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Friday, April 18, 2014

Electively Paige: Dragon's Curse Review

Another blog review is up! This one is from Paige at Electively Paige (Please check out her blog and leave a comment here.)

As always you can purchase Dragon's Curse on Amazon through the link below.
Dragon's Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar) (Volume 1)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another Free eBook Day!

Dragon's Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar) (Volume 1)

In anticipation of the release of Dragon's Debt, sequel to  Dragon's Curse, I am using some of my  KDP free days to offer my fans/readers/new readers a chance to read the first book before book number two comes out. Click the link above to grab your free copy. Promotion goes until 4/19/2014. 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dragon's Debt, New Character: Brighid

Ah Brighid, among my beta readers and crit partners, the character with the most mixed reactions is definitely Princess Brighid of Westshire.

Now when writing Brighid, the curly haired, fiery tempered, slightly spoiled love interest for Edmond of Regone, I really wanted not to go to Merida. Not because Merida isn't a great Disney princess but because I'm trying to be original (the the best of my ability. I do shamelessly steal from Doctor Who on occasion.).

thanks for the image Disney
In all fairness, Brighid is more of a girly girl. She's a bit eager to wed. She doesn't have a bow, and her hair is "auburn" not orange.

She is also a spoiled teen with a shouting match relationship with her father. She gets melodramatic and while some readers admire her spirit, others just want to  slap her.

I'm curious to see where most of my reviewers fall. She's not a perfect character, by any means, but that's okay. I actually kind of like it when people dislike her. It makes her out to be real. Nobody likes everybody and if all my characters were universally likable, well, it wouldn't be right. 

Wordless Wednesday, more art

Me and my girls
Coryn's fancy dragon
little sister likes to draw too

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dragon's Debt: Character Inspiration-Ryan

While most of my characters in Dragon's Debt carry over from the previous book Dragon's Curse
there are a few new arrivals, including one of my favorite characters of all time, Prince Ryan, son of Riley, of Westshire.

Ryan is the first character who I needed a strong image of to write. Usually I know character traits and work backwards from there. Physical description is the last thing I think about. I'm not one of those writers who can tell you in an instant who would play her characters if there was a movie, but with Ryan . . . Well, I know who would play him if there was a movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch. 

Yes, in my head, Ryan is Benedict's doppelganger. The slightly red-headed version shown above. Though I also imagine Ryan with an Irish accent which I have never heard this particular actor attempt. He probably can. He's Sherlock, Kahn ,and a Dragon for gosh sakes.  

Now, giving away too much about Ryan would ruin the surprises. You have to read the book to find out the surprises. You can enter to win the book on Goodreads here

But a few quick details: Ryan is the responsible but reserved son of a tyrant king who has a strained relationship with his father, a complete devotion to his little sister, and a tragic past.

And omgosh, Benedict Cumberbatch's eyes! I can't stop making eye contact with that picture. It wants to stare into my soul!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

H. L. Burke interviewed by R. G. Dole

Interview at A Drip of Truth, and a Drop of Lies

R. G. Dole with A Drip of Truth, and a Drop of Lies interviewed me and you can check out the full text here.

Please visit her blog and leave a comment. As always, you can purchase my books through the links below:



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Amanda's Books and More: Review, Dragon's Curse

Christina at Amanda's Books and More reviewed Dragon's Curse today. You can check out her full review (and click around her wonderful blog) here.

Purchase Dragon's Curse on Amazon through the link below.

Dragon's Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar) (Volume 1)