A brutal struggle of wills escalates into a mystical war of souls.
Seventeen-year-old Marian Hawthorn knows more about Asperger's than she ever wanted to. But she loves her brother Henry, and wants to keep him safe. However, her parents obsess about finding a cure for him—no matter the cost in money or convictions—and that obsession draws them all under the control of Pastor Andervender and his fringe church in Albuquerque. There she finds an unexpected friend and ally in her struggle to protect her brother: John, the pastor's most beloved son, over whom a dangerous shadow looms that draws ever closer.
Keywords: young adult horror, gothic fiction, young adult paranormal
Magical poisons. Magical spies. A tower of magic that hides in plain sight. All part of a brutal underworld that programmer Dorelai Trelton stumbles onto, and if she fails to quickly figure out how to escape the danger she's in, she'll soon be dead.
Dorelai Trelton desperately wants to escape the relentless bad luck that hounds her. The software company she works for is on a death spiral to layoffs, her boyfriend stalks her, and now someone has secretly dosed her with a magical poison called "nightmare dust." Unfortunately, her poisoning makes it possible for her to see every hidden magical secret within her city. Secrets that others will hurt her for ... even kill her for ... if the nightmare dust fails to kill her first.
Keywords: contemporary fantasy novel, urban fantasy, wizards, demons, magic, horror
"… this is a voice that is unfortunately not often heard from."—Albuquerque The Magazine on Parallels.
The tales in this collection include: A Maze of Cubicles; Green Grow the Rushes; Just One Date; King of All He Surveyed; Parallels; Shade Town; The Enchantment of Coyotes; and Writer's Flight.
Keywords: Fantasy short story collection, contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, weird wild west