Thursday, October 27, 2011

Devyn Dawson - The Legacy of Kilkenny - Guest Post & Giveaway

My thanks to Devyn Dawson for stopping by Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways and sharing a guest post during the blog tour for her book, The Legacy of Kilkenny.

eBook Giveaway:
Please leave a comment with your email address. Ends Sunday, October 30 at 11:59 p.m. eastern.

Congratulations to our winner: Victoria Zumbrum!

Guest Post
Things I’ve learned while working in a bookstore"
sprinkled with truth, humor & a little touch of snark
by Devyn Dawson

1. When people say hang out in a bookstore to find a date, I wouldn’t encourage it. I’ve come to learn that there are a lot of very strange people hanging out in the store. We have a nice looking guy that is a regular troller - he trolls the isles for single women - I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught him in the bathroom after we are closed. (We often find porn in the men’s room.)

2. Customers believe if they have the color of the book cover and a word like “The” in the title and no author name that we work for psychic hotline and will pull the title out of our butt. I have not pulled any titles out of my butt to date.

3. There are 777,777,777 types of bibles and they honestly all look the same to me. I was raised Catholic - I only had one bible.

4. Parents have an uncanny habit of bringing their children to the store when it is nap time or food time, both of which make their little darlings, screaming meme’s.

5. Customers believe if they sigh heavily while they are in line waiting for their turn, it will send you a magical breath and make you hurry up. Note to customer, you seriously think we are trying to make you angry so we can get frustrated? Please.

Suggestions for customers before you arrive in the bookstore.

1. Write down the title of the book and the author before coming into the store. I take pictures of books with my cell phone so I’ll remember the title.

2. Give your little darling a snack and nap before you come to the store, and wash their sticky little hands before you arrive.

3. When your book seller is all alone working the register and looking up books, don’t snap your fingers at me and demand I go fetch the book for you. I’m not a dog.

4. If you aren’t going to buy the book - please don’t put it in a random place - it makes it difficult for us to find the book for the next customer.

5. When we greet you when you walk into the store - turn around and say hello back. Did your mama teach you to ignore people when you walk in a store? 90% of people don’t reply to us. When we say thank you for coming in and have a good day - snarling at us with a rude comment hurts some employees.

5 Reasons you should read The Legacy of Kilkenny

1. Abel Casey - He is 16 and if the legend is true, he is the Great Wolf. He starts the year as a regular high school kid, but he finishes the year as a man. His wolf abilities are starting to show, and there are rumors that some packs may try to kill him. Abel will have you rooting for him all the way to the end.

2. Pru Phelan - She is 18 but posing as a 16 year old girl. Pru isn’t any girl, she is a werewolf and her father is the alpha. She is on an assignment to train Abel for his destiny, it won’t be easy but the ride will be action packed.

3. Oakley - He is 22 and one tall dark drink of water. He is a werewolf and he is assigned as Pru’s bodyguard. His southern gentleman attitude will have you begging for him to guard your body too.

4. Shaynie - She is 17 and visiting from the Dallas pack. She is a sniper and a ruthless fighter. When she starts playing Pru to her father, it causes drama for everyone but especially for Pru. What secrets does she harbor?

5. Arien - He is beautiful and drives a great car (Aston Martin), he is a vampire and he is dating Allie, Abel’s sister. Arien’s main goal is to find out who the Great Wolf is and destroy him, and if he isn’t unveiled Arien will turn Allie into a vampire.

Thank you for this opportunity to share some of my humor. I hope you have a chance to read The Legacy of Kilkenny. Be sure to watch the book trailer to get an idea about the vibe of the book.

About the Book
The Legacy of Kilkenny

Book Details:

Publisher: self-published

Published: June 2011

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult

Format: eBook

Price: $0.99

Buy Links:
Kindle, Nook, Smashwords


After an incredibly boring summer, Abel Casey was looking forward to his junior year at Piedsville High School in his little town outside of Oklahoma City. But once he sees Pru Phelan, the gorgeous girl with the shiny red hair and piercing grey eyes he knows he is in for trouble. Abel’s boring little life is about to come to an end if Pru has her way. The stunning Pru has a secret to share with Abe, one that will change his life forever. Up until recently werewolf packs have been looking for the Great Wolf, a wolf of legend handed down over hundreds of years from Kilkenny Ireland. Her secret is she is a werewolf, and her secret is now his too. Abel learns that all the tales of werewolves and vampires is real and he is the wolf they have been searching for. To protect his destiny and his family the pack begins training him for his first shift, without a hold on to his humanity can cause him to shift to a werewolf and never return to his human form.

Abel is torn between the family he has grown up with and the pack that claims he is the one of Celtic lore. Pru’s mentor and bodyguard Oakley is the one that her heart craves but she fears he has feelings for her friend Josie. Pru’s father the alpha wants her to stay focused on her assignment and forbids the two from becoming lovers and he threatens to remove Oakley from the pack if Pru can’t stay focused. Everything is going as planned until Abel’s sassy and moody sister Allie starts hanging out with an aggravating vampire Arien. Arien knows the pack’s secret and plans to expose them if he doesn’t get his way. This story of friendship, family, love and betrayal will leave the reader breathless and someone dead.

The Legacy of Kilkenny
an incredible journey for these young adults. The reader will be drawn into this romantic yet invigorating story of friends and lovers. The prophecy has been stated, now it will be lived.

About the Author
Devyn Dawson

My name is Stefanie Dawson but you might know me better as Devyn Dawson. I decided to use a pen name since there is a famous Stephenie that writes the same genre. I didn’t want to be “oh, you’re not THAT Stephenie” - sad but true. The characters in my head have been bugging me to be heard for a few years, after a big kick in the butt from a doctor telling me my eyesight was in danger; I flipped out. I quit my real job making real money and wrote like a lunatic to bring my characters to life. My husband and son survived on ‘man food’ for a year and allowed me to chase this dream. I have two children that aren’t so little - my lovely daughter is 21 and my son is 17. They grow up fast! I’ll never grow up as long as the characters want to be written about. I am proud to say that my eyes are doing fine and I’m eternally grateful to everyone that has read The Legacy of Kilkenny. It is incredibly wonderful when someone emails me to tell me how much they loved my book. I save every email so I can look at them when I want to give up. Thank you to all my Lovies!

My current projects are going very well and should be finished soon. The second book to The Legacy of Kilkenny is Malevolence and will be released at the end of November 2011. I’ve received a lot of emails asking to know more about Allie, Abel’s sister. Allie is a character in TLOK, and her journal that documents her journey as she dates a vampire will be released October 2011 as a novella. Allie is an unstable girl once vampire venom runs through her veins; her journal will give the reader an inside view to her life. The title of the novella is The Seduction.

Connect With Devyn:

Web Site

Independent Author Network

About the Tour

Bewitching Book Tours

Tour Participants:

Oct 17 Guest Post

Mad Moose Mama

Oct 17 guest blog

Reading Lark

Oct 18 Guest Post, review

Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Oct 19 Interview

Lisa’s World of Books

Oct 20 Guest Blog

Oct 21 Interview

Flutey Words

Oct 21 Guest Blog and review


Oct 22 Promo and review

Oct 25 Guest Blog

Oct 26 Interview and review

Manga Maniac Cafe

Oct 27 Guest Blog

Oct 28 Character Interview and review

GraveTells: Paranormal News & Reviews

Oct 28 Review

Braintasia Books

Oct 30 Guest Blog and review

Lissette E. Manning

Oct 30 interview and review


Oct 31 interview

Ashley’s Bookshelf


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