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DarkJade September 2012 Update

Posted in Book Review, Bookstore, Chess With Agatha, Comic Book, Comic Script, Dark Rider, DarkJade Update, Ebook, Fiction, I Died Once, Kickstarter, Line Editing, Novel, Novella, Self Publishing on September 24, 2012 by darkjade68

DarkJade September 2012 Update

My Goals during the Month of September were as follows…

1) Self Publish My Novella “I Died Once” – Which I did towards the end of August, and Beginning of September

2) Market “I Died Once” – Which I have, via Posts, and Tweets

3) Get “I Died Once” Read and Reviewed by several people, which I did

4) Get a sample of “I Died Once” to my Local Bookstore, which also carries My Poetry Book, “Winter, Lust, And Wonder” – As it turns out, she told me that I didn’t need to get her a sample, and that they’d carry the book. This is awesome, because I really feel that I’ve developed a relationship with the Store, and Manager, which was my hope by putting My Poetry Book in there

* 5) Something that I had actually planned on doing in October, or November, was Make “I Died Once” into a Ebook… But I decided after marketing the Printed version for a Week or so, that Our Market so much Includes Ebooks, that I probably shouldn’t wait any longer. So it is now available For Your PC, or Kindle Reading Device now

6) Ship Copies of “I Died Once” out to the Kickstarter Contributors that helped to Fund My “Editor Funding” Project – I’m in the process of sending them out as we speak. I’m also sending copies to the Editors, Cover Artist, and Cover Layout Co-Designer

7) Get The First Draft of My Fantasy Novel “Chess With Agatha” Read, Reviewed, and Line Edited… Prior to actually Editing it, which will more than likely occur in November-December, 2012, depending – It’s been Read, and Reviewed… And I will be determining if I need to make some Changes in the Writing of it. The Line Editing is being done as we speak

8) Look for an Artist for the Book Cover of My Fantasy Novel “Chess With Agatha“, which I hope to Self Publish in Dec, 2012-Jan, 2013 – I’ve been looking, but most of the Artists are either too busy to be hired, and or don’t reply to E-mails, Lol So I have a long way to go still here.

Something that I’m still curious about, is turning My Blog Series “Dark Rider” and/or “Tales of The Dark Rider” into a Comic Book.

But I want to Find an Artist for this before I start dedicating time into Converting the Blog Posts, into actual “Comic Book Script”.

My Nephew, who I’d like to be the Artist for the Comic Book, was actually in town this weekend, and I gave him a Printed Copy of “Dark Rider“, and part of “Tales of The Dark Rider“… So I’m hoping that he takes the time to Read It, and maybe gets inspired enough to start Drawing some more Drawing Samples.

That’s all for now, Thanks for your Continued Support

DarkJade-

Allure… An 80 Page Novella

Posted in Allure, Chess With Agatha, Comic Book, Dark Rider, Editing, I Died Once, Kickstarter, Novel, Novella, Self Publishing on July 17, 2012 by darkjade68

Allure… An 80 Page Novella

I’m actually Considering Converting My First 15 Episodes of “Allure” into a Novella… It would be the First of a Series of Short Novellas I’m Hoping.

It would be the First Time I Converted any of My “Blog Series” into a Book, but I think it might be a good one to do it with.

I have talked about making my “Dark Rider” Series into a “Comic Book”, and it’s still something I’m looking to do.

My Nephew would potentially be the Artist, and My Friend Kirsty would help me with the Look, and Set Up of the Pages.

Right Now My Schedule Looks Like This;

“I Died Once” (Novella) – I Achieved My Editor Funding Goal for “I Died Once”, and have already Edited 1/3 of it with My Sister… I’m hoping she can help me finish up in the next week or two, then I’ll set up the PDF Documents, and Upload it to My Printing Company. My Kickstarter Project Officially Ends Tomorrow, and after that they hold on to the money for 2 Weeks, then Transfer it to My Amazon Account… I then need to Manually Transfer it from Amazon to My Bank Account, which takes 5 to 7 Business Days, or so they say. Once the Money’s in the Account, I will Order Book Cover Posters for 2 of My Contributors, 19 Copies of “I Died Once” from My Printer to be sent out to Contributors, and 7 of My “Winter, Lust, And Wonder” Poetry Books to also be sent out to Contributors. I’ll also be sending out 3 DVD’s of My Short Film “If Not Now…” to 3 of the Contributors… Phew, Lol I’ll Also be Ordering a Copy of the Novella to give the Local Bookstore, so they can decide if they’d be willing to carry it in their Store. Wola, Lol (Looking To Have It Self Published By Mid August)

