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July 18, 2012

Michael Drakich: Self-promotion (guest post)

I would like to introduce you today to Michael Drakich. He is the author of The Brotherhood of Piaxia. If you are a fan of fantasy, you might want to check out his book. I'll let Michael tell you a little more about it.

First, allow me to say thanks to Donna at Girl Who Reads for the opportunity to write a guest blog on her site. Currently, I write my own blog at Goodreads and figured writing one for this column would be a snap. I found it interesting how the change in perspective altered the message so. Rather than commentary about the publishing industry and the trials an author faces I find I need to dedicate more to the message as an advertisement of what and who I am and what I offer, a challenge to being modest. But when one really looks at things, all authors are expressive, else how could they produce the works they create.

What is a problem for many new authors is getting it right. The desire to speed the process for one’s work to reach the public sometimes oversteps the necessary requirements to ensure the product delivered is worthy. Though my first novel, Grave Is The Day, was traditionally published by a small publishing house, my latest venture, The Brotherhood Of Piaxia, is being offered as a self publication. One of the common perceptions of the public is that self published works are inferior in quality. When one is asked “What is the difference between perception and reality?” the answer is nothing if you believe it. It’s overcoming that stigma that has driven me to ensure this latest product is properly done. After a complete re-write and full editing job with my editor, Kate Richards, I feel confident that this work will not suffer the same interpretation that so many self publications do.

Early reviews have provided it with a measure of accolades.

“Great, well-rounded characters? Magic running rampant? A lost princess? Yes, this book has it all.”

“This is one of those high Fantasy books in which you will completely immerse yourself in.”

“If you love fantasy novels I think this is a great book for you.”

It is my hope that I have separated myself from the crowd.

Thank you for the opportunity to say hello.

Michael Drakich

Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own end. From
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