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TAKU: YA Sci-Fi Short Story

The character(s) in Taku.When sixteen-year-old Sayako’s autism deepens and she retreats from the world into an imaginary reality, her parents try a revolutionary new treatment to draw her out: an artificial intelligence implant capable of communicating with her through the safe inner world she’s constructed for herself. Her parents hope to provide her with a bridge to the outside, a channel that will coax her to reconnect with her family. Instead what they give her is a friend–one with his own agenda, and his own choices to make about the silent young girl who knows herself only as Taku.

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THE PROCEDURE: NA Sci-Fi Vignette

As the numbing haze of the anesthetics descended, Roman thought, This is the right thing to do.

He stared up at the harsh disc of florescent light overhead, burning stark on his retinas and imprinting his vision with halos. Past the searing brand of light, the surgeons were only dim shapes, so indistinct he could hardly tell they were human. Good. He didn’t want them to be people. He didn’t want to think that one human being could cut another apart like this, take them to pieces and put them back together like a jigsaw puzzle, or he wouldn’t be able to go through with it.

(Brief character workout story for Roman Xin from Subhuman (WIP), giving a glimpse into the choices that led him to who he would become.)

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THE FALLEN: A CROW CITY PREQUEL NOVELLA (Crow City #1.5)

TheFallen6x9A broken man. A promise. And no reason left to hold on.
Reconnect with Gabriel, Maxi, and Gary in this free side story and glimpse into Gabriel Hart’s life before he met Leigh. Gabriel once thought he was indestructible—but when grief brings him low, it takes a hard and painful journey to teach him how to live again, and how to survive long enough to find his way back to the light, to the people who love him, and to a reason to fight. [Read More]

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THE SAVED: A CROW CITY PREQUEL NOVELLA (Crow City #2.5)

TheSaved6x9Faith lost. Purpose found. And only the first step on the path into darkness.
Before he was a mysterious, silent killer stalking the streets of Crow City, the strange man known as Priest was a lost and broken soul—and part of Willow Armitage’s world in ways she could never have imagined. Shattered by the Afghanistan War, left with no companions other than fellow survivor Gabriel Hart, ex-Marine Priest turns to his lost faith for answers when his life has lost all meaning…but in searching for his God, he finds a new religion. A religion of blood. Of pain—and of vengeance. [Read More]

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DELETED SCENE: A SECOND CHANCE AT PARIS (Bayou’s End #1)

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Find out what happened to Ion during the months before his final reunion with Celeste. Features bonus snarling with Drake. Bonus snarling from Drake.

And possible subtext.

Maybe.

A little.

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ZERO DAY EXPLOIT (Bayou’s End #1.5)

ZDENewSome mistakes are meant to be made twice.
Zero day exploit (noun): 1. An attack that penetrates a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer or system. 2. The kind of infuriating, manipulative man who gets under your skin and refuses to get out. And now, a one-night stand may turn out to be the biggest mistake of Zoraya Blackwell’s career. [Read More]

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The Crow City Series now has a new cover set – dark, sleek, and just in time for the latest book in the series. See the full series covers here.

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The latest installment in the Crow City series is here – with series favorites Walford Gallifrey and Joseph Armitage returning in a poignant story of reconciliation and newfound love in the first contemporary M/M in the Crow City Series.