Monday, 15 August 2016

RRBC 'Back-to-School' Blog & Book Block Party 2016

Today the DREAMLESS ROADS BLOG (and head elf Jan Hawke aka Siân Glírdan) is delighted to be the sole hosting venue for

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB'S

Back-to-School Book and Blog Block Party!


RRBC is offering great grand prizes to visitors on all of the participating blogs. Each time you leave a comment on a blog stop, your name is entered into the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the tour. Winners will be announced by RRBC at the close of the tour.

For the complete tour lineup and prize details

 You are currently somewhere near 

 LAUNCESTON in North Cornwall, UK 


BUT FIRST here are our...

GRENDEL-ICIOUS GIVEAWAYS!

(we're happy to arrange shipping outside the UK!)

For AUGUST 15TH only we have some 

BRILLIANT PRIZES FOR 3 LUCKY VISITORS WHO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE...

(CLICK BELOW for some PURE AND IMAGINATIVE music while you're browsing!)



 1ST PRIZE ~ S.J. Francis! 

A $10/£10 AMAZON eGIFT VOUCHER



 2ND PRIZE ~ John Howell! 

A basic white or black Dreamless Roads T-shirt from ZAZZLE!
(email us back with your size: small - 4XL and your snail mail address & phone details)


Dreamless Roads background design & main titles


 3RD PRIZE ~ Shirley Harris-Slaughter 


Your choice of a regular or ergonomic Dreamless Roads mouse mat (similar design to the Tee)


  
 


 SPECIAL BONUS GIVEAWAY
 TODAY ONLY! 


Kindle edition of DREAMLESS ROADS ~ a fantasy anthology


 FREE ON AMAZON KINDLE 


all day 15th August!


 IMPORTANT! 

I've got 3 short stories in Dreamless Roads, including the main title BUT it is NOT listed for review on RRBC, because there are non-member authors involved ~ please do leave a review anyway if you're so moved...




And now a bit more about these DREAMLESS ROADS...


Paperback also available at all good online stores, or by ISBN in your local high street


Join us on the Dreamless Roads where we step across the threshold into the unknown to discover words that have turned into worlds of imagination, legend and, of course, fantasy. Commune with your inner elf, or dwarf, quest with heroes and warriors, and cross the borders into the land of gods and dragons ~ and the past and future realms of possibility and adventure.

 AND HERE'S OUR  BOOK TRAILER! 





CLICK HERE for fuller story blurbs


CLICK HERE for more about the Authors



BOOK LINKS



 EXPLORING THE DREAMWORLDS 

 with the DREAMWORLDS WRITERS & PUBLISHING COLLECTIVE 


An Anthology is by its nature a collaborative, even an emotional exercise, so, besides having a look at our authors, here's an illustrated guide to the inspiration of classic and original fantasy backgrounds  that got our DreamWorlds Writers Collective off the ground...

A lot of us started our love affair with fantasy at an early age, reading C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. Here's that one-armed lamp-post where Lucy met Tumnus at the height of White Witch Jadis' demonic 100 year winter


And of course it's only a hop, skip and a jump from Narnia to Lewis' fellow 'Inkling', J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. This is the first of many vistas that have inspired our artistic types from his creation of Arda.
With a basis in Nordic legends the people of Middle Earth also fuelled creativity in fan art, as we see here in a depiction of Dwarvish seeker-sense for identifying precious ores and gems!

But fantasy is within us as well and colours our imaginations in the waking world, as well as our dreamscapes, where leafy paths might lead to romance and magical encounters
Then there's the hoopier realms of fantasy, like Discworld, that dare to pose questions like... Does the Chaos Butterfly do its best work in a fragrant meadow, or some exotic ornamental garden?


For this forest in miniature the Lands of the Fae prompted a nursery rhyme spoof...

Fairy, Fairy, so contrary, 
how does your forest glow? 
With leafy dells or dusky spells 
and tiny barbs shot from a bow?

Or at the other end of the scale, a great honking mountain in British Columbia, Canada suddenly becomes a dead ringer for a peak in the Misty Mountains (but with the sun out!)

