I am the author of two book series, The Push Chronicles and Three Seconds to Legend. Laid out below are the covers, each with a link to the book, as well as a quick blurb, just to wet your whistle!
The Push Chronicles
Irene Roman never wanted to be a hero. She was a scientist living an otherwise normal life, and that was enough for her. One fateful evening, though, Irene discovers a betrayal that undermines everything—one event that in the blink of an eye, changes not only her life but the future of the entire planet.
Now the world is inhabited by people with powers and abilities far above those of mortal humans. The repercussions of superhuman battles on the Earth are great and terrible. Lives are shattered, communities destroyed, and mankind’s destiny is plucked from its grasp. At the center of it all is Irene, who not only is one of two people on the planet who knows the cause of this unbelievable change, but she is one of the few people who may be able to stop it. The only problem is the only other person will do anything in his vast power to keep the world in its terrible altered state.
Who dares to claim the right to choose humanity’s fate? What price will Irene pay to be the hero she never wanted to be? In the end, will Earth return to the safety of the mundane … or will it remain in the chaos of the superhuman and the supernatural?
Three months ago, the Whiteout changed the nature of reality across the globe, spawning superhuman beings, both good and evil. Each day since then, Irene Roman, armed only with a strange immunity from the powers of the “Pushed,” has donned the guise of Indomitable to try to reverse that change and protect normal people from the worst excesses of the Pushed. She never wanted to be a hero, but she had no choice in the matter.
Unfortunately, Irene is still only mortal. Her never-ending duties have driven her to a breaking point. Now, what began as a simple kidnapping investigation changes overnight into the worst threat the city of Atlanta has faced. An unholy plague, old enemies, and new challenges all collide, landing squarely on Indomitable’s shoulders, despite the help of her small cadre of allies.
How great a burden can any one person carry, and how much strain can she take? Will Irene crumble, or will she prove to be indefatigable?
Irene Roman, a.k.a. Indomitable, and the heroes of Atlanta have lost their battles against evil. Now, with Irene languishing in prison with no hope of escape, Atlanta has become the personal fiefdom of a man who is losing control of himself and his army of extremist Pushed vigilantes. When a mysterious force gives Irene a chance to regain her freedom, she is forced to embrace new allies and recover old ones in an attempt to free her home city. All roads lead toward a final confrontation, one that will decide the fate of a city as well as the ultimate fate of the Pushed in the world. Condemnation or acceptance, villainy or heroism, life or death—it is time to decide!
Elements of Wrath Online (with J. A. Cipriano)
Unlike real life, Max is pretty good at playing games, so when a new limited time dungeon opens up in the virtual reality game he plays boasting a huge cash prize, Max knows he needs to try and complete it if he wants to be able to pay rent this month.
Fortunately, the only guild strong enough to attempt to take it on before the timer runs out needs a tank.
There’s just one problem, he’s never played with them before, and even if he convinces the Sisters of Artemis to let him join in time to tank the dungeon and collect the prize money, if they wipe, it’s all over.
That would be bad because without that prize money, both he and his baby sister will be sleeping in a cardboard box under a bridge, and Max really hates sleeping in cardboard boxes. Been there, done that, sold the T-shirt.
When Max and Kayla embark on an epic questline few have ever completed, they’ll find themselves trapped face to face with the primordial forces of darkness.
Now, to return back to the larger game world, they must complete the trials and vanquish the darkness from this pristine holy land before all is lost.
There’s just one catch, if they don’t complete it within the time limit, they’ll not only lose their chance at finishing it, but they may lose their characters as well.
With the opening of Crystalfire Keep, Max, Kayla, and the rest of the crew find themselves in a race against time to gather a force strong enough to beat the timed raid dungeon in time to secure the big cash prize.
With rival guilds causing trouble within the game and a dangerous wager in the real world looming, what begins as a difficult trial turns into a near-impossible mission with consequences far out reaching a simple contest.
The futures of not only Max and Kayla, but that of their friends, family, and possibly the whole game are at stake. Worse, their only hope to save the day may just lie with the mysterious return of a lost legend.
A prince in danger, an epic quest, and a cup of coffee, all at your local Easy-E-Mart!
When Mary Stone started her overnight shift at the convenience store, she never expected to run into an elf begging for help because she is supposed to know magic. Keyword, supposed to.
Now she’s caught in a world where dragons are real, wererabbits are a thing, and the creatures that go bump in the night really do hide under beds.
And all of them are after her.
Worse, if she doesn’t find a way to master her powers and save the elf who turned her life upside down, she may never find out the one thing she’s been after all these years. The truth about who she really is.
It was just a little favor, she said. Just one missing person, she said.
