Our new website!

At last, we have our new “welcome” website!  When the Raythe Reign Team first discussed this in spring, we knew we needed an updated look… not to mention a template where it was easier to read the text.

It turned out to be much more than a fresh coat of paint.  We took your questions and comments over the past four years and made pages from them, and added a bunch of other useful and (we hope) entertaining pages as well.

Here’s what’s new:

We are all about consistency, like Harlequin, because we publish the kind of stories we love to read.  We break down the “Raythe Reign formula” on this page.

And our Story Preview Pages are still there, better than before.

Jump in and explore!  The site is fully functional, but we want to make it even better.  As always, your suggestions are not only welcomed, but deeply considered and often acted-upon (if possible.)  In the comments, tell us what YOU would like to see more of, whether it’s site features, blog topics, artwork, etc.

  • Raythe Reign Team

 

17 Responses to Our new website!

  1. darknari October 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    I wanted to ask, where is the art that you have on the front page slideshow from?

    • admin October 9, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

      They are artwork we commissioned from Mathia, but not from any specific story.

      • Erinys October 10, 2015 at 10:55 pm #

        I know, I was quite sad to find out that the image in blues and black with the winged man and the white-haired boy wasn’t a part of a story. I have even considered begging Raythe to write it. It’s such a lovely painting of the ever-talented Mathia’s.

        I suppose I’ll just have to satisfy myself by thinking of a story to go along with it. Just aimless musings, you know? Does anyone else who’s reading this find themselves also prone to such flights of fancy? If so, what have been your favorites or most recent imaginings that you have attributed to an image or idea?

        … While I haven’t gone exploring yet, I do like what I’ve seen so far. I believe a hearty congratulations is in order, Kat.

        … Oh, wait, is the slideshow *new* images, and not the ones that have been titled under ‘Imagination Unlimited’? I’m going to bounce off to look, now.

        • Keith October 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

          Erinys… I do that ALL THE TIME! XD When I see a potential couple I like (in a picture, movie, book…), I can spend sooo much time imagining a story about them in my head… I always think I should write a fanfiction about it, but I never do (or I start and never finish it). *sigh*

          • Erinys October 10, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

            I’m so glad to hear, Keith! You know, I knew I liked you when I first read some of your reviews! I haven’t ventured farther than reading into fanfiction, myself. But speaking of the chat room idea, which I’ve asked after before and fully support, I would like to talk to you sometime. Soon?

            I just did a bit of adventuring, by the way, and I love the new site! And while I absolutely love the new cover illustration page, and I certainly can’t.. complain… about… the… new… Fell… *devolves completely into distracted lewd mutterings, perhaps while losing a bit of drool…*

            …Where’s the old cover page? The one with the luminous ivy? I love that image. Ooh! And this ‘Black Label’ stuff is very tempting indeed, not that I need to be tempted! Umm… can anyone else but the Raythe Reign team see any… umm… *unique* poll answers? Because I’m pretty sure a lot of people feel the same way as I do when it comes to kink… though, perhaps not quite as uninhibited. … There was something else… Oh! It’s nice to be able to actually find the archive page now. I’ve gotten it bookmarked now, but I first stumbled upon it by accident and forgot how to find it for the longest. And knowing about the Raythe Reign team is great! And can we see the rest of the covers up there on that page? The ones for Merman?

            And, Raythe, would you consider a sequel to Birth Rite sometime? Pretty please, with *altars* and *demon worship and *necromancy* on top? Perhaps with Peren illustrating to James just how he cannot escape either his heritage or fate? Even dreamsex would be alright!

          • Keith October 11, 2015 at 12:58 am #

            @Erinys: aha, I also know I like you just from reading your comments on the site!! 🙂
            You can contact me anytime by email (cerseidm@yahoo.fr) or Skype (sophie.cdm), I’d love to chat with you, too!! yay!!

