I can’t believe it’s almost here. I got my first author copy of King’s Folly! I love how thick it is. To celebrate, I’ll be having a Facebook release party and hosting some online contests. Stay tuned for more information!
I wanted to yell out that I was home—see if anyone answered. But I didn’t want those guys on the street to hear me, so I spoke in my regular voice. “Mom? Liz? Sammy?”
I tried the light switches. Nothing. There weren’t a lot of windows in the front room of our house, so I dropped my pack and walked to the kitchen. Empty.
I found the junk drawer and Dad’s big flashlight, then headed down the hallway to the bedrooms. Lizzie’s was empty—bed made. She was a neat freak anyway, so that didn’t surprise me. Mom and Dad’s room was empty too. Their bed had been stripped down to the mattress, which was weird. I whistled for Sammy, my golden retriever, but he didn’t come running.
I pushed my panic down deep as I checked the rest of the house. No one was there. I found Mom and Dad’s bedsheets in the drier. She must have left in a hurry because she didn’t tend to leave such tasks unfinished.
I tried to stay calm, but my insides were twisting, and all the liquid was crawling north to my mouth and eyes. I ran into Mom and Dad’s bathroom and stood over the toilet. I breathed deeply, trying to stifle the nausea. The smell of bleach hit me, along with the faint smell of something fishy.
“Of all the unbelievable, psychotic…” Riggs went on to declare exactly what kind of men those two were, using just about every colorful metaphor I’d ever heard. He cranked the wheel and turned left on Leroux Street, but slammed on his breaks about ten yards in. A few more colorful metaphors pulled my gaze out the front windshield.
A body lay in the middle of the street. Behind it, the rest of the street was gridlocked with empty vehicles. The smell of fish was overwhelming.
Jaylee sucked in a sharp breath. “Oh my gosh, look! By the mural!”
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“First!” I jogged up the split log steps of Deadwood Lodge and yanked on the antler door handle. It didn’t budge.
“This ain’t a race, boy.” Andy Reinhold, a retired US Army Ranger, our guide, and owner of Wilderness Way Adventures, clumped up the stairs behind me. “What? Is it locked? It shouldn’t be.”
I cupped my hand against the glass window on the slab door and peered inside. “The lobby is dark.” I shrugged off my pack and let it fall to the planked porch. My shoulders loved the weightless freedom. The twelve-day extreme survival training camp had been awesome, but I was ready to go home.
Who will succeed the dying king? The Heir War, the second installment in my new epic fantasy series releases today! If you haven’t read part one, be sure to grab the free ebook and give it a try.
Darkness Reigns, the first installment in my new epic fantasy series, has released into the world. If you see it in your neck of the woods, be sure and say hello and download a free copy. I promise it doesn’t bite.
When an Armanian woman is murdered in Castle Everton, she left a clue drawn in blood on the ground beside her. A Magonian rune. The problem is, Magonia is the enemy of Armania and runes forbidden by law. That makes Prince Wilek’s task of translating the rune nearly impossible. A few weeks later, Prince Trevn finds this same rune marking on a stone dropped by his cousin. Is this a coincidence or a clue to the murder?
Prince Trevn was raised in the realm of Sarikar as a gesture of peace between the two nations. But now that his father has called him home, he and his best friend Hinck have made a pact. They marked each other Renegades by scarring the letter “R” into their hands and making two vows. First, not to let the realm of Armania change them and, second, to change the realm of Armania for the better. You can read more about Trevn and Hinck in Darkness Reigns.
King Echad of Armania has three sons: two that are of age and one that is nearly so. The king does not believe in the right of first blood to inherit the throne. He will choose his Heir when he is ready and not a moment sooner, though the longer he tarries in making a decision, the more divided the realm of Armania becomes.
In the realm of Magonia, the nomadic Chieftess Mreegan and her retinue travel on a course between five altars where they worship the goddess Magon. The chieftess is served by a special group of maidens. These maidens are chosen and trained as mantics. When something happens to one of the maidens, the position must be filled right away. In the story Darkness Reigns, one of the maidens has come to a tragic end, leaving the chieftess with only four. Who will become the newest maiden? You can find out by reading the free ebook.
The end is about to begin!
In just five days, Darkness Reigns, part one of the Kinsman Chronicles, will release. You will finally be able to read the ebook.
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