What’s Happening At Raythe Reign!

Raythe says…

I wanted to tell you guys what’s going on behind the scenes at Raythe Reign, and hear all your questions and comments!  So here we go!

(1) New Site

We are actually working on a major site refresh and have been for about a year.  I can tell you that the new site will be beautiful and even better on all your devices from laptop to tablet to mobile.  We’ll also slowly be adding social aspects to the site beyond commenting, but that’s a little ways out. Expect more information to come!

(2) New Serial

Those of you who are paying attention closely will probably realize that both Sanctuary 2 is not necessarily far from its conclusion.  Once we are nearer that point, I am going to present you guys with a few stories ideas, you can give me your desires, and we will create the new serial!

(3) Dark Earth 10

This IS actually being worked on. T. Wolv has had a variety of things going on in her life that have both slowed production and a bunch of stuff. But we are actually near the end game of Volume 10, which is really large.  That will start posting on the site likely before it is available for purchase.

(4) Date-A-Vampire 3

I will be manuscripting Volume 3 of this manga. Mathia has been asking when it can be started! So expect that to be unveiled at the site in the next month or so.

(5) Q&A

We haven’t done one of these in awhile and I thought this would give you guys a chance to ask me directly what you want to know whether it be about me, the stories, the site, the future of RR, etc.

So that’s all the news that is fit to print so far.  Let me know any questions or concerns in the comments!

23 Responses to What’s Happening At Raythe Reign!

  1. Miyabita November 11, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

    Longtime lurker here… I really love all the stories on this site, particularly everything in the Winter Haven universe (I think I’ve read The Pact, Dunhaven, and WHCC about 4-5 times so far). This might not be the place to ask, but I wondered if you had thought about writing any more serials about Nate’s time at Dunhaven with Emrys and crew? I also wondered if you would ever write any short stories, etc. about The Unnamed One and Emrys. I often go back and re-read segments where TUO talks about how he first saw Emrys or how he feels about his relationship with Emrys. In fact, in Dunhaven, Emrys asks TUO what drew his interest in the first place. TUO mentions a single moment, and I’ve always wondered more about that. Emrys/Nate-TUO and Stephanus/Cole are my two favorite pairings. I get all giddy every time they’re featured in chapters of Sanctuary 2 or The Fell, and I’m super curious to see/hear if you plan to do more with them in the future.

    Another TUO related question that has been on my mind for awhile: What inspired you to create such a character and how has he developed since the character first came about? Did you know at the time that he would be such a connecting thread in so many of your stories? I also often wonder whose respect is more important to him – Emrys or Alric?

    I also wanted to know what inspiration you drew from when creating Emrys. It’s interesting to read him in various stories. I think he presents this kind of devil-may-care (no pun intended) persona to most people, but when he’s alone with Nate he’s 100% real and open. I remember reading – I think it might have been in Dunhaven – where TUO basically says Emrys doesn’t believe that someone could care so deeply about him because of what happened with his parents. That resonates with me for a lot of personal reasons; I think it’s another reason why I find Emrys’ relationship with Nate/TUO so interesting – even though Nate is “The Devil” their love is very pure and satisfying. Anyway, I really loved Dunhaven because we got to hear more about Emrys’ time with the witch hunters. I feel like there’s a lot he hasn’t dealt with, and I hope that if you ever do write more serials that focus mostly on Nate, Emrys, and the gang that a) we get more of Emrys dealing with his past and healing, and b) Stephanus and Cole make several appearances because their double date in WHCC was absolutely precious!

    Finally, I wanted to ask some writing questions: Do you have times where you struggle to get through a particular scene or write at all? What do you do to push through that struggle? Do you have any rituals or things you do that signal your brain that “writing mode is engaged”?

    Sorry for the huge comment. I think I’ve been keeping these comments/questions to myself for about eight months now! Thank you for everything that you’ve built here. Your writing is really magical. =)

    • Raythe November 11, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

      Any questions you want to ask are fine!

      QUESTION: This might not be the place to ask, but I wondered if you had thought about writing any more serials about Nate’s time at Dunhaven with Emrys and crew?

      ANSWER: Yes! I have! But I want to have a really good idea for it. And since I’m writing them in Sanctuary 2 and The Fell, I’m not missing them too much.

      QUESTION: I also wondered if you would ever write any short stories, etc. about The Unnamed One and Emrys.

      ANSWER: Yes! Again, if there’s something in particular people want to see, I could do that.

