Draca Wards Saga

Draca Wards Saga

Monday, January 28, 2013

More fan art

Here is another portrait of Megan. A friend of my brother's is reading Familiar Origins and made this adorable drawing. Thank you so much Morgan Welch.

Morgan does some neat stuff. You can see her gallery at DeviantArt: http://opheliona.deviantart.com/


Sunday, January 20, 2013


Here's a sneak peek at one of my character's profiles. Megan is a redheaded druid who leaves her commune to live with her father and study the healing arts at the Academy's college, Somatica.  She is so talented in magic and quarterstaff combat that she often gets herself in trouble.

Megan is only one of several cool heroines in the Draca Wards Saga. If you haven't read about her yet, you can still get Familiar Origins on Kindle for 99 cents.  Check it out on Amazon by clicking here.

My latest review was from Draegongrey. He reviews the beginning of books and will blog on whether it is worthy of reading the rest of the story. He also will interview book characters, and has had some great interviews. Take a peek at his blog, especially if you have a book or short story you would like reviewed. You can find my author interview, review, and a dragon interview there. www.draegongrey.com

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Giveaway and Blog Tour Alert

Would you like the chance to get your hands on a Kindle Fire? I might be able to help you out there. Check out this giveaway. The contest takes place from January 1st-31st in conjunction with the Heroines With Heart blog tour. Yes, I will be doing the tour as an author :)

If you are interested in participating in the tour, whether as an author, blogger, reviewer, or attendee, you can learn more about it here: http://heroineswithheart.com

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

"...gripped my attention so much that I had to finish it in one sitting..."

Just tootin' my own horn here. Please bear with me...

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Book Review
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers Favorite

"Familiar Origins” is science fiction story about a universe ruled by powerful dragons who submit themselves only to the supreme Creator. The universe is divided into the Debellos and the Turei factions. It is also a story of magic and of mankind. The Debellos are the aggressive dragons who want to conquer the world to feed their magic. The Tueri dragons, on the other hand, want to protect the worlds of animate beings. One of these worlds is populated with human life that is also rich in magic and is the venue of the fight between the Debellos and the Tueri. Locked in a centuries-old deadlock, these dragons know that the one who can control eight extraordinary humans will be the one who will emerge victorious. Both dragon factions patiently wait to find the humans that they can train to reach their goals and they eventually identify five young children who hold the fate of their world. These children have to face horror and deception at a tender age and have to deal with the powerful dragons. "Familiar Origins” is actually a story of humankind's survival in the face of a Debellos dragon who succeeded in gaining control of their lives.

"Familiar Origins" is a science fiction and fantasy story. It is a tale of five children growing up under the guardianship of mystical dragons. Author B. Pine undoubtedly has a very fertile imagination. She creates a new world in this story and produces extraordinary characters. It is a tale of magic where the world is populated by dragons and epic battles are being waged. This is a book that certainly gripped my attention so much that I had to finish it in one sitting. I am fascinated by the character of Ben, the commoner who fell in love with the proud princess, Princess Jania, and kept his emotions to himself for years. The truth is that "Familiar Origins" is also a story of children who are coming of age. The five children here have to grow up under abnormal circumstances and they are forced to grow up as quickly as they can. With the children going to the academy to specialize in some skills, it seems somewhat similar to the story of Harry Potter. B. Pine's "Familiar Origins" is not completely original but she manages to come up with a story that is riveting and exciting. It was a roller coaster ride for me, as I read the novel from start to finish in one sitting, so to say.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Goodie Bag Ingredients

Happy New Year everyone! I am putting together goodie bags to give out for my book signing on January 26. I will be at Acorn Books in Dover Delaware. Readers who purchase Familiar Origins will get a bag with the following swag:

The calendar is actually a magnet. I must thank Overnight Prints. I have had customer service issues with them in the past, but overall, they provide quality material at a reasonable price.

Now all I need are some bags...