Shadow of a Doubt (complete)
In Depression-Era Baltimore, Mirabel Sinclair is learning the trade at the Templeton Agency when a troll with mob connections offers them a new case: find a magical goose that lays golden eggs. But a simple treasure hunt soon turns deadly when Mr. Templeton is murdered and she is powerless to stop it.
Now Mirabel is on her own, dealing with her mentor’s death and trying not to botch his last case the way she failed him in the final moments of his life. The hunt for the goose becomes a hunt for his murderer, and everything is connected to a rise in racial tensions that could plunge Baltimore into open war. The search for Ben Templeton’s killer threatens everything and everyone Mira loves; from the city she calls her home to the witch who holds her heart.
For them, she’ll do it for the truth.
For Ben, she’ll do it for revenge.
SHADOW OF A DOUBT is an Adult Historical Fantasy novel at 103,000 words. This standalone novel is The Maltese Falcon meets Karen Memory, a noir murder mystery set in an historical 1930’s Baltimore.
When committedly single computer programmer Hammond Rivers meets a woman named June July August, he realizes that Summer is the place where magic still lingers. But falling head over heels for the first time comes with consequences, and the magic June unleashes in Hammond’s writing opens a portal to another world that she disappears into.
Code-warrior Hammond follows his heart into the world of Summer, where magic is real, technology limited, and fortune tellers run the local newspaper. June’s destiny may be that of the Dawn Queen, forced to marry Lord Winter to renew the magic of the land. But the Queen of the Fay believes the magic belongs to her and will do anything to prevent the ceremony and steal the magic back to her hidden realm. If Hammond and June fail to stop her, the power of the land will be Siobhan’s to take back to Fay. And if the magic is not restored, Summer—the place, the season, and the woman—will die.
SUMMER is an Adult Fantasy novel at 108,000 words.
World War I: The Green and the Steel (WIP)
For two centuries the world has been divided by the Veil, a magical barrier of mists protecting countries who have accepted the gifts of magic from those who would see it destroyed as the work of the devil. Now the Veil has fallen, and the lands it once hid are in danger of invasion from the Holy German Empire.
Colin is an Oxford trained mage swept up in the British response, assigned to a brigade that will land in Normandy to help the French fight off the Germans. Max is a German stevedore, newly married, who is called up to serve when the Holy German Empire decides to invade. Both men will face war from their own side, and watch the clash of technological might against the potency of the mystical sciences, as well as horrors on a massive scale.
But the falling of the Veil has deeper ramifications, ones that both sides will soon have to contend with, and will change the world forever. . .
Breaking the Immutable Law (first draft complete)
Even Bishop has pulled together an extraordinary crew of thieves and made them legitimate, breaking into wealthy merchant’s homes to test their security and getting paid for the privilege. But his secret past and former life as the wanted traitor, Ben Hovesip, comes calling when the government hires him to steal an item from a university researcher that breaks all the known laws of magic. It’s either steal the artifact or face the real possibility of being hung.
But even secrets have secrets. The conspiracy to steal the magical device goes far deeper than Even dreamed, and puts everyone on his team in danger. Now they need to steal the device back before it can be used and the entire world is plunged into chaos.