What did the dragon burn?
First off, welcome to our new subscribers and our long-time friends. This week, I need to start our newsletter off a little differently due to a mishap caused by our dragon. So if you were waiting for her to cause more drama for us, pull up a chair and enjoy!
What did that dragon do this time?
Usually, we send a welcome email when you subscribe to this newsletter, but we have a digital dragon. She’s in charge of delivering ebooks and sending out welcome emails from her cave which is located somewhere in this country called cyberspace.
Still with me? Okay, good.
So the dragon was supposed to send a welcome email to our new subscribers, so they can meet us, characters, before we invade their inbox for real when we send our weekly newsletter.
But she’s a dragon, and dragons like to hoard things.
Some dragons hoard shiny objects. Our dragon hoards email addresses, and she might have had a little too much barbecue sauce and misunderstood what was happening when new email addresses landed in her hoard. So she might have incinerated the welcome email.
I’m really sorry about that and sorry we had to take time away from our continuing coverage of the Rogue Gods trilogy to explain the mishap. But when you have a dragon in charge of your newsletter list, these things happen.
We hope this little digression from our usual newsletter entertained and explained the mishap. And yes, we took the barbecue sauce away from the dragon, so hopefully, this won’t happen again.
(But she discovered online shopping and ordered another bottle. —sincerely, your dragon.)
But don’t worry. Your email address is quite safe in her keeping. She won’t let anyone get near it. If you need to unsubscribe for any reason, you can do that without risking her wrath. We have an arrangement with her, but we hope you’ll stick around to enjoy the madness! I mean the fantasy stories.
Just a quick disclaimer for legal reasons. Please don’t use barbecue sauce to lure a dragon away from their hoard. You could lose a hand that way. But you’re not fictional, so the hand won’t regenerate in between books. Please don’t try that. Leave the dragon taming and tending to someone who can cast really strong shields like my dad in the Curse Breaker series.
And now back to our regularly scheduled newsletter. I’m Ran, Sarn’s son from the Curse Breaker series, and I’m your host as usual and the archrival of the dragon who burned our welcome email to ashes.
Before I forget, you can listen to Melinda read this newsletter as well as the one from Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 on the podcast!
Last week, I mentioned the m’kraan crystal from the Marvelverse, and that we have something kind of like it in the Rogue Gods trilogy. In that email, I talked about one storyline that featured it, (the Age of Apocalypse), but there were others. Melinda either didn’t read those, or she forgot them. I didn’t want you to think that was the only time that crystal appeared in the Marvelverse.
But our version might only show up in the Rogue Gods trilogy. Why’s that?
Sit down and let me spill that tea! Your favorite character has all the details. And who might this awesome character be? Why, me of course. I’m Ran, Sarn’s son from the Curse Breaker series in case you forgot, and I handle all his PR as you expect from such an outgoing and dare I say charismatic character like myself.
Okay, now that we’re properly introduced for the second time, it’s time for the tea!
My scribe, Melinda, might not have known about our version of the m’kraan crystal until it appeared in the Rogue Gods trilogy. Funny how that happened.
I could tell how you, but I think that would be one spoiler too many. So you’ll have to read the trilogy to find out.
So Melinda was like wait a minute. Where did this crystal come from? She went off and thought about it, but it doesn’t break the lore.
She wishes it did so she could delete it from the book, and the characters from the trilogy might have offered me more scenes in book 3 of the Rogue Gods trilogy if I tell you about it so she can’t delete it. They really want to have a crack at this villain and that crystal.
And I’m weak. I will do anything for more page time because I only exist when you read me. But you can’t read about me if I’m not starring in anymore books. So you see why I had to go along with their plan.
Did you know that Melinda has one rule she won’t break? If someone reads something or finds out about something before the book is released, then she can’t remove it. She can make it better but it has to stay or you might be disappointed. So now you’re part of this too.
And may the scribe accept this newsletter as my application for a larger role in book 3 of the Rogue Gods Trilogy. She hasn’t started writing it yet because she’s finishing up book 2.
If you like rogue gods, morally gray characters, cinnamon rolls looking for redemption and a witch who will either save the world or destroy it, follow the Rogue Gods Kickstarter Campaign to get notified when the trilogy launches. So you can get your hands on them.
New Podcast Episodes & Videos
Fantasy, Lore, & More: The Scribe Reacts ← Melinda reads and reacts to this email and the two that preceded it in this episode!
Fantasy, Lore, & More: Chasing Fae
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