Happy Monday, everyone! Today, the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour visits the journal of fellow author and history geek Beth Bernobich. Beth’s newest novel, The Time Roads, will be out later this year — it’s a great book and I recommend it. For today’s post, Beth asked that I take some time to write about the women in the  Thieftaker Chronicles, and so I have written about Kannice Lester, Janna Windcatcher, and, of course, Sephira Pryce.  I hope you enjoy the post.

And later this week, I will be hosting a live book launch event at Bitten By Books, the paranormal site that recently gave A Plunder of Souls, the third Thieftaker novel, a five-star review.  At the launch event, I will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to some lucky fan, so start accumulating your chances to win by RSVPing for the event here.  Good luck!

Another day on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour, another couple of posts. Today, I’m visiting another writer friend, Alyx Dellamonica, with a post about the things I read as a child.  It was a fun post to write — a chance to reminisce. You can find the post here.  I hope you enjoy it.

I’m also back at Drey’s Library, where I am the featured author for July.  Today’s post is about building the relationship between Ethan Kaille, the conjuring, thieftaking hero of my Thieftaker books, and Sephira Pryce, his beautiful and deadly rival and nemesis.  That post can be found here.  And while you’re at Drey’s Library be sure to enter the contest to win a free signed copy of the newest Thieftaker novel, A Plunder of Souls!

Plunder Of Souls blog tour buttonToday on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour, I’m back at Magical Words — my “home” blog — with a post on plotting. Sometimes the hardest thing about writing in a series, particularly in one that consists of stand-alone novels, is keeping stories fresh as well as entertaining.  My post at Magical Words is about five things I do to keep my narratives new and interesting.  You can find the post here.

I am also visiting with my friend Brandy Schillace with a post about research and “Striking Research Gold.”  I’ve had some great discoveries as I have pieced together the history for my Thieftaker novels, and that was particularly true as I worked on A Plunder of Souls. You can find the research post here.

Finally, I would like to mention to all of you who live in the area around Charlotte, North Carolina that Faith Hunter, A.J. Hartley, and I will be signing books tonight at the Books-A-Million in Gastonia, from 6:30-8:30.  Come on out and say hello! (A listing of all my appearances can be found here.)

We have a variety of fun stuff on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour today, starting with free flash fiction set in the Thieftaker world on the blog of my wonderful friend Faith Hunter.  That’s right FREE fiction, never available before.  You can find that here.

I also have a new interview and book giveaway up on PNRradio.com in partnership with ILoveVampireNovels.com. Arial Burnz conducted interviews with me and author Tricia Skinner. My interview was far-ranging and a great deal of fun; I’m sure Tricia’s was too.  And if you listen to the interviews you’ll also learn how you can win a free copy of my book or Tricia’s.  So give it a listen.  You can find the interview here. You can also find the interview as a podcast here.

Finally, I have a post up at Fantastical Imaginations about writing in different fantasy genres. That post can be found here.

So there you are: three different events at three different sites.  And the blog tour rolls on.  Enjoy!

Plunder Of Souls blog tour buttonSometimes, when we rush, we do stupid things.  To that end, I somehow forgot to mention in this morning’s post (below) that I am today’s guest at John Scalzi’s “The Big Idea” blog.  I’m writing about magic systems and how they do and sometimes don’t work. Here is the link:

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/07/10/the-big-idea-d-b-jackson-2/

I hope you enjoy the post!

Plunder Of Souls bannerToday I’m visiting with my friend C.E. Murphy, who was kind enough to interview me for the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour. And I want to draw your attention to a wonderful new review of A Plunder Of Souls from Bitten by Books!! Check it out: http://bittenbybooks.com/a-plunder-of-souls-by-d-b-jackson/

The interview with Catie Murphy can be found here:

http://mizkit.com/db-jackson-returns-again/

And don’t forget that there are A Plunder Of Souls giveaways going at the following sites:

SciFiChick: http://scifichick.com/2014/07/07/d-b-jackson-guest-post/#more-22397

Drey’s Library: http://www.dreyslibrary.com/2014/07/09/julys-featured-author-d-b-jacksons-miss-sephira-pryce-holds-forth-modern-technologies/

I’ll be at ConGregate this weekend with the official A Plunder of Souls Launch Party, and then I begin my summer 2014 signing tour. Stay tuned!!

The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour stops today at Drey’s Library, for my second appearance this month, and at the blog of my agent, friend, and fellow author, Lucienne Diver. At Drey’s Library, Sephira Pryce, the beautiful and dangerous thieftaking rival and nemesis of my hero, Ethan Kaille holds forth on the best inventions of modern technology. This is a post you will not want to miss. Especially because it coincides with the start of a giveaway of a signed hardcover copy of the recently released A Plunder of Souls, the third novel in my Thieftaker Chronicles!

At Lucienne’s blog, I write about where characters end and the author begins.  In what ways am I like Ethan Kaille?  In what ways am I different?  Read the post and find out.

And, of course, A Plunder of Souls is now out in hardcover, ebook, and audio book formats and is available for purchase at all booksellers.  I hope you enjoy it.

A Plunder of Souls, by D.B. JacksonToday is release day for A Plunder of Souls!! So go ye forth and buy the book — in book format, as an audio book from Audible, or as an e-book.  Or as more than one of those!!

The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour makes several stops today to mark the release.  I’m at Magical Words with a post about character development, specifically Ethan’s interactions with Sephira Pryce.  That post can be found here.

I’m also at the blog of my friend Mary Robinette Kowal with a post about “My Favorite Bit” — the part of the new book that I love the most.  It’s a feature Mary does on her blog with lots of authors and it really is a fun post.  That one is here.

And last but not least, the good folks at SFSignal have invited me back for a post about the history behind my historical fiction.  That post can be found here.

I hope you enjoy all the posts, and I really would be grateful if you went out and got yourself a copy of A Plunder of Souls. If you haven’t yet read the other Thieftaker books, that’s okay.  Bookstores sell those, too . . .  :)

The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour rolls on today with a post at the blog of my great friend, the brilliant, talented Kate Elliott.  Kate and I have known each other for many years and long ago decided that we are siblings separated at birth. (My birth, to be specific, since she is much, much, MUCH older than I am . . .)  The post is called “Top Ten Things I Do to Help Me Write,” and it’s on the things I do to keep writing and keep at least semi-sane.  The post is here.  I hope you enjoy it.

The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour takes me to two more sites today.  I have an article up at the blog of Black Gate Magazine on “The Life and Times of a Midlist Author.”  It’s actually a follow up to an article by Garrett Calcaterra that appeared last year at Black Gate. Garrett interviewed me for the article and I thought it was an important enough subject that I should revisit it this year.  I hope you find it interesting.

I am also at Drey’s Library, where Ethan Kaille, the hero of A Plunder of Souls and the other Thieftaker books, takes readers on a brief tour of Boston as it appears in the summer of 1769.  This was a really fun post to write, and I hope you have as much fun reading it.

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