We even ask ourselves what the Elven Havens in the Gulf of Lune have in common with villas on the French Riviera and Norwegian Fjords...

Folklore and ancient cultures also beg the question of what delights a Druid with a silver sickle might discover around a creeper-covered oak tree...

The familiar can also take on an otherworldly cast so you find yourself wondering whether grass can grow beyond the final frontier? Would it still be green or greener yet?

Or pondering on the ambient life-forces of plants and stones being revealed to the Witch Peoples by light of Moon or Sun.

A quiet early morning stroll, where a tangle of Travellers Joy, lit by glinting hoar-frost in a wintry sunrise, can beguile your eyes into an enchanted wonderland.

In fact fantasy's whatever you fancy and doesn't have to have wall to wall Witches, Alien abductions, Vampires, Barbarians, Pixies, Ghosts or Dragons - it's just there in the corner of your eye, or a blink away from a daydream. We all know that truth is stranger than fiction, and so it is with our inner world, where what's on the surface may have nothing much to do with what's lurking deep down below it...

The DreamWorlds Writers and Publishing Colective is open to writers of all genres, fiction or non-fiction who are interested in sharing their views - whatever planet that happens to be on!

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For more info on our next anthology project (scheduled for end 2016)

THE QWORKS ~ CLICK HERE 




 HAD FUN HERE? 


This party is also being going on in two other blogs today, so boogie on over to

Creativity and Inspiration with a Smile/Lizzie Chantree


and


CLICK HERE
for links


 TO OUR OTHER PARTY VENUES 

 THIS AUGUST 



AND FINALLY
as the Sun descends into the Far We
st...

 SUIL VAIN! 


Sindarin ~ Fair Winds






(and we'll play you out with a celebration of Dreams and The Cranberries!)

100 comments:

  1. Great blog post. Thank you for adding my link today too! I love the illustrations in your book trailer and on your cover. I think so many people are inspired by the work of C.S.Lewis and I loved reading The Hobbit when I was at school. Such talented authors.

    I'm looking forward to taking a look at Dreamless Roads, as I haven't come across it before. Have an amazing party today!

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    1. Hi Lizzie! :-) Dreamless Roads is my 'Cinderella' book, because it's not listed on RRBC as none of my co-authors are members, so it's the 1st official DreamWorlds Publishing title! ;-). In fact the expanded version, Dreamless Roads Revisited, has becomethe first part of my latest book, A Freebooter's Fantasy Almanac - with tons more contextual poems and shorts that I wrote for my alter-ego elf-bard persona Janowyn! lol :-D

      Thanks for looking in and snagging the freebie of Dreamless Roads - I'm really proud of putting out the collaboration as there's some super authors showcased in there. :-)

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  2. Hi Jan,
    This is an oasis for fantasy lovers. I, too, adored The Chronicles of Narnia as a child. Sure fired up my imagination.
    Thanks for the inspring images and music.

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    1. Hello Wendy! :-D Lovely to see you here on my 'secret' blog! Glad you liked the floor show ;-)

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  3. I enjoyed your blog post a lot! First, that song is one of my favorite songs, so thanks for giving us music while enjoying your blog. I was impressed with your book cover and have added your book to my ever increasing books to read on my kindle. The pictures were amazing as well as your explanations to go with them. My first real love of a book was The Hobbit and and A Wrinkle in Time so, I am a huge fan of fantasy. Thanks!

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    1. Hi DL! :-D Tell me about gigantic TBR lists - I think mine is now mostly populated by books I discovered on this and the last 2 RRBC block parties! LOL Enjoy the other featured blogs today and all the party stops to come - August rocks for RRBC! :-P

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  4. Lovely post, Jan. I've snagged a copy of Dreamless Roads. Have a great day at the party!

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    1. Hi here Michelle! Am having a ball(as usual! ;-) ) RRBC rocks Blog Block Parties! :-D

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  5. I'm sure everyone will be talking about the classic works you listed (Lewis, Tolkien, etc.). So I'm going to go a different route... I LOVE Discworld! So cool to see it included in this group. Loved this post. The anthology looks great. I'm going to check it out now.

