Poison and Power
Goldenheart Mysteries Book One
THE LAST GOLDENHEART
Like most young ladies of her social class, Georgia Goldenheart was expected to finish school and find a suitable husband from a prominent family. Unlike other girls, Georgia came from an ancient noble family sworn to protect the Three Realms from Supernatural Evil. She enjoys physical and mental abilities well beyond the average dilettante. Expectations were high in school, and she was taught more than etiquette—fencing, investigation, and law were also required. But she never thought she would need those skills, until her cousin William died suddenly, and she became the heir to the family business.
Now she is known as Duchess Goldenheart, Knight-Protector of the Three Realms from Dragons, and bearer of a bona fide magical sword.
Counseled by Mr. Blue, a helpful wizard, she has a new mission in life.
And life starts quick.
On her first day, she witnesses a mysterious murder while trying to help her best friend, Bea, find a husband. Georgia jumps into the investigation, but there’s more to the crime than meets the eye. It isn’t long before she finds herself fighting a demonic bat creature, blood zombies, and more. At the same time, Bea needs to find someone before the season ends. For that matter, Georgia might need to find a husband before she gets eaten by a monster or worse.
M. Patrick Duggan is a writer and cartoonist. His latest novel is Poison & Power: Goldenheart Mysteries Book 1. He is also known for his coloring book series, including Mythical Women, Mandalas & Punctuation Marks, Myths & Monsters: Books 1 thru 3, and Moon Princesses & Space Monsters. You can also find his work in RPG gaming modules.
M. Patrick has worked as an illustrator, colorist, or writer on several comic books, and magazines for Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, August House Comics, and more.