Monday, August 29, 2011
He goes on to describe the book as "an emotional roller coaster, just like a good fantasy novel should be," and "a fantastic book." So there you go; that's pretty unequivocal, I think.
Not quite as unequivocal as his Goodreads review, in which he compares reading Gamble to reading Tolkein, but you know, I'll take it.
The whole review can be read here.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The good news is that the fun's not over yet. Even as we speak, another blogger has posted a five-star review on his blog--I'll post the link in a day or two. And the Goodreads Goodreads page for Gamble continues to see positive reviews added almost daily. Even if you're not a member of Goodreads.com--and really, you should be--you can check out what people are saying by clicking here.
Once again, a hearty thanks to all the bloggers involved in the David Maine Blog Tour, 2011 edition. It's my hope that we can do it all again, bigger and better than ever, in the pring/summer of 2012, when Book II of The Chronicles of Avin comes out. Sound good to everybody?
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The ever-energetic Lori not only reviews Gamble in some depth, but offer capsule reviews on my first four books as well. Among many other kind things, Lori characterizes The Gamble of the Godless as "a fun read that you will find yourself easily slipping into." I certainly think that's true, and it's gratifying to hear the statement coming from someone as experienced and savvy as Lori.
So I invite you to stroll through the TNBBC garden for a while, sniffing the flowers as you go, and if you enjoy yourself,l let Lori know with a comment. The same goes for all the others bloggers who have participated in the past week, all of whom are listed in the entries below. The coming weeks will see even more reviews coming out, as I have sent the book off to numerous people since its release at the start of August, so stay tuned.
And needless to say, if you happen to read the book (and especially if you like it), don't be shy Feel free to post a review on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, or your blog, or any combination thereof.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Here's video of them, in case you're late to the party:
Rena asks me a bunch of good questions about, among other things, the music I play while writing, and how the fantasy stuff relates to the non-fantasy stuff, and also, like, drug-addicted cheetahs. (Which is something I get asked about a lot these days.) So take a look at the interview and, as ever, leave a comment if you like what you see.
Tomorrow, it's back to Lori's Next Best Book Blog and then this party wraps up on Sunday with, I guess, a word or two from me. Thanks to all of you who've been along for the duration, your interest is much appreciated...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A couple of choice excerpts:
"David Maine has created a wonderful cast of characters and a elaborately detailed world – one of the most engaging I’ve experienced... I found myself glued to the page. I read this book, cover to cover, in two 3-hour sittings. If Book 2 were available, I’d have downloaded it immediately and kept on reading."
That's some mighty kind reviewing right there. So please, if you have even a whisper of interest in what Book Sexy might have found so engaging in the book, please jog on over and have a look. And consider leaving a comment for the reviewer. It will be much appreciated.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
But hey! It's not all about The Gamble of the Godless these days. The ever-lively bibliophiliac blog is running an in-depth (and quite glowing) review of my 2005 novel Fallen, which I much appreciate and heartily recommend to anyone and everyone. Among other things, the review states that "David Maine is one of the most original writers I have ever encountered." Aw, shucks.
The same site promises to post a review of Gamble down the road, so that's a twofer I'll take any day. Meanwhile, I encourage one and all to trundle on over to the Fallen review and take a look, say howdy, leave a comment and generally make your presence known.
Monday, August 22, 2011
As always, if you like what you see, let Steve know in a comment. It means a lot to the people who have taken time to post stuff.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
And while you'rea at it, you can even pick up a T-shirt or coffee mug. How cool is that?
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
As you can see, there is a fair amount of stuff going on, so please, support these dedicated bloggers with a look-in. If you're inclined to leave a comment, they'll appreciate it that much more.
Cheers, and enjoy the festivities!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
An extract: "I had a lot of fun reading this book with it's unique rules for interaction between the races. The cultural differences are much more pronounced than is normally found in fantasy novels which led to some interesting difficulties for the group as they traveled through the various regions."
There's more, so take a look. And it means a lot to these independent bloggers if you leave a comment and tell 'em you like what they've done, so think about doing that. And thanks, Indie Book Blog!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here's a link to the interview.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
To reiterate: this is an epic fantasy, and it rules.
Want more? Here's the description that I wrote for Amazon:
"Avin del Bors has a problem. His brother Drew has run off to fight in a war against the wolves, even though the wolves weren’t responsible for the vicious attack against the humans on the Free Plains. Avin’s companions—the warrior Ax, one-armed sorcerer Jocen, plucky owl Ulkia, drug-addled cheetah Summon the Wind and raccoon stand-up comic Onesso—all have their own reasons for accompanying him through the animal territories across the Bladebone Mountains. Their travels will take them from the highly regimented wolf cities, to the richesse and luxury of the Equine Commonwealth, all the way to the vertiginous tunnels of the serpents’ underground Net and across the waters of the Autonomous Dolphin Collective—to whatever unknown awaits them.
"What neither Avin nor his companions yet understand is that the real force behind the Free Plains attack is neither canine nor feline, nor yet crocodile, insect, raptor, bear or shark. Far to the east, in the scorched wasteland known as The Barrens, lives the ragged clan that calls itself The Godless. There, Avin will confront his brother, his companions and himself, and discover two truths: one that changes everything he understands about himself, and another that threatens the balance of the entire world."
Sounds pretty dire, no? Well, things are tough out there.
Want to check out my Chronicles of Avin web site? Sure you do! After all, The Gamble of the Godless is merely the first in an ongoing series called The Chronicles of Avin. So, you know, there's plenty to find out about, and there's no better place to start than here:
So cheerio, and happy reading. I hope you enjoy the book!