“Chess With Agatha” (Fantasy Novel) – I’ve Re-Wrote/Pre-Edited about 40% of the First Draft of My Fantasy Novel, “Chess With Agatha“. Once I’m done Re-Writing/Pre-Editing it, I will forward that Copy to My Friend Beth, who will Review it, and “Line Edit” It. Once I receive the Reviews and Line Edits, I will Implement any changes that need to be, in regards to the Writing, and the Grammar. At that point I will once again be faced with the Daunting Task of Finding an Editor for it, Lol I really have no clue who I will get to Edit it, as it’s about 3 times as long as My Novella, and would be quite an Undertaking for My Sister… But I’ll deal with that when the time comes, Lol Also, I’ve been Researching some possible “Cover Artists” for this the First Book of the “Agatha Series”… It’s gone So So, I’ve found Good Artists, but they’re all Extremely Busy. (Looking To Have It Self Published By, Or Before, December 2012)

If I decide to Turn “Allure” Into a Novella, I’ll need to check with Beth and see if she’d be willing to “Review”, and “Line Edit” it after “Chess With Agatha”. My Friend Heloise has also been doing some Pre-Editing on “Allure” as I go, which has been really helpful. I’ll have to figure out more about “Allure” a bit later.

Nuff Said

As Always, I Appreciate All Your Guys Support, I Really Do

So Much So that 3 Different People that I’ve met in WordPress are going to actually show up in The Dedication Credits of My “I Died Once” Novella, Lol

There’s some really good People here

Thanks Guys

DarkJade-

Tales Of The Dark Rider – Head In A Box

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Tales of The Dark Rider, Writing with tags on May 21, 2012 by darkjade68

BAR LA WOOD

THE SOUTH LANDS

Dark Rider continues to search the forest for the Assassin that Slayed Largoth… (If You Missed The Last TDR, You Can Check it out Here Tales Of The Dark Rider – Retribution)

“IF YOU’RE SO GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO VILLAIN!! THAN FACE ME!!” Dark Rider yells out into the trees surrounding him.

“OR ARE YOU JUST GOING TO KILL THE WEAKEST OF US ONE AT A TIME!! LIKE A COWARD!!” he finishes.

Suddenly the Assassin shows himself.

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile Elsya and Theliad have removed the poison from Axxafor’s back.

“I’m going after My Father…” Theliad says “You take care of Axxafor” he then runs into the Southern Forest.

CHING CHING CHING!!” the sounds of Dark Rider’s and The Assassin’s Weapons meeting as they battle.

They than stand apart.

“YOU’RE NOT BAD FOR A MERCENARY!!” bellows the Assassin.

CHING CHING CHING!!

“THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE RIGHT??!!” he continues to speak loudly at Dark Rider as they begin to fight again.

CHING CHING CHING!!

“OR WAS IT A RANGER??!!”

Suddenly from no where four arrows strike the Assassins outfit, pinning him to a nearby tree.

FOOMP! FOOMP! FOOMP! FOOMP!

“And what’s wrong with being a Ranger” speaks Theliad as he steps forward into the patch where they’re fighting… His Wolf at his side, and Bow Drawn.

“STAY BACK THELIAD” Dark Rider yells, and at that moment, once again in a puff of smoke, the Assassin Disappears.

Dark Rider and Theliad position their selves back to back peering into the forest around them, but all they can do is listen to the Assassin continuing to yell.

“YOU’RE NOT A MERCENARY, NOR A RANGER, ARE YOU DARK RIDER!!” he yells, but Dark Rider and Theliad are unable to tell where it is coming from.

“NO… YOU’RE A HERO!!” suddenly he appears and is about to throw two poisoned daggers at Theliad, when The Dark Rider jumps in front to take the hits.

