Lindsey Davis drops by the Audible Studios to talk about her career as a historical novelist; how she develop her characters, how historically accurate are they, where her inspiration come from and more.
As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.
"The Good and the Bad"
Florida's coast - from Amelia Island to the Keys to Apalachee Bay - serve as fitting backdrops for these chilling yarns of mystery and intrigue. Where else but Florida can you find a greater treasure trove of tales filled with pirates, shipwrecked sailors, ghostly sea captains and lost tribes of Native Americans?
Daphne Martin's wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne's brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne's ex-husband Todd shows up.
Eleven-year-old Meg MacAllister lives in Sparks, California, with her parents. She is gifted with Second Sight, like her grandmother, Granny Mac. But Meg's gift is different.
Sparks flew from the moment they met. Beryl Madison answered her summons to teacher Terry Goodson's second-grade classroom to defend her nephew's "odd behavior" like an avenging angel. It seems poor little Duncan "is having some type of fantasy ideation" - he's been telling some of his classmates that his aunt is a superhero.
"An Easy Book to Listen to While Working"
When Jack Robesaux is found lying dead on a Louisiana beach, psychic Marin Seurat must use her gift to prove it is murder and not suicide. Though Marin knows her dreams with their messages from the dead could help, she struggles with the idea of returning home and facing a troubled past - but a phone call informing her of Jack's murder and the return of the family curse gives Marin that final push. In a surprising turn of events, Marin discovers a mystery from long ago that somehow connects to recent deaths.
Olivia Lamington - a recluse who's just inherited an estate from her employer - meets Noah Hansel, the rightful heir to the estate and a man everyone thought was dead. At first, Noah may appear like another enemy from her past, but little by little, he turns her gray skies into a glimpse of heaven and offers her a truth she'd only dreamed of - that love is the best homecoming of all.
To the outsider the Cayman Islands - Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, and Little Cayman - are almost always equated with watersports and glorious beaches, plus offshore banking opportunities. This is hardly surprising, since the Cayman Islands do offer world-class scuba diving in crystal-clear waters as well as a tax-free haven. But these three islands have so much more to offer the traveler who's willing to wander off the traditional tourist paths, walk away from the beachside resorts, and explore by themselves.
Idyllic and newly minted Detective Michaels learns more than betrayal lies behind the badge. Midnight Blue is about mystery, intrigue, and mistrust. As Michaels' embark upon one investigation, the book is certain to challenge your own intuition!