IndieWritersReview Spotlight! The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series by Devorah Fox!! (Author Notes Feature)


Happy Friday All! I’m very excited that IndieWritersReview is hosting The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series by Author Devorah Fox!!

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The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam, epic fantasy series

 

Had I a different vision for the story, when I began The Lost King, I would have not have been surprised to find that it was only Book One of a series. At the time, though, I had but one tale to tell. However a funny thing happened on the way from the beginning to the ending. I got to the conclusion of the tale but not the story. Robin, the lost king, had learned a lot but still had a lot to learn. Readers recognized this because they asked me, “What happens next?” and “When’s the next book coming out?” I was pleased that readers so liked the characters that they wanted to spend more time with them.

I began The King’s Ransom thinking that I was writing a sequel. I was quite a way into writing it when I realized that there would be at least one more book in the series. I started writing Book Two thinking it was going to be about certain characters and events. So much had to happen first, however, that by the time I covered all that, I had a different novel than the one that I had planned to write. The King’s Ransom became not a sequel but “Book Two” because I still wanted to write the book that I set out to write when I began The King’s Ransom.

I started The King’s Redress thinking that certainly this would be Book Three of a trilogy. Wrong again. I felt that King Bewilliam had gotten closure on the issues that bedeviled him in The Lost King but his fans—yes, by now he had fans—felt differently. There was one loose end in the king’s life that they wanted to see tied up.

I began Book Four, The Redoubt, with a pretty good idea of how readers would like to see it end. Gosh darn it, though. The closer I got to finishing it the more I realized that this story wasn’t going to wrap up as expected. Then Life threw a number of obstacles in my path and I went into a complete creative stall. I’m sure it didn’t help that I had a plot goal in mind that I was fairly certain I couldn’t reach.

I did however get writing again and finished The Redoubt. Now, what to call The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam? Two books are the first book and its sequel. Three books are a trilogy. What are four books?

I did some research and discovered that a collection of four books could be called a tetralogy or a quadrilogy, depending on whether one favors Greek or Latin etymology. “Quartet” is also sometimes used but for me that kept calling to mind four bow-tie-wearing men harmonizing. Another suggestion was “cycle,” and I liked that. The Redoubt does, in at least one aspect, bring King Bewilliam’s bewildering adventures full circle.

Will there be a fifth book? I believe that there will be. King Bewilliam has reached the end of a huge overarching learning curve. However there are issues that I would like to explore, and that intrepid dragon-slayer, King Bewilliam, is just the guy for the mission.

Now, what does one call a collection of five books? I don’t care for “quintet” any better than I liked “quartet.” I suppose that I could call it a “pentalogy.” I think, however, that I’ll go with what one of King Bewilliam’s fans suggested: “a bunch of books.” The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy bunch of books. I like it.

 

You can find all of King Bewilliam’s stories in print and digital format on amazon.com, smashwords.com and other online retailers.

 

About Devorah Fox

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“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of The Lost King, The King’s Ransom, The King’s Redress and The Redoubt in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series she also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie and the Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace in Port Aransas on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the Dee-Scoveries blog at http://devorahfox.com and Facebook for the latest on new works in progress, events, and specials.

 

IndieWritersReview Spotlights Between The Lines BookTalk! A Weekly YouTube show!


Alright Everyone today is the launch of a brand-new weekly video feature that I will co-host along with Author Denice Garrou and will be featured on YouTube, Face Book, Twitter and Pinterest! Between The Lines BookTalk!  A Weekly YouTube show! Behind The Scenes in the writing world!

I’m very excited about this new venture! Although,  I will still host monthly my Inside SteamPunkery video web chat feature and of course along with co-host Author Jamie White, IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio is going strong!:)

 

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This Week’s Guest(s)

(February)

Author(s)

Jamie White

Jamie White Amazon Author Page

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C.P. Bialois

C.P. Bialois Amazon Author Page

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Author Jamie White

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Jamie White is an author, blogger, photo geek, music addict, editor, pop culture geek, and a pet servant.

She spent more than a decade as a Journalism student, geeking out over Pagemaker, layout design, and other stuff.

In college, White took it a step further and became the only student to be on all three of her college’s publications, serving as Editor-In-Chief for two of them. Later, she went on to freelance writing and blogging.

White began her journey into fiction writing in 2010, after joining a writing group. Since that first meeting, she has completed a bunch of short stories, five manuscripts, and has a few now in progress. She released The Life and Times of No One In Particular in 2012, and followed it up with a story in the Lyrical Muse Anthology in 2013 and two novellas through Pagan Writers Press the same year.

When Jamie is not writing or blogging, she takes pictures, meditates, practices Reiki and chanting, watches favorite shows/movies, takes walks, and serves as a volunteer for the Florida Writers Association by running their social media and a writing group (Gulfstream Writers).

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Author CP Bialois

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Where do I begin? Well first I guess it’s only fair to say that CP Bialois isn’t my real name. It’s a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I’m just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves.

For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them.

I’d write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I’d just daydream about what I’d see myself as the hero of course. You can’t have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It’s just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick.

As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I’d read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics.

I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading “the cat fell down” really didn’t interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we’d go out he’d always spring for a couple of comic books for me.

While it wasn’t exactly the perfect beginning everything I’ve ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I’d like to share some of the ideas I’ve had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they’re always fun to write and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

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Between The Lines BookTalk

Video Chat Feature

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