It’s no secret that I love winter. It’s been snowing lightly outside for days now, and the world is white and beautiful here. But not everybody loves winter, and a large number of people seem to hate February in particular with a higher degree of intensity. It’s gray, it’s cold, the excitement of Christmas is over, and to add insult to injury everybody’s least-favorite Hallmark-invented holiday arrives in the middle of the month to either guilt us into reminding our loved ones that we love them, or to make us feel lonely if we don’t have a significant other.
Enter FANTASY MONTH! A month-long celebration of all things fantastical, that will whisk you away on a virtual vacation and help speed along the month of February.
And that’s why I created this event. Because February gets a lot of grief, and there should be something done about it.
I honestly can’t believe this is the fifth year that I’ve been running this blogging event. It has been such a fun event to run, and I am so thrilled that so many of you seem to enjoy it with me.
I try to have a theme ever year, and this year, we’re focusing on World Building and Fantasy Creatures! I’ve got a ton of epic blog posts lined up for you in which we will take a closer look at the world building of some of our favorite fantasy realms, and then we’ll deep-dive into creating a whole new world and look at what is involved in that. There will be posts on every day except Sunday (yes, I’m already exhausted and the month has barely begun, but who cares! We’ll sleep when we’re old). I also have some awesome guest posters joining us each week, and many other bloggers already planning to join the fun through the link-up, as well.
The end of this month also marks the 8th birthday of King’s Warrior (and technically its paradoxical 2nd birthday, since I released it on Leap Day), so I’m having an epic giveaway to celebrate!
And if you want to join the fun, there are several ways you can do so.
You can enter the giveaway, leave comments on blog posts (you can get an entry a day just by leaving comments on various blog posts), if you have a blog of your own feel free to join the link-up (instructions below), or just read and share the posts with your friends on social media!
FEBRUARY IS FANTASY MONTH BLOG LINK-UP
The rules are simple:
1. Write a blog post about anything fantasy related. (Literally anything. You don’t even have to follow this year’s topic, though I’ll give you bonus points if you do… not that those bonus points are worth anything extra…. *grin* but truly, any fantasy topic is fair game. Fantasy book/movie/tv show reviews also count! If you don’t want to come up with your own post idea, then feel free to grab the Tag (I’ll be posting that on Monday) and use that as your fantasy month post).
2. Refer somewhere in the post that you are doing this for February is Fantasy Month and link back to this blog.
3. Put your post’s URL in the link up.
4. Have fun!
And that’s all there is to it! Simple, right?
Because someone asked: if you write more than one fantasy-related post, PLEASE FEEL FREE to post the URL here for multiple posts! This is a month-long celebration of fantasy and we don’t want to miss any of your fabulous musings on the subject. So you are definitely welcome to join the link-up more than once!!!
Join the Link-up – remember, this year, joining the link-up with your first post gets you 5 entries in the giveaway!
The Epic Giveaway
Due to the massive amounts of treasure required to send anything larger than a letter via dragon these days, all physical giveaway items are open to US addresses only unless otherwise noted.
1 complete e-book set of The Minstrel’s Song series (open internationally)
1 paperback copy of Five Poisoned Apples
1 paperback copy of Orphan’s Song by Gillian Bronte Adams (original cover)
1 paperback set of The Story Peddler + The Story Raider by Lindsay A. Franklin
1 paperback copy of the Paws, Claws, and Magic Tales anthology
1 paperback copy of the Mythical Doorways anthology
1 signed paperback of your choice from J.L. Mbewe’s Hidden Dagger Trilogy
1 ebook copy of The Cursed Flame by Selina J. Eckert (international)
Cursed Flame Bookmarks
1 audiobook code for Horseman by Kyle Robert Shultz
Set of Awesome Fantasy Bookmarks
1 Castle Magnet
1 King’s Warrior key-chain
1 Minstrel’s Call Bag of Holding
What do you think? Does this month sound like it’s going to be an epic blast or what? Which of these prizes would you most like to win? Leave me a comment letting me know! I will do my best to match up winners with their desired prizes.
You can gain entries in a variety of ways, but the way to earn the most entires is by coming to the #FantasyMonth event and commenting on blog posts! You can get one entry each day through comments! You can also gain entries over on Instagram or Twitter by participating in the photo challenge. Here are the prompts for each day (no prompts on Sundays).
Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the Fantasy Month fun: Subscribe to my blog today! (I can’t figure out how to add it as a link to this post, but it’s right up there at the upper right-hand corner of the blog if you’re on a computer).