Monday, September 28, 2015

Kandi J. Wyatt's Dragon's Future Guest Post & Giveaway

Have you ever dreamed of riding a dragon?
Enter Below
Dragon's Future
by Kandi J. Wyatt

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Dragon Courage - Book 1
Publication Date: August 10, 2015
Publisher: UPdrift
ISBN-13: 2940151086752
Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy
Print Length: 260 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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 Every child of Woolpren dreams of becoming one, but only a few are chosen. Now, ten-year-old twin brother and sister, Ruskya and Duskya, have been selected to join an elite group of riders: dragon riders. Full of awe and excitement, the twins leave their mother, and their home, to train for their new lives.

Fifteen years later, dragons are becoming extinct and riders are rare. One day, Ruskya is at the general store in town when a man announces that he is recruiting new dragon riders. Ruskya goes undercover, and discovers that there is another colony of riders with their own agenda—a quest to find a mysterious plant that could restore the dragon population, or destroy it. When a battle erupts between the two colonies, it’s up to Ruskya and his friends to fight for their dragons’ future, and their lives.

Follow Ruskya’s quest as he finds courage and friendship in this exciting middle grade fantasy series by new author Kandi J Wyatt.

Dragon's Future by Kandi J. Wyatt

Dragon's FutureHave you ever dreamed of being able to ride a dragon? In the land where dragons are real and choose their rider for a lifetime bond, a brother and sister will discover a new life, new bonds and a life of honor. Ruskya and Duskya are twins and as ten-year-olds, they have been chosen by dragons to train to be part of an elite force of riders.

As they grow with their dragons, things are changing, dark times are coming. The dragons are becoming extinct, there are no new hatchlings and Ruskya is determined to find out why. Does it have anything to do with another group of riders from another land who appear dark and threatening? It is said there are magical plants with the power to save or destroy the dragons and they must be found before it is too late. What other discoveries will they make along the way and how does it relate to the twins?

Kandi J. Wyatt has created a middle-grade fantasy adventure filled with magic, heroes and wondrous dragons. Ms. Wyatt opens the door to reading, imagination and places her readers in the moment of each scene. So many mysteries are woven into the fabric of this tale, some heartbreaking, some enlightening and some perhaps still not answered. With characters of honor, filled with patience and kindness, as well as evil doers, there is no doubt that each child will be able to make a choice in their mind of which side to cheer for. Breathtaking action, descriptions that will make one feel the joy of flying on these majestic beasts while actually feeling their scales come alive under Kandi J. Wyatt’s pen. (And not to ruin the secret, there are subtle lessons along the way, but don't tell the kids!)

Give a child the gift of reading, the magic of other worlds and heroes that are larger than life while not being perfect. Highly recommended as a family discussion book afterwards, so go ahead, you know you want to read it and feel the magic yourself! Just remember, those flames are NOT for toasting marshmallows!


A Special Guest Post from Kandi J. Wyatt

Everyday Heroes


As my fourth grade son stomped out the door to the bus, I picked up the phone and dialed the now memorized number.

"Hi, Carol," I greeted the school secretary. "Is Candy available?"

Soon I was on the line with the instructional aide. "Aaron's having a bad day."

That was enough to set her in motion. As soon as the bus arrived, she greeted Aaron, cajoled him to join her in her room off of the cafeteria, and by the time the bell rang for school to start he was ready to learn.

This scenario played itself out repeatedly for about two years. Then Aaron moved on to middle school. He didn't change buildings and problems didn't improve; he just didn't need Candy to start his day. Instead, he had her husband as his shop teacher at the end of the day.  Aaron pleaded with me not to schedule appointments at the end of the day. He wanted to be there for Tony's class. It was his one and only reason for going to school.

Finally, by high school my son had figured out how to get along with other students and make it through school. Although Tony had retired from the school district, Aaron's favorite classes were wood and metal shop. By his senior year, he knew more than the new wood shop teacher. After graduation, Aaron went on to the local community college. He found his niche in the metal shop with none other than Tony, his junior high shop teacher!

Aaron graduated with an associate’s degree in welding. This degree would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of two people, a husband and wife, who took an interest in my son at an early age. I know that those kinds of instructional aides and teachers still exist in schools today. They are the unsung heroes who often never hear a thank you. Today, I want Tony and Candy to know that they are appreciated. They got my son through school and college.



