Stone of Destiny: Book One of the Irish Cycle a unique urban fantasy adventure with a mix of mythological and supernatural elements set in contemporary Boston.
If encountering a warrior woman on horseback, complete with chain mail, animal hides, and sword, menacing a red-clad leprechaun in a top hat and carrying a magic lantern didn’t blow Sean Regan’s mind—a former police detective recently busted down to patrol—the giant, bloodthirsty, attacking vulture that disappeared into a gigantic puff of smoke certainly did.
Add to that a series of bizarre murders—bodies whose very souls were sucked from them like a vacuum—those freaky October snow storms, a deadly search for an ancient Celtic artifact called Lia Fáil that could determine the fate of this world—and Others—depending on who possesses it, and oh yeah, a killing spree by what just might be a pesky vampire on the loose, all leave Regan’s grasp on reality tenuous at best.
Crap like that doesn’t happen in modern day Boston. Does it?
Pre-Christian Irish mythology is divided into cycles; the earliest of these being the Mythological Cycle, from the Book of Invasions, and chronicles the ancient lives, loves, losses, battles, and wars of the great Celtic gods. Now bear witness to the Irish Cycle, the epic, multi-part tale of what comes next.
Stone of Destiny — available in print and ebook formats from these fine booksellers
FOR FOUR-HUNDRED YEARS, SAITO IZUMI HAS STRUGGLED WITH WHAT IT MEANS TO BE KYUUKETSUKI—A JAPANESE VAMPIRE!
In Feudal Japan, during an attack on Kumamoto Castle from a horde of swarming yōkai, mythical creatures born from the darkest depths of Japanese folklore, the samurai Saito Izumi will be forever changed. By morning’s dawn, Saito becomes kyuuketsuki–a Japanese vampire!
Join the vampire Saito Izumi in Feudal Japan as she confronts an army of thunder-beasts called raijū, ogre-like oni, and the seductive spider-whore jorōgumo, creatures as diverse as they are deadly, as well as samurai and ninjas, as she battles 18th Century Spanish soldiers and vampires along the Spanish Main, and as she wages war against shapeshifting Mexican nagual, while fighting alongside the likes of Davy Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie to defend the Alamo.
In this heart-wrenching collection of original stories are four terrifying tales from Saito’s centuries of existing—she doesn’t consider it living—that explore her often dangerous and deep personal journey to understand the blackest darkness of an inhuman soul, to discover what it truly means to live and not simply survive, and most important of all, to learn if a vampire can triumph over evil and truly love again.
Includes the stories:
CONQUER THE HUNGRY GHOST
SHE-DEVIL OF THE SPANISH MAIN
NIGHT AT THE ALAMO
THROUGH THE AGES — available in print and ebook format from these fine booksellers.