Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Dark Eagles – Wells in Desolation by David R. Smith

The Dark Eagles – Wells in Desolation

With his faithful friends and mystical stone, Kief sets out on his greatest adventure yet, to

seek passage across the dangerous seas in search of the dreaded Wells in Desolation. But

there is more to fear than enemy soldiers and the pillaging rogues of the sea as others seek

the power of the stone.

Kief encounters new friends that help him along his journey and reveal secrets about his

past and destiny. But one truth threatens to doom the fate of The Dark Eagles...

Wells in Desolation Quote

The wind howled, the long pine branches bending and pitching in the darkness. The streets

were empty save the dancing shadows from the flickering lampposts.

“Who is that?” Tarc whispered above the whistling wind.

“I have no idea,” Kief replied, taking cover behind the tree.

The figure mounted a black horse; the great animal dressed on its head and chest with

tarnished steel plates of armor that cast dull reflections in the lamplight. On the horse’s

bridle were long decorative tassels; behind him he carried heavy saddlebags, as if he’d

journeyed from afar. Swift as the winds that blew, the mysterious stranger galloped past

Kief and Tarc…

About the Author

David was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of his childhood on a farm in Heber

City, located in the Wasatch Mountains. He loved exploring the mountains on his horse

looking for adventures to follow. Growing up, he wanted to be a movie director and used his

own Super 8 camera to make silent movies with his friends and brothers and sister. Instead

he earned a Bachelors in Engineering at the University of Utah. While there, he met the love

of his life, Jenelle, and they were blessed with three amazing sons: Josh, Tate, and Porter.

David later earned his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University

and pursued a path in the corporate world. But his creative side continued to tug at him

for years until finally through the encouragement of his wife and boys, he realized that it's

never too late to follow your dream. So David set off to write an epic adventure of a boy and

his horse and created a story of freedom, adventure, love, courage and sacrifice. When he's

not writing, David enjoys outdoor activities with his family, and especially loves surfing

with his three boys in Southern California where he resides.


The Deseret News and others are reviewing it now but I won’t have anything in time for

your post on Saturday.

Letter from a Fan

Hi Mr. Smith!

I received your new book in the mail yesterday and am already on page 214! Thank you

so much for sending it to us! It's an AMAZING story!! I love how Kief and Tarc and Flinch

banter with each other. That's how people are in real life, and it's hilarious! Most times

writers won't put the real conversation aspect into their stories. I laughed out loud several


The plot you are unraveling is so epic and cool and I love all the action. The most gripping

scenes come when you least expect them which makes the story one you can hardly put

down. I had trouble even writing you this email because I so badly want to keep reading!

You have me greatly anticipating what's going to happen with Tramillian and his dog's

secret message, and also the lost White Stone. Most of all I like Kief's courage and Tarc's

unsteadiness in the swinging bridge scene; it shows that while they are heroes, the boys are

still human and susceptible to fear and injury like anyone else. This helps people relate to

them which is a wonderful thing to be able to do with a character in an awesome story like


In short, I am greatly thrilled with Wells in Desolation and can't wait to get back to reading

it. I wish you the best of success with other readers and hope that everyone who reads the

Dark Eagles series realizes your true passion for telling the kind of story that inspires a

reader's heart.

Thank you so much again for sending me this amazing story!!



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Count Down for The Watchers

A friend on mine made a count down for  the first book of The Watchers Series release date.

I would LOVE for all my blogging friends to help by sharing the count down on the side bar of their blog.


For Blogger:
I went to “Layout”
Then “Add a Gadget”
Then “Configure HTML/JavaScript”
Then I copied and pasted the below script to make the count down:

<a href=""> <div style=" text-align:center; background-image:url(; background-position:center; background-size: 100% auto; width:161px; height:54px; padding-top:200px; "> <span id='pageinval34' style='text-align:center; font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:12px; color:#FFFFFF; font-weight:bold;'> </span> </div> </a> <script type="text/javascript">function countdown_load2(){var the_event="Until Release";var on_event="Released";var yr=2014;var mo=09;var da=01;var hr=0;var min=0;var sec=0;var month='';var month=new Array("Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec");var bottom_event="";var now_d=new Date();var now_year=now_d.getYear();if (now_year < 1000)now_year+=1900;var now_month=now_d.getMonth();var now_day=now_d.getDate();var now_hour=now_d.getHours();var now_min=now_d.getMinutes();var now_sec=now_d.getSeconds();var now_val=month[now_month]+" "+now_day+", "+now_year+" "+now_hour+":"+now_min+":"+now_sec;event_val=month[mo-1]+" "+da+", "+yr+" "+hr+":"+min+":"+sec;difference=Date.parse(event_val)-Date.parse(now_val);differenceday=Math.floor(difference/(60*60*1000*24)*1);differencehour=Math.floor((difference%(60*60*1000*24))/(60*60*1000)*1);differencemin=Math.floor(((difference%(60*60*1000*24))%(60*60*1000))/(60*1000)*1);differencesec=Math.floor((((difference%(60*60*1000*24))%(60*60*1000))%(60*1000))/1000*1);if(document.getElementById('pageinval34')){if(differenceday<=0&&differencehour<=0&&differencemin<=0&&differencesec<=1&&now_day==da){document.getElementById('pageinval34').innerHTML=on_event;}else if (differenceday<=-1){document.getElementById('pageinval34').innerHTML="Event : "+on_event+" : passed";}else {document.getElementById('pageinval34').innerHTML=differenceday+"d "+differencehour+"h "+differencemin+"m "+differencesec+"s "+bottom_event;} }setTimeout("countdown_load2()",1000);}countdown_load2();</script>

I know there are several other popular blogging sites such as Wordpress.
I’ve never used these before. If you are a Wordpress fan or other type of blogging site guru, I would love to get the directions of how to post it.

Go ahead and leave a message or you can email me at EdenLiterary (a) gmail (dot) com

Here is the release poster you can share as well:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

ANWA Writer's Conference

We took a trip to Phoenix where I taught two classes to a bunch of amazing authors.
Time Management for Creative People (soon to be a book)
and Creating a Children's Book

Here are a few pictures I snapped:

·                                 This is our friend Adam Sidwell who wrote Evertaster. See Website here:

We will be getting together more often 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Galdoni Book 3: Out of Darkness by Cheree Alsop

Galdoni Book 3: Out of Darkness is about Reece, one of the first Galdoni allowed to go to school as part of the integration program. He combats hostility, hypocrisy, and his own instincts to fight until the day Ava walks into the classroom. Reece is torn by the way he is drawn to the female Galdoni and what she believes about him. When a threat attacks the school, Reece confronts pain, fear, and heartache to ensure that Ava, the school, and the rest of the Galdoni will never again become a target.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


The Watchers Series has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural.

The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Traditional Apocrypha, the Pearl of Great Price and the Kabbalah.

“The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness.
Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad.

Knight of Light Book #1 (Release date September 1, 2014)
Although the mythology is based on these texts, Deirdra Eden’s "The Watcher’s Series" is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions.

Hidden Fire Book #2 (Release date February 4, 2015)

Auriella, an other-worldly warrior born in human form, is not the only one with extraordinary powers she must keep secret from humans. There are others like her, both good and evil, including Orion, the Scottish warrior who pursues a romantic relationship with Auriella which threatens her political standing and creates a deadly love triangle. But sometimes there is no right choice, and the man she is about to marry will make her the queen of apocalyptic evil and destruction.

The series starts in medieval times and takes us through modern day. The finale to this epic tale has the Watchers preparing for Armageddon. They desperately hold off the Shadow Legions that threaten to initiate the end of the world the complete genocide of the human race.

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