Brain Ramblings From Sandra R Neeley!
I have only one thing to say today... Lily's Dragon.
That's right, I have finally released the long awaited story of Lily and her Dragon in my Whispers From the Bayou series.
Everyone who's read it, has been very happy with it, and I hope you will be too.
Here's its cover...
About This Book
Lily's Dragon, Whispers From the Bayou, Book 8
Lily’s lived a unique existence — over and over again. Cursed to relive a painful existence as punishment her father warranted when she was first born to him, she’s always been lonely, never been accepted. Until now. But having found the acceptance she craves, she still longs for someone to share her life with. The problem with that, is she can’t find him without the answers an ancient she now calls ‘uncle’ won’t share with her. Giving up hope and done with begging, lies and deception, she leaves all she knows behind to strike out on her own, to forge a path not rooted to a past kept hidden from her.
Carrik has spent countless centuries standing in a clearing in the swamps of Louisiana. Most see him and think he’s an amazing tree. He’s not a tree. He’s a Dragon. Caught in the crossfires of punishment dealt to his mate’s father lifetimes ago, he’s cursed to stand for eternity or until his mate recognizes and claims him — whichever comes first. He’s seen her over the years, different faces, different names, but always the same soul. The problem is that she has no memory of him, and those that do aren’t willing to share their secrets. So, he stands, having lost all hope, deriving a way to wreak vengeance on those who stole his life and love from him.
A few misspoken words from a heartbroken young woman awaken a Dragon Tree, and send him rampaging through a landscape that hasn’t seen a live Dragon in so long almost none remember they truly existed. Almost. Those that do remember rush to save their community, calm the Dragon, make peace with him. But how can they do that when the one thing he wants, the one woman who can soothe his soul, is nowhere to be found?
This book is a work of fiction. All characters and situations are products of the author’s imagination.
Warning: This book is intended for mature readers. This book contains intimacy and sexual situations that may be disturbing for some readers. If you are offended by these subjects, please do not buy this book.
Now, I know I said I only had one thing to say, but when have you ever known me not to have too much to say. Anway, after Lily's Dragon, I'm planning to release a fairytail retelling. Yes, I know I'm a little late to the party -- they were being released last year and the year before. But this one just recently felt right to me, so, here it is. It is a quick read (37,000+ words) that I call Thorns of Blood. I wrote it more than a year ago, and have been sitting on it ever since. I think I've finally got it right. It'll be going live in early November. Here's a little bit to give you an idea of what to expect from it... Have you ever heard that there are two sides to every story? Do faerie tales REALLY have the happy endings people think they do? And is the villain really the villain if the hero is always the one telling the story? Welcome to a world of vampires, betrayal, and a truly never-ending love story. A retelling of a beloved tale of a sleeping princess and the hero who saves her. Just from a different perspective and with vampires thrown in... Yes! Vampires! Not all beauty is good. Not all darkness is evil. And one can often hide the other... Morrigan is the flawlessly beautiful princess, cursed to sleep forever. Fairuza is the evil faerie queen, who’s cursed not only Morrigan, but the land and village surrounding Morrigan’s castle. But all is not as it seems, as Prince Alexi, pure of heart, soon finds out. You’ll see for yourself the true origins of a beloved childhood fairy tale. Though it’s actually a ‘Faerie Tale’, and to this day the facts are often skewed. Read on, as we learn the truth behind the faerie tale of the beautiful sleeping princess and the Thorns of Blood.
I am working on another as well, and it's in the SciFi genre, but I'll share a little more about that one later.
Be sure to check the 'Updates' tab on my webpage to see what I've got planned next and for snippets of works in progress.
And as always, to each and every one of you, thank you for your support. Thank you for allowing me to support my family by doing what I love most - creating worlds for those of us who need a break from adulting to disappear into for a short while. I appreciate each of you, and wish you well.