Check it out here available now in kindle form!
An author friend of mine has a book that came out today! Very excited for this one. I was able to read part of an early manuscript of this book, so it's wonderful to see what it has become!
Check it out here available now in kindle form!
The release date is fast upon us for The Changing, the final book in the Kingdom of Denall Trilogy! Really happy to have this entire trilogy available on February 10th.
Another fun development is that all three books are now available for pre-order in one package. It is on a slight discount to get all three books, and it includes seven extra chapters of bonus content.
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February 10th The Changing comes out on Kindle. I am very excited to share the final book in this trilogy with all of you. I know some people have been waiting a long time for this conclusion, and I hope it is all you hoped for and more!
I'm excited to hear what you think, so grab a copy, give it a read, then post a review!
I was so thrilled when Troven got its 100th review!
Thanks so much for everyone who has read and reviewed The Troven over the past year!
One of the great joys I get as an author is seeing what you have to say about my books.
Thanks for a great year! Keep those reviews coming! Some fun things to come in 2017!
I saw this video and thought it was a very random review for a very random book! Thanks for the review Randy! It's always fun seeing people enjoying the things I write and having some fun with them! Keep reading and keep letting me know what you think!
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A great gift for your friends who love a fantasy adventure!
For centuries, young men in their eighteenth year have been sent away from the small village of Dungan for a year-long exile as they begin their journey into manhood. This traditional exile, the Troven, was instituted so that young men may find themselves, find their purpose, and find their place in the world. When Kaz Kinsley and his three friends leave to begin their Troven, all they have on their minds is getting to the first sign of civilization and finding a way to survive on their own. Fate has more in mind for these young men, though. Stone Seekers are on the move, sent by the evil sorcerer Mordyar to find six magical stones, each with the power to enhance one of six gifts every person in Denall is born with. When Kaz unknowingly comes into possession of the Sight Stone, he and his friends become part of the story of the Stones of Power, and their Troven suddenly becomes something much more.
Grab a copy now in time for the release of final book in this series. The Changing.
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The Kingdom of Denall trilogy comes to a dramatic close with Kingdom of Denall book 3: The Changing coming out in February, and available for Kindle Pre-order now! Click Here.
Again Bob Kehl has done an amazing job on the cover art for The Changing! Love how he captured Maggie and the feel of the entire book in his amazing art!
About the book:
Five out of six of the Stones of Power have been identified, and are held by individuals who have been drawn together by fate as they each seek to protect the Kingdom of Denall from evil within and threats from without. Now, as the stone holders scatter across Denall in their efforts to track down Mordyar's supporters and defend their island nation from invasion, the mystery of the Changing continues to loom. What is the sixth gift? Where is the final stone, and what will happen when all of the Stones of Power are finally gathered together?
Being an author is fun in a lot of ways. I get to create new worlds, characters and adventures and I get to bring other people into my mind through storytelling.
It has also been fun since the release of The Troven to get feedback from readers. My daughter came up to me and punched me one time for something I did to a character, that must have been nice for her since she's always reading, and never able to fully express to authors how frustrated she gets when things don't go the way she thinks they should.
Some other people have reached out to me by my facebook author page, commented on this blog, and I've also gotten reviews through goodreads and Amazon. It has been mostly well received, but I've also gotten some pretty harsh reviews. And that is to be expected. Not everyone is going to like everything.
I've actually been very pleased with the reviews overall and taken into consideration some of the pointers given in them when writing Secrets at the Keep and The Changing. I enjoy getting feedback from people to help make my books better, so thank you for reaching out and thanks for everyone who also tells me when they think the books are great. It's always rewarding to get that kind of feedback.
In September I released another book, one that is just goofy random thoughts I've had and written down. It's called This book is Random. The reviews I've gotten on this book just make me laugh, and I want to thank the people who have taken the time to read this book and give feedback.
One reader wrote: "I give the book three stars. Just a random rating for a random book. I just like three. Don't ask."
That one cracked me up.
Another reader said, "Thank you, Mr. Buffington for the giggles!"
That was super kind!
And one that I think might be my favorite to date was a note from a reader on Goodreads that sort of encapsulates the book perfectly.
They simply wrote: ?????
HA HA HA! I love that review!
The most frequent comment on review for books in the Kingdom of Denall is that you're anxious for The Changing. I'm working every day to get that one done and make it an explosive and satisfying ending to this trilogy.
It has been a great adventure for me making this books and sharing my stories with you.
Thanks so much for reading, keep sending the love through your reviews!
Huge Congrats to the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt Winners!
BLUE TEAM : Breanna Broad
GOLD TEAM : Beth Long
GREEN TEAM : Jana Hill
ORANGE TEAM : Emi Curtis
PURPLE TEAM : Lori Blackburn
RED TEAM : Cailin Sumpter
BONUS HUNT : Caitlin Opeil
I also had a giveaway of my most recent book, This Book is Random.
I want to announce the winners of this: Jordan W from Canada, and Anika C from the USA. Great job the two of you!
Then I thought to myself, "E Gerald," cause that's what I call myself, "What would be more random with a random book drawing than having everyone win?"
So that's what I'm doing! If you signed up for a copy of This Book is Random through the rafflecopter you are getting an e-book copy in your inbox! I sent it out yesterday so if you did sign up and it has not come, check your trash folder, or the filter. Thanks so much for participating!
Enjoy the book, and if you love it be sure to leave a review on Amazon, and tell your friends about it! :)
*Note* The book and its contents are copyrighted by Eric Buffington 2016. The book is non-transferable, do not send the file to others. If they want a copy, they can get it for $0.99 on Amazon.
