dragovianknight: a woman spans fire filled with fanciful shapes from one hand to the other (Writing - Telling Tales by the Fire)
Gaius Valens dreams of driving the Saxons from Britannia. The Empire and her legions have abandoned the island, leaving the inhabitants surrounded by enemies. Now, on an island already being overrun by Saxon invaders, a darker threat emerges.

That's part of the blurb for a new series I started reading last week (I needed a break from frantically writing porn for an anthology). This is alternate history, and what sold me was this line:

Because they have one crucial thing that the alchemists and Saxon invaders don't—the long lost Imperial airship, the Octavian.

Now, I am not a HUGE alternate history person, and my first choice isn't the late 5th century. But I am big on airships, so I had to pick up the first book. The writing style is perfect for a quick, easy read. I don't know enough about this particular point in history to nitpick details, but I can say the author sells me on the world he's built. I love the characters, who have a chemistry that a lot of writers don't pull off and get some entertaining banter between them. There are some unfortunate issues with typos, but I forgave them because I was having so much fun with the story, which involves a lot of good old fashioned man-versus-monster action.

There are four books so far, with a fifth on the way (though I don't know when). Soon, I hope; I'm looking forward to continuing my adventure with Captain Valens and his crew. The series is in Kindle Unlimited and therefore only available on Amazon, and the books so far are:

Book One: A Taste of Alchemy
Book Two: The Monster
Book Three: Clipped Wings
Book Four: The Saxon Coin
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Knight Rider - KITT - Whee!)
Like me, [personal profile] darthneko has now plunged into the world of self publishing. Unlike me, she is producing things she'll actually admit to.

Sadly, it is not (yet) the novel she's been working on. Instead, it's her first coloring book!

Cover image below the cut. )
Meanwhile, I am still writing porn that I won't admit to, because it pays better than my half-assed fantasy ideas would.
dragovianknight: Rhinox with his head leaning against Optimus Primal, captioned "headgorilla" (Transformers - Rhinox - *headgorilla*)
Which is to say, I said, "Screw it" and placed my ZOMG Smells order this morning.

Things what I ordered:

The Official Girl Genius Collection in squee (sample size) form.

The Fancy Fruity Flan Fight bottle set (limited edition; available until May 7)

A squee of Brontosaurus Loves Triceratops: description ) And yes, I would have bought that just for the name, because I ♥ dinosaurs, but luckily the notes have a good chance of working for me.

And a squee of Dastardly Banyan: description ) Again, purchased for the description, but a sandalwood/patchouli blend is unlikely to go wrong for me, unless they use really crappy patchouli.

In other news, it's time for the 2nd Annual Small Fandom Subscription Meme. Love a small fandom? Head on over and find others to share the love!
dragovianknight: A small kitten draped in green yarn (Knitting - Kitten & yarn)
Now or in the future, might I just point out that if you sign up via this here referral link we both get entered into a drawing for a DSLR camera. I'm just sayin'.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
Has a master list of prompts up. Go forth and claim!
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Writing - Plotbunny)
[community profile] the_fic_trader is collecting prompts for another round of Gen in January.

I may have left some Power Rangers prompts.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (MMPR - Rita - It's Time to Conquer Earth)
[community profile] ranger_bingo's Dreamwidth incarnation is open for sign ups! All Power Ranger and Sentai incarnations welcome!

Edit: I HAZ A BINGO CARD!

*ahem*

Jul. 14th, 2009 09:48 am
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Writing - Plotbunny)
HAVE I HAPPENED TO MENTION THAT [community profile] areyougame ON DREAMWIDTH IS PREPARING FOR THE AUGUST ROUND? BECAUSE I MAY POSSIBLY HAVE POSTED PROMPTS AND I MAY POSSIBLY WANT TO SEE THEM WRITTEN. JUST SAYIN'.

::sips water after all that shouting::

Prompt sneak peeks posted here and here. Invite codes available from me. If you don't want a Dreamwidth account, OpenID is another option, I imagine.

::stares hard at you all::
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
The Dreamwidth incarnation of [community profile] areyougame has the prompt list up for a sneak peek. August 1-15 is here; August 16-31 is here. And you still have a little time to submit prompts over here!

(I still have Dreamwidth invites for anyone who needs one, too.)

Whee!

Jun. 21st, 2009 09:28 pm
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
The prompt table for the random_fic_is_random mix & match challenge is up!

And *facepalm* I totally can't believe I didn't include Link, Zelda, and Ganon/Ganondorf on my lists.

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