FOOMP! FOOMP!” but instead of daggers striking Dark Rider, two arrows come out of the trees and strike the Assassin’s neck.

GLARK!!” he grabs his throat, and falls to the ground… Dead.

From out of the wood steps Iloh “Hello Boys”.

And right behind her is Ukorian carrying a Large Chest (Iloh and Ukorian were introduced way back here Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon).

Dark Rider slaps Theliad on the shoulder, and approaches Iloh “I must say you have good timing…” the two of them do an arm embrace.

“Eh, I still owed you one for saven me from that Demon in Wogtay’s battle two years ago (Dark Rider saved Iloh Here Dark Rider – Man Down).

Ukorian sets down his Chest, and Dark Rider and he also shake arms.

“Good to see you Ukorian…” says Dark Rider, as he looks down at the Chest.

“What have you here?” he asks Ukorian.

“A Gift for you” with this Ukorian opens the Chest, and the Scarlet Bandit’s Head is in it.

“You aren’t the only one whose been out Avenging Em’s and Largoth.

Dark Rider smiles slightly.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDITS – Assassin’s Creed, Dungeons & Dragons

Tales of The Dark Rider;

Part One – The Captive

Part Two – Blood Shall Fall

Part Three – Kin

Part Four – It Ends Here

Part Five – Back Into The Dark

Part Six – Vengeance Rising

Part 7 – Dark Intent

Part 8 – Wounded Heart

Part 9 – Retribution

Dark Rider Season One & Two

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Tales Of The Dark Rider – Retribution

Posted in Blog Series, Comic Book, Dark Rider, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Tales of The Dark Rider, Writing with tags on May 7, 2012 by darkjade68

BAR LA WOOD

THE SOUTH LANDS

Dark Rider sits upon a large fallen tree, sharpening his sword.

“He’ll be here soon” The Dark Rider says to Elsya who is about to climb a nearby tree.

“So you stepped into the Tavern, tossed a bag of Gold into the Darkest Corner, and it made no sound… Someone had caught the bag?” she asks him as she mounts the tree.

“Yes… It was him…” Dark Rider replies.

He then looks over at her “I figured I’d find him in the Darkest Corner, and I was right” he smiles, and she smiles back, her Lavender Eyes Darkening.

CRACK!

Suddenly there is a Crack as if from a branch, and the Dark Rider stands.

“You might as well come out…” he states into the thick surrounding wood behind him.

“I can “Smell” Axxafor, and I’m sure he’s the one that stepped on the branch” Dark Rider continues.

Suddenly Dark Rider’s Son Theliad Rider appears… At his side is the ever faithful Earqui, his Trained Wolf.

“Hello Father…” replies Theliad.

With this the Dark Rider sits back down his back faced toward Theliad “You shouldn’t have come here Theliad… Only death is to come”.

CRACK

With another Crack of a branch, Axxafor appears.

“He is your Son… Would you expect any less…” states Axxafor.

Suddenly The Dark Rider stands, and pulls his Hood over his head…

“Quickly! Hide Yourselves!” he says in a loud whisper.

And so they do… In a Flash Theliad disappears as only a Ranger can… And Axxafor… Well… He’s on his own, but hides behind a nearby tree.

“SHOW YOURSELF VILLAIN!” proclaims Dark Rider.

The Forest is perfectly quiet… Almost peaceful for many moments…

And then The Assassin steps into the light.

“Who is The Villain… The Man that comes to a set Meeting in the Middle of a Remote Wood… Out of a Sense of Honor… Or The Man who intends to “Ambush” said Man…”.

“There is Only “One Man” Here…” Dark Rider plainly replies.

The Dark Beedy Eyes of the Assassin Scope his surroundings, and his eyes squint and rest on the tree that Axxafor is hiding behind.

“He has nothing to do with us” Dark Rider interjects as he sees the Assassin’s eyes rest upon the tree.

With this he looks back at The Dark Rider “Is that so… What about the Elf in the Tree, and the Ranger in the Brush…”.

The two of them simply stare at each other for many moments… Each grasping tightly the handles of their weapons.

