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Authors: Claudia Hall Christian

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Larkspur

 

Denver Cereal, Volume
Nine

 

 

 

 

Claudia Hall
Christian

 

 

 

 

 

Cook Street Publishing
Denver, CO

 

 

by
Claudia Hall Christian
StoriesbyClaudia.com

 

The Denver
Cereal

The Denver Cereal
Celia’s Puppies

Cascade

Cimarron

Black Forest

Fairplay

Gold Hill

Silt

Larkspur

 

Alex the Fey
Thrillers

The Fey

Learning to
Stand

Who I am

Lean on Me

In the Grey

Finding North

 

The Queen of
Cool

The Queen of
Cool

 

Seth and
Ava Mysteries

Tax Assassin

Carving Knife

 

 

Originally published at
DenverCereal.com
March 2013 — September 2013

copyright © Claudia Hall
Christian

 

Licensed under the Creative
Commons License:

Attribution–NonCommercial–Share Alike 3.0

 

SMASHWORDS
EDITION

 

ISBN (
13 digits
) : 978-1-938057-19-9
(digital)

Library of Congress :
2014933147

 

 

PUBLISHER’S
NOTE:

This is a work of fiction.
Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of
the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

 

First edition © April,
2014

Cook Street
Publishing
PO Box 18217

Denver, CO 80218

For my Aunt Mary Ellen
Hall Thomas,
who
never let facts get in the way
of
a good story.

Table of Contents

What’s happened so far

Chapter Two Hundred and
Forty-nine

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-one

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-two

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-three

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-four

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-five

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-six

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-seven

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-eight

Chapter Two Hundred and
Fifty-nine

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-one

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-two

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-three

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-four

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-five

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-six

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-seven

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-eight

Chapter Two Hundred and
Sixty-nine

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-one

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-two

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-three

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-four

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-five

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-six

Chapter Two Hundred and
Seventy-seven

Glossary of
Characters

What’s happened so Far

 

Denver Cereal is an
addicting, sweet and crunchy serial fiction filled with the
tension, drama, and love of urban life.

The Denver
Cereal

In the Denver Cereal, we
meet Jillian Roper when she pulls on her thigh high leather boots
and crashes her abusive ex-husband Trevor’s engagement party. At
the party, she meets her dream man, Jacob Marlowe. Jill and Jacob
begin a crash course through grave injury and illness, to find
love. Along the way, we meet Jacob’s movie star sister, Valerie,
and learn of her struggles to have her own dreams and share a life
with her husband Mike. Jill’s best friends — Sandy, Heather, and
Tanesha — begin new courses in their life that take them to
confront their greatest fears and deepest longings.

Celia’s Puppies, Denver
Cereal, Volume 2

Jacob and Valerie’s
mother, Celia, had a habit of helping lost people, called Celia’s
Puppies. In this second volume of the Denver Cereal, Celia’s
puppies come to the forefront. We meet Jacob’s noble step-sister
Honey, we learn more about Jacob’s ‘cousin’ Blane, and, via Oprah
Winfrey, Valerie learns of Mike’s terrifying time away from her.
Trevor and his fiancé attempt to kidnap Jill’s daughter Katy and
her best friend Paddie at a holiday party. The fiancé all but kills
Honey. She is saved by her childhood sweetheart MJ and they
reorient their lives and love. Jill and Jacob dance around getting
married and, in the very end, they marry in the Castle
Chapel.

Cascade, Denver Cereal,
Volume 3

Peace comes to Denver
Cereal, but demons from the past refuse to stay in the past. We
learn of Sandy’s horrific childhood and her boyfriend Aden responds
with violence. His violent act ends with Sandy getting shot by her
pedophile father and Aden lands in jail. Jill, her mother, and
father tell the story that was never to be told and her family
begins to heal. With the help of Heather, now his wife, Blane
confronts his past loves and battles Hepatitis C. Beloved Delphie
must confront a demon from her past. When he arrives to kill her
and everyone else, he meets what he could never expect. Delphie’s
family battles for her. In the end, Delphie survives a
life

Cimarron, Denver Cereal,
Volume 4

In Cimarron, the
characters of Denver Cereal grapple with the consequences of their
actions to restart their lives. Aden heals and continues his jail
sentence. Delphie has to come to terms with almost dying to start
her life again. Valerie launches herself as a movie actress while
Mike’s painting career flourishes. Jill and Jacob face their first
relationship challenge. Sandy becomes gravely ill and her child,
Rachel, is born 2 months early. They fight their way through the
problems to come together as a family. And just in time! Six pairs
of human remains under the Castle Chapel draw everyone into a dark
murder mystery.

Black Forest, Denver
Cereal, Volume 5

The Denver Cereal takes
off into the wild, action packed pursuit of the child killer, Saint
Jude. Danger lurks and evil’s host threatens to destroy the lives
of those we live. Friends are murdered and even with Jacob and
Delphie’s abilities, Saint Jude continues to rampage against the
children of the city and even tries to steal Rachel. When all hope
is lost, the bond between the women and children triumph over the
serial killer and the evil that drives him.

Fairplay, Denver Cereal,
Volume 6

Why is life so unfair?
Charlie’s question permeates the Denver Cereal as his mother
rejects her children to embrace her greed; Seth’s greatest love
falls to her death; Jill fights to protect Katy; Blane’s health
deteriorates; and a true love, broken by betrayal, reignites for
Tanesha. Through their individual losses, the friends and family
embrace the wealth and power available within their circle. In the
end, Charlie’s pursuit of life’s fairness carries the Denver Cereal
back into the grace and bounty of present life.

Gold Hill, Denver Cereal,
Volume 7

Tanesha’s plans are shaken
when true love returns with a truck load of baggage in the form of
Jeraine Wilson. The sparks from their struggle ignites a firestorm
that illuminates their private pain and burns away the injustice in
Tanesha’s past. Tanesha’s beautiful mother, Yvonne, tries to break
free from her life as a sex slave and return to Tanesha’s father,
Rodney. A powerful love story unfolds and an unbroken vow is
reforged. In the end, the past is swept away to reveal the truth
that love is more precious than gold.

 

Silt, Denver Cereal,
Volume 8

Charlie only wants to kiss
his girlfriend, Tink, but dating Tink dumps him right in the middle
of a ring of high school rapists brutalizing his school. In no
time, Charlie finds himself in an interrogation room at the Denver
Police Department. Following Nash and Teddy’s ingenious plan,
Charlie uses his past as a street kid to take on the rape ring. The
pressure heats up when Jacob discovers deep fissures under the site
of their first big project, and Lipson Construction transitions to
employee ownership. In the dramatic conclusion, Jacob steps up to
take on the rapists with the help of a few friends, including a
dragon. His experience gives him the resolve to head Lipson
Construction through their most troubling times.

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