Raythe Reign Summer – Fall 2016 Outlook: What We’re Doing Next …

Raythe says …

I want to let you all know what’s coming next at Raythe Reign!

mmsgufters_3_Cursedbound_1 (1)I’m in the middle of writing Cursed: Bound (Book 2), our M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast.  Things in this books are veering far away from the original serial. So, Members, you are going to have some surprises coming up!


Nick and Bane have a picnic that ends up with Bane losing control to his inner beast …

The club for older men to reach younger men, Smoke, plays a sensual part …

Devon isn’t done with Bane yet …


Members, of course, will get Cursed 2 included with their subscriptions.  Non-Members will be able to purchase it individually!  Also, I’ll be writing a free short story with an alternative meeting between Nick and Bane … stay tuned!

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Peter and Hans. All grown up …

I have been promising our vampire serial Sanctuary 2 FOREVER!  The reason for the delay is “simple” …

As though of you have noticed, Winter Haven Country Club is now in the midst of hosting the Nomad and a lot of our other vampires friends in Sanctuary and DateAVampire.com.

This storyline takes place BEFORE Sanctuary 2 so I want to hold off on Sanctuary 2 until we are done with the WHCC storyline.

So expect to see Sanctuary 2 AFTER that line finishes.

There MAY be a different story that starts on the site before this one starts …


M/M Vampire Manga by X. Aratare and Mathia Arkoniel

Mathia Arkoniel is finishing up Volume 1 of DateAVampire.com and I already shared with Mathia for the outline for Volume 2.

Some cool things that are going to happen …


Lucien shows Brad what he’s been missing …

TT thinks she’s looking for vampires, but did she think she’d find love?

Milo comes to believe in vampires …



This is only a FRACTION that is on my mind about what is to come.  Let me know if you have any questions about the above or suggestions you have or general comments!

27 Responses to Raythe Reign Summer – Fall 2016 Outlook: What We’re Doing Next …

  1. Buddhaali July 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    AAAAARGHH the future looks so exciting!!!

    That cover art for Sactuary 2: oh my goodness that’s lovely. In all honesty I’d NEVER pictured Hans with Peter, but it will be fascinating to see how that relationship unfolds! Oh, I really, really hope that it can be given similar screen time as the relationship between Scott Westmore and Jordan Frasier in the Fell/Erl King stories – which is asking a lot of Raythe, as it means juggling possibly multiple story arcs… It sounds silly, but the idea of a budding relationship (Hans can SMILE and flirt without breaking something?) AND a full-grown powerhouse (Nomad, Alexander and Demetrius are so yummy) seems to be a really exciting mix to me!!

    Date A Vampire definitely shaped up to be amazing, both in storytelling and in art. I love it so much!! And having so many people at the Winter Haven Country Club makes this even more exciting, as it will give us such interesting information about Gregoire and perhaps how the Safe “House” for vampires came into being. I can only imagine the interview with Alric, when Gregoire and his slaves? Renfeld-equivalents? Friends? asked for permission to enter Winter Haven. “You want to build… what??”

    Okay I’ve finished gushing. Ahem.

    • Raythe July 19, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

      Hans and Peter will have a main storyline which is why they are on the cover.

      WHCC was always a place where I wanted to have character cross overs so we could see people from different books overlapping. I’m loving writing Alric in it and the DAV guys are so much fun. It will also let me get to know Xing and make him right for the manga.

    • Krystal July 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

      I hope so too, while the new couple should be interesting, I don’t want Alex and Demetrius to get side lined.

      We can’t forget about the Nomad and Flynn either. We still don’t really know exactly what Flynn is and what’s going on with his birth parents, though that should probably be it’s own story since there seems to be a lot of stuff going on there.

  2. Kaitlin Young July 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Ive been wondering what you’re planning to do with some of your other finished products like Ghost Neo Tokyo and Drakon. They were both finished before Cursed but there’s been no news about publishing them.

    • Raythe July 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

      I’m not redoing those into novels at this time. Cursed has 2 more books. Then in doing Sanctuary but a much darker version in some ways.

  3. nekko July 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Hey I wanted to add that is is really hard to read the graphic novel formats. I would love to see full panes that we can advance rather than trying to see the tiny captions.

    • Buddhaali July 19, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

      Nekko, Raythe actually talked in the captions a while ago that the site is going to undergo a major rehab in the near future, and at that time changes will be made to the manga readers to make the formatting better. She seemed pretty dissatisfied with what they have now, too. So there’s change coming! If you have examples on other websites of manga / comics done with better formatting, maybe you could share a link so she can see what works best for you? Then maybe she and her team of amazing web-guru gods and goddesses can take what they know and make something similar!

      <3 specifics for improvements always help, much more than general unhappiness! 🙂 And we all want better ways to view the gorgeous artwork, don't we?

    • Raythe July 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

      We are working on it. All you need to do to see the captions better on the phone is zoom in but it is a pain. Won’t be changed though until the new site is built.

  4. FaereMage July 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    Those are not spoilers, they’re teasers. 😬

    Now I must try to patiently wait for all the new goodies to arrive. 😞

    So excited, The anticipation will kill me. But the satisfaction shall revive me.😋

    • Raythe July 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

      I guess you’re right but they have some info that people might not want to know if advance.

