Campania (working title)
A telltale knock on a quiet winter night is a sound no husband wants to hear.
Sebastien Osaki has spent the past three years surviving the loss of his beloved Henry. When Seb lands in Amalfi, Italy, for their would-have-been tenth anniversary trip, he’s haunted by the memory of the man he loved. Following Henry’s notes leads him to some breathtaking coastal views, but also right back to his despair. Seb’s there to get his groove back, not let the past wrong-foot him at every turn.
Enter Andrea Sorrentino, chauffeur, part-time pet whisperer, a Bernini statue in a soccer tee and tight shorts. From the moment Andrea picks Seb up from the airport, he knows just how to soothe Seb’s case of the sulks. But Seb isn’t sure he’s ready for Mr. Right Now, let alone a potential Mr. Right, in a part of the world where all roads lead back to Henry.
Can sun, sea, and eating your weight in pasta mend a tragedy-stricken heart? Will long walks through lemon groves and wine-soaked Amalfi nights work their magic on Seb’s wounded soul? Or will he slink back into the shell of his grief once his grand Italian adventure is over?
Coming Winter 2017!
Stoker & Bash #2: The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
Hiero, Tim’s and their detective crew’s adventures continue as they investigate a cult attempting to recreate the Garden of Eden and preparing to welcome a female messiah!
Coming Spring 2018!
In the Shadow of the World
Welcome to the Isle. A safe haven. A sanctuary. A forever home.
A prison that erases your mind, your sense of self, your free will.
For 25 years, NO17OR75-10 hasn’t had a thought of his own. The Isle feeds him, bathes him, controls him, rules him. Doped up on the Milk, he spends his days in the Censorship wing of the Cataloging Division, redacting books. Anything to serve the ARIA, the supercomputer that controls everyone and everything on the Isle. Then, one day… he wakes up.
Rescued by a rebel faction of fellow escapees, he is thrust into a decimated, dangerous world that doesn’t exactly welcome him with open arms. He is a Victor, a child of the creators of the Isle who they fed to their own monster. This makes him public enemy number one among the rebels. Only Thane, their gruff, aloof leader, and a few others see his potential.
There is only one way to prove himself – go back to the Isle with the rebel team and complete what amounts to a suicide mission in order to gain crucial information about the ARIA. But does he trust these rebels to keep their word? Can he convince Thane to overcome his inhibitions and take the greatest risk of all? Is there a life for him out there, in the ravaged world his ancestors fought so hard to escape from?
Unexpected things are growing in the shadow of the world.
(Work in progress)