Desert Chimera, the first book in the Mystic Mystery Stone Quest Series, introduces the reader to recluse, tracker, and reluctant twenty-eight year old psychic visionary Luke Stone and to his paranormal universe.
When Luke’s Cherokee shaman guide suddenly dies, Luke sets off on a desperate cross-country quest that ends in the heart of Death Valley, and face to face with his nemesis, the black magician Armand Jacobi from whom Luke thought he had escaped seven years ago.
The battle that ensues, both psychological and physical, leaves fellow travelers lives hanging in the balance—including the life of lovely Consuelo Arroyo with whom Luke is falling in love. As Luke confronts his enemy, he is also forced to face the darkest secrets of his past. Will this battle be his final destruction or his ultimate redemption?
About Leigh Podgorski (Los Angeles, California Author)
Leigh Podgorski is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Among her favorite projects are a play and documentary on Cahuilla elder Katherine Siva Saubel entitled We Are Still Here and the one-act play Windstorm for which she interviewed Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. Leigh’s novels include The Women Debrowska that is loosely based on her own Polish ancestry, Ouray’s Peak which follows the story of one matriarchal Ute Indian lineage, and the metaphysical mystery series Stone Quest that includes Desert Chimera, Gallows Ascending, and Neuri Shape-Shifter. Several of her theatrical monologues have been published by Meriwether Publishing, Gerald Lee Ratliff, editor.
Her newest novel is Western Song published by Solstice Publishing. Western Song is a timeless love story filled with rich unique characters played out beneath the wide Wyoming sky about a bull riding rancher and his recently deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride; as she learns the true power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart. In addition, Solstice has also published Leigh’s short story The Season of the Neuri Knight, a short story that will be released as a standalone and is currently available in the Anthology Realms of Fantastic Stories Vol2; and the novella My Soul to Take, which will be released on October 31st in the Anthology Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Vol 6 and also as a standalone.