The Storm Signs Trilogy
This all started with a single mental image: Jim, Blair and Simon sitting at the table in the loft, a slip of paper fluttering from Jim's fingers which said, "They know you're a sentinel. Take Blair and run."
That was three novels ago.
And more years than I want to admit to. So much has happened in that time that the back story for the stories is almost a novel in and of itself. I won't bore you with details unless you ask me for them, and I advise you to be comfy, drink in hand, when you do. It'll take a while.
Like any other project, this one would have been impossible without beta's, editors, artists, and friends who took the time to get comfy, drink in hand, and listened to me rant. I wish I could thank them all individually, but then that would fill a good sized zine by itself. There are three who must be mentioned though, because none of it would have happened without their help: saraid, who not only let me play in her Panther/Chief universe, but encouraged me and answered my endless questions; the ladies of the New England Gather who let me talk story with them when I was stuck (Man, I miss you guys), and my husband of 26 years, who even beta'd for me, as long as it wasn't the 'messy bits.'
I also want to give a special thanks to Hisstah, who asked me the right question at the right time, inspiring me to re-edit the first two stories and write the third one. I love the painting, lady, and yeah, there might be a fourth story someday. *G*
All stories NC17,J/B, S/A
Storm Signs - Sam Beckett 'puts right the wrong' that created Panther and Chief, sending Jim and Blair on the run from an enemy they don't know and can't defeat without accepting a change in themselves they never could have anticipated. They find help along the way - from the most unexpected of sources: Admiral Al Calavicci.
Eye of the Storm - Jim and Blair are back in Cascade, trying to fit themselves back into their old lives. Before they can, Sam and Al ask them for the kind of help that only Panther and Chief can provide, to save the life of someone very important in Sam's life.
Facing the Storm - Al drops by to ask Jim and Blair in hopes they'll can find the answer to a very troubling question. Before they can, Jim is taken by the people who kidnapped him in the original history. Al, Sam and Blair race to save him before Panther can be created - without Chief there to keep him human and sane.