Drakin: The Story of Raiya, Update!!

Hello all!

So we’re doing very well so far and it looks like the late November/Early December release of Drakin is still not unrealistic. We’re more than half way done with the editing.

We have completed all of the legal background to get the book off the ground; publishing rights, copyrights, formatting, etc.

The book will be available in hard and soft cover, as well as in digital format. I’m personally very excited, and I hope all of you are as well!

Book Synopsis:
‘ “Abomination, freak, monster…”  You get used to names like these when you have yellow eyes, horns, and scales, but Raiya could have really cared less.

After being forced into exile because of her appearance, Raiya’s mind has been focused on one goal; hunting down the dragon lord that killed her parents. For over thirty years, humanity has been locked in a struggle for survival against a race of dragons that had fallen from the heavens. They took everything from her and consumed the planet in a fierce war. Humanity’s numbers are quickly dwindling, leaving her few options in the way of allies.

What she doesn’t know is that her journey will strike at the very heart of the Red War and uncover truths about her past that she may not want to know. Can she finish what she started while coming to terms with the truths of her origin? ‘

 



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

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Character Interviews: Raiya

Host: Hello everyone and welcome back to character interviews! Today we’ve got a very special guest with us! Please give a warm welcome to the leading lady of her own soon-to-be-published story, Drakin: The Story of Raiya. It’s a pleasure to have you with us, Raiya!

Raiya: What… you’re implying I had a choice? One minute I’m heading north, heading for the ruins of Worcester, and suddenly I appear here!

Host: Yes, this is actually a very typical reaction we get. Don’t worry, we’ll be putting you back where we found you and you’ll have no memory of what happened here. In the meantime, would you mind answering a few questions for us?

Raiya: Again… do I have a choice?

Host: Not really.

Raiya: How about I just kill you?

Host: You’re not the first character to threaten me, you won’t be the last.

Raiya: Fine… it’s not worth the effort. What do you want?

Host: Well… why don’t you tell us about yourself and where you come from.

Raiya: My parents are dead, I look like a freak, and I’m hunting the dragon that killed my father, not much more to know.

Host: Your parents died? I’m so sorry… did you know them well?

Raiya: No… my mother died soon after I was born. I don’t know who my father is… but he likely died during the Richmond Massacre.

Host: The Richmond Massacre? What was that?

Raiya: And I thought I was out of touch… The Richmond Massacre was one of the bloodiest battles during the Red War, you do know what that is, right?

Host: No… can’t say as I do.

Raiya: Wow… okay… The Red War started years ago when a group of massive winged lizards from another world landed on Earth. They immediately attacked humanity and quickly began procreating to increase their numbers. Thirty years later, humanity has been reduced to a fraction of their original population and the lizards… which they call dragons for some reason… are winning the war. Little by little, human cities are destroyed and people are left destitute.

Host: Wow… that’s pretty bad. So humanity is fighting at the end of its line. So where do you fall on all of this?

Raiya: Richmond, Virginia was attacked by a massive dragon lord. The dragon lords are the original six dragons that landed on Earth. He killed my family… and I want its head.

Host: How will you know him when you see him?

Raiya: I’ll know… he’s said to have yellow eyes and black, red-tipped, scales. I’ve never seen another dragon like him.

Host: Fair enough… so where are you looking?

Raiya: Everywhere… I’ve listened for rumors among the nomad clans and war dissidents. He moves around quite a bit.

Host: So how do you plan to take him down?

Raiya: I’ve been on my own since I was 10 years old. I spent my time learning how to fight. I know dragons, and I know what their weaknesses are.

Host: And once he’s dead, what are you going to do then?

Raiya: I… I don’t know… I’m not exactly welcome in the cities. Usually they call me “freak or monster.”

Host: Why is that? Hey… is the light to much for you?  You’re keeping your hood pretty tight on your head.

Raiya: Mind your own business.

Host: Well… All right, is there anything else you’d like to say?

Raiya: No…

Host: Nothing else we should know about you that would draw readers in?

Raiya: Readers? What the hell are you talking about?

Host: Oh um… nothing, never mind.

Raiya: *Sigh* look, I’m a young woman in a desolate world with an all-encompassing war going on. When I’m not avoiding dragon attack, I’m hiding from canbans! How much more interesting do you need?

Host: What are canbans?

Raiya: You don’t want to know.

Host: I believe that… well I think that’s all we have time for. Thanks for joining us, Raiya.

Raiya: Are we done here? You can send me home now…

Host: And a special thanks to all the readers who took the time to be here with us today! See you all next time!



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Drakin: The Story of Raiya, Update!!

Hello all!

So we’re doing very well so far and it looks like the late November/Early December release of Drakin is not unrealistic. We’re about half way through our edits and the covers are complete.

The book will be available in hard and soft cover, as well as in digital format. I’m personally very excited, and I hope all of you are as well!

Book Synopsis:
‘ “Abomination, freak, monster…”  You get used to names like these when you have yellow eyes, horns, and scales, but Raiya could have really cared less.