With the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt completed, I wanted to share the bonus material that I did create for that hunt. Thanks so much for everyone who visited the site and participated. I'll be posting the winners of the Rafflecopter later on today and reaching out through e-mail to them with their copies of 'This Book is Random'
Bonus Material: Web Exclusive Extra from The Troven:
Garin groaned and rolled over slowly in his bed. In his foggy sleepiness he wasn’t entirely sure what was happening, but his enhanced hearing told him someone was standing in his room, and he knew exactly who it was. He tried to act asleep so his twin would leave him alone, but with another poke in the ribs he was quickly learning that there was no putting him off. “What do you want?” Garin asked in a low whisper as he turned over to look at his brother.
Farin was dressed in dark brown pants and an equally dark shirt and he had a coil of rope around his arm. “Get dressed,” he urged. “We don’t have much time!”
Garin shook his head slowly. He knew it wasn’t a good idea, and he was surprised that Farin was actually going to do this on the night before their Troven, but of all the crazy things his brother dragged him into, this was one he was actually very okay with doing. He tried to be as quiet as possible as he slipped into some clothing. Farin attached the rope to his bed and they lowered themselves out the window with the other end making sure to be completely silent. Their mother had enhanced hearing and they knew that even the slightest sound would rouse her.
Once on the ground, they crouched low and quietly as possible dashed through the garden and down the path towards the village. It wasn’t a long walk, but traveling at night always seemed to take longer. “Farin, I can’t believe you’re actually doing this.”
“I had to,” Farin replied with a mischievous smile. “You’re my favorite twin brother, how could I live with myself if I didn’t help you out?”
“Help me out?” Garin said incredulously. “You’re dragging me out of the house on the night before we are exiled from the village. The one way you could really help is to let me sleep.”
“Sleep is for grandmothers,” Farin argued. “We’re young, and your love awaits.”
“She’s probably asleep,” Garin argued. He hadn’t seen Fenn since their small argument the previous day so he wasn’t sure how happy she would be to see him, especially dressed in dark clothing, sneaking to her house at night. “What are you expecting to happen?”
Farin stood dramatically on the road with his hands raise to the sky. “You’ll look up to her window,” he began in a voice that was trying to be romantic. “As you are watching the window will crack slightly and you’ll know that she has been waiting for you too, willingly sacrificing her sleep in expectation of your visit.”
“Now I know you’re being ridiculous,” Garin said interrupting his brother.
Farin playfully punched his brother in the gut, “Don’t interrupt,” he chided. “You climb up onto the porch roof, helped by your strong and faithful brother I might add, and then the window opens and you see her there.”
Although Garin was against the idea of sneaking out at night to see Fenn, the story Farin was making up actually sounded pretty great. In his mind he was picturing what it would be like to see her beautiful face, and he hoped she would be happy to see him one more time before he left. What he really wanted, was to finally share their first kiss and hear her make a vow to wait for him until his Troven was finished.
“Then,” Farin continued his dramatic tale, “she will reach out and take your hand and tell you, “I’m sorry Garin, I’ve been in love with your superior-in-every-way-brother for all these years.” That’s pretty much what will happen,” Farin concluded as he dodged Garin’s attempt to give him a kick in the pants.
“I really don’t know why I let you get me into these things,” Garin admitted.
“Shhh!” Farin cautioned as they approached Fenn’s house. It was one of the larger houses in the village of Dungan, so he would need to quietly climb up onto the porch roof to get to Fenn’s window as Farin had described, but Garin wasn’t sure how that would work with Fenn’s mother having the gift of enhanced hearing. “There,” Farin said pointing at the back corner of the house.
Garin followed his brother to the spot he had pointed and found a small barrel they would use to give them the extra height they would need to boost Garin up onto the porch roof. Farin stood up on the barrel and cupped his hands expectantly. Garin stood for a moment in hesitation. Was he actually doing this? It was one of the more crazy things his brother had convinced him to do and he wasn’t entirely sure it would work. Farin shook his hands and looked urgently at his brother as if to say, “Come on! What are you waiting for?”
Without waiting another moment, he climbed up on the barrel and placed his foot into his brother’s cupped hands. He reached up and grabbed the edge of the roof then with a boost from below he was quickly up onto the roof. He silently moved across the roof towards Fenn’s window, not sure how she would react to him being there, but having gone too far at this point to turn back.
As he inched closer her window opened a crack, then some slender fingers appeared and pushed it the rest of the way open. Garin’s eyes just about bulged out of his head when he found himself face to face with Fenn’s mother. “Hello young man,” she said in a stern voice. “How may I help you tonight?”
Behind her mother, Fenn stood looking down at her feet as if she was also caught doing something wrong. She looked up to meet Garin’s eyes and smiled before she looked back down again. He had no idea what to say. He was caught. “I guess I could use a rope if you’ve got one,” he said. “It would help me get down off this roof.” He was pleased that his response made Fenn smirk, but her mother only scowled even deeper.
“Young man, tomorrow I will have a very serious talk with your parents. I don’t care that you are leaving on your Troven, this behavior is completely unacceptable.”
From the corner of his eye Garin saw Fenn step up next to her mother and tap her on the shoulder, then she looked at Garin with a stern look that matched her mothers. “Yes, Farin Segris,” she said in agreement emphasizing his brother’s name. “I can’t believe you would do this. Get down off this roof immediately!” She pulled the window closed and shut the curtains behind them.
Garin chuckled as he moved to the edge of the roof and jumped down. He rolled when he hit the ground and stood up to see an angry glare from his brother. “Have I mentioned how much I hate having you for an identical twin?” Farin asked.
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