Saturday, December 7, 2013

New 4 Star Reader Review


"The Sound and the Echoes was a nice return to stories reminiscent of the Harry Potter genre. I read the book on my Kindle, and I loved the illustrations; they really brought the story to life. The story had many characters who were hiding something, so sometimes it was difficult to read because I could feel that there was something we didn't know about that person, but the book didn't delve into the topic until later. I was also sad that the boy who was half-echo, half-sound was referred to as a Mongrel in the book; I felt like Mongrel was an insult on the level of "mudblood", so I was sad the author called him that. But in the end, the story came together at a wonderfully adventurous climax, and all my questions were answered." -Katy on Goodreads

Thank you Katy for this thoughtful look at The Sound & The Echoes!
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Monday, October 21, 2013

The National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

It slipped my notice, but how wonderful to learn that "The Sound & The Echoes" was a finalist in the Juvenile Fiction category of The National Indie Excellence Awards. Very proud!

The National Indie Excellence Awards 2013: Finalists & Winners


Monday, October 14, 2013

3 New Amazon Reviews


Two 5-star reviews & one 4-star review were posted on Amazon in the last two days. Thank you so much to Tabitha, Melissa & Cozette!!!

"It's one of my treasured Kindle books..."
-Tabitha on Amazon

"I very rarely give out a 5 star rating but this book deserved every one of them"
- Melissa on Amazon

"This book is full of fun and fantasy for all ages! I would recommend it to anybody."
- Cozette on Amazon

Read the full reviews on Amazon



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thank you for the new 5-Star Amazon reviews from Heb & Victor



I'm soooo proud. Thank you Heb & Victor:

"Love, love, love this book! Every now and then you find that one book that you want to reread as soon as you're finished with it and this was one of those books for me." --Heb on Amazon

"[The girls] cannot wait for the next words to be read and it brings us together to discuss what each of them think will happen next time we read Wonderful author, we look forward to more stories!!!!!! Highly recommend." --Victor on Amazon
 


Monday, September 30, 2013

2 New 5-Star Reviews


Thank you to Pen Name & Topaz for taking the time to leave a review on Amazon.

"Fantasy, mystery, and human kindness. Great story about victims of discrimination. I loved this story. I hope there is a sequel"
-Topaz on Amazon

"I thought this book was fantastic! I loved all the adventure and vision. It was like I was truly in the book."
-Pen Name on Amazon

Choose Your Prize October Giveawawy

It's almost October and time for our new monthly giveaway!!! So happy autumn everybody.

Anyone who left an Amazon review of "The Sound & The Echoes"  can enter by leaving a comment on the book's Facebook page with the link to the review.

You pick your prize:
1. A signed hardcover illustrated (collector's) edition
2. An Echo puzzle of your favorite illustration
3. An Echo mug.

I'll pick a new winner every Friday (4 drawings).

Thanks for playing!!! (P.S.: the eBook edition is free)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Favorite Echo Quote Giveaway


Here's a chance for anyone to win an illustrated hardcover edition! Just post your favorite quote from THE SOUND & THE ECHOES as a comment on Facebook. It should be such fun to find out what you love best in the story! I'll select a random winner next Friday (Oct 4th).

And if you haven't downloaded your free eBook edition, what are you waiting for?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rare Hardcover Giveaway


The Sound & The Echoes is not sold in hardcover, but there's a handful of publisher's proof copies, with color illustrations, which I'd like to offer in a giveaway. Between now and the end of September, anyone who posts a book review on Amazon, then shares the link on the book's Facebook Page will be entered automatically. One winner will be announced every Friday, until the end of September, for a total of 5 winners. of a signed hardcover copy of The Sound & The Echoes.

P.S.: these books are rare, but be aware that there are typos in them, which I will hand correct. There will be one major difference from the final, published novel (the last Abednego scene).

I hope you'll share your unique thought and impressions of the novel. And thank you for stopping by.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

New 5-Star Reader Review


A BIG thank-you to littleboodamommy for her Amazon review of The Sound & The Echoes!

"I was completely engrossed in this very well written YA story! I love the world that was created and the character development was great. Mr. Pellucid did a marvelous job of drawing the reader into his universe and KEEPING the reader there. This book is a must for everyone's 'To read' list!...."

Read the full Amazon review.

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The Sound & The Echoes is now free on Amazon.

Fans have made the book into a best-seller. I hope you'll join the fun!

