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.

 

 

Summer (complete)

When depressingly single computer programmer Hammond Rivers meets June July August, he realizes that Summer is the place where magic still lingers. But falling head over heels comes with unintended consequences when 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 is to be 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.

 

 

Blue Skies Over Beatniks (novella, complete)

Mikkel Chambers hasn’t gotten over the woman who walked out on him for another man. Now Evangeline has walked into his life and complicated it by revealing to him the hidden jazz clubs and beatnik poetry slams where magic is freely practiced.

But Mikkel works for the government, editing the decrees and rulings that put restrictions around that very same magic. He can’t deny, however, the attraction of the woman he’s met and the enchantment of the magical experiences they share. The more he learns, the more he realizes how much the government has lied to the people and kept from them a resource that could make their lives so much easier.

Evangeline, too, has secrets it turns out. Secrets which will force him to make a difficult choice between love and freedom.

BLUE SKIES OVER BEATNIKS is an adult romantic fantasy novella at 40,000 words. The novella is a stand alone set in an alternative 1950’s world of jazz clubs, beatnik poetry, and the power of magic.

 

World War I: The Green and the Steel (WIP)

For a thousand years, the Veil separated them.

For a thousand years, the lands of myth were ruled by magic, the rest of the world by technology.

Now the Veil has fallen. Two realities separated by magic, technology, and faith, will see each other for the first time. Two armies will face off to determine the future of civilization. Two lives will be thrown into the cauldron of war.

But the destruction of the Veil has deeper ramifications, ones that will affect the outcome for both sides . . . ones that 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.