An Indie Author’s Journey: The Twelve Weeks of Lunadar Contest

I’m delving into the world of indie publishing. Some authors go the quicker route and use a source like CreateSpace or Kindle Direct to immediately get their books out there.

There’s nothing wrong going that route, but I’ve decided to take a different path.




I love the fall. I’m allergic to the heat and sun, so the thought of cooler weather, cloudy days and falling leaves energizes my spirit like nothing else can.

Except maybe the upcoming birth of my latest book.

To celebrate the upcoming release of LUNADAR: Homeward Bound print edition on October 15, 2018, I’m throwing a twelve-week long celebration!


Wait! What?


That’s right! Just like the TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS song where someone receives a new gift every day for twelve days, I plan on showering twelve different fans with a token of my appreciation for being a part of my writerly world!

Beginning Monday, September 24th, there will be a different Rafflecopter contest each week to give away a weekly prize. All entries from each week will also be eligible for the grand prize on week twelve, which will run the week of December 10th so I can mail out the grand prize package in time for Christmas.


But, “What can I win?”, you may ask?


Well, here’s the run down of each weekly prize and the grand prize packet…

Week One

WEEK ONE…Three unique bookmarkers

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WEEK TWO…Fairy House bird feeder

Week Three

WEEK THREE…”Dark Curse” by Christine Feehan audio book

Week Four

WEEK FOUR…$20 Wendy’s gift card

Week Five

WEEK FIVE…Moon and stars necklace

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WEEK SIX…”Kingdom’s Dawn” by Chuck Black audio book

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WEEK SEVEN…Beach charms jewelry kit

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WEEK EIGHT…Yankee Candle car air fragrance locket

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WEEK NINE…Doggie book stand

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WEEK TEN…Beach tea light candle holder

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WEEK ELEVEN…Barnes & Noble $10 gift card

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WEEK TWELVE GRAND PRIZE PACK…Twelve fantasy novels including “A Sending of Dragons” by Jane Yolen, “The Mapmaker Chronicles” by A L Tait, “Firewing” by Kenneth Oppel, “Wereworld: Nest of Serpents” by Curtis Jobling, “Warriors: Fire and Ice: by Erin Hunter, “The Murk” by Robert Lettrick, “Five Kingdoms: Rogue Knights” by Brandon Mull, “Fairest” by Gail Carson Levine, “What The Dickens” by Gregory Maguire, “Deep Blue” by Jennifer Donnelly, autographed copy of “At The Dawn of Legend: Guinevere Book Two” by Cheryl Carpinello, and an autographed copy of my book “LUNADAR: Homeward Bound”.

Why not help a poor gal out and tell all your friends about my upcoming free contest?






Ruler by day, a reluctant pirate by night, 18-year-old Princess Ariana fights for her subjects in the waterfall city of Lunadar. In a kingdom surrounded by fairies and mermaids, and ravaged by deadly Drundles, only a chosen few are trusted to guard her daughter, Candra, as the secret heir to the throne.

But it only takes one ill-fated meeting for Ariana to suddenly be plunged into an escalating web of secrets found in her father’s journal, a deadly kidnapping, and an ever-weakening resolve to turn her back on the call of the merman’s song.

With Ariana’s world falling apart and the future of Lunadar at stake, how will she bring her father’s murderer to justice and fulfill a deathbed promise to protect Lunadar’s legacy?




International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy), ebook edition, is now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Goodreads, and other online retailers.

Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

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