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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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 »


Cover reveal: Dragons of Wellsdeep

August 3, 2018

I hope you’ve been enjoying Mystery of the Stardust Monk each week. Next up in a couple of weeks will be Dragons of Wellsdeep. Much like when I started posting Onesong, the story isn’t completely finished yet and what you’ll be seeing is an unfinished version of it.

Yes, you get to see all the mistakes in their grandeur. (grin) It’s a true look at how I work. Read the rest of this entry »


Free Fiction: Mystery of the Stardust Monk – Part 3

August 1, 2018

I finally got accepted into a Kobo promotion!

Correction: I had 2 stories accepted into a Kobo promotion!

Considering the number of times that I’ve tried, this really is an accomplishment I feel proud of. Believe me, when I saw the email I thought, “Oh, here’s my rejection again.” Then, in the preview of the email I saw the word accepted and nearly choked. I was in a state of disbelief for a couple of hours.

So what’s the deal? From August 1st to the 8th on Kobo, they are running a 3 for $9 deal for readers in the U.S. and Canada. (The links above take you to the complete promotion – at least for the U.S. I did have to dig around for the promotion a bit, so I apologize to my Canadian readers for not being able to get them a better link and wish them the best of luck in find the promo.) The ebooks have to be in their promotion to get that pricing, so make sure your chosen selection says that it’s eligible for the deal.

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I have Manifest the Magic (Book 2 of the Sacred Knight series) and 1-800-CallLoki as books in this promotion. So, if you’ve read Quest for the Three Books and need the second one in the series, here’s your chance to save money. Or maybe you want to share the Loki series with someone.

And now, to your free fiction for this week.

 

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Mystery of the Stardust Monk

by Dawn Blair

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Progress – June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

Hail, fellow adventurers.

I don’t know about you, but last week was a bushwhacking week. Some incredible high points (so lows too, but balance in all things, right?) Whew!

Let’s see… I got my print copy of Eggs at Play. That was fun.

Some people have also already noticed that the next Loki novella, 1-800-IceBaby is up for pre-order. It will officially be available August 28th. Spread the word!

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PS. That word is “mischief.”

(insert Loki’s laughter here)

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Science fantasy novella released today

June 19, 2018

It’s out!

Mystery of the Stardust Monk is now available.

Novihomidraks and a ninja on an adventure together — the universe is in trouble now.

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