Shadow Master Excerpt
Magnus Jakobsen is a valravn shadow master. He’s slowly fading and has been for centuries. His brother Llewellyn Christiansen and his mate Cherie along with their involvement in training other valravne has been all that has kept him alive. That was until Ryley Faye arrived at Draoithe with an old friend who'd been murdered and saved from the underworld by a dragon’s blood. He owed Gaspard the debt that could never be paid and now he might just owe the gryphon twice. He’d once again rescued the reborn version of his lifemate. Only this time she lived. Magnus Jakobsen had some debts to pay, a few enemies to settle old scores with, and a woman to claim as his own. Could he do it before time ran out and he was all but lost to the fade? Would knowing she lived give him the strength he needed to rebuild his life or would a few missteps see his empire crash and burn?
The Author Walk
I wrote over 3,000 words in this title in only a few hours, but I am liking it. It's up to almost 90,000 words, but this spinoff miniseries is looking like an excellent rough draft now. I couldn't help but share a taste of it. This one is going to get a bit dark and the necromancer will need to seek help from Draoithe before it's all finished, but the scenes keep speaking to me so I keep writing. This one is a bit like Dread Allies in its style with a string of interwoven shorter reads that form a larger tale. I promise the HEA will be there and all the juicy steamy bits are there too along with a bit of humor and the usual twists the magic lends to the tale. This time you'll find yourself in Alaska, but a dragon and four wild kings will definitely be heating up the cold nights. A bit of the criminal underworld sneaks into this story. Not every story is black and white/good and evil. Sometimes the best ones are a bit grey and convoluted enough to need therapy. If you want more like this head over to the Dream Group on Facebook and join me. I share parts of the story as I'm writing there and love to interact with readers. Hearing others thoughts sometimes aids the process.
Behind the Scenes
I have started an advertising campaign on Amazon. I don't know if I'm doing it right. Likely not. LOL, but I will learn eventually. I think the trick might be not to go broke. It feels a bit like playing the lotto. I might hit it. I might not. I doubt it matters in the end. It's not as if I will quit. The addiction is quite complete. I have temporarily stopped my ads on Facebook as they stopped performing as they once did. I'm not sure what went wrong, but I was spending money on the same ad I'd been spending money on and getting results only to see nothing in return all of a sudden. I think maybe the ad needed to be adjusted, but I'm not sure how. So I will merely craft a new one or ten. I guarantee I won't be spending much money. There is never any to spend. It's a new year and new offers need to be made. I need an evergreen ad for A Pack Forms. In the meantime, I must continue on with the shameless self promotion on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook. Don't get me started on Pinterest. LOL. I would love to see you there. Follow me on the social media platforms. Say hello, share a promotion if you feel like it. It never hurts.
I gotta run off and get some housework done. I have put it off all week in favor of the day job and my love affair with a good story. If you read in this New Year, don't forget to be kind and leave your review.
Finishing the saga. The New Year's Resolution of an Indie Author. I want to finish writing the Draoithe Saga. I won't likely get it all published next year, but I would like to write the last scenes in the saga. I might still write other stories later that are set in the dream, but finishing the rough draft on the last few books left to write would be nice. Publishing Goals: To publish Shadow Master, Lyons Gate, Criminal Behavior, Devil's Sins, and Four Horsemen by the end of 2021. It's a big goal, but I think I might be able to pull it off.
Author Walk 2021
As this is my Personal journal of my author walk, I want to be honest with you. Since I went back to working the full-time day job, sales dropped as fast as my promotion stopped. That told me a few things. First, this is not a part-time gig even though for now, I lack the ability to make it anything else. Second, I will never earn anything even close to commiserate to minimum wage for the labor of love that indie writing is. Third, I am hooked like a heroin addict and if this was a gambling addiction, the farm would have been long lost. LOL
I have seriously investigated free promotions and social media platforms. They are worth it and if I stay with it, I can see the impact. It isn't enough to get me what I want however (the end of the day job life). So, sorry if you were hoping I knew the road to instant success. (I don't think that really exists. There is always a back story.)
