Free Magpie Lord short: The Smuggler & the Warlord

So, as promised in the last post, a free short!

The delightful people at the Blog of Sid Love interviewed me the other day, since A Case of Possession, the sequel to The Magpie Lord, is out in Jan. There were lots of questions about backstory, one of which was a request to expand on the mention of a warlord from Crane’s past. (This plays a small part in Case of Possession but the eagle-eyed may pick up a mention in Magpie Lord as well.) So I decided to write a snippet about that.

And, because I [became fascinated with exploring my characters’ backstory / can’t shut up] (circle one), and also because I wanted to have a go at Merrick’s point of view, this snippet  turned into a thousand word scene. Which is now up for you to read right here as ‘The Smuggler and the Warlord’. I hope you enjoy it! 

I posted previously on the topic of teasers and backstory, when to reveal details and when to leave them for the reader’s imagination, and there was some really interesting discussion. In this case, I decided to reveal and expand. I’d love to hear your thoughts!


5 thoughts on “Free Magpie Lord short: The Smuggler & the Warlord

  1. Hiya! The link to Sid Love is coming up as ‘domain name available’! 😦

    Any chance you could update the link and/or publish the ‘snippet’ on smashwords? I can wait til you finish with Christmas first, if I absolutely have to (grovel, grovel, big puppy eyes!)

  2. Hi! I am new to your books and I just want to say that I really really liked them!
    Your characters are so refreshing! 🙂

    May I know where else I can find the link for this? I am really curious what happened between Lucien and the warlord, especially as its a standing joke during the series. :)))

    Thank you!


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