Guest Writer Wednesday: Julia Talbot

coyotedanceWhy dragons?
Hey, y’all? Sara Jay let me take over today to babble about my new release, Coyote Dance: Desert Dragons 2.


It’s the second in a series about dragons and their keepers, who communicate with one another psychically. The older the dragon, the better the communication. Things get a little dicey with the baby dragons as you can imagine.


A lot of people ask me why dragons? The answer is simple: I’m a geek. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Pern. Dragonlance. Obscure series where the dragon was chained in the sewer and freed by a gamer who got transported to his game’s world. I love depictions of St. George and I rooted for Smaug.


Yeah. So when it came time to start a new series back when I did my first dragon books, in Elemental Ops, (Yep. They’re all related.) I knew I wanted to do companion dragons who were at once adorable and dangerous.


In DD2, I explore a new kind of dragon. Piasa is a spirit dragon. She can be corporeal or invisible, and she can talk to spirits, dead and mythological. She’s a stud, and she and her human, Mik, really don’t expect what happens when they run into Banger.


Here’s the official blurb!

Banger wants to save the day. Mik wants to save the world. What they really need is to save each other.

When Banger wakes up in an earthship house in the desert, surrounded by dragons, he knows his whole life has changed. Add to that the fact that the man he’s been chasing for years has a new lover, and he’s pretty sure his day can’t get much weirder. Which is when he accidentally trips trying to save his friends and shoots someone.

Mik has never been shot on a first date before. When his spirit dragon Piasa tells him to go to the little compound in the Chihuahua desert he’s expecting dragons, maybe smugglers, but he figures no one could expect Banger. Even as Mik falls for Banger, his new lover decides he’s a danger to the baby dragons he’s there to help, and Banger ends up kidnapped by a white slaver in the desert. Can Mik save Banger from danger, and keep him from hurting himself?

Publisher’s Note: Coyote Dance is best enjoyed after reading Turquoise Trail (Desert Dragons 1).


Available now Changeling Press!


Available soon at All Romance Ebooks and


Thanks so much for having me, Sara!



Julia Talbot

Author: sarajschmidt

I shake you warmly by the hand, and welcome you to my bio! Currently a writer, artist, and freelance explorer, I have played many other roles. I've managed a restaurant, debated across the country, taught children in Spain, run a handful of student organizations and retreats, served as the Editor/Producer/Citizen Journalist Manager for a, sung in choir for many years, volunteered with dozens of organizations and interned with a few, home-schooled a relative, cared for many a pet, and protested a thing or two. I am also married to my dreamy gearhead high school sweetheart, and together we are unschooling with our 10-year-old tenacious and hilarious daughter. Aside from my main passions of writing, art, reading, and generally being as ambitious as possible, I love to play with my daughter, learn new things, have date nights with The Husband, and highlight anything within my reach. Drop me a line at

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