If the truth is that most self published authors never make but less than $200 on their books total, then if I have in the last two years made a few hundred on my books all together, then I have done as much as most. I have also learned a lot. Is there a magic formula for success? If there is, I have not hit upon it yet. (See my previous statements about get rich quick ideas for clarification.)
What's my goal? What would I consider a true success story? Clearing $500 a month on my books would be it, I'd say. Would I love more? Sure. Is it unrealistic? I don't think so. If it never happens will I be upset? No, I will only wonder what else I should have done. Don't worry, I won't quit on you. I love to write. It's a bit of an addiction for which I seek no rehabilitation, much like my reading habit.
I have quite a few books published, so given the size of my bookshelf, I could eventually crack the code and manage to make enough to fully fund my Roth Ira especially if writing in series is the winning strategy. (which I managed to do by accident and all the experts agree is the way to go when writing fiction.. I was only going to write one book. LMAO)
$500 a month would be a good side hustle. That would be a level of success worth shooting for. If I could multiply that figure by 5. I might be able to eek out a living as a writer. That might be far more difficult to pull off. The ball would have to start seriously rolling to manage it. How long will any of that take? I don't honestly know. I have spent two years working through the trenches knee deep in it for 6 months straight before I had to climb back into the corporate American rat race again. Still not yet. So unless or until, I will report back to my Day Job bright and early on Monday morning and dream of being a full time writer. (Or a lotto winner, same thing really, right?)
Hard Work, Not Passive Income Stream!
What I can say for sure about indie writing is this, if I am not 150% committed to my writing, publishing and promoting, then the amount of time it will take is astronomical, unless I put in cash. There-in lies the rub. How much is not enough? What is the too much mark? But the real question has always been: where does this money come from? With no guarantee on the investment, it is difficult for an old country girl like me to part with the hard earned cash.
My current working theory is this: I need to be advertising on both Facebook and Amazon. Twitter is far too complicated for ads, and Pinterest won't like this, but they can't keep their systems connected properly without a lot of help on the platform user end. My lack of computer tech skills is legendary. So...
Instagram and tumblr are better bets, even if I won't be likely to spend there either. I still intend to use Youtube as a cache for my video and audio content, but sadly when my weebly comes up for renewal, I might not buy the webpage again. It is expensive and I don't see the pay off for it yet. Especially as my stories are at this stage far more of an expensive hobby than a profitable business venture. So I see having a website as a push in the community, but it might be an expense better saved for that success milestone instead unless you just have the money to spend.
Shameless Self Promotion!
It's time for me to run away and handle the business of life. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and will enjoy a good read or two from my bookshelf. If I can answer any question or you just have a suggestion or comment, please drop me a line. My author walk continues into 2021 with the same zest for writing and ridiculous hope for the future of the dream even if my measurement for success has been redefined by the truth of my life. When you read, please be kind and leave your review. It only takes a moment, but an indie author will appreciate you for eternity for that one moment.
Goodbye 2020. Welcome 2021!
As a classroom teacher, the day job is serious and often requires most of my attention. Sure I work the 8 hour shift, but planning, grading, and prep work often goes on after hours and teachers burn the midnight oil probably a bit more productively than most undergrads. The holidays are nice well deserved breaks from the routine and long hours. It's a respite time for unwinding, relaxing, enjoying the family, home cooked meals, and finally, when even that's done, it's time to write!
This year, the job sees me in Florida and the tight money situation that I need to climb out of has forced me to sit still and miss most of the family stuff. I'm refusing to cry about it. Instead I have turned to my writing for solace and am over 10 k up in the Kings Wilde story I started a long time back. It's getting good. So long as the scenes flow, I want to write.
Is it the story I thought I needed to finish? No. Is it a Christmas story? No. Is it a traditional PNR? No. But I don't write the stories I want to write. I write the scene the way the characters reveal it to me. I have no idea what's coming next, but it's going to be good.
This miniseries is the strangest of tales. Mafia romance meets paranormal fantasy. Need a glimpse? I've shared bits of this story before, but allow me to introduce the old man.
"Viktor was starving. He’d been shot. He woke up as a polar bear. Someone had burned down his house, and he was being spied upon. It wasn’t turning out to be a good morning. A shot of vodka might be in order before someone died. Retirement might be for dead men." -Viktor Wilde From Kings Wilde by Ophelia Kee Coming Soon!
