Fire Country by David Estes: Birthday Bash + Excerpt + Giveaway!

February 24, 2014 Announcement, Blog Tour, Recommendations 5

Today, Fire Country by David Estes turns one year old. In the first year since Fire Country was born, so much has happened. David signed with an agent, sold more than 10,000 books, wrote five more books and published a further three). He knew he just had to celebrate and he’d love for you to be a part of it! David owes so much of his support to the blogger community, and he wants everyone to have the chance to be a part of the Fire Country Birthday Bash.

Everyone goes home a winner, simply follow the prompts below and swipe your eCopy of Fire Country from Smashwords. Read and leave a review on Amazon if you enjoyed it. Feel free to share the code with your friends, family, neighbours and literary inclined pets.
Coupon Code: WH62C
Expiration: March 1, 2014
What’s a party without prizes? Yes, David is not only giving everyone a chance to download their own copy of Fire Country, book one in the Country Saga for free, but he’s also giving you stuff too. You could win an Amazon giftcard open internationally, U.S residents can win a signed copy of the David Estes book of your choice, or a handful of David Estes eBooks of your choice. Awesome.

Visit David via his Blog  Facebook • Twitter and via Goodreads

Pay Perry the Prickler a visit on Twitter and Goodreads

 

Also, don’t forget to check out our reviews of Fire Country and see why we love David’s books so much, the interview we had with him, plus a guest post about Romance and Dystopia!

And now, and Excerpt of Fire Country!

When I’m sixteen and reach the midpoint of my life, I’ll have my first child. Not ’cause I want to, or ’cause I made a silly decision with a strapping young boy after sneaking a few sips of my father’s fire juice, but ’cause I must. It’s the Law of my people, the Heaters; a Law that’s kept us alive and thriving for many years. A Law I fear.
I learned all about the ways of the world when I turned seven: the bleeding time, what I would hafta do with a man when I turned sixteen, and how the baby—my baby—would grow inside me for nine full moons. Even though it all seemed like a hundred years distant at the time, I cried for two days. Now that it’s less’n a year away, I’m too scared to cry.
Veeva told me all ’bout the pain. She’s seventeen, and her baby’s five full moons old and “uglier’n one of the hairy ol’ warts on the Medicine Man’s feet.” Or at least that’s how she describes Polk. Me, I think he’s sorta cute, in a scrunched up, fat-cheeked kind of way. Well, anyway, she said to me, “Siena, you never felt pain so burnin’ fierce. I screamed and screamed…and then screamed some more. And then this ugly tug of a baby comes out all red-faced and oozy. And now I’m stuck with it.” I didn’t remind her Polk’s a him not an it.
I already knew about her screaming. Everyone in the village knew about Veeva’s screaming. She sounded like a three ton tug stuck in a bog hole. Veeva’s always cursing, too, throwing around words like burnin’ and searin’ and blaze—words that’d draw my father’s hand across my face like lightning if I ever let them slip out of my mouth like they’re nothing more’n common language.
In any case, everything she tells me about turning sixteen just makes me wish I didn’t hafta get older, could stay fifteen for the next seventeen or so years, until the Fire takes me.
It’s not fair, really, that boys get to wait until they’re eighteen ’fore their names get put in the Call. I’d kill for an extra two years of no baby.

Here's a cool picture Marianne did :)

Here’s a cool picture Marianne did 🙂

 

Marianne and Jennifer

 

 

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  • Thanks for sharing ladies, this is one of my favourite books ever! I just think the writing and creativity, everything about it was amazing.

    • I really enjoyed the world building. It’s so difficult to find a dystopian with decent world building, and this one’s world building is amazing.

  • Love the graphic! I agree with Jeann, it was incredible. Besides Perry the Prickler, I loved how he created his own slang language related to the area throughout the series. Fire Country, Ice Country etc. It’s really addictive.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks so much for having me on my blog and celebrating Fire Country’s book bday with me!

    And thanks Jeann for your kind words 🙂

  • I love that picture! So awesome!! I also really love the world building in FC, and Siena is just awesome!