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Kinigos Island
Updated Jul 17, 2019
R On Break
1
891
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Dystopia
Romance

The Doulosi must be divided.

They operate technology with thoughts alone. They bend electricity, water, and fire with simple gestures and commands. They shape the fabric of reality around them.

If the Doulosi cannot be divided... Mankind is surly doomed.

"Doulos magic is not going to save the world. There will be no saviors. There are no innocents to defend if we go to war... My mother will never accept that."

Beauregard Colette has been on his own for the last ten years, working as a research and development team lead at one of America's premiere tech companies, Kinigos Industries. He gave up his Free Doulosi identity all those years ago in order to survive in a world increasingly at odds with unregulated users of magic. He was content with his work, appreciating the company of artificial people over their fleshy counterparts.

Of course, his precious routine is upset when his mother, a very public Free Doulosi leader figure, invites him back to the fold for a peaceful family gathering where it is assumed all the Free Doulosi royalty will be grouped together for the first time in nearly two decades. Under orders to funnel all information back to the Interceptor Corps, Beau is sponsored by his company to take Nina Colette up on her offer--as a show of good faith in his human overlords, if nothing else.

But Beau knows what his mother really wants, and it isn't peace.

Next Update 2020

This is the third installment in the Doulosi Universe. If you're ever lost or confused about the significance of certain events/characters, you are more than welcome and are encouraged to read the previous entries, The Glass Cloisteron Amazon.comand A Box of Wet Matcheshere on Penana. However, if something still isn't jiving, please let me know. Criticism is also much appreciated.

If you'd like to join the fan page to swap memes and opinions, check us out on Facebook! You can search for "Doulosi Sympathizers" in the search bar, or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184557312491304/

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Kinigos Island

The Doulosi must be divided.

They operate technology with thoughts alone. They bend electricity, water, and fire with simple gestures and commands. They shape the fabric of reality around them.

If the Doulosi cannot be divided... Mankind is surly doomed.

"Doulos magic is not going to save the world. There will be no saviors. There are no innocents to defend if we go to war... My mother will never accept that."

Beauregard Colette has been on his own for the last ten years, working as a research and development team lead at one of America's premiere tech companies, Kinigos Industries. He gave up his Free Doulosi identity all those years ago in order to survive in a world increasingly at odds with unregulated users of magic. He was content with his work, appreciating the company of artificial people over their fleshy counterparts.

Of course, his precious routine is upset when his mother, a very public Free Doulosi leader figure, invites him back to the fold for a peaceful family gathering where it is assumed all the Free Doulosi royalty will be grouped together for the first time in nearly two decades. Under orders to funnel all information back to the Interceptor Corps, Beau is sponsored by his company to take Nina Colette up on her offer--as a show of good faith in his human overlords, if nothing else.

But Beau knows what his mother really wants, and it isn't peace.

Next Update 2020

This is the third installment in the Doulosi Universe. If you're ever lost or confused about the significance of certain events/characters, you are more than welcome and are encouraged to read the previous entries, The Glass Cloisteron Amazon.comand A Box of Wet Matcheshere on Penana. However, if something still isn't jiving, please let me know. Criticism is also much appreciated.

If you'd like to join the fan page to swap memes and opinions, check us out on Facebook! You can search for "Doulosi Sympathizers" in the search bar, or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184557312491304/

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A Box of Wet Matches
Updated Jul 18, 2019
R On Break
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1334
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Thriller
Short Story

The Doulosi must be contained.

They operate technology with thoughts alone. They bend electricity, water, and fire with simple gestures and commands. They shape the fabric of reality around them.

If the Doulosi cannot be controlled... then they must be divided.

Collected are short stories set in the Doulosi Universe.They take place after the events of The Glass Cloisterand before those that take place in Kinigos Island; between the years 2057 and 2077.

1 - Media- An in-person meet up between members of a Doulosi conspiracy forum turns deadly when one of the members is revealed to be a wolf in wool.

