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Phoenix Reads

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in St. Paul, Minn and Anaheim, California., The United States



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Hello. We Lee and Gary Jordan, a co-writing team - FICTION BY PHOENIX - speculative fiction with a light touch- with just enough supernatural to make you wonder – Why not?

We are writers on fire and a couple of old fogies who love to write.

WAIT! That’s not right. An old fogey is defined as a very conservative, outdated person. We’ re anything but that. Our Muse has begged us to break the shackles of genre and let our imaginations run FREE, to write entertaining stories that let readers escape into unique places.

So our tales defy strict category and may contain a mix of genre, such as fantasy, romance, science fiction, action and adventure, mystery and even some occult. Most of them take place in our real world but bend reality.

Why? Because n

X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton comes a long way since the first book in the Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, A is for Alibi, was released in 1982. Thirty-three years on, author Sue Grafton is as brilliant as ever and our dashing protagonist Kinsey Millhone haven’t lost any of her touch.

I don't know what I'll do when she finishes Y and Z. I guess I'll just have to start... Read more of this blog post »
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Leon's Lair (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: What would you do if you thought you had escaped only to find you are caught in LEON'S LAIR? This international thriller/contemporary fantasy is a nail-biting ride that is grisly but somewhat tongue-in-cheek, a brutal tale of horror and the occult that doesn't take itself too seriously. It includes romance, continental adventure, action, suspense, and dozens of vivid characters from around the world.
The Pirates of Vampire Island (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: This book has been extensively rewritten and includes the anticipated sequel. It is now called LEON'S LAIR
A Whisper from Eden, A Historical Fanasy (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: The year is 1827. Sixteen year-old Clayton Pinckney is an aspiring writer enamored with the Indians, much to his wealthy father's distress. He wants to change white prejudice, but he needs interesting material. A fight with his father is all that he needs to prompt him to run away from his home in South Carolina in search a fabled tribe called the Mandan. When he finds their villages, they are perched high upon a lofty cliffs lording over the turbulent waters of the Missouri River in what is now North Dakota, perched like walled fortresses and ruling kings from medieval times. He finds that the rich and powerful Mandan believe in magic powers, taught to them by one of The People from Above from ancient times past, the great god Lone Man. The Mandan were Lone Man's chosen ones. Naive Clayton becomes thrilled with this unique tribe, their elaborate culture, and their amazing appearance – many have blond hair and others have white hair. They are like nothing he has ever seen or even imagined. At first, he is completely enamored with what looks to him like a utopian society and becomes very involved with the flamboyant Chief Rained for Many Days and falls hopelessly in love with the chief’s magical, young daughter, the exotic and, at times, very frightening, Crying Wind. However, as he learns more about the Mandan, he finds he has a big problem – much of what he has seen is too unbelievable to write about. Who would believe him? This is a 19th century saga of spiritual awakening and the fulfillment of an ancient promise, a unique take on real events, with magic, the supernatural, and . . . the promised return of the great god Lone Man.
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