Dragon Quest

From Discovery. Charlie awoke to a damp, cool morning. He was lying on the frosted grass of a plateau, overlooking a series of rambling hills that curved into the distance. A deep pass, once a river, carved its way through the base of the mountains. Over untold millennia, the river had deepened the valley and…

Dragon Love

I wrote the first two books of The Stream in 2009 and published them in 2011, before I knew anything about marketing. I’ve been told what I’ve long known, that the titles are terrible and the marketing campaign wrong. At some point in the near future, after I’ve put the first draft of my current…

There Be Dragons Afoot

Posting this for Ishaiya, with whom I had an interesting exchange regarding the efficacy of ice breathing in dragons. (Yes, writers have better conversations than most people.) 🙂 “You see dragons lie beneath the surface of awareness, waiting for you to see them in the corner of your eye, in the whisper of the summer…

Dragon Flight

I close my eyes and feel the thermals rise Strong wings, expansive, rend the lonely night. Beneath me I can sense you there, entrapped And pledge myself to free your beating heart. Resounding cry, a thousand eagles’ screams Within my breast without you here, lay dying. White heat shall follow, thunderous return … And rage…

There Be Dragons

Because the subject of dragons has recently come up (yes, that is a normal thing to have happen if you are writer) I started thinking of my series, The Stream, which I promote not at all. I think the books are fun, and they have been well-liked, but they were my first books, and I’m…

Begin the Emprise

I will be making my 3rd novel, Emprise, free for the Kindle for 3 days, starting at midnight Pacific time on Monday, April 29, 2013. The goal is to start generating some buzz, or at least reviews. The first two books were well-received, but I’ve gotten no reviews on this one. In my opinion, it…

Emprise – Chapter 13: “Hitchcock Would Be Thrilled”

Because I think it’s a fun book, and I know you haven’t read it, here’s (randomly) Chapter 13 of Emprise, the 3rd book in the Stream series. This is a standalone story (as are they all) and doesn’t require you’ve read any of the others. I DETEST serials, cliffhangers and other such devices. The chapter…

Emprise (The Stream, Book 3)

Emprise is available on Amazon.com as an ebook! For my loyal blog readers, however, I will be happy to send you a free Kindle or Nook version, to up to the 1st 20 people who request one. Simply leave me a comment and let me know how to contact you for your copy. No strings…

Progress

I am having a good day, I’ve decided. First, I finished updates of Emprise this week, and last night successfully built the epub (Nook & Apple) and mobi (Kindle) ebook documents. I will start populating Amazon and other sites this week. Emprise will go on sale on 1 November! I am excited to get this…

1st Review for Awakening

The first review of Awakening is up, from Karen Doering of Parents’ Little Black Book. It is currently up on Amazon, and I will add links to their website and Facebook page when they appear there. It’s 4-stars, which I think is fair. Given this was originally the second half of a Nanowrimo book, 4…