Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a biomedical engineer, but experimenting on lab rats doesn't always lead to happy endings. Now I blend my nerdy infatuation of science with character-driven stories. When I'm not writing, I'll be in the garden or the kitchen, exploring Alaska with my husband, or preparing for the zombie apocalypse. I also love wine and hard apple cider, am mediocre at crochet, and have the cutest 12-pound bunny named Abigail.
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Would you become a cyborg just to survive? I did, and it ended the world.
In 2040, three factions went to war over the creation of artilects—sentient androids indistinguishable from human beings.
Five years later, Ailith wakes to find the Artilect War over and the modern world destroyed. Her only connection to the life she once knew is Tor, a stranger who protected her as she slept.
A cyborg. Like her.
They believed they were the only ones; they were wrong. Others of their kind are alive—and facing execution. Their deaths must be prevented at all costs, for if they die, humankind will become extinct.
But as Ailith and Tor face off against old enemies and a self-proclaimed god, they begin to doubt the true nature of their design. They can trust no one—not even each other, despite the passion that binds them together.
Humanity fought a war to annihilate us. Now their future depends on our survival.
We are the seed.
The Seeds of Winter is the first book in the Artilect War saga. If you like dystopian science fiction with cyborgs, heroines, and a dash of meta, you'll love this series!
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Few survived the Artilect War. Those that did, are coming for us.
The Program Omega cyborgs left the Mainland to build a future. But now their enemies have joined forces—and taken one of their own.
Their only chance to fight back is to find allies, but when their hunt ends in a deadly confrontation, Ailith and the others must decide how far they’re willing to go to end this battle and who might be sacrificed along the way.
Because if humankind is to survive, they need to finish what the Artilect War started—even if it means destroying everything they’ve tried to protect.
The time has come to reap what we’ve sowed.
The Harvest of Souls is the explosive final book of the Artilect War, a series for those who love fast-paced, post-apocalyptic science fiction about cyborgs, artilects, and the future of the human race!
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We thought we knew the truth of our creation. We didn’t.
After a showdown with their enemies, the Program Omega cyborgs followed the signal calling them home. They wanted answers, but the truth wasn't what they expected.
And neither are they.
As ghosts of the past rise from the dead, a devastating attack threatens both the cyborg’s lives and their fragile new partnerships. Everyone has secrets—the cyborgs, their creators, their rivals...even their new ally, Fane, whose secret is the most dangerous of all. Yet, he might just be their key to victory.
And to Ailith, something more.
But the truth is darker than they ever imagined and once it’s exposed, they again find themselves fighting for survival and the future of the human race.
Much of humankind believed we were the enemy. I’m starting to think they were right.
The Gardener of Man is the second book in the Artilect War series—fast-paced, dystopian science fiction for those who love artilects, cyborgs, and heroines!
Rosalind’s neocarbon broadsword and chemo gun are all that stand between her defenseless sheep and roaming packs of snarling wolves. Together with her border collie, Sox, she guards the flocks in the ashen pastures of the valley, the only home she’s ever known.
But the valley has changed over the past year. Her fellow pastoralists—once numbering in the hundreds of thousands—have disappeared. She’s changed, too: becoming self-aware; becoming larger than herself; becoming ravenous. She’s started slaughtering sheep to fuel her insatiable appetite—and the Makers aren’t happy.
When a stranger arrives on her doorstep, Rosalind discovers how far the Makers will go to end the slaughter . . . and her life. But she has a surprise in store for them—one that will change the valley forever.
Lightburst: The Pastoralist is tailor-made for on-the-go readers who need a quick sci-fi fix! The short story also includes bonus chapters from Survival Aptitude Test: Sound and Survival Aptitude Test: Hope’s Graveyard, two books in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series, The Extinction Odyssey.
Michael is the smartest of the Fosselite children, trusted to help in his father’s lab. The unconscious green people in there are not human; they are cannibals and must never be allowed to wake up. Although Michael doesn't like clearing the bodies when Father is done, he's determined to be a good boy.
Then Tula arrives.
She has green skin like the other cannibals, but she doesn't try to bite Michael. In fact, she's the kindest person Michael's ever met. Even Father seems to like her and doesn't strap her down with the others. Michael is delighted to make a new friend.
But when Father changes his mind, Michael realizes his obedience has been based on lies.
With Tula about to be reaped, Michael is forced to choose between a lifetime of obedience to family and his own new moral compass. The end result will impact a lot more than just his life inside the Fosselite mountain.
It will change the future of humanity.
This novella is part of the Botanicaust series--tales of humanity grappling for survival in a world decimated by genetic manipulation and coming to terms with what it really means to be human. Although it can stand alone, this novella is best read after reading book one in the series BOTANICAUST.