Kandi J Wyatt is a wife, mother of five, teacher, artist, and author. In her free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories and Christmas programs, and drawing with graphite and colored pencils. Portraits are her specialty. Kandi also enjoys photography, thanks to her photographer husband who has let her join his journey as both his model and apprentice, and she occasionally serves as his assistant when he needs a “light stand with feet.”  

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Also by Kandi J. Wyatt
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26721506-the-one-who-sees-me?ac=1
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Kandi J. Wyatt is offering a
$25 Gift Card
(International where allowed)
PLUS
A Print Copy of Dragon's Future
(U.S. Only)
Ends October 12, 2015

24 comments:

  1. I love heroes! To be honest though, my hero is always going to be Jesus in my life :D But I have a lot of respect for my mother too. She came from a rough background and became who she is today as well as growing up four girls. That takes hard work!

    http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/09/nails-extravaganza-girl-meets-boy.html

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    1. Olivia, Jesus is also my hero. He has been a close friend since I was little.
      Your mom sounds like she has overcome a lot of hurdles. I'm so glad she was able to raise you and her sisters.

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  2. My parents. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Parents are awesome heroes. My dad shows me what day in and day out courage is like.

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  3. My heroes are my four house bunnies, Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. They make me smile every day!

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    1. Claudette, having someone or something that makes you smile is a good thing to have in life.

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  4. Your personal story was very sweet and inspiring! It is nice to hear your son majored in welding, very noble! My personal hero is my father. He's now deceased but his kindness and integrity continue to inspire me. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. Collenga, You are welcome. I am quite proud of my son.
      A father with integrity is very important. I'm glad that yours continues to inspire you.

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  5. I have a group of people who are absolutely platinum star people - Sight Support Derbyshire here in the UK are a fantastic charity that makes a huge difference to people who are blind or vision impaired. They help us all out when needed and they make sure nobody is left sitting at home if they would rather be out doing things

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    1. Patanne1, that group sounds amazing! It would be fun to be a part of it. I'm glad you have people like this in your life.

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  6. My personal hero is my mother. We didn't have an abundance of money when I was growing up, but somehow she always got us what we needed and often what we wanted, too. On every birthday and Christmas my siblings and I made out like bandits, receiving far more than we probably deserved. She sacrificed in so many areas of her life so that we could have the things we wanted. She's also far and away the best cook I've ever known.

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    1. Ty, your mom sounds like a wonderful person. Having those memories makes your life richer. Maybe now you can help repay her for some of those sacrifices.

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    1. Corey, what does your husband do to make him your hero. I agree, though; my husband has made my day numerous times and is my knight in shining armor.

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  8. My Mom is my hero. She will always be my hero. With that being said, I'm so excited about these books! Going to check the first one out now!

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    1. Fee, Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  9. I think the guest post will give others hope for a child that needs that extra bit of help. Glad to hear he is doing well. Shows how small the world is when he found his teacher at college. :-) If I had to choose a hero, it would be my hubby, Mr Wonderful. He takes me outside of my comfort zone which enables me to do things I would not have done without him. He has broadened my world and made me a happier person.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Sherry,
      I agree it will give hope. Aaron finding his teacher in ├žollege wasn't all that amazing since we live in a small community; however, my first grade teacher was my college teacher who taught me how to teach. The fact that we both had teachers in college that were in our earlier years is amazing. :)
      Your husband sounds like mine. Going outside of our comfort zone is good. Sometimes we need someone to push us there.

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  10. My Hero is my husband who is always there to help, fix things and serve.

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    1. That sounds like a good hero to have. Serving and fixing make for a good leader.

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  11. My family is a group of nerds, so there are too many heroes to name. I would have to say that my favorite superheroes are Batman and Captain America. My personal hero, on the other hand, is my mother.

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  12. I like Captain America too. Batman has changed so much depending on the version. I like some of how he is portrayed--kind and upholding the law rather than above the law and only after revenge.
    A mother is a good hero.
    When you say nerds do you mean computers, games, or some other genre?

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  13. My everyday hero is my daughter. She is a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, friend, even with all the challenges she has had in her life.

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  14. My personal hero would have to be my father because he's always there to help when I need it and sacrifices so much to do that.

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