I Dare You to Love Me (Book 1 in The Dare Trilogy)
It’s senior year. He rules the school. She just wants to make it to graduation. With prom only six weeks away, and his reputation at stake – will Brian be able to get “Scary Pants” out on a date?
Brian Royland is the golden boy of Palm Beach High. He’s smart, handsome, athletic, and charming. He could get any girl in school – but he procrastinated and is now dateless for the most important dance of the year. When he hears about the new girl, Iris Newman aka “Scary Pants”, Brian is intrigued. But when Brian’s friends doubt he’ll succeed in scoring her as his prom date, bets start flying, and she turns into a prize to be won.
Iris has set several goals for herself; make sure her older sister has a smooth pregnancy, help her recently single mother support and manage their family, and find a way to stop her band’s bass guitarist from asking her out every week. She doesn’t have the time or the energy to deal with the arrogant and pesky Brian Royland, who is suddenly determined to get her out on a date.
It only takes six weeks for them to realize they have both experienced great loss. Surrounded by mayhem and high school drama – could they be the key to each other’s healing?
In the Dark
Movies and books have made being a monster sound cool. Lindsay can’t wear silver jewelry or have intimate relationships, but hey, she sprouts fur and fangs on the nights of the full moon. Totally rad, right? Not. Forget about exploring the beast within; Lindsay just wants to graduate from nursing school. When she and her little brother are snagged from the park, however, she has no choice but to Change and fight.
Despite her best efforts, these goons in masks know how to handle a werewolf inexperienced in hand-to-paw combat. She regains consciousness hours after the scuffle with no one to help her except perhaps the only other werewolf she knows; Wayne, Mr. Werewolf Pride. He says he’ll help recover her brother, but only if she vows to join his pack. Her freedom seems like a high price to pay, but Lindsay bites her tongue and agrees to his terms.
While hoofing through Europe in search of her brother, Lindsay learns a few things. One: being a werewolf can be pretty badass when one knows how to use their abilities. Two: being a freak isn’t so bad when you’re surrounded by other freaks. And three: she might have misjudged Wayne. Then she and Wayne stumble into the mastermind behind the kidnapping and this werewolf mafia king decides they know too much. Lindsay and Wayne should get out of dodge and forget what they know but, unless this man is stopped, innocent people will die.
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Asta and the Barbarians
On the day the Holgarians attack her town, twenty-year-old Asta is blessed by a
warrior god and empowered with the heightened senses and unnatural healing
abilities these foreign invaders possess. Grief-stricken and paralyzed by terror, she’s
hauled onto the conquering general’s ship and taken to the island of Holger across
One year later, Asta graduates from warrior academy with honors and is chosen as
one of the king’s personal defenders. She will finally have the opportunity to kill the
man who gave the general his orders, and avenge her family. She doesn’t expect the
king to be young or kind, or completely oblivious of what his men are doing
overseas. He has been told peaceful negotiations are going well, and the natural
resources and ambassadors from the mainland seem to support this report. But Asta
Asta must find proof of the general’s treachery and bring it before the king so that
she can save unconquered provinces from meeting the same fate as her hometown.
But the king’s counselors suddenly start dying, and the king himself is hounded by
foreign assassins. Revenge will have to wait if Asta’s going to keep the king, the
mainland’s only hope, alive.
I Dare You to Stay With Me (Book 2 in The Dare Trilogy)
It’s been three years since Brian Royland was dared to take Iris Newman to the prom. Despite balancing college courses and jobs, they’ve managed to keep a strong long-distance relationship.
Around the same time of Brian’s impromptu marriage proposal, Will Lexington comes back into Iris’ life with an opportunity to go on tour with a well-known rock band. There’s only one condition; he has to be reinstated as Angst’s bass guitarist. Iris hesitates but she can’t deny that this is an amazing opportunity. With Brian’s blessing, she puts their engagement on hold to fulfill her dream.
While the band’s on the road, discovering things about each other that they never wanted to know, the drama in Brian’s life escalates. Not only is he dealing with a competitive coworker, a biased boss, and a roommate who just can’t seem to take no for an answer, but then his long-lost mother decides she wants to fight for custody of Leah. Brian and Iris’ phone calls get shorter the more time passes and the distance only grows wider. Things quickly spin out of control, to the point where Brian and Iris start to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand the new obstacles that separate them.
