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November 07, 2018

There was a time when I was confident I would be a bestselling novelist by the time I turned 40. That number came and went, making it clear those early dreams were either unrealistic or too easily sidetracked by real life. But I have written fiction over the years, and this is a list of what you can buy today. I hope the list will grow considerably in the near future.




Death and the Faerie (Chronicles of an Amateur Reaper #3)

Grappling with sudden loss, can an amateur reaper and her new allies survive a mission of revenge in a hostile and unfamiliar world?

Amateur reaper Molly Coyle has always had trouble balancing her personal and professional roles, but when her mother invites her to an exclusive resort community for a weekend of relaxation, it sounds like a no-brainer. With her spectral familiar off to complete a trial in the Realm, the independent young woman looks forward to some much-needed renewal.

Unfortunately, a faerie-born adversary has other plans. Now coping with unexpected loss and out for revenge, Molly launches an investigation to hunt down the one who left her personal life in tatters.

Her most ambitious investigation to date introduces Molly to intriguing new characters, friendly and otherwise, as she pieces together clues that expand her world. As she closes in on her target, can she find the strength to bring a vicious killer to justice?

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Death and the Vampire (Chronicles of an Amateur Reaper #2)

Will courage and determination allow Salem's newest reaper to vanquish a devious vampire before he kills again?

Fresh after her first successful assignment, amateur reaper Molly Coyle figures she's just about due for a break. Her eternal employer, the Angel of Death who gave her a new lease on life, sees matters differently. He has instructed her to find and kill a vampire that already is responsible for at least one gruesome killing.

Molly begins her investigation, aided once more by a spectral feline named Fuzzy, and also accepts an assignment from her old mentor. He's worried his former daughter-in-law may be about to fall victim to a scam, and he needs someone to find the truth.

Before she knows it, Molly finds herself neck deep in the most dangerous assignments of her young career, matching wits with a powerful nemesis determined to get everything he wants no matter what the cost. After all, what are a few dead bodies between enemies?

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Death and the Shifter (Chronicles of an Amateur Reaper #1)

Can a reaper in training find the answers she requires to avoid becoming a corpse for good this time?

Molly Coyle worked hard to secure an independent existence as a private investigator in Salem, Oregon. She never imagined she'd find herself pursuing a dangerous shifter, much less planning his execution. And she certainly didn't dream she'd lose her life, only to rise from the dead and accept a job as lackey for a powerful Angel of Death.

Now accompanied by a spectral talking cat named Fuzzy who just won't leave her alone, the youthful reaper clings to the fading remnants of her once normal life, even as she reluctantly begins to embrace her magic birthright.

The more Molly learns about the worlds around her, the more she begins to suspect she doesn't know nearly enough to pass final judgment and the closer her once orderly life veers to pure peril...

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Seaside Lessons (The Paladin's Assistant: Book Three)

People are dying and disappearing in a seaside town. Will a paladin and his assistant unravel the secret before they wind up dead?

Edmund is about to marry his betrothed. John, the paladin he assists, is finally moving on from his wife's death after several years of anguish.

As spring begins, the pair arrive in the seaside town of Levale to investigate the disappearance of a number of church and military officials. Locals don't trust outsiders, so the two men will have to become members of the community in order to uncover its dark secrets.

The nearer they come to finding out what has prompted the violence and who might be guilty, the clearer it becomes that there may be no one they can trust. Will the paladin and his assistant find the truth in time to avoid being abducted or killed?

Welcome to the standalone third entry in The Paladin's Assistant series. If you're ready to dive into a fantasy world offering a unique blend of mystery and magic, buy Seaside Lessons and embark on a thrilling new journey today!

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Buried Lessons (The Paladin's Assistant: Book Two)

In a ruined underground city, evil lurks. Will an investigation of the facility's dark secrets lead a paladin and his assistant to their deaths?

Edmund is finally returning to the secure life he almost lost. John has found new meaning in his service as a paladin. The two men worked together, months prior, and now they're about to team up again for an an assignment that's even more dangerous.

A church official has returned to the capital with a bizarre story that warrants investigation, but he doesn't have the chance to fill in the important details before they find him dead in his home. What forbidden knowledge will he take to the grave?

The paladin and his assistant travel east to ancient ruins. The underground city holds lethal secrets. The deeper their investigation takes them, the greater their understanding grows and the more obvious it becomes they may be lost forever to the darkness...

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Forest Lessons (The Paladin's Assistant: Book One)

A ruthless killer. A logging crew in danger. Can a brash young man help end the reign of terror?

Edmund is determined to achieve great things. Son of a war hero, the focused youth is devastated when a drunken brawl puts his future in jeopardy. But when he joins up with a decorated paladin whose own life is in turmoil, he seizes the chance to rise from the ashes.

Traveling to a remote encampment with his new mentor, Edmund's search for redemption is blown to pieces by a deadly assassin. And if he can't find a way to make his unlikely team-up successful, he can kiss his dreams goodbye.

Will their wilderness investigation end in fameā€¦ or their deaths?

Welcome to the first entry in The Paladin's Assistant series. If you're ready to dive into a new fantasy world offering a unique blend of mystery and magic, buy Forest Lessons and begin your journey today!

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Defiant Light (Novel)

The world of Karemia has been shrouded in darkness for more than a hundred years, the victim of a spell cast by a desperate wizard. In the years that followed, the monarchy granted new social status to wizards, and gave them vital roles in society.

Now, however, wizards in general are viewed as dangerous members of society, and are kept in sheltered portions of the city, used for the very magical ability many city residents fear. Light wizards are the most commonly exploited group of wizards. The light they possess is sucked from their bodies and turned into decorative lamps.

Soon, no light wizards will remain. The cities will have nothing with which to combat the night stalkers, horrible creatures lurking just beyond the safety and light of city walls.

Enter Nigel. He's a young light wizard, nearing the age when he will lose his magic forever. Except this is one light wizard that intends to defy the odds. Spurred on by the words of his grandfather, he sets out on a quest to change the world in which he lives.

Nigel won't be alone. Along the way he meets with a daring princess and a street child with a heart the size of a city. Together, they venture out into the darkness beyond city walls. There, they find new adventures that challenge the way they view the world. And, as they soon discover, the truest light comes from the inside.

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I'm always thinking about new stories to tell, and I'll be sure to blog about them here on this site as thoughts turn into action.

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