Wednesday Guest Blogger: Vanessa Finaughty
Instead of our regular Author Interview today, I’d like to introduce my first guest blogger, Vanessa Finaughty. Vanessa is in the middle of a blog tour, and has taken the time to answer some questions about her new series. Hope you enjoy finding out why you should love Lashlor Leaflin . I confess, I’m intrigued.
5 Reasons to Love Wizard of Ends’ Main Character, Lashlor Leaflin
Wizard of Ends is the fast-paced fantasy adventure series in which Lashlor Leaflin is the main character. Lashlor is one of the author’s favourite characters across all her books, and here are five reasons for you to love him too:
1. He’s loyal, even when he thinks it might kill him – literally.
2. He believes in honest work and abhors laziness.
3. He loves animals and nature.
4. He always tries to do the right thing and cannot ignore someone in need.
5. He makes a powerful ally.
To learn more about Lashlor and his adventures in Wizard of Ends, follow the virtual book tour and the author’s blog.
Books 1 and 2 in the series are due to be published at Smashwords on 9 and 23 October respectively. Book 1 will be permanently free, and Book 2 will be priced at $2.99 – except on the day of publication, when Book 2 will be only 99c.
Vanessa Finaughty is an author of many genres who now focuses on fantasy and science fiction. She’s published 15 books, of which 6 are fantasy. Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.
Vanessa has always been passionate about books, and knew from a young age that she wanted to write them one day. She loves animals, coffee and the smell of wet grass, and hates liars, sweltering weather and long queues. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, mythology, aliens and outer space, ancient history, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.
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Find Vanessa’s Books Here:
Wizard of Ends, Book 1: 9 October 2014
Wizard of Ends, Book 2: Dark Creature: 23 October 2014
Wizard of Ends GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT DATES
All coupons below offer a 100% discount.
11 – 13 October
Dragon Kin & other fantasy stories by Vanessa Finaughty
Smashwords coupon code: ZU52B
Valid: 11 – 13 October
Sorcery & Subterfuge by Vanessa Finaughty
Smashwords coupon code: HA38K
Valid: 16 October
18 – 20 October
The Angel’s Voice, Books 1 & 2 by Michelle Louring
Smashwords coupon code for Book 1: FH27E
Smashwords coupon code for Book 2: EN84L
Valid: 18 – 20 October
Royal Wizard by Alianne Donnelly
Smashwords coupon code: XV26R
Valid: 21 October
Legends of Origin, Books 1 – 3 by Vanessa Finaughty
Book 1 is permanently free.
Smashwords coupon code for Book 2: BP37Q
Smashwords coupon code for Book 3: YC54A
Valid: 24 October
The Accidental Wizard by Simon Ludgate
Smashwords coupon code: FM47Z
Valid: 27 October
Wizard of Ends Virtual Book Tour Itinerary 1 – 31 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October – tour kick-off
What Inspired Wizard of Ends, hosted by Richard Foland – Author blog: Tour introduction
Thursday, 2 October Guest post by MC Lashlor Leaflin: Abusing Magic, hosted by Lauren Scharhag – Author blog: Wizard of Ends, Book 1 – COVER REVEAL!
Friday, 3 October Wizard of Ends showcase, hosted by Alex James – Author blog: An Official Introduction to the Wizard of Ends Fantasy Adventure Series
Saturday, 4 October The Real World’s First School of Wizardry, hosted by Mathew Reuther – Author blog: Wizard of Ends, Book 2 – COVER REVEAL!
Sunday, 5 October 10 Cool Bookish Gifts, hosted by DJ’s Book Corner – Author blog: Wizard of Ends Book Trailer
Monday, 6 October Interview with Vanessa Finaughty, hosted by TC Southwell Author blog: Magic in Real Life
Tuesday, 7 October 5 Reasons I Prefer Self-Publishing, hosted by Michelle Louring – Author blog: 5 Things I Love About Wizard of Ends
Wednesday, 8 October Wizard of Ends showcase, hosted by Tracy Falbe
5 Reasons to Love Lashlor Leaflin, hosted by Bookin’ It – ; Author blog: Wizard of Ends, Book 1, Chapter 1 – read the full first chapter!
