Welcome to Halcyon: Dead Mawl #1

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Dead Mall (n.): A shopping center with a high vacancy rate and low consumer traffic that is dated or deteriorating in some manner.

Dead Mawl (n.): A hell-mouth with a food court.

Reader Reviews:

“A fantastic yarn that had me interested from the first word.”

“This page-turner is a great introduction to a world in which I want to spend more time!”

“Beyond impressive for a debut!”

Book Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Cari Hembert had the unfortunate luck of being born in Halcyon, Nevada, a once-prosperous mining town that lost everything eight years ago when the silver ran out. Now the only place that doesn’t totally suck is the Edensgate Shopping Center, a monstrous half-abandoned mall on the edge of the city. And after today, when the Suttermill Department Store closes, it will be even emptier.

As Suttermill’s most loyal (ie last) cashier, Cari expects a routine and uneventful day behind the register. But when she and movie theater employee/wannabe-anarchist Drexel “Rex” Ranganathan are accidentally locked in Edensgate overnight, they discover something far more horrifying than the decline of brick-and mortar-retail.

They’ve survived bad bosses, cranky customers and crap salaries. But will they survive the night shift?

Welcome to Halcyon is the first book in the Dead Mawl novella series. Books 2 and 3 are also available on Amazon (ebook only, paperback coming soon).

Cover art by Joseph Reedy.

Veiled Threats: Dead Mawl #2

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Cashier-turned-monster-masher Cari Hembert has a lot to learn about the evil entities that reside in the Edensgate Shopping Center. While some of them are stupid lumps of flesh that can be taken down by brute force, there are others that are not so easy—a fact Cari learns when she and a coworker are sucked into a waking nightmare by a devilishly charming host who’s eager to make a deal. Trapped and weaponless, Cari must find another way to escape his enticements—or lose herself forever.

Veiled Threats is the second book in the Dead Mawl novella series, where saving the world from the forces of evil is all in a night’s work. For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and Ash vs Evil Dead.

Cover design by Joseph Reedy.

The Long Moon: Dead Mawl #3

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Cari Hembert is on top of the world. Thanks to her new job as a junior custodian, she has earned her mother’s grudging respect for the first time in her life—even if it is if only because of the hefty pay increase. All of that gets thrown into jeopardy, however, when her boss informs her that merely assisting her best friend Rex with his homemade munitions isn’t going to cut it in the long term. But when a vengeful witch seizes control of Edensgate, it seems that Cari isn’t the only one facing termination. With the fate of the mall hanging in the balance, Cari must face their most powerful enemy yet—and this time, she will have to do it alone.
The Long Moon is the third book in the Dead Mawl novella series, where saving the world from the forces of evil is all in a night’s work. For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and Ash vs Evil Dead.

Cover design by Joseph Reedy.