      QUESTION: Do you have times where you struggle to get through a particular scene or write at all? What do you do to push through that struggle?

      ANSWER: Yes and no. Knowing that you guys are waiting for the chapters, believe me, is a big motivator. I can’t let you down! There are definitely chapters that flow more than others. But my left brain leads me in the right direction as do you comments.

      QUESTION: Do you have any rituals or things you do that signal your brain that “writing mode is engaged”?

      ANSWER: While I love my condo, I MISS a wood burning fire place. So I go on Youtube and find fireplaces online and have those playing in the background.

      Thanks for all the questions!

  2. Wil Jackson November 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

    Ever Dark and The Elf King’s Blade are taking a long time to be updated. Is that going to change and it will be updated more regularly?

    • Raythe November 11, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

      Wil, I’m a little confused, both Ever Dark and Elven King’s Blade get 3 chapters a month just as they always do. I am just going to be happy you want to see more of them. But if I did more of them then other stories wouldn’t get updated as much.

  3. Kady November 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

    I would like more from the mermaid series even if it is short stories, but I would love to read about when Gabriel first enters Emralis, as well as meeting Casillus’s parents and possibly seeing their wedding;), sorry I know it is a long list but I just wanted to put it out there:P.

    • Raythe November 12, 2018 at 1:03 am #

      This is great! Ask as much as you like!

      I really miss that universe. I really want to write more in it. I will look to add at least some short stories.

      Great ideas!

  4. Keith November 11, 2018 at 10:39 pm #

    Yay, news!!
    I’ve been wondering about this new site, seems to me like you’ve been talking about it for ages lol. I can’t wait to see what it will look like, and I’m curious and excited about the new social aspects you mentioned!
    Also, can’t wait for more of Date a Vampire!!! *w*

    • Raythe November 12, 2018 at 12:59 am #

      The new site is taking far longer than we wanted it to, but it is going to be beautiful. The social aspects will be filtered in AFTER we get the site up.

      Mathia is DYING to get back to that.

  5. Moonlight Iris November 12, 2018 at 1:20 am #

    Hi,

    It was last year that you spoke of a short story about a guy living next door to werewolves. Was wondering when that would come out?

    I’m all for the short stories with Gabe and would love to see his wedding.

    You rock Raythe, I love reading your stories. All the best to you and everyone that helps you get the stories out there.

    • Raythe November 12, 2018 at 3:06 am #

      That story was GOING to be a manga. But the artist totally and utterly flaked. So the next serial will have a choice to be one of the stories as a choice or I could do it if people want it done and choose a different serial.

  6. Anna November 12, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    Will Date a Vampire 2 be aviable in the webshop soon? (sorry for my bad English)

    • Raythe November 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

      Yes, its actually done and I will have it up for individual sale in December!

  7. Camcc November 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    Moonlight Iris Says: “It was last year that you spoke of a short story about a guy living next door to werewolves. Was wondering when that would come out?”

    Raythe Says: “That story was GOING to be a manga. But the artist totally and utterly flaked. So the next serial will have a choice to be one of the stories as a choice or I could do it if people want it done and choose a different serial.”

    So here are my thoughts, if you like them. You could make a side story about the next door werewolf by using Hector (Beta Number Two) from Wulf’s pack. Alric did promise the pack a new house. I would think with Wulf and Jordon at Alric’s house 9 to 5. Than someone would have to deal with the neighbors while they’re at work. Meaning right then and there, because I know Alric would deal with it in the end, but you know what I mean, You just have to think of the type that Hector would go for, maybe a finicky cat lives next door and all the wolves are ruffling his fur. But I digress, I would live to see the werewolf story done. I love werewolves. Yeah!

    If you didn’t want to do that one there is always Neo-Tokyo. I would love to see how that pans out. I would love to see a more Modern/Scifi story done like “The Abyss”. Or something done back in the Renaissance.

    But mostly I want you and your group to have fun with it all! Thanks Raythe for everything you do for use story junkes.

    • Raythe November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

      I already manuscripted the story for Werewolf Next Door. It’s a bit different than the Winter Haven pack so it would be its own story in its own universe. It is a shorter one.

      The Renaissance is beyond my grasp! But I do have an idea for a scifi story.

      Aw, thanks for thinking of me in this, but I want to hear what you guys want!

