Fiction flirts with fact…very novelicious
L.Z. began writing soon after learning to hold a pencil—or possibly a crayon—but it wasn't until her four children were older ( and learned to forage for their own food) when she began indulging her true passion. A language arts teacher with a degree in Literature and a Masters in Education, you can find Marie glued to her laptop—spoiled pooch by her side—crafting her next novel.
Blogging, drinking coffee, researching, and avoiding the treadmill are a few of her favorite activities. OK—shopping for shoes—is another.
In the Merkabah series, cosmic mysteries meet ancient legends when an empathic professor and her rebellious mentor solve paranormal crimes. A sassy-smart-fun read, Books 1 & 2 of the 5-part series are now available on Amazon. Her current project, The Emperor’s Assassin, is a historical fiction set in Roman times.
Marie invites authors, writers, and readers to her website www.lzmarieauthor.com where you can find her twice weekly blog; links & fun info; novel sneak peeks; fiction & academic writing resources; and lesson/activities for teachers.
The Merkabah Recruit
A fresh kill. An ancient evil. And the only person capable of preventing the next murder is an unwitting and anxiety-prone recruit.
Divorced, depressed, and dissertation-less, Daphne Sites is stunned to learn that a unique empathic ability allows her to identify otherworldly life. So when a mystical organization asks for her help, it’s difficult to refuse.
Serik Jalani is the man who must convince the reluctant recruit to assume an awesome mantle of responsibility. There’s only one way to do this. Reel her in slowly. Except Daphne suspects Serik is not being entirely truthful. About the organization. About the mission. About his identity.
As Daphne attempts to keep her new life secret from two sassy sisters, one jealous ex-husband, and her Bimbo-Barbie neighbor, she struggles to embrace the mysteries of a cosmic technology and realize her own self-worth.
If Daphne hopes to stop the murderer she must first confront her biggest problem. Herself.
At a time when recent theories like Quantum physics confirms the existence of the fantastical, The Merkabah Recruit flirts with the links between treasured legend and scientific possibility. A story that blurs the shadowy line between myth and fact.
The Merkabah Deception
An insidious evil is threatening to escape into our world and only an empathic professor can stop it.
Distraught by the frequent psychotic episodes and convulsions spreading through the student body, the owner of a prestigious prep school seeks help from an occult society. Daphne Sites, the newest member, must determine if the mass hysteria has unearthly origins. She’s a bit anxious—this is only her second assignment.
Daphne soon discovers she’s in way over her head after a terrifying encounter with one of the possessed students. And attacks by thugs and nonhuman enemies don’t bolster her courage or confidence either!
The search for answers sends Daphne to the Amazon jungle, Ecuador’s majestic cathedrals, a creepy hacienda, and a ghoul-infested catacomb. Discerning the truth from the lies is critical if Daphne hopes to survive.
Legends, lies, and lust thwart an empathic woman’s attempts to stop a supernatural evil in the 2nd book of the Merkabah Series.
Sample of The Merkabah Deception