Thursday, June 7, 2012

Welcome to my stop on The River Runes Book Blog Tour! I've got some great stuff coming up!

About The River Runes 
Published May 8, 2011

Jonathan is a young man, on the cusp of taking his Master's place as magician of Third Chapel. Things are better than he ever expected; he's becoming closer to his father, he is in the midst of a blossoming romance, and his magical abilities are growing every day. And then an exotic stranger named Bixby finds his way to Third Chapel. The faerie is curious about the people that inhabit Caithiir, the great city that stands so close to the woods, and Mother is not around to stop him from finding out what he can. Mother, however, has been awakened in Bixby's absence only to find that one of her own has openly defied her. Jonathan and his Master are determined to protect Bixby, but the cost may be more than they can afford to lose

Sneak Peek @ River Runes
It was an odd collection, Bixby thought, looking at the remains of the human bodies that lay on the ground near his tree. There were four in all, each a bit older than the last. Each was giving up the remnants of life more quickly than its neighbor. The air stunk with the scent of them, and it was hard indeed to stop the other predators from inviting themselves to a feast. 

While he looked on, Bixby understood why most faerie thought so little of the humans. It disappointed him to see how their fragile bodies broke under the attack of his magic. Before he took the first, Bixby readied himself for a fight, expecting the humans to be aggressive and powerful. 

However, the man had no fight in him. Once the faerie took the hunter’s vision, he fell to his knees in fear, crying out for help. When Bixby came close enough to touch, the man wrapped his arms around Bixby’s legs and begged for mercy.  

The faerie had been so frustrated that instead of choking the life out of the man, as he had intended when he wrapped his long white fingers around the human’s fleshy throat, he broke his neck and tore most of the flesh on one side. 

Bixby grimaced, remembering the awful noise the man’s bones made that day. Not awful for the sound, but for the ease of it. Awful because Bixby expected more from them. He expected these humans' bodies, thick and assuming as they were, to be strong. It disgusted him to see how they just rotted away, not turning to ash, or stone, or water… just rotting. And stinking. 

And that’s just what they did. The bodies were far too large for him to consume on his own, though every time he tried, a rush of memories and life hit him as nothing ever had. For days after collecting each body, Bixby gained unimaginable energy and the memories of a short life, filled to the brim with activities and emotions. The humans were physically weak, but mentally strong, and passion drove every aspect of their lives.

They were weak, though. Not only did they die when their fragile bodies gave up to time, they were also susceptible to illness and disease carried by the air, or even carried by another human. 

Bixby hadn’t given up hope, though. He used those corpses to learn what he could about the humans, and then it was on to the city. He needed to go to the magicians. Yes, the magicians were the key. He needed the human magic to convince the others, not their bodies.

However, it was a carnivorous thing, the smell of those corpses.  The acrid scent and copper taste of the blood clung to his senses. Bixby smiled and started to climb the tree by which the bodies sat. Sunrise was here, and it was time for the city wake up.

On the Spot with Ken Lindsey

What inspired the idea for this story? 
I wrote this story after I finished a short story about a city that had been destroyed and taken
back by nature. It was a more modern city, but it gave me tons of ideas.

If you had to rename your book what would you name it?
I already did rename it! Lol, the original working title of The River Runes was "The City."

Idea of a perfect dinner?
Hmm, tough one. Probably sushi, with something whip-creamy for dessert.

M&M's Or Skittles?

Was there an author that inspired you to write a fabulous book? 
Oh man, so many authors. Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman, and lots more.

Who was the most supportive in your writing process? Most Influential?
By far, my girlfriend Ami has been the most supportive person in the world. She wasn't there when I
started the book, but I don't know if I could have finished it without her. Most influential would be my
dad, Ken Lindsey Sr. He was always reading anything he could get his hands on, and he dug in early
to make sure that I loved reading.

Theme Song for the book? 
Happiness Writes White by Harvey Danger. 

Favorite Color?

What are your Favorite scenes to write?
Action, for sure. Fighting, fires, explosions... it writes fast and hot for me.

What do you have in common with your MC?
I had swords on my wall when I was younger too, lol.

If you could have any other author to dinner what would it be?
Neil Gaiman, for sure.

Favorite fictional crush?
When I was a kid I was in love with Susan from the Narnia series.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I don't know if this counts, but I would want to be an earth bender.

If you designed your own fortune cookie what would it say?
"Blank pages will not fill themselves"

Best part so far about being published?
Getting to interact with people that have read my book. I am always surprised at how kind and
supportive strangers are.

Any advice to Aspiring Authors?
Turn off the tv. Read. Write. A lot.

Has being a writer changed the way you read and perceive literature?
Yes. It is hard for me to ignore when authors make mistakes that I know I make. I think it's a bit like
ignoring the log in your own eye and talking about the thorn in your neighbor's. Yes, that was from the
bible lol.

If your book was set in another place what would it be?
I think Caithiir would fit nicely, tucked away somewhere in Middle Earth.

Any upcoming projects we should look for?
Yes! Clockwork Charlie later this year. I'm so excited about this book!

If you had to change the name of your MC what would it be?
Master Chief. I think more people would buy the book if the blurb talked about Master Chief.

Thanks for stopping by Ken! As a part of this great tour Ken is offering an ebook copy of his book to one lucky person! Make sure to enter! Ends June 18th!

Make sure to stop by Ken's site for his own special giveaway! See it HERE.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting the tour today! This is a great place; I'm sure I'll be back :)

    Also, if you or readers head over to my blog, you can enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card at the end of the tour!

    1. Thank you ! I'll link it in my review post.


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