In this first book in the Step By Step trilogy, global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liquefies. All the small components making many technologies possible―Navigation systems, communications, medical equipment―fail. In Sycamore River, citizens find their lives disrupted as everything they've depended on melts around them, with sometimes fatal results. All they can rely upon is themselves. And this is only the beginning . . .
Here is an ever-expanding cast of ghosts at Clinton Court, Hungry Lucy and her Revolutionary soldier, the Hanged Drummer and Quaker Lady of Harvard, the mystery of Henniker's Ocean-Born Mary House, pirates, skulduggery, and stolen gold.
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS DRUGS, DRUG USAGE DURING THE 1980s, SEXUAL CONTENT, & VIOLENCE. PLEASE DON'T READ IF THE TOPICS LISTED OFFEND YOU. It's 1983, a young mother-dancer is looking for a fresh start in life. Celebrating her new life she visits L.G.'s Magical Tattoo Studio. What she didn't count on was meeting Lucian, an older, alpha male tattoo artist. She has a history with bikers and is adamant she doesn't want another one.
However, Lucian is a devil, he likes what he sees and decides he wants her. He is taken in by Aries and convinces her to go for a ride with him. She has no idea he is Lucifer, president of the Devious Jokers MC. Lucifer puts Aries through her paces before becoming determined that she has the potential to be his ol' lady. Can he convince her that she's the one for him? Can he protect her from her past and build them into a family? This the beginning of their story together.