For those who are just hearing of me for the first time, here's the first book I've written.
Storyteller and scroll-painter Fumito has been forced by his paranoid and homicidal uncle, daimyo Kotoheisei, to track down a young woman named Sakura who bears the destructive god of fire imprisoned in a tattoo on her back. At stake is Fumito's family, who will be tortured and executed if he cannot capture her.
Yet when he finally finds Sakura and her rescuer- the imposing but shy priestess Ikuko- he helps them escape rather than turn them over to his uncle, who will use the fire god's power for terror and slaughter. The fate of Fumito's family is sealed, but that is a price he desperately hopes he can live with.
When an ancient artifact merges Sakura with the god, granting her control over fire and magma, she resolves to save Fumito's family and slay his uncle. But Sakura does not realize the extent of her power, and her rescue mission will end up harming more people than it saves. And in time her actions will bring her and her companions into a confrontation with the creatures of the underworld whose dark magic is responsible for her transformation.
Features a cover by professional artist Matthew Meyer.
Get a print copy here
Also available for Kindle here.
And for Nook here.