I want to wish you all Merry Christmas. 2020 has been a harsh year. Loss of our customs and traditions due to the strictures placed on us in our attempt to defeat a disease have caused hardships the world over. But it's not all sad and depression. I have spent my life wanting out. Allow me to be the one who offers you hope in my sure knowledge that there is always a way out! As I look toward the New Year, I have hope that my stories will aid others in their escape whether it be a moment or a few hours. In a real sense, sometimes just a small escape allows us a chance to see the world around us in a new light. So please allow me to encourage you to read, enjoy art, music, and literature. See the play, watch the movie, dance with others. One of greatest contributions mankind makes to the world is inspiring thought and interest through cultural endeavors. One of the oldest forms of entertainment is storytelling. I'm not the best, but I did choose to write the story in my mind. If it may entertain someone else, then that was the point. Merry Christmas Everyone. I'm looking forward to the New Year in the dream. May you do the same.
It's the first weekend in a very long time that no new title is publishing. It's almost Christmas, and I have a two week vacation from the day job, so I am focusing on finishing the revisions and publishing all the stories as 6x9 paperbacks. Grammarly is helping with the revisions and minor edits. (Always there is a comma in the wrong place or an extra period. SMH Edits are the bane of writing.)
I have finished the short reads of the Dream Therapy miniseries and will be uploading the 6x9 paperback today! I am excited to get them all finished and move forward with the publishing. While I am revising and publishing 2nd edition paperbacks, I am also building all the miniseries and adding those miniseries to the main series on Amazon. It is a bit of work, but I hope it might be helpful to readers trying to navigate the saga. (Keep laughing. I was only going to write one book. My side hurts everytime I think of that I have laughed so hard.)
Honestly, though, isn't this just the coolest book cover? This is an awesome story too. The deaf architectural designer meets a black bear dreaminverter who has long been disabled by his magic. For the bear to claim his mate he has to overcome both their issues and keep her safe from men like Frank Grimes and the shadowed evil of Peter Elliot. This one is a thrill ride into the magic of the dream. The 6x9 Paperback will be available to order before Christmas!
Draoithe: Dream Therapy
Jace Weda is an immortal bear shifter whose dream inversion gift has crippled his life. He is an accomplished pilot, but can’t handle the stress of driving a car. When he and his brother take a mission to hunt a rapist for Fox, his life changes drastically, and leaving California for Draoithe in the summer of 2016 is the only solution to avoid disastrous blowback from a deadly enemy. Living at Draoithe grants him a new perspective and an opportunity for a brand new life with therapy and counseling for the dream magic he was born with. It also brings an unexpected encounter with the deaf architectural design artist. One-touch, and he is hooked. When he catches the contractor beating her, he loses his mind and beats the fool unconscious, but that is where his life gets complicated. He wants the contractor's head, but taking care of the beautiful deaf designer takes precedence. When he learns that she is in trouble because of the work she did in designing his new home, he realizes that all his hope for something more with her could simply vanish like smoke on the wind. Jace must find a way to help the fiercely independent woman he desperately needs and keep her safe from the pitfalls of his world.
The cover on this one did get me in trouble with Facebook once. They decided it went against selling tobacco or other drugs!? It's a book cover with smoke. Really? Oh well. The bots on social media are a bit warped. What can you do? Just let it go. LOL! I posted it to Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and Youtube. Amazon let me use it and they do have rules too, so whatever crazy Facebook. The cover was too good not to use it. This excerpt got banned on Facebook too. LOL. I run into that alot with the shifter animal images. Oh well. I write adult fantasy/paranormal romance. I suppose it was bound to happen. I am still laughing though. I do not now, nor have I ever attempted to advertise the sale of any black bears. Just for the record.
Freebies! and Future Goals
I intend to give away some of my stories for free after Christmas, so be on the lookout for them on Amazon and my crazy promos on social media. As always, The Thread is perma FREE on OpheliaKee.com. If you have not yet read the Prologue to A Pack Forms, you might want to pick it up. As we finally get away from 2020. I am looking at changes for next year. I want to keep publishing the saga and finish writing the last of the stories in it. Sadly, it is almost done. The next books I write I might consider publishing a different route. I do need help with the marketing and promoting so I think I have to work on that and I also have to figure out merchandising, and audio or video books. 2021, here I come.
