Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Strings by David Estes Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Hi guys, please welcome David Estes to the blog!! His new book Strings is available now and doesn't it sound awesome!!! Check out his fun guest post and enter the giveaway below. 

Strings Written by David Estes 
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"A wonderful retelling of the Pinocchio story…I simply couldn’t put this book down."  Rysa Walker, bestselling author of TIMEBOUND

Sometimes the strings that tie us down are the same strings that set us free. Sixteen-year-old Pia has always lived in a mysterious facility where mechanical strings control her existence. She plays apprentice to her father, Gio, in performing nanotech designs for the Company, and she soon suspects there are diabolical human forces behind the manufactured reality of her world. Though her childhood memories and the origins of the strings remain strangely elusive, she begins to find solace with the introduction of two unlikely friends: daring, irrational Sofia, and calm, tender Marco. As the truths of the past and present unravel together, Pia must find a way to free herself from her strings and escape the facility before facing the wrath of the unstable head of security, Mr. Davis. But to gain her freedom, she must navigate the dangers posed by Davis and by her suspicious new friends to find the real identity of the puppeteer. If Pia can succeed in revealing the secrets of the Company, she may very well find the independence she so desperately seeks. But in her controlled world nothing is as it seems, and the closer she gets to the truth, the graver the consequences.
Guest Post:

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Writing
By David Estes

With the launch of my new YA SciFi Fairytale Retelling, Strings, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my career as a writer, and what I’ve learned after publishing 24 books in five years. Here are my Top 10:

1. Yes, you may wear pajamas while writing in bed.

2. No, you should NOT wear pajamas while attending book signings, readings, conventions, etc., regardless of how tempting that might be.

3. Writing should be FUN. If it’s not, then you should be doing something else.

4. Writing is HARD WORK. If it’s not hard for you, then I hate you.

5. Writing is the act of removing your soul and smearing it on the pages of your book. At least that’s how it is for me.

6. Writing humorously is the most difficult kind of writing.

7. When you choose something to write about, it should be something you care about.

8. Laptops are not made to be chucked up against the wall, even when they annoy you and delete your whole manuscript. *shakes fist at laptop, but resists the urge to chuck it against the wall*

9. Writing is the easiest when you are comfortable and have consumed copious amounts of [insert beverage of choice].

10. Pets may help you with your writing, but when they sit on your keyboard, you might want to use spell check before letting anyone read your story.

A huge THANKS to Natalie for letting me come on her blog and for giving me such a fun guest post topic! My newest novel, Strings, is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback forms, and on audio (narrated by the AMAZING Kate Rudd) at Audible.com.
About the author
David Estes is the author of more than 20 science fiction and fantasy novels that have received hundreds of thousands of downloads worldwide, including The Moon Dwellers, Fire Country, Slip, Brew, and his new SciFi Pinocchio retelling, Strings. He lives in Hawaii with his inspiring Aussie wife, Adele, rambunctious son, Beau, and naughty cat, Bailey. When he's not writing, you'll likely find him at the beach swimming, snorkeling, or reading under an umbrella.
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