After being forced into exile because of her appearance, Raiya’s mind has been focused on one goal; hunting down the dragon lord that killed her parents. For over thirty years, humanity has been locked in a struggle for survival against a race of dragons that had fallen from the heavens. They took everything from her and consumed the planet in a fierce war. Humanity’s numbers are quickly dwindling, leaving her few options in the way of allies.

What she doesn’t know is that her journey will strike at the very heart of the Red War and uncover truths about her past that she may not want to know. Can she finish what she started while coming to terms with the truths of her origin? ‘

 



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Drakin: The Story of Raiya, Cover Reveal.

Hello all!

Thank you all so much for being so patient with me as I work tirelessly on my next publication. We still don’t have a formal release date yet, though I’m shooting for November/December. However, I wanted to give you a little something to whet your appetites a little.

When the book comes out, this will be the display on the front cover! It will be available in digital, hardcover, and softcover!

Raiya is portrayed by Hanna Hymel, a very talented model if I may say so.

The photographer is, once again, Rick Chandler  of The Boston Film Family Photography.

The man responsible for turning Hanna into Raiya and bringing my dragon to life is an artist I’ve worked with on most of my books, the very talented Brett Warniers.

Book Synopsis:
‘ “Abomination, freak, monster…”  You get used to names like these when you have yellow eyes, horns, and scales, but Raiya could have really cared less.

After being forced into exile because of her appearance, Raiya’s mind has been focused on one goal; hunting down the dragon lord that killed her parents. For over thirty years, humanity has been locked in a struggle for survival against a race of dragons that had fallen from the heavens. They took everything from her and consumed the planet in a fierce war. Humanity’s numbers are quickly dwindling, leaving her few options in the way of allies.

What she doesn’t know is that her journey will strike at the very heart of the Red War and uncover truths about her past that she may not want to know. Can she finish what she started while coming to terms with the truths of her origin? ‘

Thanks everyone! Can’t wait to share this story with you!!



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Drakin: The Story of Raiya Update!

Just wanted to give a quick update…

The synopsis has been submitted and approved. We’re going ahead with that. The first draft is now in the hands of the editor. I’m waiting on the corrections from him before moving on to the next step.

The cover is progressing… surprisingly quickly and so far looks awesome. Can’t wait for you all to see it.

We still don’t have a release date, though I am shooting for some time in December. I don’t want to lock myself into that because there’s still considerable work that needs to be done and I want this to be as perfect as possible.

Be patient, be excited, and I’ll have a brand new adventure for you soon!



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

 

Quick update… Drakin, The Story of Raiya

So we don’t have a release date yet… However the cover design is taking shape and the first draft is complete and in review.

We also have a synopsis ready to go, which I will share with you now…


“Abomination, freak, monster…”  You get used to names like these when you have yellow eyes, horns, and scales, but Raiya could have really cared less.

After being forced into exile because of her appearance, Raiya’s mind has been focused on one goal; hunting down the dragon lord that killed her parents. For over thirty years, humanity has been locked in a struggle for survival against a race of dragons that had fallen from the heavens. They took everything from her and consumed the planet in a fierce war. Humanity’s numbers are quickly dwindling, leaving her few options in the way of allies.

What she doesn’t know is that her journey will strike at the very heart of the Red War and uncover truths about her past that she may not want to know. Can she finish what she started while coming to terms with the truths of her origin?


Hopefully, you’re as excited as I am about the release. I will deliver more updates as I get them. Please just be patient with us!

Thanks all,

Jim



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

 

New Book Announcement!!!

Hi Everybody!

I know I haven’t been around in a while and I deeply apologize for it! I just wanted to give a quick update and explanation as to why;

If you didn’t figure it out already from the title, I’ve got a new book coming out!!!

When? Well… we’re still working on that.

I’m currently working on the second draft of my book and will be looking for beta readers/editors if interested.

So what’s the story about? 

Ah, glad you asked! The title of the story is Drakin: The Story of Raiya.

Here are the details:

Setting: Post-Apocalyptic North America.

Characters: Lt. Jagger Bishop, Raiya, Eric Fausten, Dr. Andrea Wagner, and Miranda Foster

I won’t go into too much detail there yet.

The story starts off with a massive meteor crash-landing in Manhattan, destroying the city. Its revealed that the meteor is infact artificial and is actually an escape ship from another world, carrying refugees looking for a home.

Those refugees are rather massive flying lizards. Thats right, you guessed it, Dragons.

The main setting of the story takes place 30 years into the future where humanity is locked in a massive world war against dragons from another part of the galaxy… and humanity is losing, badly.

Raiya is our main character, again, not going into much detail here, but she is essentially… not quite human. Her odd biology grants her certain abilities that give her the key to defeating the dragons and restoring peace on Earth.

I’ll post an official synopsis once I have it.

To my loyal readers, I want to thank so much for waiting it out. To any newcomers, I can’t wait to finish this book and hand it off to all of you. Just please be patient with me for a little while longer!

 

Thanks all,

Jim



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim