by Jamie K. Schmidt
What’s the connection between opposites that makes them so compelling to each other? Fire and Ice, Black and White, Good and Evil, Air and Water. It’s the lure of the forbidden. Or is it that one could consume the other if one is more powerful? With dragons, however, I think the opposite powers keep each other in check.
Remy has been looked down on all his life because he doesn't have wings and because of that, he doubts he's the best protector for a new Queen. Margery doesn't have time for all this dragon nonsense, she's hot on the trail of a story that will save people's lives. I think readers will be drawn in by Remy's vulnerability that only he can see. No one wants to cross him while he's protecting (and falling in love with) Margery. Margery doesn't see anything wrong with Remy. She couldn't fly either a few weeks ago. They're perfect for each other because she sees him as who he really is and he knows she is the only dragon Queen that he would willingly serve and protect. I think readers will fall in love with this couple because they work well as a team, have smoking good sex, and are trying desperately not to fall in love with each other, but it's obvious that they have it bad.
Margery can fly, but she can’t swim and is afraid of water. Remy is unstoppable in a body of water, but can only take to the air if someone is carrying him. In his case, it’s hard to protect your Queen if she’s a thousand feet above you. But they manage somehow because even with all their differences, they have a lot in common. And the differences makes things interesting, like spice to a bland soup.
Which reminds me, I’ve got a sweet and sour recipe that is fit for a dragon and proves that opposites attract. Only you won’t eat this DIY spa treatment, although, it smells good enough to eat.
Queen Margery’s Lemon Sugar Scrub
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of White Sugar
2 Tablespoons of grated lemon zest or lemon peel
10 – 15 drops of lemon essential oil
¼ cup of carrier oil of your choice (Coconut, Almond, Grapeseed, or Olive oil would all work well in this recipe.
Mix the sugars and the lemon zest/peel together in a large bowl to combine and then add in the drops of oil. Use more or less depending on your scent preference. Spoon into a pint size Mason jar and add in the oil. Stir until it’s well blended. You want it to be clumpy and not too wet. You can always add more oil if it is too dry.
To use, rub on dry skin and rinse with hot water.
It works wonders on Queen Margery’s scaly skin!
An avid knitter and jewelry maker, Jamie is never bored. She can often be found with a mug of tea on the computer flanked by her little dogs & fluffy white cat. You can follow her on twitter at @Jamiekswriter or on her author page on Facebook. When she's not writing or crafting, Jamie loves playing games, everything from board games to strategy card games, console and online MMORPGs.
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Jamie's Newest Release: The Queen's Dance
The Queen is his responsibility until her court is formalized. He wants to settle her down right away, but she has this wild hair up her Queenly butt to find out who is smuggling dangerous drugs into the country.
Sparks fly between them, but as she's a sky dragon and he's a water dragon, well she can't swim and he can't fly and those aren't the only differences they're facing.