Did I Notice Your Book?

Today I'm happily participating in the DINYB blogfest. Here's the skinny on what it's about:



Post about a book you’ve noticed. You can choose a book that you’ve read, something you saw on a blog or social media site, Goodreads, or a sales website. Anything that caught your eye because of a great cover, blurb or reviews, but DON’T tell the author that their book has been noticed. Instead, shout out on social media sites, and encourage others to do the same, until the author finds his/her book.

Leave a blog comment at Ninja Captain Alex’s BLOG or Ciara Knight’s BLOG when the author finds their book.

Only two rules:
1) You can’t post about your own book.
2) The book shouldn’t be on the New York Times or USA Today bestseller list.
This is your chance to shout out about a book that might not have been noticed by others.

Simple, right? Maybe, but there are so many amazing books out there! Anyway, I selected Jeffrey Beesler's, Spell of Entrapment (Mages of Trava) for my DINYB.



Why? First, the blurb smacks of all things I love:

(Via Amazon product page): When a knight, Sir Patrew of Trava, infiltrates sorceress Embekah Mare’s home, a magical backlash renders her unconscious. She awakens to discover a spell of entrapment binding them both inside the manor’s walls. Now forced to live with him after twenty years of solitude and exile, she must navigate her way through alternating feelings of distrust and attraction.

As the weeks pass with no end in sight of the hex, a shape-shifting spirit arrives inside the magical barrier’s walls to target Embekah specifically. When she seeks out Patrew’s help against this new threat, she uncovers a secret in his past that could very well destroy her future. With the help of her trusty toad Halscrad, Embekah must see through the deceit and find something long lost to her.

But not everything is as it seems. With lies all around her, Embekah finds the truth to be more elusive than the freedom right outside her manor. Can she survive long enough to figure out what’s real and what isn’t?


Sounds like an incredibly tense and fun read, full of magical shenanigans. Yes please! And the reviews really back up that impression: 

"This book is just amazing. Full of sorcery, witty quips, and turns at every corner. I don't normally finish a book so fast but I just couldn't stop turning the pages (or rather, tapping the screen) on this one. I don't want to post any quotes from the book for fear of giving something away. Every paragraph seems to have it's own unexpected twist." Nathan, Amazon.

"... twists and turns kept me guessing at every moment, so my loyalty to the other characters shifted back and forth as I read. But I always rooted for Embekah. Such a wonderful character; developed so well, she had real depth to her."Anastasia, Goodreads.

Basically, I was convinced enough to buy my copy. Just a little ways in, and I can already tell I'm not going to be disappointed.

You can find Jeffrey at:


If you know him, you can let him know someone has selected his book. (But let him try to figure out who. :-) If you don't know him, I highly recommend you get to. He's truly one of the bright spots in the blog-writing community, and you won't find a more approachable and friendly guy.

Are you doing KINYB? Who did you choose? Leave links in the comments, because I'd love to discover some new reads!

~EJW~

58 comments:

  1. Jeffrey will be so happy!
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

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  2. Oddly enough, I did not know you were a fantasy fan. How strange I didn't pick up on it. :) I'm doing the fest too! Hope he finds you. :)

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  3. Oh, interesting premise! Sounds like a great read!

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  4. I keep meaning to read this book, and it's on my TBR list . . . I'll have to add a star or something to it!

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    1. From what I've read so far, I don't think you'll regret it Tyrean. :-)

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  5. Definitely sorcery is a awesome choice for October! Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you don't loose too much blood with that open vein. Write on!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy! I try to keep most of the bloodshed on the page. :-)

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  6. I'm reading Talli Roland's book right now about a Museum of Broken Hearts and I like it!

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    1. I'll have to check it on Goodreads, TDR. Thanks for the rec! :-)

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  7. Dude, I am at a loss for words. Coming from a writer, this is a comment I do not take lightly. It is what I consider to be the highest compliment I can pay another writer, especially one who has crafted such a warm reception towards my book. Thank you so much for this, EJ. #BrosInProse Forever!

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    1. You deserve every bit of it JB, and I wrote this long before I knew you'd picked me, so I don't think we violated any rules ... we made need Alex to make a ruling! lol

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  8. First, the cover grabbed me. Second, the title and then the premise! Great choice.

