The Sequel to Blood Rain: Blood Moon. Published January 5th, 2017.
Mercy finds herself on a ship bound for the Ashen capital with her companions. Pyron has been chosen by the dictator to lead a mission of peace to the northern kingdom, and to also hunt down the murderous traitor responsible for the death of Pyron’s young wife. But things don’t go smoothly in the Ashen capital after Mercy, Mirilee, and Erebus decide to sneak ashore to take part in the festival surrounding the naming of the city. They get more than they counted on when they accidentally witness a public execution of Sylvan Islanders, and Mercy is captured after being mistaken for a Sylvan spy! And, where is Erebus?
Dark and sinister secrets are revealed on the perilous journey to the north, and Erebus is forced to confront his inner demon, while Mercy discovers a demon of her own. Both demon’s are allowed to play when the ship is attacked by the very traitor Pyron is hunting. The nights are watched over by a full blood moon, considered a dire omen. And in the midst of it all, Mirilee has a dark vision of the war they are trying to prevent.
What will become of Mercy and her friends?
Join Mercy, Erebus, Pyron, Beryl, and the whole group as they continue their quest for the source of the blood rain. This high seas adventure takes the group into dangerous waters where the truth about magic comes to the surface.
In 2016, I published my first full length novel "Blood Rain" as an ebook on the Kindle Store. A print version will be available soon!
Mind of Mercy, a young woman training to be a shaman, fears attacks by the blood wings. These hideous, winged beasts often raid her tribe's home in the treetops. The monstrous, batlike creatures steal supplies and drink the blood of villagers.
Mercy soon realizes there are other things to fear when a fierce rain of blood begins and sends the creatures of the land into a wild frenzy. Her father, the chieftain, tasks her with finding the one responsible for the rain.
Mercy's quest leads her back to the blood wings, where she will gain a surprising ally. Will Mercy's courage and cunning be enough to stop the storm of blood?
In 2014 my short fantasy story "Chosen" appeared in the anthology Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Author Quest: a Penguin Special from Grosset & Dunlap. The anthology consists of the top 5 stories from the Dark Crystal Author Quest Contest.
"Chosen" is a story about a young Gelfling of the Sifa clan named Zale who yearned for adventure and discovery on the high seas. He and his friend Eily set sail for an undiscovered island just off the coast from his home village. Unfortunately, fate conspires against them and their small boat ends up shipwrecked on that island. They seek shelter further inland and discover an old abandoned home, where inside Zale discovers the journal of Hagan, a former guard in the Castle of the Crystal. Within, Zale discovers the horrible truth about the Skeksis plot.
In 2010 my short science fiction story "Marrow" appeared in the anthology Deep Space Terror. The anthology is a smooth blending of the science fiction and horror genres.
"Marrow" is about a group of space colonists that go to a planet with an atmosphere similar to that of the Earth. However, they soon find out that they aren't the only intelligent life on the planet as a group of shape-shifting aliens bring the colonists' worst fears to life in order to drain them of their marrow. The company that sent them abandons the colonists so they have to rely on their bravery and ingenuity to survive.
My short horror story "Sleep Like the Dead" appeared in the New Bedlam Project Webzine. In 2012 it was put into a compilation of stories from the e-zine called New Bedlam: Town Archives Volume 2.
In "Sleep Like the Dead" the main character, Cynthea, is a high school Literature teacher who is working as a writer on the side. She's afflicted with insomnia and hypnogogia. She soon discovers after moving to the town of New Beldam that her nightmares aren't just affecting her anymore when a creature from her imagination, the sandman, begins murdering the children from her school. In the end, Cynthea must make a difficult choice between her welfare or the welfare of her students.
My short horror story "Hemophobia" was published in 2006 in the short story anthology Courting Morpheus. This story was written under the pen name "Angela Gray."
The anthology is set in the town of New Bedlam, where the insomniac imaginations of local authors are bringing horrors to life. In "Hemophobia" the main character, Abel, is forced to confront the manifestation of his fear of blood in an attempt to flee from the city or die trying.