            @Kat and Jeremy: it seems that for some reason, after more than 3 replies to a post, the “Reply” button disappears, which is not very convenient. Same thing on the main site by the way. It’s not super important as there are rarely more than 1-2 replies, but I’m mentioning it just so you know ^^

            And btw I totally agree with Erinys that the cover illustrations page is beautiful!!!! <3 <3

  2. Keith October 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    Wow!!! This new site is so beautiful! I really love the design 🙂
    And there is so much stuff! I can definitely see many things that had been suggested in comments written by the fans, it’s great 🙂

    Congrats really, the site looks great, has a lot of content, and his easy to navigate!

    • admin October 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

      Kat literally dissected, distilled and rewrote everything from our blogposts that resonated with people to get the essence of what we are. We still need to tweak and stuff, but what I love about what she did is that if there’s a question you have about us? The answer is on the site! We will be doing a rework of the main site in the next year so what we learn here we’ll apply.

      • Keith October 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

        Well Kat did an awesome job! 🙂
        Any chance you’ll create a forum someday? (and/or a chat room) <3 So that the members can chat about the stories and characters in more elaborate ways than in the comments of each chapter. Though maybe it would be too much work for the RR team, and us fans should just create one ourselves separately from the site… hmm… what do you think? I'd totally volunteer to make one, if people are interested! But maybe you're already working on something? =)

        • Keith October 13, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

          To come back to the forum idea, it would also be a great place to organize things like art gifts exchange, fanart & fanfics contests, etc. between fans! I just thought about it today since I’m organizing a Secret Santa on deviantart where people make a wishlist with their 5 favorite couples in Game of Thrones, and then the wishlists are distributed randomly and secretly, and then everyone makes a fanart or fanfic for someone else. All the gifts are revealed on Xmas. I already did it last year, it’s a lot of fun, and the gifts are always awesome!!
          There are a few artists among the members, and I’m sure others like writing fanfics, so it could be a really cool thing to organize someday ^^

          • admin October 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

            The only problem with a forum is that it has to be moderated and we don’t have the people for that on staff. Let me think of it.

          • Keith October 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

            Well if that’s the only problem… I’ve moderated forums before, I can do it again ^^ I’m sure the RR staff have more important things to do, but if there are two or three members moderating it on their free time it should be fine!
            It doesn’t have to be an official forum run by RR’s staff. It can be a forum made by fans and moderated by fans (like most of the forums out there). I could even create the forum myself, if one or two other members are willing to help! Would you be ok with that? If I were to make such a forum I would need your help to advertise for it, since I don’t have any way to contact all the other members…
            Tell me what you think! (you can tell me if you don’t like the idea, that’s fine XD I don’t even know if many members would be interested in this!)

  3. Shavarra October 11, 2015 at 2:40 am #

    It looks great … but the login for members is where? I looked for quite awhile and I am either blind or just an idiot because I could not find a general login like there is on the old page .. which is the one I still have bookmarked for that very reason … I would rather not have to long in for an individual story .. I know that sound pretty petty .. but my browser saves all my login info so I don’t have to look up the info for every site … LOL yes I really am that lazy :-p

    Other than the login thing it looks absolutely beautiful

    • admin October 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

      I did not make myself clear at all! Lol! This is just our ADVERTISING site. The main site is as always at raythereign.com and THAT is where you can sign in and get all the stories so don’t worry. There is no sign in here because this is just to introduce people to who we are. We wanted Member and former Member responses to it to see if what we’ve said makes sense to all of you!

  4. wolvtrune October 11, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    This is becoming a giant Library :).
    Just one thing, where is the login button?

    • admin October 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

      Lol! Same thing as above. Normal site is raythereign.com. That’s not changed. We just want people to learn about us here.

  5. Sabrena October 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    I will often read the stories though different locations (computer, Kindle, etc), and was hoping there could be a way to bookmark the chapter I’m on so if or when I switch to a different device, my place doesn’t get lost.

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