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01 July 2012 @ 10:53 am
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The Challenge Accepted

The Challenge Accepted

by Cheryl Dyson and Xina Marie Uhl

Summary: Brydon's quest for the Gauntlet of Ven-Kerrick continues as the mysterious Dark Master sends him on an unexpected journey that will take him through ruined cities and forgotten castles. On the way, he gathers new friends and new enemies, but will time run out before he can save his former companions?

In this second installment of The Gauntlet Trilogy, Dyson takes our hero on an adventure you won't want to miss!

Price: $2.99 USD
Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Published: July 1, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-930805-11-8

Get it now, on our website!

Also available at Amazon.com, Smashwords, B&N.com and iTunes!
(Anonymous) on July 1st, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Wooo finally!
Awesome, but any idea when it'll be out for the b&n nook market?

XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 2nd, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Wooo finally!
We are in the process of setting up our B&N account. Hopefully within the next week or two.
(Anonymous) on July 2nd, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Are you going to put it on ebooks or get it published in stores because I had trouble downloading the kindle version on your web site.
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 3rd, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
It's available on Amazon.com, also.
(Anonymous) on July 3rd, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
Long Awaited
I have been looking forward to this releasing, however, I have not read the first book in quite a while. Unfortunately I fear that I may not remember some of the less crucial characters. Is there any way you or someone else could compile some sort of quick character reference guide? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 3rd, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Long Awaited
Very good point! We have one of those at the old website. I'll try to update it and post it here!

Cast of The Gauntlet Thrown
(Anonymous) on July 7th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Itunes bookstore(IBook)
I would much prefer reading the second book on my Ipad, but I see that it isn't there. So is there an ETA on when it will be available?
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 7th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Itunes bookstore(IBook)
We just uploaded it to Smashwords today for distribution to the B&N and iTunes websites, so hopefully it will be there soon.

With that said, you can also download it directly from Smashwords for your iPad and similar devices.

(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
I downloaded the book and could not stop reading. I could not believe all the events that happend in one book and did not want it to end!!! The wait was woth it
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 8th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Finished
Thank you so much! :D

Guess I'd better get that last one finished...
(Anonymous) on July 9th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Loved Every Word!
Just finished reading The Challenge Accepted and I loved it. Only one problem... it's too short! I wanted it to go on forever! Is it too early to start hounding you for the next book?

*Deep sigh* I suppose I can go back and read through both books all over again. At least it'll satisfy my need to spend time with the characters I love. Congrats on another amazing book. You guys are awesome!
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 10th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Loved Every Word!
LOL! Thank you! No, it's not too early and we are definitely working on it! We should be releasing the new and improved version of The Gauntlet Thrown soon. (Still free!)

Thanks again! :D
(Anonymous) on July 18th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Great read
Thanks for another great book. I needed a good escape. Looking forward to the next book
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 18th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Great read
Thank you so much! :D
Cherie Anderson WeberCherie Anderson Weber on July 26th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
B&N availability
Love, love love The Gaunlet Thrown. Have been waiting patiently, not, for The Challenge Accepted to show up on BN. My nook puts epub files in a place I'd rather not have them, so any news on date for BN?
Cherie Anderson WeberCherie Anderson Weber on July 27th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Re: B&N availability
Okay, did my thrice a day check and BN finally has it, already downloaded and and into it already. Thanks for making my weekend that much better!
XC Publishingxcpublishing on July 30th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
Re: B&N availability
Sweet! I was starting to wonder what was taking them so long! Thanks for being persistent!
Leatheeleathee on September 15th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Me gusta
I read back and saw that you guys had shot for releasing Challenge on July 1st. I can appreciate and respect people who meet their time-goals.

I picked this up a couple days ago and would have finished it in hours had it not been for class. As it was, I ended up staying awake for a couple hours that night reading over half the book! I'm enjoying the story as it unfolds, and am especially gratified to have finally met characters only mentioned in Gauntlet such as Eryka and Morgyn. (It seems a bit weird that the letter y is so prominent in the names of the Gauntlet Trilogy 'verse, but I digress.) Illustre threw me for a loop, though! Wasn't expecting that!

The book took me through a wonderful story with characters who I've grown affectionate towards, and I can't say I regret a single cent I spent.
XC Publishingxcpublishing on September 28th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: Me gusta
Thank you so much, bebe! :D I'm working hard on the third book and hope the series wraps up to your satisfaction. Also, the first book is being re-released (for free) after being de-typoed and prettied up with a new matching cover.
(Anonymous) on October 21st, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
thank you
This book was amazing!!! I honestly was upset that it was over! Please hurry with the next one :-) . It is truly hard for me to find books that my husband and I both enjoy, but you have made that possible ~ thank you so much for the wonderful reads!!
XC Publishingxcpublishing on October 22nd, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you
Thank you so much! We will be working hard on it during National Novel Writing Month! :D