Chapter Eight of Shadows and Gold


There is a new chapter of Shadows and Gold posted over on the Elemental World fan site. If you missed it on my Facebook page, the novella now has a synopsis!

Failing grades. Misleading wind vampires. And a fortune in forgotten gold.

Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasn’t what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class.

Of course, Tenzin might not have been clear about everything travel entailed.

Driving a truck full of rotting vegetables and twenty million in gold from Kashgar to Shanghai was only the start. If Ben can keep the treasure away from grasping immortals, the reward will be more than worth the effort. But when has travel with a five-thousand-year-old wind vampire ever been simple?

“What’s on the agenda for tonight?”
“I thought we’d go into Shanghai. Eat some fish. See the lights.”
“Then maybe lure a traitor into the open before he steals my gold.”
Ben paused, thought, then gave her a nod. “Sure, sounds like fun.”

At least he was practicing his Chinese.


SHADOWS AND GOLD is a prequel novella in the Elemental Legacy series. That’s right, I said the Elemental Legacy series. I’ve said for years now that Ben and Tenzin would have their own series and this novella is sort of a sneak peek into what that series will be like. It’ll be a little more urban fantasy. A little more mystery and adventure. And a whole lot of fun.

Don’t start jumping around and asking for release dates! I’ve still got quite a bit of work to do in other series, and I’m still writing in the Elemental World. So no story arcs are getting dropped. But for those of you who are big Ben and Tenzin fans, know that this is definitely in the planning stages.

As for a release date for Shadows and Gold? That will be the beginning of December, but I can’t say exactly when. It’ll follow Lost Letters and Christmas Lights, the Elemental Mysteries novella in ALL THE STARS LOOK DOWN. And that will be out the end of this month. So lots of new stuff to read! Just be watching here or on my social media accounts for news. OR, sign up for my new release mailing list over on the right there and don’t ever miss a release again!

Hope you enjoy the new chapter!


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