I have to run away! Thanks for stopping by today! If you read, please be kind and leave reviews. All authors will love you for it, but Indie Authors will love you a little more.
2. I am not rich and I won't ever likely become rich. I never think that my books will be an overnight success story, and advertising is a game for people who have the money to spend on it. I don't have it and so am discontinuing paid advertising on my books until I have more money to explore it. I was never one to waste my money, and I get almost the exact same results from my personal free promotion as I do for any paid promotion. SO unless you have money to sink into advertising, and an aggressive desire to learn about advertising, I suggest you don't pay for ads. Learn it first and only spend money you can afford to lose.
5. I write long. It's a truth I live with. (I was going to write one book. Lol. There are over twenty novel length stories along with several short reads now.) If you choose to write, know your strengths. I edit short. It is too damn hard doing it all by myself with my shoestring budget to try to edit long. I want to publish more and continue the saga, not bog down with the edits, proofreading and revisions. I want to write. I like the rest of the publishing industry, but what I love is the story. So yeah, you can read my short read miniseries on Kindle Unlimited for FREE! But you can also buy my complete miniseries on Amazon for half off the short read price because my heart is in the novel, not the short story.
The Latest Success!
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Gotta run and get some stuff done. I will catch you next week. If y'all read, please don't forget to be kind and leave your review.
Author Walk Continues!
I love to write, but life does not always make it easy for me to do so. There is definitely a creative obsessive muse for me. When the scene flows in my mind, I want to write it. I want to tell the story of the characters. All too often I have a life that I must attend to first and before I know it, the scene has fled. I must wait for it to return to me again. Sigh... That is my truth with the writing. So in between the times when the scene flows and I write furiously with my fingers flying hard and fast over the laptop keyboard, I edit. I reread. I learn about publishing and marketing. I learn about audio books and video books. I learn about the tantalizing idea behind animating my stories. I wish them to have a life of their own outside of my head. Maybe some day I will figure it out. What I know for sure is that if it is to get accomplished, it must be by my own hand. I don't have money. I will never be wealthy and don't want to be. Even if I had the money, I would not wish for another to do this for me. I wish to know. I need to understand it. I don't know how it is for other writers. But for me, I desire to own everything about my stories in the way that Rockefeller wanted to control everything about the oil industry. When you read my stories, I want you to feel as if you had a Kee experience and walk away knowing that it was unique. So please enjoy my stories, write me a few reviews here and there, but above all else ask me questions and make comments. I get better because of you!
I have backed away from a lot of my social media. I know it is not good for exposure of my work, but it was necessary. I simply do not have the time to keep up with it all. I still have a Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter presence, but I'm not very active on those platforms. Youtube has always been a repository for videos related to Draoithe, and I would love to grow support on that platform. It isn't very easy, and I lack the time to put into it. I'm seriously disappointed in my inability to craft the video books I wanted to try out. Oh well. I will keep working on it.
I am still very active on Facebook and on Instagram. If you want to see what is going on in the dream on a daily basis, find me on social media. Just know that I do have to handle my day job, so my response time is trash. I will get to it, but it won't be immediate. Hope it gets better.
Duty calls. My house needs straightening. As always if you read, please be kind and leave your review. I will catch up with you next week and please enjoy all my stories for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
I finally got a copy of my first book as a 6x9 size real book. Holy crap it's big! I mean I know we like that line in a romance book, but this is about a book so try to get your mind out of the gutter for a minute and check out this book with me!
Now, that is no longer the case. With the e-books easily available, it isn't always so easy to know how big a book is. So we have to buy books or choose to read a story based on the cover and the blurb. (Which is what I should've been doing as a kid, but kids don't always measure things the way adults do. LOL)
As price always matters to adults (but not to a kid who had a one book limit), ebooks are usually cheaper with more bells and whistles added (such as images, links to inspiring music, and added lines of poetry or quotes. And don't forget the links to more books!) So my big thick, 8 hours of entertainment for the average reader, sized-book is only $3.99 as an e-book or FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited where as the list price for the 6x9 edition paperback is $17.64. That's still cheaper than a movie which only lasts about two hours.
