1. Gifted, A Donovan Circus Novel (Donovan Circus Series)
Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift.
Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be—new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself.
When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play. She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power. To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father’s fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle. Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world.
2. Children of Earth
In 2006, NASA launched the New Horizons probe to study Pluto, and what lies beyond it. CHILDREN OF EARTH tells the harrowing story of what it discovers — the answer to the question, “Are we alone?” The discovery of an ancient race hidden in plain sight sets in motion an unprecedented global initiative. But if Earth is to survive, the plan must succeed — and only a team of brave men, women and revolutionary artificial intelligence stand between the human race and its potential destruction.
3. A Shadow in the Flames (The New Aeneid Cycle)
Into Northgate has come Michael Flynn. Jobless and down to his last few dollars, Michael still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. Yet he has no family, no friends save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes, and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible, Michael will get his chance to realize those dreams. But he must face dangers far more personal than fire if he is to succeed, for like a shadow in the flames, neither arsonist nor mentor may be what they appear.
And the ones who search the Moon will be watching.
4. Manannan’s Magic (Manannan Trilogy)
“My enchantments are only the magic of the earth itself and the things that grow. I heal not harm. I repeat ”” you have no need to fear me.”
“You won’t turn me into a frog, will you?” I had never believed that particular story anyway.
“I prefer you the way you are,” he replied with a smile.
Manannan McLir escapes his enemies and finds sanctuary, for a little while, on the Isle of Man. Both feared and urgently needed, he uses his skills and the strange knowledge from the East to cure wounds and sickness.
Among his patients is Renny, a young Celtic girl who falls in love with him and is witness to a terrifying experience one night. As he tells her later,
“My visions are the only true magic I possess, and this knowledge must be kept a deadly secret, otherwise my life, and perhaps yours, is in peril.”
These visions predict the future, for other forces are stirring in this Year 800. A Viking chieftain has sent his son to look for land that he can conquer and settle.This young man, Edan, hears about the Magician, as Manannan is called, and alerts his people.
When the Vikings invade, bringing with them Manannan’s bitterest enemy, a great battle takes place and Manannan must escape from the island. But he is surrounded and only cunning, not magic, can help him now.
5. Caught in a Dream
In the perfect utopian world of the later part of the 21st Century virtual worlds are explored for the novelty of experiencing true feelings. But those worlds are addictive. When people begin to die while playing them, Ben Piper is sent to find the creator of the most sophisticated of these worlds. Only she has the know-how to end the insanity.
But Leila Petersen has gone missing inside her own world of Dreamtyme. The only way Ben can get her out is to go into that world after her. As Leila jumps from a life as an amazon warrior in the Trojan War to a harem dancing girl in Persia and on to a rape victim in Sydney of 1999, Ben finds it’s not so easy to convince her that the world she perceives so vividly isn’t real. And the longer he remains inside the game, the more real it becomes to him, until he too finds himself Caught in Dreamtyme along with the woman he’s come to love.
6. Phoebe (The Delphic Oracle) takes Nikola Tesla to Peru
A book of short stories in the alternate/history fantasy/fiction genre about interventions by the Ancient Oracle, Phoebe and her friends in fictional and non-fictional lives and events. Inventor Nikola Tesla; Dracula; The Gunfight at the OK Corral; 1920’s Jazz Musician Bix Beiderbecke; Carl Jung; Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic Explorer, and others meet Phoebe and her associates…and things change!
7. Theoclea (The Delphic Oracle) and Pythagoras in Egypt
Set in a fictional Ancient Greece and Egypt, this book presents an ‘alternate history’ ca. 500 B.C. The book is filled with magic, and mystery, as Theoclea, the Oracle, Pythagoras, and others travel from the Temple of Delphi to the Pyramids and Cairo. While the others prepare to search for a rare book, Theoclea gives the speech of a lifetime, speaking from a platform between the paws of the Sphinx!
8. Witchwood Estate
Going Home shouldn’t be so difficult. After twelve years away, Seventeen year old Alexandria Santorini is going home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance – Witchwood Estate – The home she grew up in and where her parents were murdered. But there is something very evil lurking in the woods around Ferntree Falls that is quite content in making Alexandria’s life more complicated than she ever imagined. Whimsical, “TV” length episodes in an ongoing series. Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more… For all those young at heart… An equal measure of both Magic and Evil. Grab your broomstick and come along for the ride! “Patti Roberts has a pristine talent for making characters on a page breathe. Love them — Hate them … you won’t be able to help yourself from muttering under your breath about them…” Leslie Hansford.
9. Paradox – The Angels Are Here
Long ago, in an almost forgotten Realm, a race of fallen Angles, the Grigori, clash with a ruling house of Angels, the Bulguardi.
Rising up from their imprisonment in the underground, evil has returned and the Grigori are on a destructive path of revenge.
Trapped in the middle between the old world and the new is Grace, a little girl sadden by loss and cursed with horrific visions and memories from a past she does not understand. A world that defies logic and reason. A world that may very well be true.