 You can read your free eBook on all your devices.



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New 5-Star Review from Saucypep

"I started reading this story and was grabbed from the beginning.... The author writes with such creativity that the characters just jump out of the page and pull you in to the story." -- Read the full book review on Amazon.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Echo Puzzle Giveaway

Win an Echo puzzle by posting a comment on the book's Facebook page. Just write something about the book you are reading now... any book (we love to share our reading experience). Here's where to enter: http://on.fb.me/15ZOc5y

(Image: Kara)

Monday, April 29, 2013

New 5-Star Reader Review from Rangerover

"Clever creative writing with eye catching illustrations. Fantasy or future reality? Dew Pellucid knows how to spin a tale worth your time... There is nothing better than reading a story which draws you in from beginning and makes you want to read more from author."
-- Reader Review on Amazon (by Rangerover)


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New 5-Star Review on Batty for Books Blog


"I thought this book was truly amazing. I loved the world that the author created. It was truly unique and pulled me right in. This story is completely different from anything I have ever read and I truly enjoy it.

"The way it was written was beautiful and I just thought the characters were amazing and the plot was genius... It is a truly captivating, in- depth, action packed fantasy adventure and I couldn't have asked for more from this book."

You can read Chasity's full, insightful review on her charming blog: Batty for Books where a book giveaway will be announced shortly.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

"A Complex & Beautiful Fantasy Tale", 4-Star Reader Review

Stunning review by Kara on Amazon. Thank you, Kara, for saying so much with so few words!!! Here's a (well... big) portion of the review:

"What a complex and beautiful fantasy tale! Though labeled as 'Young Adult', the story is so intricate, it truly is something to be shared with all ages... the story hits the ground running as 12 year old Will and readers are simultaneously introduced to a whole new realm... He is a Sound who discovers he has an Echo - a sort of reflection of himself that lives in the Echoes realm.

But Will's Echo is special - a Prince on track to be King. There is chaos and conspiracy in the world of Echoes, and Will bravely risks his life to cross over and help his Echo while staying undercover at an Orphanage. Readers are immersed into this beautiful, frozen and at times downright frightening world, as Will and his friends take on the dangerous task of uncovering the mystery of who killed the Prince's father..."

Read more on Amazon.


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Monday, March 25, 2013

In-depth 4-Star Review from Mlund

This is the most penetrating review written for "The Sound & The Echoes" thus far. It was posted by Mlund on Barnes & Noble. Here's a small portion:

"Every single word Pellucid writes has meaning. Characters are introduced at exactly the right moments and in exactly the right way. Pellucid describes the things that happen in such a beautiful way and thus has created a wonderful new land. The author tells so many underlying stories and tells at least one about every character. Each character has a purpose, and each one has his or her fitting resolution or demise. Some characters are on the quest for knowledge. Some want power. Others have already been corrupted in their desire to gain power and have thus sunk into desolation. But there are a few who want to right the wrongs. There are a few who are fighting for just rules and laws. These are the ones who are fighting for love and peace. And I want them to succeed. I rooted for Will and Peter throughout the entire novel. It is a brilliant tale that opens up many possibilities for future stories. I want to hear more about Peter and Poudini. I want to see everything the characters see. I want to experience Valerie’s flight on the albatross. I want to journey with the King to Olám Shoné. I want to know more about the lives of Damian and Déa. I want to know what Valerie and Emmy experienced in Shadowpain. I want to read about the spirits of the lake, Fluid Conway and Illyria, and the adventures of Auralius.

I did not want to stop reading. I needed to know what happened next. Every event that happened was enthralling, and the author described each one so beautifully. Every event that happened was also necessary to further the message. This story teaches us that the dream for freedom and equality can be accomplished. Books this novel reminds me of include Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, Lloyd Alexander’s the Chronicles of Prydain, C.S. Lewis’ the Chronicles of Narnia, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. This is a good thing."



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Friday, March 15, 2013

REVIEWS SWAG GIVEAWAY (+ $0.99 eBOOK SALE)

Thanks everyone for participating in the “Which Swag” vote. Your favorites are clear!!! So here’s my Reviews Swag Giveaway (I was too impatient to wait until the first day of spring).