In case it matters to anyone who writes, I charge $.99 for each 10,000 words in a story. So A Pack Forms is broken into 8 parts and would be about $8 if purchased individually. But I cut the price in half if you wait and buy it all at once!
(Do I sell the short read paperbacks? No, not really, but as it lends credibility, I still craft them. I suppose if you thought you had to have them, they sell for $6.50 each. But I'd wait for the complete volume and buy it at way less cost!)
The book hangover will be just as good as the movie hangover, I swear it! Oh wait, I don't have a movie yet! Don't laugh, I can dream. I'm thinking anime style. What do y'all think? I just need to find an artist who works for free...
Shameless Self Promotion!
Draoithe: No Negotiations is Now Publishing! Part 4 is now available. (Only $.99 each or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!) The conclusion will publish next weekend! For all of you who wait until it's all posted before you read, the complete volume will be ready on Dec. 12, 2020. That is the last complete volume that I will be able to publish this year! So for everyone who reads, Thank you sincerely. I am most Thankful for my Readers! The list for books publishing next year is available at OpheliaKee.com!
Excerpt from Kings Wilde
Kings Wilde is what I've been working on over the Thanksgiving Weekend! I managed to add 5800+ words to this miniseries and if I am honest, that is what I intend to work on the rest of the weekend. While the scene flows in my mind I need to write it. In case you were wondering, No. Sadly I do not participate in NaNoWriMo. If I could, I might do well. I have written over 100K in one week before. (90% of Dread Allies was done in 5 days in July a few years ago.) It's my day job that stops me. I had the week off for Thanksgiving, but that was the only week off this month. I'm not sure if I could squeeze in enough writing to craft a book around the day job so I 'll just have to squeeze it in around everything else the way I always do. Maybe someday!
I gotta run! The thrift store book cases are calling to me. I only have a few books! (Laugh, y'all know that ain't true.) If y'all read, please be kind and leave your reviews! Indie authors will love you for it. I am forever thankful for my readers and their kind reviews.
I did the coolest Thing Friday evening! I did a live radio interview with the guys at Chat and Spin in the UK. It was a FREE publicity bit about Draoithe: Arctic Fox. I absolutely had an amazing time with it. I was asked to come back on the air in January and do another one! I posted it to my desk in case you want to check it out later! They are always looking for other creative individuals to interview and promote so if you need a bit of publicity, check them out. You can hear my interview at https://chatandspinradio.com/listen-again/ FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER FRIDAY'S EVENING & LATE SHOW (PART 3). I am the first interview on this part.
Free this Weekend Only and Never Again!
Draoithe: Arctic Fox
Duncan O'Sullivan was once a Druid king, but when he shifted as a fox, he knew his life had to change. Eventually, his need for a mate pushed him to leave his home and surrender his crown in search of the one woman who was crafted by the magic to be his everything. When he found her bathing in a loch in Scotland, he knew her immediately and set out to claim her. But her own king killed her after an accident without a thought or care and then simply gave her to him. Duncan had to find a way to rescue her from death and turn her as a fox. Turning her was only the beginning, winning her was the true adventure. Keeping her for himself when a vampire struck with bloodlust also craved her made him question everything he thought he understood.
Arctic Fox hit #1 in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Reads on Amazon!
This book is only FREE this weekend! So grab your copy while you can. This is the book I was interviewing about with Chat and Spin Radio last night! It's an awesome short read story that gives a bit of background for two of the main characters in the Draoithe saga. Grabbing it for Free this weekend is a great way to step into the dream and get your feet wet in the immortal kingdom of Draoithe.
Excerpt from Arctic Fox
Every good Fox king is a bit of a voyeur by necessity, but Artie grabs Duncan's attention in a way he never expected.
