This is my heads up that tomorrow I will be posting the completed and edited story, “The Eye of the Storm,” as a charged post for my Patrons at Patreon. This is my Shaundar and Y’Anid elf-orc love story, for my Toy Soldier fans! This is your one and only chance to get it if you want it without buying the Chasing Fireflies anthology! Note that there may be some small changes in the story between now and the time it appears in the anthology. Chasing Fireflies will be released July 1, 2017. (Rated R for graphic sex.)
Hey all! Just an update that I’ve finished my Toy Soldier story for the Chasing Fireflies romance anthology yesterday and now it’s going to first edit. Then it goes to beta read by two other authors in the anthology, then the official anthology edit. When there’s $2 Patrons to send it to, I can send it, and that will probably be the post that I’ll charge Patrons for. When it’s finished the final edit, I will make it available for $1 Patrons to read as well.
You can find my Patreon page here to keep up-to-date to get first access!
Hey there, Toy Soldier fans! After a long absence due to NaNoWriMo followed by a new job at Patheos.com as a professional blogger, then a new job working behind the counter at the bookstore where I read Tarot, and a heaping huge case of writer’s block, I am pleased to announce that I am back at the keyboard!
I will be carrying on with Brothers in Arms but I will not release anything at this point until the whole novel is finished, since there’s been so many re-formats and changes. It’s not fair to you as the readers.
In other news, I’m going to be submitting A Few Good Elves to a friend who is an editor, so be prepared for a cleaned-up version in the near future.
Also, I am in the process of creating a Patreon account. This is big news for those of you who want to support my work but know that as fan-fic I am limited as to what I can do with it. You can offer to pledge monthly to help me create my projects. I am thinking that I might make the Toy Soldier Saga (possibly even a print version) available as perks for supporting my Patreon campaign. They would therefore be free gifts that I would providing to my supporters and not a commercial venture. I do have other things that will be commercial ventures that the Patreon campaign would be supporting, such as Etsy creations, a steampunk serial series I am working on, and a new album with professional-quality recording.
But I’m still working out the details of that, so stay tuned! And thanks for bearing with me all this time.
It was over. The Champion of Clan Bloodfist looked over the flotsam and jetsam that had once been the greatest fleet in the history of the Scro Empire, shattered and broken like so many forgotten toys. At least, they would be if the blood and body parts weren’t floating serenely between them. His blood brother Corin, the clan leader, was no longer pouring blood from the wound in his throat where a stray shard of broken metal from their shattered rail had pierced it, but he was still unconscious and whether or not he would live or die remained very much anybody’s guess, especially since the healer was only Sarga’s acolyte. Sarga was dead, killed when their primary helm was crushed by rough-hewn accelerator shot. They were adrift in the Void, and all around them the noose tightened as the butterfly-shaped vessels of the Imperial Elven Navy Fleet, easily three…
View original post 4,299 more words
I think it’s clear through recent posts that I am home again now and back to thinking about my novels. I took the opportunity to catch up on cross-posting the relevant stuff from the Wildspace blog. I am still involved in National Novel Writing Month and I am NOT writing Toy Soldier for that, but I will be back to work on the books again in a few days. I’m not going to post any more chapters for Brothers in Arms until I am finished, however, since I have done several rewrites. This will give me an opportunity to write the book in a different order and perhaps solve some of the difficulties I am having in bringing my disparate plot aspects together.
In other news, Spreecast is now charging per view to see old Spreecasts, so while it’s too much of a pain to take them all down, I think you should be aware of that.
I will be editing the books more thoroughly this winter and hope to progress to the audiobooks in the spring. They are quite the undertaking and expect that it will be some time before you see them.
If you have any questions let me know! I’ll keep plugging away at it . . . 🙂
The elves of Evermeet make use of a particular variant of the Elven Man-o-War, gifted from the Elven Imperial Navy: the Ruathimaer, or “Starwing!” This corvette-class 45 ton warship is the essence of Evermeet’s space defense. In recent years, more examples of this configuration have begun to appear as work-horses for planetary defense system ships in other spheres under the Navy’s protection also.
Chapter 16 of Brothers in Arms is now uploaded and ready for reading! You can find it above or on Scribd at this link. Enjoy!
When role-playing in an Orcish environment, it often behooves the game master to have names for their goblin allies. Below is a table designed to generate names for any goblin or hobgoblin PC or NPC. Designed in the fashion of Owen KC Stevens’ By Any Other Name articles (dragon magazine #251, 260, 261, 262, 267), it should allow you to generate a name for any goblins, or hobgoblins, in your game. To use the tables, roll a D20 and consult table one, then roll the appropriate number of percentile dice.
View original post 815 more words
Regardless of subrace, orcish (and in fact most goblinkin races) society tends to take one of two distinct forms in wildspace: Independent tribes and organized nations. The independent tribes operate much as their groundling cousins, and in fact most truly are groundling tribes who somehow gained control of spelljamming vessels and migrated into space. These tribes still favor a single orcish deity as their patron, and the priests of that deity will dominate any other priests who reside with the tribe. Such tribes have few long term goals beyond increasing their territory, and subsist primarily on piracy and raiding.
The organized nations are a very different story; they are composed of multiple tribes and have more complex governance. While some are formed due to the might of a single orc warlord, those rarely outlast the life of that individual, breaking up into their disparate tribes upon his death. Those nations…
View original post 3,377 more words