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Daniel and the Triune Quest Tour

In this Post…

  • Daniel and the Triune Quest Visual Tour
  • Release Party Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

 Daniel and the Triune Quest Visual Tour

Some of you may recall that prior to Daniel and the Sun Sword’s release, I posted a video touring the ruins and towns featured in the book. Well, here’s your complementary (2.5 minute) visual tour of the backdrop for Daniel and the Triune Quest. 

Enjoy!

 

 

You can also check out the video on my Videos page.

 


Release Party Poll

Also, thanks for everyone who’s voted so far!

If you haven’t already, let your voice be heard.

Vote now!

 


Find me…

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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$15.00 + tax

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Cover Reveal for Daniel and the Triune Quest!

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  • Cover Reveal and Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

Cover Reveal

You’ve waited patiently…you’ve suffered…and now (drum roll please), here is the cover for

Daniel and the Triune Quest!

 

 

And while I’m waiting on the official 3d version from the publisher, here’s my own attempt at one:

 

 


Release Party Poll

Vote now!

 


Find me…

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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$15.00 + tax

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Editing…My Life

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  • Editing…My Life
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

Editing…My Life

As I’ve begun editing again, I’ve been thinking about how characters in young adult stories—even really believable characters—have very clear steps toward growth. Even in a series where growth happens slowly over the course of several books, there is usually a satisfyingly clear progression from callous to sensitive, cynical to trusting, and/or cowardly to courageous.

Think about Harry Potter: I could’ve punched him in the forehead in The Order of the Phoenix, but by the end of Half-Blood Prince I was his friend again. And then there’s Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What a turd. But once he’s rescued from the witch and Aslan gives a lecture, he’s fast-tracked to army commander in the service of the Lion. And who could forget the tortured growth of Katniss Everdeen, Percy Jackson’s epic path to heroism, or Daniel’s flight from orphan to son. But…

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Daniel and the Triune Quest…It’s Official!

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  • Updates: Daniel and the Triune Quest…It’s Official
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

It’s Official

Earlier this week, I signed a contract with Dove Christian Publishers, and Daniel and the Triune Quest has been slated for publishing this May! Needless to say, I’ve already been busy with pre-publication, which is always exciting.

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And, in seeming celebration, Daniel and the Sun Sword was once again in the Amazon Top 100 for my categories!

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It’s been an exciting week, and I look forward to sharing the process with you once again.

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeReview D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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$15.00 + tax

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Amazon Ranking, Updates, and Thanks

In this Post…

  • Amazon Ranking, Updates, and Thanks
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ Amazon Ranking, Updates, and Thanks♦

 You know the book rankings on Amazon.com? The ones you may or may not even know exist because you’re a normal, well-adjusted person with more important things to do with your time? Well, authors obsess over them, and being in the top 100 in your browsing categories is something to celebrate. And this past week (drum roll please…) Daniel and the Sun Sword was #66!

D&SS Amazon Ranking

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Also, I had a lot of fun talking with budding authors at the book signing at Red House Bookstore last weekend. Keep writing. Keep writing. Keep writing.

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And finally, a hearty thanks to Teressa Nyman at Red House Bookstore for having me!

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Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeAmazon Is Open For Reviews!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

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 Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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$15.00 + tax

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Live at Lunch and Book Signing

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  •  Live at Lunch and Book Signing
  • Written a book? Submit a query for a critique! 
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ Live at Lunch ♦

Last week I had the opportunity to go on WTVY’s Live at Lunch segment to plug the book signing at Red House Bookstore on June 11th.
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Writers usually prefer to be hidden behind a computer screen or bent over a notebook scrawling out ideas for their latest chapter, not up in front of people and definitely not on TV! But, I survived.

So, come on down to the book signing on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 at Red House Bookstore in Dothan.

Get a book.

Get it signed.

Find out how you can get published.

Bam.

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Written a Book? Submit a Query for Critique!

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Got a dusty manuscript somewhere that’s dying to be published?

Writing a query letter but need some direction?

Well, come on down to Red House Books on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 to get some tips on how to see your book through from start to finish. The first twenty to submit query letters* will receive a critique!

Copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword will be available through the bookstore, so click here for the Facebook Event page where you can RSVP. You can also do so by calling (334)-792-1475.

*Submissions can be sent to nathan.lumbatis@gmail.com and will be given back to authors in person on the day of the book signing and publishing presentation.

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Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeAmazon Is Open For Reviews!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

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 Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
Buy Now Button
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Gator in Real Life

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  • Gator in Real Life •
  • Written a book? Submit a query for a critique! 
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ Gator in Real Life ♦

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It’s true! Last week, I was sent these pictures from a reader who did a book report on Daniel and the Sun Sword. She dressed up like Gator, Daniel’s obnoxious and barbaric adoptive sister.

I have it on good authority that she made a 103%. And rightly so. Well done!

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Written a Book? Submit a Query for Critique!

Red House Books Facebook Event Photo

Got a dusty manuscript somewhere that’s dying to be published?

Writing a query letter but need some direction?

Well, come on down to Red House Books on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 to get some tips on how to see your book through from start to finish. The first twenty to submit query letters* will receive a critique!

Copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword will be available through the bookstore, so click here for the Facebook Event page where you can RSVP. You can also do so by calling (334)-792-1475.

*Submissions can be sent to nathan.lumbatis@gmail.com and will be given back to authors in person on the day of the book signing and publishing presentation.

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Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeAmazon Is Open For Reviews!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

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 Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
Buy Now Button
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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