Holly Around the World | May

Holly Around the World

It’s time to wrap up the month, or at least have a look at where we’ve been. Mated to the Fire Dragon was released on May 6th, and I wrote it to celebrate No Socks Day. Naturally. Everyone knows dragons don’t wear socks. It’s common knowledge 😁

So I started my travels around the globe by taking a short trip over to Nell Iris’ blog. There I talked about my dog. It might not seem like it’s connected, but my dog doesn’t close his mouth or swallow the last mouthful of water when he’s drinking. Very annoying. It also results in wet socks if you’re not observant. And since I hate wet socks, it results in no socks.

Next up was Addison Albright. There I talked about how I might walk barefoot indoors (dog slobber! 😖) but outside there is a risk of encountering frogs. I have ranidaphobia (fear of frogs), so that’s what I’m chatting about at Addison’s.

And lastly, I was at Ofelia’s blog and talked about my mother who passed away back in November and how May 6th was her birthday.

That’s it! Sweden, over to the US, and back to Sweden again, all within a couple of days. If that’s not good travelling, I don’t know what is 😊 

Mated to the Fire Dragon

matedtothefiredragonZale wanted to see a dragon. He never expected a miracle.

Zale Hagan is dying. He doesn’t have many days left, but he wants to see a dragon before he leaves the world behind. As a fisherman, he’s seen where land ends many times, but he wants to visit the town where the human realm ends and the dragon realm begins.

Albus the Abomination is a blacksmith on Dragon Row. As a white dragon, he has no status and does his best to keep out of the way of the other dragons living there. But one day Zale steps into his smithy, and everything inside Albus catches fire.

Albus can tell Zale is very ill, but he can’t let him die. Dragon mates don’t get sick, and they live for a long time. Albus tries his best to get one of the other dragons to mate with Zale, but when no one wants to, Albus is at a loss. He could breathe fire into him, but then Zale would have to live his entire life with a white dragon, and no one wants that, do they?

NOTE: Mated to the Fire Dragon takes place on the same street as The Book Dragon’s Lair but can be read as a standalone story.

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Paranormal Gay Romance: 38,392 words

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Holly Around the World | April

Holly Around the World

This month has been hectic. I’ve been at my sister’s which instantly sets me back several days since there is no time to do any work when I’m there. Then I had a deadline at the end of the month, and the story took over and became loads longer than I’d planned. Or that’s not entirely true, I knew it was never gonna be a short story, but I thought maybe 30k instead of the 50k it turned into LOL. So as for travelling, I hate to say that I haven’t been very invested in Saved by the Bear‘s journey, and I hate when it feels like I’ve only done the bare minimum. It’s not a good feeling.

I only have myself to blame though, so no need to cry about it!

And when I say bare minimum… there is always the option not to do anything at all, so maybe I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. 

My first visit was to Addison Albright’s blog, and while there, I was talking about how Saved by a Bear is told in the third person single POV and how I hardly ever do that. I’m a third person, dual POV kinda girl.

Then I was at Ofelia’s, and there I talked about how Saved by the Bear is a short story and how it looks like it’ll be the shortest story I release in quite some time since things tend to tip over the 50k mark without me meaning to LOL

Lastly, I visited Nell Iris. I was there on Tell A Story Day, which is the day Saved by the Bear was written for, so I’m talking a little story, but mostly I’m talking about if you’d want to know when and how you die or not.

Saved by the Bear

saved by the bearWould knowing how you die change the way you live?

Frode Hall inherits a book that promises to tell his story, and it does. It starts with a recap of his childhood, leads him through his teens and into adult life. Then it turns a page and shows how he dies in a car crash the following day. Frode panics, but can he trust the book? It’s showing a huge Grizzly sneaking around the garden, and there are no bears in the garden, only Imre, his neighbor.

By not being in his car when the predicted car crash was to take place, he survives another day. But someone has learned he has the book, and it’s showing ninjas breaking into his apartment to get it. Unsure of what to do, Frode turns to Imre. Frode doesn’t know what to believe about his growling and talk of mates, but he trusts Imre to help him. They leave the city in a hurry, but will the book give them enough warning to keep them alive or will their journey end in a gruesome prophecy?

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Paranormal Gay Romance: 14,970 words

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Holly Around the World | March

Holly Around the World

It’s time for a Holly Around the World post, and this month I haven’t had time to travel, I’ve been too busy eating soup. Nah, just kidding. I have visited a few blogs. I wrote Batshit Bassel for Soup it Forward Day, so we’ve had a lot of focus on soups.

I visited Addison Albright and Nell Iris on the same day, so hectic travelling there 😆

At Nell’s, I was talking about Soup it Forward Day, and Bassel can’t do what normal psychics do, but he believes he can make the world a better place through soup. But, most importantly perhaps, I apologised for having talked ill about Nutella last month 😳 😆

At Addison’s, I talked about a soup my mum used to make and how someone should make it now that she’s not around to make it anymore. 

Then I was at Ofelia’s, and there I talked about the plot of the story and shared the first chapter. That’s it for this month! Not a lot, but something at least, and I really do like Bassel. 

Batshit Bassel

batshitbasselSome people perform miracles, others serve soup.  

Bassel Uxium will never save the world. He doesn’t have the skill. He’s the product of his parents’ sin, a psychic with no control over his powers. But he can serve soup, and soup works wonders in its own way. He isn’t bitter about it. Some people create miracles, others give a frozen soul a warm bowl of love.  

Thor Espen’s life changed in a heartbeat. A few months ago, his sister died, and he became the guardian of his nephew. His life isn’t fit for a child. He’s the owner of a nightclub, and his schedule doesn’t leave room for a cub. When his nephew starts spending time with the weird soup guy with the food cart outside his club, he allows it.  

Bassel aches for the little boy who is cloaked in grief and tries to ease his sorrows with soup, one bowl at a time. He aches for Thor too, but in a different way. Thor should focus on work, but he can’t get Bassel out of his head. Can a bear shifter and a defective psychic have something together, or will the budding relationship turn to ashes, along with Bassel’s predictions of a fire? 

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Paranormal Gay Romance: 20,177 words 

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