Saharra K. Sandhu will read from her novel Daughter of the Missing.
What would you do if you were swept out to sea…without a boat?
Astronaut Sarai Mathews knows the end is near when a giant wave rolls in and pulls her from the beach. But some- thing strange happens: she doesn’t die. Instead, she lives and breathes…underwater. While in the depths, she meets a handsome man named Jon Luc. According to him, they’re both Gaiians, a race of beings who are equal parts human and earth spirit. Could any of this be true? Is he real and not just someone she dreamt up during the chaotic moments in the water?
For years, Jon Luc has searched for Sarai’s family. They are from a portion of the Gaiians who were lost to slavery and scattered across the Americas. These lost tribe members are called “The Missing”. Now he must keep her enemies at bay because someone else has found Sarai too, and they want to steal her birthright, the phoenix, a mythical creature that only she can capture and control.
Jon Luc will protect Sarai at all costs, but first he has to convince her of her heritage. With enemies on their trail, the pair must work together to harness Sarai’s newfound abilities. As a daughter of the Missing, Sarai will attract the phoenix during her next space mission—and if she can’t get control, it might destroy them all.
Saharra K. Sandhu is a mad scientist during the day and a romance writer at night. Great combination! She has traveled throughout South America and the Caribbean collecting folklore and Afro-Caribbean stories. With her library full of material, she set out to weave tales based on these treasured finds. Thus, the half sea spirits, half human Gaiian (sounds like Hawaiian) people were born. She is a finalist in the Harlem Book Fair 2016 Wheatley Book Awards. She currently resides in the South West with her husband, two children and pet dog named Derby. To learn more, please visit her Web Site at www.saharraksandhu.com