2 - Ricochet- An Illinois clan is torn apart by threats within and without. At the heart of the conflict, two brothers must choose between fraternity and their fragile morality.

3 - Television- A boy and his mother struggle to survive in the ruins of Motor City. When his mother is threatened, the boy reveals a hidden talent.

4 - Noodles- Two beat cops in Genmachi, New York debate the existence of "good Doulosi" and come to a startling realization about each other.

5 - Rivers- A hydromancer girl forced to live and work in an ink factory decides that she would rather be doing anything else. She knows just who to wait for to make her escape.

6 - Widower- A man lives peaceably in the shade of Savanah's Skystream, saving up to heal his ill daughter. But when a posse of socialites upsets his way of life, he's forced to rekindle old flames.

7 - Rogue- An Interceptor infiltrates a Doulosi gang of pyromancers, intent on destroying them from the inside. Instead, she finds solace in their leader's arms.

8 - Savior- A Doulosi couple on the run find refuge in the scarred heart of Chicago. Reestablishing ties, they intend to plant the seeds of revolution in the minds of the city's disgruntled people... to unsurprisingly explosive effect.

Next Update 2020

This is the second installment in the Doulosi Universe. If you're ever lost or confused about the significance of certain events/characters, you are more than welcome and are encouraged to read the previous entry, The Glass Cloisteron Amazon.com! However, if something still isn't jiving, please let me know. Criticism is always much appreciated as well.

If you'd like to join the fan page to swap memes and opinions, check us out on Facebook! You can search for "Doulosi Sympathizers" in the search bar, or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184557312491304/

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A Box of Wet Matches

The Doulosi must be contained.

They operate technology with thoughts alone. They bend electricity, water, and fire with simple gestures and commands. They shape the fabric of reality around them.

If the Doulosi cannot be controlled... then they must be divided.

Collected are short stories set in the Doulosi Universe.They take place after the events of The Glass Cloisterand before those that take place in Kinigos Island; between the years 2057 and 2077.

1 - Media- An in-person meet up between members of a Doulosi conspiracy forum turns deadly when one of the members is revealed to be a wolf in wool.

2 - Ricochet- An Illinois clan is torn apart by threats within and without. At the heart of the conflict, two brothers must choose between fraternity and their fragile morality.

3 - Television- A boy and his mother struggle to survive in the ruins of Motor City. When his mother is threatened, the boy reveals a hidden talent.

4 - Noodles- Two beat cops in Genmachi, New York debate the existence of "good Doulosi" and come to a startling realization about each other.

5 - Rivers- A hydromancer girl forced to live and work in an ink factory decides that she would rather be doing anything else. She knows just who to wait for to make her escape.

6 - Widower- A man lives peaceably in the shade of Savanah's Skystream, saving up to heal his ill daughter. But when a posse of socialites upsets his way of life, he's forced to rekindle old flames.

7 - Rogue- An Interceptor infiltrates a Doulosi gang of pyromancers, intent on destroying them from the inside. Instead, she finds solace in their leader's arms.

8 - Savior- A Doulosi couple on the run find refuge in the scarred heart of Chicago. Reestablishing ties, they intend to plant the seeds of revolution in the minds of the city's disgruntled people... to unsurprisingly explosive effect.

Next Update 2020

This is the second installment in the Doulosi Universe. If you're ever lost or confused about the significance of certain events/characters, you are more than welcome and are encouraged to read the previous entry, The Glass Cloisteron Amazon.com! However, if something still isn't jiving, please let me know. Criticism is always much appreciated as well.

If you'd like to join the fan page to swap memes and opinions, check us out on Facebook! You can search for "Doulosi Sympathizers" in the search bar, or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184557312491304/

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Vassal State
Updated Feb 10, 2020
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1625
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Dark
Dystopia

"Revenge asks nothing more than to not thirst anymore."

"A man can’t satisfy his thirst with sand."

