It’s here! It’s here! Today Black Pearl Dreaming, the second in the multi-cultural Urban Fantasy Trilogy Portland Hafu hits the shelves, virtual and otherwise. I’m so thrilled because this book was looooooooaaaads of fun to write. I got to add all these crazy details about convenient store food in Japan as well as dip into World War II history. So fun!
Also, Dream Eater is still only 99 cents this month! So now you have no excuse not to enter the world of baku, kitsune, trickster jays, and dragons that hides in plain sight amongst large cities of the world. The Portland Hafu series follows Koi Pierce, who until Dream Eater considered herself a freak and her father just eccentric. It turns out there’s more to her heritage than just being biracial Japanese…..
Can a Dream Eater survive a Dragon’s Dreams?
Praise for Black Pearl Dreaming:
“I absolutely got sucked in by the way several mythologies were mixed with modern-day and WWII history to form a cool, surprising, and action packed plot. ”
— Pat Esden, author of The Dark Heart and Northern Circle Coven series
“BLACK PEARL DREAMING is a worthy successor to DREAM EATER. Lincoln’s atmospheric prose shines in this book. Koi’s growth through her relationships both romantic and familial, and the blend of history with fantasy, held me captive to the end. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in Koi’s story.”
–Nicolette Andrews, author of The Priestess and the Dragon and Kitsune: A Little Mermaid Retelling.
“In Lincoln’s action-packed second Portland Hafu novel (after Dream Eater), sarcastic teen Koi Pierce and her father travel to Japan to find a cure for his dream-fog and are caught between the two leading factions in supernatural politics, the Council and the Eight Span Mirror. Dream-eating baku such as Koi and her father are almost extinct, and both factions are determined to control the baku’s ability as they clash over the future of the powerful Black Pearl. Lincoln’s world features fascinating beings from Japanese mythology, but the lack of exposition makes the setting and mythos confusing at times. Koi’s wry insights are entertaining as she uncovers the truth about why her father left Japan and struggles with the realization that her crush, Ken, might not be as trustworthy as she thought. The remainder of the cast are plain by comparison. This is a fun urban fantasy with a superb, authentically teenage heroine whose adventures are best appreciated by readers who start with book one. (Oct.)”
“I really enjoyed Lincoln’s writing style which was fast-paced, but still managing to lace in some great prose, humor, and character building. For readers who love to get immersed in a new world, this is definitely a book to pick up and get lost in.I really loved Ken and Koi’s interactions which were a push-pull love situation–for readers who like to have their love story teased over several books in a more true-to-life setup, then they will be pleased with Black Pearl Dreaming.”
—Heart’s Kiss Magazine Recommended Reads