Posts Tagged ‘ragesong’

Ragesong: Awakening eBook Release!

20130819-221423.jpg

Tagline:
When the peaceful kingdom of Fermicia is enslaved by a power-hungry renegade, its only hope lies in a band of unlikely heroes: two children whose musical abilities allow them to harness the power of Ragesong, and their shape-changing guides.

Description:
Jake starts his first day of junior high completely oblivious to the fact that he has been chosen for something incredible. That same afternoon, he learns that he has been marked as one with the power to save an entire kingdom. Through the course of his journey, Jake discovers that his advanced musical abilities are peculiarly connected to a mysterious power known as Ragesong. Joined by a shy, young girl with similar musical talents and two Changelings that hold a fierce loyalty to their homeland and king, Jake must learn to harness this ability in order to survive the dangers of a hostile new world.

Recommendations
“Ragesong is an action-packed thrill ride that is both brilliant and captivating. This story will not let you go until the last page. Simmons has created something magical that teens will call AWESOME!”
-Mikey Brooks, author of The Dream Keeper

“Ragesong: Awakening is a fun adventure that middle school students will easily connect with. The novel is fast-paced and exciting, and the ending leaves you wanting more. Once entered, Fermicia is clearly a place that readers will want to stay.”
-Kaylee Snyder

“Ragesong is aimed towards the young adult audience, yet Mr. Simmons handles them with a patient tone and a bold taste of the medieval world filled with combat, magic, politics, and mystery. Also, as a gamer myself of far more years than I should admit to, it was a nice frolic through memory lane with some memorabilia sprinkled throughout the tale. Lastly, Ragesong leaves you wondering if your worldly talents may have more magic to them than meets the eye.”
-Justin S Beecher

20130819-221053.jpg    BIO: JR Simmons lives in Northern Utah with his wife and 4 boys. He loves spending time with his family and coaching his kids in all of their different sports. He is an avid gamer and is very excited that his boys are picking up on his hobby. JR was recently introduced to triathlons and has since found that he loves the sport. Most nights he can be found either sitting down with a good game or hunched over his iPad writing.

Purchase Links
Amazon
Smashwords

Twitter: @jrsimmons_3
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RagesongBook/

Advertisements

Quick Introduction

My name is J.R. Simmons. I am the husband to a beautiful wife and the father to 4 good lookin’ boys. I am a computer scientist and I work for Hill Air Force Base. I have a lot of expensive tastes, but I have a good wife that is able to reign me in when the “I wants” start to take over. I love to spend time with my family, read, write, play video games, sing, perform, and socialize.

I’ve been married to my lovely wife for over ten years, and I have twin seven-year-olds, a three-year-old, and a baby who is almost a month old. We live in Roy, UT and life in the Simmons family is pretty sweet. Especially when me and the three older kids are out in the backyard sword-fighting on the tramp or having movie picnics. My wife has more refined tastes and so we usually play card games or watch the weird, yet strangely hypnotic, murder mystery shows on TV. The youngest, well he isn’t in to much yet, so he just kinda sits there.

I am LDS and I really enjoy the peace of mind that the truths of the gospel bring. I enjoy the time I spend in church and the chances I get to work with everyone there. I am currently teaching music to the children and it is absolutely awesome. That’s right, you read that correctly, a male primary chorister…

Recently I wrote a book called RAGESONG: AWAKENING. I was fortunate enough to be picked up by a great publisher who is throwing herself into the book wholeheartedly. We are looking at a September release date and it has been a very exciting process. The book is currently awaiting a second edit and we are in the process of preparing a cover. The artist that is doing the cover is incredible and it has been hard waiting for things to progress.

That is another thing about me. No matter how many patience lessons life throws at me, I keep failing. I am a “right now” kind of guy and I really struggle to wait for things. I can’t count the times that it has been necessary to wait for something, but I always struggle with it. It is a good thing that my wife is patient with my lack of patience.

Let’s see a couple more things about me. I was recently introduced to Triathlons and I have found it to be quite an enjoyable (and yes, semi-expensive) sport. Nothing beats an open water swim. So far I have found the bike and the run tolerable, but totally worth it for the chance to get into the water. I am what is kindly called a “Clydesdale” triathlete (that is how they refer to us…husky fellows).

I am also a technology nut and I love to have the latest gadgetry. It is an expensive habit that at times drives my wife nuts, but there you go. I am addicted to the soft hypnotic glow of a touchscreen device and my latest dilemma is whether I want to wait for the elusive new iWatch that is supposedly coming or go for the Garmin 910xt (a triathlete’s dream watch). Man…first world problems.

Well, that is me in a nutshell. Life is pretty good and I can’t wait to see what is still coming. I enjoy meeting new people so feel free to hit me up on Facebook or Twitter.

20130612-120841.jpg