Friday 30 November 2012

Book Blast -- The Sun Dwellers by David Estes + Guest Post

With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.

Tristan has a secret, too, one that's been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all, and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?

At the same time, Adele's mother, General Rose, must lead her soldiers into battle to face the Sun Dweller army in the hopes of holding them off until Adele can complete her mission. Can she outlast the strength of President Nailin's elite fighting force?

There's only one truth in their world: someone must die.
Includes bonus material:

The Dwellers Short Story (Anna's Story) and a sneak peek at David Estes's follow up YA dystopian Series: Fire Country!

Early Praise for The Sun Dwellers
"This finale exceeded all of my expectations. The action, the intrigue, and the relationships were taken to a new level. Fantastic finish to the series, and definitely the best of the three."
Kerri Hughes ~Goodreads

"There are some very surprising twists and turns. And the ending is awesome! I can’t wait to read what David writes next! "
Lolita ~ Goodreads

This was a great ending to the series! So much action and emotions packed into this story. The pacing was great and we get a lot of big secrets to come out and finally tie everything together.
Alexandria Nicole ~Goodreads

“This series is nothing short of amazing. It's given us more than the moon and the stars, now we the brilliance of the sun.”
Terri ~ My Book Boyfriend

The Dwellers Saga books are now available everywhere ebooks are sold or in print via

Readers Rule!
by David Estes

I’ve been thinking about writing a post like this for a while now. As the title suggests, I basically want to tell you why all of you, as readers, rule. I’m not just talking about my readers, those incredibly supportive and loyal people who chanced upon my books and now continue to read each new one I publish (although you are AWESOME in my completely biased opinion), but all lovers of the written word. The reason I think this post is important is that so many other groups of people get accolades poured out upon them, whereas the common reader is often ignored, or even shunned (and potentially bullied at younger ages, like in high school). Well, I’m here to set the record straight. Readers of all ages, officially rule!

Why are you all so awesome? Because you have an imagination and you like to use it. You don’t take yourselves too seriously to pick up a book about faeries or vampires or crazy worlds where people cry tears that fuel their cars or meatloaf is the equivalent of kryptonite to the superhero. No, you dive right in, biting your nails in suspense, sometimes crying when made up characters die, sometimes laughing, always happy at the end of a particularly long reading session. And nothing’s wrong with that.

I’d venture to say that readers are more compassionate, more creative, and more interesting than people who’d rather burn a book than read it. Why? There are probably many reasons, but I think it’s because you are constantly showing compassion and caring for the fictional characters in the books you read, so that when you see someone in real life who needs help, you’re the first one to jump up and help them.

Another reason readers are awesome is that we’re as funny as H-E-double hockey sticks. Trust me, I know. I spend an insane (and probably slightly pathetic) amount of time on Goodreads talking to fellow readers, and I am forced—yes, forced—to use the somewhat annoying LOL acronym a lot. Like every other comment. Okay, maybe I overuse it, but trust me, I only use it when I’m really laughing. Which is like all the time when I’m talking to fellow readers. Readers tend to be witty, opinionated and just plain funny. So, once again, you rule!

The last reason I think readers rule is because they’re so supportive of the authors they love. That kind of loyalty is hard to find in the world these days. I mean, I have to buy the books of my favorite authors on release day and read them immediately. That’s loyalty. Sometimes I even wait a few days to watch the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy, which is my favorite TV show. I can’t wait for books. So for being such loyal people, readers get another big green tick in the “You Rule” column.

Honestly, I love you people. All of you. Even the ones who hate my books and want to use them as a doorstop, or return them to Amazon for a full refund so they can buy a bag of McDonald’s French fries. Yeah, I love you too! Although I might draw the line at giving you a virtual hug.
So, readers, keep on doing what you do, reading and being compassionate, interesting, loyal people. And please, please, please keep talking to me on Goodreads or I won’t know what to do with myself!

Also in the Trilogy

The Moon Dwellers
In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms. 

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms,Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past

The Star Dwellers
After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the Star Dwellers.

Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the Star Dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the Moon Dweller and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.

Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the Sun Dweller Soldiers destroy her family?
Can Tristan convince the Moon Dweller puppets of the error of their ways?

Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?

In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die.

Haven't read The Dwellers Trilogy?
Today only- All three books are available everywhere ebooks are sold for $ 0.99 .

About the Author
David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

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  1. Thank you so so much Katrina, your post looks AMAZING as always :) I really hope your readers have a chance to grab the whole Dwellers Saga while it's SUPER CHEAP!

  2. Great post (both Katrina and David!).

    New follower through GFC....


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