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Power Excerpt

A never before seen excerpt from the new sci-fi, fantasy book Power.

Pinching into her nose, Jaya said, “I don’t think you need me, but I’ll wait outside just in case.”

The male agent shrugged, and the female one nodded, but for a brief window Naiya stared at her as if the woman’s last lifeline was being tugged back into the boat. I’m sorry, I wish I could help. Biting her tongue, Jaya rushed out the door and heaved her back against the wall. Inside she could overhear the agents making plans with the mother, telling her when they’d come for the boy, how much of his things he could take with. They made a promise of when she’d be able to see him again — two months. It was always two months, for resettling purposes. To give the child a chance to adjust. It was never two months.

When the door to the room closed, Jaya staggered up to find the female agent swiping a hand over her pad and shuffling off the paperwork for a clerk to finish. “Thank you for your help in there. I hoped it wouldn’t come to violence.”

She should smile, thank the woman as well, then return to the office. They were the SK. It was one thing to thumb your nose at the state, that was practically coated in snot, but challenging the SK could wipe out your life.

“What the hell were you doing confronting the woman in the hospital?!” Jaya hissed. So much for having a life.

The woman waved a hand over her pad, barely lifting her perfectly sculpted eyebrow, “My job. The child was near death. Nearer to death than you can understand. We feared she would attempt to abscond with the boy.”

“Her boy,” Jaya tacked on.

“Yes, her child, whom she nearly killed through negligence. And I am uncertain why I am suddenly defending myself to you as if I am the bad guy.”

“It…” She scrunched up her eyes and sighed. “Forget it, forget I even…”

The woman’s soft pink fingernails landed upon the upper arm of Jaya’s leather coat. “The emotion was high in that room. I shall overlook your outburst given how it would have an effect upon anyone.”

The thank you clung to her tongue, but all she could do was limply nod and turn away. Jaya waited until she was near the lounge to lift up a portal, wanting to crawl into her basement office and face nothing for a day. A few people glanced over, no doubt they were waiting on information about their loved ones in surgery. Realizing she was no one important, they all returned to staring glumly at the ground.

Her hand parted through space, aiming directly for her office. Jaya was about to step through when she heard the male agent speak behind her. “When the shit are they going to pass that stupid law already? Let us take ‘em the second their jewel turns blue. Giving ‘em a chance, hope, only leads to this shit. It’s the humane thing to do.”

Not bothering to glance back, she stepped through her tear in space.

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Power Is Coming

What if every person in the world had superpowers?

Hard-nosed detective Jaya Foster teams up with Riktuo Fujita to solve a baffling murder. In a backdrop setting where everyone from the janitor to the mayor can move things with their mind or throw fire from their hands, they must work together across a vast divide in both the city and society to save the day.

Available January 31st 2019

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Book Year In Review

In 2018, I got to publish three books, take my first dip into Romance, and had my first book accepted to be published by Black Rose Writing. There’s also a hint of what’s to come in 2019 below.

Undercover Siren, my first Romance Novel, was released this February.

He was only supposed to be a job. Why can’t she walk away?

Fever came at the end of this year in October, continuing both the Inquisition series and my love of cinnamon roll heroes.

Hot soldier + brilliant doctor = a thrilling romance in the desert sands.

Free Radicals saw my return to the Dwarves in Space series.

This always $0.99 novella follows the crew of the Elation as they find their vacation interrupted by a space-station invasion.

2019 will bring the arrival of Power, my first small published novel courtesy of Black Rose Writing.

What if every person in the world had superpowers?

I ended 2018 by finishing off the first draft for my Christmas themed romance novel, Son of Krampus.

As the daughter of Saint Nicholas, Nadire’s life is Christmas 24/7. She’s never had time to fit anyone in her life, preferring the work of helping to bring gifts to the children of the world. But that’s all upended when she meets a tall, dark haired stranger who sends her heart racing.

Unbeknownst to her, there’s a secret Emeric Hellswarth is hiding and that one night stand will come to haunt her every thought. How can she plan Christmas when her heart keeps bouncing between both hating and begging for the Son of the Krampus?

Thank you so much for coming along on this journey! May 2019 bring as many books as 2018 did.