10. The Plot to Save Socrates
Paul Levinson’s time-travel science fiction novel is a surprise and a delight: In the year 2042, Sierra Waters, a young graduate student in Classics, is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future! Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max.
The trail leads her to time machines in gentlemen’s clubs in London and in New York, and into the past–and to a time traveler from the future, posing as Heron of Alexandria in 150 AD. Complications, mysteries, travels, and time loops proliferate as Sierra tries to discern who is planning to save the greatest philosopher in human history. Fascinating historical characters from Alcibiades to William Henry Appleton, the great nineteenth-century American publisher, to Hypatia, Plato, and Socrates himself appear. With surprises in every chapter, Paul Levinson has outdone himself in The Plot to Save Socrates.
11. Masters’ Mysterium: Wisconsin Dells
Trudy Masters is looking for love as the isolated northern Wisconsin town of Creekside closes in around her. With nothing holding her there but a crap job at a dive diner, one friend who isn’t even the same species, and a big secret to keep, that isn’t enough–she wants out. But while Trudy seeks escape, others want in, including backwoods hunters searching for a mysterious creature, a handsome boy with healing powers, and a father who abandoned her before birth.
Does Reverend Jay Masters care about his daughter, or only finding the next big exhibit for his museum of oddities? Will the mythical Hodag end up on display, or will the hunt for the beast reveal something so astounding that it changes the world forever?
This hilarious if slightly twisted trek from the roller coasters and water parks of Wisconsin Dells, to the pine and birch forests of the Badger State, promises abounding adventures to come–but does it promise love for Trudy?
12. Sarina’s Nightmare (The Dreamer Chronicles)
Sarina is already an extraordinarily talented artist at age 12. She has an ambition to become a world-famous painter, but her first year in high school is exposing the one weakness that could topple her plans—she is hopeless at maths and science, and it shows.
The Principal makes it clear that unless she passes the next maths assessment, she will not be allowed to continue her beloved art studies, and he will prevent her from entering the highly coveted ‘National Young Artists Breakthrough Competition’.
Sarina is thrown off-balance by a string of disturbing dreams that transport her into a parallel world; one that is under-threat and stricken by the loss of its women and children. When she responds to a cry for help from the other world’s only remaining boy, a deaf-mute, she unexpectedly encounters dark magic.
She finds herself battling a menacing sorcerer and a sadistic bird-like creature—and soon discovers she has hidden powers connected to her artistic talents.
As the deadline for the maths assessment draws near, Sarina can barely focus; and the vivid dreams are now putting everything at risk.
The boy begs Sarina to use her powers to help him save his world, but she is torn between safeguarding her own future and the boy’s desperate plea for help.
Fending off the constant put-downs from the annoying school genius, one day things take a sickening turn for the worse, and her strange dreams become her worst nightmare.
13. Everville: The First Pillar
Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between.
With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.
14. Aislin of Arianrhod (Land of Àlainnshire)
When her brother King Fionn dies during an epidemic, Princess Aislin is compelled to put her own life on hold. Appointed regent, she must preserve the Kingdom of Arianrhod until Fionn’s son is old enough to take the throne.
Motivated by duty and love for her family, strong-willed Aislin has worked for eleven years to maintain the peace and prosperity of her kingdom. That idyll is shattered when Prince Jariath of Morrigan invades Arianrhod with a formidable army and a single purpose: to force her to marry him.
Barely escaping him, Aislin flees with a friend into neighboring Blackthorne Forest. The forest is dark, dangerous, and uncivilized. It’s also the shortest way to the Kingdom of Wyndham and the help she needs.
Blackthorne Forest is also full of surprises. Captured by hooded men and taken into the heart of the forest, Aislin will soon forge an unexpected alliance with a being she never dreamed existed. Historical fantasy, paranormal romance, adventure.
15. Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill)
Twin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence.
Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives.
16. Age of the Aura, Phase I: Champions of Power
The Blessed Galaxy has no other name. After being gifted with the Auras -five great powerhouses of celestial creation- the title was a suitable fit. For millennia, the governing bodies have ruled their respective reaches of the Galaxy while harnessing the might of the Auras. But now they face the threat of a calamity, from an unlikely source, that could shake the lives of all.
Lowen Sars, a devout man of science, decides to take on the burden of saving the Galaxy’s people once he learns of the calamity. But he soon realizes that the role of a hero was a calling not meant for him, even with his sudden promotion. In his process of self-discovery, Lowen begins the fateful saga of not only the Blessed Galaxy, but also the kingdom in possession of the corrupt Aura.
17. Memory’s Wake (Memory’s Wake Trilogy)
Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.
She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their Victorian era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.
Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves.
18. Attrition: the First Act of Penance (Three Acts of Penance)
Former #1 Amazon Bestseller in High-Tech Science Fiction!
Buried in a hidden chamber beneath the great Sphinx of Giza, lies the most potent secret in history. Older than the pyramids, older than Atlantis, it has the power to change the world. Powerful men will do anything to posses it. There is just one thing standing in their way – the living Sphinx itself.