From the Gator's Mouth
Dime Store Novel, New Orleans 1900
John E. Miller
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In their urban fantasy series Dime Store Novel, Rachelle Reese and John E. Miller write about a world where there are unseen realms, each governed by a deity with dominion over an aspect of the natural realm. The weave between the realms is weakening, allowing the deities to interact with humans.
From the Gator's Mouth is the story of an unlikely birth, an earthbound goddess who prefers her gator form over her clumsy two-legged one, and Swampy, a guy who likes his life just the way it is -- simple.Something strange happened down in the Louisiana bayou and it didn't involve banjoes.
Nothing aggravates the earthbound goddess Agatha more than intruders in her swamp. Fortunately she's a shapeshifter and in her alligator form, she has more than one way to get rid of trespassers. Unfortunately, on February 14, 1900, she gets rid of one, only to have the girl he was with give birth right there in her swamp.
The odd thing is, the baby disappears. She has a strong suspicion that Caprice, the goddess of chaos, is involved. But why should some mortal child concern her?
Swampy knows nothing about the missing baby or any goddess, earthbound or otherwise. He's enjoying a perfectly fine April morning, when a pesky fairy shows up. Or is it a goblin? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. Next thing he knows, he's out on the swamp, chasing after some half-sunk flat-bottom boat, when the biggest gator he's ever seen nearly sinks his own. What would the mother of all gators want with him? If you ask the goblin, the answer's dinner. If you ask Agatha, the answer's on her tongue.
From the Gator's Mouth is the Book 1 in the main story arc of the Dime Store Novel series, an urban fantasy novella about a world that appears normal unless you look close enough to see the fairies and the goblins.
To learn more about what happened leading up to this book, read the two books in the Mama Cats story arc:
Rips in the Weave
The Desert Rose
The sequel to From the Gator's Mouth is The Reunion.