The start of a new year always fills me with optimism and a sense of possibility. One of the opportunities I’m exploring right now is crowdfunding options for creators (like me) with my first Kickstarter campaign. The campaign features four hardcover omnibus editions of the Dragonfire Novels, but there are other reward tiers too. One of them is for the next Dragonfire Novel, Kiss of Enchantment.
I loved writing the Dragonfire Novels and have been pushing around the idea of this story for a while. In the Dragon Legion Novellas, the darkfire crystal takes Drake and the Dragon’s Tooth Warriors on a whirlwind trip through time and space. Alexander returns to his mate in Kiss of Danger, Damien encounters his mate again in Kiss of Darkness and Thad has his firestorm in Kiss of Destiny. Over the course of their journey, individual Pyr leave the company. There are nine who vanish over the course of the adventure: Lidio, Aeson, Cletus, Milo, Ignatio, Ashe, Tyrone, Peter and Orion. In the end, only Drake returns to the present time.
When Orion leaves the company in Kiss of Darkness, he is following what appears to be the spark of his firestorm. Damien and Drake believe they are in Rome, in the 1970’s, when Orion feels that spark. They then conclude that each warrior who has left the company has been left in the right time and place to experience his firestorm. We can guess that these aren’t going to be ordinary firestorms: Alexander and Thad had to battle a time-travelling Slayer in their firestorms, while Damien entered Hades for Petra, and Thad followed Aura to the Garden of the Hesperides and bargained with a goddess for his firestorm’s future.
Kiss of Enchantment is Orion’s story and the first tale of these lost warriors. The story is available exclusively through the Kickstarter campaign and will be delivered to backers in April. It will not be published at the portals before November and might remain exclusive to Kickstarter and Patreon even then. I’m still working out those details.
But if you’d like to read Kiss of Enchantment soon, it’s a $10 CA reward at Kickstarter, available only through Saturday January 7.