Jane Wick. Dragon Magic. Dumplings.


The sequel to Ebony Gate is available for pre-order now and will be released on July 16, 2024!

New Blade. Old Wounds.

Emiko Soong, newly minted Sentinel of San Francisco, just can't catch a break. Just after she becomes the guardian for a sentient city, a murder strikes close to home. Called by the city and one of the most powerful clans to investigate, she traces the killer whose scent signature bears a haunting similarity to her mother’s talent.

The trail will lead her back to Tokyo where the thread she pulls threatens to unravel Emiko's world and bring dark secrets about her past to light.

Meanwhile, the mysterious General continues to rise and Emiko must fight enemies both old and new of his growing army who are amped up on Blood Jade, while keeping her promises to her brother Tatsuya as he prepares for his tourney.

Her duties as Sentinel and her loyalties collide when she must choose between hiding her deepest shame or stopping the General’s relentless march.

Demons. Vampires. Post-apocalyptic Seattle.

Series Complete!

  • Blood & Blades - Seattle Slayers 3

    When Roxy's apprentice lands in deadly trouble, it's up to her to pull him out. Luckily, she's got plenty of friends who love to get their hands dirty.

    Read a sample chapter here.

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  • Fists & Fangs - Seattle Slayers 4

    The thrilling conclusion!

    Roxy's gotten everything she wants: her place in the Slayers, her sister is safe, and her romance with Tyee is becoming more real each day. Can she hold on to everything when O'Malley returns to overrun Seattle?

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is the start of the Phoenix Hoard trilogy!

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Ebony Gate is a fast-paced Jane Wick adventure with Dragon Magic, set in San Francisco's Chinatown!

Emiko Soong belongs to one of the eight premier magical families of the world. But Emiko never needed any magic. Because she is the Blade of the Soong Clan. Or was. Until she's drenched in blood in the middle of a market in China, surrounded by bodies and the scent of blood and human waste as a lethal perfume.

The Butcher of Beijing now lives a quiet life in San Francisco, importing antiques. But when a shinigami, a god of death itself, calls in a family blood debt, Emiko must recover the Ebony Gate that holds back the hungry ghosts of the Yomi underworld. Or forfeit her soul as the anchor.

What's a retired assassin to do but save the City by the Bay from an army of the dead?

Praise for EBONY GATE

  • “Put this book in the hands of fans of

    Fonda Lee’s Green Bone Saga.”
    ― Library Journal

    “A wild, exhilarating ride through a living San Francisco populated with ghosts, magical beasts, and one tough-as-nails heroine. Adventurous and filled with heart, exploring the struggles of a bloody past and familial duty, Ebony Gate is a spectacular start to what promises to be an engrossing series.”
    ― Andrea Stewart,
    author of The Bone Shard Daughter

    Ebony Gate is a snarky Harry Dresden meets Shang-Chi,
    with a dash of Monster Hunter International.”
    ― Kevin J. Anderson
    New York Times bestselling
    co-author of Dune: House Atreides

  • “Vee and Bebelle use Asian mythologies to build
    an immersive, fascinating world. Emiko will hook
    readers, and the slow burn and build of the plot
    will keep them interested.
    Fans…will not want to stop reading.”
    — Booklist (starred review)

    “Ebony Gate is a bizarre and exciting thrill ride!
    It’s Doctor Strange meets Shang-Chi with a big dose of original characters, modern fantasy, and dynamic action.
    Highly recommended!”
    ― Jonathan Maberry,
    New York Times bestselling author
    of the Joe Ledger Thrillers and Kagen the Damned

    “It’s like reading my favorite martial arts movies,
    with magic that will blow your mind.”
    ― Brian D. Anderson,
    bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles

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