The Hunt for Xanadu is Book #1 of the Kelsey Porter series. Elyse wanted to create a series with a fearless female protagonist whose life is steeped in Buddhist spiritual mysteries. The second novel in the series is The Quest of the Empty Tomb. She's currently working on a horror anthology that is guaranteed to keep you up at night.
Hidden in the security camera’s blind spot, Kelsey sucked in her gut, closed her eyes and listened intently. “Come on, already,” she thought, drumming her fingertips rapidly against the brick wall. She heard the dogs panting now. This sound had replaced the earlier frenzy of them tearing into the drugged, raw hamburger she had thrown over the fence just twenty minutes before.