Welcome to my “shelf”. On this page, I’ll post links to books from author friends of mine. Bookmark this page and check back often, I’ll be updating it regularly!
A Thousand Faces
In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face. And that’s just what sixteen-year-old Jory and her family of shape-shifting spies can do—alter their faces and bodies to look like anyone. Jory is in training to be a full member of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons.
But when Jory’s parents go missing on the job, Jory is thrown into a world of secrets, lies, and stolen identities that will put all her training to the test. Jory’s always wanted to be a member of the team—but saving her family may be the most difficult job of all.
Where Weavers Daire
Ten years after the last war, Melinda Scott discovers something in deep space and is dragged back into a world her family was banished from. Now with Necromancers to her left, Liches to her right and humanity in the middle it’s up to her to figure out why someone is trying to kill her. Where Weavers Daire is the first book in a new rip-roaring space opera series in the same vein as Babylon 5, Firefly, DS9 and Star Wars!
Combat Origin (World of Combat Dystopia Book 1)
In her world, single combat decides everything.
It’s her sixteenth birthday and Kiriai has a big decision to make. Will she fight for her dream to battle in the arena? Or buckle under her grandfather’s pressure to become a healer?
Ghost Ranger (The Seven Stars Universe Book 1)
Another installment in the Seven Stars Universe by Dayne Edmondson, this is a young adult space opera adventure novel set a few years before his space opera novel “Emergence” and featuring a major character from the third book, “Ruin.”
Space and Stuff 2: Tugging in Time
A UNIVERSE IN TURMOIL.A MILITARY CORRUPTED.A REALLY BIG DRAGON.A PIRATE SHIP FULL OF SHEEP.AND SAUSAGE ROLLS!
The Melody of Three
Sorcerer Christaan De Rein’s return to Liverpool does not go well, starting with the fact that his trusted apprentice, Higgins, dies on the way. Then again, Higgins dies a lot. Of course, Rein doesn’t expect to be welcomed with open arms after being banished for nine years, but a cryptic summons from The Musician herself cannot go unanswered.
The Pendomus Chronicles Book 2 by Carissa Andrews
There are a lot of things I wish I’d known earlier—but three top my “wow, she was naïve” list.
First—there are others on Pendomus.
Second—a prophecy is in motion & I hold the key to the survival of literally everything.
Third—I’m being hunted by a madman who is desperately trying to wipe me from existence.
So yeah, no pressure.
Warden (Book 1: Wendigo Fever)
Part lawman, part tracker and part magician, the Wardens are monster-hunters – tasked with protecting the people from the various, nightmarish creatures that have invaded the world of men. However, despite being descended from a long line of Wardens, 16-year-old Errol Magnus believes it to be the absolute worst job on the planet: How could a single occupation simultaneously be the most boring, abominably stupid and extraordinarily dangerous profession imaginable?
But when his older brother Tom – the current Warden for their region – goes missing, Errol has no choice but to enter the Badlands, where monsters abide in mind-boggling numbers, to find him. During his search, Errol crosses paths with – and finds himself stalked by – the legendary Wendigo, a monster with preternatural strength and speed, as well as enhanced senses of sight, smell and hearing…and an insatiable hunger for human flesh.
Now Errol must do the impossible and not only escape from the monster (something no one has ever done before), but also avoid the unearthly legacy it leaves on all its victims – a terrifying curse known as Wendigo Fever.
Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall: (The Alien Skill Series, Book 1)
The Alien Skill Series is a science-fiction adventure series for teens. Readers who enjoy Percy Jackson or Crime Travelers will enjoy this fresh, age-appropriate story with a scifi twist the likes of A Wrinkle in Time and Animorphs. These middle-grade books have won the hearts of young and old alike, turning them into a best-selling, award-winning coming-of-age series filled with alien powers, hidden enemies, shapeshifters and a thought-provoking glimpse into the way we treat our planet.
Freedom By Fire (The TriadVerse Chronicles Book 1)
Blayne Maxwell is the Royal Prince of Dunadd, yet all he craves is the freedom to be himself. Until a dictator betrays his family, invades his world, and pursues him across planets. Then he discovers the universe is not as simple as he thought, and freedom requires a high price.