PRIZES:
You Choose a Puzzle or Mugs (5 prizes available):

  • Puzzle: 8x10 jigsaw puzzle of your chosen illustration from “The Sound & The Echoes”. The puzzle consists of 110 pieces and comes in a gift box.
  • Mugs: two unique Echo coffee mugs with illustrations from the novel.
SPRING eBOOK SALE:
From today till the end of the month (March 15th—31st) I’ve discounted the KINDLE eBook price by 66%, to $0.99 on Amazon. (Sorry, I can’t do this for ePub because of publishing restrictions).

HOW TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
Just post a review of "The Sound & The Echoes"
on Amazon before April 30th, then comment on this Facebook post with a link to your review. If you’ve posted an Amazon review in the past, you can still enter. Just comment on this Facebook post with the link to your review.

INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING (random drawings)
I’ll hold 5 separate drawings, every Monday in April. All Amazon reviews will be entered in every drawing. Here are the odds:

  • Review in March—5 chances of winning.
  • Review in the 1st week of April—4 chances of winning.
  • Review in the 2nd week of April—3 chances of winning.
  • Review in the 3rd week of April—2 chances of winning.
  • Review in the 4th week of April—1 chance of winning.
~ Please note that once you win, I won’t include you in the next drawing ~

EXTRA PRIZES & CHANCES OF WINNING (random drawings)

  • Share this Facebook post for a chance to win 1 Echo Mug. The drawing will be held on April 31st (Note: I can only see your entry if you share it publicly).
  • For a chance to win a bumper sticker, rate “The Sound & The Echoes” on Goodreads, then post a comment below saying you did. 1 drawing every Monday in April for a total of 5. Note: I think it’s okay to rate a book while still reading it, if you’ve formed an opinion.
  • Post your review twice: If you post your Amazon review on Goodreads also, comment below with the link, and I’ll send you a signed illustration of your choice, which you can pick out on The Sound & The Echoes.com.
THANK YOU ECHO STORY LOVERS!!!
Remember, if you can’t buy a copy of the novel, maybe mine is available for borrowing. I hope this giveaway makes reading “The Sound & The Echoes” all the more fun. I’m very excited about this and can’t wait to read your unique impressions of the story!
 


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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New 4-Star Reader Review by Tasia, on Amazon

"I loved this book. It was one of those books that you love to jump into and get lost into the fantasy that awaits the characters. From start to finish there is always something going on that catches your attention and makes you want to read more..."
--New 4-Star review by Tasia, on Amazon.

(Thank you, Tasia!!!)

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

The "Which Swag" Vote!!!


It’s time to cast your votes towards my next big giveaway. And this one’s going to be SPECIAL!

It will all happen on March 20th, the first day of spring. But before I roll out this special event, I’d like your input about prizes. So please cast your vote for your absolute favorite swag by leaving a comment on this post.

We have two weeks to debate this all-important issue, so please like and share this post with your friends--and make this fun, fun, fun!!!

WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE PRIZE?

1. Puzzle: win a 8x10 jigsaw puzzle of your personal favorite illustration from “The Sound & The Echoes”. The puzzle consists of 110 pieces and comes in a gift box. There’s a total of 16 illustrations to choose from. The image with this post doesn’t do the puzzle justice. It’s very high quality and truly beautiful!

2. Apron: win a white apron with “The Sound & The Echoes” cover illustration on it. Customize the apron with your own name. Or order an apron for a kid. This is a really fun prize for baking crystal ball cookies!

3. Poster: win a 24x36 glossy poster of “The Sound & The Echoes cover”. Stunning!!! Signed by the author, Dew Pellucid. Yes, I’m totally biased. This one’s my absolute favorite. I have a poster hanging in my living room already .

4. Mugs: win two unique Echo coffee mugs with illustrations from the novel. I’ve re-designed the mugs, so that the image is bigger. These mugs are beautiful! You can put them in the microwave, dishwasher, Echo realm… you name it.

Thanks everyone for playing!!! Remember, cast your vote
by leaving a comment on this post



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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New 5-Star Amazon Review from April

Note: April read the book in 2 days!!! She amazed me. Here's what she said on her Amazon review

"I could not peel myself away from it. The characters are amazing and are very detailed... This is one of those books that can bring the imagination alive. I could see myself as the child trying to escape reality and falling into this book. It truly was wonderful..." --New 5-Star Review on Amazon.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Another New 5-Star Reader Review


Thank you, Hannah!!!

