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Published Books

Dead Market

Synopsis: Reanimated after being bitten, vice cop Derek Burnham and a mysterious woman named Lorelei now possess supernatural abilities and a hunger for human flesh in DEAD MARKET. It seems their reawakening has rewired their DNA. They are neither zombie nor vampire but something created via genetic rewiring. When the pair discovers the true purpose behind their affliction - a corporation's greed to expand its market share into the living dead - they must fight not only their sick compulsions but a multi-billion dollar company hell bent on hooking victims onto a new cutting edge pharmaceutical.

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2015. Paranormal / Sci-fi Suspense

Synopsis: Iris Camden thought she knew who her family was even if they weren’t always forthcoming. Her half sister is a medium reeling from the loss of her biological mother. Her estranged father is an obsessed government worker who cannot reveal what he does. When an artifact appears in a ghost hunting expedition, Iris is the last person who wants to believe in aliens. 

Iris is angered by the claims of a ghost who warns of an outer-space threat. She turns to a UFO chasing scientist for answers, and Mitchell becomes convinced an alien plague in the form of light will cause a rapid evolution making humans susceptible to enemy suggestion. He is also certain her father may be part of a huge conspiracy and should not be made aware of the artifact. 

The dark secrets of her family’s past begin to unravel, and Iris will be forced to consider fantasy as reality and take the ultimate risk to save those she loves.

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Demon Inhibitions
2013. Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Suspense & Mystery.

Synopsis: Most people don’t travel to another universe to get a new job, house and boyfriend but psychic investigator Caitlin Diggs did. Now she’s living the life of her alternate self, working for the FBI’s Preternatural Division where her first case just happens to include chasing a genetically engineered man hell bent on stealing souls. Well, there had to be consequences.

From the Author: For readers who like a mix of genres, I intended Demon Inhibitions to include science fiction with urban fantasy, paranormal suspense, mystery and a touch of romance.

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Kindred Killers
2012. Crime/Psychological Thriller.

Synopsis: Homicide Detective Stanford Carter uses Zen meditation to deal with the gruesome crimes of humanity. But his composure is severely tested when an unfaithful husband and stripper are not only murdered but showcased for their immoral lives. To test his mettle further, department policy is jeopardizing his romance with his CSI colleague Jill Seacrest. Marrying colleagues is prohibited and Carter must either end his romance or have Jill put in for transfer. The private detective hired by the family of the victims becomes the only suspect. Carter theorizes someone with knowledge in law enforcement is responsible for leaving clean but disturbing crime scenes. Further investigation leads him to believe a pair of killers might be working as serials. As Jill goes undercover to investigate the PI's social life, Carter fears he might not only fail to stop the vigilante killings but lose the love of his life.

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Gods of the Machines
2010. Paranormal Suspense.

Synopsis: Detective Sam Benson, a native New Yorker, is brash, opinionated and candid. Transplanted to work on Earth’s first colonized planet, he envisions a relatively peaceful job. But Benson’s ruthless nature might bring it to the brink of annihilation when a series of murders begins. He suspects a non-human is responsible—an android who once shared engrams with a psychopathic human. However, the detective doesn’t know other non-humans once called his new world—theirs. And as Benson obsesses with making a case against the android, he is oblivious to their return and the reason why they consider machines to be their gods.

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Blood Web
2014. Paranormal Suspense.

Synopsis: Returning from a leave of absence after the death of her partner, FBI Special Agent Caitlin Diggs is intent on stopping the newest serial murderer, the Arrowhead Killer whose calling card is a brand in the middle of his victims' foreheads. As she tracks him across the country, she becomes more and more convinced that the brand, a mystical quartz pendant and a savage historical massacre could spell the end of humanity.

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What Are You Made Of?
2006. Science Fiction.

Synopsis: Scientists preparing a planet for colonization have their minds illegally transferred into android bodies when an illness threatens the mission. Yet that solution only threatens the mission further when one of the hybrid creations begins to rebel.

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9 Incarnate
2014. Paranormal Suspense.

Synopsis: In 9 INCARNATE Egypt’s great gods and goddesses arrive by comet bringing hope of unity and secrets of the pyramids. However, the beloved Isis isn’t among the Arrivals and preternatural investigator Caitlin Diggs begins hearing the goddess in her head. Could Diggs’s previous exposure to a crystal artifact substantiate the belief that Isis has stored her essence on Earth and consequently now shares her human body?

Perplexed, Diggs turns to a scientist to explain the Arrivals, not to mention the weirdness which includes a coinciding mass disappearance and assassination of the president. Diggs surmises the deities may be preparing a new Egypt until a lethal threat of global warming emerges. More perplexing, is her co-alignment with Isis an alliance or hindrance? Diggs may have to make the ultimate sacrifice if she is to keep Egypt’s past from ending Earth’s future, and all the while maintain her integrity.

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Extreme Liquidation
2009. Paranormal Suspense.

Synopsis: Caitlin finds her world becoming more paranormal by the moment. With new abilities surfacing, she finds her perp is a reincarnated occultist and hides in plain sight. Whose powers will prevail?

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Murder by Association
2007. Murder Mystery Novella.

Synopsis: As Boston's most lethal serial killer jeopardizes the city's anniversary celebration, CSI boss Stanford Carter desperately fights for forensic clues to nail the perp. But the 'Plunger', who stabs his victims through the heart, leaves only Tarot cards as evidence.   Mayor Schroeder demands an arrest and eventually Carter's diligence gives him one. But the Mayor is keeping a secret from Carter. He is being blackmailed by the mob and soon the murders will begin again and this time they will no longer be just the work of a deranged serial.

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Alzabreah's Garden
March 2008. Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.

Synopsis: Falling in love shouldn't be against the law, but it is on the island Alzabreah, where a high priestess genetically engineers men to be nothing more than love slaves. When a disciple Mava breaks the rules and falls in love with one of the drones she discovers the high priestess has committed murder to cover illegal genetic experiments. Now Mavra will have to fight for she and her lover's lives.

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Short Stories


Hometown Weird

A collection of my short stories is now available.
Think your hometown's strange? Come take a visit to Cranburytown - a small New Jersey suburb overflowing with weird.

Includes eight strange stories.

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Alien Relations
2007 .

A new collection of my short stories   - Alien Relations - is now available for purchase at lulu.com. Seven stories of alien contact and intervention...

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Animal Instincts
(copyright 2006)

When a soul stealing building contractor literally gets away with murder, a Boston detective teams up with a cat - the lone witness to the man's crimes - in a desperate attempt to stop him.
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The Sale of Bill
Science Fiction/Conspiracy (copyright 2005)

A reporter discovers scientists are in possession of alien technology when his wife uses it to save his life.
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Eye On The Prize
Paranormal (copyright 2006)

A woman becomes convinced she is insane when her prize-winning tulip begs her to kill the competition.
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Ripple In The Pond
Science Fiction (copyright 2006)

A shape shifter vows to make the American government work for the people but discovers aliens are in charge.
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A cop learns the hard way that aliens love their pets just as much as humans.
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