Enter a complex universe of Kingdoms, ruthless tyrants, outlaw pirates, and mystical gypsies. With whispers of an unknown threat lurking on the fringes of the three colonized solar systems. An enemy that has been hunting for humanity for hundreds of years.
The TriadVerse is filled with secrets and mysteries… if Blayne dares to search for them.
Race (The Hero Rebellion)
Race is the first novella in an action-packed YA sci-fi series perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, featuring genetically engineered companions, illegal street races and a butt-kicking heroine who won’t take no for an answer.
Buy Race and join the adventure today!
Hunted (Space Rogue Book 3)
The Roberts family has interfered with the plans of the Alliance and its desire for conquest one too many times. The Alliance leaders don’t want Captain Roberts captured any longer. They want him dead. They put a bounty on his head that few can resist and that is before they realize that he has robbed them of the treasure they need to help pay for their expansion into the Collation star systems. Once they learn of his treachery, there will be no stopping their hunt for Nathaniel until he is dead.
Life for Nathaniel and his friends was pretty good on San Paulos’ space station until he, his wife, and his companion became stars on a popular holovid show called “Busted.” Now everyone who once thought of him as a hero hates him for attempting to steal the hard-earned credits that the Lucy’s girls worked for.
If that isn’t bad enough, the system governor has signed a treaty with the Alliance representative. Part of that agreement includes turning Nathaniel over to the Alliance military for execution. He and his friends are forced to make their escape earlier than planned. Now he has to flee the Alliance. Along the way, he has to search for stragglers that were sent prior to his departure to a rendezvous point.
Once Nathaniel rendezvouses with the rest of the fleet it will be up to him to lead them someplace safe where the Alliance can’t reach them.
The Valkyrie Chronicles Complete Series
Humanity stands at the brink. One woman will pull them back…Experience nearly 800 pages of exciting dystopian science fiction in this collection of not only the original Valkyrie Chronicles Series, but also Menace Ascending, the tension laced prequel to this wonderful series.
Evil Comes in Beautiful Forms
Lawrence Karrier has a lot on his plate. The woman he loves barely knows he exists, his job is unfulfilling and now the most beautiful spectacle he’s ever seen in the skies over Gossamer Falls has turned deadly.
With a scheming Mayor desperate to save the tourist season, people’s lives are put at risk to stop the danger. Lawrence volunteers for a secret mission in the hopes of saving his love, but then things get a whole lot worse for everyone.
Can the people of Gossamer Falls escape the gathering evil before it’s too late?
Secret Legacy: A Supernatural Ghost Series (The Windhaven Witches Book 1)
When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out what dormant powers she could possibly possess to have been accepted to the elite supernatural school. Instead, the academy is in chaos as everyone frantically hunts for two missing girls.
But as school begins with Autumn no closer to figuring out her powers, strange occurrences start to follow her everywhere. Even at home, Blackwood Manor keeps many secrets, and Autumn can’t escape its haunting past.
New friends urge her to learn more about her family’s history in order to unlock her powers and make sense of what’s happening at Blackwood Manor, but Autumn’s not so sure. Once an accident brings Autumn face-to-face with death, however, she realizes her gifts are tied to a legacy that can either save or doom them all…
The quest to unlock the secrets of interstellar travel leads a Roranian crew on an epic journey across space. Saved by a dying machine-lect, stranded in a failing ship, faced with an ultimate choice. Were they too eager in their attempts to reach the stars?
The fractious Primals are the ancient, all-powerful rulers of the Creatites. Their origins are shrouded in mystery although Storytellers recite their legends. Tallic has recently been granted special abilities by the Barrier Primal that most other Creatites could only dream of, although he has an unexpected encounter with an intruder that changes everything.
Legacy of Gold: A Pandemic Novella
In the deepest goldmine in Africa, Thato stumbles upon something unique, an entity more extraordinary than golden ore buried in layers of the earth so deep that no light penetrates the darkness. Wrenching it from the rock, he inadvertently unleashes something monstrous into the world. From a township in South Africa, a microscopic virulence sweeps across the globe, finding its way into the US, where one doctor comes face-to-face with the reality of a pandemic in small-town America.
