Monday, 4 May 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway: The Dawning of Firebird Alex by Orren Merton


Welcome to my tour stop for The Dawning of Firebird Alex by Orren Merton. The tour will consist of reviews, interviews, guest posts and spotlights and runs April 27- May 8th. Check out the tour page for more information.


The Dawning of Firebird Alex by Orren Merton
Eighteen-year-old Alexandra Gold is a Seduman: her humanity and compassion come from her deceased human mother, and her powers over spirit fire and super-human strength from her demon-like Sedu father. Collecting the first three novels inThe Sedumen Chronicles, this volume includes:
Firebird Alex: When Alex unearths her father’s Sedublade, it sets in motion a journey that challenges everything she thought she was. Rescuing her friends from another Seduman gives her a taste of the heroine she might become.
Lady Firebird: Her old nemesis, down but not out, executes a horrific plan to conquer both Earth and Sediin. It’s up to Alex to assume the mantle of Lady Firebird and hunt her adversary across universes.
Firebird Vengeance: Just when Alex thought she’d won, she discovers her victory has unleashed a horrible vengeance that threatens to destroy human and Sedu alike. In order to save everyone, she must convince skeptics in both universes that she truly is the heroine that she claims to be.
Also in this collectionFirebird Manor: In this bonus novelette, Alex and her friends unwittingly awaken a murderous eldritch horror in a beachside manor. They must defeat the monster before it kills again.


- Guest Post by Orren Merton

A day with me is filled with dogs. Big dogs. Big goofy dogs. Well, at least Reilly's goofy. He's a one year old Irish wolfhound—that's right, depending on your size, he might just be bigger than you! You can find pictures of him all over my website and Instagram feed. Luna's our giant schnauzer, and she's only half his size, but that's still big for a dog. She's twelve years old, and not all that goofy anymore, in fact she can be downright cranky, but she still smiles and wags her tail a lot. We have a fourteen year old cat, too. But Shadow doesn't really fill my day, so much as quietly curl up next to me and sleep.

I don't walk the dogs together, because frankly Reilly is too much dog to give only half my attention. So every couple of hours, I get up, and give both dogs 10-20 minute walks. But I don't mind—these walks are my favorite part of the day. It makes them happy, and seeing them happy makes me happy. Living in Southern California, more often than not the weather is glorious, so it's nice to get out and enjoy it. And walking my dogs is one of my favorite times to work out the stories that become my novels.

With the dogs occupied sniffing all the sniffs that they can sniff, I'll often replay scenes in my head, rewrite them in my head, make up dialog for the characters (this is when I probably look insane, like I'm either talking to myself using multiple personalities or engaging in really odd doggie talk). It gives me an opportunity to develop ideas without the cold light of a monitor staring back at me, or other work demanding to be done. I think I developed every single book in The Sedumen Chronicles, including the ones in progress now, while walking my dogs. I just need to make sure to not get so wrapped up in my own head that I forget to pick up after my pooches!



Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few bands, culminating in his industrial rock band Ember After. During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on his current series of YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.
AUTHOR ONLINE: Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads | Website

Orren will be giving away ecopies of his book to 5 winners of the below Rafflecopter.

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

  2. Thanks for letting me ramble about my dogs!

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