Blog Tour: The Star Dwellers (Guest Post from Tristan Nailin)

The Star Dwellers is heeeeeere! :"> 

Bonjour! :D Okayyy. I'm so excited! One of my the best dystopian series of 2012 is hereeeeee! The first of the trilogy, The Moon Dwellers, was released in June 30, 2012. If you haven't read it, you better do! It's an action-packed-slash-romance novel that will surely captivate you! :D

The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1)
Click here for my review! :)

As for the moment, The Star Dwellers, which is the sequel, is stopping by guys, so you better brace yourselves because we're privilege to have a special character guest post from no less than the son of the Tri-Realms President, Tristan Nailin! :"> *squeal*

A Prelude to The Moon Dwellers

A passage taken from the diary of Tristan Nailin, a sun dweller and the eldest son of President Nailin, ruler of the Tri-Realms, in the year 497 P.M. (Post-Meteor), two years before The Moon Dwellers was written.

My mom didn’t show up for dinner tonight.

Come to think of it, I haven’t seen her all day. Although my schedule was jam-packed—sword training all morning, an interview for a silly telebox show in the early afternoon, a painful two hours of “life lessons” from my father in the late afternoon (where the President “his highness” imparted his unending wisdom upon my brother and me), and barely a half hour to myself to clean up and get ready for dinner—I would still usually cross paths with my mom at some point. But not today. And now she isn’t at dinner, which is very unusual, her designated spot at the foot of the table empty save for the untouched place setting.

“Where’s Mom?” I ask from the center of our mile-long table.

From the head, my father looks up from his juicy prime beef. “She’s gone,” he says so matter-of-factly I think it’s a joke.

“Gone?” I snort. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

There’s no compassion in my father’s dark stare. “Are you dumb, boy? Gone means gone. Vanished, disappeared. She left you.” He wears a smirk, like the joke’s on me.

“She wouldn’t do that,” I say firmly. I know she wouldn’t. She loves me. My brother, Killen, too, who sits across from me watching our exchange with unreadable eyes.

“She would and she did,” the President says. “Her handmaiden found her cupboard empty this morning. She packed up as if she’s never coming back. If you’re ever going to be a man, Tristan, you have to face the truth. She’s abandoned you.”

But that’s not a truth I can face. Not now—not ever. She didn’t leave. She was driven away.

“You did this,” I growl. For a second my father’s face is vulnerable, his eyebrows raised, as if I’ve struck a nerve. A moment later, he’s himself again, unflappable. 

“Watch your tone, son,” he says back, his voice simmering with hot coals.

I know not to push him too far, but tonight I can’t stop myself. “I hate you,” I say through clenched teeth. Pushing back my chair, I add, “I’m going to find her.”

Before I can get to my feet, he’s up and moving, barreling around the table, his face a swirling mixture of wrath and fire and his idea of discipline. I’ve seen him bad, but never this bad, and it takes me by surprise, so much so that I’m frozen for a split-second, just enough time for him to reach me.

There’s no hesitation in him as he towers over me; despite my recent growth spurt, he’s still taller by a head. And his frame is that of a man, chiseled from his daily personal training sessions, while I, though athletic, still sport the body of a boy. The strike comes so fast I have no time to react.


My head snaps back as the vicious uppercut lands just beneath my chin. Still half on the plush red velvet cushion of my cast-iron chair, I feel my feet tangle with the chair legs as I go down in a heap, unwittingly pulling the heavy seat on top of me. Pain is shooting through my jaw but I don’t even have time to massage my chin before my father’s vise-like hands are clutching the top of my tunic, pulling me to my feet, and then further, lifting me in the air, my legs dangling helplessly beneath me.

I’m looking down at my father, and I feel the warm trickle of blood from my mouth. I must’ve bitten my tongue when he hit me. Out of the corner of my eye I see Killen watching, his face that of a ghost, white and powdery. I look back at my father when he shakes me, once, twice, thrice, a reminder of the power he holds over me.

“You will NOT speak to me like that!” he spits out. “If anyone’s to blame for your mother’s disappearance”—another shake—“it’s you.”

He drops me, and although I land on my feet, my legs are weak and rubbery, unable to sustain my weight as my knees crumble beneath me. His shadow looms over me and I shudder. Why won’t he just let me be, leave me to my own grief? Because that’s not who he is. I suspect that his cold, uncaring shell of a heart stopped beating years ago.

“You will not leave this house again until I say so,” he commands, and despite the rebellion in my heart, I know I’ll obey him. But someday, when I’m stronger, I won’t.

I never saw my mother again.

The Star Dwellers 

Early praise for The Star Dwellers

 Estes´s creative genius continues to shine in this installment. We get quite a few questions answered and more are raised.”
Author Christie Rich

This is easily becoming one of the best dystopian books I've read.”
Lolita  Goodreads

The Star Dwellers surpassed all of my expectations and more. I was just completely amazed and thrown back into this fantastic world and left dying to know what will happen next.
Kayleigh Goodread

Early praise for the author

“David Estes you are a genius! This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I felt such intense emotion to the main characters and their cause.”
Tina Donelly Goodreads

“Another fantastic book by David Estes that had me gripped straight away”
Adele Goodreads

Blog Tour Dates
Oct 1th – Oct 19th 2012

Oct 1st
Author Info, Book Blurb, Cover & Giveaway (paperback)

Oct 2nd
.- Terri My Book Boyfriend.
Excerpt 1

Oct 3rd
.- Zuleeza 
Review & Giveaway

Oct 4th
Alana http://darkobsessionchronicles.blogsp...
Interview and Character Bio (Adele)

Oct 5th
.- Rachel
Guest post 1

Oct 6th
.- Kayleigh
Review & Giveaway

Oct 7th
.- Roxy Kade 
Excerpt 2

Oct 8th
.- Alana 
Character Bio (Tristan)

Oct 9th
.- Martha 

Oct 10th
.- Katrina http://www.athousand-lives.blogspot.c... 
Character Guest post 2

Oct 11th

Oct 12th
.- April Http://myparanormalbookreview.blogspo... 
Characetr Bio (Tawni)

Oct 13th
.- Marni 
Guest post 2 

Oct 14th
.- Shieka 

Oct 15th
.- Tana http://tana-someofmyfavoritebooks.blo... 
Excerpt 3

Oct 16th
.- The Cover Contessa 
Interview & Review

Oct 17th
.- Laurice 
Character Guest Post 1

Oct 18th
.- Marissa http://beneaththemoonandstars.blogspo... 
Character Bio (Roc)

Oct 19th
Review and closing giveaway TMD &TSD paperback

About the author

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table

Author of the Evolution Trilogy

The Star Dwellers Synopsis:

After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers. 

Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the star dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.

Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the sun dweller soldiers destroy her family?

Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways?

Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?

In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die.


David Estes said...

Aww wow, thanks Laurice!! As always, your blog looks AMAZING! I truly hope your readers enjoy The Moon and And Star Dwellers!!

laurice-with-love said...

Aww. Thank you! :') I'm glad you liked it! :D Am praying for the success of The Moon Dwellers and The Star Dwellers! :D Whhheeee. Can't wait for The Sun Dwellers! :D

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