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    1. Discworld's actually my favourite one of all and Terry was/is still my idol! I'm going to the biennial International convention at the end of month - as a Kelda! ;-) (For non-Discworld fans that a smurf-coloured Glaswegian leprachaun matriarch! ROFL)
      Enjoy the book Staci and thanks for coming over today :-D

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  6. I love all the pondering at the end. Beautifully written and inspiring. Where would we be without dreams and fantasies?

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    1. It's be a very dull world indeed Rebecca! :-D Thanks for dropping in today :-)

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  7. A great start to week for the blog party!

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    1. Hi Neil - I'm back to being Jan for today (Sian's (see reply above) still me, but a different incarnation ;-) )! :-D Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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  8. What a great post. I hope you have tons of visitors today. Upstream you mentioned a TBR list filled with titles from last year's party, and I still haven't gotten to the copy of Dreamless Roads I won from you. I will though. I love short form.

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    1. You are forgiven Master Boyack! DR isn't an RRBC book so you don't get credited for any reviews, so it's no biggie if you haven't got to it yet - it's worth the wait! ;-)
      It's a nice blend of different fantasy styles and authors - can't wait to see what you make of Daniel Brown's 2 dark fantasy stories! :-D

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  9. I know that your party today will be a feast Jan! Only you, will give us a beautiful jazzy music while will explore your blog. I love it. :D. And what a spread! :). Some people really know how to party, and you do Jan. Thank you for being so special. Enjoy your party.

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    1. Mwahhh! Joy!!! (((HUGS))) - LOL! ;-) It's a feast of fantasy and free-form in here today, a bit of a change from last years boogie-style playlist so we get to go all dreamy for a bit :-D

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  10. Wow! Great post and pictures. I love the book cover too. Sounds like a fabulous collection of shorts. I will add this to my constantly growing TBR list. :)
    Thanks, Jenny Hinsman

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    1. Glad you liked everything Jenny - have a great party today and don't forget that Helena and Lizzie also have some great giveaways and fun on their stops as well! :-D

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  11. What an utterly magical post, Jan! And I adore all that gorgeous-looking swag :) Have a fantastic time at your Discworld convention later this month...we all want to see pictures! You are always so supportive, Jan, and I wish you all the very best in all your endeavours. Have a great blog party today :)

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    1. Ermmm - Harmzzzz... I think you have the paperback already! ;-) I seem to remember my bag weighing a ton at some low dive of a pub we were at last year! ;-)
      Pictures are possible but may be blurred as much beer is swilled throughout! ;-)
      Lovely to see you here today m'dear - enjoy your other party visits! :-D

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  12. Amazing blog post, Jan! I loved the cover and the trailer of Dreamless Roads. Very evocative! Last night I watched (and was moved by) the film, The Magic of Belle Isle. Your post brought me back into that story - with its focus on the imagination. Thank you!

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    1. Welcome Gwen and thanks for those kind words! :-D Putting this anthology together was a project very close to my heart as there are several writers who contributed who're Tolkien roleplay forum buddies of mine (some of whom are also in A Freebooter's Fantasy Almanac) and do amazing work in very different styles to Middle Earth. It was also great fun to play with some of the stunning photo images above that a few of them sent me to mess around with to make a fantasy landscapes calendar a couple of years back.
      it's a cute little writer's community, but alas - they're all Twitter-phobes, however much I nag them! :-)

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  13. This is a very attractive site, Jan and your post is well done. I hope your anthology does well with fantasy and Sc-Fi readers. Thanks for the entertaining post and enjoy your day on the Block Party!

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    1. Thanks for those kind words and for stopping off here today John! :-D Have fun at all the other wonderful stop-off today and for the rest of the month! ;-)

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  14. Amazing post, Jan. I loved the photo tour and words about fantasy. Your music got me going this morning. :-) Cheers.

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    1. Cheers John - there must be some margaritas around here somewhere if you look hard enough... :-D
      That Jamie Cullum version from Willy Wonka is stunning isn't it - really got me zoned out when I found it! ;-)

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  15. Dreamless Roads sounds so interesting and I just added it to my "to read" list. You have a beautiful blog, love all the pictures.

