The Ankhesen Mié Library

Violet Dusk (2011)

Woe to the chained ones
and to the bead-wearers.
Woe to the Old Tribes,
fallen and gone.
Your heartbeat, my heartbeat
Our sorrow, our song…

So goes the "Invocation", opening the very first poetry collection by Ankhesen Mié, and her third release after a three-year hiatus. Originally entitled The Smith Sundial after one of the poems, Mié changed her mind when she wrote a poem inspired by the photo of a Maasai model.

The poems mimic the various times of day, invoking the darkest and most turbulent hours to lighter, peaceful times. While fictional prose is her normally her vehicle of choice, Miss Mié has already decided this will be but one of multiple future volumes.

Available now from Amazon.

The Woman from Cheshire Avenue (2011)

Lilith Wells is a successful young black woman, and the daughter of a prominent local politician. After a bizarre first encounter, she becomes the object of obsession to a Neo-Nazi from the streets.

First introduced in Folklore, and Other Stories, the dreaded Hirosawa family returns, doing what they do best: pulling political strings and doing business on the other side of the law. The book introduces new members of the family, including Michael Hirosawa, who's been ordered to "play nice" with Lilith's father.

As Lilith finds herself being stalked by men with less than honorable intentions, she soon realizes the best way out of this mess is probably death.

Available now from Amazon.

Folklore, and Other Stories (2012)

Originally published in 2008, this is a slightly extended and more polished version available for download for the very first time.

"Folklore"

When young Kazuya Kurosaki orders the disposal of a rival’s favorite, beautiful Amisi Ryan shows up with a "'thank you'...from the dead". Her priceless gift, an approximately four-thousand-year-old solid gold mask, lures Kazuya into a world of myth and intoxicating fantasy, and with each telling of an ancient tale, he finds himself drawn further and further away from everything - and everyone - he knows.

"Echo"

Rory Zheng is a young traveler who arrives at Silver Wood Manor, an enchanting residence atop a mountain where he meets an array of characters. Among them are the mischievous old Irishman who designed the buildings and the chatty nine-year-old daughter of the beautiful, somber landlady of Silver Wood, whose husband is often away....

To unlock the mystery and history of the manor and its people, Rory employs some magic of his own: the art of storytelling.

"The Collection"

The divorce between Jason Rang and his filthy rich, soon-to-be ex-wife Mireille is actually going well. Or at least it does until Jason lets his new fiancée Maribel actually meet Mireille. Invited to Mireille’s newly inherited mansion (fully furnished with all manner of beautiful shirtless young men), Jason and Maribel find themselves lulled into a sensual world where they learn that sometimes - but only sometimes - an entire divorce proceeding can be just another lovers' quarrel.

Available now from Amazon.

Lady of the Court is the debut novelette in the Selo & Inya series.  It introduces us to Selo, who is assigned to escort her Princess Abeti to a neighboring kingdom where she's to be given in a "blood marriage" after her mother wins a weary battle.

Upon arrival in at the princess’s new palace, Selo is sent to train as the princess’s Chief Attendant under the tutelage of Inya, who's acting as the court herbalist. Thus begins a friendship borne of unlikely circumstances, as Selo learns not only the troubling truth about mixed societies, but their royal houses as well.

Lady of the Court is now available from Amazon.com.