Dragonslayer No More?
Part 1 – Fire
After a disastrous attempt to slay a particularly dangerous Dragon plaguing the Valley of Shade, Carison Destine awakes to find his left arm has been torn off, eaten by the Dragon that still terrorizes the country.
He must overcome his fears if he is to ever recover. With the help of his truest friend in the world, a novice sorceress, he sets out to confront the Dragon again, against all odds, against all advice, and with little hope of ever returning.
The Dragon presents more of a danger than he realizes. He might not survive. But he’ll die trying.
Part 2 – Heart
Paladin Carison Destine is in the small Three Kingdoms town of Vedoran to deal with a dragon problem. A Digger, a dragon who attacks its prey from underground, has decided the townsfolk here are its prey.
The woman he loves, Raven, is with him. Before they can take on the dragon, Carison is approached by the Chamberlain Randithew Moorlock, with an offer of employment.
He wants Carison to help take back the throne of the infamous Butcher Lemore. Carison has no problem saying no. Until the Chamberlain ups the stakes and kidnaps his beloved…
Part 3 – Soul
Carison Destine, Paladin of the Realm, is being forced to murder the Governor of the former Fourth Kingdom. His cooperation is being forced by evil men holding the woman he loves captive. Raven is a powerful sorceress.
But as Carison points out, anyone can die if they let their guard down. He knows what he must do. He can’t hesitate. Hesitating could get Raven killed.
Sneaking into the Governor’s Palace was easy. But will killing a man in cold blood be that easy? To save the woman he loves, it just might be.
Targeted Age Group:: PG-13
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing keeps the mind sharp, it gives me the opportunity to exercise my imagination to engage the reader. One of my greatest joys is to be able to lose myself in my writing. So my writing ranges from articles to books on Mystery, Fantasy, Thrillers and Suspense to Beauty and Skin Care.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
There is that moment in every writer’s life when they decide they are tired of hoping to one day write professionally, and decide it is time to get noticed. Breaking into the writing business does not have to be a complicated venture. Making yourself marketable and shining above the competition is very important and takes a lot of work. By creating a portfolio, perfecting your writing techniques, and creating a blog you will be taking the first vital steps to being a successful, and paid, professional writer.
Ruth Ford Elward, a story teller of Mystery and Thrillers. “I love mysteries, whether it be solving a crime that’s been committed or finding a long lost artifact that could change the world or how to thwart a plot to regain a kingdom. Another love of mine is thrillers, because the pace is faster and the hero has to be more resourceful than the often better equipped villain,” says Ruth.
After years in the business world between managing a division for an international financial printing company, modeling in her spare time and later to performing esthetic treatments, Ruth decided her real passion lies in the world of writing.
“Writing keeps the mind sharp and gives me the opportunity to exercise my imagination to engage the reader,” says Ruth. “One of my greatest joys is to be able to lose myself in my writing. So my writing ranges from Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers which includes the areas of International Mystery and Crime, Paranormal Mystery, Spy Thrillers and Speculative Fiction to the various challenges of aging in Non-Fiction.”
Ruth lives in Colorado and enjoys biking, golfing and ballroom dancing in her spare time.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It’s not what but who inspired me to write. Since most people know Katie Couric from her television career, with her long stint on “The Today Show” and more recently with her own talk show, Katie ‘Talk That Matters’, you may find it strange that I as a fiction author, consider her a writing inspiration.
She may be most famous for writing an extremely touching book about her husband’s death from colon cancer, when in fact, she’s actually written over a dozen books.
To date, Katie has written numerous books for adults and children alike. She touches on topics that most other authors wouldn’t dare. In addition, she’s also co-authored many books on health, fashion, and social issues.