PETER ROMAN is the alter ego of Peter Darbyshire, a well known Canadian writer. He is the author of the novels The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada’s ReLit Award for best alternative novel. He’s also published stories in numerous journals and anthologies, including Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tesseracts, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Abyss & Apex and On Spec. He currently lives in Vancouver, where there are no angels.
Screenwriter and author Candie Langdale
On the morning of her 50th birthday, Ella Malone is shocked to receive one of several supernatural "Gifts" brought on by "The Change." This isn't your typical "change." This is Mega Menopause, and Ella's symptoms, or "Gifts", become her superpowers! Suddenly, Ella is thrust into an amazing adventure full of discovery, danger, and a whole lotta humor!
What would you do if the horrible side effects of the hormones bouncing around in your body suddenly turned into superpowers? Would you be happy, or would you run screaming into the night?
Read Hott Flash: The Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Superhero, and find out how Ella gracefully handles having her life turned upside-down. (Okay, to be truthful, she doesnt handle it gracefully!She's a divorced woman turning fifty, who gets hit by a Mack Truck named Menopause! She laughs, she cries, and she makes mistakes, but she does the best that she can.)
The Apocalypse Ark is an epic chase around the world and through history and myth as Cross races to stop Noah from finding the Sunken City. He's joined by a few old friends, such as Alice from the Alice in Wonderland tales, and several new characters make memorable appearances as well: Captain Nemo and his crew of Atlanteans aboard the submarine the Nautilus; the sorcerous pirate Blackbeard, who has sworn revenge upon Cross; the devilish angel Sariel, whose sacred duty is to protect God's Bible; and the eerie and mysterious Ishmael, who may be the key to the world's salvation—or its damnation. Cross must find a way to bring them all together to stop Noah or the world will drown in madness.
Peter Roman is the pseudonym of Peter Darbyshire, who is known for Please, The Warhol Gang, and the Book of Cross series with The Mona Lisa Sacrifice and The Dead Hamlets.
For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.
He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn’t expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There’s no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there’s another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…
And he may be the only one who can save the world.
This collection brings together the first three books of the Cross series. In The Mona Lisa Sacrifice, Cross has wandered the world for centuries, until he is drawn into a modern-day war between the angels over the fate of humanity. The Dead Hamlets finds Cross in a race against time to solve the mystery of why a strange and deadly ghost is haunting plays put on by the faerie court, before his eerie, undead daughter becomes the next victim. And The Apocalypse Ark sees Cross trying to make up for past sins by chasing down Noah, who has gone mad and sails the seas in search of the Sunken City, which he plans to raise in order to unleash the end of the world.
Cross is accompanied by a cast of characters as strange and fantastic as he is: the faerie queen Morgana; the quirky and unpredictable Alice, escapee of Wonderland; Captain Nemo and his crew of Atlanteans; a legion of angels who all have their own reasons to want Cross dead; and the ancient trickster god Judas, who is waging his own secret wars through the ages.
This collection includes two new stories never before published: “A Different Kind of Wolf,” and “The World Will Drown in Tears,” finding Cross caught up again in ancient struggles that only he seems destined to mitigate.
Read the Cross series today and find out why people are calling it “one of the strongest, and strangest, literary creations,” “deliriously unhinged” and “two-fisted, angel-punching action.”