Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Bones of Makaidos - Top Speculative Fiction of 2009 List

The Bones of Makaidos has been included on Christian Fiction blog’s top speculative fiction of 2009 list.

Click here to see the list.

Sale on I Know Why the Angels Dance - Ends at New Year's

I am putting I Know Why the Angels Dance on sale until the end of 2009. For the next three days, you can buy it for $9 plus shipping. This is a great time to try the book or to purchase one for a friend.

Click here to take advantage of this sale.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas - Family Christmas Card

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Here is a link to my family’s Christmas card: http://www.dragonsinourmidst.com/ChristmasCard2009.pdf

It’s set up to print out like a card and to be folded, so the left half of the first page is page four, and the right half is page one. The second page make up pages 2 and 3.

Merry Christmas from the Davis family.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Angels Dance Reviews

If you have read I Know Why the Angels Dance, please let me know by posting a comment here and telling me what you thought of it. If you know of someone else who has read it and benefited, please let me know that as well.

Don't forget, I have a contest going on to help promote this book. Read more about it by clicking here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Starlighter Price Decrease

I heard from Zondervan today that the list price for Starlighter will be $9.99. That's a great deal for a novel of this length (between 300 and 400 pages). Because of this, I have reduced my price to $10 (the autograph is worth something, right?), and you can pre-order at that price now. Click here for my Starlighter ordering page.

Starlighter is the first book in the Dragons of Starlight series and will release in April of 2010. For more information on this book go to my blog post by clicking here. And click here for a video trailer.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Gift that Gives Forever

I posted this before, but it's worth repeating. If you're looking for an inexpensive gift that could reap eternal benefit for others, continue reading this note.

I am offering a five-copy package of I Know Why the Angels Dance for $45, including shipping. That's only $9 each, delivered, which is pretty much my cost.

As many of you know, I am donating proceeds from this book to charitable causes, so I'm not trying to make a profit. I am trusting that the books will be put in the hands of people who will benefit from its message of hope.

If you'll click here, you can take advantage of this offer.

If you want them for Christmas, there is still time, but you'll need to order soon.

Bryan Teaching at a Writers Conference

Are you interested in learning more about the craft of writing? Would you like to have me as your teacher?

If you answer yes to either question, you should check out the Florida Christian Writers' Conference. Click Here.

I will be teaching the teen track there, meaning that aspiring writers who happen to be in their teen years will be my students. That doesn't mean that only teens can come to my track. It's just that we work hard and move quickly, so some adults can't keep up :-)

Seriously, adults who are young at heart are welcome to join us.

Whether you want to join my class or not, if you're interested in an intensive few days of writing training and interaction with publishing house representatives and published authors, you might find the conference to be a valuable investment. This is the conference where I got my start. I met my publishing editor there, and that launched my career as an author.

The conference also has a blog. Click Here.

If you have any questions after reading the conference websites, please post a comment. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Contest to Promote I Know Why the Angels Dance

Since I Know Why the Angels Dance is my first novel for adults, it's not very well known yet. I hope you will help me get it publicized. Here is my idea.

The first 75 contestants who get ten people to order this book from me will receive one of the following prizes:

1. All four Dragons in our Midst MP3 audio books (10 available)
2. All four Oracles of Fire MP3 audio books (10 available)
3. The Bones of Makaidos (Paperback book) (5 available)
4. Dragons in our Midst posters. All four book covers on posters. (25 sets available)
5. Oracles of Fire posters. All four book covers on posters. (25 sets available)

If you want to participate, email me bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com, and I will send you a unique promotional code. That code can be entered by the purchaser in the web page for ordering - http://www.daviscrossing.com/angelspromo.htm Click here to see the page.

If someone uses that promotional code to order the book, he or she will get a two dollar refund on the purchase for each book ordered, and the contestant will get credit for each copy of the book ordered. When that promotional code gets ten books credited, the contestant will receive one of the prizes. The contestant will have to choose from whatever prize supply is remaining. I will inform the contestant by email when he or she has won a prize.

Once I run out of prizes, the contest will be finished, and I won't be able to award any further prizes, so working quickly will help you be one of the first 75.

When you receive your promotional code, you can promote the book through email, Facebook, Myspace, etc, as well as by posting a notice in your church. Here is sample text.

Please help me promote a wonderful new book by author Bryan Davis. I Know Why the Angels Dance is a contemporary novel that delves into one of the great struggles of our existence, the mystery of death and the afterlife. It is a Christian novel for adults and teens that is filled with emotion, passion, and spiritual insight, a great gift for anyone who needs a glimpse of light and hope.

The author is contributing all royalties to charitable groups, so this isn't a sales pitch for him. It's a way to spread a message of love and life. If you go to this web page - http://www.daviscrossing.com/angelspromo.htm - you can enter a promotional code to get two dollars off the $12 price. Here is the code - (Put your code here)

If you will forward this message to others or post it on any social network pages you have, I would appreciate it.

For more information, go to http://www.iknowwhytheangelsdance.com
I will look forward to hearing from those who want to participate. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in comments.

Monday, December 07, 2009

An Advent Poem

Joseph's Choice
Bryan Davis

A stone, O Joseph, cast a stone;
Obey the law she must have known.
A pregnant girl cannot deny
Her pose of virtue shouts a lie.

We stand beside you, stones in hand;
Just say the word to rid our land
Of harlots soiling God’s good name
By saying Yahweh is to blame.

O son of David, close your ears
To angry shouts that feed your fears,
For mercy calls with heaven’s breath
To rescue her from bloody death.

Believe her words; she tells no lie.
This virgin birth is prophesied.
Conceived by God is this new life;
Embrace her, take her as your wife.

Then Joseph looks upon his bride
Lamenting, sobbing at his side;
A stone in hand, the judge prepares;
Decide for wrath or grace to spare?

The law is clear, the sinner dies.
Yet who can judge with perfect eyes
This weeping girl who serves so well
And claims to bear Immanuel?

Believe a dream, an angel’s song?
Or trust the scribes and screaming throng?
Choose life and suffer scornful men?
Or death and never sleep again?

Again he looks at stone in hand,
A piece of rubble from the land;
It speaks of law, unyielding walls,
And spurns the sound of mercy’s calls.

While Mary weeps in sorrow’s gloom,
She carries grace within her womb,
The stone who comes to set men free,
A rock, a fount of liberty.

Then Joseph drops the stone from hell
And sets his hands on Mary’s swell.
“Believing you,” he says with tears,
“The only choice that wrests my fears.”

“And now I hold this stone of grace
Within a vessel fair of face;
I know you bring the Law of love
Who comes to us from God above.”

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Christmas Book Deals

Just in time for Christmas, I am putting some books on sale.

Raising Dragons - $9
Beyond the Reflection's Edge - $8
Eternity's Edge - $8
All three Echoes from the Edge books - $25

Autographed copies of any of these books would make a great, long-lasting gift.

Click here for my shopping page.

Live Internet Radio Show

I will be on an Internet radio program called "Aging Outside the Box" on Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 pm central time. It is a one-hour show.

Click Here for the live audio.

Here is the call-in number: 1-323-203-0815

Here is the email address for communicating during the show: Host@agingoutsidethebox.net

I hope a bunch of you can tune in and either call or email the show.