Wednesday, June 29, 2011

GUEST POST: David M. Brown (with Fezariu's Epiphany giveaway)

Good morning, all! It's time for our first stop along the Bewitching Book Tours literary route, featuring an exciting new author by the name of David M. Brown.

David was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and first conceived the idea of the Elencheran Chronicles at college in 1999. He spent ten years compiling the history of Elenchera, resulting in 47,000+ years of events, 500+ maps, 2000+ pages, several short stories, and many much-needed acquaintances with Jack Daniels. David also has a blog, The World According to Dave, which features reviews, stories and dramatic tales of the horrors of owning cats. David now lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with his wife, Donna, and their six cats. Fezariu's Epiphany is his first novel.

Before we get into David's guest post, let's take a quick look at Fezariu's Epiphany:

Fezariu's EpiphanyThe White Oak, Clarendon’s oldest brothel, lured and destroyed men by the thousands. Fezariu was different. He had never been drawn by the White Oak’s vices but the brothel had still ruined him when he was just a boy.

Salvation came in the form of the Merelax Mercenaries – Elenchera’s most prestigious hired hands. They gave Fezariu the chance to escape from his past. Immersed in the world of dangerous assignments in the colonies Fezariu longed to forget everything about his childhood but only in facing the past would he ever be free of it.   

I realise the book blurb is just a tease, but something about it grabbed hold of my imagination from the first time I read it. As such, I'm delighted to have David guest posting with us today. Please check out his post below, and then stayed tuned for some exciting giveaway news below!


First of all, I never imagined I would appear on a site with slut in the title, but it’s an honour and a privilege to be here. It’s a word often abused and linked to negative connotations but at least here it’s been reclaimed for a positive reason and, yes, I’m a book slut too and proud of it!

The release of Fezariu’s Epiphany back in May is my first self-published work and with my every loyal wife, Donna, beside me we’ve already experienced a few highs and lows on this quite incredible journey. I feel as if Fezariu has been with me for a long time now (I finished the first draft in September 2009) but I’m now ready to relinquish my hold and let his tale spread throughout the world.

I intend both Fezariu’s Epiphany and other novels from the world of Elenchera to be a very different form of fantasy to what you may have read before. This genre isn’t for everyone, of course, and with that in mind I’ve tried to write a novel where the essence is Fezariu and not
the world of Elenchera. Fezariu’s story is one of a turbulent childhood and a past so painful he finds solace in the arms of the Merelax Mercenaries – Elenchera’s most renowned force of hired hands. Even then Fezariu is our focus as he learns the art of war and desperately tries
to forget his childhood. Some readers have told me it’s a tale that could take place at any time or place, it just happens to be in Elenchera.

My hope with the novel is to immerse the reader in a unique world but also to leave them moved by Fezariu, his childhood, his broken family, his comrades in the mercenaries and his frequent brushes with death that are more favourable to him than reliving his past. Future Elenchera novels will follow suit in taking the reader into the lives of a small groups of characters and, hopefully, these will be journeys that evoke a myriad of emotions. Whether you’re a fan of fantasy or not I hope that Fezariu’s Epiphany will reach out to a wide range of readers.

GIVEAWAY: To help celebrate the release of Fezariu's Epiphany, David has kindly offered to provide a free e-book copy to one lucky reader!  Simply leave your name and email address in the comments section below to be entered to win! We'll be drawing the winner Monday, July 4th.

Thanks so much to David for stopping by. If you'd like to follow his virtual journey in support of Fezariu's Epiphany, check out his schedule at Bewitching Book Tours. You can also check him out on Twitter; on his Website or Blog; and on Goodreads.

Finally, if you're not already convinced to enter the giveaway (or, better yet, purchase a copy of your own), check out the book trailer for Fezariu's Epiphany below:


  1. All book sluts join together and declare our love of books proudly LOL

    Thanks for being a host today for Bewitching Book Tours- and David great post. Th world you have created sounds troubled, dark, and turbulent all which can be great elements for a fascinating read.

  2. Thanks for hosting me today - I really enjoyed sharing my world with you!

  3. I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!