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May 18, 2014

Blog Tour: Fledgling by Nicole Conway – Guest Post, Scavenger Hunt, and Giveaway

Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Fledgling (The Dragonrider Chronicles #1) by Nicole Conway

and Scavenger Hunt Stop #25

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Can one boy stand between two kingdoms at war?

Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future.

While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor.

Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.

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Fledgling (The Dragonrider Chronicles #1) by Nicole Conway
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books

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Meet Nova

 Nova

Female dragons can be just as vicious and strong as the males. Novalla, or Nova, is an excellent example of that. Her unique coloring makes her easy to identify. Her brown, gold, and black scales are in the pattern like a boa constrictor, and her bright green eyes are always watchful.  She’s big, powerful, and just as dangerous as any other dragon. But put her together with her rider, Felix Farrow, and they might just be unstoppable.

Although she didn’t choose Felix as her rider, she definitely seems attached to him now. After Felix bought her as a hatchling, Nova made it pretty clear she wasn’t interested in being his mount. They had to sort out their differences over a few years. Nova didn’t like him right away, but Felix never gave up trying to make friends with her. In the end, they became partners, and Nova makes it clear that she will never betray her young rider.

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

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Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

 

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook

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6 Comments

  1. Julie Lynn Bickham
    5/18/2014

    Looks like a great fantasy read. Look forward to reading it.

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  2. Mary G Loki
    5/18/2014

    I always love reading about dragons!! :D

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  3. Lisa Cox
    5/18/2014

    I love books about dragons. Thanks for introducing me to this author and book.

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  4. Sophia Rose
    5/19/2014

    I love dragon stories so I will definitely have to read this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Deb P
    5/19/2014

    Need a change now and then. Thanks.

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  6. Anne Marie Carter
    5/23/2014

    I love to read stories that involve dragons.

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