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Curse of the Drakku: Origins

Blood is shed and the curse begins.

A thousand years before the events of The Blood Stone, a dark ritual between man and dragon binds the two races together.

In a bid to save her father, the young dragon Etain reluctantly joins with a novice from the Order of Eschar to create a power she doesn’t understand.

Curse of the Drakku: Origins is a prequel story set within the world of my new fantasy series. Grab your copy of Curse of the Drakku: Origins today exclusively in the Rogue Skies boxed set!

Want to know more? Here’s an excerpt from chapter 1 of the book. I hope you enjoy and decide to give the story a try. Get it now for only .99 and you’ll also get over 20 other scifi and fantasy novels!


Dragon Lord Avess strode across the stony outcrop that jutted from his cavern home. Inside the mountain behind him was the home of the Drakku, the dragonkind of Rowyth. He’d been anticipating this meeting with the griffons of the southern lands for years, and now that it was here, nerves grew thin.

The griffons were a distant cousin to the dragons under his charge, though in truth, the griffons were technically under his leadership as well, even though they hadn’t been in formal communication for years. Not that there was any animosity between the cousins, but long-term peace within the world didn’t need the Drakku meeting often.

“Father, are you well? Can I get you something?”

It was Etain, his one and only child and heir to his title. He loved her more than anything. Which often meant he could be harsh.

“Etain, you were commanded to stay behind with the griffons. Are you with them now?”

“No father. But I—“

“You disobeyed me.”

dragon-1949991_1280He turned on her, standing at least twice as tall with wings that could wrap around them both. While in the meeting, he preferred to remain in human form as did the griffons. It helped so that no one was looming over the other. The griffons hated when the dragons did that.

Etain lowered her head. “But father. It was a break in the meeting. There were no discussions for me to learn from.”

“That’s why I’m the Dragon Lord and you are the little girl unfit to lead!”

“Father!”

Avess rose to his full height and extended his wings. Etain knew what that meant.

“If you were paying attention at all to what I’ve been trying to teach you, you’d know that a break in the formal meeting often leads to idle talk. It is during those moments when you learn the most from your enemy or in this case, our brethren. Do you think they will keep up their formal dialogue amongst themselves? You can learn a lot as they talk of drinks and family. Have you considered that maybe they are here to assert themselves as free of the Drakku? What do you think they’d talk about if they thought no one was listening? You wouldn’t know because you’re here with me instead of remaining where I commanded you.”

“I’m so sorry father. I only meant to assist you.”

“You’d do better if you remained inside with Grymryg. At least he’s there doing what needs to be done.”

Small puffs of smoke escaped her nostrils and Avess knew he’d gone too far. He hadn’t meant to get that angry with her, but she had to see why he did what he did and why he told her to do the things he wanted her to do. He understood sitting quietly while the negotiating partners spoke of dinner or other mundane things might be boring, but he needed eyes and ears to catch what they tried to hide from him while formally discussing the matters at hand.


Get the entire story Curse of the Drakku: Origins as part of Rogue Skies for only .99!

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NEW RELEASE: Rogue Skies

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Cunning heroines, bold heroes, magic, space, and mayhem—transport yourself to new worlds of limitless adventure and excitement in this page-turning limited edition collection from some of today’s best-selling Science Fiction and fantasy authors.

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Rogue Skies features my prequel novel Curse of the Drakku: Origins and is the only place where you can buy this addition to my latest fantasy series. For .99, you can’t go wrong! Get your copy of Rogue Skies today!

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Pre-Order: “Rogue Skies”

The Skies Have Gone Rogue…

Hey everyone, I have an awesome opportunity for you to get an EXCLUSIVE novel of mine from an amazing boxed-set of science fiction and fantasy novels.


RogueSkies2Transport yourself to new worlds where dark magic clashes with witty witches, diabolic demons, feisty fae, and sexy shifters. Or travel through time and space with cosmic spies, space thieves, and telepathic pirates. Add in a dash of Victorian heroes and inhuman soldiers, and you have a one-of-a-kind science fiction and fantasy collection of intoxicating proportions.

Fans of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, John Scalzi or Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Tamora Pierce, Lois Lowry, and Maria V. Snyder will find themselves transported to weird realms and epic otherworlds in this reality-optional boxset.