"But he can with blood, Sebara."

Two centuries after being captured, turned, and tortured, Mercenary escapes the clutches of his abusive lord in the north, only to fall into the hands of a far more ancient and mysterious vampire lord to the south.

Unlike his tyrannical maker, the steadfast lord of Cairn-over-Merda follows a code of humanistic morality that is otherwise unaccepted by the rest of vampire high society. Won over by Lord Deutran's quiet strength and merciful disposition, Mercenary casts his lot with her retributive ambitions... breaking vampire law and pitching all of Rheinland into war.

Lord Deutran, vexed by politics and hounded by thoughts of revenge, finds herself in possession of her sworn rival's favored vassal. With well over two thousand years under her sash, she has seen heroes rise and fall within their appointed eras... and she sees a tragic knight in Mercenary.

While she contends with grief and regret, she attempts to shape Merc into a tool of vengeance... but what will breaking her moral code cost them both? Is "righting all wrongs" worth a war?

NEXT UPDATE: 25 FEB 20

*EVER CHANGING PLAYLIST*

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7p2bUzFjKhvpomFSObSxom2AngDUlPDQ

Drama
Dark
Dystopia
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Vassal State

"Revenge asks nothing more than to not thirst anymore."

"A man can’t satisfy his thirst with sand."

"But he can with blood, Sebara."

Two centuries after being captured, turned, and tortured, Mercenary escapes the clutches of his abusive lord in the north, only to fall into the hands of a far more ancient and mysterious vampire lord to the south.

Unlike his tyrannical maker, the steadfast lord of Cairn-over-Merda follows a code of humanistic morality that is otherwise unaccepted by the rest of vampire high society. Won over by Lord Deutran's quiet strength and merciful disposition, Mercenary casts his lot with her retributive ambitions... breaking vampire law and pitching all of Rheinland into war.

Lord Deutran, vexed by politics and hounded by thoughts of revenge, finds herself in possession of her sworn rival's favored vassal. With well over two thousand years under her sash, she has seen heroes rise and fall within their appointed eras... and she sees a tragic knight in Mercenary.

While she contends with grief and regret, she attempts to shape Merc into a tool of vengeance... but what will breaking her moral code cost them both? Is "righting all wrongs" worth a war?

NEXT UPDATE: 25 FEB 20

*EVER CHANGING PLAYLIST*

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7p2bUzFjKhvpomFSObSxom2AngDUlPDQ

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Trident of Radia
Updated Feb 20, 2020
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20
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Friendship
Adventure

Thamlin Sharpier and Frost Delain, two dragon riders loyal to the fascist autocrats of The United Fiefs of Dorn, find themselves crashed behind enemies lines and must learn to put aside their differences in order to survive the semi-aquatic state of Radia and it's strange, mermadic populace.

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Trident of Radia

Thamlin Sharpier and Frost Delain, two dragon riders loyal to the fascist autocrats of The United Fiefs of Dorn, find themselves crashed behind enemies lines and must learn to put aside their differences in order to survive the semi-aquatic state of Radia and it's strange, mermadic populace.

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Quiet in the Star of the Spice King
Updated Jan 29, 2020
R Planning
1
128
0
Mythology
War

"I want to understand the point of it all," she said, her melancholy finally overtaking her. "When did this all begin? Why did it have to be us? Where are the others? Why were you left behind?"

His grip was resolute. "Let's find out together."

...

Rowena, proud to die, is offered to her village's resident seasonal deity, The Spice King, so that the god can be reborn and herald in the Spring... only to discover that her sacrifice is completely unnecessary, machined into import through the schemes of the power-hungry shaman, Wolf.

But The Lucky Star is literally on her side, and It convinces the King Himself to bring her back to life to aid Him (and his poorly equipped pantheon) in The Great Game of cosmic politics unseen and untenable to the rest of Mankind.

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Prepare yourself for a far-flung tale of theology, romance, and interstellar drama!

