25 March 2008 SERENITY was released and readers were introduced to the Gezane universe where humans and bhresya share the planet. Serenity, human princess of Cheslav, and Melchior, king of the bhresya nation Nexeu, entered into a political marriage to ensure peace between their peoples.
Joining Serenity on her journey to her new home were her Hell Hounds, bhresya guards who loved her and had devoted their lives to keeping Serenity safe. Among those guards is Chigaru, the captain of the Hell Hounds, and Serenity’s closest friend. Though Chigaru’s love for his queen goes beyond simple loyalty, Serenity’s heart belongs to her husband.
After years of waiting and wondering and fielding readers’ emails asking if Chigaru will ever get a story (believe me, I know I took a while on this one), Chigaru’s story will now be told.
Coming December 2013 (tentative date, subject to change), KRISTAR, the continuation of the Gezane universe tales will be released from Bookstrand Publishing.
Chigaru wants a woman who will distract him before he commits treason. Kitty is restless with her life and needs a major change. She’s not right for his world, and he’s not what she expected. Together they will learn to compromise, to accept, and to love all the things of their pasts in order to have a future.
Publisher :: Bookstrand Publishing
Genre :: Mainstream Fantasy Romance
Themes :: Interracial, Multicultural, Multi-Dimensional, MF
Tentative Release :: December 2013
Now available on Nook & iBooks:
*High Fantasy Non-Shifter Dragon Romance, MF*
The next generation of dragons will not hatch until Prince Shurik finds a human willing to become his bride. Transported from her world to his, Yolette is the one, but Shurik’s growing feelings are impeding his proposal. Shurik must decide between his people or his love and pray his choice is the right one.
It’s climbing again! Favored Dragon’s Release has hit the #10 spot on the Bookstrand MF Bestseller List. This is huge! #10! That’s of all the MF titles Bookstrand sells — Mainstream and Erotic. My dragon is coming in #10.
Thanks so much, everybody who has purchased a copy! I hope you enjoy it and look forward to the next.
I haven’t done a writing update since 23 April. There’s a really good reason for that — I went to the mainland on 01 May and didn’t get home to Hawaii until 12 June. In that entire time, I wrote nothing. I had a few ideas that I jotted down in my ipad for future reference (and I’ll get to those soonish) but no actual writing.
For those who keep up with me on FB and my newsletter, I landed in the hospital with an infected kidney stone on 04 June and didn’t get discharged until 10 June. Yup, I was in the hospital for a week. Not fun. Water is your friend. Drink lots because kidney stones REALLY hurt.
I ended up missing the Reader-Author Get Together convention I would have attended the day AFTER the kidney stone hit me. Still not happy about that. But anyway, I’m home and I have been writing LOTS. I just haven’t been updating my blog that I’ve been writing lots. I have been updating FB though.
Unlike previous writing update posts, I’m not going to day by day. That would take too long. I’ll just give word counts of what I’ve been writing since I got off the meds (the side effects kept me from writing or doing much of anything except being a bump on a log). 22 June hit and suddenly I had to write. I’ve been writing ever since.
22 June – 13 July 2013 Writing Progress
* Daily Grind Book 2 – 16,476 words
* Daily Grind Book 3 – 8,585 words
* Daily Grind Book 4 – 27,657 words
* Daily Grind Book 5 – 21,044 words
* Daily Grind Book 7 (…maybe) – 3,432 words
* Daily Grind Book 8 (…possibly) – 1,668 words
* Daily Grind (abandoned idea) – 9,642 words
* Daily Grind (still not sure if I’m using this) – 3,073 words
* Story Idea “Statue” – 9,320 words
* Story Idea “Domme” – 6,678 words
* Pre-Game Show Book 3 – 5,770 words (total 8,912)
* Pre-Game Show Book 4 – 11,690 words
* Selected Lovers (Caveat Emptor 7.5) – 12,525 words
All totaled that’s 137,560 words in about 22 days… give or take since I didn’t write everyday. The only story that was started before this binge was Pre-Game Show Book 3. All the others are brand new. Suffice to say, my muse had some catching up to do and the frenzy isn’t over yet.
For those wondering, Daily Grind is a new series I have at Ellora’s Cave for their Exotika line (erotica). I have one book contracted (Filling the Void) and five other books planned and in various stages of being written — as you can see from the above. I figure Book 2 should be finished soon but first I have a deadline with Changeling Press for the spinoff of the Caveat Emptor series called Selected Lovers. That’s the story about the menage couple mentioned in the epilogue of Eternal Lovers.
My plan is to get Selected Lovers finished and to my editor this coming week (14 – 20 July) and then spend the rest of July putting the final 15K words (or so) on Book 2 of the Daily Grind series.
Once I get all this Erotica out of my system, I’m switching back to DRB mode to finish the next book in the Hidden by Dragons series at Siren-Bookstrand. It was already started from way back when. It has 11,243 words on it already. Likewise, the final book in the series is started as well — 5,356 words currently.
And that catches me up with the writing update. I resume my normal Friday updating schedule on 19 July.
Favored Dragon’s Release has climbed two spots on the Bookstrand MF Bestseller List. It’s now at #14. Thanks, everybody, for the continued support. I’m loving this. 😀
Look who hit the MF Romance Bestseller List at Bookstrand. Favored Dragon’s Release is clocking in at #16. That’s damn good. Let’s keep up the momentum, everybody! Thanks tons to all those who have bought my non-shifter dragon romance already.
Favored Dragon’s Release
[ Hidden By Dragons 1 ]
by D. Renee Bagby
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62740-119-7
Genre: High Fantasy Dragon Romance, MF
Length: Novel (107,000 words)
He wants her for his bride to end the dragons’ curse but his love for her is ruining his plans.
In the aftermath of a senseless war that claimed many lives, the gods have punished the dragons for causing the conflict. The next generation will not hatch until Prince Shurik finds a human female willing to put aside generations of animosity to become his bride.
Yolette goes to sleep on the side of a mountain, the odd woman out on a couples’ camping trip, and awakes in a field outside the home of a dragon. Transported to an unknown world very different from her own, she must depend on Shurik for shelter and guidance.
Shurik doesn’t anticipate his growing feelings for Yolette, making the task of proposing that much harder. Danger looms from those who want the punishment ended and from those who want it to continue until the last dragon is gone. Shurik must decide whether he will save his people or his love and pray to the gods his choice is the right one.
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