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  9. Love the cover, and congrat's your author found you.

    But I know a secret, and I'm not sharing!

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    1. Oh man, I hate secrets! lol I think I might've figured it out, though ...

      Thanks so much saying 'hey' Yolanda! :-)

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  10. Say it don't spray it? *snorts*

    Love the title and the inclusion of reviews!

    Are you an NA author? I love NA. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. NA all the way! :-D Thanks so much for stopping by Jenn!

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  11. Love your quote...so true, so true!

    Looks like a great read and perfect for the Halloween season.

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    1. Appreciate your stopping by Elizabeth!

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    1. Think so, too, S.L.! Thanks for stoping by!

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  13. H EJ .. Jeffrey found you and he's happy - your description of the book makes it sound really interesting .. and I love Jeffrey's cover - a great change .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I figured he'd read it sooner or later! I think quite highly of him, and the fact that he's a talented writer is just gravy. :-) Thanks for stopping by Hilary!

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  14. I love the description! I'll have to check it out. :)

    Whom did I choose? Oh, just some weird guy named EJ. You wouldn't know him...

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  15. Confession time: I've never read a fantasy story. I don't know why! It's not to say I have an aversion to reading the genre. Maybe I just need to find the right one to get me started... I dunno.
    The cover is a winner... that's for sure!
    Thanks for swinging by my blog, E.J. Nice to meet you via the blogfest.

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  16. Great pick for the blogfest! I see Jeffrey has even noticed. :)

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  17. Hi EJ, thanks for the comment on my blog. I think I've seen one of your books in the blogfest as well, 'Blood Fugue.' So far I'm really enjoying this bloghop.

    I enjoy fantasy fiction, so this book sounds intriguing. Although the cover art to 'Spell of Entrapment' doesn't seem to match the synopsis. :)

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  18. Sounds like a really good fantasy book.

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  19. Great idea for a blogfest!
    And such an interesting idea for a story!

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend at the music fest!!! I've never been to an all weekend one!

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  20. Sounds great with lots of twists. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This does have a great blurb and that definitely got my attention. Off to add yet another to my bloated tbr list! (:

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  22. What a great choice. The premise really does smack of all kinds of intrigue. Sounds like you're already on your way to enjoying it.

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  23. I contemplated Jeffrey's book, too. Great choice. I see him most on the Twitter :D

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  24. The cover is god awful but I love the story line.

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  25. The cover drew me in. It's funny how it is different for everyone. Thanks so much for participating!

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  26. I laughed that you used the word "smack" in your appraisal of it. Sounds great!

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  27. Love the cover and the description. Just bought it. :) Looking forward to reading something just a little out of my comfort zone.

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  28. That cover art is wonderful. As one who often chooses books by their covers, I'm sold.

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  29. This sounds great! I mean, a trust toad? Sold! I've added it to my TBR.

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  30. i remember this! thanks for bringing it to my attention again! writing it down so i dont forget again!

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  31. I'm not a huge fantasy fan but this book does sound fun. Loving this blogfest! :-)

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  32. I love magical shenanigans! Sounds like a great read.

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  33. Sounds like a great read! Loads of witchery and intriguing stuff! You would not think that looking at the cover.

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  34. I've got this book on my TBR list.

    Chocolate hugs,
    Shelly

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  35. This sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for spotlighting it. Thanks, too, for visiting my blog and commenting. :-)

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  36. This seriously is SUCH a clever fest! I would've never have heard about Jeffery's book. And a recommendation from you I take seriously! :D

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  37. This sounds so good!
    Going to check it out...
    :)

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  38. Yup, the cover definitely has enough character to make me want to check out the book.

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  39. Cool cover and I am definitely interested in this book. Has lots of the things I look for in a book. I love fantasy!
    ~Jess

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  40. I know Jeffrey and hos boo, but have not read it. Been a bit of an off year for me. Good Luck to Jeffrey and to your upcoming Blogfest (which I have on my sode bar).

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  41. Your choice sounds really good! Thanks for dropping by my place and following.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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  42. The book premise certainly sounds like it has a lot of potential!

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