Dorothy Summers is thrust upon a riveting adventure to unmask the truth of the Mystery of the Blue Dragon as a young investigative journalist in the early 1930s.
Her journey begins, when she receives a mysterious letter in the mailroom at the San Francisco Chronicle. Curiosity quickly lands her in the dangerous world of the International drug trade. Nothing is as it seems though, as crime and folklore clash together in this captivating tale.
Will you join Dorothy in her chase to find the truth?
Cyrus's life is stagnant as Elite Knight and prince to the Emperor of the Chaos. With his royal duties and his sister, Octavia, lingering over his head, he longs for adventure free from responsibility. His life changes when the Emperor Julius entrusts a young prisoner named Celine under his watchful care, but Celine has a deadly secret. She is searching for the one from the Chaos who murdered her mother. Cyrus is captivated by Celine's ocean eyes and the life of adventure he yearned for, but he soon discovers it came with a cost: the life of a brother in arms and Celine is the only suspect. Cyrus finds himself turning his back on his family to help Celine escape, thrusting himself into an uncontrollable conflict.
Environmental catastrophe has driven four people inside the dark throat of a cave: Sky, a child coming of age; Tie, pregnant and grieving; Mark, a young man poised to assume primacy; and Teller, an elder, holder of stories. As the devastating heat of summer grows, so does the poison in Teller’s injured leg and the danger of Tie’s imminent labor, food and water dwindling while the future becomes increasingly dependent on the words Sky gleans from the dead, stories pieced together from recycled knowledge, fragmented histories, and half-buried creation myths. From the Caves presents the past, present, and future in tandem, reshaping ancient and modern ideas of death and motherhood, grief and hope, endings and beginnings.
You're never too old to fall in love or to be framed for murder! Gretchen Malloy, the fifty-something (she's not telling) elite Kansas City event planner stumbles over a dead groom on his wedding day. The police suspect the fashionable Ms. Malloy may be a murderer. She suspects the police don't appreciate her flair for the dramatic or her good taste for the better things in life. One detective knows she's not guilty, but desperately wishes he could charge the woman who gives him a headache anytime she's near.
In a race to save her business and her life, Gretchen becomes an investigator determined to discover who is framing her. Surely it isn't her former love who just happens to arrive in town at the same time? Her friend launching a political career wouldn't want her in prison, would he? Would his new wife take some sort of weird revenge on her? And would the detective throw her in the clink just because of her big hair and amazing high heels?
Gretchen Malloy, supreme snoop and who usually knows everything about everyone, is in the search of her life. She's left wondering...she may not be the only one in town with killer heels.
In twentieth century Philadelphia, the actions of two unlikely friends was a response to an economic and social structure not of their making; they did what countless others have done when embroiled in the throes of crack addiction misery that made life untenable---what other professionals and laypeople looking for a way out of the madness of it all, have habitually done, they surrendered. Swallow illuminates the life of a black woman who abetted by a white lawyer challenges authority, takes matters into her own hands, and comes to terms with the harsh realities of urban life.