Indie Author Walk
My stories are 18+ with HEA's guaranteed. I write adult fantasy paranormal romance in stand alone miniseries. I write long and publish short, but I collect the parts and publish them as stand alone novels for those who need it all at once. There are currently over twenty miniseries in the saga with several short read and novella stories as well. I publish one short read each week. And now that Amazon has given indie authors the ability to collect their stories into series, I am currently working on that. I have managed to get the first seven volumes and the prequel collected into series along with some of the short read stories. So bear with me while I continue the process and improve my presentation. All the stories are FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited. If you have a subscription check them out!
Draoithe: No Negotiations is currently publishing. Part 3 is now live on Kindle and the paperback will be out soon! This miniseries has 5 parts only so I am just at the midway publishing it! This is a good quicker read at about five hours. Gaspard is back but he's hurt and the one who shot him is his lifemate, only she has been turned dragonsworn. Find out how Luke uses that craziness to his advantage in the 18th volume of the Draoithe saga.
No Negotiations Excerpt!
The life of the indie author is crazy business all the time. I hope you got your fix for behind the scenes of the dream. If you have any comment, suggestion, question, or remark, please don't hesitate to leave me a message. If you read, please be kind and leave your review. I gotta find a ham for Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays.
My authorwalk has been a strange long journey. I have enjoyed every minute of it including the weird and frustrating aspects. Super excited to let you know that the miniseries Draoithe: The Ruiri Complete is available on Amazon. But you should by the saga in one book rather than Kindle's boxed set as it is less expensive that way!
I found Facebook shops recently and decided to build one. I mean it sounds good. More exposure for the books and one more chance for people to see them. It is not a perfect fit though. I tried posting my books, but I got a lot of random rejections from Facebook. Apparently, the robots think my shifter characters are me selling real animals. Sigh... I applied for the situation to be reviewed, but I don't hold out much hope.
No matter. I shall persevere. Many of the books are located in the shop and do link directly to my Amazon Author page. When you click the link, it takes you to Amazon where you can purchase the paperback or the ebook from Kindle. So that was nice. Too bad all of my books aren't there. Once again there is simply no substitute for a website. (Get a FREE Book when you subscribe!)
Draoithe: No Negotiations has begun publishing. Part one is available and part 2 has been uploaded to Amazon. I am waiting on the review to be able to say it's live! While we wait for it, check out the blurb...
Gaspard Gautier is a gryphon on a mission to save other gryphons and add them to the dwindling numbers at the Gryphon castle. After a recent failed negotiation with his son, his personal life is in shambles yet he embarks on another mission with a crisis of conscience. The vile situation he finds upon locating two new gryphons is like a scene from a horror movie until the real nightmare begins. The woman he has searched for his entire life shows up only to think he caused the evil she witnesses. He tries to explain, but the gun in her hand leaves him no room for negotiation. He wakes up weak and disoriented in Draoithe’s infirmary barely still alive. Convalescence is going to take a few weeks he doesn’t have and the woman who shot him is now his dragonsworn servant. With his mission a failure and no way to negotiate with his commanders about the timeline he will fail to meet, he finds himself in the midst of a midlife crisis. She is everything, and he must find a way to claim her even though relationships with the dragonsworn are forbidden and punishable by death.
FREE this weekend, Part 1 Draoithe: Smoke of the Fire. Grab a copy before it returns to normal price at Midnight Monday evening. Fuego was a dragon knight, but somewhere along the path of his life, he lost the ability to feel emotion. He lived in a world of color as if he himself were black and white. His only hope for correcting his situation is to find his Valkyrie. Scarlett was kidnapped and turned into a canine shifter, but she was already an accomplished fire mage. When she meets Fuego, it’s love at first sight. There’s only one small problem. Her fire wishes to combine with his when they get too close, and their love affair threatens to burn down the house. They need some serious help resolving the highly combustible nature of their attraction.
Sneaking an advance announcement: Draoithe: Arctic Fox will be FREE next weekend. (11/19-11/23) It will never be FREE again. This is a one time only deal! I mean it. This short read is worth getting. The story of what happens when Fox finds Artie is a good extra story. Get inside the mind and learn the secret insecurities of the Fox king. Happy Holidays a bit in advance. We need it this year!