CURRENTLY REVISING - NEXT UPDATE: 10 FEB 20

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Quiet in the Star of the Spice King

"I want to understand the point of it all," she said, her melancholy finally overtaking her. "When did this all begin? Why did it have to be us? Where are the others? Why were you left behind?"

His grip was resolute. "Let's find out together."

...

Rowena, proud to die, is offered to her village's resident seasonal deity, The Spice King, so that the god can be reborn and herald in the Spring... only to discover that her sacrifice is completely unnecessary, machined into import through the schemes of the power-hungry shaman, Wolf.

But The Lucky Star is literally on her side, and It convinces the King Himself to bring her back to life to aid Him (and his poorly equipped pantheon) in The Great Game of cosmic politics unseen and untenable to the rest of Mankind.

---

Prepare yourself for a far-flung tale of theology, romance, and interstellar drama!

CURRENTLY REVISING - NEXT UPDATE: 10 FEB 20

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An Olde One About Books
Updated Jul 24, 2019
R On Break
0
280
0
Dark
Suspense

"If you don't want the skin off their bones turned into jackets for what remains of my collection... you'd best find my stolen books, Ms. Fairchild."

Tesni Fairchild received a letter from her sister after some months of silence on the latter's part. Invited to celebrate her newborn nephew's first showing at church as his Godmother, Tesni puts her life in Birmingham on hold to journey to Argostine, an isle just off the coast of Blackpool. But all is not what it seems. The talk around Argostine's queer reputation constantly assails her motivation, and when Tesni at long last crosses the threshold of her sister's estate, babe and mother are decidedly absent.

Assured by the Lord and the governess of the house that the Lady of Cathair Estate is simply seeking post-natal solace in Argostine's Lonely wood before the showing, Tesni familiarizes herself with the small, craggy town... and, upon meeting the dubious characters that make up the emerald-soaked township, becomes more and more certain that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong and she has arrived all too late to prevent it.

But then she meets Leabharlannaí, a Courtless trickster Fae, and a deal is struck betwixt them.

Caught between storm, superstition, and the supernatural, Tesni must keep her wits and her sanity about her if she even hopesto leave the island with every one of her pieces still attached.

Will continue to write in this one if there's any interest.

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An Olde One About Books

"If you don't want the skin off their bones turned into jackets for what remains of my collection... you'd best find my stolen books, Ms. Fairchild."

Tesni Fairchild received a letter from her sister after some months of silence on the latter's part. Invited to celebrate her newborn nephew's first showing at church as his Godmother, Tesni puts her life in Birmingham on hold to journey to Argostine, an isle just off the coast of Blackpool. But all is not what it seems. The talk around Argostine's queer reputation constantly assails her motivation, and when Tesni at long last crosses the threshold of her sister's estate, babe and mother are decidedly absent.

Assured by the Lord and the governess of the house that the Lady of Cathair Estate is simply seeking post-natal solace in Argostine's Lonely wood before the showing, Tesni familiarizes herself with the small, craggy town... and, upon meeting the dubious characters that make up the emerald-soaked township, becomes more and more certain that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong and she has arrived all too late to prevent it.

But then she meets Leabharlannaí, a Courtless trickster Fae, and a deal is struck betwixt them.

Caught between storm, superstition, and the supernatural, Tesni must keep her wits and her sanity about her if she even hopesto leave the island with every one of her pieces still attached.

Will continue to write in this one if there's any interest.

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In Memoriam
Updated Oct 1, 2019
R On Break
2
2251
0
Dystopia
Romance

One would imagine that the God of Memory might remember she ended the world, but Papyrus doesn't even know why she ended up mortal, let alone why she decided to ruin life for everyone else.

Papyrus, God Scribe, finds herself in the wastes of a Decopunk nation state that is teetering toward a revolution. Fallen Gods, reincarnating kings, cybernetic mutants, cannibal cabals, and violent religious orders vie for supremacy outside its domed, bubble-like cities--all waiting for their chances to overtake and overthrow the ruling Houses within them.

