Book Review - The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson

One of the fun parts about being an author is book marketing. I've been trying to "teach" Amazon what category my "Noah Drake And The Dragon" series belongs to and what other series are similar. This means I get to read some great books! The most recent is titled The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson.

(Is it bad that Will Smith's Summer Time song still rings in my memory when I think about summer?)

I sure hope you're enjoying your summer!  We have been to Gramee's pool as much as possible and I'm doing my best to not work outside too much.  (I'm so sorry if you have to work in this heat and humidity.  If so, please enjoy your local pool!)

During my last email I mentioned that I was participating in a couple of summer book giveaways during July and August.  Well, the giveaways are officially open!  So, this email is packed with some great links to feed your summer reading habits!  Plus, a little extra that my family and I put together.


I've been working on a special activity kit that you can download to use along with the Noah Drake And The Dragon Book series.  I'm happy to say it's finally done!  You'll find coloring pages, dot-to-dot sheets, mazes (my daughter loves these), cutouts and more.  

Please download this activity set and let me know what you think!


I have teamed up with a number of independent authors in this "Big Summer Holiday" Giveaway for children.  There are lots of great reads here for kids of all ages, and best of all these books are all FREE!  Grab some good looking downloads and kick back at the pool!


This is another author book giveaway I've joined.  You'll find more FREE reads here, but they're not all for your kids.  There's a good assortment for Adults too!  Best of all, they're all Christian.

There's a total of 50 FREE books you can download!  Plus the free Noah Drake And The Dragon Activity Set!  Grab some freebies and enjoy!  
God bless,
Ben Russell

Top 10 Christian books in 2018 for your family, child, teen or young adult

My family and I love reading books together.  What makes it better is when the stories lean towards Christian values or have Biblical paralles.  I love it when they even include scripture.  That just knocks my socks off.

Below is a list of my current top 10 Christian fiction reads.  These are books that my family and I have enjoyed recently, though two are still on the reading list to finish.  All of these are fun for kids, teens and even young adults, plus they are grounded in Christian principles!  I'll let you know if they contain scripture too.

Book Review - On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness

You're going to love On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness. It's a fun and imaginative story that I really enjoyed. The opening preface really draws you in with it's humor. It's very snarky and goofy and it gave me several good laughs. The preface is written differently from the rest of the book, but it's all still good!

My Writing Journey - Noah Drake And The Dragon Series

I was recently blessed with a major course that teaches me a lot of things that I can do to increase my books' marketing and selling power on Amazon. It's focuses mostly on little tweaks that I can do to make sure that my book is attractive and that I'm promoting it to the right crowd.

I've been very successful selling paperbacks to family, friends and the surrounding community. When people hear about my books, it usually peaks their interest and they'd like to get a copy. And it sounds like people like the book when they get it. I have great reviews and lots of fans.

The Green Ember - Book 1 in the Series

 Rabbits with swords: I think thats the phrase that sold me on this book. I picked it up through a promotion several months ago and it's been on my to-read list ever since. Well, I finally got to read it!

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Ben Russell

I write Juvenile/Middle Grade Fiction Adventures. I'm an Author, Family Man and a Christian. I get excited about dinosaurs and the idea that they didn't evolve and then die millions of years ago.
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