That’s how the evening started for Mary Stone, Dwarf-for-hire. When Bunny, the local wererabbit Huntress, strolled into the Easy-E-Mart, all she wanted was a Super Green Smoothie and Mary’s help to find a fellow missing were. No big deal, right?
Of course, Bunny didn’t bother to mention that the lost person was a romantic rival or that the local wererat gangsters might also be hunting for their target. Nor did she bring up the possibility that a massively powerful magical artifact might be mixed up in the whole case. It didn’t help matters that Mary left an untested goblin and her irresponsible lover in charge of the store while she was gone.
Even with all the runes at her command, Mary might not make it through this one little favor intact!
Clans of Shadows (with J. A. Cipriano)
My name is Frank Butcher, and when I got out of my truck to deliver the last package of the day, I never expected to get blown up by anti-magic zealots.
Yeah, you heard me right. I said magic. I didn’t know it was a thing either.
Now, an ancient artifact is the only thing keeping me alive, and to make matters worse, that artifact is what those cultists wanted.
Still, I could have made a run for it, disappeared down into South America and spent the rest of my life on a beach. I nearly did it, but I didn’t.
Why? Because the cultists have offered me a trade. Come to them or they start killing kids.
My name is Frank Butcher, and evidently when you save the world, it comes back for seconds.
After I stopped a world ending apocalypse, my allies tried to cut open my chest with an axe. Kind of messed up, if you ask me.
Thankfully, I’ve got a chance to return the favor. And I’m going to take it. Not because they’re trying to magically reshape the natural laws that govern our planet. No, I’m doing this because trying to cut out my heart is not okay.
Remember what I said about saving the world? Yeah, apparently the third time is the charm.
Turns out our little plan to stop the apocalypse left the gate open for some bastards straight out of HP Lovecraft. Now they’ve come on through to try to turn the planet into an all you can eat buffet.
That’s not exactly my jam, so if I want to go on living here, I’ll need to find a way to stop them.
My name is Frank Butcher, and one way or another, I’m putting an end to this once and for all.
Three Seconds to Legend
Leilana Ito knew her family had a long history in the wrestling world, but she never knew how much had been kept secret from her. When Leilana wanted to follow in the family footsteps, she was shocked when her father adamantly refused to let her proceed with no reason why.
Leilana couldn’t deny the fighting spirit in her heart. Refusing his prohibition, she had no idea what terrible events her defiance would set into motion!
Now a rookie wrestler in the heart of Oklahoma, Leilana faces ring rivalries, impossible odds, corporate machinations, and threats she could never imagine as she struggles to prove herself. As the truth behind her family’s history becomes clear, the stakes continue to rise. Will Leilana rise to the challenge and win it all or face a final, crushing defeat?
Nothing is ever constant in the tumultuous world of pro wrestling! On the eve of their victory over the most powerful family in wrestling history, Leilana Ito and Dana Harding look forward to a bright future, but that perfect ending is snatched away when Leilana disappears. Desperate to find her, Dana starts on a country-wide search, spurred on not only by friendship but something stronger: love!
Meanwhile, Leilana faces a gauntlet of rigged matches, hidden spies, and psychological torture as a ‘guest’ of the Von Richters. Trapped in a city where anything goes and no one asks questions, Leilana puts it all on the line in a ring where each match could be her last.
The clock is ticking. Can Dana find the woman she loves before it’s too late? Can Leilana endure each deadly labor long enough to be saved? Even if they find each other, will Dana find her love to be reciprocated or unrequited?
Hardened by a gauntlet of challenges, wrestler Leilana Ito is a rookie no longer as she nears her ultimate goal: completing her labors and winning freedom from the Von Richter sisters, mistresses of the wrestling world.
However, the storm is fiercest before the calm and Leilana’s most dangerous challenges lie ahead. Fearsome opponents, devious traps, and lies from all sides threaten to put an end not only Leilana but her friends and family. Joined by fellow wrestler and newfound love, Dana Harding, and a motley alliance of allies, Leilana struggles on towards her greatest fight, the final duel, the Twelfth Labor!
The Inspector Redmane Mysteries
The Walled City is the wonder of a world reborn, five cities stacked one atop another. The only thing that stands between the normal Folk and the criminals that would prey upon them is the City Watch. Cue Junior Inspector Vela Redmane, lover of life and the lovelies, yet serious about her work as a detective, who finds herself embroiled in one of the weirdest murder cases ever seen in this place of magic. Murder by pleasure, warring gangsters, mysterious mages, and a singing golem are just the start of Redmane’s troubles. The most complicated part of all? The roots of love tangling Vela with both her top suspect and the sorceress who holds all the answers!