The Gunslinger by Stephen King and Book at the Door Winner

The May winner of the Book at the Door giveaway is…I won a Book at the Door with Behind the Willows

Crystin Goodwin!  (Who, I might add, has released the latest in her Blessings of Myrillia series recently and while I’ll shamefully admit I haven’t yet read Ice Blessed I’m certainly going to because UnBlessed and Fire Blessed were oh so very good!)

Crystin will get both a copy of Stephen Kings, The Gunslinger and A. Mouse’s first line art mailed to her door! Thanks for playing Crystin and thanks again to the talented Mouse for her artwork!

"The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed." -Stephen King

“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.” -Stephen King

As for The Gunslinger I know the name Stephen King brings horror to mind and that puts a large number of people off. I certainly can’t tell you there isn’t an aspect of horror to this book. But I, who hardly ever reads horror, at least on purpose, still recommend it.

The Gunslinger is the first of seven books in The Dark Tower series. ( I did mention epic fantasy in the first post right?) And I know those words, “epic fantasy” put another slew of people off, but this isn’t epic fantasy like I’ve ever encountered before. There is world building, and then there is what King did. He created a story that wove a tapestry around most of his stories, and people.  And since the guy has written a lot of books – it’s mind blowing. But, you don’t need to have extensive knowledge of his books in order to enjoy this one. In fact I would say it’s hard to appreciate the world building as you read through the series, because his (horrifically) good writing makes it too easy to get swept away in the drama, the cadence of a slightly different way of speech and the unfolding adventure. It’s not until later ,when the book is set down, that you can roll it all over in your mind and marvel at the scope of it all.

Would I recommend it? Yes. Even if you think it’s not your thing, give it a try, you might be surprised.

 

 


Book at the Door winner was chosen using a random number generator from http://www.random.org 

Artists of all kinds (Yes, you photographers and you who says you can’t draw and you who just wants to practice hand lettering and you who is selling paintings online and…all of you!) if you are interested in providing a small piece of work that includes a first sentence I would love to hear from you!  

Authors, have I read your book and tagged it as a recommended read? Would you like to donate a hard copy? Let me know! 

Book at the Door: May Giveaway

I’ve got a book.

Would you like it?

Book at the Door

Of course you would!

Because not only do I have a book for you, but I also have a bit of artwork done by my favorite mouse.

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Have you met Mouse yet? She and her friend Fox can be found on Instagram hiking, creating and having fun. I’m thrilled she took the time to help out with the first line art for this month’s book.

As for this month’s book, it’s the first book in one of my very favorite epic fantasy series.  A series written by an author I usually steer clear of because his imagery is so excellent in a terrible, horrible sort of way that it not only gives me nightmares but daymares too. But, for this series, I made an exception and urge you to make one as well.

Here is the first line:

"The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed."

“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.”

 

Do you know the line? Does it give you a touch of the chills like it does me?

Leave a comment and let me know the name of the book (You are already online,  go ahead, Google it!)  or let me know your favorite epic fantasy and I’ll put your name in the hat for the drawing. Then be sure and bop over to Mouse’s cozy little nest on the internet, (mousetalks.wordpress.com) and give her a wave hello, check out her lovely writing and maybe leave a piece of cheese if you are feeling extra generous!

Who knows, maybe this book and Mouse’s art will be arriving on your doorstep!


Contest will be open through May 24th.

Winner will have the honor of receiving a quality print of Mouse’s hand letting artwork in the mail as well as the book.

Artists of all kinds (Yes, you photographers and you who says you can’t draw and you who just wants to practice hand lettering and you who is selling paintings online and…all of you!) if you are interested in providing a small piece of work that includes a first sentence I would love to hear from you!  

Authors, have I read your book and tagged it as a recommended read? Would you like to donate a hard copy? Let me know!