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Dragonthology Update

So it's getting real - Dragonthology now has a cover and author blurbs to share with all of you and a publishing target of January 2013. We (the authors) just received the final text for line-item edits in emails yesterday and I'll start going through my story one last time with a fine-toothed comb tonight.Hopefully I'll find all of those things that just sneak by to make it into final print - the typos, the missed punctuation that can drive me so crazy at later times. Each author is also welcome to line edit the other stories, but our own is the priority.

Here is the cover and the story synopsis for all of you to read. When I have a positive date for publication I'll announce it, of course, and I will also put all of the information on my website at that time. I hope you will be as excited about this collection of seven stories as I am.

Enter the pages of the Dragonthology. No single story has ever been great enough to contain the mystical, wondrous creature known as the dragon. We assembled the greatest draconian tales and put them between the covers of a single tome to satisfy your hunger for everything dragon. Seven magnificent stories, ranging from science fiction to mystery, await you within.

The Case of the Bloodstone Dragon by G.L. Jackson

A washed up has been, Private Investigator Clark is down to his last $100. That is, until the night a mysterious femme fatale walks through his door weaving a tale of intrigue in hope of recovering an artifact steeped in mystery and danger. What follows is a raucous ride through a little known human and dragon history, played out on the streets of New York City.

Unto the Breach by Jason Andrew

Jonathan Heller uncovers an unusual secret during one of the bloodiest campaigns of World War One in the middle of horrific trench warfare. Can he convince an ancient dragon that humanity is worthy of life during their darkest hour?

The Dragon of Sullivan Hall by Marian Allen

A dormitory full of fun loving female students, an angry red dragon with a litter full of hungry whelps, and a particular student of Irish descent. This won’t end well for the dragon.

Egg Hunt by Jay Wilburn

A lonely smuggler must make decisions he never dreamt possible in the darkness of space to elude capture and protect his precious cargo of dragon eggs. When one of them hatches, it threatens to damage his ship. Can a person change enough to save a ship, a dragon, and himself?

The Clan by Troy Lambert

Dragons return to the earth and humanity enslaves them with the last remnants of technology of their dying race. Now the technology of old is fading. Will the dragons be able to rise again? Will the humans declare war, or will a peaceful solution be found? It all rests in the hands of an ancient dragon, and a lowly shepherd and his clan.

Dragon Seeks a Wife by Sandra Graves

What happens when a dragon falls ill and is told he will die in a year and a day unless he finds his one true love? The only thing a dragon can do. He sets out on a quest to win the hand of the perfect mate for a dragon–the daughter of the king. Aided by a Quetzal bird sorcerer, he begins his quest. An old fashioned fairy tale with a Meso-American twist.

Darkness Taken by J.A. Campbell

In a land where children are warriors and the only adults are mythical creatures, all are called to fight the Darkness. Til and her dragon partner, Heliodor, complete the perfect Welcome Ceremony, but their joy is short lived. The Dark has slain a unicorn and taken her foal back to the Darklands. Can Til and Heliodor venture where none go and rescue the young unicorn?

So there you have it, the seven stories that will make up the whole of Dragonthology. I hope that reading these short synopses are making you as excited about reading the book when it is published as it is making me simply squeeee with joy.

(edited for typo - oops!)
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I'm absolutely thrilled. I've been published before for technical articles and beadwork designs, but never for my fiction so this is a very different thrill :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
I love the cover that they designed. It's so rustic yet elegant :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks. I got my line edits completed last night, now I have some time to read through the other stories and see if I catch anything needing correcting in their texts. They look like fun to read.

I still can't thank you enough for having publicized their call for stories. It would have been perfect if you had also had your story accepted, but I am still walking on air that I was and it wouldn't have been possible without you at all! So...thank you one more time *hugs and more hugs*

- Erulisse (one L)