Fire in the Ocean (Gods of the New World #2) (Paperback)
K.D. Keenan returns with the action-packed second installment in the Gods of the New World series, Fire in the Ocean, a paranormal fantasy steeped in Ancient Hawaiian lore perfect for fans of Patricia Briggs and C.E. Murphy. After saving the world once, Sierra's earned a vacation. She's thinking Hawaii: sun, surf, sand. With her boyfriend called away for work, she'll make do with the company of her friends Chaco, also known as Coyotl the trickster, and Fred, a mischievous mannegishi with the power to disappear and reappear at will. When the motley crew is swept overboard during a whale watching trip and encounter a mysterious white octopus, they are plunged into a whole new adventure that will test their magical mettle. Pulled ashore on the island of Molokai, Sierra finds hospitality and powerful friends. When she is asked to prevent the construction of a potentially disruptive energy plant, she is drawn into a tangle of godly proportions. But the machinations of the gods can be opaque at best--and sometimes downright lethal for mortals. For Sierra, the sun, surf, and sand are still there, but Hawaii is far more than a day at the beach.
K.D. Keenan worked in the high technology industries for 30-plus years as a content creator and public relations expert. She founded her own PR agency, named one of Silicon Valley's Top 25 PR agencies for 10 years running by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Today, she focuses on her fiction writing, her grandchildren, and a long list of things she'd like to do if there were more hours in the day. Keenan has always been a voracious reader. Having worked through her grandparents' extensive library of Victorian children's literature, she began reading fantasy and science fiction at the age of nine-a move that curbed her tendency to write with a mid-Nineteenth Century flair that was never really appreciated by her English teachers. The Obsidian Mirror, the first book in a trilogy, tells the tale of a Silicon Valley PR executive whose life takes a turn for the weird when a fast-talking coyote appears on her doorstep and plunges her into a whirlwind of hijacked technology, ancient evil, and environmental threat. Fire in the Ocean picks up Sierra's story as she embarks on a tropical vacation but instead encounters the ancient magic of the "isle of sorcerers" as she fights to protect the precious natural environment of Hawai'i. Keenan and her husband of 45 years have two grown children and two grandchildren.