Book Blitz: Destiny’s Gambit by R.J. Wood

Posted December 29, 2017 by Lola in Book Blitz, Middle Grade, Young Adult

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I am organizing a book blitz for Destiny’s Gambit by R.J. Wood. The book blitz runs from 5 till 11 February. Review copies of Destiny’s Gambit are available in e-format for reviewers during the tour. There will be a giveaway during the tour.

I am also organizing a cover reveal for book 2 in this series, you can sign-up for that here

Destiny's GambitDestiny’s Gambit (The Voyages of Jake Flynn #1)
By R.J. Wood
Genre: Fantasy/ Science Fiction/ Sword and Space/ Space Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade/ Young Adult
Release Date: January 24, 2015

Jake Flynn’s parents disappeared when he was a baby. On his twelfth birthday, the mystery of why his parents disappeared begins to unravel when he discovers a glowing talisman with a message from his father.

Jake is directed to a derelict sailboat in a field. He watches in awe as the talisman knits ropes and sails for it out of golden energy. Awash in light, the boat sails up into space, and the voyages of Jake Flynn begin.

During the quest to find his parents, Jake encounters space pirates in tall sailing ships, channelers that can wield energy like magic, and evil cabalists led by a sinister snake-woman. Assisted by a young healer and her aged protector, a spirited cabin girl, and a salty space captain, Jake learns that he too can channel, and that he is central to stopping the cabalists from resurrecting a long-dead evil.

Puzzles, a pirate asteroid, walking the plank, fantastic magic, traps, treasure caves, multiple planets and great ship battles – Jake must experience them all on this epic sword and space adventure.

By the end, Jake will discover the truth about his destiny, realize that family can transcend blood lines, and understand that his own needs are sometimes less important than those of others.

You can find Destiny’s Gambit on Goodreads

You can buy Destiny’s Gambit here:
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About the Author:

R.J. WoodR. J. Wood has been creating stories and adventures for others since 1979. A bard at heart, he trained in Drama (BA) and History (MA) while at university. He currently lives near Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State with his wife and children. There he does a little fishing, some adventuring, and of course, his writing.

Like everyone of my generation and beyond I have been heavily influenced by film. I like to think of my books as movies in my mind. I developed my creative writing through fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal RPGs. My degree in drama helps me with story, characters, and especially dialogue. Having an advanced history degree is excellent for plots and characters, but it also helps me with world building.

You can find and contact R.J. Wood here:

Tour Schedule

5 February
I read too much! – Excerpt
Two Gals and a Book – Review
Life of A Simple Reader – Excerpt

6 February
Bookwormerz – Promo Only
Teatime and Books – Excerpt

7 February
TheHufflepuffNerdette – Excerpt
Comfy Chair Books – Excerpt
Books Teacup and Reviews – Excerpt
The Virtual Cafe – Promo Only

8 February
YA/NA Book Divas – Excerpt
Mandy Peterson’s Publicly Private Thoughts – Review
Romance That’s ‘out Of This World’ – Excerpt and Review

9 February
Just Books – Excerpt – Promo Only

10 February
Bookworm for Kids – Excerpt
The Writer’s Inkwell – Excerpt

11 February
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang – Promo Only
O. D. Book Reviews – Excerpt

Review after tour
I read too much!
Life of A Simple Reader

Bookworm for Kids
Books Teacup and Reviews


There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Destiny’s Gambit. One winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift card.

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