Monday, February 06, 2012

Guest - Kathryne Kennedy & Dewhame



Good morning all! We're participating with Kathryne Kennedy and Sourcebook's Elven Realm Blog hop today. Don't forget my reviews of these fabulous books!




Enjoy and look for special offers/prizes! Make sure you leave your answer and your email addy to enter the contest for a small desktop fountain and copies of these great books!

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Dewhame

In the realm of Dewhame, the elven lord Breden rules with his blue scepter of sea and sky. The palace is all rounded edges, with water running down the walls and statues spraying fountains of it within the courtyard. Within the palace, there are ponds with fantastical plants surrounding them, and you might occasionally see a naiad swimming about. The court dresses in gowns of silk and satin and gauze, light fabrics that aren’t weighed down by the humidity. A waterfall shimmers behind the elven lord’s throne, and wisps of vapor swirl through the throngs of courtiers: half-breed elven with pale hair and jewel-like eyes.

Excerpts featuring Dewhame, from the Elven Lords Series by Kathryne Kennedy:

The Land:
The elven lord of Dewhame had changed the land with his magic: springs spouted from meadow and wood, ponds softened any lowland, rivers and streams flowed in a wild profusion across the landscape.

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The path they rode upon curved away from the ocean again, but they had been steadily climbing and so this time the poplar trees did not block their view, and they had a fine prospect of the land of Dewhame. A wild moor spread out below them, heather blooming in a lavender blanket that rippled in the breeze and made a sort of shushing sound. A river sparkled on the far horizon, small streams flowing from it to weave through the heather like some giant spider web. Fountains of water erupted from several of the streams, glittering in the sunshine and overlaying the land with a sheen of mist.

The city and palace:
His men narrowed their eyes against the glare of the sun’s rays as they rode through the cobbled streets. It always appeared brighter in Bath, indeed, in the entire sovereignty of Dewhame, due to the reflection of the light bouncing off so much water. Small fountains of flowing urns and spouting creatures decorated every doorstep. Larger fountains stood within every square, their spray a loud hiss in the quiet morning, a cold spatter against Dominic’s face. The buildings lining the streets had been painted in muted tones of blues and greens, and they all lacked a single straight line, the walls and roofs rounded like the swell of a wave.

But they could not compare to Dewhame Palace, the home of Imperial Lord Breden. As Dominic and his men approached the looming structure, he marveled again that something so seemingly soft could be so impregnable. The walls surrounding the palace had been crafted to resemble ocean waves, one rolling atop the other to create one large barrier. Elven magic made the waves appear to actually flow, but the palace walls themselves really did move with water. It erupted from the top turrets of the palace to cascade down the ridged walls, a translucent shimmer of color in the morning sunlight.

A flood of water drenched Dominic as they passed through the open gate, and he didn’t get any drier when he reached the waterfall-surrounded courtyard. Water rained down from the palace walls and splattered from the waterfalls and swirled about his horse’s hooves. The general’s wool coat stuck to his shoulders and back and made him itch. He scowled. Wet wool stank.

The dragons:
She had heard the dragons of the six other sovereignties had different powers associated with their elven lords: the black dragon of Firehame could breathe fire; the blue dragon of Dewhame, lightning; the green dragon of Verdanthame could breathe a mist that grew tangled briars and enormous trees. The silver dragon of Bladehame spat molten metal, the brown dragon of Terrahame emitted a roar that cracked the earth, and the violet dragon of Stonehame could turn anything to stone with his breath.

Question for readers to answer to enter the contest:  
If you could be a bird or a fish, which would you be (or—do you prefer land or air)?



 Follow the Tour
Elven Realm Blogger Hop Schedule
Featuring the Elven Lords Series by Kathryne Kennedy


2/6 “Dewhame”—hosted by Star-Crossed Romance http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Small Desktop Fountain + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series









2/7 “Firehame”—hosted by Books Like Breathing http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Red Candles (battery operated) + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series






2/8 “Dreamhame”—hosted by SOS Aloha http://www.sosaloha.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Pretty Sparkly Make Up + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series







2/9 “Stonehame”—hosted by Book Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Purple Jewelry + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series


2/10 “Bladehame”—hosted by The Royal Reviews http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Sword Letter Opener + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series


2/11 “Terrahame”—hosted by Debbie’s Book Bag http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Terra Cotta Wind Chimes + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series


2/12 “Verdanthame”—hosted by Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Fairy Garden Orament + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

2/13 Elven Realm Blogger Hop Grand Prize Announcement—hosted by the Sourcebooks Buzz Blog http://www.sourcebooks.com/authors/the-buzz-sourcebooks.html
Anyone who comments on the other blogs throughout the blogger hop will be eligible for this overall grand prize, too-
Grand Prize: $100 B&N Gift Card + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series
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-- Lynda Again
    Okay, who wants a desk top fountain and a set of these fabulous books? Leave a comment answering the question and make sure you include your email addy so I can contact you. On Friday, I'll have my alien kitten, Wookie, pick the winner and runner up. We'll announce it here so check back. Oh, sorry, this contest is only available to US and Canada residents.

