A humorous fantasy about a young god whose job is fixing broken universes. Bernie is different from other gods, who tend to take a hell-fire-and-brimstone approach to problem-solving.
Our young hero has the misguided notion that life - even if it was created by the gods - is important and shouldn’t just be sniffed out...
Even if it’s the life of a murderous wizard bent on destroying anyone who opposes him.More info →
Set in Whitehall, Michigan, the story centers around a painfully shy 14 year old boy named Flynn Parkes. After being bullied in school and having an argument with his parents, Flynn runs away from his problems. On a bike ride into town, Flynn is kidnapped by Salvatore, the ringmaster of a mysterious traveling circus. During his journey, Flynn gets shot of cannon, nearly eaten by lions, and almost drowns. Flynn also builds new friendships with Albert the fortuneteller, Cordelia the beautiful mermaid, two odd clowns named Sammy and Buster, and Marcel, a giant with a feisty temper and huge muscles. Using the power of imagination and the fortuneteller's magic, Flynn struggles to break from his cage of insecurity and the ringmaster's clutches and hopefully win the heart of a girl named Rena.More info →
CLAUS: A Christmas Incarnation, Volume One, The Child, is a 220,000 word, 700 page novel that includes some illustrations, poems, and songs, also by the author. The ebook and paperback offerings are affordable versions of the original custom ordered hardcover book. 1854. Elizabeth Dennison, a now elderly woman, awaits the arrival of a long lost acquaintance. The meeting, initially dreaded as much as desired, fortunately rekindles an old friendship. It is in this reunion, a passing of memories and knowledge, that the guest is told of Elizabeth's incredible life. So begins a story during the early 1800's, days after Elizabeth Dennison is removed from her home and sickly mother to be cared for by the wealthy Claussen Family. A favor for which, in return, she is to provide service as a maiden servant. At a young age, Elizabeth faces a wary relationship with the Claussens and her new surroundings. Most of all, she is both frightened and mesmerized by Christopher Claussen, a powerful man and husband to Lady Rebecca. It is this relationship that ends up sweeping Elizabeth away from her home in Scandinavia to battle the perils of a voyage across an ocean, and a life on the American frontier. Elizabeth comes to believe that Christopher holds sway not only over her life, but the world as a whole in something more than a natural way. He is god-like in her eyes and becomes very much the focus of her fragile childhood years. Volume one is a fulfilling read unto itself but leaves one with the option to continue on this adventure through volumes two and three. CLAUS is a saga rich with ambiance, details of the era, and characters that are as real as life. If you desire to be swept away with Elizabeth on a journey through time and emotion then you will not regret this story.More info →
The year is 2080. C. John Coombes opens his novel by painting a vivid picture of society and life in the not too distant future. The portrayal serves as a backdrop for a gripping story of suspense. The United States and Europe have fallen to the wayside. China assumes its place as the financial powerhouse of the world.
New York has been nick-named New China, after both the corporegion NEW CHINA and its colossal Manhattan headquarters complex, a mega-structure that dwarfs anything previously built by man.
The world is a place of peace and self-gratification, a place where most people do not work, but pursue hobbies and interests. Immortality is virtually guaranteed. The population has exploded. Real estate, especially in the congested areas, is virtually impossible to purchase or acquire even by the wealthiest of corporegions.
The conscience of the populous is increasingly alarmed by the new era of large scale construction, and its role in the accelerated devastation of natural habitat. Inevitably, the ruthless tactics of corporegions that continue to destroy the natural world collide with those citizens that are committed to its salvation.
