Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Nine Part One

September 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“What the hell happened?” Sera asked when Ophelia and Sera reappeared in her room. “You look terrible!”

“Ophelia shattered that weird spar thing,” Kira said. “But the guard got off a lucky shot while she was doing it.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part Seven

August 29th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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“Won’t he think I’m dead?” Ophelia asked.

Alsia shook her head. “No doubt he thinks that you are dying but our kind forge a link to those we use our venom on. The antidote will break it but he’ll know that you survived and come after you.”

Ophelia bit her tongue to stop herself swearing and looked up at Alsia. “Why are you helping?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part Six

August 26th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“How many times do I need to tell you that I’m not here to fight? Not with you and not with her?” The woman gave Kira a look of exasperated forbearance when she didn’t budge. “I had hoped that it wouldn’t come to this but there’s not enough time to persuade you.” She made a gesture and an invisible force lifted Kira off her feet, gently pushed her against a nearby tree and held her there. Bands of ice wrapped around her and fastened her firmly to the trunk. Kira yelped and struggled futilely as the winged woman walked towards Ophelia. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part Five

August 22nd, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  1 Comment

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“Well at least I managed to shatter that spar thing,” Ophelia said. “How long…” she trailed off without finishing the question but he knew what she was asking.

“Hmm… if we didn’t have this stopgap potion you’d only have a few hours. With it you probably have a day or two before it loses effectiveness and you lapse into a coma. I’d be amazed if we don’t have an antidote by then.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part Four

August 20th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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All through the teleport Ophelia could feel an icy cold spreading out from the wound. By the time their feet touched the grass of the park her legs wouldn’t support her and she sank to her knees.

“I’m sorry,” she mumbled. “I was too slow.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part Three

August 17th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A/N:  Check out my latest blog post with various updates.

Once again the Kithreian managed to leap out of the way. His eyes fixed on the Key as he turned to face her again.

“Ah! I see! You’re a thief using Andarian-mirian’s property. A clever thief to work out how to use it. A talented thief to be able to use it at all. But you’re still a thief and thieves must be punished. I will prize my mirian’s property from your corpse, girl.” Two blades appeared in his hands and he hurtled towards her seeking to feed them with her blood. Read the rest of this entry »

Not a Sunday Blog: Don’t do that again, Becka

August 16th, 2016  |  Published in News

Ooops:

If you’re noticing that the site looks a little different (most obviously the little vote boxes at the end of posts are missing) then it’s entirely my fault.

Last night I was googling something and discovered that my site had some sort of hack that meant in google some pages were redirecting to spam sites. This didn’t affect things on the site (I checked) just coming in from outside and possibly just google as I couldn’t make it happen in Bing.

Anyway I set out to fix it and managed to get the wordpress whitescreen of death. While I was tearing my hair out a friend suggested I do a clean install and reupload the database backup (thank goodness I had a database backup) and the media files (which I rescued via cpanel). It worked but I’m having to reinstall the plugins manually so things may not be entirely normal for a few days. Also today’s Caredale episode will be up tomorrow as I spent last night’s writing time fixing this.

Anyway, while we’re here let’s have a few more updates.

 

Personal news: Due to the pound crashing after the referendum my job went away. I’m currently searching for a new one and already a wreck because JSA is not going to cover my bills.

 

Story News:

Tales of the First now has its own website. It’s a superhero tale and if you like my writing you might want to check it out. It updates daily by between 250 and 300 words.

I am working on the Shattered August update. This would be a good time to jump aboard. Remember you don’t have to pay anything unless you want to.

 

Help Request

I’m on a publicity drive. Obviously I can’t really afford any advertising once the current credit on Project Wonderful runs out so I’m hoping people will help with the things below. There’s a couple of things you can do if you’re willing.

  1. TVTropes Updates: Various are needed but troper etiquette prevents me doing it myself.

Dragon Wars has a TV Tropes page but someone seems to have deleted the original and current one is very sparse. If people could add tropes and also add the serial to the appropriate trope pages so people can wikiwalk the to the serial that would be awesome.

Caredale doesn’t have a page yet but as a spinoff it can probably go on the Dragon Wars page.

The Haventon Chronicles needs a page and links from the tropes pages (I suggest starting with the various our monsters are different subtropes).

Whisper also needs a page.

Tales and Shattered will need pages but it maybe a little soon.

2. Word of Mouth is awesome.

Ratings and Reviews on the Webfiction Guide would really help.  Dragon Wars, Whisper and Haventon.

Once the TVTropes pages are up to speed you can post reviews on there too.

And there is a Webfiction subreddit where you can post reviews.

If you have a Facebook account or blog why not post a review on there where your friends will see it?

Last but not least for the books there is Amazon and Lulu could do with reviews.

Or tweet a link to your followers on Twitter (do it on Wednesday – I’m resurrecting #webficwed – a hashtag for tweeting webserials you like on a Wednesday).

#Webfictionchat and the bookclub

And speaking of Twitter there is now a webfiction chat taking place every Sunday at 7pm EST (or EDT currently). If you have a Twitter come along and join us – you might find more great webfiction to read.

One of the things we’re going to be doing is a bookclub each month from September. You can see more information here. The discussion’s for the bookclub will be on the third Sunday of the month and September’s webfiction is Antlers, Colorado – an excellent Urban Fantasy serial, which I highly recommend.

Wow, that ended up longer than I expected. See you tomorrow with a Caredale update.

 

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part Two

August 13th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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It nearly worked. It would have worked if he hadn’t turned around in his constant sweep for trouble. As it was she was almost on top of him when he spotted her charging at him. His surprise hindered his ability to get out of the way. He managed to dodge her attack for the most part, but she managed to get a second shot in as she flew past him and catch it across one shoulder with the hammer.

The Kithreian shrieked as if it had been stuck by acid and leapt backwards in a blur of motion. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eight Part One

August 9th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Damn! It’s hot here!” The heat was the first thing Ophelia noticed about the place they’d jumped into. The smell was the second. “Ewww… it stinks.” She wrinkled her nose at the foetid air and looked over at Kira, who was leaning against a tree looking green. “Are you okay?”

“You think it’s bad,” Kira said. “Imagine what’s it like for me. My sense of smell is sharper than yours.” She stood there a moment longer, looking around. “Can you see that crystal thing?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Seven Part Six

August 5th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“All I want to learn right now is how to go back to sleep,” Kate muttered under her breath before saying. “Sure, if you want.”

“No,” he said. “It’s okay. If you’re tired you should go back to sleep. You can’t be much use to me if you’re exhausted because I’ve pushed you too hard.” Read the rest of this entry »