You probably noticed that there isn’t a pre-order set up for the next DragonFate novel, or even a cover for you to check out. That’s because I’m not sure whose story will be next. There are several possibilities.
I had thought that Alasdair would be next – it’s time for him to be healed enough for his firestorm, and I like Yasmina – but then Wynter showed up at Bones. The energy between Wynter and Arach is interesting, and I like the idea of writing about wolf shifters with attitude. They might jump queue.
On the other hand, things are intriguing between Sebastian and Sylvia. I’ve left them in an interesting place but want to know more. Is it time to step away from the dragons to explore a little vampire romance?
Another contender is the romance of Theo and Mel, with the love triangle of Raymond. Theo and Mel have been in the background so far, and this is the story I was most intrigued about writing when I began this series. Hmm.
In the meantime, now that the magick has gone back to Regalia, it’s a good opportunity to return to its sister planet of Incendium. Oh, and the next hero there is Nero, an aspiring wizard. What a perfect coincidence! Look for Wyvern’s Wizard next, probably in the summer. I won’t put up a pre-order for this one until the book is done. I need a little break from deadlines right now.
As you probably know, I always have bookmarks to share with readers – they’re free for the asking. I’d run low this year and am stocking up. I have 3 PNR bookmarks (or will have them, when they arrive from the printer).
First is the DragonFate one, with the first four books in the series.
Next is the Dragonfire one, with all the books listed in order. I love this one, because it shows the complete series.
Finally, the Incendium one has been updated to show all the books to date on the back. This is the old bookmark, but I’ll post a picture when the new ones arrive.
I’m making some changes to my websites this month, and the biggest change will be the dragon shifter princesses from space moving in, here on the Dragonfire Novels website. (I’ll miss the big Incendium banner on that site but maybe I can find the original and resize it for this one.)
I’ve moved all of the content from the Dragons of Incendium website, which will keep all of my paranormal romances together. The Incendium url now just points here.
You’ll find the content on its own (new) tab, Incendium. The world guides and other references are there, too.
The other part of this task is updating to WordPress’s block editor, which has some cool features (once you get used to it). The pages should look better, especially on your phone, with the new formatting, plus I get to use these fun little buy buttons, like the ones on the new page for Wyvern’s Mate. I’ve added some more buying options, too, especially for print books. You’ll also see the new option on that page for sharing an audiobook sample on the Wyvern’s Mate page. I’m sure there are a lot of other nifty features that I’ll discover as I migrate my pages to the new format. (The block editor actually reminds me of Vellum, the application I use to format my ebooks.)
Once all this is done, I’ll update the ebooks of the Dragons of Incendium, so that the links for the landing pages for the books refer to this site. (They’re due for an update anyway.)
I’ve also upgraded the plan on this website, which allows me to add Paypal buttons to the pages. This is a cool way for me to offer signed books directly to you. I’ll put the links on each book page, and the series bundles on the Store tab. I’ve already done this for the contemporary romances on my main website – you can see how it looks on the page for Just One Fake Date – and now for the Incendium books here.
That’s my plan for September – in addition to, yes, writing the rest of Dragon’s Mate. 🙂
In my most recent Dragons & Angels newsletter, there was a giveaway. If you didn’t open your newsletter or you don’t subscribe, you missed a chance to win a signed hardcover copy of Kiss of Fire.
To enter the giveaway, subscribers told me whether they preferred dragon shifter paranormal romances with:
• dragon shifter heroes and heroines with no special powers
• dragon shifter heroes and dragon shifter heroines
• dragon shifter heroes and heroines with powers of their own
• dragon shifter heroines and heroes with powers of their own
There were a lot of replies and different explanations as to why anyone favored a specific one. The results were pretty well scattered, with the possibility of two dragon shifters together being the least popular. One reader pointed out that they would be too much the same then, which sounds quite reasonable.
Of course, I’ve written a few of these structures. The Dragonfire Novels feature dragon shifter heroes and heroines with no special powers. The Dragons of Incendium series features dragon shifter heroines and heroes, some of whom have special powers and some of whom don’t. And DragonFate will feature dragon shifter heroes and heroines with special powers of their own. More about that in next week’s newsletter.
The winner of the signed book was Karin, and it’s on its way to her now.
If you haven’t subscribed to the Dragons & Angels newsletter, you might want to do so before next week’s newsletter. It will include cover reveals for DragonFate.