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Putting a New Shine on Dragon Gems

Dragon Gems

As we reported back in March 2022, we experienced, quite literally, an overwhelming response to our Dragon Gems short fiction program. The number of submissions that we have received in only two months far, far, far exceeded our expectations … and our resources to manage them. We received many terrific stories, and we would love to publish so many of them, but our limited resources for now only allow us to publish one new story each month. So, after much discussion and consideration, we have developed a new strategy for our Dragon Gems short fiction program as we plan ahead...

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New Short Fiction: “Songs of a Dead Forest” by Travis Wade Beaty

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Songs of a Dead Forest" by Travis Wade Beaty. A beleaguered dryad in search of safe harbor in a land ravaged by an invasive fungus finds herself at odds with a young dryad who wields the blasphemous magic of men. The two of them must find a way to work together before a vicious sorcerer hunts them down and puts an end to them both. Available now in digital, trade paperback, and audio editions from most online booksellers, "Songs of a Dead Forest" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Travis Wade Beaty

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Travis Wade Beaty to publish his story, "Songs of a Dead Forest", as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Travis has been a professional actor, Spider-Man at children’s birthday parties, an inventory specialist of fine and rare wine, and a teacher, but his favorite job by far is being a stay-at-home dad to twin girls, two cats, and a dog. His stories have appeared in Zombies Need Brains’ NOIR anthology, Metaphorosis Magazine, Metastellar, and elsewhere. Travis grew up in Indiana, and after spending a good...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Diane De Pisa

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Diane De Pisa to publish her novel, Xarbo. Diane’s grief-and-relief memoir, Love of Finished Years, was published in 2021 from Wipf & Stock. Her prior publications include three articles on Black Elk Speaks, twenty poems in journals, a retrospective on Berkeley in the sixties, and a satirical novel, As Sour Grapes Ripen, condensed and serialized in the Berkeley Times. She has won recognition for both prose and poetry, including a Poetry Society of America’s award for “Bird Tracks: A Pantoum”, and grand prize for a short story,...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Elaine Isaak

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Elaine Isaak to publish her fantasy novel, A Wreck of Dragons. Elaine Isaak writes adventure novels inspired by research subjects like medieval surgery, ancient clockworks, and Byzantine mechanical wonders. Published works include Drakemaster (Guardbridge 2022), The Dark Apostle series (DAW), and the “Bone Guard” archaeological thrillers. Her next adventure will be interactive superhero novel Skystrike: Wings of Justice, for Choice of Games. While researching her books, she learned how to hunt with a falcon, clear a building of possible assailants, and pull traction on a broken limb....

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New Short Fiction: “Storm Clouds Gather” by Steven D. Brewer

Storm Clouds Gather

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of "Storm Clouds Gather", the third story in the "Revin's Heart" series, by Steven D. Brewer. After the Queen of Belleriand encounters an etheric anomaly that threatens the airship, Revin is abducted. But by whom? And why? Revin must use all of his newly-acquired skills as a pirate — and more — in order to survive. Available now in digital editions (and soon in trade paperback) from most online booksellers, "Storm Clouds Gather" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Laurence Raphael Brothers

Laurence Raphael Brothers

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Laurence Raphael Brothers to publish his novel, The World’s Shattered Shell. Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and a technologist with five patents and a background in AI and Internet R&D. He has published over 40 short stories in such magazines as Nature, PodCastle, and Galaxy's Edge. His noir urban fantasy novellas The Demons of Wall Street, The Demons of the Square Mile, and The Demons of Chiyoda are available from Mirror World Publishing. To learn more about the works and world of Laurence Raphael Brothers, you...

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New Book Release: “War Mage (Extended Edition)” by L. A. Jacob

We are thrilled to announce the release of the Extended Edition of War Mage by L. A. Jacob. In war, here be dragons. First Magus Brent Rogers has just been transferred from Fort Leavenworth to Afghanistan. His mission: to find out how and why a seemingly indestructible dragon died on an alleged suicide mission. Brent finds out that even dragons have secrets — and those secrets, if known, can kill them. Will Brent be like all the other wizards, and work for the Army, or will he keep the secrets of the dragons? His success — and maybe even his...

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New Short Fiction: “Possession is Nine-Tenths” by J Dark

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Possession is Nine-Tenths" by J Dark, the author of the "Glass Bottles" series and "Sometimes After Dark". Possession might be 9/10th of the law. But no one mentioned 9/10th of what. Possession is standard fare for some magicians. The possessing spirit moves you to accomplish its goal. But what if it's not the magician who's possessed? Available now in digital editions from most online booksellers, "Possession is Nine-Tenths" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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New Book Release: “Hunter (The Unwoven Tapestry: Book Two)” by Morgan Chalut

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Hunter (The Unwoven Tapestry: Book Two) by Morgan Chalut. Is the challenge to blame for its revelation? With Ruben still missing and no sign of their enemy’s force, Donovan races to uncover the mysteries of blood magic while training the next generation in New Seeking. Away from the familiar halls of the Order, he learns from Annette to develop the skills to lie and secret his true self amongst the nobility and whatever spies may skulk in their midst. Donovan encounters changed relationships, rediscovered and more complex than he ever wished,...

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