This book is scheduled to be published in Spring of 2019, but an excerpt can be read here.
The Andromeda’s Ghost (Book 1 in The Adventures of Taren Platinum Trilogy)
Earth has been destroyed for hundreds of years. Humanity has found a new home on Jurthaan IV by signing a peace treaty with the neighboring planet. Unfortunately for Taren Platinum, that peace treaty goes hand in hand with the arranged marriage of Princess Kylee Wen Dao. The woman he was hired to protect. The woman he just so happens to be in love with.
Despite the threat of war, Taren chooses his heart over his duty and crashes the wedding to steal the princess away. A chase through space ends with them crashing down on a remote planet. Now they have to work together to survive, evading soldiers with arrest warrants, fighting off alien beasts, and finding the parts they need to repair their spaceship.
But the people of the city closest to their crash site aren’t fairing any better. With the abandonment of the Anti-Crime and Piracy Regime, the local gangsters have made themselves the law of the land. Kylee seems to think Taren is the only person who can free this city from their corrupt form of government. Making more enemies doesn’t sound so appealing to Taren. The only problem is…she’s right.
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The Andromeda’s Captain (Book 2 in The Adventures of Taren Platinum Trilogy)
Chaos followed the untimely end of the marriage union between Princess Kylee and Prince Maju. Queen Miyako is too worried about her daughter’s safety to blame the princess, but she can certainly blame Taren Platinum. When a recording device full of diary logs is found in the princess’ room, however, the queen starts to wonder if perhaps she’s been wrong about the couple this whole time.
Jael wants nothing more than to return to her family, but Taren gave her an assignment before he was arrested: “Take care of the kids until I get back.” While babysitting and trying not to think about her feelings for The Andromeda‘s captain, Jael discovers that there might be more to family than blood.
Dr. Ezabrae Mortimer has lived peacefully among the Mirelings for years, despite the fact that she’s human and has glowing ocular implants. Then she’s given a new patient; the fugitive, Taren Platinum. The stories about him circulating the media never made sense to her, but she didn’t care enough to investigate until now. While discovering the truth about him, Ezabrae uncovers secrets from her own past. Can she ever go back to her quiet, ignorant existence on Palnach?
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The Andromeda’s Crew (Book 3 in The Adventures of Taren Platinum Trilogy)
Taren Platinum considers himself lucky when Dr. Ezabrae Mortimer fakes their deaths and smuggles them both off the planet of Palnach. Where Taren was supposed to be executed by dismemberment in front of a alive audience. Once he’s reunited with his adopted children, Jael is relieved of her babysitting duties. She returns home while Taren and his kids start a new life.
One year later, Taren comes home from his disastrous first date with the cyborg doctor who saved his life, and finds an urgent video message from Jael in his inbox. Answering her SOS draws the unwanted attention of Queen Miyako, who never truly believed he was dead. Taren flies to Jael’s home planet to help her take down the drug kingpin responsible for the death of her mother. All the while Queen Miyako and her soldiers draw nearer.
Taren finds himself, once again, fighting for his life and the lives of his loved ones, with the queen on one side and this kingpin’s thugs on the other. Will he be able to protect his family, his crew?
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After one screw up too many, Esmeralda Barnes is shipped off to Seattle to start her senior year of high school while living under the strict guardianship of her great aunt. She’s prepared to serve her time in simmering silence when she meets Charles Curnble, the only cool person in the private school she’s being forced to attend.
His efforts to scare her away don’t work, not even when he lets it slip that he has a psychic twin sister who helps their uncle solve murders. As a former member of a gang, Esmer’s confident she’s tough enough to take anything he throws at her in stride. Then she has a near death experience. And Charles is the first person on the scene. To prove he wasn’t stalking her, he tells her the truth: both he and his twin were cursed by Death at birth. He has visions of the deaths of strangers, while his poor sister gets to experience the deaths first hand.
But this isn’t the first time Death has meddled in the lives of mortals. Three dangerous couples known as “The Immortals” emerge, their centuries old feud threatening to expose Death’s handiwork to the world. It’ll take more than just guts to save everyone from her trickster-like magic. It’ll take sacrifice.
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