In the second Portland Hafu novel, half-baku Koi Pierce visits Japan looking for answers to her father’s mental decline and encounters kidnappings, dark secrets, an imprisoned dragon, and an impossible choice. If you want diverse and quick-paced urban fantasy that explores the supernatural creatures of Japanese and Native American folklore, you'll love the Portland Hafu series. BLACK PEARL DREAMING is out in ebook and paperback today, October 16, 2018.
With the help of powerful new friends Koi defeated her dragon enemy in Portland. Now, no longer able to deny her dream-eating powers or the real reason for her father’s mental decline, she flies to Tokyo with her new Kitsune love, Ken, and the trickster Kwaskwi, seeking answers. But secrets from Ken’s past and Kind politics threaten to unravel their newfound trust and someone in Tokyo is desperate to kidnap a Baku. Koi must untangle a long history of pain and deceit in order to save her father, an imprisoned dragon, and herself.
What Early Readers Are Saying
"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…This is a fun urban fantasy with a superb, authentically teenage heroine."
"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."
"I loved the vivid imagery and how myth and magic are woven into an updated, modern setting. With kitsunes, dragons, and dream eaters, this made for a unique and entertaining tale that gripped me from the beginning…The story isn't over yet, and I'm excited to see what happens next."
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About the Author
K. Bird Lincoln is an ESL professional and writer living on the windswept Minnesota Prairie with family and a huge addiction to frou-frou coffee. Also dark chocolate-- without which, the world is a howling void. Originally from Cleveland, she has spent more years living on the edges of the Pacific Ocean than in the Midwest. Her speculative short stories are published in various online & paper publications such as Strange Horizons. Her medieval Japanese fantasy series, Tiger Lily, is available from Amazon. World Weaver Press released Dream Eater, the first novel in an exciting, multi-cultural Urban Fantasy trilogy set in Portland and Japan, in 2017. She also writes tasty speculative fiction reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Check her out on Facebook, join her newsletter for chocolate and free stories, or stalk her online at kblincoln.com
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