Thursday, June 27, 2013

Guiamo Book Tour with Beck Valley Books

    We have been enjoying reading readers thoughts on Guiamo this week during the book tour.  If you have been curious about this new historical fantasy series and wondered whether it was worth your time, perhaps the reviews can put your hesitations to rest. Please join us through July 3rd to read what others are saying and end the tour by entering to win a $50 gift card on July 4th. 

     Sharon at Beck Valley Books has been a delight to work with.  If you are looking for someone to help publicize your book, I would highly recommend her.  Thanks Sharon for everything!

According to our sons, book two is even better than book one.  You will find more action and adventure in Cumoro as Guiamo ventures into battle with Julius Caesar, encountering unexpected foes and experiencing life changing events once more.  

Please join us in July for the Blogger Book Fair where over 200 authors will be featured in interviews, giveaways and fun events to share more great reads.  Don't miss it!

The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo 

A historical fantasy series which starts in 60 B.C. and spans hundreds of years covering many of the historical legends, myths, battles and people of England, Scotland and Ireland. It is the story of young Guiamo Durmius Stolo, abandoned at the age of 10. Through the kindness and wisdom of others, his inventive and courageous spirit and a gift from the god Mars, Guiamo will change the world. 

Guiamo Book One - In 60 B.C., ten-year-old Guiamo Durmius Stolo, an exceptionally gifted Roman orphan, is abandoned in Gaul Left to fend for himself, Guiamo is set onto a path of legend. Recognized by the gods as having world-changing talents, he is given a weapon that changes his destiny and the world's forever. 

Combining legitimate legends with actual historical events, Marshall Best weaves an epic story that portrays the ancient world as it might have been, a world which the ancient historians recorded as fact; a time when gods ruled the earth and strange creatures dominated the land. It is the era of civilized conquerors exploring distant and primitive new lands. Scant recordings left to us today by ancient writers only touch on the fringe of the fantastic and brutal reality that existed in those distant lands of the west. Into this age, young Guiamo enters the world stage as the great game-changer, and by his hand the gods and beasts become destined to disappear into myth and legend

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Guiamo Durmius Stolo sails in 55 B.C. with Rome's 7th Legion as Julius Caesar invades Britain. But Caesar has not before encountered the Fomori, a dominion of wicked creatures which wage war against the human inhabitants and dominate much of Britain. Armed with his god-made spear, Guiamo joins with the tribal kings against their Fomori foe when Caesar departs.

Having destroyed the Fomori in Britain , Guiamo Durmius Stolo decides in 51 B.C. to bring the Cruthin people, once slaves to the Fomori, to Ireland , but encounters the Fomori who reside there as well. Guiamo discovers that the gods venerated by the Druids are unworthy. The gods are displeased with him and begin to work against him. 

In 50 B.C. Guiamo Durmius Stolo finds himself victor over the detested Fomori whose leader, Cichol, is slain and those few who survived are scattered. Guiamo explores the secret places where Cichol kept his most important secrets and discovers there the treasures of Cichol's master, the goddess Domnu. 

About the Author
Marshall BestMarshall Best is an avid reader, father of six and business owner. In the past several years he has found his love of writing as well. What began as a desire to write a story for his children has evolved into a nine book series. 

Marshall has done extensive research into the history behind the legends, people and places of England, Scotland and Ireland involved in his books. He loves being able to weave real people and legends into his stories making them come alive. He is definitely a writer that tends to the details often mapping out timetables, calendars, geneologies, etc. that pertain to his book to ensure that it is as realistic as possible.  

Marshall also enjoys putting real life issues into his books, delving into a bit of philosophy while entertaining with orcs, dragons, magic and battles. He is someone who loves a grand adventure but makes sure it's not a shallow one. 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guiamo and Cumoro Reach Best Sellers List

     We would like to say thanks for those who have decided to purchase Guiamo and Cumoro and join us on the journey of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo.  Although we realize we may not stay in the top sellers list, as of this week, book one and two have been in the top 100 of the Greek and Roman Myths and Legends category on Kindle.  Guiamo now stands at #66 and Cumoro at #72.  Earlier, Guiamo reached #6!   This is very excting for us as the books have only been available for less than a month.

     If you order one of the Guiamo Chronicles books and enjoy them, please recommend them to a friend and take time to leave a review.  We realize that you, the readers, are the best way to share this new series.  If you have any questions or comments, you can find us on Twitter @ancumer or our Facebook page The 
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     Thanks to those who have already shared their thoughts on Guiamo through Goodreads and Amazon.  You can click here to read the Amazon reviews or visit Goodreads for their reviews here.   As I said in my post Why a Few Moments of Your Time Can Bring Joy to an Author, it means a lot that these few took the time to share their reactions after reading the book.

     Coming on June 22nd, there will be a blog tour for Guiamo with Beck Valley Books.  You can find more information on the tour here.  Each blog participating will be posting a review of Guiamo and there will be a giveaway as well.  Please join us and find out what others think of this new series.

     Thank you once again.  Marshall is hard at work on book five.  There will be four more books after that.  We hope they provide many hours of enjoyable reading for you all.

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