Horrific are a dragonâ€™s claws, its fiery breath and
buffeting wings. Potent is its body, fraught with magic down
to the very last glistening scale. But most fearsome of all
is a dragonâ€™s cunningâ€”and the soul that allows it to bond
Sabina was the one girl of her generation chosen as
Dragonmaid, friend and caregiver to the copper dragon of her
nationâ€™s tyrant king. There she witnessed the greed, lust
and rage such a beast could inciteâ€”and acquired her own very
I think you have to follow your muse - whatever your brain is telling you. That way you'll produce a fantastic book no matter what genre you write. (Lisa Freeman 11:21am April 6, 2009)
I agree with Lisa. You should follow your muse. Write whatever will make you the happiest or whatever you feel inspired to write. (Lori Patterson 12:33pm April 6, 2009)
I love historical but devoted fans will read what ever you right. I is always better if you write what inspires you. (Annetta Stolpmann 12:58pm April 6, 2009)
Can you move back and forth? I prefer the regency novels, but I'd hate to see your new fans be without. (LuAnn Morgan 1:23pm April 6, 2009)
I think that it must be nearly impossible to ignore an idea that keeps intruding into your brain. You should definitely grab the idea and run with it.
Personally, I hope that you also feel inspired to do another Regency book. Those are my favorites. (Cheryl Castings 1:26pm April 6, 2009)
I believe that if a book is meant to be written that it will direct you as to the era, plot and characters. According to the saying "what ever will be, will be". (Rosemary Krejsa 1:35pm April 6, 2009)
Ah, Jade, I love whatever you write!! Seduced by Crimson, Shards of Crimson and Tempted Tigress are all favorites. Let the muse take you and I'll love it! (Dee Dailey 1:51pm April 6, 2009)
You gals are all great!!! And to be honest...between writing this blog and today...I had the muse hit me upside the head. I've just sent out a regency-era romance. Straight historical. No paranormal, no fantasy, just really good historical romance. I love it! And so far, a few editors have too!
But never fear...I hear Pentold's story talking to me mroe and more. So devoted fans of fantasy...fear not. Pentold isn't REALLY dead!
Jade (Jade Lee 1:56pm April 6, 2009)
I think whatever you write, you bill be sucessful! But I do prefer the fantasy... (Susan Galley 2:15pm April 6, 2009)
I believe you write because you have to get the stories out that have been sweeping around in your brain. You dust off a corner and find new grit to spiffy up. (Alyson Widen 3:41pm April 6, 2009)
I'm soo glad you are going back to straight historical romance since I'm not a reader of p/n or fantasy. Can't wait to have you back!! Thank you, thank you, thank you... (Betty Cox 4:02pm April 6, 2009)
I am glad to hear that you are doing a straight historical romance. I like some paranormal and fantasy, but historical romance is my favorite. Can you give us any hints about this new book? (Cheryl Castings 4:09pm April 6, 2009)
oooh...hints...well, there's this actress who isn't really an actress and a fiance who isn't really a fiance...
no, no, I'm teasing. Truthfully, it's a set-up you've seen before. Hero goes to seduce the heroine because idiot younger cousin is about to propose to an inappropriate woman. Except, the inappropriate woman is actually really hot, and really amazing, and hmmmm... wait...
you get the idea. it will have my signature HOT, SEXY scenes, but it'll also be deeper characterization, good world building, and really fun characters. I've learned something from my fantasy work, so I'm taking that world building skill into the Regency.
Enough of a teaser? Oh...current working title is Surrender to Me. I know, someone else has used it, but titles are hard to do! (Jade Lee 4:17pm April 6, 2009)
I read and loved Dragonborn and I'm looking forward to the next one. My favorites are fantasy and the paranormal. (Teresa Warner 4:53pm April 6, 2009)
I think you have to do what your heart tells you to do! I am big into historicals myself but read a little of everything. (Gail Hurt 5:37pm April 6, 2009)
Since you feel so passionate about Ragona right now, maybe you should go with that. Heck, maybe doing that would get it out of your system and then there'll be room for lots and lots of new historical story ideas...or it could leave room for more fantasy story ideas. :D Either way, the characters are probably not going to leave you alone till you write their story. (Jacqueline Lam 6:25pm April 6, 2009)
So everyone is saying going with my passion. Well...okay. Right now my passion is to eat chocolate and watch tv. Probably not what you meant! Anyway...for the moment, historical regency. Then I'll probably just have to come back to Ragona. Pentold doesn't want to stay dead! (Jade Lee 8:06pm April 6, 2009)
When a story finds you, write it. There is no reason you can't keep a pen in both worlds. If you are working on a story and another intrudes, make notes (mental or otherwise) on the second that is pestering you. You do a wonderful job with both your historicals and fantasy, why not keep them both. A trip back to Ragona is something your fans will enjoy looking forward to and it will be worth the wait. Consider it your Regency Career bonus - you get a trip to Fantasyland. (Patricia Barraclough 9:34pm April 6, 2009)
I am looking forward to the historical Regency and your return trip to Ragona. I think what the majority of your fans are thinking is that if you write it we will read it! Thanks for visiting with us today. (Cheryl Castings 9:40pm April 6, 2009)
either a paranormal or a fantasy would be great. (Pam Kinsey 11:23pm April 6, 2009)
I'm a huge paranormal and fantasy buff (Bridget Hopper 5:26pm April 7, 2009)
Do not know how to help you for over 20 years all a read was sci fi books and loved them and now i read all romance books and love them so its a hard desishen i love both. have not read your book yet but i know i will love it when i do. (Stacey Smith 10:46pm April 7, 2009)
You've got to tell the story that is in you. (Shannon Scott 11:58am April 8, 2009)
I love the historical - but if your heart isn't in it - it might be too hard! Write what feels Right! (Kristi Herbrand 1:49pm April 9, 2009)
fantasy romance please! (Tina Werner 4:01pm April 9, 2009)
I love both Jade!!! Its hard to pick just one. If so, then Fantasy! (Cathie Morton 12:57pm April 10, 2009)
Please enter my name to win this book. It sounds great. Thanks. Lorraine [email protected]>NET (Lorraine Larose 5:31pm April 13, 2009)
I'm late to the discussion, and new to this author (hi, Jade!) but when has tardiness ever stopped me? Personally, I adore unusual settings and fantasy, so my vote is - Chineses dragons! (Maya Missani 10:25pm April 20, 2009)
I have DRAGONBORN on my TBR bookcase. Will be getting DRAGONBOUND soon, then read them both together. (Patricia Barraclough 10:55pm September 22, 2009)