Have a Blessed Day!

47 comments:

Carol L. said...

This sounds like such a great series. I have the first on my TRL.
This is such an awesome tour.
I'd have to say a bird. I could change my scenery anytime I wished and not be stuck in any one place. :)
Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Diana Leigh said...

I would want to be a bird. I'd want the freedom to fly anywhere and watch the land below. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

Diana
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana Rodgers said...

Definitely a bird so I could fly high and free, changing my scenery anytime I wanted. I hope you have a successful blog tour and thanks for the great giveaway opportunities!

winnie said...

I would rather be a bird than a fish because for one thing, I being able to fly is awesome, and another is that I'll be more free to go anywhere I like whereas being a fish will limit me to the ocean.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Carol! So great to hear you enjoy the series and the tour!

Hi Diana! I would love to fly as well!

Hi Dana! Thank you so much for the good wishes!

Hi Winnie! I think bird is winning. :}

So glad to be here today, everyone!

Jean P said...

I would want to be a bird, the ability to fly everywhere would be pretty amazing. Would be able to move around from place to place.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Alyssa said...

I think I would want to be a fish and have the ability to swim everywhere. I would love to see what the ocean holds, in a natural light, so to speak.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Mmm, bird or fish? Bird - I use to own a nanday conure and he was my best friend. Plus, alright, I admit my love for Mercedes Lackey's Hawkbrothers influences this answer. I would LOVE to be a bondbird.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

catslady said...

Oh, I'm so looking forward to this third book! I would want to be a bird.I remember dreams where I am flying/soaring and it's glorious - just like this series :)

Mindy said...

Hi Kathryne,
I LOVE the blurbs about all the different Elven realms and can't wait to get my hands on the Elven Lords Series books. How many do you have planned in the series?

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

Mindy said...

To answer the question, I think I'd rather be a SMART fish please.
I LOVE the water & have waterscapes & fountains all through my house, porches & backyard.

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I would be a specific bird - A Penguin! I just love them and well there are more like a fish that a bird but a bird none the less.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Lisa
lisasworldofbooks@charter.net

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Jean! My pleasure. :}

Hi Alyssa! I can only imagine the discoveries still waiting for us in the ocean. Well said.

Hi Raonaid! Love Lackey as well, will have to check out that book!

Hi Catslady! So great to see my readers here today! And thank you for the kind comment.

Hi Mindy! So great to hear! Right now I have the three, although I left it open to write more...but I feel another world calling...:}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Whoops. Hi Lisa, must have posted at same time. My son LOVES penguins too. I put a were-penguin in one of my Relics of Merlin books. :}

Victoria said...

I would be a bird. Birds eat fish don't they ;). I like land but I also love to fly.
This series looks great. Thank you.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

carol said...

I'd have to pick a bird. They always look like they're having so much fun.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Julie W said...

This looks like such a beautiful series! I can't wait to read it:) I would definitely be a bird because I'm not really a water person!

jwitt33 at live dot com

Heather said...

I would want to be a bird, a kiwi in fact. They are a wee flightless bird but they are held in very high esteem by the people of New Zealand, so then I would also be held in high esteem.

Please enter me in the contest
heatherdpear at hotmail dot com

Pamk said...

As much as I love to swim I've always wanted to be able to fly so I am going to say a bird.
scrtsbpal at yahoo.com

Lexi said...

I would be a red tailed hawk. (can you tell I have thought of this before?) I have always loved to watch them fly, so graceful and proud. And the soft sound of wind being brushed by hundreds of feathers, such a soothing sound.

I like how Dewhame's magic has changed the land, it sounds breath taking! I can't wait to immerse myself in this world and see it through your writing!

eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Victoria! LOL, yes, they often eat fish.

Hi Carol! So true!

Hi Julie! So great to hear, thanks so much!

Hi Heather! What a unique bird to wish for. Love it!

Hi Pamk: The bird seems to be the consensus here. I'm wondering where all the mermaids are. ;}

Hi Lexi! Wonderful that you've thought of this before. You should absolutely enjoy the series. :}

Thanks a million for having me here today, Lynda! I've had a great time! Hope to see many of you at my next stop tomorrow~Hugs, Kathryne

bn100 said...

I would prefer to be a bird so I can travel around.

