Sam Mendez had the life other people dreamed about— in nightmares.
Tamara was a lost girl Sam stumbled across her during a morning jog.
As their lives wound together Sam knew it was only a matter of time until the scales of justice tipped and somebody came for them. And when they do, can he protect Tamara, or will she prove to be the guardian angel he suspects she is?
The highlight of Mark Cohen's day was watching other people screw up their lives so he could feel better about his own. All that changed when Cookie walked through his office door.
Cookie had some serious problems with the seedy side of Detroit's underworld. Problems that nobody else would touch. Except for a private investigator with a nothing-left-to-lose attitude.
Defeated but not destroyed, the silver dragon has been watching and waiting. Her plans, years in the making, are coming to fruition. Only one man dares to defeat her, but Alto is the man she waits for so that she may spring her trap and rule from her mountain throne forever.
Research Station Europa is a small outpost of humanity exploring the possibilities of life on Europa. Dr. Winters and his team expected their discoveries of life to come from beneath the planet's icy crust, not from the abandoned Vitalian crystals caught in the Jovian moon's gravity well.
The researchers are soon faced with a new problem to solve: can they survive the alien infestation?
Alto, Hero of the North, must fight through the broken remnants of the Order of the Dragon and the city of Mira to rescue his imprisoned sister. She's being held for the death of her husband, a royal who married her under false pretenses. Alto must save her and find a way to abort the massing armies that threaten to overwhelm the northern nations.
Special Agent Sarah Ford hated her desk and she hated her life. She'd been stuck behind it for a year thanks to the dark cloud that followed her.
With a new assignment in the field, Sarah finds that juggling her duty and her ragged emotions is a full time job, let alone the things she begins to discover that threaten to not only shatter who she is, but the lives of countless others.
Defeating the dragon scattered her armies to the holes of the earth. There the evil forces waited, seeking the fall of the champion that had taken their deity from them.
Alto had proven himself too strong a foe to confront full on, but he had also proven to be a man with weaknesses. Weaknesses the dark forces sought to exploit to regain what they lost once and for all.
The war is over before it fully began and peace has settled across the northlands. Peace, however, breeds boredom for men trained to fight.
A short trip to slake the thirst for adventure takes them to the deserted tropical isle of Britanly.
Abandoned on the island, they soon learn that the fate of the people of Britanly is beyond their wildest imaginings. They must fight to avoid the same end.
James Knight was a man with a job, a trust fund, and a rocking girlfriend. Life was perfect and wedding rings seemed to be on the horizon. Then a new girl started at the gym and before he knew it James had a mistress he didn't want and a company full of workers depending on him to save them.
The human race has many traits. Among them are compassion, greed, violence, and curiosity. The survivors on Vitalis have embody these qualities and more, and Vitalis has been watching. She has learned how to use humanities quirks to Her advantage and when researchers come hoping to study the miracles the planet has to offer they return with more than they expected.
Somebody has learned the secrets of a forgotten threat and unleashed it upon the Voidhawk. With the crew separated and imprisoned Jenna is left with the ship and barely enough people to sail it.. Her only choice is to put her trust in an untested witch and a new crew fresh from the alehouse. To save her family she must solve the riddle of light and choose which members of her family will live, and
Stephanie is a witch. She can feel a person's hopes and fears and burn the blood in their veins. Or at least that's what her Mistress says she should be able to do. Mostly she summons breezes to blow piles of leaves around.
And that's a problem. With her ruler planning a war to take over her old home, The United States of America, she's got to come up with a way to stop him.
Alto's hands are stained with the blood of the fallen. The only justice he can find must be had by the blade, but the path of vengeance shows him that he is but a pawn in a far more dangerous game. Sarya's plans reach far beyond anything the young warrior could imagine and require a sacrifice from him greater than he can give.
Life has gotten boring for the heroes of Highpeak. The monsters have disappeared and even the bandits are looking to easier pickings until Alto becomes separated from his friends and is soon lost in a darkness of sorcery and corruption.
For every action, good or bad, there is a consequence. Alto will discover the cost of his actions and then he must find a way to pay for them.
