Nothing but a paste decoy… Weekend Writing Warriors, Snippet Sunday, and Chalvaren Rising

Chalvaren Rising, Fantasy Romance, Geeks
The Dragonstone has returned

Last week’s final sentence from a scene on the battlefield at Castle Elias where Isa snared Garnet the Red in a web of black magic and razorwire: Mia’s belly spasmed and she broke free of Elissabet and Lucan and bolted forward to help.

     “Stop it!” Mia shouted at her aunt. She covered her face, too shocked to watch Garnet suffer.

     Isa turned. Seeing Mia she almost laughed; then she turned her attention to Lucan and Elissabet. Bracing her legs, the wizardess threw out her palms and hit the pair with a blast of crimson red energy. As it surrounded them, neither Elissabet nor Lucan seemed able to move. Isa was somehow imprisoning them with light.

     Mia reacted, dragging the Dragonstone from her tunic. She wasn’t sure what she could do, but if she— Only then did she realize her folly — this gem was nothing but paste, a decoy.

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So, Warriors, what’s Mia going to do now?


Dragons, elf, nobility, female protagonist, Kingdom of Chalvaren, Fantasy, Romance, Love, Paula Millhouse, Boroughs Publishing Group, Magic, Wizard, Witch, Family
Chalvaren Rising available in print

With the love of Kort, Chalvaren’s warrior-prince heir, Mia Ansgar will seize her birthright and become the great dragon-riding wizardess prophesied to free that elven kingdom from her embittered sorceress kin.

Twenty-five years ago, Theo Ansgar abandoned the Kingdom of Chalvaren for a hiding place on another world. Some called him traitor. Some, thief. Now his fully grown daughter Mia must return to the land of her birth…and their war.
It was the elf prince Kort Elias who brought her back. Theirs was an instant connection, an inescapable union of body, soul and sorcery, reminding Mia of what she truly is, and what she must become. There is also Magnus, destined to be more potent than any wyrm Chalvaren has ever seen, a three-day-old dragonlet Mia must nurture and then ride. And then there is the Dragonstone, an artifact of power nonpareil. Joined, they can tip the scales of battle against the wraith-possessed forces of darkness, of Mia’s own embittered kin.
Redemption will be offered, the protected will become the protector, and an ancient prophecy will come to fruition, but only righteous love can conquer all.


Published by Paula Millhouse

Author Paula Millhouse Where Fantasy, Romance, and Suspense collide.

29 thoughts on “Nothing but a paste decoy… Weekend Writing Warriors, Snippet Sunday, and Chalvaren Rising

  1. Uh oh… Well, that’s going to create some problems. I wonder how she’s going to handle this, and get the others out of danger. Shall a heroine rise or fall? Can’t wait to find out.


    1. Setbacks make for great stories, right Ed? You can dress a character up in fine clothes, but watching what they do when the pressure escalates is what reveals true character, I think.


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