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.
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:
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).