Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena is in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a prince wants Elena's heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh and the only way Elena's going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales. Now it's time for Elena to believe in...herself.
I was born and raised in South Africa, where I still live with my husband, and two beautiful little girls. I always knew that I was going to be a writer but it only started to happen about four years ago, now I can’t stop writing.
In my free time, If I get any because Moms don’t really have free time, I love to spend time with friends, if it’s a girls night out, or just a movie, I’m a very chilled person.
My writing career is starting with Firebolt, book one with the Dragonian Series, there will be four books in total and two to three books that is about the stories taking place inside The Dragonian Series.
I do write in different Genres, I have a woman’s fiction called the Pregnancy Diaries, but it would be published under another name. And then I have a paranormal series, called the Watercress series. There are about ten novels in that one.
So, plenty of novels to come out, so little time.
I hope you are going to embrace the Dragonian Series as much as I loved writing them.
“Dad? What the─” I couldn’t find a way to put into words what had just happened or what I’d just seen in front of me.
I closed my eyes and knew that I would be scarred for the rest of my life after seeing him naked. My mind went crazy with words like “dragon”, and “Dad”, and “dragon” again. Thoughts I feared would land me in the nut house if spoken out loud.
The zip of his army bag pierced the silence. I could hear him struggling to get into his pants. How did I not know Dad was a dragon?
“You can open your eyes, Elena.” His voice came from the direction of the windshield.
“Dad, why didn’t─”
“I didn't want you to find out this way. I'm so sorry,” he said, with sad eyes and a clenched jaw. He held out his hand for mine, his other hand kept aloft in mock surrender. I took it, and he helped me out through the opening where the windshield should’ve been. My hands trembled, and the cut on my head stung fiercely.
My gaze didn't leave Dad's as I climbed through the jagged gap; my hoody and jeans hooked on pieces of broken glass, tearing it. When I was free from the truck, I watched Dad as he poured some clean water from a bottle onto a shirt. He lifted the shirt to my head.
“Hold still,” he said, and dabbed my forehead softly with the cool, wet shirt. I ground my teeth. It felt as if someone had hit me with a sledgehammer.
I didn't know what to say, and a horrible silence filled the air between us.
“I need to make a call.”
“Dad?” I grabbed him by his arm, and he turned back around to face me. “Are more dragons coming for us?”
“I don't know, Bear,” he said sincerely. Quickly he dialled a number and held the phone carefully to his ear. His eyes searched everywhere, his face illuminated by the soft glow of the phone. “Matt, Herbert here. We got attacked by dragons…no, I told you, not over the phone. We are stuck on Interstate 40, just meet us and please hurry, I don't know if more are coming.” Dad switched off the phone and carefully placed it back into the pocket of his pants.
“Elena, I need to tell you something. Believe me when I say this wasn't how I planned on doing this.” He sniffed hard and wiped his nose with his index finger and thumb. “I wanted to take you out for a nice dinner and maybe ease into things, but..." He sighed, blinked a couple of times, and looked away. "Bear, I love you more than life itself, and I would never let anything happen to you. You need to understand that."
I nodded, but struggled to wrap my head around the fact that Dad could morph into a dragon whenever he wanted. I shook my thoughts back into place with a short jerk of my head.
He swallowed hard and lowered his gaze.
What is he not telling me?
A screeching sound that pierced the darkness made both of us jump.
“Elena, just run.” Dad screamed, and pointed in the direction I needed to follow. “As fast as you can. Matt is on his way, go, now!”
I heard the sound of ripping jeans, and when I swung back around, Dad had turned back into a dragon. I didn’t even have time to say goodbye or I love you back. All I could do was what he asked, and I started to run.
Tears blurred my vision, and I wiped them away vigorously. Not that it helped; everything was coal-dark and I couldn't see a thing in front of me. I fell down hard on the turf, but got back up and kept running. I didn't look back as I silently prayed for the motel to come into sight. Another screeching sound made me stumble again. This time fire lit up the entire road and I saw the outline of the dragon, the one with the beautiful face. A shiver ran up my spine as I remembered the evil emanating from him.
Where is my father? I'm going to die. Don't give up, Elena. Get up, my conscience yelled. I did what the voice in my head told me and kept running, while the dragon, lurking in the darkness, followed my trail. A predator that I could not see was stalking me, but each new shiver told me he was there.
I shrieked as something hard pressed into my ribbed cage. One moment my feet were touching the ground, and the next, I soared through the air. His talons pressed hard into my flesh, and I was sure if he pressed any harder, he would snapped me in two.
The sound of his wings flapped loudly in my ear and he reeked of sulphur. I started to cough uncontrollably as the strong smell crept into my lungs. My eyes started to burn, and it felt as if my head were going to explode.
My whole body shook when the dragon collided with something hard. I felt the dragon’s weight being thrown back, and his grip around my torso vanished.
I started to fall, and a vague picture of another dragon snapping at the red dragon came into view. The red dragon breathed fire that lit up the sky. The two dragons became smaller and smaller as I fell faster and faster. My heart beat so fast it felt as if it was inside my throat. Then everything went black and all became silent.