Welcome Birthday Guest Beany Sparks!


Hi Amber, thanks for letting me participate in your birthday bash!

I told PITA to have a chat with the characters for a birthday piece and Dray piped up with an idea. I guess the other characters weren’t interested…

*oblivious to the muffled sounds coming from the presents scattered around Dray’s cave*

So here is a short story with Pib and Dray! 🙂


Pib’s Surprise


Pib looked around the room, trying to pinpoint what was out of place. Something shiny in the corner of his vision had him turning his head to the right.

“What the…” Pib walked over and picked up the emerald.

“Now who would leave jewels just lying around?” he mused aloud.

Pocketing the gem, he was about to turn around and leave when a piece of gold two feet away caught his attention. Making sure the coast was clear, Pib strode over then crouched to pick up the gold nugget. Seeing the diamond a few paces away, Pib straightened then placed his hands on his hips.

Narrowing his eyes at the gem, he tried to figure out what was going on. “That mate of mine has been missing for a few hours. I bet he’s behind this. The question is—why?”

Looking ahead he saw various gemstones placed in a trail. “Well, if he wants to give me more of his treasure, it would be rude of me not to accept. Let’s see what that dragon is up to.”

Pib followed the trail, pocketing the gems as he went until he finally arrived at Dray’s treasure cave.

Walking inside, Pib looked around, then froze at the sight before him.


“Happy birthday, Pib,” Dray said, stepping out from behind one of his mountains of treasure.

Pib glanced at him, then returned his attention to the pile of jewels arranged into the shape of a cake with a big blue ribbon wrapped around it.

He was so shocked all he could utter was, “Huh?”

Dray laughed, then walked over and wrapped his arms around Pib. “Wil told me a little while ago that your birthday was coming up. Since you didn’t mention anything, I thought I’d surprise you. And considering I know you like shiny things, I used gems to lead the way here.”

“You did all of this, for me?” Pib couldn’t remember the last time someone had been so considerate.

“Of course. I love you,” Dray declared.

“I love you too,” Pib replied, leaning up to kiss Dray. It was a chaste kiss, but oh so sweet.

“Come on, I’ve made us a picnic,” Dray said, taking Pib’s hand before stepping back then leading him to the picnic.

Following Dray, Pib wondered how many birthdays it would take before Dray gifted him with all of the treasure in his cave.

The shiny will be mine.


If you want more of Pib and Dray, check out Pib’s Dragon!

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A dragon is about to find out what happens when a cat discovers his cave of shiny treasures.


After nine years, Pib is finally free from his contract with the newly wed prince. Slipping out in the middle of the night to avoid getting stuck in another contract, Pib shifts into his cat and makes his way home to the little village he foolishly left, hoping his best friend Wil still lives there.

Dray is bored. His services as a princess-guarding dragon are no longer needed and even his gold and jewels are unable to cheer him up. His mood changes quickly when he catches someone in his treasure cave, and it starts a series of events that change his life forever.

When the two finally meet, sparks fly, but Dray will have to move quickly if he’s to save his cat after Pib gets kidnapped.

78 thoughts on “Welcome Birthday Guest Beany Sparks!

  1. Wow! I would love a surprise like that (I also love sparky things…). Thank you for the short story, Beany! 😉

  2. Amber, you know I hate your birthday bash. You always give me a new wish list of books to buy by the end of the month starting with this one.

  3. Thank you for the lovely short – now I think I have to reread this story since it was so nice to see Pib and Dray again!

  4. Haven’t read this book from Beany Sparks, but I did read Arcane Magic and liked it, hoping for a second book, Will have to give this one a chance

  5. It was good to see Pib and Dray again. Aren’t we due a book release from you soon Beany? Hint hint.

  6. I love Pib and Dray this is one of my favorite books. I hope there’s more books to come I want to hear about Wil

  7. I love Pib and Dray! This one of my favorite books I hope you are writing more stories with them and Wil

  8. On my way to Amazon for this book it sounded so good. Thanks for the short story it was sweet.

  9. I love pib and dray, and can’t wait for more of them in the future, just to see how long it takes him to get the shiny lol.

  10. Thanks for a Pib and Dray update, Beany. I adore birthdays and shinies and dragons and felines and mates! Zipping off to check out Pib’s Dragon, bye!

  11. Nice update on Pib and Dray, thanks I enjoyed Pib’s Dragon. Will a sequel be coming out?

  12. What Birthday Surprise, just what a person that like shiny things would live for their birthday. Thanks for sharing

  13. I loved this little snippet. I will have to go read Pib and Dray’s story now. Can’t wait!

  14. I seriously NEED more of Pib and Dray they’re soo sweet together.

    loved the ending “The shiny will be mine.” ❤

  15. I loved the novel, and this is a wonderful glimpse into Pib and Dray’s life together. Now I just need the sequel to come out!

  16. Thank you for sharing it was so cute! Who doesn’t like shiny’s for their birthday?!

  17. Just read this story for the second time just the other day…, Love the shinier…

  18. What a great short story….I will definitely be reading more on Pib and Dray, you’ve got to love a dragon willing to share his hoard with his love 🙂

  19. Loved this little birthday tale. I bought the main story as soon as it came out and had fun trying to figure out all the little parts of different fairy tales Beany used to make a very interesting new tale.

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