Niels Poulsen, self-styled God of Rock and lead singer in a popular punk band, has everything he could want: family, friends, fortune, and fame. When his best friend and fellow band member, Jace, goes missing, Niels will do anything to get him home safe.
Niels discovers that their money and connections won’t help them on their journey. They will rely on an model airplane, a family secret, and a tangled magic that weaves the band into the fabric of other realms so tightly they may never make it home again. Their quest takes them across new worlds, through foreign dangers, and straight into the path of an ancient prophecy that wants Niels for itself.
If Niels and his friends survive long enough to find Jace and negotiate their way home to Manhattan, will it be worth the price? The magic says one of them will have to die…
Out of the Smoke
Out of the smoke, the white dragon and its rider materialized. The dragon huffed an enormous wall of smoke that stretched halfway down the block in either direction, before the rider jumped off.
It was a pregnant girl, dressed in a tunic and black leggings, with wide blue eyes.
“Do you need help?” she asked.
The wall of fire inched forward until the edge of it enveloped her, but somehow she didn’t burn.
Her eyes, her blush, were on Niels.
On an average day, Niels was all about being the strong protective guy. He loved that Hattie came to him when Luca scared her the other night, and he’d been raised by a mother who believed in chivalry the way some American moms believed football was the way to a college scholarship.
Today was not an average day. Here was this girl, just chilling in the fire like it was no big deal, with her magic spells and her dragon and … how the fuck wasn’t she burning?
Niels was all about letting her take over.
“They have my mom,” he told her.
“I’ll get her,” she promised. She walked over to him and pressed a travel pack into his hands. Sparks shot out of her when she touched him, but somehow none of them burned him.
Her hand brushed against Niels’ shoulder, and she blushed as she looked away, toward her wall-of-fire safety blanket. She took a step towards it.
A man materialized between her and the fire. He was older, with pale blue eyes and greying blonde hair, and, the fire froze in his presence. A visible but translucent dome formed around him, Hattie, Niels, and the strange dragon girl.
“Truce?” he offered.
Krissy grew up in the world, even though she is allergic to much of it. Her travels and experiences living in numerous places have given her a love for different cultures and an appreciation for plumbing and electricity.
She wrote her first novel – a whole paragraph long! – when she was eight years old, and themes from that can be found in upcoming portions of the Elesara series.
In her spare time, Krissy enjoys in no particular order: being appalled and amused by the actions of her children and husband, yelling at cats, drinking tea, wishing she had more time to play her musical instruments, and finding excuses not to clean her house. Writing has proved to be an excellent ongoing excuse. Why stop now?
Holly was raised in the Pacific Northwest, in a small town called Newberg just outside of Portland, Oregon. Growing up she had chickens, goats, llamas, horses, cats, and dogs. She has always been an avid reader and writer.
In 2008, she graduated high school a year early and went on to touring colleges (four, across Oregon, Washington, and California) alongside her husband. She explored engineering, chemistry, law, philosophy, and writing. In the end, she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting.
Toward the end of college, she discovered her love for writing far exceeded her capacity for data entry and general office work. After her son was born, she began writing more and expanding her writing community.
She met her co-writer Krissy in a mom group, and everything took off. She worked a bookkeeping job for about a year, but writing became the focus. In 2017, Holly merged passions and opened the company 252 Publishing LLC.
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