Life was good, if boring, for retired special forces operator Carl Waters and his wife Jessie until she received an offer to reprise her acting career and star in a new role. When a hired gun tries to kill Jessie on the movie set they discover that their fame is not the blessing they'd hoped for.
Carl has to defend his family from the loose ends of their old lives. That, or avenge them.
Early winters and distant cities make the northern reaches fit only for adventurous homesteaders. Alto is on the verge of becoming such a man when his father is ambushed by monstrous raiders from the mountains. Determined to find help for his father Alto leaves his home behind but help for his family grows distant as the boy is swept up into a budding war with a neighboring nation.
Vitalis is more than just a new world outside the fringes of Terran space, Vitalis is greater than anything humanity has ever encountered. And it’s getting fed up.
The time has come for humans living on the world to be judged. What better way to understand the colonists than to become one of them and see how they live, fight, and love?
Katy’s new case puts in unfamiliar territory. This time it’s a man who’s been hurt. A man from her past that she once admired. To solve this case Katy has to find peace with her past and find a killer with more reason to hate than even she has.
The new Empress of the elves and thought the only thing standing in the way of prosperity for the reunited Elven Empire until an old enemy emerges from the past. Beset by potential foes from every angle and unsure of who they can trust, the crew of the Voidhawk is near the end of their luck. Outnumbered, even the greatest sacrifice may not be enough to keep the void safe and return what was lost.
Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he committed, James Macavoy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when he’s released from prison into a world that’s all but forgotten about him. Sabrina’s the one person that remains for Jimmy, the woman who’s very existence made it possible for Jimmy’s life to be ruined. Now Jimmy must decide if he can love her or hate her.
Follow the group of brave survivors as they fight to survive on an undiscovered planet beyond the fringes of human controlled space. They must not only learn to adapt and survive the deadly threats of Vitalis, but learn to work with each other and protect their interests against the off-planet humans that seek to plunder Vitalis for their own interests regardless of the costs.
Vitalis possesses deadly beauty and unlimited possibilities. In order to survive both the human survivors must learn to put their differences aside.
In their darkest hour since they crash landed on the planet the unlikely colonists are faced with a choice: will salvation come from the Terran Coalition ships in orbit or by embracing the natural evolution of Vitalis?
Marine Special Forces FIST team 3 was chosen to lead the way into discovering what happened to the research station on Vitalis. Gunnery Sergeant Elsadora Quinn lost radio contact after her deployment pod was knocked off course. Elsa’s mission took on a secondary priority behind her struggle to survive the deadly beauty of Vitalis.
When a highly adaptive native species merges human DNA with its own, the results threaten the existence of everything in its path. The small colony of human survivors must decide how to deal with this newest menace.
Fear turns to terror when the residents of Treetown learn the new breed isn’t trying to destroy them, it’s stealing them away in the dark of the night for a new kind of evil.
Book two in the Dark Earth series.
Lord Baxter’s portal between Earth and Dark Earth beckons. Eager to seek the promises of the otherworld’s powers, Cassiopeia has been sent by her Lord to ensure his realm rivals the mightiest of nations. Her quest remains the only constant amongst the chaos and the one thing she yearns most to be rid of.
Jeremy Sinclair cashed in every chip he had to earn passage on a research ship bound for the newly discovered planet, Vitalis. With debts to pay and a past he needed to escape a journey seven light years beyond the furthest Terran space lane seemed like just the thing he needed.
Neither Jeremy, his fellow researchers, or the Terran Coalition Marines could be prepared for the planet's reception.
For three years Treetown has offered shelter and solace to the refugees of the beautiful planets merciless life cycle. Survival against nature is no longer enough.
A new danger threatens the indentured colonists. The survivors must put aside their differences if they hope to stand a chance against an opponent that will use their very DNA against them.
Three members of the Voidhawk’s crew came to Kelios seeking council with an powerful race of beings called the Fayer. Along the way they run afoul of the unholy army of The White Lady and vow to stop her. The only problem is that the answers to Bekka’s problems may come from the very being they’re determined to destroy.
