First of all, thank you to everyone who commented or shared as I worked on this contest. It was a bit spur-of-the-moment, the next one I will plan out more. However! there were more than one hundred entries, which was pretty amazing. I’m tickled pink at the responses. So here’s what I did. I kept… Read More We Have Winners!
I know I got a couple of questions about the name I chose for the villainess in Dragon Noir. For naming the fairies in the Pixie for Hire series, I used a loose system based a little bit on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. You know, Peaseblossom and Mustard Seed… For female fairies, who control the… Read More Dionaea
You can now purchase the ebook version of Dragon Noir. Paper version will be available in about 1-2 weeks. The ebook is DRM-free, as all of my books are, and available in the Kindle Unlimited program for those reading on a budget. You can read a pre-release review here. So it is with Cedar’s writing.… Read More Dragon Noir is live!
You will find the previous snippets here… Great White Hunter I wheezed for air, and managed to hold up my hands so he could see them empty. “Conrad, dammit…” I had to stop and suck wind. “Hellifino who you are.” He boomed, from close range. I was bent over trying not to throw up, and… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet 10
You can find the earlier snippets at the Snippet Herding page (in the main menu. I will repair the link as soon as I can). Morning came far too early, after that late of a night. Ellie didn’t come in with the coffeepot as she often did, and not for the first time I wondered… Read More Dragon Noir: snippet 9
You can find the other snippets here… First Marriage “I’d been told I’d die, after the elfshot. But hours turned into days turned into months… Mother was concerned about me, I’m sure. But she seemed more concerned that I would die and there would be no one left to carry on the Mulvaney line. Our… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet 8
Continuing the War council meeting in the kitchen… You will find the other snippets here. And for the second time that night, jaws dropped around the table. He smirked, almost hidden under the voluminous beard. “I’m not always a hothead. Sometimes I leave that for the boy, here.” He gestured at me. “First, we must… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet Seven
And I have a cover! Let me know what you think in the comments, there is still a little time for changes. Continuing the War council meeting in the kitchen… You will find the other snippets here. And for the second time that night, jaws dropped around the table. He smirked, almost hidden under the… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet 7
And the book is done, off to beta readers, and feedback is already coming back. I will have a cover done this weekend, aided by potential bad weather that will trap me in the house so I have to work… or fool around. But I think I’ll at least get the cover done! As always,… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet Six
Well, mostly. I’m sending it out to beta readers this weekend, and it will go to the editors very soon, and there’s no doubt massive re-writing in my future… but it’s done, today. Put the last words on the story. I realized that it’s almost exactly a year from the same thing for Trickster Noir.… Read More Dragon Noir is Finished!
And… I’m still not done writing this. I did get work done on it while I was at LTUE, but I have had dual exams since my return. Going to work on it this weekend, and talked to my editor about sending it to him at the end of the month. So I need to… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet 5
I am at LTUE this morning, looking forward to a day full of scintillating conversation and educational panels. So I’ll leave this with you all to enjoy. Remember, you can start the snippets here, and this is a rough draft. The boy’s face was transparent as glass. I could see his thoughts chasing themselves around in… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet 4