One does not walk

September 18, 2018

As a Lord of Dubinshire

I am often asked which of my books is my favorite.

Unfair question! (grin)

For starters, it’s akin to asking which of your children is your favorite. Secondly, the excitement is always tied up in the books a writer is currently working on, not the ones that are published. Once I’m satisfied with an adventure and its released, I’m moving on to the next one. Now, since I usually write 3-5 different stories at a time, yes, I do have a favorite at that point — it’s always the one being the easiest to write!

However, when pressed for an answer, at this moment in time, my favorite is To Birth a Destiny. Granted, one has to read the first 2 book in the series to get there, but it is the book I love.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Stonecharmer – an introduction

September 11, 2018

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For several months now, you’ve heard me talk about Stonecharmer in some of my Monday progress blogs. I’ve been pretty closed mouth about it other than that because I didn’t want the story to pop and fizzle on me. I also want to make sure that it was not connected to my Sacred Knight/Wells of the Onesong stories before I started saying, “Oh, yes, I’m working on a completely stand alone novel.”

For me, that would be the kiss of death for it being a stand alone! It would then, undoubtedly, be tied to EVERYTHING for ever and ever!

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Free Fiction: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 4

September 5, 2018

Yes, I confess to this being a short chapter. It’s actually one that I wrote into the story much later — in fact, I think I wrote this scene back when I was working on Mystery of the Stardust Monk because I always meant to go back in and have Balthier call his ship Rhonda at some point. I apparently never did that because I just checked and it’s not in there. Dang — this is why I have to always make notes, then make sure I don’t lose those notes.

Three years from now, I’ll probably come across a note that says, “Call the ship Rhonda,” and I’ll have no bloody idea what I was going on about. (grin)

I do know this was where I conceived of the scenes alternating in point of view from Moonhunter (who was supposed to be the sole point of view charaters, like Steigan in Sacred Knight) to Balthier. He has become such a fascinating character to me and I’m really excited to see what this holds for Balthier later on in the book.

Right now though, it’s getting to be time for me to be merging in pieces I’ve written and getting part of the story wrangled around so I can share it here. So, short chapter here, but there will be more rolling at you.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Free Fiction: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 3

August 29, 2018

Are the days going faster? I can’t believe this week is half over already! I know (and accept) that the days are getting shorter as we move toward fall, but the temperatures are already rapidly dropping and I’m not ready for summer to leave yet. I’m already drinking hot chocolate in the evenings because I’m so cold.

I wonder if novihomidraks are bothered by the cold. You know, I’ve never really written about that. Hmmm…. Stuff to think about.

Okay, to the story.

Dragons of Wellsdeep is an epic science fantasy story filled with action, adventure, space travel, magic, dragons, and flying. Chapter 3 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear! 

Previously: Moonhunter was born and his novimather (dragon mother) left him in the care of an older novihomidrak named Balthier.

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Dragons of Wellsdeep

Chapter 3

by Dawn Blair

Chapter 3 was available for one week and has now turned back into a pumpkin. If you missed it, click on the links below to find it or another great story to read. There’s also another free story or story excerpt somewhere around my blog – I try to post something new every Wednesday. Hunt the story down, read, and enjoy!

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It’s official!

August 23, 2018

I am so proud to announce that Quest for the Three Books is now an audiobook and is available on many platforms — you might even be able to get it through your local library!

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Free Fiction: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 2

August 22, 2018

Until recently, I always thought this story would be told from Moonhunter’s point of view only, much like my Sacred Knight story is only told from Steigan’s point of view.

Then, as I was going back reading chapter 1 a few months ago, I realized that I’d slipped some of Balthier’s point of view in. Not to mention that the dragon had a good chunk of the first part of the beginning of the chapter. I suddenly wanted this to be told from more than Moonhunter’s point of view.

In opening up other view points, I didn’t expect what has happened. I’ve spent a lot of time writing this story from Balthier’s point of view and have really gotten to know him.

Oh, don’t worry. This story is still about Moonhunter (and what he does — hint: the answer is in The Doorway Prince). It’s just interesting to see the development of the story.

Just trust the process.

Okay, I know you want the story — let’s get to it! Don’t forget to share and get your friends reading too. It’ll give you all sorts of fun things to talk about!

Dragons of Wellsdeep is an epic science fantasy story filled with action, adventure, space travel, magic, dragons, and flying. Chapter 2 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear! 

Previously – You can still read chapter 1 here.

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Cover and layout copyright © 2018 by Morning Sky Studios
Cover design by Dawn Blair/Morning Sky Studios
Cover art copyright © Ingus Kruklitis | Dreamstime.com, © Digitalstormcinema | Dreamstime.com, and © Kalcutta | Dreamstime.com

Dragons of Wellsdeep

Chapter 2

by Dawn Blair

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Free Fiction Day: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 1

August 15, 2018

Are you ready to fall in love with Moonhunter?

I’m just saying — he’s infectious.

Much like with Onesong, you are getting a raw story. It is not yet complete, so I’m certain things will get added or taken out later. Parts may not always make sense. But, we had so much fun when I did this with Onesong that I thought I’d give this one a roll too.

Please like and share the story with all your friends. It’s more fun to read these chapters together. As long as everyone keeps enjoying the story, I’ll do my best to post chapters. (I will trust the process though, just like I did in Onesong.)

UPDATE: This chapter will remain up as a sample chapter for the book. It will not go away. 

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Dragons of Wellsdeep

Chapter 1

by Dawn Blair

Her time of merely watching drew to a close. Soon, she’d take the child.

The little boy headed to the well. She watched him in the reflection of the water’s surface, a waving mirage with the blue sky behind him. He stomped his feet as he walked, pounding on the earth like a heartbeat. She felt his restrained temper tantrum mixing with her own pulse in a growing, synchronized cacophony with his irritation. Read the rest of this entry »