‘THE INDIGO PEARL’ and ‘PEARL BY PEARL’ is a two book series – an historical time-travel fantasy about Delphi Sharpe, an autistic woman savant trapped in a near-death experience whose soul is coerced into transmigrating into the programs of Cherry White, a prototype bionic human, creating an eccentric female android with a mind of her own. Both women must surmount extraordinary odds for one of them to survive reincarnation.
Delphi, who can communicate telepathically with paintings, must complete her obsessive mission to find a lost work of Leonardo da Vinci and reunite with Cecco, the teenage boy in a fifteenth-century portrait she fell in love with, before her death is final.
Cherry, designed to withstand the stresses of newly-discovered time-travel, is intrigued by the stream of Delphi’s emotions she can only process as theoretical images. Tempted with the prospect of becoming human in order to fully-experience her plan to destroy her creators before self-destructing, Cherry is determined to access the full range of Delph’s senses. But becoming more human changes the stakes when Cherry falls in love with Cecco.
Cecco has aged year-for-year with Delphi, and now the separate incarnations of the same woman must compete for the teenager, now matured into a persuasive lover, determined to rescue both women from the institution where Cherry is pressed into service to mine the past for missing paintings in order to satisfy the greed of a corrupt art syndicate.
Book one of two. Publishing date: on or before December 1 – 2015