Oct 052016
 
 Dead to Rites cover Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Julia Lloyd.

Notes: Book three in the Mick Oberon series! Uncover the occult mysteries and deepest secrets of gangland Chicago, from the underworld to the Otherworld.

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Jun 222015
 
 HallowPoint Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Julia Lloyd.

Notes: Book two in the Mick Oberon series! Uncover the occult mysteries and deepest secrets of gangland Chicago, from the underworld to the Otherworld.

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The Spear of Lugh, one of the great and terrible Four Hallows of the Tuatha Dé Danann, is in Chicago. And everyone, everyone wants it, for it is said that he who carries the spear into battle cannot be defeated. Those chasing it include an agent of the infamous Wild Hunt; a mobster who knows far more about these things than he should; and of course both the Seelie and Unseelie Courts—the very last people PI Mick Oberon, exile from the Otherworld courts of the fae, would want getting hold of the spear…

 

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Nov 172014
 
Covenants End Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Jason Chan.

Notes: The fourth book in the Widdershins Adventure series of YA (but dark YA) fantasy. As with prior books in the series, though, I anticipate this will appeal to my adult fans just as much.

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Dec 122013
 
Strange New Words_sm Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Galen Dara.

Strange New Words is a novel-length collection of my short fiction, including some reprints and some brand stories that have never before seen print! These include:

“The Cemetery Wyrm”: A childish fascination with the old, pitted monument was understandable, but not the ongoing obsession—or his certainty that the effigy was something more . . .

“The Purloined Ledger”: In the early days of the Great Depression, a PI who is far more than he appears must outwit a gangster whose efforts may have turned to sorcery.

“The Shaman’s Tale”: Why do the proud and warlike orcs serve always as the minions, never the master? The answer lies in the mists of the oldest orcish legends . . . A brand new story set in the world of The Goblin Corps!

“Railroad Spikes”: He thought the train was easy pickings, treasure ripe for the taking. He was very, very wrong. Saw meets The Great Train Robbery in a steampunk Wild West.

“The Rubies of Olun-Zeth”: In a brutal, vicious land ruled by brutal, vicious gods, Lathaan the Heretic knows that the promise of treasure is a promise rarely kept. But what if . . . ?

“Big Apple, Small Serpent”: Loosed from the confines of her tiny world, this little Egyptian cobra was never going back to her exhibit. She was free, and would remain so—no matter what it took.

“Reaver”: Was the evil in the ship that had grounded itself on Lincaster’s docks, or had it always festered in Lincaster itself? A full-length novelette.

“Twenty-One-Oh”: In a dystopian future of all-power corporations, missing a deadline on even a simple delivery can cost you a lot more than just your job . . .

“Tithe”: It is a theme common to the tales told every girl and boy of the fairy courts: Never trust a bargain made with the tricky and treacherous human race.

“Than to Serve in Heaven”: It was an offer even Lucifer couldn’t pass up. Still, through it all, he wondered, and the angels with him. Why would God put him in charge of Heaven?

“The Ogre’s Pride”: Unlike his bloodthirsty brethren, Davro the ogre just wanted to be left in peace. Still, some insults cannot be ignored, and some things are always worth fighting for.

“In Deepest Silence”: The USS San Jacinto should have been prepared for anything in the ocean’s depths—but you cannot prepare for what cannot exist!

“One Solitary Scale”: Only the sculptor himself knew he had traded his soul for his talent. Now he had found a way to break that bargain, but had he merely traded one Hell for another?

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Aug 252013
 
Hot Lead, Cold Iron cover_revised Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Julia Lloyd.

Notes: The first in a new series! Uncover the occult mysteries and deepest secrets of gangland Chicago, from the underworld to the Otherworld.

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1932, and it’s business as usual in the Windy City. Yeah, the economy’s so low it’s looking up at Hell; Capone’s gone up the river; and anyone who knows anything says Prohibition ain’t long for this world. And still the Mob’s big and bad as ever, still got their fingers in every last one of Chicago’s nooks and crannies. You wanna get by in this city? You keep your head down and your trap shut, and you don’t make waves.

Especially when you got the kinda secrets I do.

So yeah, I give the trouble boys a wide berth. I sure as hell don’t ever work for them!

Except when I do. Except when some made guy’s moll tells me her daughter’s been missing for sixteen years, and they’ve been raising a good old-fashioned changeling in her place. Then, my better instincts aside, I start getting interested.

Me? I’m a P.I. Of course I am. Ain’t all these stories about a P.I? But I’m not your typical P.I.

The name’s Mick Oberon, or at least it is now. Yeah, like in that Oberon; third cousin on my mother’s side. I’m here in Chicago mostly because I’m in exile from the Seelie Court.

And like most of you have probably already figured, I’m not human.

 

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Aug 252013
 
Lost_Covenant Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Jason Chan.

The third Widdershins adventure continues my (and Pyr’s) foray into Young Adult fantasy. But as with the prior books, I anticipate that this should still appeal to my adult fans as well.

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May 312013
 
In Thunder Forged Credits: Sole author

Cover art by Jon Sullivan.

Notes: The first of a new line of Iron Kingdoms novels.

As with my other tie-in work, I did my best to make this book accessible to people who are not already familiar with the propery. I can’t promise you’ll get every reference, but I do believe that you should be able to read and understand the story without substantial difficulty. Just in case, though, an appendix describing the details of the nations and world of the Iron Kingdoms is included.

In Thunder Forged is the first of the Fall of Llael trilogy, which in itself is the first portion of a larger series. Release date is early June, 2013.

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The Iron Kingdoms are at war—a war fought with machine guns and magic, knights of valor, and earth-shaking titans of steam and steel. And now that war may hinge entirely on nothing more than a sheaf of papers.

An alchemical formula, stolen by an ally they thought they could trust, could cost the brave soldiers of Cygnar everything. Their only hope: a cunning spy, a knight out of her element, and a frighteningly small unit of the best that Cygnar has to offer.

Arrayed against them is not only a single, devious enemy, but the combined intelligence apparatus—and possibly the full military might—of the most brutal martial power Cygnar has ever known.

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Feb 012012
 
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Notes: The first of a new line of Darksiders novels.

I did my best to make this book accessible to people who are not already familiar with the Darksiders universe. I can’t promise you’ll get every reference, and you may be a bit thrown by those places where the canon differs considerably from the religious/mythical inspirations, but I do believe that you should be able to read and understand the story without substantial difficulty.

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Mar 312011
 
hiefs Covenant Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Jason Chan.

Notes: The first book of the Widdershins series. Formerly known as Household Gods.

Set in a more Renaissance-style setting, rather than the more traditional Medieval fantasy, Thief’s Covenant is also my first foray into Young Adult fiction. That said, I think all my adult readers will find it just as appealing as my others works.

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Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city’s aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces—human and other—stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder.

Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon’s underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It’s not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it’s hers.

But now, in the midst of Davillon’s political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she’s built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go. Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her—but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don’t finish the job first.

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Since this is my first foray into YA, I thought I’d post a few links to reviewers whose opinions on YA materials carry more weight than mine do. Also, I’m showing off. ;-)

Word for Teens

What’s Your Story?

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Feb 022011
 
Credits: Sole author.

Cover art by Jason Chan.

Notes: The second book of the Widdershins series. Formerly known as Witch Hunt.

A sequel to Thief’s Covenant, the first Widdershins adventure, False Covenant continues my (and Pyr’s) foray into Young Adult fantasy. But as with the prior book, I anticipate that this should still appeal to my adult fans as well.

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