Huge, green, and scaly, alien Professor J’o’ Ka Joarchim can’t convince the local peasants that he’s not a man-eating monster. The villagers chain a young woman to a cliff in sacrifice to him, but she has her own ideas about that. Helping her escape only aggravates the situation, and J’o’ ends up with a collection of luckless human victims, all increasingly dependent on him for their survival.
Meanwhile, J’o’ must keep his new pets a secret, since interfering in human society is a serious violation of Interdimensional Law. The longer he stays on Earth, the more trouble awaits him back home.
THEY CALLED ME DRAGON is the story of a feisty young heroine, an assortment of outcasts, and one very confused alien as they conquer the Dark Ages and become legends in the process. Available on CreateSpace and Amazon. Learn more at www.gailgibbs.com.
Semi-retired journalist Natalie Seachrist’s had visions since childhood. But when her twin Nathan confirms the body she saw draped over a vintage Mustang was his granddaughter, her world shatters. With the cautionary help of retired police detective Keoni Hewitt, Natalie begins investigating the Honolulu foothills apartment where Ariel died. There the writer discovers the fascinating story of the 1920s Shanghai origins of the affluent Wong Sisters who own the complex—and more than a little discord between the family and staff.
Unfortunately, Natalie’s on-site sleuthing with her feline companion Miss Una produces few leads. Just as she questions her mission, she experiences a surprising vision from Ariel’s perspective. When Natalie declares her certainty that the girl did not fall from the apartment’s lanai to Keoni, she’s forced to reveal her ongoing visions.
Meeting with Nathan, the coroner, and the Honolulu police detective who was once his partner, Keoni and Natalie learn items are missing from Ariel’s effects. Was the unattended death a murder rather than an accident or even a suicide? If so, Natalie may have put herself in the way of a murderer who’s willing to kill again to hide their secret.