The Alondra chapbooks

Alondra's Experiments cover
“The three stories collected in Alondra’s Experiments are filled with sensual magic that whispers like velvet. Alondra DeCourval walks with monsters, magicians, and old and deep power. Be prepared to be absorbed into her world.” — Martha J. Allard, author of Black Light

Available now for the kindle is a collection of previously published stories about Alondra Decourval, a young witch with a passion to make things right.  Alondra travels from San Francisco to Prague to Olso, encountering magical creatures and searching for the limits she will go to for love.

The book includes:

  • “The Shattered Rose,” about a vampire in Golden Gate Park
  • “Catalyst,” which combines alchemy and absinthe in Prague
  • “Valentine,” set in Oslo, where Alondra discovers how far she will go to save Victor’s life.
  • Three essays that tell the stories behind the stories

Alondra’s Experiments is the first of 5 novella-length chapbooks of the Alondra stories. It’s available for the kindle now:

Coming in April:

Alondra’s Investigations

  • “The Fatal Book” — Alondra discovers a book that claims to have destroyed Atlantis.
  • “A Curiosity of Shadows” — What are the things that ghosts are afraid of?
  • “Last-born” — In New Orleans, Alondra makes the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Three essays that tell the stories behind the stories

Coming in June:

Alondra’s Adventures

  • “The Fox and the Foreigner” — Alondra befriends a fox living in a shrine in Tokyo.
  • “The Drowning City” — Something ancient stalks the canals of Venice.
  • “Sakura Time” — In Japan, it’s impossible to discard anything that has eyes.
  • Three essays that tell the stories behind the stories

Coming in August:

The War of Fire and Air

  • A new novella! Alondra joins a witches’ campout in the Sierra Mountains during fire season.

Coming in October:

Mysteries of Wind and Tide

  • Alondra is invited to the research encampment on the Farallon Islands. Two researchers have vanished, but was it accidental or murder or something older and far more dangerous?