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Monday, April 10, 2023

Blog Tour-THE FIRST DARK SORCERER by @AbbyArthurBooks With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @RockstarBkTours

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE FIRST DARK SORCERER by Abby Arthur Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Abby Arthur

Pub. Date: August 22, 2022

Publisher: Abby Arthur

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 270

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/THE-FIRST-DARK-SORCERER

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription!

An awkward wizard. An aspiring ballerina. And a dark god with a wicked vendetta.

Clyde Blitzkurr is devastated. Rejected by every reputable magic academy in the realm, this seventeen-year-old aspiring wizard resolves to make his sister’s dream come true. But things take a turn when a demon tries to kill him.

Aylee Blitzkurr’s deepest desire is at hand. Accepted to the most prestigious dance academy, this sixteen-year-old ballerina is a breath away from becoming a principal dancer. But when her brother’s life is threatened, and ghosts start leaving cryptic messages, fighting for Clyde’s wellbeing takes precedence.

The siblings begin to uncover dangerous secrets connecting them to a vengeful god. Neither is safe. Clyde must grasp the untapped power he possesses. Aylee must discover the courage to face her darkest fears. If they do not, they will lose more than their lives … they will miss their destiny. And the realms are counting on them.

Phantom of the Opera meets Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel in this young adult epic fantasy!

Escape to a world imbued with magic and the paranormal. Find mermaids, demons, dragon shifters, elves, wizards, sorcery, and a healthy dose of fantastical ballet. This exciting book for teens is for boys, girls, and everyone in between.


A selection of comments left by Amazon reviewers.

"This is a must read for any fantasy lover!"
"A well-written page turner full of unexpected twists"

"You will enjoy the magic, demons, and epic battles with swords and sorcery."

"I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!! The style of this book is out of this world. I love that I was able to picture myself in the book while all of this happened."

"I can really appreciate how well this book was written. The characters are interesting and intriquing, and the plot keeps you guessing."

"The world is very magical, and it's the perfect beach read."

"The descriptions and world building were dynamic. The dialogue was great. The characters bounced off each other. I recommend this to fans of anime and epic fantasy."

"It is very well written book. Character[s] come to life right off the page."

"I loved the steampunk vibe to this book [...] enjoyed the magic, demons and epic battles with swords and sorcery."

"Seriously, the author did a great job creating a super interesting setting."


Grab book 2, THE FIRST DARK GODDESS now!


Excerpt 2 – Aylee POV

“Students, please give him space.” Madam Ruelle looks us all over, and there’s this underlying threat in her gaze. It says if we act out of line in front of the most important man in our lives, there will be drills galore in our future.

“Oh, this is going to be good,” Mr. Taylo says not-so-quietly to Sedric. They both watch as Nori moves to the center of the room. 

“What song shall we play?” Madam Ruelle asks Nori. 

He doesn’t need a translation for that, but answers something in his fast-paced Kuromanese. The piano begins the song, apparently understanding him. On the first note, I understand the song as well. 

It’s a well-known piece from an opera called the Warrior and his Bride. This is “the Dance of the Warrior”. My body chills at the idea because this is one of the hardest dances to perform. I know because I’ve done it. Normally, it’s a duet where the Warrior brandishes his sword, killing foes and protecting his love.

Nori looks at me when he takes his first pose. 

No, I mouth to him, and pray he understands what that word means. We may have been partners during auditions, but there is no way I’m dancing this song with him. The last time I performed it was three months ago at the North Kingdom’s Dance Competition. My old instructor wanted me to do it with Drew, a boy in our studio. In training, I was whacked with a wooden sword too many times to count. Worse, during the final performance, I broke my ankle because Drew dropped me.


Let’s not forget that sword Nori holds isn’t wooden.

I will not have myself be made a fool in front of Mr. Taylo and his son.

Nori looks away as the music cues his movements, and I let out a breath in relief. 

Quietly, Nori speaks words we all know. It’s a spell to call up mist … a well-known spell in dance, to add dramatics. 

The room fogs with a heavy haze that rises from the floor, billowing like smoke. As it builds, Nori draws his sword in the theatrical movements of the Warrior. His gaze is dark, and his lips continue to move in a spell. The mist takes on the silhouette of a foe, and he watches it like a man ready to kill, as he should. This is the moment the Warrior prepares to slay for his Bride. 

A battle is about to happen. 


A new sort of hush falls over the room as the music builds. The fog grows so thick that the dance studio disappears. There’s only Nori slowly dancing the choreography, and the fog made foes circling him. Tension builds in the air as well, but not the same as when we expected trouble. This tension is of anticipation. Will Nori pull this off?

Following the build of music, Nori spins, slicing his blade through a fog-made foe and leaping at the same time. The foe bursts into the mist, dissipating into nothing. Simultaneously, Nori spins, and the surrounding mist accentuates his movements, making everything he does that much more captivating. This is a dance mixed with ballet and swordsmanship, and Nori is consumed by it. He runs across the room, slicing his blade through numerous fog-foes as he goes. He rolls to avoid a blade of mist and gets back up to dance again. 

My mouth is open in awe at how well he acts out the scene. His form is spectacular, and his control with his weapon is just as good. I want to watch him dance this scene forever. 

As the story goes, the first part of this dance is the Warrior killing foes to free his bride. Usually, the female dancer is in a cage at this point. I half expect Nori to end at the moment he sets her free. Or maybe he will attempt to improvise where the duet normally comes.

He does neither.

Nori jumps through the air in a marvelous spin and lands before me. 

His free hand takes mine. I open my mouth to protest, but he spins me against his chest and says, “Feel the music,” in my ear with his heavy accent. Then he spins me out into the fog.  


About Abby Arthur:

Abby Arthur is absolutely obsessed with writing teen fantasy and mildly enjoys sleeping, eating, and breathing.

She spends the majority of her time lost in an imaginary world of glowing magic and dastardly dragons.

When she’s not writing, she’s illustrating characters and watching Asian shows or Marvel movies.

Abby’s books combine magic, action, swords, and dragons with a healthy dose of sarcasm.

She started winning writing contests and getting published in newspapers when she was just sixteen.

Her magic portal is located in small town Iowa, protected by herself, her husband, and their son.

For more info on Abby and her books check out her site: abbyarthur.com

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of THE FIRST DARK SORCERER, US Only.

1 winner will receive an eBook of THE FIRST DARK SORCERER, International.

Ends April 25th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


YA Books Central

Interview/IG Post


Reveal + Review

Guest Post


Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post


Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post


Reads by Radus

Guest Post/IG Post/TikTok Post



IG Post



IG Post/LFL Drop Pic


Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post


Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post


I'm Into Books

Guest Post


DB’S Guide to the Galaxy



Tracey Reads and Rambles

Review/IG Post


Books With a Chance

Review/IG Post

Week Two:


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post


Cara North

Review/IG Post



IG Review


The Momma Spot




Review/IG Post



IG Review


Book Briefs

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post

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