  5. LeCatta July 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    I’m looking forward to what the future holds with this…though Santuary 2 looks like it will be at least 6 years down the line if it will be Peter/Hans. While I look forward to this…all of the story lines are all taking place within less than a year of each other it seems. So I have to wonder what a 6 year jump may mean. There is a solid set up for Pact 3 and/or whatever UO is up too. The Agrys are a major mystery, and I’m looking forward for more info about them. And Erebus making another appearance. Either way. I’m interested! If wary.

    • Raythe July 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

      Actually peters aging is a huge part of the plot so the time line is not as far away as you think! I didn’t want to age certain people.

      • LeCatta July 21, 2016 at 1:26 am #

        Hmm. Even more-so now I am intrigued. Definately looking forward to what may come all around.

  6. keith July 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    OMG the cover of Sanctuary 2!! *w* Visuals on Peter and Hans!! yesssss!!!
    and so many great things coming… yay!!!

    • Raythe July 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

      There’s more than this really! But not definite stuff yet.

  7. Blaid July 20, 2016 at 12:25 am #

    I am looking forwards to the next installment of Cursed, I get the feeling that there is going to be a bit of travelling around and discovery in the next book!

    I have to admit, Peter and Hans is a shock, cannot say I am fully on board but I am not going to contest it.

    I wonder what will happen in the next installment of Date A Vampire, will the Nomad make an appearance and bring blood and fire where ever he goes?

    • Raythe July 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

      I know you had lots of ideas for Peter but this was what I was planning for a long while. You might like it.

      This cursed is a lot about Banes past.

      • Blaid July 21, 2016 at 10:34 am #

        Time will tell, although I cannot say I am not biased as I have a apathy regarding Hans – he was never a character that interested me in the original book or Ghost Half, and I see the pairing to me like a flip of Peter and Greg. You know, Peter’s guardian eventually coming to love and be obsessed with him. True, it is completely different, but the way I see it sounds like more like a justification. So, honestly, while anything could happen my opinion is pretty much colored for the moment.

        We have seen glimpses of Bane’s past, his father and father’s friend, he went on a hunt that got him into his current predicament. The question in my mind is less about breaking a curse, and more about accepting the beast as part of himself.

  8. Mangaworm July 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    I should have realized that Hans being someone Peter actually listened to would lead to something more romantic down the road. I’m fully behind this relationship, especially knowing that nothing too terrible will happen to Peter thanks to his early ‘devotion awakening ‘ fiasco with his brother.
    In the picture though to me Peter looks older than 18. And is a lot better dressed than most 18 year olds. And dear old Hans never changes😉. I’m looking forward to seeing how this relationship cones into being.
    I also can’t wait for more crossovers and character interactions in WHCC and DAV, especially when Xing and Lucien meet up after 2 hundred years. I betcha more will happen than a simple ‘how you’ve been’.

    • Raythe July 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

      He is older than 18. There’s a secret behind this. So I don’t want to spoil it. Hans is the only one he cares for outside of Alex so this will hopefully make sense between them.

      I’m looking forward to more DAV too.

  9. Tonya July 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    Everything looks exciting Raythe. The cover for Sanctuary 2 is gorgeous! Looking forward to more Crimson…I mean more of your talented writing & Mathia’s art. LOL And completely curious about a possible new story coming out. Just one question. Are you “planning” on doing any more updates with the short story The Fall?

    • Raythe July 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

      Yes! I am going to finish the Fall. Next month I will have chapters for it.

      Crimson is a huge favorite. I’m getting writing jitters with the fear I’ll mess it up! We will see.

  10. Serena S. July 21, 2016 at 3:31 am #

    Looks like a bunch of wonderful things are coming soon. 😊 By the way, is Cursed 2 going to be available for pre-order? I can’t wait to read it!❤

    • Raythe July 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      I am debating with the preorder. Things happen and unless I have the final version done I don’t want to risk it. I’ll keep you guys well apprised of when it’s coming out.

  11. River Iris July 21, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    A picture of grown up Peter! About what I had in mind when I did the fanfiction exchange a few months back. With all we know about his genetic history, I can hardly wait to read how canon takes on his little problem.

    And ‘DateAVampire.com’ is making me do a happy dance! You guys aren’t taking the easy way out with Lucien revealing all or acting to get Milo to believe (so a typical RR story =p). Beautiful on all fronts as always.♥

    • Raythe July 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

      Kat actually suggested it as I (1) didn’t want to advance the time line but (2) wanted Peter as an adult. So what happens will hopefully be really interesting for people.

  12. Hallivell July 21, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    So exciting news, I’m especially looking forward to Sanctuary 2! Though the Peter aging-thing worries me a little now haha, just because I hope the plot and reason behind it doesn’t get all convoluted and unreasonable… but I will just have to find out later.

    Anyway, what I really wanted to ask was: what about Artifact?! I found the new Artifact books very exciting and have been keeping a look out for the next installment and I was hoping for some news about the third book! My impression was that it wasn’t so far behind and would be “coming soon”…or is that very wrong? So please, if you could let a fan know. 🙂

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