Young Adult Fiction

Braelynn’s Birthright–Book 1: Wendigo

Imagine a world where the creatures of nightmare are real. This becomes fifteen-year-old Braelynn Hanlon’s world once she inherits her birthright in the form of her grandmother’s ring and is tricked into putting it on. You see, the women in her family have been cursed, doomed to defend humanity from things that go bump in the night. On the upside, the ring comes with super-healing powers, but it also makes her a magnet for all things supernatural. Her mother has had years to come to terms with her fate, but Braelynn’s about to get a crash course on how to be a hunter of all things paranormal.

Her boyfriend, Seth, turns out to be a vampire. When Braelynn vanquishes him, the leader of Seth’s gang sends a bugbear to seek revenge. If that’s not bad enough, her best friend, Shannon, is a werewolf, and Shannon’s girl crush is enchanted. To make matters worse, the school’s activist, Winona, is an Ojibwe shaman in training, hot on the trail of a wendigo disguised as a local businessman who is threatening to destroy the local watershed. Braelynn and her friends agree to help Winona vanquish the wendigo, but will her ring and her new-found powers be enough to keep her safe?

Braelynn’s Birthright–Book 1: Wendigo is available at Amazon (paperback and eBook), B & N, Apple Books, and Rakuten Kobo.

Valkyrie Playbook

For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hilda thinks she’s living with a mental illness, but all that changes when she meets Tyler, who claims to be einherjar, one of the Viking god Odin’s warriors.

Tyler tries to convince Hilda she’s a valkyrie, a supernatural, Norse being responsible for culling the dead worthy of fighting alongside Odin and his wife, Freya, in the battle at Ragnarök at the end of days. Hilda has a hard time believing Tyler’s story at first, but when he helps her astral project to Sessrúmnir, Freya’s domain in the afterworld, she realizes she has a role to play in the fate of the planet.

Can she prevent the world from suffering its catastrophic fate once Ragnarök has begun? 

Valkyrie Playbook is available at Amazon (paperback and eBook), B & N, Apple Books, and Rakuten Kobo.

Carrington Pulitzer: The Revelation Chronicles Online Extended Playpack

Everyone’s playing the Carrington Pulitzer Revelation Chronicles Online Extended Playpack, including Bethany Wallace. No sooner has she beat the game than CSIS Agents Quinto and Nimoy show up on her doorstep (because that’s not fishy). Their offer: serve her government by finding stolen and hidden secrets in the game.

When Bethany accepts, she’s plunged into a Matrix-like, virtual reality. Aided by friends Cole, Glen, Tariq, and Denis, she navigates the world plagued by ginormous spiders, zombies, and jellyfishnados. When some of her friends are killed only to show up later in the game in different roles, Bethany realizes she’s not just in any old video game—she’s in a Carrington Pulitzer video game.

And she’s playing the part of her hero, Carrington Pulitzer!

Bethany and her remaining friends continue on their quest to find the missing documents, but when Bethany dies and wakes up in a strange hospital room, she learns there’s more to her adventure than the CSIS agents have let on.

Through it all, Bethany is left asking the only question that will help her survive her ordeal:

What would Carrington Pulitzer do?

The New Recruit

Sixteen-year-old Judith is left to answer this very question when she meets Cain. Cain is the most beautiful human being Judith has ever seen, but he hides a dangerous secret.

When Cain’s recruits her for a job working with his surrogate father, her whole life changes. Things are great at first, but the more she learns about Cain’s world of climate crusaders, the more she questions his motives behind singling her out.

Will Judith find a way out before it’s too late if it means isolating herself from the one person she holds most dear?

In a time when jobs are scarce, politics are unstable, and the future is uncertain, all of us are vulnerable, willing to blindly follow a charismatic leader in exchange for the promise of a stable world view. Read more about The New Recruit.

Available at Amazon (paperback and eBook), Kobo, B&N, and Apple Books.

Indoctrination (The New Recruit Book 2)

Branded the Bay Street Bomber after getting involved with a gang of eco-terrorists, Bethany flees with Cain to Niagara Falls. Confined to Jo-Jo’s compound, Bethany longs to do nothing more than see the falls and spend time with Cain, but he’s always off campus, doing Jo-Jo’s bidding. The more Bethany fights her situation, the further she is implicated in Jo-Jo’s crimes. It’s not until one of Jo-Jo’s kids disappears that she realizes she must escape if she is to survive.

Who, if anyone, can she trust to help her?

Available at Amazon (paperback and eBook), Kobo, B&N, and Apple Books.

The Revenant: A YA Paranormal Thriller With Zombies

Raised from the dead as a revenant more than a hundred years ago, Zulu possesses superior stealth, superhuman speed, and a keen intellect. His only companion is Morgan the Seer, an old man cursed with longevity and the ability to see the future in his dreams. Zulu has spent the last century working with Morgan in order to save the people in his nightmares from horrible fates. Branded a vigilante by the media, Zulu must live his life in the shadows, travelling by night or in the city’s underground, unless his quest demands otherwise.

Morgan also has enemies. His twin brother Malchus, a powerful necromancer, is raising an army of undead minions to hunt Morgan down.

Will they be able to stop Morgan from raising his army? How will they kill someone as powerful as Malchus? Is there more at stake than just their own lives? Read more about The Revenant.

Available at Amazon (paperback and eBook), Kobo, B&N, and Apple Books.