHallowell.blogspot.com and drop a pin on the map, and feel free to circle me on G+ and friend me on Goodreads. I love to see where my books have traveled, and I love to meet my readers.

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    « Reply #17 on: April 28, 2013, 02:28:52 pm »
    Dawn Husted over at Bookloads interviewed me as one of their featured authors for April. We talk about Dragon Fate, Dragon Blade, my upcoming releases, what makes a good story, and more. You can see the interview here.

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    Re: Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell - Amazon Bestselling Epic Fantasy
    « Reply #18 on: May 05, 2013, 04:23:19 am »
    I'm pleased to report that Dragon Fate is continuing to pick up positive reader reviews, and now has 41 Amazon reviews with an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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    « Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 10:37:21 pm »
    Rachel Desilets invited me to be interviewed for her series "Interviewing the Indies" over on Examiner.com. You can find the parts that she felt were safe to print here:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/interviewing-the-indies-j-d-hallowell?cid=rss

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    « Reply #20 on: May 20, 2013, 02:56:02 pm »
    I was thrilled to find that Dragon Fate was #3 on New Orleans Books' list of "Top 5 Indie-Published Books You Haven't Read, But Should" over on Examiner.com.

    In other news, Dragon Fate picked up another 5-star review on Goodreads this week, from a reader named Justin. It starts out like this:

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    Dragon fate was a very good read, one of the hardest to put down that I've read in some time....

    The full review is here.
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    « Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 09:46:01 am »
    Dragon Fate continues to accumulate good reviews on Amazon.com, with the latest one titled "Best Book Ever Read". I never thought I'd see someone say that about something I wrote!

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    « Reply #22 on: June 05, 2013, 10:09:11 pm »
    I had a conversation with Paul Dorset a while back, and he recently put up the resulting interview on his blog.

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    « Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 11:54:33 pm »
    Dragon Fate continues to accumulate good reviews from readers on Goodreads and Amazon. You can read the latest Goodreads review in full here, but I've excerpted it below:

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    I truly loved this book. It has everything a good fantasy quest needs. It has romance, intrigue, adventure, Elves and magik.

    It is a testament to the author that his incredible knowledge of dragons has brought this story to life. I love a story that has me feeling as if I am a part of it and I was not disappointed....

    I always enjoy the journey of good versus evil and there were many interesting twists and turns....

    This book for me, is a wonderful fantasy quest with the main character Delno, bonding with his dragon Geneva and surrounded by his companions, Nat, Brock, Rita and a host of others coming together to fight against evil.

    I am about to start reading book two and am eagerly looking forward to the further adventures of Delno and Geneva.

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    « Reply #24 on: July 16, 2013, 09:30:38 am »
    Dragon Fate continues to accumulate great reviews on Amazon - 53 reviews so far, with 43 of them rated 4 or 5 stars.

    I ran some stats this morning, and found that, according to the sales numbers, of the thousands of readers who've purchased Dragon Fate, 97.7 % went on to purchase the sequel, Dragon Blade. I don't think there's any good review more sincere than buying another book.

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