Pat Griffith spent her childhood playing super heroes at recess and Star Wars after school. Writing stories started out as a vicarious activity. She wrote stories about things she wanted to experience. For example: finding an island of living dinosaurs or hanging out with robots from another planet. This is still a pretty big motivator. Pat still wishes she could move things with her mind, teleport, and literally kick ass. Until then, the writing will go on. She currently lives and breathes in San Francisco where she graduated with a degree in creative writing.
Trespassing (Second Edition)
They live among us. They live within us. As entities made of pure energy, the Elbie must have human hosts to survive on Earth. For some people, being a host is a great benefit. For others, it is a nightmare.
Lysandra, a headstrong mercenary, gives no thought to either side until she is hired by the Elbie that want her brother. Separated at birth, Lysandra and Brendan grew up living very different lives. She is a successful career criminal and he works for a branch of Homeland Security known as the Department of Planetary Affairs. A reunion is not something she ever wanted and now cannot escape, literally.
Esben, the man who hired her, has been an Elbie host for years. Lysandra is important to the Elbie for one reason; they need Brendan and he will do anything for his sister. As Esben attempts to compel Lysandra to their cause, he realizes that while it’s Brendan they need, it’s Lysandra he wants.
Lysandra has lived her entire life loyal only to herself, but now, trapped between her brother’s doting attention and Esben’s determined interest, she must choose between saving her brother and betraying him.
It’s been almost a year since Lysandra was arrested for breaking and entering into the Department of Planetary Affairs (DPA). Mercenary turned government agent, she has left her life of crime for something she never knew possible: stability, tranquility, boredom.
Thankfully, a meteorite crashes in rural India. Amidst reports of miraculous healings and strange lights, Lysandra is chosen for the DPA team that goes abroad to investigate. Their orders: bring the Elbie back to the United States. As entities made of pure energy, the Elbie must reside inside human hosts to survive on earth. For some people, being a host is a great benefit. For others, it is a nightmare.
While investigating the crash site, the team is attacked. Outmanned and outgunned, Lysandra calls for help from the last person on earth she wants to see: Esben. She has spent the last several months trying to forget him, but seeing him only strengthens the love she has buried.
They are both captured by an old enemy of the DPA who has plans for the newly arrived Elbie. When Lysandra gets in his way, she is given a monstrous choice: turn over innocent lives to save Esben's and betray the DPA or Esben dies. Either way she loses.