  8. Dawn S. November 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

    Hey Raythe. Looking forward to the new site, but mostly to adding new stories. I’ve read them all and am hanging on every week for the new additions. I read the comments and the Werewolf next door sounds great! Love Werewolves!
    I would love to see the dragons make an appearance in Winterhaven, being they were mentioned in I believe Sanctuary 2? That would be awesome, can never have too many stories with dragons. I would also love to see more in Dunhaven as well (someone commented on that as well) especially since they now have Paul the linx and KC attending, maybe a side story about their school life?
    Also how about more on Anita’s story and her fiance’s murder?
    Love the Winterhaven crew and would love more from them! I know you’ve got alot going right now but would love to see more on them in the future.
    Side stories or more parts to the stories would be awesome. Thanks!

    • Raythe November 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

      Good suggestions! I love to hear them. I think people are excited for a new story and I’m going to make a lot of offers and listen to all of your suggestions.

  9. Kitty Pride November 13, 2018 at 5:21 am #

    Loving all that is Raytherein. Can’t wait to get back into Date A Vampire; really want to see where that goes. Hope the Elven Blade gets a bit more exciting.

    Only complaint- you still can’t get from the blog site to the story site. There’s no link. And the viewer for the comics (Date A Vampire) is so painful on your phone. Only slightly better on a tablet.

    Big question- why is it that when you add a new chapter the link doesn’t take you right to the chapter?? I a have to scroll from the beginning. If it’s the one of your larger stories it takes forever (and it’s horrible on a iPhone)

    Bitching aside, you are still my favourite site 💕 I log in every other day to see what’s been updated. Thanks for all your hard work and wonderfully sexy men, vamps, elves and other supernatural lovelies 😍

    • Raythe November 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

      Only complaint- you still can’t get from the blog site to the story site. There’s no link. And the viewer for the comics (Date A Vampire) is so painful on your phone. Only slightly better on a tablet.

      Yes, you are correct! This is aggravating and the new site has the blog ON the main site.

      Chapter link directly to the chapter is ALSO coming.

      Thank you so much!

  10. Jih22 November 17, 2018 at 5:52 am #

    Looking forward to seeing the new site. It sounds exciting. I keep wondering about how things turn out in the ghost world especially Freyr, Kei, Jian and Longwei too; are you still planning on doing another sequel there? Also, what about a follow-up to Drakon or the Abyss? Love the Date a Vampire manga series and can’t wait for Volume 3 to start! Oh…ever think about doing anything with gargoyles? Your worlds are always exciting and your writing definitely transports me to them. I find your stories a great way to escape the stress and realities of this world for a little while.

  11. Christina T November 19, 2018 at 6:08 am #

    Can’t wait for the new site updates. I love all your stories. I’m so glad t hat the next volume of DAV is in the works. I love all the past character development, but I can’t wait for our boys to finally meet!

    My wish list would include some short stories from the Abyss ‘verse. What’s happening now? Have the first human’s finally been perfected and how is that working out? Did anyone try to restore any of the original roamers? I’d really love to see Black Heart recovered enough to interact with Anarion. And Emeralis updates would be interesting too!

    • Raythe November 19, 2018 at 9:39 pm #

      I have an idea about a mix up of The Abyss… hmmm, probably wouldn’t satisfy people who want to know what’s happening now. I think that there isn’t enough information about the current space to make a story, but maybe I could give some kind of epilogue answers to these.

      • Christina T November 20, 2018 at 5:23 am #

        Oh, anything would be great! Even a little slice of daily life. ” …Roamers keep being found in odd places. Just yesterday found one petrified in the ladies bathroom at the library. Clean up on aisle six! … “

  12. Alex November 20, 2018 at 11:47 am #

    Hi Raythe, I dunno if you’re gonna read this but I wanted to tell you that I really like your stories. There are a lot of parallels between stories that I don’t necessarily like (like The Ghost Half and The Dark Earth church bit) but they’re kinda a drug for me anyway. I dunno if I can make “requests” but Flynn and the Nomad are my OTP like, EVER, and I was a tiny bit disappointed that The Ghost Half was so short. I haven’t read Sanctuary 2 yet cause I’m catching up with the other stories necessary to read that one but I’d love to see more of the two of them, like more sex scenes and just more interaction between the two of them. A second spin off would be amazing but a girl can dream lmao.
    Still, I wanted to let you know I just love what you do and thank you for your hard work. You make my days better and my nights sleepless when I spend the entirety of them reading your books when I have work the day after lmao.
    Thank you for reading xx

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