Friday, August 22, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Avian by Nicole Conway

     Dragonriders! Welcome to stop 6 on the AVIAN Blog Tour! We've got a tour-wide giveaway going on, so don't forget to check it out!

Title: Avian (The Dragonrider Chronicles #2)
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Author: Nicole Conway

What kind of power is lurking inside him? 

After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen BEckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves.

Jaevid must face a new fear as he is tormented by a gruesome nightmare of a mysterious gray elf warrior murdering the royal family of Maldobar. It seems obvious to him that this is some kind of message about how the war started long ago- until Felix assures him the king is very much alive. With his strange powers growing stronger by the day, and that violent dream replaying in his mind every night, Jaevid no longer wonders if he will pass his avian or not... he wonders if he'll even survive it.

The truth will soon be let loose.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Chapters Indigo! | TBD | IndieBound | iBooks

She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children's movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

Nicole is the author of the children's fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy's journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband's career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration on Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school. 

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook

Review of Avian by Nicole Conway!

     A couple of months ago, I participated in the blog tour for the first book in the Dragonrider Chronicles-- Fledgling by Nicole Conway. I absolutely adored the story about dragons and their riders, so when the opportunity arose for me to take part in the tour for Avian, I snatched it up.
     After a surviving his first year of Blybrig Academy as a Fledgling, Jaevid Broadfeather returns home for a three-month break, only to find his family gone and the house empty. He knows this is how one chance to show everyone that he can take care of himself, despite his small size. But when he receives a letter from Beckah asking for his help, he leaves the house and goes to her. Jae soon finds out that something odd is going on around the kingdom- animals are turning against humans for no reason, and Beckah has a secret that must be kept at all costs. Amongst this, the halfling has to return to Blybrig for his second year as an Avian. If he can make it through the intense training, he'll find himself on the battlefield, fighting the war of the humans and Gray Elves.
     With a sequel just as good as the first book, I have high hopes for this series. The plot was superb, there were plot twists aplenty, and each character was distinctly their own person. I have no complaints for this book; other than something terrible happening to one of the characters I'd taken a particular liking to, it was fantastic. If you want a story about dragons and their riders, this is definitely one for you to pick up!


Let's discuss this giveaway, shall we? 
Winners will be drawn September 26, 2014!
Four (4) winners will receive a digital copy of Avin by Nicole Conway (INT)
One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of Avian by Nicole Conway AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card - Winner's Choice (INT)

Tour Schedule!

Here's the link to the Tour Schedule. Check out some of the other stops-- There are interviews, too!

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