I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie Robinson said...

Definitely a bird. I've even been told I tilt my head to the side like a bird when listening to someone. I've also rescued two darling starlings 3 days old burning on hot cement. Their sibling was already dead. Then I let them go because they wanted to be free, to live "beyond the gilded cage."

Thanks for the contest. You have some fantastic prizes; your series looks wonderful.

M_Nark said...

First ... I love that the dragons all have different gifts! That's incredibly unique.

Bird or fish? Probably bird -- you're far less limited on where you can go, but I'm afraid of heights, so would have to get over that (unless I'm a penguin and have the best of both worlds).

Thanks for the tour!

I don't have a blog or website, but can be reached here: mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

booklover0226 said...

I would chose a bird. I like the idea of being able to fly away from predators and having the ability to have aerial view of my surroundings.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

a fish cause I dont fly so well

meandi09@yahoo.com

glittergirl said...

If you could be a bird or a fish, which would you be? I would be a bird. I have always dreamed I could fly like a bird. To be graceful and soar above rooftops would be cool.
Thanks for the giveaway!
glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

*yadkny* said...

I would be a bird... I much prefer the air since I definitely can't swim. Besides, in the air I get the best views:)

The Elven Lords Series sounds like some really great reading! I've not read too many elven books, so I'm putting these on my wishlist.

yadkny@hotmail.com

Na said...

I would choose to be a bird. That way I can see the world from above :)

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

xiaopandaTW said...

In true sci-fi/fantasy fashion, I would want to be a shape-shifter that could transform from a bird into a fish (possibly a narwhal, because they are just awesome). I love both swimming and flying (well, in a plane) but I would probably spend most of my time as a bird. I've always wanted to fly through a cloud. ^_^

miaoxixian@hotmail.com

Pauline B Jones said...

I would be a bird for sure, I would like to be a Phoenix. :-) Congrats on the releases!

aharlib said...

I would love to be bird, flying free and also enjoying the land in my nest and seeking food.

I would love to win LORD OF ILLUSIONS most of all and complete the terrific trilogy.

Thanks so much.

Amy Harlib, life long lover in NYC, of SF & F.
aharlib@earthlink.net

shadow_kohler said...

Hi! Hope your having fun on your tour! ;)
If i could be either, it would be a bird. The thought of flying, the wind in my feathers, being able to pick up and move, go anywhere. Tour the world... It sounds like paradise to me! Birds are so carefree! There beautiful, different, colorful and wild! Id love to be one. Im just not sure which bird id like to be. ;D It would be awesome exploring the rain forest. ;) Thanks!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel V said...

I would be a fish because I love to swim. These books look awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel V
pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathryn said...

If I could choose, I think I'd have to be a bird. There are so many amazing places in the world I'd love to travel to, without the inhibiton of things tying me down to earth. The freedom appeals to me :) Thanks for the opportunity!
richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

If I could choose a fish... I would cheat and become a mermaid or selkie so I could be in the water and be on land when I wanted.

~Brandy
brandyzbooks at yahoo dot com

Chelsea B. said...

I would have to pick bird, because I know not how to swim ;-)

justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

lag123 said...

I would be a fish. I absolutely love the water.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Magen Weller said...

I would definitly be a fish, I think i was born a fish anyway, plus I'm Pisces, so it fits. I love the water and spend all summer swimming in Lake Michigan. Sometimes I wish I was a Mermaid, cause I would love to live in the water forever!

Disturbed_Godsmack_Chick@Yahoo.com

Julianne said...

I'd like to be a mermaid, she's a type of fish right? I think it would be fun to be able to swim under the water for a very long time. And I would be able to talk to all the other creatures of ocean. I'd have my own cavern to live in.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Renee said...
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Renee said...

I'd love to be a bird, but I have a fear ofheights. So I'll be a fish which live in beautiful habitats. I just worry about the breathing part

rrbcpa@bellsouth.net

Pat Cochran said...

I would be a bird!

Pat Cochran
p-cochran@juno.com

Lynda K. Scott said...

Congrats to Renee and Shadow for winning the Elven Lords Blogger Tour prize for Star-Crossed Romance!

My alien kitten, Wookie, chose Renee for the Grand Prize and Shadow for the Runner Up Prize.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping here on the first stop of the Kathryne's blog tour!

Carol M said...

I would love to be a bird. It would be so much fun to be able to fly and go wherever you wanted to go!

Anonymous said...

great post !


If I had to pick I'd say a bird!

pams00 @ aol.com

Pam S (pams00) said...

great post !


If I had to pick I'd say a bird!

sorry if it double posts the page timed out.

pams00 @ aol.com