Book Series: Drachen
proudly supplied the narration and production for the Drachen series:
a (mostly) lighthearted, sweet, interspecies rom-com.
Head on over to Audible and have a listen!
Tropical Trouble / Drachen
Please note: 'Drachen' and 'Drachen: Tropical Trouble' are
the same book. The original paperback went by
the shorter title, before the book became a series. Both paperback
titles should link to the same audio story.
...but they don't. Due to the way Audible lists things, they show up as separate works.
The two are the same, word-for-word, and you can enjoy either.
Bicycles, epidemic outbreaks, and interspecies romance
and surprises ensue when a hyperactive middle-aged businessman
hears about an epidemic reaching the small island where he
grew up. He immediately volunteers himself AND his bicycle
courier employees to go chasing around the isle as volunteer
health services personnel for the relief effort's logistics
Millie, a Drachen restaurateur and cook extraordinaire, and
her half-Drachen daughter are helping to coordinate the effort
island-side, and anticipating the arrival of Millie's oldest,
dearest friend and his oddball crew.
But when one of the riders is injured right off the bat, Daavi
may have bitten off more than he can chew, as he takes over
as an impromptu courier, racing around the island on his own
heavy, unglamorous little bike. And Millie might have a few
surprises of her own for him....
a radio and ride along in this (slightly bizarre) tale of
action and interspecies romance, set in the tropics during
an epidemic outbreak.
2: In the city
half-Drachen Rinn thought with she was going to have a nice,
quiet trip to mainland to visit with her finally-reunited parents,
Millie and Daavi.
Daavi's missing, Millie is ill, Rinn's grandmother is being
an insufferable pain in the tailfeathers, strange people are
lurking around outside Daavi's workshop, corporate lackeys
are trying to steal prototype equipment from radio towers,
a slick salesman keeps hanging around - seemingly to be helpful
- and a strange girl shows up on the doorstep.
that's not to mention the drug dealers and knife-wielding
in the city sure is different from the island.
Rinn on her "vacation" to the city in this wacky
sequel to Drachen.
3: Working Vacation
is bored. He's tired of being a sales rep for a communications
company and getting sent off regularly to the middle of nowhere.
he sees a golden opportunity: the chance to swap with Daavi,
one of the company's contractors, and skipping off to a tropical
island, instead, to help Daavi's business partner Fran implement
a new accounting system.
jumps at the chance for a sunny, low-key adventure and trades
places with him, dragging his junior colleague Vivica along
for the ride.
Alex has forgotten that "adventure" and "vacation"
aren't the same thing. He finds that island life has its pitfalls.
isn't off the hook, either. He's to travel out to a job site
suspended over a ravine in a nature preserve. Aside from being
mildly terrified of heights, Daavi has brought along his best
friend Darryl, and their expectant wives Millie and Stella,
which might not have been the best idea with a vengeful, disgruntled
ex-employee from Alex's company skulking around with a personal
axe to grind.
top it all off, Millie's baby is almost due, and expecting
Drachen mothers can be, as Daavi puts it "adorably unpredictable."
could all end without incident. But it's unlikely.
4: Clerical Errors
and Millie think they're in for a treat.
taking Molly and Merrin - Millie and Daavi's new twins - packing
their bags, and hopping a boat headed to Belvique for their
assignment. Daavi's been hired, along his accounting systems
designer Fran, and Motormouth - Fran's friend and interpreter
- to set up accounting systems for three tiny neighboring
mistakenly looking forward to a quick, easy job, followed
by a week of prosaic scenery, some well-earned, highly paid
time away in the beautiful countryside, and souvenir shopping.
Not to mention sampling fine cheeses and wines as a bonus.
they hadn't really planned on hobnobbing with the duke and
his family, and they really hadn't planned on dealing with
the people who their clients hired to install their new infrastructure:
the Jenovian church of Belviqe. The church isn't what it seems,
and unfortunately for Millie, Daavi, and their mixed-species
tykes, one of the sect's main gripes seems to be with mixed-species
families and individuals - even though their "high prophet"
low might not be an option with dignitaries and tee-vee cameras
in their faces, so Millie and Daavi are going to have to be
on their toes in this tale of diplomatic discord. They and
Fran are going to have to juggle liaisons, ledgers, payrolls,
and pontiffs, as well as a surprise appearance from Daavi's
5: Leapin' Lizards
Ignoring all past experience with the term "adventure,"
Millie and Daavi have signed on for one.
quite neglecting the fact she is preparing for a big promotional
event at her restaurant, which dignitaries and other very
important people are likely to attend, Millie dons a rather
charming straw hat and joins Daavi as he runs off to a deserted,
rocky, sun-bleached isle, neighboring her own.
is recruited when the Department of Conservation needs a communications
engineer to accompany them to hot, dusty Lea Island to help
with their project: gathering lizards. The creatures are borrowed
from their rocky little homes to help make antivenom, and
they need to be transported quickly and safely from all over
the island, in order to be useful.
where Millie comes in - she gets a chance to show off her
hotshot piloting skills, flying them in and out on her remote-controlled
aircraft, converted from a toy into a handy sky-lift for her
is along for the ride, to assist Millie and Daavi. Reptiles
aside, he's looking forward to catching up with Rinn. Rinn,
on the other hand, seems more than a little put out about
a mysterious woman she keeps hearing about, with whom Fitz
seems to be spending all his time.
neither Daavi nor Millie are going to like it when another
very familiar face shows up to work alongside them. Edward
might be from Millie's past, but he's dead set on making Daavi
miserable, and he's not above taking a swipe at Rinn, either.
love, lizards, relationships, and radio equipment, can Millie
and Daavi avoid herpetological hazards, get done on Lea, and
get Edward out of their hair in time for the gala? And can
Fitz avoid getting brained by Rinn long enough to figure out
who the mysterious girl he's supposedly rendezvousing with
usual, everyone's bitten off way more than they can chew.