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Book Launch Tour: Liars and Thieves #amreading #fantasy


Please give a big round of applause to D. Wallace Peach on the launch of her new book, Liars and Thieves! *applause*

I’ve know Diana for years now as a blogging buddy and awesome author who sometimes shares her writing room with bats and bees, and has a front-row seat to lots of trees and maybe a gnome or two. She is a force when it comes to lyrical prose and fantasy world-building. I’m happy to host her on tour for her latest fantasy gem.

The Blurb:

Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.

Three unlikely allies stand in his way.

A misfit elf plagued by failure—

When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.

A changeling who betrays his home—

Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.

A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—

Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.

When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.

Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.


How did you come up with the titles of your books for this series?

I usually don’t have too much trouble picking out book titles, but it’s a lot harder for me when the books are in a series and the series tells one connected story. My sense of order wants the titles to mirror to each other. I decided to go with Liars and Thieves and Allies and Spies because those words describe my main characters. “Allies” is a little shift because in the second book their alliance takes off. Lords of Chaos is a little different but still three words (lol) and it does describe the general population at the end. So… to sum it up, the titles are all about the characters.

Author Bio:

D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.

Liars and Thieves Global Purchase Link: http://a-fwd.com/asin=B08FGQ2W3Q

Author Links:

Website/Blog: http://mythsofthemirror.com

Website/Books: http://dwallacepeachbooks.com

Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/D.-Wallace-Peach/e/B00CLKLXP8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Myths-of-the-Mirror/187264861398982

Twitter: @dwallacepeach

Author: Julie Holmes, author

A fiction writer since elementary school (many years ago), and NaNoWriMo annual participant for over a decade, I have been published in small press magazines such as "Fighting Chance" and "The Galactic Citizen". I write adult mystery with a touch of romance, mystery with extrasensory elements, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy, and I'm represented by the fabulous Cynthia Zigmund of Second City Publishing Services. My debut novel, "Murder in Plane Sight", has been released by Camel Press (an imprint of Coffeetown Press/Epicenter Press). In real life, I am a technical writer and empty-nester with a wonderful hubby, one cat (what writer doesn't have cats??), two dogs, three chickens, and more chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits than any garden should have to deal with. My garden, our hobby farm, and Nature's annual seasons are some of my muses.

17 thoughts on “Book Launch Tour: Liars and Thieves #amreading #fantasy

  1. Pingback: Liars and Thieves – Book Launch Central | Myths of the Mirror

  2. Good Morning, Julie! I woke up this morning to no power and the smoke of forest fires. Thank goodness their far away but I thought I’d be blogging on the generator! Well, the power came on, and I’m so happy to be here. Thank you for hosting me, and yes, we go back a long way. I think your blog was one of the very first I followed. I know you’re super busy, so I’m sending extra hugs your way. Have a wonderful day and Happy Writing! ❤

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  3. Book titles either pop into my head with ease or I have to wrestle with them through the entire novel creation process (such is the case with my current WIP). I think the titles tie together nicely in this series, Diana, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to reading Liars and Thieves soon. It’s waiting on my Kindle.

    Nice job hosting Diana today, Julie!

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  4. Nice to see the good news all over the blogosphere. Congrats to Diana!

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  5. I envy you with titles coming to you easiy, Diana. With the exception of one book, I seem to struggle with them.

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    • Your titles are great, Teri, so however you get there seems to work. I usually don’t have much trouble, but sometimes… ugh. I get a little OCD about the number of words and other strangeness. It would be fun to do a post asking authors about their favorite title and how they came up with it. I’ll bet the variations are fun. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Writing!

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    • Diana has great titles for all her books, I think! I can’t imagine trying to come up with them, tho’. Mine are either right there in my head when I start writing, or I chew on it for weeks trying to come up with one.

      Happy Writing!

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  6. I just finished this last night! Great read and I can’t wait to jump into the next book:)

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