Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Hobbit Birthday and some Dragonfold fireworks!

"Bilbo met the guests (and additions) at the new white gate in person. He gave away presents to all and sundry - the latter were those who went out again by a back way and came in again by the gate. Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays. Not very expensive ones, as a rule, and not so lavishly as on this occasion; but it was not a bad system." (The Fellowship of the Ring, Ch.1)

When I read this as a first time as a kid, I was enchanted by the idea. I wasn't sure if I would want to put it into practice. I mean, I was 11, and I didn't exactly want to give up getting presents on my birthday, but I thought it could be a fun way to celebrate.

So . . . since I'm a bit older now, I thought I would celebrate my birthday a bit like a hobbit.
(I still got a present from my family - a new bike with 21 speeds, and an extra ultra granny gear for keeping up with my husband on the 8% grade hills!)

I'm doing a free promotion giveaway of the kindle version of Dragonfold and Other Adventures for two days: August 20th and August 21st.

I can't meet you at a new white gate to hand them out, but know that you are all invited, and you are welcome to bring additional guests to the party to receive their free kindle copy.

Azami has a gift with origami. Will she master it in time to save herself from bondage? Find out in "Dragonfold."
Joanne lost more than her honor in the war, she lost her will to live. When bandits attack her homestead, will she stand or fall in "Enough to Do?"

And just who is Captain Wrath under that itchy, false wig Find out more in “The Identity of Captain Wrath.”
DRAGONFOLD AND OTHER ADVENTURES includes ten imaginative stories and six poems, written between 2008 and 2013. Some of these adventures have been previously published, and others are waiting to be discovered for the first time. 
Link for free kindle copy! (Starting today and ending on Wednesday at midnight Pacific time)
Now, if I just need to see if I can find Gandalf so we can get this party started with some dragon fireworks!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's very generous, Tyrean! Happy birthday.
One year for my birthday, I took my wife shopping. It was a lot more fun than shopping for me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy birthday, Tyrean!

I can't wait to see the next Hobbit movie.

jaybird said...

Happy Birthday Tyrean!! I love The Hobbit and can't wait to see the next one either.

Cherie Reich said...

Happy Birthday! And what a neat way to celebrate your birthday like a hobbit!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - it can be more fun to give than receive!

Diane - Thanks! I'm looking forward to it too. :)

Jaybird - Thank you! Me too. :)

Cherie - Thanks!!!

Al Diaz said...

Lucky me! I appeared just on time to wish you a great birthday and take the chance of a free copy of Dragonfold! :D Thank you very much, Tyrean. I wish all kind of blessings for you.

Brandon Ax said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. August is the best month for that...I am slightly biased.

Awesome free book, I'll go grab one :).

Tyrean Martinson said...

Al - Thank you!

Brandon - Thanks! Happy Birthday to you too!

Misha Gericke said...

Happy birthday! May there be many many more. :-)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Misha - Thank you!

L.G. Smith said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate like a Hobbit. :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Happy Birthday, Tyrean!!!!
Love the way you celebrate :P

michelle said...

Happy Birthday again!
God bless you!
Thank you for the generous gift of a free download. I'm off to snag my copy!
Writer In Transit

Quanie Miller said...

Happy (late!) birthday! And good luck with your book. I like the cover.

Tyrean Martinson said...

L.G. - Thanks!

S.K. - Thank you!

Michelle - Thanks! Hope you enjoy!

Quanie - Thank you! (I actually designed it myself with a pic I purchased for commercial use)

Emily R. King said...

Happy, happy birthday! You're so generous to giveaway the download!

M.L. Swift said...

Tyrean...what a good selection to bring to the birthday table. First, congrats on another one, and as long as you keep having them, you live.

Congrats on the bike. Been thinking about getting one myself for my day, which is...four days away. :)

Have a wonderful week.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Jack said...

Happy Birthday!! I too thought celebrating birthdays Hobbit style would be fun! I hope yours was, and thanks for sharing your book with us! I downloaded it and am eager to read it.

Tammy Theriault said...

shouldn't i give YOU something. how about the gift of taking. like taking that free gift!!