Smackdowns, Demon Blades, and Rena

by Doranna

That’s right.  It’s a post that includes both the Demon Blade series and the small new Beagle girl!  I’m not even going to try to be clever enough to tie those together…

TAMING THE DEMON is juuuust about on the shelves–any day now!–and I’m getting ready for the Supernatural Smackdown that will ensue.  Not that I had any clue what this was until recently, but I was delighted to receive the invitation to join in the fun and I suspect I’ll figure it out as I go along.

Mind you, I don’t expect to emerge with any sort of victorious flavor, because I totally don’t have the time or inclination to batter people to vote for my guy.  But we’ll have fun nonetheless, and the people who derive glee from harvesting votes will find me a usefully easy stepping stone.

Supernatural SmackdownHere’s what Dark Faerie Tales has to say about the event so far!:

It’s that time again…Supernatural Smackdown. We wanted to create a fun and interactive event that would highlight all the new paranormal titles releasing over the next few months. We thought a battle theme would be perfect since everyone loves action!

So the second annual Supernatural Smackdown has arrived!  Characters from all over the world unite for the premiere entertainment event.  Held in a super secret location, supernatural characters will pit their talents to win the World Champion title and everything that comes along with it.  [ed note: have no idea what this means, but it’s gotta be good, right?  Right?!]

Readers will vote to move characters into the next round.  Final end on May 31st  and the supernatural bad ass will be officially announced a week later.

Are you ready, supernatural fans? Let’s get ready to rumble!

So there you are.  Devin James from Demon Blade will be in the middle of it.  He’s not much for a random brawl, but that demon blade…well, let’s just say it’s sharpening itself as I type.

In part two of the fun parade, BEAGLES!

ConneryBeagle is still working his rehab and will be seeing a new vet on Thursday (a second opinion sort of thing on a particular therapy, about which I’m wavering), Dart Beagle is gearing up for another stab at that novice obedience title, and both boys are completely enthralled with newly arrived Rena Beagle.

Except for a few introductory moments, she’s never had to do anything other than vibe at them to get them to behave.  She owns all the best beds and doesn’t think twice about it, and she says this is how it should be.

Rena herself is slowly settling in.  She has a big adjustment to make–the environment didn’t have her permission to change so radically around her, she says–and of course she misses her old pack terribly.  However, she visibly settles in a little more each day, and her personality is starting to peek through.  Although she’s got a lot of training on her, I’m making it easy right now–all of what we’re doing falls into the category of “play” and “party.”

And here we are with a little of that from the weekend, when she came along to Dart’s VST (urban tracking) practice.

Rena shows off her snappy side gait and a little bit of her fun attitude.

Rena shows off her snappy side gait and a little bit of her fun attitude.

And then she shows off her little strut!

And then she shows off her little strut!



About Doranna

My books are SF/F, mystery, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. My dogs are Beagles, my home is the Southwest, and the horse wants a cookie!
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12 Responses to Smackdowns, Demon Blades, and Rena

  1. EMoonTX says:

    I like the way she’s paying attention and also her stride. That’s one very nice beagle (at leas to me the non-beagle expert) and once she gets over been yanked away from familiar people, dogs, and places, she looks to have a great attitude.

    • Doranna says:

      She uses what she’s got very well. It was one of the first things I noticed about her pictures. 8) And I’m delighted to see her tail wagging more easily as she settles in!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Rena is gorgeous! Love the way she goes along, and her looking up at you.

    • Doranna says:

      I think we’ll have a lot of fun! 8) Her little strut is just the start of it. 8)

  3. Mona Karel says:

    Looking forward to meeting her

    • Doranna says:

      She gives a very sweet greeting. And today was leaps forward for connectivity!

    • Mona Karel says:

      And then there’s Devin and Natalie. Not sure if I’d want them for neighbors but sure would want them on MY side in a fight

  4. Marilyn says:

    Demon Blade DL itself to my Kindle last night, I noticed. Gives me something to read on the l-o-o-ng trip to St. Louis for the Dachshund Club of America Nationals, in which Young Master Harper is entered. (Babette Beagle says, “What, me? The only Beagle in the whole place?!”)

    Rena Beagle is a lovely girl, and I love both her gait and that strut! “Hi, NewMom! Look at me!” Is it my imagination, or are her legs slimmer than the Boys?

    • Doranna says:

      Rena’s confidence with our play-work together is increasing in leaps and bounds. I just finished heeling around the house with her and she was so excited! I love to see it. 8)

      And you got it–she doesn’t have as much bone as the boys. It doesn’t show in photos so much–I didn’t see it till she was here, really–but she’s quite a refined little girl.

      PS hooray for the book!

      • Marilyn says:

        That’s great that Rena is so excited. It makes sense — if she loves this sort of thing, and her former Mom could no longer do it with her, then this is a really “bestest” thing about her change of domicile. (g) Dart will have another Good Example to live up to (or try to impress)! Do you know yet how her learning style compares to that of the Boys, who are both so different?

        (g) I’m deliberately saving Demon Blade for a travel treat.

        • Doranna says:

          I’m not quite ready to characterize her learning style out loud, but I can say it’s quite different from the other two so far. Closer to Connery than to Dart, though.

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