Thousands of years ago, Eledon was created for the Elves by their Mentors when they were forced to leave Earth. At least, that’s how the legend goes. In return, the Elves must pay them a tribute in gold, known as the Golden Harvest, every four thousand years. The Elfin Council of Elders appoints Lady Alexin (Alex) Dumwalt, the Keeper of the Keys, to manage the next payment, due 244 years from now. That is, until the Mentors show up unexpectedly and demand immediate payment of the Epsilon Account. Since the Harvest has never been called that, Alex suspects foul play and uncovers a sinister plot by the Star Elves, a rival clan from the Constellations, who want to steal the gold. To make matters worse, they’re willing to do anything to succeed to include murder. Can Alex stop them and save the Elfin gold before it’s too late?
Much of Jarek’s youth revolved around making him fit for the throne, but one terrible day in adulthood finds him defeated, humiliated, and banned from the capital. He may only return upon complete surrender. Once home, he faces a trial by his commanders, though they are also fugitives by decree. Their land is a former province cut off from royal support, only kept free by the number of soldiers loyal to Jarek; but he swore to uphold the terms of his defeat, never to attack the capital.
As every illusion Jarek lived under is falling apart, he receives a visitor who tells him how the people of his land have suffered under his oblivious and unsustainable decision making. He faces a choice: drink himself to death while everything falls apart or change his land for the better. The latter might be impossible.
Just as he makes his choice, strangers arrive from a part of the world unknown to him, seeking a free and peaceful life, warning of a tyrant who pursues them. The story of their homeland is told in the second part. One man’s insecurity combined with his greed sees him betray people who believed they were his allies. He desires a great empire that he wishes his father had pursued, but this drives his transformation into something else–or, the persistent appearance of something he can never truly be.
But his former allies have no time to consider why he did this to them, not that they are to blame. Those who survive will each lead their people in a form of resistance suitable to their ways. Some will take to the battlefield, seeking justice, or vengeance. Some will search for a new home, challenged to leave no one behind, but they may flee into the waiting arms of a different danger. And some will do another thing altogether.
And the third part brings everything together. What is Jarek willing to do? Will anything ever be enough?
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
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First, I always like to write stories where compassionate leaders who are pursuing a hospitable society, and who ask themselves whether they are doing enough, are shown in contrast to power-seekers who will stop at nothing and who find that nothing they gain is ever enough. Second, I wanted to write a redemption story for someone who has his power because of imperialism, but having been denied what he hungered for most of his life, makes the unexpected decision to pursue something better instead; he ends up doing the type of good that his old king wouldn't dare.
The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: Jade, the Youngest Ever Witch is the fifth stand alone adventure in the series of Jimmy Crikey’s adventure stories.
Jimmy is the alien orphan who, despite being bullied, chose to make his home on Earth and grew into a hero who overcomes every challenge place in his path.
Jimmy’s close friend Jade approaches the end of her apprenticeship with Matilda as a witch.
There are several challenges to complete before she can graduate as a fully qualified member of the sister’s Coven. Matilda is head of the four guardian witches of Earth’s realms. But she has been called to move to a higher level. Who will be appointed as her successor?
Jimmy is told not to help Jade directly. She must succeed in the trials using only her skills.
When collapsing roofs threaten the cave world of Lithnia, both Jimmy and Jade’s skills are needed to save Lithnia from the giant, rock-chewing beatles who originated in Egypt as scarabs.
The Sky Islands have been caught in tornado winds and a whirlwind. It is tearing the islands apart, and Matilda instructs Jade to go to their aid. Jimmy is forbidden from interfering, but he does help Jade to carry out her plan to save the Islanders. Can the youngest witch overcome the danger?
Madam Cleoptra who rules the Sky Islands and has given birth to The Weatherman’s ,aka Lord Oron’s, son, Uran and he must be introduced to the Coven of sister witches.
The dreaded Giant Scarabs return to their destructive chewing of rocks which threatens Roombelow, far away from Lithnia.
Jimmy and Jade trace the beatles resting place to a floating island in the Arctic seas, where the Centaurians, a race from planet Xe, in the Alpha Centauri system, are seeking diamonites from Lithnia to protect their planet from gamma rays being emitted by one of their suns. To save their planet they would risk destroying Earth. Jimmy employs XRU, his talkative starship’s navigator to help the aliens,
In the era where prehistoric and modern people coexist, darkness infiltrates the Goldleaf kingdom as it is left vulnerable in the King and Queen’s absence. Determined to defend their castle, the heirs to the throne and their friends must combat the power-hungry Caveman King and his vicious army who threaten the safety and dominion of their home. They soon realize that he is just the beginning of their coming storm of trouble: ruthless giants, tyrannical aliens, and the Caveman King’s vengeful son, Prince Chad.
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Targeted Age Group:: 15
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Despite warnings from the Kings of the Alliance and the elves of Hermstingle, a disgraced knight named Qualtan moves forward with his knightly Order, prompting war against his former allies. Only one thing can save them all: for Qualtan to reproduce the quest his uncle and father had undertaken many years ago to defeat Those That Stand in Shadow – to find the Master of the Great Beasts, the Dragon King, and bring him back in time to stop the battle.
The time has come.
The Dark Mage, Lord Morgorth, and Aishe of the Ravena Tribe, are to become bondmates.
