The Dragon in the Garden by Erika Gardner Now Available on Amazon

First book of The Watcher Rising Series offers readers captivating sci-fi fantasy story about angels, demons, and dragons

MAY 18, 2016 – Fantasy author Erika Gardner is thrilled to announce the release of her highly acclaimed science fiction book The Dragon in the Garden. The Dragon in the Garden is the first book in The Watcher Rising Series. This fast-paced story tells the tale of Siobhan Orsini, who uses her powers to make a choice that decides the future of humanity.

In The Dragon in the Garden, Siobhan inherits her grandparents’ California home and comes across a talking dragon, a steamy angel, a demon lord, a Valkyrie, and her ex-boyfriend within the first 24 hours of the story. She seeks out the Oracle to discover more about her power and finds that her Sight is necessary to help mankind navigate through an ancient war. Siobhan discovers that Earth is a prize in a battle between the protector dragons and Lucifer’s fallen angels. By leveraging her gift, Siobhan must make a choice that determines the fate of mankind.

Currently, The Dragon in the Garden holds a 4.9 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon. One recent reader said, “Erika Gardner is more magician than mere author. She conjures up a richly imagined realm that exists just beyond sight – unless you happen to be the Watcher. Gardner delivers everything I love about fantasy: a heroine growing into her extraordinary gifts; brisk, breathless plot twists; antagonists who personify evil squaring off with heroes (both mortal and angelic) who I love to love. And a dragon of course – a magnificent, wondrously drawn DRAGON. The book is smart, funny, and filled with compelling mythology. I couldn’t put it down.”

According to Gardner, her main focus as a writer is to create captivating tales for adults who don’t want to grow up. Within in each of her stories is a story of the human condition, comprised of laughs and tears alike. Each of Gardner’s books takes readers to a magical world hidden beyond their day to day lives, offering exciting characters, a lighthearted story that ignites the imagination, and the concept that good triumphs all.

Gardner says that writing is her passion. “I love that I get to play with and talk to my imaginary friends each and every day. Then I get to make up new worlds and adventures for them… and for ME! Telling a story and then sharing it with others is a very rewarding experience. I hope that as they experience it I bring them joy, distraction, entertainment, maybe even a thrill or two.”

Gardner writes to help people escape everyday stresses and hopes to demonstrate that magic is very much real. Her very first novel was released in February 2016, and since then she recently completed her fourth novel, The Galliano Grays. She also started her fifth novel, The Gryphon in the Tree, which is the sequel to The Dragon in the Garden.

Gardner is a graduate of University of California at Davis with degrees in Medieval History and Biological Sciences. She is pleased to have launched her all-new novel and looks forward to receiving feedback from readers.

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About Erika Gardner

Erika Gardner resides in Northern California with her husband, their three amazing kids, and their chocolate Labrador named Selkie.

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