Often mercurial, preternaturally perceptive, always inscrutable.
What if you had to barter for your village while tied to a stake? Or if the one thing you always wanted—a dragon of your own—was forever denied? Where might a midnight chase through a stately hotel lead?
From adversary to lover to devoted friend, from epic to urban fantasy—follow six heroines as they encounter six very different dragons. They’ll barter and bargain, chase and be chased, and in the end, learn the true meaning of dragon’s bane.
Dragon Whispers gathers together the dragon stories from The (Love) Stories for 2020 project:
- Aleag the Great
- Knight at the Royal Arms
- Fire and Ivy
- Dragon’s End
- Heart Whisper
- Dragon’s Bane
Let the adventure begin!
Don’t buy this book!
All right, you certainly can buy this book. I’m not going to stop you.
However, all the stories in it have (or will) appear as part of The (Love) Stories for 2020 project. So you can absolutely read them for free as well (Aleag the Great and Heart Whisper are scheduled for November). Plus, I’ll be releasing a compilation of all the 2020 stories at the end of the year.
So why release this (somewhat) slender compilation and then tell people not to buy it? Reverse psychology?
No, actually, I have a couple of reasons for doing this. As I was working on the project, I discovered I had dragon stories—in my head and on my hard drive—enough to create their own compilation.
These themed compilations sell surprisingly well for me–in markets you can’t really see. Library pay-per-checkout, print library sales, print sales via Ingram, and subscription services like Kobo Plus and Scrib. I have books that don’t sell on any of the e-retailer sites (and have the Amazon rank to prove it, ha!) but sell in print.
Unfortunately, it’s a murky thing. I can’t tell where these books are selling (most of the time), so my only recourse is more = better.
Also, it’s been more than a year since I’ve released something new. It’s always good to practice the steps since things change all the time.
But most of all, it was fun. I enjoy the production side of things almost as much as the writing. And maybe it’s a result of 2020, but it feels good to make something and put it out into the world.