As Papyrus quests to find her memories and discover what really happened to her and her divine kin in the time before, the Protector of Forgotten Things must decide if she wants to simply continue being a recorder of history... or become an active participant in its unfolding.

If you're into strange characters, time-travel love stories, and unadulterated techno-babble-speak, then you'll feel right at home as Papyrus blazes a trail across Retzu!

Next Update:2020

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Dystopia
Romance
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In Memoriam

One would imagine that the God of Memory might remember she ended the world, but Papyrus doesn't even know why she ended up mortal, let alone why she decided to ruin life for everyone else.

Papyrus, God Scribe, finds herself in the wastes of a Decopunk nation state that is teetering toward a revolution. Fallen Gods, reincarnating kings, cybernetic mutants, cannibal cabals, and violent religious orders vie for supremacy outside its domed, bubble-like cities--all waiting for their chances to overtake and overthrow the ruling Houses within them.

As Papyrus quests to find her memories and discover what really happened to her and her divine kin in the time before, the Protector of Forgotten Things must decide if she wants to simply continue being a recorder of history... or become an active participant in its unfolding.

If you're into strange characters, time-travel love stories, and unadulterated techno-babble-speak, then you'll feel right at home as Papyrus blazes a trail across Retzu!

Next Update:2020

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Blondie's Short Stories
Updated Oct 8, 2018
R Completed
3
1542
0
Short Story
Prose

Short Story Content Descriptions:

Issue One - "Executable Forgiveness" (Drama, Sci-fi) - Estin is the first robot to be given agency; that is to say, given full human rights. However, his project is called into question after he's hacked and his integrity is compromised. Can he convince his wife it was only a one-off?

Issue Two - "Love on a Bed of Leaves and Letters" (Drama) - Julius Pessoa struggles with his guilt over the death of his young wife and his indecision to receive the gift she has left him in her craft room. Fall is a time of melancholy, but it is also one of promised renewal...

Issue Three - "In the Garden" (Sci-fi, Time Travel) - Dr. Leandra Hayes meets with her long-time colleague and ex-lover, Terence Whitaker, to approve a new companion-model robot he's about to release. When Lean meets Ema though, her understanding of reality is ripped apart.

Issue Four - "Forget Me Not" (Sci-Fan, Tragedy) - Spomenka and The Bounty Hunter fall in love on the dark-side of a terraformed Mars. However, disappointment and bloodshed are just around the corner.

Issue Five - "Cloven Dreams" (Tragedy) - These five sentences were written for a flash contest titled "Break My Heart".

Issue Six - "Penny" (Mystery) - Blue and Penny grow up together, bonding over fairies and magical gardens. Blue struggles to maintain that lifelong connection as they get older, but  Penny has a secret that will make or break Blue's understanding of the word "lifelong".

Issue Seven - "John Ghost" (Humor, Sci-fi) - A crude take on the traditional ghost story. Poops are made, phones are dropped, lessons are learned. An on-the-clock mechanic realizes that cheating the system might be inviting the company of strange bathroom-fellows.

Issue Eight - "The Mold" (Tragedy) - Fraya wants to be more than just a friend, so she makes Laura Lane into more than her best friend. She turns Laura Lane into a fallen angel, thus transforming herself into God's written word. Of course all Hell breaks loose.

Art Credit (C) Donato Giancola

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Blondie's Short Stories

Short Story Content Descriptions:

Issue One - "Executable Forgiveness" (Drama, Sci-fi) - Estin is the first robot to be given agency; that is to say, given full human rights. However, his project is called into question after he's hacked and his integrity is compromised. Can he convince his wife it was only a one-off?

Issue Two - "Love on a Bed of Leaves and Letters" (Drama) - Julius Pessoa struggles with his guilt over the death of his young wife and his indecision to receive the gift she has left him in her craft room. Fall is a time of melancholy, but it is also one of promised renewal...

