Raythe says …
I know a lot of people are waiting on Cursed 2, and it is coming along! But I have something special to share with you. It’s called Cursed: Smoke.
It’s a short story (about 20k words) in the Cursed Universe that answers the question: What if Nick and Bane met under different circumstances?
Specifically, what if…
Nick Fairfax needs a sugar daddy to pay for his last year of art school. After being disinherited and kicked out of his house for pursuing his dream of becoming a photographer, Nick heads to the exclusive club, Smoke, where young men sell themselves to the highest bidder.
Nick gets in trouble with a man who won’t take “no” for an answer. Lord Bane Dunsaney comes to his rescue. But does the mysterious billionaire pose a greater danger to Nick than the one he saved him from?
Where does this story fall into the Cursed timeline?
It doesn’t! Cursed: Smoke is an alternative timeline, meaning that you can read it at any time and it doesn’t spoil any of the main novels. But we do recommend you read Cursed: Broken (Book 1) first because you’ll enjoy it more and see some Easter eggs in Smoke.
How long is the story?
This is a short story (only 20k words, which is short for me …). It only has Nick and Bane meeting and having an interesting time, but it doesn’t answer all the other stuff we know is going on in main story.
Will you continue this short story?
I never say never, but I don’t have any plans to.
How can I get it?
Members of the site and members of any of our mailing lists will get Cursed: Smoke for free! As always, we want to repay all of you for being a part of Raythe Reign, whether that is by being part of the serial site or buying books individually and keeping in contact with us.
The short story will be available for purchase on Amazon and other third-party retailers. If you’re not a Member and also not on a Raythe Reign mailing list and want to get Cursed: Smoke free, you can just sign up for one. (Like getting The Merman 1 free, or trying out the previews for The Abyss or Sanctuary serial stories.)
Cursed: Smoke is not available yet, and we will send it out via email and/or a download page when it’s ready. If you’ve ever gotten an email from us, don’t worry – you’re on one of our lists, and you won’t miss out.
If you know someone that is curious about Raythe Reign — and Cursed in particular — make sure you tell them how to get this short story free. We’ll have more information and an official page for it once it’s available for purchase / download.