Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Smell the coffee brewing, fresh, crisp books, and stories just waiting to be read? Great. Open your eyes and pretend this blurb is on the back of one of those books. Would you want to read the story? Opinions and feedback welcomed.
The working title was NIGHT SUN RISING but now that I’m in the query stage, I’ve been calling it THE BLOODGATE CODEX. Which do you like better?
Epigrapher Dr. Jaid Merritt is known as the “Un-Indiana Jones” on campus, but when her father disappears, she follows him to Guatemala with the ancient codex he discovered. In the ruins of the city once called the Mouth of Creation, she learns that the fables she’s been translating are frighteningly real: there really are “Bloodgates” to the mystical realms of the Maya gods, her father disappeared through one of these portals, and in the process, he accidentally released demons bent on human sacrifice. Now she must find a way to save him, force the demons back to Xibalba, and survive the wrath of the werejaguar priest who guards the magic as the Gatekeeper.