Monday is Not My Favorite

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATo be honest Monday should be like any other for a Dragon. I get up, snarf coffee, do a chore or two, take meds and plan my day. Only thing that makes it different is that other people are on their way to work…

Yeah, that’s right. On Monday there are fewer things to distract me. Most of my friends have or will have jobs and when they get home its the inevitable “I’m tired.” I wear out fast. My days start great, but I miss all of you.

Solutions:

  1. We cancel Mondays altogether. This makes almost everyone happy.
  2. You all become Dragons and we fly around on Mondays and everyday
  3. You all become fantasy writers and we can have coffee together
  4. I go back to my day job and we are all miserable together

Personally I vote for number 1… What do you think?

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Weekend Warriors 6/30/2013

An excerpt for Seer…coming soon.
Newly designated queen, Mirandra prepares to meet a gypsy prince:

The smile that crept upon Mirandra’s lips held the sarcasm of a life time of demeaning abuse from people similar to those that greeted her with such profound respect. Mirandra held out her hand, palm downward to the northern dignitary. Men from the north appeared to be very attractive and this one was stunning, like a heroic knight in white leather and a flowing fur cloak. The queen felt herself wince against the reflected light of the man’s clothing. No doubt it was camouflage in snow, but here in the court it stung the eyes.

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A Little Gossip!

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Excerpt from Seer- A little gossip to whet the appetite…

When the Seer awoke inside Castle Kareth, the area was a hum with the chatter of servants. She had been carried to the rooms reserved for menial laborers and scullery maids and placed on a rough pallet… by Duke Baben’s orders. Her fine silk dress was snagged and covered by straw, and her hair was tangled from restless slumber. No one had regarded her as important enough to warrant calling the wizard to attend her health. Three women sat sewing in the small area, heads bobbing, chairs rocking and tongues wagging. Mirandra sat up and coughed, listening to the gossip spilling out around her.

“I heard they ran off to Mapara. The princess was in love with him,” one woman who was pulling a needle through an embroidery hoop sat chattering.

She was answered by another of her companions, “I thought she was to marry that king and bring us better food. I’m all for that,” the second woman gave a broad smile revealing a pink hole devoid of teeth.

“Nah! If it’s for us, it’ll never happen,” a chortling laugh exploded from across the room. “Don’t get your hopes up. The heart is gone from Kareth. Aint no one here gonna care what happens to us…”

“Looks like Her Majesty’s awake,” the first girl nodded her head toward Mirandra as the Seer straightened her gown. The three servants stared at her. “So what happened to you, Sweetie? Where do you belong? Haven’t seen you here and your clothes are too nice to be in this part of the castle. The duke brought you here himself, he did.”

Mirandra smiled at the expectant faces. They were interested in any juicy tidbit she might throw, like lions after meat. “What happened? Who’s in love with the princess?” Mirandra laughed indicating that she had been eavesdropping.

“Why the duke is. The two of them ran away together. They were both gone this morning,” the toothless maid gifted the Seer with a wide grin. “And the royal bed looked like it had quite a roll.”

“Hattie! Hush!” The other girl responded surprised her friend would speak so freely in front of a stranger.

“It’s all right,” Mirandra rubbed her forehead. “I’m no one important,” she returned the smile. “I was just here to care for the princess’s cat.”

“I told you she was the Seer,” one of them barked and slid her chair backwards slightly. Apprehension filled the space between them.

Weekend Warriors 6/23/13

An excerpt from Seer, book 2- the Chronicles of Marithe: The great wizard must tell his friends that he is not a human. He has no idea how they will react—

“There has been massive destruction of the dragons.” His last sentence floated quietly out over the crowd. The humans gathered in the Tespin Inn did not cheer or show signs of fear, but rather waited for his next words.  The great wizard had paused to gauge their reactions.  When he saw nothing in the peoples’ demeanor to suggest that they were in favor of dragon annihilation, he continued— the populace hanging on every word.

“It has come time for me to choose sides in the Great War. I will always love Tespin and guard you, all of you.  Please understand that.  Nothing has changed my high regard for my home and my family here, but…” He paused lifting his head to search their eyes, “I am a dragon by birth.”

Seer should be available near the end of July 2013

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Weekend Warriors 6/16/13

An excerpt from Seer-book 2 the Chronicles of Marithe. Lase, the demon male, examines his current situation. He lives beside his heart’s desire, but he can not have her:

The demon had become talented in methods of discouraging suitors. The man who took Mirandra from him would need to be special, worthy in his estimation of the word ‘prince.’ Lase intended to be very certain that she would be happy. Glahee law dictated that males must remain faithful to their wives, in theory if not practice. Lase would see to it that her future husband would treat her like a queen…and that he would be faithful until death. The thoughts of her in another man’s arms stirred anguish deep within his soul. He sighed as he prepared another cup of Baya and watched his beloved ready herself for the day. Lase refused to allow the evil within him to touch Mirandra’s life. He choked back his tears. Demons do not cry.

 

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The Glahee Gypsy Seer -from Chronicles of Marithe Book2

When Mirandra had begun to have the dreams, she dismissed them as fantasy. Those blessed with the gift executed their brand of magic without being asleep. However, it was not an unusual thing for a Seer to dream of wild things. Insanity often plagued the weaker minded females of the Glahee, overcome by the Sight. She only had begun to be afraid when one dream was repeated. Several nights she struggled in anguish, waking in an almost fevered tremor. There was only one way to reassure herself that the dream was meaningless, and Mirandra intended to confront the vision head on.
The sounds of early morning in the streets of Kareth usually brought happy thoughts of Baya, breakfast, and Lase. However, this morning Mirandra dreaded seeing her brother. She feared he would prescribe her dreams to some sort of betrayal. Mirandra sighed heavily as she sat at the open air table between their tiny shelters waiting for Lase to emerge. The morning was cold, but her shivers would not have been abated by heat.

A Vast Array of Emotion

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How very amazing it is to see colors! I supposed that in subtle shades of grey this view would still be wondrous, yet the ability to discern the myriad of hues makes it breath taking.

I sit here and think that its just an ordinary sunset. So many are colorful. I wonder if I should lose the sense of awe I feel looking up at the sky at the end of this day.

Although I am exposed to violence in my everyday life through various media, I find that I still feel sadness when a child is injured, or an innocent hurt. I even shed a tear at the murder of someone that I never had the grace to know in this life —theirs cut short by some savage act of one of our species. The prevailing belief is that we become desensitized by exposure— that we no longer view atrocities with the same magnitude of emotional distress.

I guess not everyone is the same. I have no intention of losing this part of myself—to move so far away from who I am that I can no longer empathize. I will always appreciate a sunset in all of its glorious spectacle and cry tears at the world’s injustices.

I find no shame in who I am or the awe I feel looking up at the sky.

Teaser for Seer! The Plot thickens!

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I BELIEVE IN DRAGONS……
I struggled with what to tell you about this story and vast landscape. Beyond a doubt, I simplified the plot to a bare minimum. For someone who loves complex arenas, this was not an easy task…——

The world of Marithe is back! The story of a young gamer named Xavier is woven into a plot of denial, betrayal and intrigue. He lives a double life running from those who would use him and searching for unencumbered love. Demons and gypsies fill the game panorama entangling Xavier in a disaster that could destroy the dragon race and profoundly change his world….

Seer will be released soon. I will be doing a cover reveal this month. I hope you are looking forward to this as much as I am.

A link to Seer on Good Reads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17976031-seer?auto_login_attempted=true

——Dragon courtesy of fanpop.com