For those of you who have read my Silver Lake series, you will be familiar with the Silver Lake dragon.
The dragon is “born” in the pages of the first book in the series, Stronger Within, when Lori draws it for Jake as a gift.
“Will you sign it?” asked Jake, immediately embarrassed for asking.
With a smile Lori autographed the piece with her distinctive Mz Hyde signature and passed it back to him. “If the band wants to use it, I’m ok with that. If you want to use it as a beer mat, I could get upset,” she joked lightly.
It’s mentioned in every book in the series in a different guise.
In reality, the original drawing of the Silver Lake dragon (she doesn’t have a name as yet) was gifted to me by a very talented, special artist friend of mine, Fiona Knox, to say “thank you” for taking her to see Slash ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators live in concert in Glasgow at the end of 2014. (There’s a whole other rock n roll story there but that’s one for another day.)
The original drawing has been framed and hangs in my hallway. It’s very much admired. Me- well, I love it to bits!
The dragon first appeared on the cover of Stronger Within in April 2015.
She made a second appearance in February 2016 on the cover of Impossible Depths – well part of her did!
In April 2017, the dragon made her third appearance. This time it was on the cover of the third book in the series, Bonded Souls.
Around this time, it was also transformed into a limited edition pin by Lost Girl Creations.
And also a limited edition guitar pick.
Then last December, when Shattered Hearts was launched, the dragon featured again on the cover.
And, yes, when the final book in the series comes out in 2021, she will be there again somewhere.
The Silver Lake dragon really is at the heart of my creative journey. To me, she symbolises the dream coming true. She represents all the hours spent writing, typing, spellchecking, proofreading and editing. She’s the visual representation of my “book babies”. I could waffle on for hours but you get the hint.
She’s also a symbol of love and friendship.
Last weekend, the Silver Lake dragon was recreated once more. Immortalised forever as a part of me.
Yes, I am now the indieauthor with the dragon tattoo! 😉
(Huge thanks to Tubi at Forevermore Tattoo in Glasgow)
If you want to read more then check out the Silver Lake series today
Amazon.com links –
Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXDSC1M
Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0GS30K
Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQHG71
Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM
Amazon.co.uk links –
Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VXDSC1M
Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C0GS30K
Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSQHG71
Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM
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or Forevermore’s website