Part of my problem is that I hate editing, even myself.
But it needed to be done.
The Darkship series will take a little longer, because there is about 1/3 extraneous material per book. So I need smart and fanatic readers to tell me if there’s a scene they’d like to see, or something they’d like one of the books to show more of. Failing that, I’ll make Dan read them and tell me if he thinks they need something. (He’s pretty good at that.)
I know there’s maybe ten pages removed from AFGM in editing, (no, nothing off color, just a different editorial opinion) which I intend to put back in, but the rest is not as clear.
I’ve also started putting Kate Paulk’s Con series back up, (ConVent should be live tomorrow morning) hopefully to be soon followed by Impaler and First Blood and then the first of a space opera series.
Sorry all this has taken so long, 2020 was very bad for my productivity.
So, right now these are up (and yeah, I’m proud of myself.)
Something or someone is killing shape shifters in the small mountain town of Goldport, Colorado.
Kyrie Smith, a server at a local diner, is the last person to solve the mystery. Except of course for the fact that she changes into a panther and that her co-worker, Tom Ormson, who changes into a dragon, thinks he might have killed someone.
Add in a policeman who shape-shifts into a lion, a father who is suffering from remorse about how he raised his son, and a triad of dragon shape shifters on the trail of a magical object known as The Pearl of Heaven and the adventure is bound to get very exciting indeed.
Solving the crime is difficult enough, but so is — for our characters — trusting someone with secrets long-held.
Family! Can’t live with them and can’t eat them.
Tom Ormson, owner — with his girlfriend — of The George, a diner in downtown Goldport, Colorado is well on his way to becoming a responsible and respectable adult, despite his rough start and the fact that he turns into a dragon.
But then the unpredictable Colorado weather, the ancient leader of a dragon triad and an even more ancient shifter-enforcer combine to destroy his home, put his diner at risk and attempt to kill him.
All this, of course, has to happen while Tom’s friend, Rafiel, is trying to solve a series of murders-by-shark at the city aquarium, and Tom’s newly-reconciled father is attempting to move to Denver.
Fasten your seat belts, a wild ride is about to begin.
Tom Ormson and Kyrie Smith are suffering the growing pains of young romance and young business people. Tom worries obsessively about the new fryer in the diner exploding.
As though he didn’t have enough on his mind, though, life decides it’s time for a sabretooth with vengeance on her mind to come to town, and for the Great Sky Dragon to try to arrange a marriage for Tom.
Meanwhile, out at the old amusement park, the one with the really good wooden roller-coaster, a series of bizarre murders is taking place.
And, as if that were not enough, Conan Lung, dragon shifter, ex-triad member and waiter extraordinaire starts his country singing career with an original song “If I Could Fly to You.”
When Kyrie is kidnapped, it’s all Tom can do to make sure he protects her while not eating anyone.
And yes, I will finish Bowl of Red and All Hot to put out before Summer.
If it’s not obvious my schedule is suddenly very full, which is a GOOD thing. It gives me less time to read the news….