Rogues and Rebels, Magic and Mayhem, Futures and Fantasy—there’s no limit to the excitement that awaits when you turn the pages of this collection of spellbinding adventures from some of today’s best-selling Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.

 


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This collection will feature a prequel novel to my latest Curse of the Drakku fantasy series available nowhere else but here! Not only will you get this exclusive novel, but you get 24 additional science fiction and fantasy novels all for only .99!

Even if you don’t intend on reading all the books, this will be the only way to get my prequel novel for the discounted price of .99.

Sound like a deal? Please consider pre-ordering Rogue Skies on Amazon, Apple Books, or Nook today!

Still not convinced to give it a try? We’re offering a FREE GIFT of 19 stories if you pre-order Rogue Skies. All you need to do is follow this link to get the info.

25 novels. 19 stories. All for .99? Get yours today!

 

Free Books!

Hey everyone, I wanted to alert you to a couple promos I’m participating in where you can get FREE books!

The first is the Summer Speculative Fiction Promo, which I’m hosting. There are over 140 free science-fiction, fantasy, and horror novels to choose from. There are short stories, sample chapters, and full-length novels. Want something new to read? Check it out! Click the image for more info.

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The other promo I’m participating in is the Summer is Coming Fantasy promo. This is all fantasy, all the time! There are a ton of great books available. Find out more by clicking the image.

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That’s it for today. Please check out the promos and share this post so others can learn of the free goodness available. Thanks!

 

Call for Submissions: SciFi Anthology

Hey readers and fellow authors, some talented author friends of mine are creating a new anthology that I wanted to share. The title of the project is not yet finalized, however they are taking submissions from now through November. If you’re interested, check out the details below.


Call for Submissions for an anthology highlighting the capabilities and contributions of disabled people in science fiction. This will be a charity anthology with the proceeds and any royalties donated to the Special Olympics. We welcome involvement from disabled authors or those that would be interested in beta reading the final anthology.

PlanetsGenre: is geared toward science fiction, however, science fantasy, urban fantasy, space opera, other types of fantasy and speculative fiction are also acceptable as long as we’re focused on now or the future instead of ancient history. Other planets and non-human characters are acceptable. Dark fantasy/SF and horror are also acceptable as long as disabled heroes are not turned into victims.

Theme: The main characters must be disabled and succeed through their own efforts and without normalizing (i.e. undoing their disabilities with technology). This book is about celebrating the people who exist today and making them represented in the future.

Age level: should be no racier than PG 13 and YA is not precluded but we will not be targeting a YA or underage audience.

Length: 1500-7500 words

Deadline: All submissions should be received no later than November 30th, 2018 with expectation of a February 2019 publication date.

Send submissions to stephanieebarr@Dragonfaeriecreative.org with the subject “Disabled Heroes.”

Format: Word .doc/.docx file, 1″ margins, 12-14pt Times (or other serif font), double-spaced, contact info and word count on first page, running header w/name, title, page #, etc. The usual stuff. And please include your name and the story title in the filename. I will accept reprints if you (a) have the rights and (b) it fits our criteria.

Please edit your story carefully. We’re all busy indie authors and will not take the time to help you rewrite your work into something that works for us. Please make an effort to send something in finished form that meets the criteria we’ve set.

Title and cover are not yet finalized.

You can find out more on facebook by joining: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabledheroes/

June 2018 Author Recap

I hope you enjoyed the previous month’s worth of introductions to authors you may not know. It was my pleasure to share such talented writers with all of you.

AUTHORSYOUSHOULD KNOWI had the idea in late May to do a month long series exposing my followers to other writers who I admire and read. When I started this project, I told no one. I wanted it to be a surprise for all the authors involved. No one knew who I was going to share or when. It was pretty cool to see the surprise coming in from those whom I featured. For those writers, I do hope it was a well-received surprise. For you readers, I hope you found a new author or two to check out and sample their work.

I want to stress that there were many other authors I could’ve included. I don’t want to upset any of my author friends that may not have been included in this first series of Authors You Should Know. Please don’t take it as a slight against you or your work.

For a recap of each author, please click their name below and it will take you to the brief post I published. I encourage you to try someone new and try one of their books. You never know when you might come across a writer you’ll absolutely have to read. It’s difficult finding readers. My hope is that you found something useful through the month of June within these posts.

