Now post-real-workday, I live mostly in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada where I've found the perfect balance between a gentle lake view and blazing fast internet, just at the edge of town. I still teach part-time for Georgian College, with a focus on communications, including good old composition. This admission is a preamble to my acknowledgement that I will never be a perfect copy editor, regardless of effort. I trust that readers will allow some latitude in pouncing on left-in errors in my self-published work.
My characters and the stories that they bring me have some grounding in my experience. I don't fly, but for many years I spent a lot of time in the air. Early on, this experience included float planes, which seem to be a recollected fascination. Although a WWII fighter plane does find its way into Dreamweavers, I've never actual flown in one of those, so needed to depend on the narrative of others for the experience. I can claim to write about the Canadian wilderness from my own travels, which includes time on all of the lands and rivers that appear in the Draumrs stories. Same goes for bouncing about in Europe and Asia, although I worry that my pre-internet adventures are rapidly becoming artefacts of a previous epoch.
First novels are always a bit of a crap-shoot. Who actually knows if he or she is a writer? And, more importantly, who knows if anyone else will ever want to read the writing? Self-publishing is a useful way to at least record the effort for future reference. If you are taking a gamble and checking out the first two books in the Draumrs series (or maybe the only two) please do let me know what you think. I would also love to get any questions, which I will pass on to the characters still living.
Where to find Ross Peacock online
Dreamweavers - The Draumr Stories
by Ross Peacock
Draumrs are Dreamweavers; they create and control dreams. If you have connected to someone with the last name of Black, White, Green or Grey, you may already have enjoyed what a Draumr can do for your dreams. With no inhibitions, guilt or regrets in our dreams, Draumrs offer sex, adventure, finding others or finding yourself in the very best our dreams.
Draumrs are human. They share our human failings and, unfortunately, they can fall prey to the temptations of power and influence gained through dream control. Sadly, the corruption of history's infamous usurpers and demigods often has its origin in the desires and delusions of a flawed Draumr.
The series picks up the narrative of the Draumr Clans during the current period of transition. Aging Elders want nothing more than a peaceful handover of leadership to their daughters and sons. But, idleness and inattention have opened the door for the ancient evil. A powerful family has pulled back from the combine and appears to be handing its next generation a brutal and nightmarish task aimed at igniting global war once again.
Dreamweavers Among Us - Book One - Red
by Ross Peacock
A new generation of Dreamweavers faces a challenge the Clans have not seen in 75 years: a rogue and brutish Draumr family is once again in control of the most powerful government leader on earth. Global destruction looms he loses touch with the difference between real and dreamed in his quest for power. A trio of reluctant fighters engage deadly foes on the dreamscape as humanity's last hope.
Dreamweavers Among Us - Book Two - Blue
by Ross Peacock
The Red Clan's rebellion stumbles into a more deadly scheme revealed by an eastern Blue Clan foe thought long dead. The small team of heros: Snow, Lulu and Will, are still recovering from lost dreamscape fights with Xana, but must rush into China to fight for the lives of vulnerable world leaders attending the G20. With only one precious Green stone for protection, one will certainly die.
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