"I purchased this book on the kindle for the price of $3.00, and I am very glad I did... The idea for this story is different from anything I have heard of... I was completely into the story from the time I picked it up... I would suggest this well-written book to anyone looking for a great story."--Hannah on Goodreads.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

New 5-Star Reader Review


Thank you Lisa for this charming Amazon review!
"A really great book with beautiful world building and characters you come to love. From a wonderfully imaginative mind comes this great story! I'm blessed to be able to share this book with my twins!"
--Lisa on Amazon

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Awards: Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Book Festival


I only entered one competition last summer, and forgot all about it since. But now it turns out "The Sound & The Echoes" won an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Book Festival. I'm very proud.



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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New 5-Star Reader Review


"To me it read like a unique mixture of Harry Potter and Charlie Bone. However, the book definitely stands on it's own and creates quite a compelling story... A+ rating."

--5-Star Amazon Reader Review from Tom.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

New 4-Star Reader Review




Jaime from Goodreads read The Sound & The Echoes in 4 days! And Jaime is the first to speak about the secret key to solving the riddle of the lake of eternal ice, the link to the ancient language of the Echoes (Hebrew).

Here's a snippet from Jaime's review of The Sound & The Echoes on Goodreads:

"There is a lot of history of the Echoes that is thread in the novel at various times. It's a very quick YA read, but is rich with detail. There are illustrations before every chapter that add to the story. Pellucid shows an understanding of people and what we're willing to do fr those we love and feel close to - even at the cusp of 12 and 13.

A mystery must be solved.
The Law of Death must be overruled.
A treasure must be found.

And what I really enjoyed was that Hebrew is the key to all"

Read Jaime's full review of The Sound & The Echoes on Goodreads.


E-book $2.99 on Amazon
Paperback $18.78 on Amazon
Paperback $18.78 on Barnes & Noble
Nook ePub edition: $2.99



Monday, January 21, 2013

Author Interview & Book Giveaway

Dew Pellucid is featured on Goodreads' Young Adult Book Club. I hope you'll check out his author interview (it's so much fun talking about my pen name creation in the third person, and as a male...) If you visit, be sure to leave a comment to be automatically entered in the book giveaway. :-)



Friday, January 11, 2013

BEAUTIFUL 4-STAR REVIEW





Every review of "The Sound and the Echoes" is precious in my eyes! But this one is so beautifully written that I fell in love with it at once. Even better, the writer offers the BEST synopsis of the story I've seen (including better than mine!) Here's are a few snippets from Liz's review on Goodreads:

"The Realm of the Echoes is a beautifully imagined world that apparently lies under Alaska. It’s a world of shadowy reflections, tragedy, and secrets, with its own prejudices. Will is in disguise as he works with new friends to dodge enemies and solve the mysteries holding this land captive in hopes of getting himself and his sister home."

"The protagonist may be only twelve-going-on-thirteen, but the story itself is far more mature, even if the characters are not."

"Bottom-line: Anybody who liked Tolkien would get a kick out of this. It is inevitable that there will be comparisons to Harry Potter, but this is an entirely different type of story."

~~ I hope you'll check out Liz's full review of "The Sound and the Echoes" on Goodreads. ~~

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

5-Star Reader Review from a 4TH GRADER





This is the first time a child reviewed "The Sound and the Echoes". He is breathtakingly intelligent. It's the perfect rebuke to critics who say that children's stories shouldn't be too long or too sophisticated. Here's how the review starts:

"This was my first time reading a story that was magical. I really liked it... Will reminded me of someone real. Someone who doesn’t give up on family."

I hope you'll read the full review on Kindle Kids Corner.

New 4-Star Reader Review





I love to read reader reviews of "The Sound and the Echoes", and this one is golden. Delaine on Goodreads was a reluctant reader at best. Not the right age group. Not the right genre. The fact that she enjoyed the enchantment of the Echo realm so much was a surprise to her. And a wonderful reward for me. Here's a little of what Delaine wrote in her beautiful book review:

"The plot was intriguing, the graphics were splendid and lived up to what I had in mind of the characters and the settings.
The Sound and the Echoes is an incredible story about the bravery of a young boy who goes to another world beneath his to try and find his sister who has been missing for years as well as to save his Echo who's life is in danger.

"Many compare this book to Harry Potter, and I can see where they can be similar, but Sounds and the Echoes has its own identity. It has a different mission; a different plot. It is a highly creative story in a world that would be a child's fantasy if they had an overactive imagination."

Read the rest of Delaine's review on Goodreads