Thursday, 9 October Ancient Magic Books, hosted by Juli D. Revezzo Author blog: Publication of Wizard of Ends, Book 1
Friday, 10 October How to Create Believable Systems of Magic for Fiction, hosted by Pippa Jay – Author blog: Character Interview with Wizard of Ends MC, Lashlor Leaflin
Saturday, 11 October How Long Should a Fiction Book Chapter Be? hosted by Potpourri Parlor – Author blog: Get Dragon Kin & other fantasy stories for FREE for the next 3 days only!
Sunday, 12 October Wizard of Ends book trailer, hosted by Lauren Scharhag – Author blog: Wizard of Ends MC Lashlor Leaflin’s Biography
Monday, 13 October Extract from Wizard of Ends, Book 1, hosted by Fireblade Publishers – Author blog: Last day to get Dragon Kin for free
Tuesday, 14 October Interview with Vanessa Finaughty, hosted by Glynis Smy – Author blog: How to Make a Fantasy Castle Cake
Wednesday, 15 October 3 Ancient Irish Spells & Charms, hosted by Tracy Falbe – Author blog: Wizard of Ends, Book 2: Dark Creature, Chapter 1 – read the full first chapter!
Thursday, 16 October Interview with Vanessa Finaughty, hosted by Louise Blankenship – Author blog: Get Sorcery & Subterfuge for FREE for TODAY ONLY
Friday, 17 October Magic Systems in Wizard of Ends, hosted by Daniel Marvello – Author blog: 6 Magical Ebook Covers
Saturday, 18 October Interview with Vanessa Finaughty, hosted by DJ’s Book Corner – Author blog: Get Michelle Louring’s The Angel’s Voice, Books 1 & 2 for FREE for the next 3 days only!
Sunday, 19 October Magic of the Ancient Egyptians, hosted by Alex James – Author blog: King Lanaran’s Biography
Monday, 20 October Healing Magic in Today’s World – hosted by TC Southwell – Author blog: Should Children Be Exposed to Fantasy?
Tuesday, 21 October Interview with Vanessa Finaughty, hosted by Writer’s Gambit – Author blog: Get Alianne Donnelly’s The Royal Wizard for FREE for today only!
Wednesday, 22 October 5 Tips for New Writers, hosted by Nicholas C. Rossis – Author blog: Extract from Wizard of Ends, Book 1
Thursday, 23 October Modern Science & Ancient Magic, hosted by Katharina Gerlach – Reviews of Wizard of Ends, Books 1 & 2, extract and Wizard of Ends: Full Disclosure, hosted by Kelly Smith Reviews – Author blog: Publication of Wizard of Ends, Book 2: Dark Creature – 99c for TODAY ONLY!
Friday, 24 October – Author blog: Legends of Origin, Books 2 & 3 – FREE for today only!
Saturday, 25 October Character interview with Queen Narraki Dragonsbane, hosted by Louise Blankenship – Author blog: The Ancient Book of Thoth
Sunday, 26 October Review of Wizard of Ends, Book 2, hosted by Alex James – Author blog: Extract from Wizard of Ends, Book 2
Monday, 27 October 5 Modern Real-World Attempts to Use Magic, hosted by Richard Foland – Author blog: Get Simon Ludgate’s The Accidental Wizard for FREE for today only!Tuesday, 28 October How to Create Original Fantasy Creatures, hosted by Independent Bookworm – Author blog: Lashlor Leaflin’s Bucket List
Wednesday, 29 October Character interview with Lashlor Leaflin, hosted by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan – Author blog: Extract from Wizard of Ends, Book 2
Thursday, 30 October How to Introduce and Write About Nameless Characters, hosted by Michelle Louring – Author blog: Ancient Magical Plants
Friday, 31 October 10 Facts About Vanessa Finaughty, hosted by Writer’s Gambit – Author blog: An End to the Tour, but not the Books