Issue Three - "In the Garden" (Sci-fi, Time Travel) - Dr. Leandra Hayes meets with her long-time colleague and ex-lover, Terence Whitaker, to approve a new companion-model robot he's about to release. When Lean meets Ema though, her understanding of reality is ripped apart.

Issue Four - "Forget Me Not" (Sci-Fan, Tragedy) - Spomenka and The Bounty Hunter fall in love on the dark-side of a terraformed Mars. However, disappointment and bloodshed are just around the corner.

Issue Five - "Cloven Dreams" (Tragedy) - These five sentences were written for a flash contest titled "Break My Heart".

Issue Six - "Penny" (Mystery) - Blue and Penny grow up together, bonding over fairies and magical gardens. Blue struggles to maintain that lifelong connection as they get older, but  Penny has a secret that will make or break Blue's understanding of the word "lifelong".

Issue Seven - "John Ghost" (Humor, Sci-fi) - A crude take on the traditional ghost story. Poops are made, phones are dropped, lessons are learned. An on-the-clock mechanic realizes that cheating the system might be inviting the company of strange bathroom-fellows.

Issue Eight - "The Mold" (Tragedy) - Fraya wants to be more than just a friend, so she makes Laura Lane into more than her best friend. She turns Laura Lane into a fallen angel, thus transforming herself into God's written word. Of course all Hell breaks loose.

Art Credit (C) Donato Giancola

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Let's Talk About...
Updated Aug 30, 2018
R Completed
5
2616
14
Humor
Inspirational

Blondemaverick's blog has moved! You can find future blog posts on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18508414.K_M_Mayville/blog.

All past blog posts will of course stay here until further notice.

"Let's Talk About..." is where Blondemaverick waxes about things she hasn't written yet, talks about writing as a process, reviews recent stories she might have read, and basically puts off actually writing anything of value.

This is considered an open discussion, so there will be SPOILERS.

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Let's Talk About...

Blondemaverick's blog has moved! You can find future blog posts on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18508414.K_M_Mayville/blog.

All past blog posts will of course stay here until further notice.

"Let's Talk About..." is where Blondemaverick waxes about things she hasn't written yet, talks about writing as a process, reviews recent stories she might have read, and basically puts off actually writing anything of value.

This is considered an open discussion, so there will be SPOILERS.

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The Dragovich Legacy
Updated Mar 7, 2019
R On Break
5
1531
0
Crime
Romance

The Private Life of Devra R. Dragovich

Voodoo, darling black pumps, and sweet tea-fueled vision quests - Just another work week for our heroine, Dev Dragovich.

Dev Dragovich hails from Liverpool; an investigator by trade. Taken from a much needed vacation, she's tasked by her mother to attend a cousin's funeral in the southern reaches of Louisiana. But when she arrives in town, she's quick to uncover that her cousin's accidental death may not have been so accidental. With the aid of a Vodoun priestess, a mute with a record, and a designer witch doctor, Devra hopes to unravel the tangled secrets writhing within the dark heart of Maroon City... before her mind does the unraveling instead.

WILL UPDATE IF THERE'S ANY INTEREST.

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The Dragovich Legacy

The Private Life of Devra R. Dragovich

Voodoo, darling black pumps, and sweet tea-fueled vision quests - Just another work week for our heroine, Dev Dragovich.

Dev Dragovich hails from Liverpool; an investigator by trade. Taken from a much needed vacation, she's tasked by her mother to attend a cousin's funeral in the southern reaches of Louisiana. But when she arrives in town, she's quick to uncover that her cousin's accidental death may not have been so accidental. With the aid of a Vodoun priestess, a mute with a record, and a designer witch doctor, Devra hopes to unravel the tangled secrets writhing within the dark heart of Maroon City... before her mind does the unraveling instead.

WILL UPDATE IF THERE'S ANY INTEREST.

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