Update and Teaser from Andy Smithson, Blast of the Dragon’s Fury #TeaserTuesday

My CampNano Novel is now up to 64,621 words, and I am on track to have it finished by the end of the month (probably sooner). I got my paperback proof for Stand Alone, and had to make some formatting changes to it, including choosing a different typeface, so I am just waiting on the next proof to make sure that everything looks good for my readers. The Garamond typeface that I have used in my other paperbacks didn’t work well for Stand Alone. There are some longer italicized dream sequences in Stand Alone, and Garamond italics are too fatiguing to read (and I think the capitals look a little strange.)  Once I’ve seen the revised proof, I will hopefully be able to release this Thursday or Friday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

I have been puttering along reading Andy Smithson Blast of the Dragon’s Fury by L.R.W. Lee for a little while now. It is a juvenile/young adult novel, and the description is below. I would put the target readership at about 9-10 years old. There is a slightly confusing sub-plot, that I’m not sure what I think of yet. The problem-solving seems a bit simplistic. But I think I’m still going to end up finishing it.

Now onto a teaser:

The battle raged on for what seemed an eternity. No sooner had the three of them subdued most of the enemy than more vulture-men materialized out of thin air. When at last Andy felt like he had no more strength to fight, the dragon roared and spewed fire around the room…
L.R.W. Lee, Andy Smithson Blast of the Dragon’s Fury



Praise for Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, Book 1

“I LOVED it! Totally hooked and want to hear more.” – M. Tate, Book Reviewer

Ten-year-old Andy Smithson believes he is merely a kid too often in trouble with his overambitious parents–until his destiny as the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse is revealed. Swept away to the land of Oomaldee of medieval times era, he discovers he must collect several ingredients for a magic potion to defeat the oppressive curse that plagues the land, the first of which is the scale of a red dragon. There’s just one small problem, he’s never battled dragons, except in video games. Armed with only his wits, an ancient sword and a key, he must overcome grave peril at every turn before he can even attempt the feat. No pressure, but it’s his skill alone that will save – or condemn – the kingdom forever.

“This mythical story has plenty of exciting moments and a great deal of humor… Delightful characters including stone knight statues that come to life, exciting moments, and plenty of cool extras.” – SP Reviews

“The humor is visible with many clever touches. The characters are believable… in this multi-layered, mythical story.” – Editor, A Woman’s Write

“What a wonderful read, it grabbed me from the first lines, and lively writing and dialogue kept me there!” – Author, The Sword of Demelza

The Andy Smithson allegorical juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9-12 includes:
Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, Book One
Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book Two – Now available
Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor, Book Three – Coming Fall 2014
Yet unnamed books four to seven


  1. I love the teaser! Great choice.
    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. Ah, is it time for Camp NaNo already? Congrats on the word count!

  3. What an intense teaser/picture! How are you liking the book so far? Also, thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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