 

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – June 2018

Amy Hale                    June 1

Leland Lydecker        June 2

Donna McCarthy       June 3

Vince Churchill          June 4

Mirren Hogan             June5

Brian K. Morris          June 6

SA Gibson                   June 7

Mark Pannebecker   June 8

RJ Batla                       June 9

Simon Bleaken           June 10

F. Kenneth Taylor        June 11

Brent A. Harris           June 12

MD. Parker                 June 13

Pamela Morris           June 14

Ray Wenck                 June 15

Stephanie Barr          June 16

Thomas Gunther       June 17

Greg Alldredge          June 18

C.A. King                     June 19

PC3                             June 20

Jay Noel                      June 21

Christa Yelich-Koth   June 22

Eric Asher                  June 23

Diane Morrison         June 24

John W. Smith           June 25

Lucinda Moebius       June 26

Merri Halma              June 27

Bryan Caron              June 28

Leo McBride               June 29

Aaron Hamilton         June 30

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Bryan Caron

BryanCaronToday’s author you should know is Bryan Caron.

Bryan is a superbly talented writer working mostly in the science fiction genre, though at times will delve into fantasy. His writing is engaging and well crafted. I’ve read Year of the Songbird and Jaxxa Rakala and loved both of them. If you’re a fan of well-written Songbirdscifi with amazing characters, you should give his work a try.

I met Bryan through a Facebook group we both belonged to and I’m glad I did. After reading Year of the Songbird, I was hooked on his work. He’s a busy person with a lot on his plate, but his writing is still top-notch.

From his Amazon page:

Bryan Caron is an award-winning writer, director, film editor and graphic designer, who has written and directed many pieces in all forms and genres. His favorite genres include science-fiction and fantasy, however he never limits himself, writing in whatever genre that strikes him at any given time. His interest in film directing and editing give him an extra creative outlet, as does his graphic design work (which you can see on all covers and marketing materials of his work, all courtesy of Phoenix Moirai), but his first love will always be writing and that is where he excels.

You can find more at his blog Chaos Breeds Chaos or his website bryancaron.com.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Jay Noel

JayNoelToday’s author you should know is Jay Noel.

Jay lives in Missouri and is a super-talented writer of science fiction, steampunk, and more. He’s a USA Today bestselling author and all around good guy.

I first met Jay at an event in St. Louis last October. It was an indie author event hosted byGateway a local library and I gave it a shot. Jay was walking around the room checking out other authors though he wasn’t set-up to sell. He was there supporting his wife and her book. We got to talking and soon found we had a mutual Facebook friend and we’ve stayed in contact since.

Jay is the author of the Mechanica Wars Series and his most recent novel Gateway Mothman.

From his Amazon page:

USA TODAY best selling author Jay Noel was born in New York, but currently lives in Missouri with his family. He received a degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University many moons ago. Jay is a prolific blogger, and one-time podcaster, and he enjoys connecting with writers, readers, and fellow bloggers from all over the world.

To find out more about Jay and his brilliant writing, check out his website at jaynoel.com.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Greg Alldredge

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 4.50.03 AMToday’s author you should know is Greg Alldredge.

Greg is an author of science fiction, steampunk, and more. He’s an extremely busy person working as a teacher in China while writing book after book. His proficiency is something I admire!

Greg’s writing is accessible and fun. His characters often have an edge to them and are easy to get to know. His stories are entertaining and engaging.

Greg is a great guy and I first met him through a Facebook group we both belong to. I recall last summer being PrettyWaiterpart of a “30 Days, 30 Authors” event with him and getting to know him even better. Since then, we’ve both been in the On the Horizon bundle and both of us are working on a shared world project for 2019. On top of all that, he’s been traipsing around China teaching while working on new projects. His latest series is the Helena Brandywine Adventures featuring Helena Brandywine in a steampunk San Francisco. The first book, Pretty Waiter Girls, even climbing to Best Seller status not too long ago.

From Greg’s Amazon page:

I have led a varied life. 20 years traveling the world as a sailor, 10 years as a professional actor, 10 years in the manufacturing industry and 7 years as a teacher. Now I write and teach.

I grew up reading all the great science fiction. I hope to add my voice, in some small way, to the giants of this genre.

My wife and I, currently live in China. Where I teach Theatre in a private school located in a small city in Anhui province.

To find out more about this talented and prolific writer, check out his website.


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