“You killed an Innocent Man in killing Largoth…” Dark Rider finally speaks.

“Innocent “Elf” don’t you mean… Humans are so Arrogant, are they not” The Assassin replies.

FOOSH! FOOSH!! FOOSH!!!” suddenly Elsya lets loose several Arrows at The Assassin, who in a blear of Smoke and Mist disappears into the Wood.

“Damn it!” Elsya says under her breath, as the Arrows strike the ground below, missing their target.

Dark Rider Draws Forth his Blades and moves quickly, like some Wild Cat, into the Wood to the south… Disappearing from site.

No sounds are heard.

When Suddenly Axxafor steps out from behind his tree with a Poisoned Blade sticking out of his back.

UMMPHH” he says as he falls face first into the Leaves and Branches on the ground…

THUMP!

Elsya and Theliad quickly go to his side, and start working on getting the Poison out

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDITS – Assassin’s Creed, Lone Skills, Dungeons & Dragons, James Taggart

Part One – The Captive

Part Two – Blood Shall Fall

Part Three – Kin

Part Four – It Ends Here

Part Five – Back Into The Dark

Part Six – Vengeance Rising

Part 7 – Dark Intent

Dark Rider Season 1 & 2

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Tales Of The Dark Rider – Wounded Heart

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Tales of The Dark Rider with tags , on April 19, 2012 by darkjade68

THE DARK FOREST OF KERN

IN THE SOUTHERN PLANES OF RHO PLAS

Dark Rider sits alone by a Campfire…

He senses something

“Vengeance then…”

The oh so familiar voice of Elsya suddenly breaks the Night Silence…

He responds without raising his head from the Fire… As he cooks some sort of meat on a stick.

“Justice…” he replies.

Elsya steps into the light…

Dark Rider looks up at her “Hungry?”.

She nods, and sits across from him.

Dark Rider stands, and hands her a stick with some meat on it.

“Thank you” she responds.

Several moments go by as they both eat, and then…

“You know your Son is Following you” Elsya suddenly speaks.

“Theliad…” Dark Rider plainly states as he continues to gaze into the fire.

“Yes… Theliad… He is your Son… Right” she states more than asks.

He looks up at her “I do know that he’s following me…” he replies.

Elsya acknowledges with another nod.

“He’s brought along his Warrior Companion Axxafor–” she starts to say, but Dark Rider interrupts.

“Aye, with Axxafor’s Scent, all of the Southern Valley knows they’re here” Dark Rider smiles at Elsya, and they both begin to laugh.

“Ha Ha Ha!”

Soon all is silent again, as they both look into the Fire.

“I’ve Missed you…” Elsya suddenly says.

With this The Dark Rider looks up at her, and her lavender eyes darken a bit.

“Two years…” he plainly says.

She smiles slightly, and replies “Two years…”.

“How did the Woman you Loved Die…” Elsya suddenly says, and The Dark Rider Freezes, but does not reply.

“Who were you Dark Rider… Before she did” she states more than questions.

FLASHBACK

2 PLUS YEARS EARLIER

THE NORTHERN COUNTRY

HOME TO THE RET’BOR LEGION

PROTECTORS OF THE REGION

Dark Rider rides in with some 30 Ret’Bor Legionnaires, back from their 100 mile sweep…

Lead by their “Fearless Leader”, Ogo’Mon.

Dark Rider rides into the Village, and straight to the Flower Girl where he purchase a Bright Yellow Flower… Never dismounting from his Horse…

He then continues further into the Village to and dismounts at the Blacksmiths…

A Foreign looking, Dark Haired Blacksmith is hard at work.

“Greetings Dark Rider… You’ve come to see Sasha…” he says to Dark Rider, without looking up from his work.

CHING! CHING!

THE PRESENT

“She was the Blacksmith’s Daughter…” The Dark Rider said without looking up from the fire.

“Sasha” he finished.

“She had Dark Hair… And Dark Eyes…” he spoke, but it wasn’t coming easily.

“I understand” Elsya replied.

“It’s time to sleep…” he suddenly says, and stands.

“No problem…” Elsya stands as well, and is about to leave…

“I would rather you stayed…” Dark Rider says, which catches her off guard.

