I totally agree with bse173, writers should read, and read a LOT! Here they don't have to pay for everything being pitched. Lotsa great freebies thrown around. But still... if you write a lot, you probably read a lot... and if you read my kinda writing, then why not?
Dig your blurb. Reads something like Denis Johnson meets Nelson Algren in a dark alley.
So I bought your book and I am looking forward to reading it.
You are right, nearly every thread on this forum is marketing and self-promotion - I've worked in marketing and I hated it. I hated trying to sell stuff that I thought was good. I have never felt worse about drivel that I have written than I do about seeing it on the shelf with all the other schlock that I see on Amazon.
I'll let you know what I think of your stupid book. I just hope it is not a series like "Chronicles of the Jerk - 7-11 nights - part 23 - The Jerk meet Onibroingonas"
At nineteen, Delcan wants nothing more than to break the bonds of what the world expects of him; winning the tournament at the Flarian Festival and earning a place as a squire is the only way he knows how. When he discovers his own father's secret past and his role in the kingdom's history, Delcan's life as a squire suddenly becomes complicated; when he falls in love with the princess, Aria, it turns deadly.
Dragon Fire is the story of a farmer's son and a princess who dreamed of becoming a knight. It is a coming-of-age tale set in a world where the young have no hope and the old no longer believe in magic. With compelling characters and vivid language, it is an action-packed story of romance, hope, sacrifice, and the most unlikely of heroes.