Book One: Anthem's Fall
RELEASED JULY 31, 2014!
Above a horrified New York City, genetics and ethics collide as the fallen emperor and a banished exile of the same herculean race ignite into battle over the city’s rooftops. In the streets below, a brilliant young scientist has discovered a technology that can defeat them both, yet might be more terrible than either.
The young emperor Vengelis Epsilon narrowly escapes the reckoning of his empire at the hands of strange machines known as Felixes. The Felixes are identical in every respect to the godlike men of Vengelis’s world save for their mechanical blue eyes. Feared to be indestructible, the wanton holocaust of the Felix appears inescapable. His family murdered and his empire maimed under a shadow of destruction, Vengelis pursues the pained final words of his dying mentor, and sets course for a remote and unchartered world—our world.
The son of the man who created the Felixes, Gravitas Nerol has spent four years in lonely exile. His crime? When the Lord General of the Epsilon Army ordered the genocide of a vastly inferior race, Gravitas refused him. A warrior to his marrow, Gravitas has cast aside his former life and committed himself to the pursuit of knowledge.
Kristen Jordan is a young and talented graduate student working on a cutting edge research team. Their wildly inventive new biotechnology, the Vatruvian cell, is the celebrated milestone of modern science. Yet Kristen remains uneasy about the capabilities of the inexplicable Vatruvian cell, and as their project develops, it begins to ring oddly familiar to the perilous technology of Vengelis’s home.
Set both in modern New York City and in the technologically sophisticated yet politically savage world of Anthem, Anthem’s Fall unfurls into a plot where larger than life characters born with the prowess of gods are pitted against the shrewd brilliance of a familiar and unlikely heroine.
Book Two: Eve of the Gods
Two worlds are left broken in the aftermath of Anthem's Fall. For the characters left standing, hope is a difficult thing to define. In the glowing blue eyes, there is both salvation and ruin.
The Destructor. The Savior. The Emperor. The Exile. Our world quakes in the wake of their struggle.
Stripped of any influence, Kristen Jordan races across a nation of martial law to prevent a research operation that aims to fuse her new technology with the power of gods.
But Eve Epsilon, one of the few survivors of Sejeroreich's ruin, will uncover the events of the very beginning. She will learn that the rise of the Felix was no accident, and that the true enemy has yet to step from the shadows.
I am currently hard at work writing eve of the gods. If you sign up for my newsletter, I'll send you the first chapter and keep you updated as the release date nears (fingers crossed for a Winter '14/'15 release). Also if you are interested in becoming a beta reader, send me an email and we can discuss it!
What starts as a lighthearted vacation takes a strange turn when Steve Lowell discovers there might be a reason no one has visited the Ashford guesthouse on the east end of Oldharbor in decades. He ventures north to escape the stresses of his life, but soon finds that his life might be something he will have to fight for amid a shop of horrors.
A modern take on the classic ghost story, Cinder House tells the tale of a wealthy family with a dark history and the guileless young man who uncovers something that has remained hidden for a long time.
An Incident on orion *Prequel to Anthem's Fall*
From Curiosity Quills Press comes The Indomitable Ten, an anthology of novellas including An Incident On Orion, a short story set in the Anthem universe. This novella tells the origin story of Gravitas Nerol during his brief time spent as a member of the Imperial First Class. The story chronicles the actions a young Nerol took on a distant world--actions that would lead to his fated exile.
An Incident On Orion, is available for purchase as one part of The Indomitable Ten
Current In-Progress Works:
Eve of the Gods