This page contains links to previews of my adult fiction not set within the Divergent Fates Universe.
The Spirits of Six Minstrel Run
(LitRPG – Spaceship MMO)
Chiaroscuro: The Mouse and the Candle
Faded Skies Series
(Dystopian post-apoc / Cyberpunk)
(new covers are coming soon)
Few people recall how World War III started, but everyone remembers how it ended.
In the waning days of the last Great War, nations crumbled. Soldiers on all sides kept on for a while, until realizing they fought only out of routine. With no leadership to turn to, some officers became warlords, ruling over little fiefdoms. Most soldiers tried to go home. Former enemies sat side-by-side on any truck, bus, or car that still worked to leave the horror behind them.
But they hadn’t seen the worst of it.
From the skies came a new kind of death, indiscriminate and cruel. A wasting death that left its victims delirious as their bodies turned grey and their minds disintegrated. No one knows where it came from: alien microbes, industrial accident, weapon of war, the wrath of God… only the dead outnumber the rumors.
Years later, humanity has reestablished itself. The Citizens live safe within Sanctuary Zones, Nons cling to survival in Habitation Districts, or worse: the Wildlands. Along the eastern coast of the former US, a loose affiliation of Sanctuary Zones have formed the Eastern Commonwealth States, under the watchful eye of The Authority.
In New Baltimore, one person holds all the power: Vanessa Oman, CEO of Ascendant Pharmaceuticals. The company manufactures Xenodril―the only known cure to the ever-present threat of Fade. Cheap to produce, expensive to buy, it has propelled Ascendant to its place. They own the Authority. They own what remains of the world.
Only one thing threatens her rule: her daughter, Maya.
A nine-year-old girl.
Heir Ascendant (Book 1)
Ascendant Unrest (Book 2)
Ascendant Revolution (Book 3)
Not Yet Released
Civilization came to an abrupt and fiery end in August of 2021.
A primitive version of humanity crawled from the ashes decades later, re-establishing itself into a network of isolated settlements and camps. The future couldn’t be called bright, but at least people believed they had one―until The Virus started turning survivors into mindless killing machines thirty-five years after the bombs stopped falling.
Now, in 2073, the Roadhouse has established a sense of order among the various settlements, marauders, and the few poor bastards trying to survive on their own. Few have the guts to break The Code, or interfere with the men and women who’ve managed to cobble together working vehicles to drive under a Roadhouse banner.
But not all who sit behind the wheel are happy ducking bullets to move someone else’s worthless crap from town to town. Men like Kevin want more from life. He has dreams. He wants a Roadhouse of his own. He doesn’t care about anything else until he finds a conscience.
A conscience with bright blue eyes and snow white hair.
One More Run (Book 1)
The Redeemed (Book 2)
Dead Man’s Number (Book 3)
For untold millennia, a war raged between the impulsive and vengeful Shaar’Nath and the beautiful but self-righteous Elestari. Each believed the other undeserving of existence, and neither would accept defeat. The realms lent power to their denizens, pushing the bulk of the conflict to the border, lest one army seize advantage.
Eons of stalemate brought both sides to the brink of annihilation. Their situation dire, mortal enemies worked together to create the Armistice, a planar barrier between the realms, that prevented extinction.
But something unforeseen occurred―life.
In the ages the Armistice went ignored by its creators, the fusion of Elestari and Shaar’Nath magic eventually produced humans. Alas, the warmongers have again become thirsty for conflict, and the Armistice is in the way.
Brooklyn Amari grew up poor, never knowing her father. After mysteriously surviving a blaze that should’ve killed her at twelve, a constant pull to the conflagration has led her to become a firefighter. A second brush with death reveals the truth: she’s not completely human. In fact, Brooklyn’s pretty sure she’s a demon.
She’s also the key to destroying the Armistice, and taking every human along with it.
Nascent Shadow (Book 1)
The Shadow Collector (Book 2)
The Gate to Oblivion (Book 3)