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    1. Hi Tara - so glad you enjoyed yourself. :-D The book's not on the RRBC list but I'd love to hear how you got on with it - it really does have a little of most fantasy worlds, though, alas, no mer-folk. :-)

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  16. What a beautiful blog post, Jan. So magical and whimsical. I love the title "Dreamless Roads" and the cover is fabulous. My TBR is growing by leaps and bounds on this tour, LOL!

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    1. Thanks so much for coming over today, Mae - I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. TBRs do turn into monsters don't they?! ;-) Nice ones though - and DR isn't an RRBC read, so don't feel you need to hurry it, take your time and savour! :-)

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  17. Lovely post and trailer. Off to grab a copy for myself.

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    1. Hi Cassidy - thanks for popping in! Enjoy the book! :-D

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  18. Your blog is warm, welcoming, and magical. I enjoyed the trailer and especially the narration. Thanks to narrator, I was able to focus on the beautiful scenes and illustrations. Loved everything about your Party, Jan! I wish you lots of sales today!

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    1. Hiya Linda! ((HUGS)) Good to see you here today. That's about the 4th edition of the narration on the trailer - my voice has got very creaky over the years so I needed a couple of runs at it! :-P
      Enjoy the rest of your tour visits today and over the next couple weeks - it's going so fast isn't it? ;-)

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  19. You totally sold me with the mentions of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein, two of my all-time favorites. I've downloaded the book (thank you) and cannot wait to read it! :-)

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    1. CS and JRR are my utter gods - and Terry Pratchett is my hero (as he doesn't approve of gods too much) :-) Fantasy changes lives for the good I think - more people should try it! :-D
      Have a great day today Yvette ;-)

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  20. There was plenty for me in this post. Like many other I grew up reading fantasy, starting with Tolkien, naturally. I'm a big Cranberries fan too. It must be fascinating working on an anthology, letting people be creative, but still colouring within the lines... Nice post.

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    1. It was a really rewarding experience putting the anthology together Brent :-) I've known some of the authors for years online and one or two are now 'real life' friends as well, especially Sue Bridgwater who was my co-editor and my personal editor for other solo titles.
      Not bad work for a lot of elderly Tolkien geeks! :-D

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  21. Good Morning Jan! I adore your blog! Those photos and each blurb on them sets my mind into thinking of fantasy in a way I never thought of it before! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Mary, thanks for looking in! :-) Fantasy is such a rewarding genre to share - there really is something for most people and most of it is life-enhancing in some respect - I'm like a missionary about it sometimes! ;-)

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  22. Jan,

    Wonderful pictures! Really good post. And thanks for linking to mine as well. Don't forget you won a prize from me. Please respond to the email I sent you so I can get it to you.

    Meanwhile, have a great day!

    Helena

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    1. All replied to now Helena - thank you very much for Envoy of Jerusalem as I was really drawn to that on your blog date. :-) You're most welcome re the link - I hope your party is going with a swing as well. Classical myth is another early passion of mine, although, sadly, I don't know an awful lot about Sparta although I have visited the gravesite of the 300 outside of Marathon several years ago. :-D

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  23. You pretty much followed my own trip through fantasy-lands!

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    1. It's a road well-travelled - but it does 'go ever on and on'! ;-) Thanks for coming over over today Christy :-D

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  24. Such great information! Love the fantasy themes, and trailers are super.
    And a Zazzle store? You are very busy!
    Nice Stop in the tour.
    Rob Kimbrell

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    1. Thanks Robert - you can come again! :-D And there's still the other blog line ups today to enjoy yet too! ;-)

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  25. Thanks for the lovely post, Jan. Beautiful pictures that truly open up one's imagination to "other worlds." My hubby admitted he'd never read Lewis' Narnia the other day. How sad to think of missing that fantasy world in life. I must redeem him soon. Thanks for creating "other worlds" for this world to imagine with you. Looking forward to reading Dreamless Roads. So kind of you to offer it free today! Thanks!

