Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Dragon Appreciation Day!

I found out late in the game that January 16th is actually Dragon Appreciation Day!
Have you appreciated your dragon lately?
I thought I'd make a quick post sharing some indie books featuring dragons.

The Clockwork Dragon


Three authors. One legend. One dragon. A Legion of demons. Who will survive and who will lose their soul? 

The darkness consumes. We are Legion. Locked in our golden prison. Waiting. Seeking. Tempting. Are you strong enough to resist? Or will you allow us to escape?



"Dragons, mages, and estranged siblings collide in a struggle to control the Kingdom of Rioch." 

The Guild of Mages is determined to destroy the dragon race at all costs. Queen Christine, keeper of the peace and leader of the dragon riders, strives to maintain stability in Rioch. Amidst this struggle, Zharah is torn between the anti-dragon teachings of her childhood and her unwitting bonding with the dragon hatchling Elihan. She must cross the kingdom in search of her long lost brother and the answers to her future as a Dragon-Touched human. She finds both friends and enemies along the road, but above all she finds herself.




Dragon's Curse
The Dragon and the Scholar Saga, Book One
Fantasy/Romance

On her first assignment out of the Academy, young healer and scholar, Shannon Macaulay is summoned to the struggling kingdom of Regone to see to the wounds of a young but crippled king. When the unwanted attentions of an aggressive knight and the sudden appearance of a hated dragon turn her world upside down, she decides to take matters into her own hands even if doing so proves dangerous.

Finding herself strangely drawn to the company of the dragon, Gnaw, Shannon must force herself out of her safe world of books and botany to come to the aid of her unexpected ally in a strange kingdom, cursed by a fateful encounter with a dragon and the loss of a beloved prince. Can she learn to put aside her fears, and perhaps sacrifice her deepest desires, to help a friend and restore a family? 

A Dragon's Scale (The Paradan Tales Book 2)


A single impossible wish leads Aurora into the dangerous unknown. A new world of monsters awaits her on her terrifying quest. Cannibalistic Goblins, merciless Ogres, the irresistible call of Lyra’s, at the long thought mythical Lyric Lake, are just the beginning to her obstacles.
Tommit continues to plot his escape with two thing on his mind retaking his throne and …….revenge.
Cassius remains in Paradan and he has the daunting task of rebuilding his beloved country, without Aurora. A new maiden Greya, schemes to become the new queen. A protector joins Aurora on her quest, and he becomes enchanted with her strength and beauty leading to a possible new love.
Will Aurora find the golden dragon scale and will it ultimately lead her back to Paradan and to Cassius? Or will she choose a new love and a new life?
An assassin haunted by her past. A desert world with no hope of a future. An evil collective bent on their total annihilation.

For virtuoso assassin Sahara Acwellan, this flight was supposed to be her last. Convicted of slaying the Dragon-Lord Chieftain on her homeworld and sentenced to the labor camps on the desert world of Silesia, Sahara's brilliant career as a freedom fighter has been cut short. But when fate intervenes and her prison transport crashes in the sands, she might have a second chance to finish what she started.

All that stands in her way is Jared Alareth, the warrior turned apprentice healer with a past as shattered as her own. He rescues her from the desert and brings her to his home city of Albadir, but Sahara's plans have nothing to do with moving on and everything to do with vengeance. As Sahara sweeps Jared and his people into a conflict they have tried so desperately to avoid, they discover that the treachery of the Dragon-Lords goes deeper than they could ever have imagined.

And when Sahara's fate becomes twined with that of everything Jared loves, will he find the courage to save her and his people before it's too late?

Gemworld (Facets of Reality Book 1)

For a US Navy SEAL, life can be many things -- challenging, thrilling, rewarding, hazardous, unexpectedly short. Lieutenant James Salvatori knew all this going in, but nothing could have prepared him for his mission to Laos. What started as an anti-terror operation turned into an experience that was quite literally out of this world!

New lands, mythical creatures, powerful magics, immortal tyrants. What's a guy like Sal to do, except lock and load?



Alrekur Vidarsson had to wait three thousand years to finally fall in love. He spent two thousand years searching for her, but then she found him, awaking him from death.

Unfortunately, she was engaged to another, and Alrekur had to wait another eighty years. Finally, he won her over and they got their happily ever after...except that it won't be that easy.

The birth of their daughter has awakened the entire dragon species, who had been sleeping since before Alrekur was born. The dragons have their sights set on Alrekur's family, and they'll stop at nothing to get what they want, not caring if they destroy everyone he loves in the process. 

Ben the Dragonborn (The Six Worlds Book 1)

There are very few people on earth who know the location of a mysterious school where heroes of the past train those who belong to the future. Ben Taylor only learns of the school’s true purpose when he is called into the Principal’s office. Miss Templeton gives him a simple test to see if he is a Chosen of the Guardian. That very day Ben is sent through a portal to a watery world of mermaids and monsters. “Has a mistake been made?” This is the question on everyone’s mind, including Ben’s. Ben’s only chance of success depends on discovering the secret of his own true self in a terrifying world where nightmares come to life.

Tales of Aldura: Phaedra

Phaedra, a young Njae Loremaster, must confront a terrible fate predicted by a Seeress. She risks her husband, her child, and her life in order to save the peoples of the Twin Goddess.

2 comments:

  1. Arg, a day late! Ah well. I am totally appreciating *your* dragon, Heidi. I just got the third book. I have devoured the first two and on to the third. What great books! :)

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying them. There is something about writing dragons that really gets me excited. I'm probably going to jump back into that world again someday because even though I tied up the main story line for that series nicely, there are a lot of characters I left open for possible expansion (including a "When Shannon met Martin" prequel.

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