Born in 1970, I've been interested in fantasy and science fiction since perhaps the age of 10. I believe my love of medieval knights came about when my father built a wooden shield and sword for me to use in elementary school for some event.
Through my school years I read hundreds (or thousands? - it's hard to recall at this point) of fantasy and science fiction novels. Comic books and super heroes came a bit later, although I recall seeing the Christopher Reeve Superman movies at a very young age (and loving them). Since my later teens I believe I've watched nearly every major fantasy, science fiction, and super-hero movie that has come out.
I still love reading fantasy and science fiction, although I wish there were more novels based on superheroes. This is something that drove me to create my own supers universe and heroes in written form. I love supers, but I've always wanted more character depth than a comic book can provide. (Not to mention the immense length of time it takes for a comic series to do a story is just plain too long to me.)
Writing is a hobby for me, I'm a full-time computer programmer and systems administrator for a small company. Fortunately the skills I've learned allow me to work with 3D programs to render the characters (and covers) for my books. My hope is to put out a novel or two a year, time allowing. At this point I'd like to grow the H.E.R.O. Universe with more novels, as well as start a fantasy series at some point.
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H.E.R.O. - Bio-Organism
Borgz hunts for his kidnapped alien engineer, while Nightmonger moves forward on a plan to acquire his own alien weapon. The heroes of Metrocity attempt to close one of the breaches to the dark energy universe, only to cause an unintended side effect.
H.E.R.O. - Summoned
This action-packed novel involves robots, aliens, and supervillains as they steal weapons ... and more ... from the remains of a crashed starship in Metrocity. The heroes of the city must work together to stop the invaders ... and to recover one of their own. The 18th of the long-running H.E.R.O. series of novels.
H.E.R.O. - Augments
The influence of the Kurcet can still be felt in Metrocity as an alien artifact causes problems for the Goth mutants and the heroes. A drug cartel makes moves into the city, and Nightmonger attempts to recruit Dierdre into his entourage. The heroes of Metrocity are back as they combat each menace in the latest entry of the most extensive superhero series of the decade!
H.E.R.O. - Riftguard
Nightmonger's men free Carey and force her to work with them, and she discovers that things can go from bad to worse. Blake tries to open another portal, and creatures come from the Dark Energy universe into our own. Chrome's life takes a turn for the better as she meets someone. The H.E.R.O. saga continues in the most extensive, continuous superhero series of the last decade.
H.E.R.O. - Battlefronts
Gene Front bring Carey into their group to assault Ironsite Security due to the virus created to attack supers. Spectral Warden is a new hero in the city who crosses paths with the fiery woman. Sparks is under fire as a team of assassins is hired by the vengeful ranch owner she recently slighted, and Blake solidifies his power base.
H.E.R.O. - Nightmonger
Nightmonger, a crime lord in Metrocity, creates a new drug, testing the Goth clubs. Borgz wreaks havoc with Nightmonger's people, and an alien creature escapes into the city and wreaks havoc. The most extensive, continuous superhero series of the last decade continues in this action-packed adventure!
H.E.R.O. - Dark Breach
A virus is on the loose in Metrocity, causing supers to mutate. Carey goes from super-hater to super, and has issues with Ironsite Security. A new energy is released, awakening powers in Blake, the world's first non-super metahuman. Dark Breach continues the most extensive, continuous superhero saga of the last decade!
H.E.R.O. - Malice
Celestia, a new super from Rikesville, travels to Metrocity as she is lured by her interest in the Goth-like Razorwing. She becomes entangled in an attempt to capture and eliminate the powers of supers by a group of cybernetic soldiers. Sparks is given a lead on a new bounty - one of the Goth mutants in Metrocity named Sharae, and war breaks out among factions...
H.E.R.O. Shorts - Silverlash
A day in the life of a superheroine. We follow Silverlash as she encounters petty criminals attempting to rob an ATM and others at a weapons shop. She meets with Metrocity's demonic knight hero, Razorwing at the scene of Metrocity's recent major averted disaster, and gets together with several other heroes (Impact, Psycom) as well as some of the non-hero supers over lunch.
H.E.R.O. Shorts - Gatecrasher
After losing an arm in a fight he barely survives, Gatecrasher takes a vacation from being a superhero in Metrocity. He heads to the Rocky Mountains to train the first known dogs with superpowers.
He is called to aid a superhero who disappeared while attempting to find a missing television production crew in the forest. There, he meets a bounty hunter and a cannibalistic mutant on the prowl...
H.E.R.O. - Dolldrum
Dolldrum has been lurking out of sight in Metrocity for a year. With the recent events of
the Hordemaker and greater visibility of the Goth mutants, he stumbles on the means to launch his greatest scheme yet, and bring his doll empire to new heights. The H.E.R.O. agents of Metrocity seek to stop him before he gains enough power to overtake them all.
H.E.R.O. - Incursion
The heroes of Metrocity have their hands full as two conflicting groups of aliens arrive at Earth. A fight ensues, and the heroes find themselves facing the most powerful beings they've ever seen. Heroes die in the conflict, and unwilling supers become involved to aid the city. Sparks is part in an attack on a starship to retrieve her kidnapped friend.
H.E.R.O. - Gene Front
Gene Front hires an assassin to aid them in stopping research into supers in Metrocity. Gahranii pirates seek to regain their starship, and a new villain causes problems for the ladies of Metrocity. Psystar's relationship to Lady Rapture is revealed, and Borgz causes problems all around. Welcome to Metrocity.
H.E.R.O. - Dark Research
An anti-research group causes an experiment to go awry, ending in a disaster for research firm Fargene. People and animals are mutated and run rampant, murdering people and later assaulting another research firm for supplies to stop the mutation.
Aliens arrive near Metrocity, confusing the situation as two separate groups appear. The heroes of Metrocity must stop the mutants and alien pirates.
H.E.R.O. - Horde
When something changes humans into red-skinned orc-like creatures that assault the mutant Goth clubs in Metrocity, H.E.R.O. must find the cause to stop more murders from occurring.
A super is murdered. He finds his mind transferred into a robot. He seeks revenge as more attacks occur.
We continue the H.E.R.O. saga in the 5th installment in the series, with heroes returning from previous books.
H.E.R.O. - Paragon
Borgz, still bitter from his death at the hands of the Hordemaker, breaks the villain out of prison along with others. This sets off a chain of events as Arissa takes over the minds of supers to enable her to see revenge. The Gahranii pirates attack, causing problems for some of the heroes, and a powerful 'builder' super plays a key role in preventing disaster. Paragon is the 6th H.E.R.O. novel.
H.E.R.O. - New Markets
Psystar, Black Tiger and Spartan are back in the latest adventures in Metrocity. The heroes become caught up in the activities of a new slave ring.
Heroes are captured, crimes occur and a fire is put out as the new heroes deal with the ongoing activities of the new slave ring.
Additional heroes join the team as they take on the villains in a final attempt to save their friends.
H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A night of chaos leads Stephanie, Rael and Lance into a new life as superheroes. The friends join H.E.R.O. and seek to stop a mutant named Shrinker as she gathers new supers to build an army of bloodthirsty mutants in a plan to cause anarchy.
The trio must acclimate to their powers in both normal life and superhero activities, and find Shrinker in time to save her victims....
H.E.R.O. - Rise and Fall
Shrinker's back, and this time she's attempting to convince some new supers to aid her in breaking out her gang of anarchistic mutants from the Metrocity Jail. Chrome's life shatters from the devastating change into one of the most powerful superhumans in Metrocity, she must learn how to cope with the terrifying realities of no longer being human. Heroes return as the H.E.R.O. universe expands.
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