In an unprecedented move, unexpectedly bold and violent, the conflict is settled once and for all—leaving a lesson learned not only for New Yorkers, but for all peoples of the world.More info →
During the first millenium year, young Deidre and her friend Culain love reading ancient manuscripts in their Abbey studies -- even helping the good monk Angus re-do bindings and repair vellum pages. But are there dark secrets in these stories? Especially their favorite-- the Book of Invasions, the saga of the forming years of Ancient Ireland, including their own Ulster. Is Abbess Brigit right that tales of the Tuatha race, the great heroes of yore, and ancestors of the magical faeries are mostly myth? Culain believes the sagas are true.More info →
The JACK CREEK Horror is an intelligent cautionary tale about a simple but exceedingly horrific organism. The story follows a small resort community’s efforts to make sense of increasingly strange changes in the eco-system of a large cedar swamp. What starts out as poor fishing and complaints from locals in an area that survives on tourism and sportsmen soon evolves into a wave of death with implications that stun the nation.More info →
As America entered World War II, the U.S. Army routed its brightest draftees to colleges and universities. They were to master foreign languages and learn intelligence techniques. Enormous casualties in the invasion of Italy, however, forced the Army to send its best and brightest – and greenest – straight to the replacement pool. Each was given a choice: rifle, machine gun or mortar.
This story tells how a recovering veteran of North African combat shepherded a dozen such youngsters to England for training. From there he took them into Normandy against the toughest Army on earth.More info →
This is the prequel to the award-winning book, Bernie and the Putty. This story begins when our young gods are twelve years old. A little girl is lost, and our young heroes are the only ones who can save her from the deadly woods.More info →
The body of a young girl, found floating in the icy waters of Scarborough Marsh...
Six men, over a span of thirty-five years, disappear without a trace...
A harbinger of evil, so ancient it defies memory, surfaces on the rocky shores of Mateguas...
Journey, with Karen and her family, back to the mythos, passion, and magic, and join her as she seeks to finally lay to rest the ... GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.
GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS is the third full-length novel in highly acclaimed, award-winning, MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES.More info →
All Brad Powers wanted was second career as a small-town cop. But even though he’s denied the job, he solves the community’s 20-year-old murder mystery anyway.
Soon after the police chief rejects his work application, Powers – a retired Army investigator -- begins a slow inadvertent stumble into the intertwined lives of two women: Carlene, a murderous predator, and Myra, her prey.
Powers defeats an attack upon Myra, an event triggering not only his investigative instincts, but also a new murder plus an attempt upon his own life. Slowly he and a detective buddy peel away layers of relationships revealing insatiable greed, conspiracy, corruption, fraud, theft, fraud and the unsolved murder of Myra’s father.
A young woman, searching for answers ….
A man, trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten ….
What secrets lie buried?
What mysteries are waiting, patiently, beneath this island's pristine exterior?
Come back … back to the mythos, passion, and magic ….
RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND!
How can you stop a god from destroying everything --- even if you are a god?
A young god graduates from God School and gets his dream job of building his first universe. Plagued by a school rival and aided by his friends, he struggles to build a universe he can be proud of in this humorous fantasy.More info →
What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That's what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is something quite different….On a remote island a troubled family is trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and start over. But unbeknownst to them, the property they have inherited is steeped in ancient magic - magic that could seek to consume and destroy them. An arcane locked box, a strange and foreboding trail into the woods, a seductive young woman, and tales of a malevolent Native American spirit are just some of the perils Karen Andersen must face if she is to find a way to save her family.More info →
Caught up in war fervor and seeking excitement, Joe enlists in his hometown regiment. This sturdy Pennsylvania lumberjack quickly discovers that, along with excitement and comradeship, fighting the Confederacy demands that he suffer while facing terror and horror.More info →
Bill and Karen Andersen were living the American Dream. Beautiful and successful, they had the world in the palm of their hands. But a foolish indiscretion on Bill's part that he keeps secret, begins the unraveling of their lives. Karen, becoming bitter and angry, as her fairy tale existence falls apart, has to make a decision and, in doing so, finds she has her own little secret - a secret that could destroy them all. SECRETS is the prequel to MATEGUAS ISLAND, a supernatural thriller, available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and as an eBook exclusive to Amazon.More info →