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.

Teaching Frankenstein: A Cautionary Tale

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Every student has a story…

But you won’t find it here.

Dark, profane, and absurd, this comedy follows the journey of a young teacher on a misguided adventure to resurrect dead dreams. After being let go from his first school, the nameless narrator finds himself at a tough urban high school ready to quit. He decides that the only way to rekindle his passion for teaching is through his favorite novel. It’s a decision that leads him on an unsuspecting journey where he discovers that teaching a book about monsters means dealing with his own first.

The story exposes the importance of friendship and the truth behind what it means to be a teacher. Based on real events, the novel parallels Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic, Frankenstein, and shows that 200 years later, humanity still struggles to identify the real monsters.

It’s a must-read for aspiring educators, teachers, and those struggling with what it means to be a modern-day professional. (Newly Edited. 2nd Edition)

Cedric the Demonic Knight: Adult Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance Series

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A Fantasy Romance Series for Adults that is Percy Jackson all grown-up and a mixture of Vikings meets Trueblood!

“Dramatic, Lustful, and fantasy fulfilling.” Tiffany, TiDa Publishing

Known for hunting the supernatural, no mortal man realizes Lord Cedric is one of Sorceress Morrighan’s abominations. After competing in a tournament, he is wed to a Lady of the Court, Angeline. Cedric’s senses begin to overwhelm him and he struggles to decipher his feelings; Are they a creation of his incubine bloodline or truly heartfelt emotions for the girl who has lost it all to him? He finds himself forced to choose between falling in love or continuing his suicidal quest to kill his creator. Epic battles against all manners of beasts and demons fill this story with memorable antagonists such as Morrighan and her two sisters; Romasanta the Father of Werewolves; Succubus Queen Lillith and many more. Find yourself engulfed in lores and history long forgotten from the 12th Century and beyond.

“Intricate, engaging, & well written.” Jen, Behind Closed Doors Book Reviews

“It kidnaps you in a world full of darkness, blood and war and yet you don’t want to leave.” Gluckskind, 3 Degrees of Fiction

“A mix of Arthurian fantasy mixed with demons and witchcraft with a sprinkle of sex and romance.” Lulu, RoadsideReader

“The author weaves a deliciously complex and riveting tale.” Tera S., SuccuWiki

“A healthy dose of romance, battle, a mystery to solve and best of all it was very different from your usual paranormal book.” Ramona Plant, Book Reviewer

“Equal parts character building and action scenes, the intensity does not waver, nor do the love elements distract from the narrative.” Ross Ellison, Book Review & Blogger