Moar Dragons!

A Dragon Saves Her

Yes, I’m back to making stuff for books I haven’t written yet… Oops? This’ll probably be the image for the second book.

And silly me–I thought that creating a subscene would help me with the lighting…*insert hyena laughter* also add *10 hours later* in a SpongeBob narrator voice, because of course that didn’t work with a complete change of colours and pose. Silly me.

Though I am happy with the end result–after walking away from my computer. Twice. 😉

There’s another dragon brewing. But a trebuchet went free today. So that could get a play with, after I’m a dutiful author and actually write. Covers are useless without the words under and between them, after all.

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A Dragon Courts Her

I originally started working with Daz3D because I couldn’t find dragon shapes I liked on stock photo sites…so I’m finally getting to use it for the original purpose two months later. 😉

I’m quite liking this image and the mock-up I have for the actual cover of A Dragon Courts Her is looking good too.

I really should get to finishing the actual book, though. I’m on the home stretch now!

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Sorceress

Sorceress

I bought new lighting sets–they were ridiculously cheap–and I’ve been playing about with them. Not as happy with the result on this as the old way I was lighting, which did give me a more flexible palate…so we’ll see how it goes.

This image was inspired by my wip. Yes, I’ve been writing. Proper words and everything. We live in strange times…

Now I need a vat of coffee as I am not awake. Not at all. I feel very…Mondayish 😉

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Geometry within the light ball, DesignCuts. Renders, mine (yes I have Daz bokehs now…)

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Weaving Words

I can’t help myself…

research books

This is how it starts…

I have an idea–a little rabid bunny that won’t leave me alone–and so I need to research it. Because more ideas flow as I dive into wiki pages, and people’s blogs and then, then, it’s not enough. I need a book. One that’s specific to my research…

I have a plan for two fantasy romance novels involving astrology and prophecy. (It’s still brewing, by the way…) And I stumbled across this brilliant book. Yes, it’s an academic text, but it teaches you how to cast a horoscope via ancient methods…and the society, the structure these astrologuers lived in… Bliss!

Ancient Astrology - Tamsyn Barton

Ah, but then…

I see that this book is a part of a series, Sciences of Antiquity.

You can guess where this went, can’t you…?

It went here:

 

And writing this post…I found one in the series I’d missed. Ancient Meteorology. How? How did I miss this??

So, it’s now on my wish-list. No, I really, truly can’t help myself… 😉

Just to add, if you want to follow me down this path, some of these titles are OP and I got them second hand.


Kim Knox – Romance with a brew of sex, magic darkness and technology…

 

A rather nice review

It’s been *gulp* five years since Thrones of Desire released, but it’s always nice to get a review. Here’s the mention I get:

Also striking is Kim Knox’ [sic] At the Sorcerer’s Command, a tale of richly-sustained atmosphere and suspense in which a taboo sex act becomes a catalyst for a near-impossible feat of magic.

You can read the full review here

And At the Sorcerer’s Command is now available to buy on its own.
At the Sorcerer's Command

Miar is her people’s only hope to defeat the sorcerer who has besieged her home.
She has an unusual talent. She’s a soul-catcher, able to twist any soul to her will.
And Varun, the man who must guard her, is willing to use her and her gift anyway he can.

You can buy it in these places:

Amazon US : UK : DE : CA : AUS
iBooks : Kobo : Scribd : Barnes & Noble

Excerpt

The air reeked of blood and tar, wrapping around me, mixing with the distant flared hiss of fire. I shivered. I should’ve been in my master’s rooms, hunting through ancient scrolls for a defence against the sorcerer, Kiritan. Not here, lost in a sea of tents flapping in cold, night winds. The creak and thwack of the timber-framed mangonels ran ice through my blood. I wasn’t a soldier. Far from it.

Panic whipped my nerves, my heart beating hard. I hadn’t volunteered for this sortie. I was an apprentice, barely that, with the first swell of magic in my blood. But I’d also shown another skill. A skill the Duke’s new paladin, Varun, commandeered as he fought back against the besieging army.

“Keep up, Miar.”

Varun’s low voice cut into my thoughts and he grabbed my arm. His strong fingers bit into muscle, their heat bleeding through the thin sleeve of my shirt. The familiar scent of leather, metal and skin wiped away everything else. He pulled me close and his breath brushed my temple. “You know the drill. Concentrate. Stay close. Try not to be stupid.”

I stiffened. “Then you should’ve left me behind.”

His grin burned, the heat of his mouth taunting me. There was that hint of a growl and it hollowed my legs. “I’m not letting you go, Apprentice Miar.”

His words sank into my belly, shoving aside my fear for a much darker want. I’d lusted after Varun from the minute he’d appeared in the Hall of Magic. Not that I could have him. My untouched body was promised to my master when my studies were complete. Payment for his skill and time.

Varun had only been weeks in the fortress. And I should never have met him. He did not believe in magic.

Kim Knox – Romance with a brew of sex, magic darkness and technology…

 

Stones, stones…and oh look, more stones

research books
I thought I’d start to share snippets about my research books…because there are quite a lot of them and they are just…<–there.

The Book of Stones
This book, I love. It weighs as much as you think a book about stones would weigh as there are about 550 rock-filled pages.

For a writer of fantasy or paranormal magical stories it’s crammed with useful information. Every one of the roughly 500 minerals listed has an image and its keywords, elements, chakras, a break down of its composition and the opinions of the two authors on its particular qualities.

Knowing this sparks little moments of inspiration, of defining a character, of sharing something that can add extra meaning to a scene. It does for me.

Also, I’ve learnt that people work the green volcanic glass –Gaia stones– from the reheated ash of Mount St Helens. Yes, I’m a complete magpie for stuff like this!


Kim Knox – Romance with a brew of sex, magic darkness and technology…