I found a new character that is absolutely amazing. His name is Ray McGowan from Knight of the Dragon Queen. It’s currently available on Amazon by the way.
So, I decided to write a follow-up story for him even though he was supposed to be a secondary character to backup the Dragon Queen in another story that I’m writing.
But this guy is too much fun to leave alone. And his sidekick Eartalk is a hoot too.
So, I’m about 5,000 words into the second episode. You can read what I’ve written so far on Patreon here and here.
I’ll let you know when the story is complete.
Hey! Good news. I’m putting the finishing touches on my new short story called ‘Knight of the Dragon Queen‘.
It was inspired by my good FocusMate buddy, Darius, and his good folks over at Carets who make an amazing pair of shoes.
So, as you know by now, I’m writing a series of stories for ‘Love On The Edge‘. And the I’m tentatively calling the first story in the series ‘Rise of the Dragon Queen‘.
No spoilers yet, because I don’t want to ruin the surprise. But suffice it to say that it follows closely on the heels of ‘Dragon Troll‘ for a reason.
You can read Dragon Troll for $0.99 now, but I will be making it available free for a limited time in about 30 days for those who are a part of my ‘Advanced Reader Crew‘ (hint, hint if you want to join, now is the time)
So, anyway, back to my story about Darius, we were chatting and he was telling me about this promo they want to do where they’ll be giving away a real sword, and they wanted to do something with a real knight.
Hey, the Dragon Queen needs a knight too. Right?
She is a strong, independent woman of course in this modern day and age. But it’s not her fault that the Rakshasas and Dryads ganged up on her and buried her in the frozen permafrost of the Alaskan Tundra.
Whoops! I did say that I was going to try not to give away any spoilers. Right?
So, my creative wheels started churning, and I started hashing out some ideas for a storyline for a modern-day knight (minus the shining armor) since it’s not needed nowadays. I don’t think. (At least not on this side of the portal).
After banging this short story out and running it through the furnace a few times, I think I managed to come up with a really cool concept for a knight that fits the Dragon Queen & Dragon Troll concepts for NorthWorld and the Edge of the Universe series.
Read away and let me know if you think this sounds interesting…
When Ray McGowan’s momma told him that he was a hothead, Ray thought it was just an expression.
Until he finds starts spontaneously combusting and bursting into flames in the most inconvenient places.
Like at work, at home in bed, and at the restaurant with his girlfriend.
And usually, it happens when he’s upset about something.
Then his momma’s words start to take on a whole new meaning.
Unfortunately, she’s no longer around to tell him what causes this and how to stop it.
Recently, a stranger noticed what was going on, and told him that he carried a rare strain of Dragon DNA and offers to take him on the adventure of a lifetime.
Their mission is to locate an ancient weapon named Venomshank, the Warblade of Ballar.
To save the Dragon Queen.
But when the group gets attacked by their enemies, Ray is the only one left standing who can actually make the trip.
So, they give him the map and what little information they know about it.
Will he be able to make it without the help of his friends?
Ray sets off toward the caves under the mountains to locate the portal that will take him to NorthWorld.
But first, he has to convince the portal guard to let him through, and then pay whatever price he demands.
If he can afford it.
Everything seems to be going well until the portal guard loses his cool and attacks Ray.
The young, up-and-coming knight must do whatever it takes to overcome his enemy without blowing them both to bits in the tunnels, and convince the guard to let him through the portal to continue his journey.
Which is actually hard to do when the giant ogre wants to get him into a fight.
Now, he has to diffuse the situation and put him down without humiliating the creature and angering into the point where it won’t help him, while also not bursting into flames and burning them up in the process.
Whew! That was a lot to cram into this little short read. I haven’t actually tested it, but I think it will be about a 30 minute short read.
Something you can read in a single sitting.
I do hope you enjoy it.
Take a look at ‘Knight of the Dragon Queen’ here on the blog >>>
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Cranking away here today on Love On The Edge. I’m tentatively calling it ‘Rise of the Dragon Queen‘.
I’ve already reached my first daily goal of cranking out 2,853 words. First 8 chapters are now complete.
You can read chapters 6 & 7 on my Patreon page now.
Onwards and upwards with my rebellious characters. They never do what I want them to. Right.
So, I thought Dr. Jonas was the bad guy, but he ends up turning out to be a real sweetheart.
Now, Julie’s starting to point her psychological finger at Melinda, the nutty nurse.
Good news is, that both Julie and Melinda now understand what they are doing there with Dr. Jonas.
So, after trying to beat my ornery characters into submission, I finally gave up and went for a run.
Managed to run almost 2K, then walked a bunch. Working my way back up the 5K ladder.
So, I’m gonna call it a day, and try to get some sleep here.
Get back up first thing in the morning.
I know I write better in the morning, but that means I have to go to bed earlier, so I can wake up early enough to get some writing in before work.
I don’t know. If you’re reading anything good, make sure to hit me up in the comments and let me know.
I have a couple of Short Read books on my Kindle, so that might keep me awake a bit longer if I get into the story.
I’ve been mostly reading non-fiction these days to hone my writing craft, but I miss reading good fiction.
So, I’ll check out the titles I’ve downloaded from my Kindle Unlimited.
See what looks interesting.
I know there are some creepy short stories that caught my attention the other day.
But that might not be the best thing to read right before I go to sleep. Right?
Here’s an interesting infographic on fear of the dark.
Ya’ll have a good night now!
Meet Reji, a new character to introduce a new race that we are introducing in the ‘NorthWorld Universe’ and the ‘Edge of the Universe’ series. Read ‘Dragon Troll’ a Kindle 15 Minute Short Read for free with your Kindle Unlimited here now.
Reji is a new line of species introduced to NorthWorld by an Engineer who has been meddling with Dragon genes and crossing them with trolls. Things are about to get ugly in this little short read I wrote.
You can also learn more about Dragon Troll here on the blog
How would you feel about being saved by someone you mistreated?
Meet Drifa, an old woman raising a mysterious child found in the woods. She only keeps him around because he is still useful after her husband’s death.
The child is small for his size, but still does things that she can’t.
When an old enemy comes looking to collect on a debt, there is no one around to help her, except the boy.
Will he help her or leave her to meet her fate?
After the way she’s mistreated him, she doesn’t hold he breath.
But things don’t turn out at all like she expects in this twist on the ugly duckling story. The young child turns out to be something completely different than anything she or her gossipy old neighbors ever imagined.
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