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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Today's Daily Dragon is...Me!

Aren't I magnificent?
Okay, I'm an imaginary dragon, but the beauty of this is that I can imagine myself any way I want.

Now if only Colin would sell enough books to buy me all this treasure. Check them out here.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Fantasy Faeries

I don't normally like the Faer Folk.

They don't taste nice, and their wings stick in my fangs.

This image is lovely, however, and serves to illustrate their grace, and magical affinity.

Behind the image lies a world of wonder.

Books, written by a collection of story tellers with a connection to the make believe. 

Do you believe? I know I do.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Today's Daily Dragon - Uncle Alphonse

We always called my uncle, Wolfie. Grand Dragon always thought he must have been eaten a werewolf once, but whatever is was, Wolfie always howled at the full moon. 

Think of him as an olden day rooster, but instead of waking you in the morning, he'd keep you awake at nights. And eat you, if he was peckish.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Today's Daily Dragon - Doug Dandridge

Okay, okay...I know it's another Daily Dragon who is actually one of you squishies, but I've just finished reading this book. It's amazing. I do love this series, but Colin beat me to it and wrote a review.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

The Bowes Library Corner: *Today's Church - where is the Love?*

The Bowes Library Corner: *Today's Church - where is the Love?*: I realise by blogging about the Church, I risk all kinds of negative feedback, but it's hard to sit on your hands forever and the keyboa...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Daily Dragon, and this one's a corker!

I just had to share this. This magnificent creature is in no way related to me, but this is one of the most beautiful dragon pictures I've ever seen.

Sahara Foley Books and Book Reviews: Meet Dena Nicotra and her latest book: SIMPLE

Sahara Foley Books and Book Reviews: Meet Dena Nicotra and her latest book: SIMPLE: Meet Dena Nicotra and her latest book: SIMPLE Tell us about your newest book: Simple is a post-apocalyptic novel that takes re...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

What are Five Star reviews?

What are these elusive things all about?
Five little yellow marks on a webby page. 
Do people really care?

I suppose some of you pinkies do. I know Colin does. 
He gets incredibly excited when he gets one. In fact, tonight he received a very well written review.

I don't really get it.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Todays daily dragon...Scotty!!

Today's daily dragon is not technically a dragon.
What he is, however, is a figure that embodies the best of dragon kin.
Brave, committed and brilliant, with a wicked sense of humour.
Yup, that's definitely dragon.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Things that go bump in the night!

Who doesn't enjoy being scared out of their skins once in a while?
Are there any of you who don't shiver with anticipation while reading a good suspense book?

Enjoy with my compliments,

Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Daily Dragon


Now that we are getting to know each other a little more, I thought I might introduce you to some of the more eccentric and unusual members of my extended family. 

I tried to come up with a suitable title for this series of posts, but as you don't speak Dragon, Colin came up with

The Daily Dragon

I know, it's rather simplistic, and I don't intend to post every day, but it will suit my purpose for now.

Anyway, on to today's victim...sorry, guest. Meet cousin Clyde.

He came around the other night and lay down for a little nap. The thing is, he doesn't know Colin's kids very well, so when he woke up he found himself like this. Do not underestimate the power of children with imagination and colouring pencils.

Silly Clyde.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Names Starting With 'Z': My Blog Drives My Novel's Downloads

Names Starting With 'Z': My Blog Drives My Novel's Downloads: I do reviews for indie authors to promote their work because I believe that it is in the new pool of independent, self-published writer...

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

But...where are the dragons?

I asked myself this question right after reading Souls of the Never

I mean, the short prequel Origins of the Never had some magnificent specimens of dragon kind. But besides a few dead dragon carcasses, there were none to be found in the story itself.

Or so I thought, until I read Worlds of the Never. I can't believe how blind I was! They were there in front of my eyes the whole time. Granted, even the characters in the book aren't aware of their place in the whole plan, but I should have seen it. All the clues are there.

I won't spoil it for the rest of you humans. Read the books. Find the dragons.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Dragon eggs are better than chocolate

Happy Easter from Claude the imaginary dragon

I thought I'd share a picture of my auntie Mabel's encounter with the Easter Bunny. What? You think he's not real? Little git tried to steal her eggs. I can still remember the smell of roast rabbit. Mmmmm

Not my usual cup of tea, but it's actually very good.

If you follow this blog, you will know I have a certain taste in books.I like historical stories, because I have lived so long I imagine what I was doing at the time the book is set in.

I don't usually like futuristic books, as they are out of my comfort zone, and to be honest I don't normally read mystery books.

This one has me all a flutter, as it's both of the above, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I intend to pay a visit to Ms Lugo later on, to congratulate her in person. Apparently she likes cognac, so I'll stop off at my stash on the way. I have a little of the 1781 left aside for special occasions. For now, I will simply link in the review that Colin has written.

Oh, I should also mention that it's free. Well done Ms Lugo, and I shall see you later.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The best stress buster available

Today was a hard day for Colin. I won't bore you with the details, but the storm clouds in his head were threatening lightning, and I despise lightning. Singes my wings you see.

Fortunately, our relationship has defrosted of late, so I told him to give himself a shake and do something he loves, in order to calm down.

So, at this moment, while I write this blog, Colin is writing a little short story for an anthology he's been invited to participate in. I've read it, it's actually rather good. Quite dark, as it begins in a particularly morbid place. Auschwitz. Now, of all the many unfortunate things you humans inflict upon each other, this one sickens me the most. I know Colin actually shed a tear while writing it.

The thing is, writing is a wonderful way to relieve stress. You can disappear into a world of your own making, write in things or people who have annoyed you; and then kill them.

Tonight shall be a night of relaxation.

Aaah, bliss.