I have to run. Desdemona Laveau, the voodoo priestess is demanding her fifteen minutes of fame. If you are wondering, she is a peripheral character from Draoithe: Synner and Sainte, but she has a pivotal role to play in rescuing Percival Dragan Ban from Talamh Liath. So I gotta write. If you read, please be kind and leave your review and check back in later to get more updates on the dream.
Gaspard Gautier is a gryphon on a mission to save other gryphons and add them to the dwindling numbers at the Gryphon castle. After a recent failed negotiation with his son, his personal life is in shambles yet he embarks on another mission with a crisis of conscience. The vile situation he finds upon locating two new gryphons is like a scene from a horror movie until the real nightmare begins. The woman he has searched for his entire life shows up only to think he caused the evil she witnesses. He tries to explain, but the gun in her hand leaves him no room for negotiation. He wakes up weak and disoriented in Draoithe’s infirmary barely still alive. Convalescence is going to take a few weeks he doesn’t have and the woman who shot him is now his dragonsworn servant. With his mission a failure and no way to negotiate with his commanders about the timeline he will fail to meet, he finds himself in the midst of a midlife crisis. She is everything, and he must find a way to claim her even though relationships with the dragonsworn are forbidden and punishable by death. Draoithe: No Negotiations Part 1 is now live! The saga continues in Volume 18.
A Fin knight searches for his betrothed only to learn that she has died in a barn filled with immortal victims who are being hurt and used as part of a horrible experiment. There is little he can do for her, but his long ingrained code of chivalry demands he save the others. When he seeks help and returns to rescue the ones he can, he finds his true life mate. She was turned as a canine shifter with drugs and needs his help to learn how to fit into a world suddenly filled with immortal fairy tale creatures. He is conflicted between grief and amazement. He must overcome the conflict of conscience that is blocking him from learning if still waters run deep and decide how to seek vengeance for not only his betrothed but for everything, or risk losing it all. Draoithe: Still Waters Part one is FREE this Weekend! Step into the dream and enjoy the escape.
Authorwalk Journey Continues...
The day job still interferes with my authorwalk and my dreams of video books are still floating on the horizon like puffy clouds. But the publishing continues. I made promises not to quit until the story was told. I'm not giving up. Things might just take me a little bit longer than I want.
If you have only just now found the dream, welcome. Stop over at opheliakee.com and grab your free book. (The Thread is the prologue to the saga.) If you know others who enjoy adult paranormal romance, word of mouth is still the very best compliment.
I did learn a bit more about ads and am looking into trying some more of that as I gain the ability. To all of you have been faithfully following my walk and supporting the dream, Thank You sincerely.
Teasers from Stories not yet Finished!
The man was an idiot. That was the only reasonable explanation. Palladin was young for an archangel, but he wasn’t dumb. He’d found his light. He knew the truth that the older archangel was refusing to see.
Phanuel had walked away from the one woman who should’ve been soulbound for him. He’d been mad with grief. Sure that was obvious. But a thousand years?
He had to be an idiot. Hiding away licking his wounds in the Lan Damhan just proved that the man was mentally unstable.
Palladin plunged his sword into the body of the grotesque attacking him. He fought the surging tide of immortals whose magic had been damaged with his back to the other archangel whose skill with the whitest blade rivaled his own. They’d both ran toward the fight as archangels did. That proved that the man was still a man at least.
“You’re a fool, Phan. Lyta is amazing, and you should hear her side of that story instead of shutting her out.” Palladin grunted as he used his foot to push the body of the grotesque off of his sword while ducking the hammer swung at him from a big hulking part-bear shifter.
“Shut up, Adin. She sentenced my cousin to the void. He was my best friend. She never even considered the price for that. How could she be my soulbound? You just don’t understand.”
The older angel was breathing hard as he too fought off a drooling eagle headed monster that was intent on attacking Gwen’s unfinished home. One after another stepped up attempting to end them.
Outtake scene from Draoithe: Strange Visions by Ophelia Kee. This story is still in the writing stage with only about 30,000 words. It's coming likely in late 2021.
I gotta run. The last story is still messing with my writing on other stories. Enjoy the weekend! As always if you read, please be kind and leave your reviews. Indie Authors will truly appreciate you if you do!
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