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About bpine

B. Pine is the author of the fantasy series The Draca Wards Saga.

Giveaway and Blog Tour Alert

Would you like the chance to get your hands on a Kindle Fire? I might be able to help you out there.

Check out this giveaway. The contest takes place from January 1st-31st in conjunction with the Heroines With Heart blog tour. Yes, I will be doing the tour as an author 🙂

If you are interested in participating in the tour, whether as an author, blogger, reviewer, or attendee, you can learn more about it here: http://heroineswithheart.com

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“…gripped my attention so much that I had to finish it in one sitting…”

Just tootin’ my own horn here. Please bear with me…

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Book Review
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers Favorite

“Familiar Origins” is science fiction story about a universe ruled by powerful dragons who submit themselves only to the supreme Creator. The universe is divided into the Debellos and the Turei factions. It is also a story of magic and of mankind. The Debellos are the aggressive dragons who want to conquer the world to feed their magic. The Tueri dragons, on the other hand, want to protect the worlds of animate beings. One of these worlds is populated with human life that is also rich in magic and is the venue of the fight between the Debellos and the Tueri. Locked in a centuries-old deadlock, these dragons know that the one who can control eight extraordinary humans will be the one who will emerge victorious. Both dragon factions patiently wait to find the humans that they can train to reach their goals and they eventually identify five young children who hold the fate of their world. These children have to face horror and deception at a tender age and have to deal with the powerful dragons. “Familiar Origins” is actually a story of humankind’s survival in the face of a Debellos dragon who succeeded in gaining control of their lives.

“Familiar Origins” is a science fiction and fantasy story. It is a tale of five children growing up under the guardianship of mystical dragons. Author B. Pine undoubtedly has a very fertile imagination. She creates a new world in this story and produces extraordinary characters. It is a tale of magic where the world is populated by dragons and epic battles are being waged. This is a book that certainly gripped my attention so much that I had to finish it in one sitting. I am fascinated by the character of Ben, the commoner who fell in love with the proud princess, Princess Jania, and kept his emotions to himself for years. The truth is that “Familiar Origins” is also a story of children who are coming of age. The five children here have to grow up under abnormal circumstances and they are forced to grow up as quickly as they can. With the children going to the academy to specialize in some skills, it seems somewhat similar to the story of Harry Potter. B. Pine’s “Familiar Origins” is not completely original but she manages to come up with a story that is riveting and exciting. It was a roller coaster ride for me, as I read the novel from start to finish in one sitting, so to say.

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And…it’s here!

Finally! Book 2 of the Draca Wards Saga is available exclusively on Kindle. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for free.

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The race is on to bond with the young wards, and some of the evil Draca are in prime position to make their move. One dragon controls the Academy where most of the wards are training. Another is blindly revered by the powerful Druids. Yet another wreaks havoc with her disregard for rules and order among her kind. But the wards are unaware of the danger. As they begin to come to terms with the powers they possess, they must accept who they are, their pasts and their futures, and figure out who is a friend…and who is not.

This is an exclusive pre-release. The print edition will be released in February. And don’t forget, Familiar Origins is still 99 cents on Kindle! Happy reading!

B.

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Familiar Origins for 99 cents!

The sequel to Familiar Origins is almost here. And the Kindle version of Familiar Origins is now 99 cents for a limited time on Amazon!
So if you have a Kindle, and you haven’t read the first book, or if you are looking for a holiday gift for an avid reader, now is the time to get it.

The book is about a group of children who are being sought after by dragons. The prologue tells of two dragons confronting each other over a newborn baby. You can read the prologue and the first three chapters here:

Goodreads Excerpt

You can also visit the Draca Wards website to learn more about this fantasy saga:

www.dracawards.com

Familiar Origins has won two 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. It’s also received great reviews. So If you have not read it yet, give it a shot. And if you know anyone who is looking for a good YA fantasy book to read, please spread the word.

B.

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Familiar Origins Giveaway!

To celebrate winning two Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, I am giving away five copies of my first book, Familiar Origins.

Go to my Writing Fantasy blog to see how you can enter to win a copy.

http://dracawards.blogspot.com/2012/03/im-giving-away-five-books-want-one.html

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Hello all!

Since the best way to begin a conversation with someone new is to introduce yourself, that is what I will do here. I am B. Pine, and I am the author of a fantasy series titled The Draca Wards Saga. The first book, Familiar Origins, was picked up by Silver Leaf Books and is now available. The official release date is May 2011, but it is available right now on Kindle, and as a pre-order.

In order to break the ice, many seminars and workshops would have each member of the group state a few interesting facts about themselves. It always seems to work, so I will pick up on that and list five things about me that I think are interesting:

1. I am a left-handed Capricorn. (Look up other left-handed Capricorns; many of them are quite famous. He,he!)
2. My oldest child was born in England.
3. My youngest was born on Halloween.
4. I love Boxers (the dog, not the shorts)
5. I skipped kindergarten and was placed straight into first grade.

The Draca Wards Saga is my main project at the moment. You can find out more about it here: www.dracawards.com

I like putting images in my posts. So here’s one. This is the map of my world:

Click here to read a few interviews: Familiar Origins Tales of the Council of Elders

That’s all I have for now. But I hope to have more for you all soon.

B.

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