His story hit the local news, and he was thrown into a social system that only seemed to exist to make him feel like he was crazy. Ultimately he was placed with a wonderful set of foster parents, but school was a different matter entirely. He was treated like a freak, and turned into an outcast whose only comfort was a notebook, in which he obsessively drew page after page of what happened on that fateful night.
When he started his senior year of high school four years later, he expected it to just be more of the same. He never dreamed that he'd meet two amazing girls named Tina and Sarah who actually wanted to hear his story. Not only did they believe him, but they made it their mission to try to find him some answers.
Their search eventually leads them to a woman named Patricia Samuels, the caretaker and record keeper of a library full of lost information. Her books, some dating back centuries, contain some of the answers they're looking for. To get the rest of the story however, she'll have to fly out to Ohio to visit an old man who could hold the key to everything they've been looking for.
Origins is book 1 in the Unseen Things series. It's an introduction to the characters, as well as the overall theme of the series itself.
Tina and Sarah, made it their mission to find him some answers, and when they turned to a woman named Patricia for help, they got a lot more than they ever bargained for. Not only did she provide them with the answers they needed, but through her research she was able to locate the only person who'd ever come back after being abducted. That man provided her with notebooks full of information about his time as a slave in the Faranox dimension, and he also provided her with the means to travel back and forth between five different dimensions, including the one where Jarrod's family was being held.
Now that they've finally graduated from high school, Jarrod, Derek, Tina, and Sarah have all moved in with Patricia, and with her help and support, they make their first forays into the Faranox dimension. Mistakes are made and dangerous lessons are learned as they look for a way to bring Jarrod's family back home.
Suspicions and theories abound, but they'll never find the answers without investigating, and for that they'll require some new gear, including space suits, metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. If these dead worlds truly were inhabited by the race they called the creators, then they not only need to find that out for sure, but they also need to find out who destroyed them, and why.
Also, in an effort to repair a relationship that had grown distant, Jarrod, Derek, Tina and Sarah invite Patricia to come down to the cabin with them for a little vacation so they can reconnect and get things back to the way they were back in the early days. While they're there, they head out to explore an as of yet unexplored dimension and find a world that's beyond even their wildest imaginations, as well as a mineral that could either be the key to producing limitless energy, or the catalyst of their own destruction.
Ghost Worlds is book 8 of the Unseen things series.
As it turns out, being a private detective isn't as glamorous as they make it look on television. It comes with certain indignities and moral issues that she'd never really considered before. Not only that, but her new boss, Frank, seems to delight in going out of his way to piss her off. The only thing he seems to enjoy more than pissing her off, is complaining about how horrible her coffee is. Still, for some reason that she can't seem to figure out, he also goes out of his way to help her succeed in any way he possibly can.
Frank can be terribly passive aggressive, but he's nothing compared to his sister Kayla. She's like a nightmare on wheels, with no empathy, and no filter whatsoever. You never know what's going to come out of her mouth next, but it's a safe bet that it'll be something infuriating. When your temper is already the stuff of legends, having to deal with someone like her, without the encounter ending in a murder rap, requires a tremendous amount of willpower.
The one thing that Cindy has going for her is that she's got a super high aptitude for the job. All she needs to do in order to succeed is to learn how to control that legendary temper of hers, work hard, and most importantly, learn how to make a decent cup of coffee. The first two are relatively simple. The third...not so much.
Also, when Giles, Savaric, Billy and Sarah saved the inhabitants of dimension 3997C from an alien invasion, they had no idea of the repercussions they'd face in the aftermath. When a colonel that's had a past relationship with Charles and Richard suddenly shows up at the house, he informs them that the alien invaders known as species 2773 Delta want their heads, and they're not the type to take no for an answer.
With new characters, new loves and even more laughs as Patricia takes the others on yet another side job in which they revisit the infamous raccoon lady, Emissary is another fun and entertaining journey through the Unseen Things universe.
Emissary is book 12 of the Unseen Things series.
Resurgence is book 11 of the Unseen Things series.
Also, when Tina, Sarah and Jarrod kidnap Heather from the house in Scotland so they can take her out on a little adventure to a random dimension, they thought they were going to end up someplace exotic or run into yet another strange species that they'd get to document and study. Unfortunately, the random dimension they chose didn't provide them with any of that. Instead, they find themselves in some very familiar surroundings, and run into some people they're more than intimately acquainted with.
And finally, when Commander Arthwal's investigation into the mystery surrounding the deaths of Alarwyn's parents leads to a revelation that could rock the very foundations of the Nathalis political system, he has to choose between following the status quo and doing what's right in order to give Alarwyn the justice she deserves.
Conspiracy is book 14 of the Unseen Things series.
In the year 2112, the military is forced to remove the government from power due to its deep rooted corruption. Unfortunately, about half of the country supports those who were in power, which brings about riots, looting and martial law.
Feeling completely disconnected from humanity, they're left with two options. Wipe out most of the Earth's population so that the human race can start over and rebuild itself from the ashes, or leave. Left with no other choice, the group finally decides to make their long planned move to the Nathalis dimension.
Transition is book 16 of the Unseen Things series.
Jake and Lana managed to survive the initial assault and went out on the road together in a stolen (errr...salvaged) vehicle. After what became known as the Day of Death however, where all of the Echnids on the planet suddenly turned inside out, they looted whatever Echnid weapons they could find and then traveled from town to town, doing less than reputable jobs and stealing or salvaging whatever they could in order to survive.
When they happen upon a no name town in what used to be the state of Utah however, they finally find themselves in a place where they can lay down some roots. The question is, between the Echnid raiders, the roving gangs of humans known as Skinks, and one very angry pregnant girl from the next town over who's hell bent on making Jake her husband, how deep will their roots be allowed to grow?
Travelers is book 17 of the Unseen Things series.
Back in the human dimension, when Derek, Jarrod and Logan pry Charles and Richard out of the lab to go on a little trip to the planet Gilese 667C c, they end up finding a crashed ship and a dead bridge crew from a parallel dimension that leads them to uncover a tale of revenge against a massive and corrupt corporation.
And finally, now that Logan and Darla's relationship has gotten serious, he makes the decision to bring her in on everything. However, Tina, Sarah, Stephanie and Alarwyn have a little test for her before he does so, just to make sure she's suitable to join the team. Also, when Logan asks Derek to see if he can find her father that had disappeared years earlier and was presumed to be dead, what he finds in his search leads to yet another mystery that begs to be solved.
Infestation is book 15 of the Unseen Things series.