When Gabriella falls from the villainous Dream Master’s bag, Lore Valley will be forever changed.
Gabriella is no ordinary fairy. With iridescent wings, bells at the tips of her toes, and an impression of a wand coloring her forehead, her appearance alone sets her apart. Intrigued, the fairies welcome her with open arms, but as she grows up, some of her behavior disturbs the residents of the Lore Valley. Queen Pasha, in particular, worries that Gabriella may not have arrived in the valley accidentally. Could she be part of the Dream Master’s plan to destroy the fairies?
Full of quirky characters living in a whimsical world that the maniacal Dream Master seeks to destroy, this novel takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Gabriella explores the Lore Valley and then the greater world beyond it when she takes it upon herself to confront the world’s most formidable creature.
From oddball bats to ghost cats, trolls to polka-dotted hens, Sirens to rouge eagles, you will find characters both lovable and treacherous within the pages of this book. Many of the characters have tidbits of wisdom to impart while others will amuse you with unique approach to the world.
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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.
“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!”
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.
It’s the summer of 1991, and the whole world is falling apart. In the forest behind Tuxedo Trailer Park, young Navin Noe finds a mysterious object hidden inside a hollow tree. At the urging of his new friend, Jane, he brings it home, but it soon begins to affect everyone it comes into contact with. As the object unravels, it dredges up old tragedies and dark memories, transforming some of the residents of the trailer park and threatening the whole town. Navin and his friends find themselves confronting their darkest secrets as they struggle to stop the end of everything.