Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Ten Part Three

October 17th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  4 Comments

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A/N: Sorry, I skipped Friday. I have a really bad cold and had no energy at all.

 

“I guess you’re right,” Ophelia said. “She really likes me.” She turned to look at Kira who was still staring at the book with an expression that was equal parts confusion and shock. “Are you okay?”

Kira shook her head. “I don’t understand,” she said softly. “How do I know a bracelet that Kaylaria made? I didn’t think I was that old.” She eyed her father questioningly. “You’re not really my father?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Ten Part Two

October 10th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  4 Comments

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“Well that’s interesting,” Kira’s father examined the bracelet on Ophelia’s wrist thoughtfully. “I guess Alsia really likes you.”

“I’ve seen something like that before,” Kira said. “I’m sure I have.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Ten Part One

October 8th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A/N: Sorry this is late. I was shattered last night.

“Something happened last night.” Ophelia said as they watched Saturday morning cartoons on the TV in Sera’s room. She was twisting the ice bracelet on ger wrist as she spoke. The other girls turned and looked at her.

“Huh?” Sera said. “What do you mean?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part Ten

October 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Other son?” Ophelia asked.

Alsia just shrugged. “Tilaran isn’t her only child. One of the others happens to married to someone I’m sort of allied with at the moment.”
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Sunday Blog Post: Bad News and Good

October 2nd, 2016  |  Published in News  |  2 Comments

Please bear with me while I moan for a couple of paragraphs before I get to the good stuff. If you want skip the next two paragraphs and go straight to the good stuff. :-p

The truth is I’m a bit downhearted at the moment. I’m in the process of preparing episode five of Shattered to go up on Gumroad. It’s a little late but I don’t think it matters since I only have two subscribers. I need to think about marketing strategies or a different delivery method but I have nowhere to turn to for advice. I don’t mind not having paying readers but not having readers at all makes it hard to keep momentum. I’m going to continue posting at Gumroad for the subscribers there but from here on in I’ll also be posting the files in an open Patreon posts so people don’t have to subscribe to a site to download them. Would people prefer that? Would you want me to do catch up posts or would you be happy for Patreon to run 4 months behind Gumroad?

But worse is the fact the website is currently a mess and I have no idea how to fix it. If you don’t know what I mean go and look at the title page for Dragon Wars. It’s not just that page (in fact that’s not even the worst page) it’s everything posted before wordpress last updated. I found some simple fixes online but they didn’t work and my only other options are apparently to mess with the database (I’d break things worse if I tried) or manually correct every post by hand (that’s a lot of posts). I really don’t know what to do. (Except as @tlavely just suggested on Twitter maybe I should raise a ticket with my webhost and see what they can do. So now I do know what to do).

This is why I needed to moan – it helps me think things through.

I don’t want this post to be a complete downer, so on the upside Tales of the First isn’t doing too badly for such a young story and being off site it isn’t affected by the coding glitch. It’s also October’s Serial Bookclub serial which is part of #webfictionchat on Twitter. You can read about it on the founders site. I hope some of you will come along to the chat.

And, saving the best new until last, it’s October, which means Halloween is coming! It’s the perfect time to read about Vampires and Werewolves and such like. In my writing world that means Haventon. So to celebrate I’m doing a Halloween special offer on the ebook version of Haventon Born.

From now until Halloween you can get £1 (currently around $1.30 US) off the ebook version of Haventon Born on Gumroad (usual price £2.99). It’s the fully edited version and also doesn’t have any weird encoding errors, so if you were thinking of rereading it to celebrate the season it’s absolutely a better choice than the website. (If you’re wondering – at current exchange rates £1.99 is approximately $2.58 in US money).

How do you claim this offer? Simply go to the Gumroad page via this link, or enter the code Halloween16 at check out if you get there via the books page.

So that’s a big writing update. More soon.

 

 

 

 

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part Nine

September 30th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Ophelia wasn’t really surprised to find herself back in the same strange misty place during her dreams that night.

“How are you feeling, Ophelia?” Alsia asked from somewhere within the mists. That didn’t surprise Ophelia either. She knew who had brought her here.
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Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part Eight

September 26th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Andarian listened to his young messanger’s report with a growing frown. How had the human even found that thing. Still it clearly hadn’t been the child’s fault and Andarian couldn’t help feeling pleased that the thing was gone. He was about to reassure the boy that he wouldn’t banish him when he heard Xantaria storming towards them. He pushed the child behind him as he turned to face her with a false smile. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part Seven

September 23rd, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“That’s an interesting piece of trivia, I suppose,” Ophelia said. “But is it actually relavant?”

“I have no idea,” Kira said. “But for some reason it’s very significant to my grandmother. She mentioned it several times, so I thought that I should tell you about it.”

“And you’re probably right,” Sera said. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part Six

September 19th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“How are you feeling?” Was the first question out of Kira’s mouth when she arrived with Sera that evening.

“I’m much better, thanks,” Ophelia said. “So how was school?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part Five

September 16th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Ophelia dozed most of the day away and didn’t even notice when her mother returned from the chemist but she must have been satisfied because when Ophelia woke mid-afternoon she had gone home. He stomach was rumbling again so Ophelia cautiously made her way downstairs and was pleased that her legs supported her without her clinging to the wall for support. She peeked into the lounge and saw Aunt Sophie reading a novel while Michael was playing some sort of video game that looked rather violent. Read the rest of this entry »