When the Deep Purple Falls is a story about a hit man who has lost his girlfriend, his job and soon, maybe, his life. It’s a comedy! Not really, but it has some funny moments. This book is a prequel to my novel being published later this year. . . .
Magestic is the story of a time traveller, sent back from the future to 1985 to try and fix the world. A calamity awaits in 2025, the world needing to take a different course. Wars need to be avoided, certain politicians disgraced before taking office. But the traveller spends most of his time and energy building up a medical rescue . . .
Dividing Canaan: The Journals of Canaan Quintanilla is the story of a boy caught on the edge of manhood; eager to leave a childhood of abuse, yet longing to stay in the safety of childhood dreams. A teenager caught between being an outcast and an insider with friends and family. A child, who wants to be loved, yet caught between . . .
Jason Blue has been ten years old for just a few days when a dragon hungry for his flesh abducts him from American suburbia. Then things only get weirder. Permanently estranged from Earth, Jason travels through the slightly futuristic free city of Gyeeds, the supernaturally calm waters of the Starving Sea, and the ambiguously prosperous dictatorship of Droydania. He faces . . .
Enter an epic landscape and enjoy a character-rich adventure that follows Dreibrand Veta, an ambitious warrior striving to rebuild his noble family’s fortune. He joins the powerful rys spellcaster Shan, whose race possesses magical powers and whose Queen Onja rules many human kingdoms as their Goddess. The wicked tyranny of Onja disgusts Shan and he desires to seize the rys . . .
Limp is the story of a neglected boy who grows up thinking his life is restricted by social and physical limitations, but upon landing a job at a local college, everything changes. To the boy’s surprise, he is not who he thinks he is, and unimagined opportunities unfold. Unfortunately, not everyone admires his good fortune, and jealousy leads to shocking . . .
Fate’s Janitors is a serialized web novel that takes the reader inside the mental health and addiction industry, the people who clean up after fate. A perennial student must complete a counseling internship at an outpatient mental health clinic. His supervisor, a recovering addict, and former outlaw biker, is less than thrilled about having an intern tagging along. The . . .
Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who’s curiosity gets the better of them. The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. . . .
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. . . .
SIMON COLTRAINE is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother GILES, trader, rogue and amiable bully, is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. . . .
Akačehennyi on a Diet of Dreams is an epistolary science fiction novel that follows Salus, an ambitious woman who dreams of political achievement. She has moved to the capital to work for one of the founders of the Progressive Movement, a party known for its controversial attitudes about technology and interstellar travel. Her chance for recognition comes one evening . . .
Divination from the spirit world. Con artistry. Cats and mirrors. The implications of Freudian psychology. Death. Life. Birth. Murder. And ice cream. . . . Charlotte Rowe has been cast in the role of medium from childhood, and studied under a clever fraud. But does Charlotte have a real vision into the spirit world? . . .
A novella about Ty, Furball, Bourbon, and their friends in Java, Missouri, and their very busy week before Thanksgiving. Bourbon risks losing his boyfriend over a bad choice at a party, Ty struggles against the tide of rumors at school, and Furball’s friends try to pull him out of his own potentially destructive slump. . . .
Jul 21, 2013: Oathbreaker’s Price is a fantasy story centering on a Rimland healer, Lili, whose life has been turned upside down by the abduction of her sister, and Zev, a mysterious member of the Tisreen nation, the same nationality as the people who took Lili’s sister. The author does a good job of developing both of these characters and introducing their different cultures and the world that shaped them. You get a sense of the world of the healers, people who can help the sick by touching them, sensing what’s wrong, and [more . . .]
Feb 19, 2016: Heretical Edge is an engaging, enjoyable read set in a well thought out and developed world populated largely by excellent characters.
Note: This review was written when the story was up to Chapter 6-03.
Characterization in this story is (largely) one of its strong points. All the main players (and most of the side players) have consistent, clear cut, and realistically flawed personalities that are interesting and play off each other well. [more . . .]