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    1. Hi there Patricia! :-D Narnia opened my eyes and Middle Earth changed my whole world before I was even a teen - every child should have the experience! ;-) Luckily most people are still well in touch with their inner child so lets hope you hubby someday discovers the joy that lies in exploring kinder magical places :-D

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  26. Jan Hawke is this you? I love your blog and the trailer and the graphics and all of it. You have many sides to you and I'm lovin it. Congrats on your creativity. I also downloaded the free copy.

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    1. Yup, Shirley - it's Sian/Jan! ;-) Sian's in charge of this blog so I started out on that account and then switched back as more people know about Jan - this is just my mysterious 'dark' side... :-P
      Enjoy your trip on the Roads, honey :-)

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  27. I love the pictures! It looks so creative and really cool!

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    1. Glad you like it Lincoln :-D Most of the landscapes are my photography but some are from other fantastic fan friends where they've let me play around with them - like writing, it's the most fun you can have on your own! :-D

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  28. Photos are wonderful.Books sound like a must read. Thanks for hosting the blog party today.

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    1. Hi Jo Ann - lovely of you to call in here :-D Hope you enjoy the rest of the party stops today as well :-)

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  29. I just love all those images in your post today :) Funnily enough I was wearing my Dreamless Roads t-shirt only yesterday :D

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    1. Haha! Good for you Dawn! :-D I managed to stain mine the other day but I think it's salvageable - if not I'll get a black one next time as it's harder to get mucky! ;-)

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  30. A Wrinkle in Time is my all time favorite fantasy read and I had the pleasure of escorting Madeleine L'Engle during a writer's week in Oregon. Such a treat to get to know her.Your photos are lovely! Enjoyed getting to know you through the blog. I'll definitely check out your writing.

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    1. Hi Susan - thanks for coming over today and for your warm words! :-D

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  31. Thanks Jan, I love the sentiments surrounding Dreamless Worlds. I regret not being in the UK at present, but I do hope to get more familiar with all this soon. Kind regards and all the best for today! Kind regards Maretha Botha

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    2. Hi Maretha - thanks for calling in today and saying such nice things. :-) Glad you enjoyed the visit :-D

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  32. Sorry I missed you on the 15th as I was traveling. Great post. Loved the pictures!

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    1. Hi there, Linda - thanks for squeezing us in today (and it's still the 15th here so you aren't late at all!). :-D Have a great day now! :-)

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  33. Jan, you sure know how to throw a party!! And that's just awesome. The music and pictures are such a treat.
    I have Dreamless Roads on my Kindle and enjoy a story every week or so. It's a fabulous anthology with such talented authors. Thanks so much for this fantastic partaaay! Cheers. :)

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    1. Hi Natalie! :-D So glad you're enjoying Dreamless Roads. I'm so lucky to know such great fantasy authors - some of us are coming together again to put out another anthology The Qworks together later on in the year, we had so much fun last time :-)

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  34. Such beautiful photos and magical, inspirational, and thought-provoking words. Thank you for sharing, Jan.

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    1. Lovely to see you here, Karen! :-D I'm glad you liked the post ;-)

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    1. Cheers, Kim! Glad you looked in on us :-D

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  36. I love the imagery in this post, it made it such a pleasure to read. The journey we undertake as writers is so varied and fascinating, thanks for allowing us a glimpse inside your world. I hope the remainder of your party is awesome.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting today Suzanne - these RRBC block parties are always a blast and such fun to host :-)

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  37. Love your post. Gorgeous photos. Who didn't grow up on C.S. Lewis? I still have m first set of Narnia set I was gifted when a child! Keep writing! Cheers! S.J. Francis

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    1. Me too S.J! :-D they're in the garage somewhere, but I'm extending my 'library' so they'll be coming out of storage in the not so distant future! :-)

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  38. Hi Jan! Great to learn about your forays into fantasy - love the trailers as well.

    Good luck with all of your works and have a great RRBC Blog Day! - MikeL

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    1. Thank you Michael - lovely to see you in here. I'm having tons of fun with this and am so happy everyone's enjoying the atmos - you have a good day as well ;-)

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  39. Hi Jan. I greatly enjoyed your post, and the trailers were awesome. I hope you're having a wonderful day.

