College and the years just afterwards are pivotal for many people, having adventures and establishing their lives. It was especially true for Randy Clark and his three girl friends. They are very different people facing very different futures. Can their special friendship survive the problems and distances of the real world? . . .
The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .
Queen of Seven is a novel about the past, the present, and the future. A story about family. A story about growing up, and growing old. A story of how you can never escape your ghosts or hide your secrets forever. It’s the story of Elly, a girl blessed –– and cursed –– with more power than anyone should ever . . .
The intense, complicated, intriguing, journal of a noble lady. . . .
To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .
My online fiction blog opens with an episode of my novel, novella, or short story in progress. The categories listed on the far right sidebar are completed works of fiction. Some I’ve rewritten and others are waiting to be rewritten. Also listed on the sidebar are links to my flash fiction—stories in fewer than 500 words. My . . .
Seventeen-year-old Sidonie Ardash is leaving her home in Uptown Rivalie, headed for the Bromian Ghetto, a forbidden place she has only read about in the pages of a book written by her mother. She finds a new home, a new family, and a new life in the haunted world of the Broms, a people displaced and cursed by unknowable . . .
The cautionary tale of Buddy Best, Hollywood hack. . . .
A frantic scramble to kill their mother drives four grownup siblings crazy. A dysfunctional family that puts yours to shame. Let your mom read it if she complains that you don’t treat her right. . . .
Of Vice and Virtue is soap opera in the form of a blog. It focuses on three main families, the Bains, the Falcones, and the Gardners. The Falcone family is the root of all the problems of the other two. The story shows the interpersonal relationships between the families, and includes several soap elements, such as love, betrayal, mystery, suspense, . . .
“Chuck” is a serial novel—a psych-thriller—about a famous artist—a troubled man—who manages to get by . . . until his mother passes. Interestingly enough, his reaction is not what he would have expected. He’s actually not dealing with it so well . . . and neither are the people around him. Sanity versus truth—which is which? . . .
Romantic family saga set in Rural Wales, in the slate mining industry. . . .
Ride with Madness is set in the long hot summer of 1995. It opens with Helen Byrne, who yearns for personal freedom in her stifling marriage to the upwardly mobile Malcolm. Her compulsive involvement with ex-prostitute Carla and the flamboyant cult leader Addison threatens to tip all of them into the kind of madness where no one seems to have . . .
Sep 5, 2008: Shimmer rocks my socks. It has an action-packed plot, interesting characters, and a wealth of superhero lore to support its storylines. Reading through, it’s almost as though I’m viewing one of my favorite comic books—it reads beautifully.
Shimmer also handles some difficult issues, including identity, secrets, family, and gender construction. They’re not just thrown around for the shock factor, but are actually examined in a well-integrated fashion.
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Nov 28, 2009: This novel is filled with foolish choices, betrayed trust, selfishness, and failed confidences; all set in a well-written historical epoch.
The pivotal episode (warning spoiler) is a case of old-fashioned serial date rape. Not old fashioned in the sense of ‘used a lot’ but old-fashioned in the sense of ‘how they used to do it’. The obvious results follow, and the book proceeds from there.
Except for the details, this book could [more . . .]