First of Their Kind (Chronicles of Theren Book 1)
Book I of the Chronicles of Theren begins a centuries-spanning epic. Expect the rich, complex, robotic characters of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Discover a narrative slowly unfolding on a scale closer to that of Dune or The Expanse. It’s classic SciFi with a modern twist.
Experience the hopes and dreams of the first synthetic intelligences. The first SI. The story is through their eyes.
It Was A Dark and Stormy Halloween Night
A collection of light horror and suspense for the Halloween season.
Billy: A Tale of Terror
Deep in the swamplands of Louisiana, a monster is born.
Hidden away in the cypress swamp of the Atchafalaya Basin, a cabin sits on pilings long driven into the murky water, home to a family of Cajuns known as the St. Pierres. A newborn joins their brood, a badly deformed infant who arrives unwelcome and unwanted. He is believed to be sent from the depths of hell itself as punishment for the unspeakable sin from which he sprang.
Soon, the boy grows into the monster they have feared all along. Seizing their opportunity, they drug him and chain him up in the attic until they are able to dispose of their curse once and for all. The only problem now, they lose access to the dark, cramped space overhead. No problem, exclaims Poppie St. Pierre, “No reason to ever go up dere again.”
When the wrath of Hurricane Katrina comes to Bayou Noir, they are forced to confront the terror that awaits them.
Swap Witches – Le Sorceries Acadiens
Swamp Witches is the story of “Sorceries” from Southern France who fled religious persecution. After a long and winding journey through Europe and the New World they settle at The Crossroads in the Acadian swamps of South Louisiana where they establish a community of Light. They are protected by their beliefs and practices , and each other. Practicers of dark arts and evil infiltrate their community, bringing forces of Darkness into their lives. It falls to Bridgit, the head of their Circle of Sorceries, to confront the threat in a climatic battle between Light, and Dark energy. The Authors have drawn on their Cajun, Celtic, and Druidic heritages and their spiritual values of The Old Religion in telling their tale.
He’s in a borrowed ship.
He’s on borrowed time.
Trevor Nixon is a desperate man, and that desperation has led to bad decisions.
His first: Tangling himself up with one of Exte’s most dangerous cartels.
His second: Stealing from them and getting caught.
A surprise job from an old friend seems like the perfect chance to get away and lay low.
But when EVERYTHING goes wrong, it kicks off an adventure of redemption and revenge that will span a galaxy.
PEACEKEEPER’S PASSAGE: a YA Fantasy Coming-of-Age Adventure (Book1)
Hofen is both thrilled and terrified when the peacekeepers’ guild adopts him a year early, but he painfully learns surviving until his thirteenth birthday–when his guild training begins–won’t be easy. Bullied inside and out of the guildhall for being an “outskirts” boy and denied access to the fighting skills a peacekeeper apprentice studies, he must secretly learn to protect himself on his own–even though discovery of his clandestine spying means expulsion.
Fused between rigid traditionalism and inexplicable technology, the Scriptures of Bellisprodus dictate all the rules for this moralistic, guild-based culture. The peacekeepers are sworn to enforce and defend these Scriptures with their lives. So when the peacekeeper masters learn of a plot that threatens the very fabric of their society, Hofen must overcome his fear of losing this new life and home he’s come to love in order to preserve it.
PEACEKEEPER’S PASSAGE is an exciting fantasy tale with a touch of coming-of-age that promises to delight both YA and Adult readers of all ages.
Sapience: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories
What kind of life will we find in the depths of Europa’s oceans? What kind of life will we allow an AI with human level intelligence? The ten stories in Sapience: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories explore these questions and many more.
In the near future, humanity builds a colony on Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter. They tunnel into the ice to explore the dark oceans beneath the moon’s surface, searching for signs of extraterrestrial life. What they find will change them forever, setting humanity on a path to the stars. But the old conflicts and hatreds of Earth are not so easily escaped. Will human colonists on distant planets and moons create a paradise or a horrifying dystopia?