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  Of Fury and Fangs (Of Cinder and Bone Book 4) by Kyoko M is on virtual book tour. The sci-fi fantasy romance stops at Readeropolis with an...


Of Fury and Fangs (Of Cinder and Bone Book 4) by Kyoko M is on virtual book tour.

The sci-fi fantasy romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What are common traps for aspiring writers?

There are a lot of “I can make you a bestselling millionaire” books waiting to trap unsuspecting aspiring writers. The truth of the matter is that yes, it’s possible to pay someone to coach or mentor you on the world of writing and publishing, but most of the time, these books are scams. A lot of the information offered can be obtained elsewhere for a lower price and some of it can be found for free. 

The first thing to know that there is no such thing as a surefire way to become a bestseller. There are best practices, but there is no book on this Earth that you can buy and as soon as you follow all its instructions, boom, you’re a millionaire bestselling author. 

The second thing to know is that what can be taught that’s worth paying for is understanding the writing process or navigating the many, many steps it takes to get published, not insisting that it’s possible to follow a set of steps and sell a million copies of a book. 

The third thing to know is that books insisting they can make you a millionaire become less relevant every day after they’ve been written and published because the publishing industry changes on a constant basis. The market changes, readers change, and the economy changes. All of it is constantly updating and moving around. “How to sell a million copies” books therefore cannot keep up with it and so while some of the foundation they lay can still be accurate, most of the material isn’t going to stay relevant long. 

Additionally, vanity publishers are dangerous traps for aspiring writers. There are a lot of them that set up nets in Google searches, so they get alerted to people who are entering searches that indicate they want to write a book, are writing a book, or have finished writing a book and want to publish it. Then they send this grand email stating that they want to publish these authors and if the aspiring writers haven’t done their research, they don’t know that there is no such thing as paying to publish a book. You never pay an upfront cost to publish a book; you either query an agent and they get paid a percentage or you self-publish/independently publish a book and pay for things like the cover art and editing before it’s given to the chosen publisher. 

The best piece of advice I can give for avoiding common traps is “if it looks and sounds too good to be true, it is, so don’t trust it and don’t spend money on it.” 

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Given that I am an extremely anxious, neurotic person, yes. I check for reviews daily because I cannot help myself. I just can’t. That being said, for my own mental health, I will not read one star reviews. One star reviews are almost always someone who is a complete jerk who is insulting me directly and attacking my writing because of their own personal hang ups rather than providing their perspective on the book itself or the writing style. One star reviews are usually pretty nasty and sometimes the people who post them are snobs and bullies who just want the overall star rating to go down for whatever personal reason. 

For two star reviews, I will skim them a little if they are detailed. I do this because I am a human and I have lots and lots of faults, but what’s important is that I also have blindspots. If a negative review points out something that I missed that I need to be aware of in order to improve my work, then I will at least acknowledge it. That is the only reason I will read any negative reviews.

As for positive reviews, yes, I read them. I need to see what’s working for people and to keep an eye on what is keeping their interest in the series. It’s also good for my morale to see people enjoy the thing I spend literally hundreds of hours of my life doing. 

On that note, if you’re reading this interview and you’ve read and liked my work, please leave a review. Reviews actually help authors get marketing promotions and it improves our visibility on all of our sales channels. It doesn’t even have to be more than just one sentence. Please always review books that you like, but especially from self-published and indie authors. Traditionally published authors have the big machine pay or trade favors to secure reviews, but we don’t have that luxury. Please review our books.

Of Fury and Fangs
Of Cinder and Bone Book 4
by Kyoko M
Genre: SciFi Fantasy Romance

Someone wants Dr. Rhett “Jack” Jackson dead.

After surviving a vicious attack from a dragon in his own home, Jack and Dr. Kamala Anjali investigate who sent the dragon to kill him. Unfortunately, their list of enemies is long. Plenty of people have an axe to grind with the two scientists responsible for the rebirth of the previously extinct dragons that are now flourishing on every continent of the planet. Jack and Kamala rejoin with their team at the Knight Division to hunt down the culprit and put an end to their revenge scheme once and for all.

But will it cost them everything?

Of Fury and Fangs is the fourth novel in the Amazon and USA Today bestselling Of Cinder and Bone series, following Of Cinder and Bone, Of Blood and Ashes, and Of Dawn and Embers.

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Of Dawn and Embers
Of Cinder and Bone Book 3

It's been six months since Dr. Rhett "Jack" Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali had their dragon cloning project shut down by the government. Just when they think they've gotten their lives back together, an agency within the government hits them with another suckerpunch: a criminal organization has cloned dozens of dragons in order to hold vicious dragon fighting rings. The government recruits Jack and Kamala to help them track down the organization. Jack and Kamala set out to put a stop to the illegal fights before any more dragons die…or worse, escape.

Of Dawn and Embers is the third novel in Kyoko M's sci-fi/contemporary fantasy series, following Of Cinder and Bone and Of Blood and Ashes.

Of Blood and Ashes
Of Cinder and Bone Book 2

The world's deadliest dragon, the infamous Baba Yaga, is loose on the streets of Tokyo. 

Dr. Rhett "Jack" Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali have been tasked with helping the government take down a dragon the size of a Tyrannosaurus Rex after it sends part of the city up in flames. Things worsen when they lose track of dragon in none other than Aokigahara, the Suicide Forest--a section of woods in Japan that is rumored to be one of the most haunted places on earth. They've also got the yakuza who cloned the dragon hellbent on getting her back, and they don't care who they kill in order to re-capture the dragon. 

Jack and Kamala are joined by CIA field agent William Fry and dragon-hunting expert Juniper Snow as they infiltrate the forest to hunt the dragon before she can hurt anyone else. Between the ruthless yakuza hot on their trail and the growing mistrust in their small hunting party, it will take a miracle for Jack and Kamala to make it out alive...

Of Blood and Ashes is the second book in the series, following the Amazon bestselling Of Cinder and Bone.

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Of Cinder and Bone
Of Cinder and Bone Book 1

OF CINDER AND BONE is Ron Howard's Ransom meets Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park! 

After centuries of being the most dangerous predators on the planet, dragons were hunted to extinction. That is, until Dr. Rhett “Jack” Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali cracked the code to bring them back. Through their research at MIT, they resurrected the first dragon anyone has seen alive since the 15th century. There’s just one problem.

Someone stole it.

Caught between two ruthless yakuza clans who want to clone the dragon, Jack and Kamala brave the dangerous streets of Tokyo to steal their dragon back in a race against time before the world is taken over by mutated, bloodthirsty monsters that will raze it to ashes.

Of Cinder and Bone is an all-new sci-fi thriller from the author of the Amazon bestselling Black Parade novels. Don’t miss out on this explosive first-in-series! Fans of Westworld, I Robot, Pacific Rim, and Reign of Fire will fall in love with this mashup novel that opens up a whole new world of possibilities into what we know and love about dragons.

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Kyoko M is a USA Today bestselling author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. She has written the Amazon bestselling Black Parade urban fantasy series as well as the Of Cinder and Bone science-fiction dragon hunting series. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm Georgia night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.

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Get carried away with love!