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Author Q&A with @iDimitriusJones | DOORWAY TO SCORN Book Tour and $25 Amazon/BN GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Promotions Presents #Fantasy

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for DOORWAY TO SCORN by Dimitrius Jones and it stops at Readeropolis with an a...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for DOORWAY TO SCORN by Dimitrius Jones and it stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. The fantasy is available now. 

Jones will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner below.




Doorway to Scorn
by Dimitrius Jones

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GENRE:   Fantasy

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BLURB:

Many in the world of Austyria dream of becoming heroes, gaining classes like Mage, Knight, and Beastmaster. With the power granted to them by the powerful Alrelics, they can level up and accomplish extraordinary feats.

The citizens of Hollo village long for a hero to save them from the malevolent Gate, which disfigures all who see or try to enter it. Lex dreams of becoming a Soldier and leaving his cursed village with his friends, Bibi and Ariel, but his class designation ceremony devolves into absolute disaster. Within days, he’s forced to embark on a journey that will change his destiny forever.

To save his friends, Lex must uncover the mysteries of this mysterious doorway, while keeping his scornful heart in check before it consumes him utterly.


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EXCERPT:


“Lex. You need to run.”

Bibi’s voice is low, just above a whisper. She flips her daggers in her hands until they’re pointing away from her body, something I’ve never seen done before. They’re normally used for stabbing – usually in the most treacherous manner possible – and held with the blade facing up, not down.

“I’m not leaving you here to fight that alone.”


“Then you’re a fool. You can’t help me here, and that cursed weapon you have won’t save you. I don’t even know why you’re still holding onto it.”

“I have potions. If you get hurt, I can at least heal you.”
Bibi doesn’t respond, but I can see the muscles in her shoulders and arms tensing as the shadow man regains his composure and goes completely still. She doesn’t sound like herself. It’s as if she’s a completely different person.

The shadow man points his blade high into the sky, and a strange, smoke-like energy begins to wisp around him. Soon, he is joined by two identical shadow men, each taking a battle stance with swords of their own.

“This is not a fight I plan to win,” Bibi says, and that’s when it dawns on me. She’s trying to buy everyone else time to escape from these things.

“Lex. You need to run.”

Bibi’s voice is low, just above a whisper. She flips her daggers in her hands until they’re pointing away from her body, something I’ve never seen done before. They’re normally used for stabbing – usually in the most treacherous manner possible – and held with the blade facing up, not down.

“I’m not leaving you here to fight that alone.”

“Then you’re a fool. You can’t help me here, and that cursed weapon you have won’t save you. I don’t even know why you’re still holding onto it.”

“I have potions. If you get hurt, I can at least heal you.”
Bibi doesn’t respond, but I can see the muscles in her shoulders and arms tensing as the shadow man regains his composure and goes completely still. She doesn’t sound like herself. It’s as if she’s a completely different person.
The shadow man points his blade high into the sky, and a strange, smoke-like energy begins to wisp around him. Soon, he is joined by two identical shadow men, each taking a battle stance with swords of their own.

“This is not a fight I plan to win,” Bibi says, and that’s when it dawns on me. She’s trying to buy everyone else time to escape from these things.

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AUTHOR Interview:



Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

Anyone who loves fantasy, video games, and JRPG mechanics can find enjoyment in this story. As the series progresses, there will be so much to learn and take in. Yes, there are a few primary characters, but there are also several other key players tied to the overall plot. 


How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

The main character, Lex, inspired the title. I thought of a particular emotion he’s fated to struggle with throughout the series, which led me to scorn. Then it became a question of “How does he get there? What leads him to be so scornful?”

There are so many ways that we’re overcome by a negative emotion, so naturally I didn’t have a definitive answer. Besides, Lex is only easily-defined at first glance, but I wanted to provide a look at what causes the door to swing open for him. 

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?

I’d have to say Lynn, even though we don’t get much of her in this installment. She reminds me of that boss/supervisor who rules by fear and intimidation rather than actual leadership. It’s clear she runs a tight ship, but I don’t think her captains truly respect her. 

I know I wouldn’t. 


Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

You can actually find a few strategy guides for defeating and/or recruiting the monsters of Austyria on my website. For instance, if you want to know how to tame a gryphon, world renowned scholar Roseweian walks you through it. There’s also information about the Goddess of Light’s prophecy and more. 

I’ll also say that I know how I want the series to end. However, quite a bit has to happen before I can truly start considering it. 


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Reviews are a writer’s best friend when it comes to books being successful. Tell us how we did! A good author will take criticism and use it to become better with each new release. Plus, if you just love the book to pieces, we’d like to know that too! 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Dimitrius Jones was born and raised in West Texas, much to his eternal annoyance. Despite this, he first picked up the pen at the tender age of six. His first masterpiece was a page-turner was about dolphins that used eye lasers to kill a hurricane. From there, his life took a few twists and turns, but he always found his way back to his trusty notepad.

His next few projects include a self-help book for those who suffer from low self-esteem as well as a full-length fantasy/romance novel to be released sometime in the future. Dimitrius has always, perhaps unsurprisingly, been inspired by the mystery, tragedy, and wonder of fairy tales.

His goal in life is to constantly inspire, amuse, and shed light into the corners of life we didn't know were right in front of us.

Website: http://dimitriusjones.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/idimitriusjones?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authordimitriusjones/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/idimitriusjones/?hl=en

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Doorway-Scorn-Novella-1-Austyria-ebook/dp/B081XJC13P

The book will be $0.99 during the tour.


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GIVEAWAY:

Dimitrius Jones will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

8 comments

  1. Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I encourage reading so having a family who loves to read I sure support.Thanks for sharing your terrific read with us.

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  3. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting me, and thank you to your readers for checking out the interview!

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    1. It's my pleasure. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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