Frequent flashdogs know her name is synonymous with smart and snappy humor. Our week six judge is none other than the incomparable Holly Geely! With her sharp wit and her signature comic style, Holly pushes boundaries in all directions in her flash. She’s about to unleash her debut novel project, The Dragon’s Toenail.
The first eight chapters can be found at her blog: https://hollygeely.wordpress.com/category/the-dragons-toenail/. It has magic and adventure, dangerous villains, romance, and all the magical creatures she could think of. At its core, The Dragon’s Toenail is a parody of the fantasy genre – but it’s also more than that. Read it and see!
Holly is currently working on another novel in The Dragon’s Toenail universe, set in a different city in Brassica.
The Dragon’s Toenail will be available in print and ebook format on (or slightly before) August 30, 2015.
Have an (exclusive?) sneak peek at this illustration (by the talented http://ethanielritchot.com/) of the three main characters of The Dragon’s Toenail:
It’s here! It’s here! Today is the day! The Gantean is available!
You can get it in ebook form immediately on Amazon, and you can order print versions from either CreateSpace or Amazon. Local Marin readers can get exclusive signed and doodled copies at Flow Studio in Fairfax. Remember, books make great gifts, and you can even send ebooks as gifts via email.
Thank you to everyone who read versions and offered advance reviews. Feel inspired? Write a review on Amazon or Goodreads! Even reviews that aren’t complimentary generate interest and discussion. If you feel so inclined after reading, please head over to Amazon or Goodreads—or both—and leave a few lines about what you thought of The Gantean.
Our next publication, an epic fantasy by Emily June Street, The Gantean, will be coming out on June 27, 2015. Stay tuned for more details in upcoming weeks.
After she is violently kidnapped from her stark existence on the cold island of Gante, Leila must learn to survive in a southern culture her native people hate. She has no choice but to adapt to a foreign new world. In this lush, intricate society, exotic temptations greet her at every turn, including a dangerous love affair with a forbidden man. When civil war threatens, Leila is forced to choose between southern love and northern rituals.
But at what price?
Her choice may have widespread consequences even she cannot predict.
The Gantean has been called “epic and unforgettable” and “lush and lyrical,” by advance readers. It’s a woman-centered epic that introduces the fantasy world of Lethemia and is the first installment in the Tales of Blood & Light series.
Welcome back to our winter flash story arena. This week’s photograph was requested by Beth. It is called Zingaro, by Ozan Uzul.
Submissions of 500 words or less are due in the reply section of this post by Saturday at 6 pm PST. Stories considered for the anthology must contain some element of magic or the supernatural. See complete contest rules here.