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    1. (((Hi Rhani!))) Lovely of you to drop by & I'm so glad you enjoyed the trailer - you and a couple of others were responsible for me deciding to add the narration last year as the text's on the small side. You did me a huge favour with the feedback, as it does add a lot to the overall experience :-)

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  40. Hi Jan. I greatly enjoyed your post, and the trailers were awesome. I hope you're having a wonderful day.

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    1. There you are again! LOL Glad you've enjoyed the visit Rhani ;-)

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  41. What a warm inviting post! I love fantasy. When I was a little girl, I was often reprimanded because I lived in my head and would forget to live in reality. :) Sometimes I still do. The trailer is AWESOME and I love the name, Dreamless Roads. I also am a huge fan of anthologies because you see the blending of the different authors' personalities. Best of luck and hope you've had a great party day!

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    1. Thanks so much for calling in today Jan! :-D Fantasy/dream are life-savers - sometimes you NEED to take as break from reality and let you'r mind float off and relax somewhere nicer... ;-)

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  42. Hi Jan, Fantastic set up on your blog today--a fantasy in itself. I tried to get Dreamless Roads on kindle but it's not there. It's almost 10AM EDT here so maybe I got here too late. I love the artwork, the trailer, everything--it's so 'dream'like. Have a great party--don't stay out too late. I'm going now for some black cherry ice cream. Someone must have eaten all your snacks again.

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    1. (((Hi there Micki!))) :-D Hmm - that must because the free download timer seems to default to local time (I didn't see how to adjust the timing when I set it up, so it must have closed off at 9pm EDT). Sorry about that Micki - DR isn't an RRBC title anyway so not too much harm done- and my short stories are all in Freebooter's Almanac and/or Milele Safari which are, so you'll catch them somewhere! ;-)

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  43. Great blog post!! I loved all of the trailers!!!

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    1. Hi Miranda! Thanks so much for calling in :-D

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  44. Hi Jan! I'm a bit late to the party; it was a busy day here today. I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful post. Thanks for sharing, take care, and enjoy the rest of your week! :) ~Stephanie

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    1. Hey there Stephanie! :-D Lovely of you to look in and you're still in time for the prize giving ;-) I think John Howell may have finished all the margaritas though! :-P

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  45. Sorry I didn't get by yesterday but good post on fantasy with nice imagery in reference to Tolkien-scapes!

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    1. No worries P.H. - glad you made it here and enjoyed your visit! :-D

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  46. Hi Jan,

    I'm running a day behind but wanted to stop by and check out your stop. Love all the beautiful images on your page. All your work sounds amazing.

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    1. Oh - I know that running late feeling all too well, Lori! :-) Glad you got here and I hope you were able to chill a little and relax to the music ;-)

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  47. Such beautiful photos! Many thanks for sharing them with us :)

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    1. Yay! Nick!!! :-D Thanks for coming over and saying kind things :-)

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  48. Jan, your site is absolutely beautiful! It's clear that you took extra time putting it all together and paid a lot of attention to the detail. Awesome!

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    1. (((Hi Nonnie!!!))) - the gremlins are about so I've come back in as Sian to say thanks bunches for coming over, especially as it's nice and peaceful again now! ;-)
      I have to confess (because I'm like George Washington and cannot tell a lie) - the post is largely recycled from last year's party, BUT I had such great feedback from everyone, on the trailer in particular, that I did give everything a good polishing! :-D

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  49. Guys... Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the general giveaway of the Kindle edition of Dreamless Roads! <3 40 COPIES WERE ORDERED!!! :-D

    AND AGAIN <3 THANK YOU! <3 THANK YOU!! <3 THANK YOU!! <3

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  50. Hi Jan,
    I am a fan of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. I can't count the number of times I have read the Chronicles of Narnia. I still read them to be quite honest with you.
    Your presentation is fantastic and I have you now on my TBR list.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat

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  51. Hi Pat! :-D Lovely to see you here and thanks so much for snagging a copy of Dreamless Roads! :-)

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