Morgorth is equal parts nervous and excited. He wants to unite with Aishe in the sacred dialen ceremony, to proclaim their devotion to the world, to show everyone that Aishe is his equal and deserving of respect. After all they’ve survived together, why shouldn’t they make the cosmic promise before friends and family? But duty must often come before pleasure. When Morgorth’s estranged mentor, Master Ulezander, comes to him with a time-sensitive mission involving a major stone of power, Morgorth has little choice but to acquiesce.
Aishe knows his mate struggles with the revelation of his true destiny, after a lifetime of defining himself as the future Destroyer of Karishian. All he can do is reassure Morgorth that being the Savior is a far better fate for both of them. But as Morgorth and Aishe leap through worlds and dimensions in pursuit of a stone of power, more pieces to the puzzle of Morgorth’s destiny are revealed. And they form an image of sacrifice and tragedy.
The dark cloud of an ancient enemy looms ever closer, and the path to becoming the Savior might prove more monstrous than that of the Destroyer.
A group of researchers led by Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez gains a permit to visit the quarantined Ilha da Morte to prove either the truth or the fallacy of the whispered rumors of a giant lizard that lurks within the dark, unexplored jungles.
One problem after another plagues their mission, starting with their boat sinking during the landing, followed immediately by the loss of their satellite phone and the death of a team member. The expedition, now cut off from the world, takes a more dangerous turn when hooting and roaring in the night reveals not only that the animal they seek is real, but that there’s more than one.
And they come closer each night.
The creatures soon prove to be the least of the team’s problems after encountering another group intent on keeping the island–and everything on it–secret from the rest of the world, even if they have to kill to accomplish it.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult/ young adult
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I've loved dinosaur horror books like Jurassic Park and books with a treasure aspect like Treasure Island, so that's how I came up with my book
This is a stand-alone, fourth in series, The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey, the alien orphan who, despite cruel bullying, decided to make his home on Earth. He numbers among his friends the four witch guardians of Earth’s realms and the ancient Lord Oron, aka The Weatherman.
The underground Emerald Lake, the home of the Aquamites, is invaded by a flesh-eating, fire-breathing serpent, which is impervious to the magic of the four guardian witches. Matilda, the chief witch, asks for Jimmy Crikey’s assistance.
Jimmy accompanies Elwinn, witch guardian of everything associated with water, to visit the Emerald Lake. They arrive at a plausible plan to capture the serpents in a spider’s web net.
Their strategy is complicated because Jimmy cannot breathe underwater unless he is included in Elwinn’s bubble. Several of the strongest young Aquamites agree to act as live bait to entice the serpents into a lake inside an extinct volcano’s caldera.
Once the serpents are lured into the volcano’s lake Jimmy, with the help of his starship SR3 and XRU, the intelligent computer/navigator, will trap the reptiles in a spider’s web net, ready to drag the creatures into the cold depths of deep space.
Jimmy’s heart is captured at first sight of Annison, a young, golden-headed Aquamite who is also the daughter of Milton, the leader of the tribe.
During the operation to rid the Aquamite’s world of serpents, Annison is seriously injured when one serpent takes a bite out of her lower tail. She is dying from the loss of blood. The witches do not have the power to help. There is no time to get her to Jimmy’s home plane of Attalia for advanced surgery.
All appears lost until Lord Oron reveals his real identity. Lord Oron is one of the twelve Lords who serve the all-powerful Master. The Master could save Annison, but he refuses to bring a subject back to life from the dead. Can Lord Oron persuade the Master to intervene and save the life of Jimmy’s first love, Annison?
Yamaria achieves consciousness as a child, guided by an ethereal being. She inherits a locket, eventually accessing space and time. As a child she had the ability to manifest, the abiility to transcend the material and her point of time and existence through a form of her unconscious state. Yamaria reunites with a former co-ed, Salvatore, who is handsome, tall, well-bred and only recently left his work in the sciences. He is now an esteemed businessman in his family valuable conglomerate. Though hesitant, Yamaria agrees to court her former university colleague. She and Salvatore are being watched. Nonetheless they grow in natural affection. Somehow Salvatore knows that Yamaria was always the one with whom is future lies. A man who knew Yamaria’s mother before she was even born named Antonio transverses time seeking revenge against their world. Yamaria discovers three others at the point where space meets time. They were placed in different worlds with an enchanted heirloom, defeating Antonio. Livianna, one of whom she met at the insterstice, dies. Time is paused. Basilia assists Antonio as revenge against her parents. The mystical being destroys Antonio. Basilia sacrifices herself as recompense. Salvatore proposes to Yamaria. Livianna returns from the dead. Gidadina still possesses the ancient text which shakes as a warning of something yet to come.
Targeted Age Group:: 14+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Circumstance and a yearning to write beyond what I had been before. Silhouette Lost is the first of two fiction books I wrote. I wanted to use whatever spare time I had and one night I could not fall asleep. All these ideas were stirring in my head. I initially jotted some notes about the what names I would call the characters, whether their names would have any hidden meaning and a line or two about the main plot. Since then I generally do not outline or make notes. It was a time in my life in which a jolt of literary energy surfaced. Writing a novel was still new to me. I go into details on what inspired me to write this book in the preface of Silhouette Lost, now available as an ebook at select online retailers.