Interview w/ a Dragon–Win The Queen’s Wings by Jamie K. Schmidt

Today, for all you dragon fans out there, I’d like to welcome author Jamie K. Schmidt to the site. Jamie’s new series begins this month with the release of The Queen’s Wings: The Emerging Queens (Entangled Edge). You can learn more about Jamie and her books at her website. Read on for a chance to win an ebook!


Interview with a Dragon


Jamie K. Schmidt

The Treaty of 1099 made dragon slaying outlawed.  In return, razing villages and demanding virgin sacrifices were forbidden.  When the men stopped killing dragons, they began to hero worship them.  Which is why, today, dragons are on every magazine cover and own most of the major corporations around the world. We are fortunate to have one of Queen Esmerelda’s sons here with us today.

I really don’t have time for this.

Please, just a moment of your time.  What’s your name?

My sources say that you’re investigating several high level thefts in the dragon community.

No comment.

There was an attack on the Connecticut dragon embassy earlier this week. You were seen on site.  Was this a coup against the existing dragonship?

No.  A group of rogues were acting out aggressively.  There was no coup. 

What were the dragons after?

They were looking for a fight and they got one.

Is it true, they call male dragons studs?

Why don’t you speak with my assistant?  Jack!  The human wants to bleat at you.  Keep it occupied and out of my hair.

Isn’t this exciting?  Reed heads up the Northeast dragon embassies.  He works very close with many of our government agencies.  He has an honorary directorship with both the FBI and CIA.

I have to apologize for Reed.  He’s very busy and doesn’t like…well anything really.  I’m Jack.  I’m a Red Celtic.  I’m an enforcer.  And yes, male dragons are called studs.  Perhaps, we can have coffee later and discuss more about that.

Oh, I would be delighted. Tell me Jack, which Queen were you born of?

I wasn’t hatched.  I shifted at puberty.

Your parents must have been so proud.

They were scared shitless.  I burned down the house.

As Red Dragons do.  So tell us more about how it is to work for Reed.  He’s a Black Celtic in his true form, correct?

Yes.  Reed took me in after I shifted and assimilated me into his fighting corp.  He’s tough, but fair.  He thinks he’s always right and the annoying part of that is he always is.

Have you met any of Queens?

I have been introduced at court to all of them, but I’ve never personally spoke with one.

Do you have a favorite?

They all have their own unique…charms.

But if you had to pick?

I wouldn’t want to risk offending the other four by saying.

That’s right, you don’t want to risk being cut off for breeding rights.  Is that in your future?

Is it in yours?

I…Well, I think that’s all we have time for today.  Thank you, Jack.  And thank you, Reed for being so gracious with your time.

You’ve got an interesting definition of gracious, lady.

If you’d like to read more about Reed and Jack’s adventures, The Queens Wings, book one of the Emerging Queens series is .99 this week only!

And here’s more about the book:

The Queen’s Wings: The Emerging Queens (Entangled Edge)

Long ago, the Cult of Humanity sacrificed the Dragon Queen, crippling the breeding process.  But now Carolyn hears the voice of that long dead queen telling her that she holds the key to breaking the spell that will free all the female dragons.

FBI dragon Reed’s disdain for humans can’t mask the magnetic attraction he has for Carolyn, but when she tells him she’s going to shift into a dragon he thinks she’s crazy. A female hasn’t been hatched, or shape shifted, in over a thousand years.

He’s proven wrong after Carolyn shifts and is named the new Queen on the block. A never-ending line of suitors forms, but she only wants Reed. Too bad he doesn’t want in on the competition. But when the Cult kidnaps Carolyn to sacrifice her in an effort to make the curse against the female dragons permanent, Reed must face his fears—and feelings, racing to save the woman he realizes he can’t live without.

Like to win a copy of THE QUEEN’S WINGS? (Love that title!) Just share your favorite dragon. I’ll admit my dragon reading has been limited. My favorite book with dragons in it  is Boone Brux’s Shield of Fire (Bringer and the Bane) (which is full of awesomeness).

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

12 thoughts on “Interview w/ a Dragon–Win The Queen’s Wings by Jamie K. Schmidt

  1. I just purchased a copy… I love dragons! I don’t know how I missed this release. Thank you for featuring it! Someone on Goodreads mentioned the narrator. Is this one available also as an audio? I love audios… and would totally love to listen to it. Thanks again for featuring it!

    • hi Linda–it does sound great, doesn’t it? I don’t think it’s out in audio; my guess is that the reviewer on GR was talking about the author’s “voice” or tone of writing, as I read a lot of good things about that on the book’s Amazon reviews.

      • You must be right if it’s not out in audio. Since I’ve been listening to so many audios, when I read narrator, I automatically think audio.

        Dragons rock! I just finished Pia Saves The Day, a novella in the Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series. Dragos, a magnificent, majestic and macho dragon is featured. (IF you’re going to start that series, start with the 1st one! You would love it! The whole series is excellent!) A couple of weeks ago, I read Donna Grant’s Fire Rising which features a clan of old Scottish dragons. I’ve already loaded the next one on my reader and now I have to go back to the beginning of that series. I really enjoyed it.

        LOL! Yes… I am a bit hooked on dragons…

  2. I haven’t read a lot of dragon books so I’ll have to go with the dragons of Pern

  3. I have a huge dragon fetish. Big fan of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern. Also love The Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin.

  4. i love dragon too and yes i read to few of dragon books, this one seems really good and the title is so tempting at the same time^^ i do hope it’s not kindle only ( or another date the complete series in print would be a fabulous news)

    so favourite dragon….hum…hum i love those from pern yes though ùy favourite are the little one with butterflies wings ( more easy to live with them as they need less room^^;;)

  5. I purchased this book because I love dragons. Pern is a favorite. Melanir Rawn, G.A.Aikem, Katie MacAlister all write great dragon stories too.

  6. I actually have a collection of dragons. There are a lot of good stories out there. Katie MacAlister and GA Aiken are 2 of my fav authors for them.

  7. I have actually read quite a few books with dragons in them… one that is lesser-known that I want to share is Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett — it’s steampunk AND dragons! It has a non-Eurocentric setting, diversity (POC and sexuality-wise) and the main dragon (who the book is named after) is a female (although there are no other female main characters and very few side characters). It’s not an amazing book (it’s a debut so I give it more slack than I would with an established author), but it’s interesting and different from most of the dragon books I’ve come across.

    Also, Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series has some dragon-related history and a dragon side-character/subplot in book 2, and I hear that there will be an actual dragon in book 3 that’s coming out in September.

  8. GA Aiken’s dragons and the Pern dragons are my favorites. I love dragon stories.

  9. Saphira from the Inheritance series and the Pern dragons by Anne McCaffrey are my favorites.