She turns to face him.

“This next Assassin…” Dark Rider starts to say.

“Ah… He’s a tough one, eh” Elsya replies.

Dark Rider smiles slightly “Lets just say, I’m not against “Raising The Odds” that he will fall…” he explains.

Elsya smiles “Ok then… I’ll stay…”.

Dark Rider sets out a blanket for Elsya.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Fanon, Warhammer Rider, Painting Pictures

Part One – The Captive

Part Two – Blood Shall Fall

Part Three – Kin

Part Four – It Ends Here

Part Five – Back Into The Dark

Part Six – Vengeance Rising

Part 7 – Dark Intent

Dark Rider Season 1

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Happy Easter… And A Little Star Wars Fun

Posted in Captain Fire 197, Chess With Agatha, Dark Rider, Entertainment, Life, Star Wars with tags on April 7, 2012 by darkjade68

I Recently Started Filling up some Pinterest Boards

What Are Pinterest Boards?

Best Just To Show yah

Today I Shall Share With You My Recent Star Wars Pinterest Board That I Started Creating…

Complete with Custom Captions Added By Me, lol

When You’re Done With That You’re Welcome To Check Out My Other Boards, Keeping In Mind That They Are Not Complete… And Not Nearly as Humorous, lol… But There Are Some Cool Pictures There

EnJoy!

And Happy Easter!

DarkJade-

 

Tales Of The Dark Rider – Dark Intent

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Entertainment, Fantasy, Tales of The Dark Rider on April 5, 2012 by darkjade68

THE CRAGS OF NOR

WITHIN THE BLACK UNICORN TAVERN

Deep in the hidden Crag’s of Nor… Home to both The Criminal, and The Unsavory…

And Also… Assassins.

All but two or three remain in the Dark Unicorn Tavern… Save one shadowy figure who sits at a back corner table, his hood pulled over his head…

Upon his table, a drink which he stirs with a dagger… And a black velvet pouch full of gold… Which lay spilled slightly across the table top.

“Be there anything else for yah muh lord… Before I close up” The Barkeep asks the man… But he does not answer.

The Barkeep shrugs, and goes back behind the bar…

Suddenly the man stands almost without thinking… Grabs his pouch of gold, tossing a coin on the table, he steps outside into the Cool Night Air…

All is quiet… And yet not well.

 

He stands there perfectly still without making a sound for many moments… As if waiting for the Dark to Tell Him something.

“You’d best show yourself stranger… Either way, you won’t be taken in air much longer…” speaks the dark hooded man, speaking out into the solemn night.

 

When suddenly The Dark Rider In “Green Ranger Attire” appears before him…

“You killed a friend of mine…” he speaks bluntly.

“HAHA! I kill many friends… Of many men… You needs be more specific” replied the Dark Assassin.

“A Dwarf… By the name of Ems…” replies The Dark Rider obligingly… And yet tension fills his voice.

“Ahh yes… In The Duck’s Wind Tavern, to the North East… What of it… Do you think I fear a Ranger… HAHA!” he laughs once again.

The Dark Rider than pulls down his hood exposing his visage, which bares a foreboding grimace

“I am no Ranger… I am The Dark Rider…” with this The Assassin stands perfectly still for another minute, not hardly breathing…

The two stand staring… Waiting… Waiting… And when The Assassin’s first droplet of sweat falls from his forehead, and he readies to grab his blades, that’s when the Dark Rider Strikes!

All slows down as he’s in the Air Flying at The Assassin, both of his blades raised, Anger in his Heart, And Death at the Ends of his swords…

GLARKKK!!!is the last sound The Assassin makes as he’s pinned up against a wall with The Dark Rider’s Two Blades sticking in him… His eyes dead…

The Dark Rider, almost without feeling, pulls the swords out, and walks away… Leaving The Assassin to fall to the ground in a slump.

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PICTURE CREDIT – Dark Tavern and Outside Tavern, Green Ranger

Part One – The Captive

Part Two – Blood Shall Fall

Part Three – Kin

Part Four – It Ends Here

Part Five – Back Into The Dark

Part Six – Vengeance Rising

Dark Rider Season One

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