Daughter of Hades has been picked up by Inklings Publishing and has gone through its first round of edits. Fingers crossed. 

It focuses on Jamaica in the years prior to the British invasion of 1655.  Geraldine Obosi, a house slave, who has suffered inhumane conditions and degradations all of her life, escapes captivity and finds herself in the charge of Zhu Lei Xiang, a man exiled from his country who is a bloody cut-throat pirate. When Lei and Geraldine find each other, they uncover within themselves a tender humanity they never knew could exist.

A mix of several genres, the Daughter of Hades contains elements of historical fiction, romance, adventure and fantasy. It tells a story of passion and history and unassailable love combined with swash buckling pirates and heroic maroons who refuse to live by society’s rules.

House slave, Geraldine Obosi( Dinny) escapes the brutality of slavery on the St. Dismas Plantation in Barbados. The dashing pirate Zhu Lei Xiang aids in her escape, whisking Dinny away on his pirate ship to Jamaica.  He is a man, exiled, a pirate whose uncommon tenderness gives Dinny succor as she find the strength  and the courage to live a new life, apart from the only life she has ever known…..one of abuse.  They find a brief happiness together until a slavecatcher finds Dinny and takes her back to Barbados. Even a bullet to the head cannot keep Lei from crossing the seas to rescue his love even as Dinny uses her captivity as an opportunity to take back her power and gain her revenge.

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Books I Read

Mack's bookshelf: read

The Talented Mr. Ripley
it was amazing
Set in the fifties, there is a veneer of genteel behavior and a certain amount of naivete. However, beneath the surface of the idyllic blithe tone of the book, there is something dark and sinister–or someone, rather–Tom Ripley. He pres…
An Echo in the Bone
really liked it
As a reader who is thoroughly hooked on this series, I was delighted to encounter my most beloved characters again and I especially loved learning more about John Grey. I enjoyed seeing William grown into a man and soldier and Ian fall i…
The Apotheosis
it was amazing
I was hooked from the first page. Who could resist a story where the main character describes himself as a doctor, a scientist, a billionaire and a fledgling serial killer? I am, in turns, horrified and fascinated by his perversion of sc…
Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer
it was ok
Mildly interesting. Repetitive with Bundy rambling and evading questions. Kudos to the interviewers who were able to put up with his BS for so long.


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Unholy Spirit (Scions of Darkness, Book 3)

 Zenobia Grant enters into the world of her mother. While some welcome her with open arms and would elevate her, others find her very existence a threat. However, Zen only wants to find a place she belongs. As she explores the extent of her power, she discovers darkness that could swallow her whole.