dragon core shirt and shadow

I’m excited to share information about a few projects I’ve been working on

SHIRT: My art team came through for me bringing a vision to life in the form of a new Dragon Core T-shirt.

Perspective is Everything!

This is a whimsical take on Dragon Shifter Lage McAskell’s pub Aesop’s Cove.

SHADOW: I am happy to announce that Shadow of the Gods, second in the Dragon Core Series is in post production. It is on schedule for release on or before summer 2020.

I will have a landing page up within a couple of weeks. I’m still working on cover design and need to write the synopsis though I have an excerpt ready to go.

GHOST: I am currently working on Mirror, a Ghost Games Case File.

This full length novel is tentatively set for a late summer 2020 release.

Stay tuned!

Weather update

Apparently, there is a backup at Amazon. The good news is that the status of Rainmaker, second case file in the Ghost Games Series, has been moved up from “review” to “publishing.”

I anticipate kindle availability any day.

I just finished the first draft of Shadow of the Gods, second in the Dragon Core Series.

It is now in the hands of the beta reader.

I am really happy with how this installment in the series turned out and am excited to share it with readers this spring.

Going Forward. I had been lamenting the fact I didn’t have a short story that fit into the Dragon Core Series, as it would be a great way to provide readers with a Bite Size Pieces introduction to the series.

Then, inspiration struck!

Bite Size to the Rescue! Seriously, I had been toying with a potential sixth book but was unsure whether I could eke the idea into a full-length novel. In the weeks since putting it on the back burner I’ve come to realize it will be a perfect Dragon Core short story.

But First! Before I start to work on this next project I’m going to think of a way to celebrate the milestone I’ve achieved in finishing Shadow of the Gods and Rainmaker.

I rarely celebrate the publication of the books, instead jumping right into the next project.

Given my options I’m thinking of a fancy dessert paired with my favorite champagne, Chandon Brut

NOTE: After discussing it with a member of the art staff I’ve decided to go all out and make a nice dinner – try something I’ve never had before – followed by the dessert etc.

The benefit of spending time at home – opportunity to try new meals. I haven’t cooked this much since I was a kid – when you ground your own meat and got to find weevils in the flour. No wonder I vowed not to cook unless I had to. once I was an adult. The folly of youth.

As soon as the kindle version of Rainmaker is available I will update.

I anticipate Shadow of the Gods being available late May/early June 2020.

Stay tuned!

Rainmaker update

Rainmaker, the second case file in the Ghost Games Series is now available for download, with one exception. The kindle version is still processing.

It should be ready any time.

I will post an update on the kindle version when I have it. In the meantime, the other versions are all available for download.

Including the no-cost option.

I am currently working on Shadow of the Gods, second in the Dragon Core Series, which will be available for relese in the coming weeks.

Stay Tuned!

Rain and Shadow

So, on track to have Rainmaker ready for no-cost download by Sunday at the latest.

It’s in post-production.  Hopefully it will be ready by Friday evening.

I’m currently working to finish Shadow of the Gods, second in the Dragon Core Series.

On target for a late spring 2020 release.

Each book in the Dragon Core Series approaches the series storyline from a different character perspective.  As I mention on the Dragon Core page, the members of Dragon Core have watched for centuries as information shared in good faith was reinterpreted, their deeds misconstrued, their people painted as monsters.

Though all members agree with these statements, how each was affected and what they decided as a result is unique.

Each character is driven by a specific motivation that is beneath the overall umbrella of those truths.

While each story revolves around the role the characters play as members of Dragon Core, I also delve into where they fit in the greater shape shifter universe.

In Cauldron of the Gods I provide a historical perspective that lays the foundation for the series.  In Shadow, I introduce a new character whose perspective provides insight into what it means to be a shape shifter.

I add depth to this perspective by providing insight through other shifters and the humans they live with and among.

I’m excited about Shadow of the Gods and look forward to sharing it with readers in the near future.

Stay tuned.

Rainmaker status update

I’m happy to report that Rainmaker a short story tied to the Ghost Games Series is in the hands of the beta reader. This story, which is the third of short stories I’ve made available at no cost was fun but challenging.

I made one change it was like pulling on a thread. Everything started to unravel so I had to reravel it.

Rainmaker is the last short story I will be releasing at no cost though it is not the last short story.

See video.

Short stories will be priced lower than the full-length novels.

Stay tuned..

deja vu with rain on the way

So, just got back from my somewhat daily walk.  

I don’t get out every day.

It was wonderful to be out in the sun.

Even if it was cool enough to justify wearing my Red Wings jersey.

It’s a Fedorov (91).

For most of the walk I mentally wrote the ending to Déjà Vu, the upcoming story. As I neared the end of the walk I decided on my next project.  Titled Rainmaker, it will be another short story tied to the Ghost Games series.

And yep, I’ll do the same as I did with Karma in terms of pricing.

I wasn’t passionate about the next project and in fact, doing another short story solves a problem.  A few actually.

  • I’m able to creatively channel excess energy created by the chaos
  • I didn’t think I had enough to make Rainmaker a full-length novel but loved the plot
  • I needed a break from series fiction.  Even standalone books in a series are intense

I’ve had fun working on Deja Vu though it was challenging, too.

It’s really different than anything I’ve worked on and short stories have always been a challenge for me.

Deja Vu solved a unique challenge I was having with the Ghost Games series.  Namely, What was going to be the inaugural story?

I had three very cool book ideas but couldn’t decide which one I wanted to release as the first in the series.  By releasing a short story, I was able to introduce readers to the style of the series without the pressure of having to choose.

I was also able to double back.  

When first considering the plot for the initial short story, I had two ideas.  I liked both but ended up choosing one for Déjà Vu.  I figured I’d eventually use the other one somewhere along the series way.  By doing it as another short story I tie all that creative chaos into a neat bow.

I’m guessing I’ll have Déjà Vu available for download within 10 – 14 days. 

Stay tuned. 

Here is an excerpt from Déjà Vu:

River’s stomach twisted at the look on his face.  She’d obviously ruined the moment.  “Sorry.”

Dodi put a hand beneath River’s chin, tilted her face so she’d look at him.  “Do you see, River?  The world is experienced not in fleeting moments but what we capture within through what we see, smell -.”  He handed her a glass of cool water, waited while she sipped before setting it down and continuing.  “Taste.”  He put a finger to her cheek.  “Touch.  Love is everywhere but to connect with it you need to be aware on a level that you have not yet mastered.  How could you?” he asked, “when your experience with the world has been so limited.  If you want to know love – to truly know love – you have to embrace the world and all that is within it.  Only once you let it inside through those senses will you be able to know what it is when you finally find it.”