Category Archives: Publications

The Stravinsky Intrigue

The Stravinsky Intrigue

27 Feb 2017 – Curiosity Quills Press

 

Nine months have passed since psychic Mira Tejedor last walked the halls

of Anthony Faircloth’s adolescent mind. All but family now, Mira is relocating

to Charlotte, NC, not only for a much-needed change of scenery,

but to further her burgeoning relationship with Dr. Thomas Archer.

On the eve of her move, however, a new threat emerges.

 

Young girls from every corner of Charlotte are falling catatonic, a condition

eerily similar to the illness from which Mira rescued Anthony the previous fall.

Mira reluctantly agrees to help Detective Calvin Sterling with the case

and soon finds herself pulled into a new pair of fantasy worlds,

both borne from the brilliant mind of Igor Stravinsky.

 

In the world of The Firebird, Mira becomes the warrior Ivanovna

and battles an immortal evil threatening to steal the girls’ souls for all eternity.

In the Russian fair from Petrushka, she assumes the role of Ballerina,

one of three magical puppets who dance at the whim of a cruel Charlatan.

Torn between Moor and Clown, bizarre doppelgangers of the two vastly

different men in her life, and threatened at every turn by a sorcerer

who craves her very essence, Mira must navigate the cruel deceptions

of both worlds and win, or her life and the lives of a dozen innocents will be forfeit.


“Circular Argument”

Darkscapes

Jan 2017 – Curiosity Quills Press

Trapped alone on an outpost on a faraway planet,

a man faces a malfunctioning AI that in its effort

to save him is instead sentencing him to death.


“Codex Veritatis”

Street Magick

Nov 2016 – Elder Signs Press

A group of three friends discover a book that cannot tell a lie,

and discover whether the truth really does set you free.


“Out of the Shadows”

We Are Not This

Oct 2016 – Falstaff Books

From an anthology in support of LGBTQ rights in NC,

a story of a transgender superhero defending

the life of the governor who put in place a law

at odds with the hero’s very existence.


Pawn’s Gambit

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Pawn’s Gambit

14 Oct 2016 – Falstaff Books

STEVEN BAUER

ALWAYS THOUGHT CHESS

WAS JUST A GAME…

 

Until the sultry brunette in the little black dress

did her best to incinerate him.

 

Yesterday was just another day at the office for Steven.

Today, he is the White Pawn, a combatant in a nightmarish

game of chess where people are the pieces, and the world is at stake.

To survive the deadly Black Queen, Steven must

rush to gather the rest of his Pieces:

 

The Knight, a grieving teenage boy

caught up in a web of gang violence. 

The Queen, a young woman at death’s door,

her body ravaged by leukemia. 

The Bishop, a disgraced priest haunted by visions of the Game.

The Rook, a suicidal drunk reeling atop a storm-ridden skyscraper.

 

But Steven isn’t the only one looking for

the remainder of the White,

as the Black Queen already has her Pieces assembled,

and they are on the hunt…


“Circular Argument”

Dark Horizons

Nov 2016 – Elder Signs Press

Trapped alone on an outpost on a faraway planet,

a man faces a malfunctioning AI that in its effort

to save him is instead sentencing him to death.


“Flight of the Pegasus”

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Airships & Automatons

Mar 2015 – White Cat Publications (Reprint)

In an alternate 1890, where airships rule the sky, automatons service

the brilliant and wealthy, and hard steam powers the world,

Captain Craig Carruthers stands in the breach.

The only survivor of a government experiment gone horribly awry,

Carruthers uses the strength and resilience granted him by Professor Lydon’s

hard steam infusion along with his keen intellect and honed reflexes

to battle the nefarious Klaus Behringer, the Butcher of Berlin.


The Mussorgsky Riddle

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The Mussorgsky Riddle

12 Jan 2015 – Curiosity Quills Press

 

Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find

anything and anyone, but now she must find a comatose boy wandering

lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind. Thirteen-year-old Anthony

Fairx hasn’t spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing

day, his near catatonic state worsens. No doctor, test, or scan can tell

Anthony’s distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled

son. In desperation, she turns to Mira for answers, hoping her unique

abilities might succeed where science has failed.

 

At their first encounter, Mira is pulled into Anthony’s mind and finds

the child’s psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest

Mussorgsky’s classical music suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. As she

navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony’s twin loves of

Russian composers and classical mythology, Mira must contend with

gnomes, troubadours, and witches in her search for the truth behind

Anthony’s mysterious malady.

 

The real world, however, holds its own dangers. The onset of Anthony’s

condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother’s girlfriend,

a missing persons case that threatens to tear the city apart.

Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony, she will have to catch a

murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in

Anthony’s unique mind from ever seeing the light.


“Flight of the Pegasus”

Chronology

Chronology

Jan 2015 – Curiosity Quills Press

In an alternate 1890, where airships rule the sky, automatons service

the brilliant and wealthy, and hard steam powers the world,

Captain Craig Carruthers stands in the breach.

The only survivor of a government experiment gone horribly awry,

Carruthers uses the strength and resilience granted him by Professor Lydon’s

hard steam infusion along with his keen intellect and honed reflexes

to battle the nefarious Klaus Behringer, the Butcher of Berlin.


“The Long Game”

Blood Trails

Monster Hunter – Blood Trails

May 2014 – Emby Press

Benjamin Wilkes remembers the fateful night from his childhood

where the Bogeyman literally came out of his closet

and he was saved by the immortal monster hunter, Gabriel O’Connor.

Or does he?

Was it dream or reality?

He needs to find out soon, because the mysterious woman standing

before him is more than she seems and Ben’s fate may hang on the answer.