Book Release: Red Like Rubies


The long-awaited (for me, at least 🙂 ) Red Like Rubies is now available in the Kindle Store at Amazon.com.

It’s long-awaited because it’s actually the first in the Exiles of Aur series.  The original version was written a few years before I started An Amber Stone, Stet in Silver.  It tells the story of two characters who recur in secondary capacities in An Amber Stone, Set in Silver.

I’m planning print versions of Red Like Rubies, as well as An Amber Stone, Set in Silver and The Walk Along the Ocean Shore, so stay tuned for news of all that.

SUMMARY

Maria Rubine.  She has always known she’s been living on borrowed time.  She is Aurian and also an Impure, born with a genetic curse she cannot escape.  Eventually, she knows, she will transform into a monster, both in body and soul.

Her time has run out all too soon in the form of the military forces of the King of Aur, the Emissary, who show up one day while she’s at a coffee house in downtown Portland, Oregon, minding her own business.

It also shows up in the form of an uncommunicative but much too attractive High Scholar from Aur.  He also seems bent on taking her back to Aur and probable death in some thoroughly unpleasant manner, for that’s what High Scholars do to her kind.

If only she didn’t find herself inexplicably falling for him.

Maxens Adamas.  He is an Aurian High Scholar, born with the ability to weld control over matter and energy.  But, disillusioned and carrying with him a secret shame, he gave up his life of privilege at the Scholar’s College on Aur, and exiled himself to the far corners of the planet.

His exile is curtailed, however, when he is called in to fulfill a magically enforced debt of honor.  Or die.  He must bring the Impure woman, Maria Rubine, back to the ruthless Chancellor of the College, Nazar Callaina.

Maria, though, is nothing like what he expected. When he is forced to choose between her life and his own, he finds that it isn’t so hard to choose, after all.  But is their growing bond enough to help them overcome not only Nazar, but also Maria’s horrible destiny?

Red Like Rubies is a paranormal romance, first in the Exiles of Aur Series.  It contains a very mild dosing of sensuality and language, and some fairly mild (by today’s standards, especially) violence.

Read an excerpt

Book Release: The Walk Along the Ocean Shore

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The Walk Along the Ocean Shore is now available in the Kindle Store at Amazon.com!

SUMMARY

A vacation on a resort island quickly goes awry for Lilah Farmer when she is sucked into the convoluted designs of Darlene Sinjuste, a woman dying of cancer and with nothing to lose.

Lilah bears an uncanny resemblance to Darlene’s long-dead daughter, and, after a chance encounter, Lilah makes the mistake of accepting Darlene’s invitation to join her for lunch. From there, Lilah finds it increasingly difficult to extricate herself, becoming Darlene’s unwitting pawn in a toxic family drama.

It doesn’t help that Lilah starts falling for one of Darlene’s stepsons, Zane, whom, Darlene hints darkly, attempted to kill Darlene years ago.

And when a clumsy attempt is made on Lilah’s life, everyone and no one has a motive, including Zane.

But nothing is quite as it seems, and Lilah must make some hard choices if she is to get away from Darlene’s poisonous, tangled web, and off Edith Island.

The Walk Along the Ocean Shore scores in the mild range for sensuality, violence, and language.

Book Release: An Amber Stone, Set in Silver

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An Amber Stone, Set in Silver is now available on Kindle at Amazon.com!

SUMMARY

Edie Brown has gone through life as if she were almost invisible, barely remembered.  Even after becoming a doctor, her own patients and colleagues have a hard time recalling who she is.  So when she is invited to interview for a position at the prestigious medical center, the Aurel Foundation, Edie can’t begin to understand how or why.  And, once there, Edie can’t shake the impression that something is terribly wrong about the Foundation and the resort-like mountain community where it’s situated.  Beginning with The Foundation’s disturbing, enigmatic chauffeur, James, puzzling events quickly add up, and Edie starts piecing together the startling real reason she has been brought there, one that goes beyond ordinary science and medicine, and one that is tied to her own mysterious past.  She finds herself being inexorably drawn into a world of myth, magic, and monsters, a world that leads to chaos, imprisonment, and violence.

An Amber Stone, Set in Silver, second in the Exiles of Aur series, scores in the mild range for sensuality and language, with a couple of scenes containing mild to moderate violence.