Well, the first hiccough in the blog tour strikes today. I haven’t heard from Ruthie over at Ruthie’s Book Reviews. She was due to post a review of MageSign on Sunday as Day 7 of the tour. She let slip on her blog back on July 20th under the heading “Books I Read Last Week”:

MageSign by Alan Baxter – Read and loved it, but you have to wait until July 26th when Alan comes on over for a visit to read the review!

So that’s promising. She read and reviewed RealmShift back on June 14th and gave it 4/5. Here’s hoping for a similar result for MageSign. Anyway, I hope all is well with Ruth, but thought perhaps the best thing would be to move on with the tour and hope that Ruth and her review catch up in a day or two.

So, on to Day 8. I love this one – it’s a great idea. Pat Bertram, author of A Spark Of Heavenly Fire, has this great site called Pat Bertram Introduces… On this site she features interviews with the characters from novels, rather than the authors. It’s a really cool concept and I had a lot of fun answering interview questions in-character. So, head on over to Pat’s site and check out the interview with Isiah, protagonist from RealmShift and MageSign.

Blog book tour Day 8 – Pat Bertram introduces Isiah, hero of RealmShift and MageSign

Don’t forget that for the duration of the tour (until July 29th) you can get ebook editions of both RealmShift and MageSign for just US$1 each. This is an offer exclusive to Smashwords. The beauty of that is that Smashwords offer the books in a variety of formats, including Kindle friendly .mobi editions.

To get your special priced copies all you have to do is enter a discount code at the checkout. This will change the price from the usual US$3.50 to a special price of US$1. Go here for RealmShift and enter code ZR95S at the checkout; go here for MageSign and enter SF97B at the checkout. And don’t forget that you can get my novella Ghost Of The Black: A ‘Verse Full Of Scum from Smashwords for free all the time. Click here to grab your copy of that. Please spread the word about this special offer and hopefully lots of people will take advantage of getting two novels for just two bucks. Can’t say fairer than that.