Lieutenant Katalina Wimple ran out of bad guys to chase. She found love and peace and nothing seemed impossible…until the one-that-got-away showed up in need of help.
Her new case takes her through the portal to Dark Earth where she’s expected to save a man with a shady past. She’ll face not only mythology and folklore in the flesh, but a relationship strained by the return by an old flame.
An all expenses paid vacation to Dark Earth to see how wild the west really was seems too good to be true. The CEO of a biotech company’s family is attacked by natives and one of their number held for ransom.
Lieutenant Katalina Wimple is the perfect woman for the case. She has the experience, skills, and friends with the right talents. She also has a kidnapped distant relative.
Book 2 in the Vitalis series.
The crew of the space transport, The Rented Mule, has been stranded on a harsh alien world for months. They’ve given up hope of rescue when the flare of a ship entering the atmosphere bouts their spirits. The tricky part is in wrestling control of the ship from the inter-stellar pirates that followed them hoping to claim salvage.
The only thing hotter than the summers in Phoenix is the temper of a police detective who can’t figure out why young girls keep disappearing. Katalina Wimple is that detective. Her obsession with the missing girls makes her the best person for the job, but it also serves as a refuge from the problems in her own life.
Tanya Kurkova is still wanted. The technology used to rebuild her can’t be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. This time her father has sent a new hunter after her. A new hunter with the same technology plus years of experience and unlimited resources.
Once escape becomes impossible only one option remains: Revenge.
Shipping in the Rim Systems is dangerous enough without the threat of overzealous “salvage” operators. Add in some troubled new key personnel to the threat of piracy and the transport ship, The Rented Mule, is bound for a rough ride.
Especially when the ride ends up pointed at an undiscovered planet without enough fuel to slow their descent.
Having left the ship and crew behind, Rosh has spent years alone in the void, working for the highest bidder. Plagued by memories of his former friends, lessons learned, and loves lost the cursed warrior struggles to find a purpose for his enduring existence while constantly battling demons both real and imagined.
The elves are back, and this time they have no interest in taking prisoners. Escape seems impossible until Dexter Silvercloud and his crew discovers an ancient secret long hidden by the elves. Invoking the power of the elders is not for the weak of heart. Everything has a price in the void, and the cost the crew of the Voidhawk must face to survive is one they may not be willing to pay.
Voidhawk chronicles the adventures of a man who seeks the things that many of us want most in life: independence and freedom. Set in an atmosphere that spans science fiction and fantasy genres, Dexter Silvercloud acquires an abandoned void-ship requiring repairs. With ship in hand Dexter acquires a crew of outcasts from society one misadventure after another.
An industry built on exploitation and indecency were the keys to Rodney's success. Or they were, until one day the tables were turned on him. On the verge of developing a conscience Rodney has to struggle to cling to his old life or give it up for a new one. All that remains is wondering which life the greatest problem he has ever known, Cindy, will want to be a part of?
Dawn Vincent had goals for her life; she delivered babies for a living and dreamed of having some of her own. That changed the day the fire rained down from the skies above. Over a year later, with the survivors of humanity scrambling to survive, Dawn established herself as a doctor who reminded those around her of what it means to be human and how very valuable even a single life can be.
Billy Paquard is an ex-Army grunt with an angry angel on his shoulder. When he's captured and tortured by an unknown agency the voices in his head are the least of his concerns. The key to survival may also be the key to redemption.
Hunted since before her birth, Jessica Baxter relies upon the protection of her father to keep her safe from harm. What neither of them knows is that her father has his own dark legacy bequeathed by a father he never knew. The bonds of family are tested as the fate of two Earths, each a shadow of the other, rests upon the hunted becoming the hunter.
Carl Waters left the army behind before the bomb went off in L.A. He lived off the grid, avoiding the fallout from the bombs and the Burnout Fever that ravaged the world. All that changed when three stragglers showed up. Two children led by a shepherd who had lost her own way. Now they must survive the North American badlands, an enemy with unlimited resources, and each other.