The Clockwork Trilogy Finds Its End

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After centuries spent trying to thwart the rise of his species’ progenitors, not once did Zachary Platt expect to survive their return.  Now, not only has he stared the Fount in the eye and lived but Prudence Whitby has told him she loves him.  For the first time in his life as a vampire, Zachary has a reason to fight to see the next sunrise.  With a little help from an unusual source, he may even succeed.

Prudence has discovered the terror of having everything to lose.  Over the course of a seemingly unending blitz of attacks, her life and the lives of her family are repeatedly put at risk.  A devastating loss changes her perspective forever, putting her fragile human body between the Fount and the fate of the world.

The devastation of the Fount has swamped them all.  Salvation lies between breaths and the precise ticking of a clock.

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The Escape Wheel – Chapter One

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Chapter One

Zachary had always had awful luck with storms.  He reflected on this while sopping wet and smeared with dirt halfway through what looked to be an unsuccessful hunt through the woods outside Seattle.  If he had been alone once the clouds had erupted above him he would have immediately returned to the Jeep he’d rented for the excursion.  Unfortunately, the solitude he had enjoyed most of his life had become a rare commodity of late.

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The Clockwork Trilogy Continues…

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Separated from the woman he loves and trailing the carnage of an abomination, Zachary Platt has spent the past five months feeling useless. That sense only grows when their enemies strike a terrible blow and threaten them with ruin if the last pieces of every vampires’ progenitors are not surrendered. However, the box containing those remains disappeared along with Prudence Whitby and Zachary has little hope of seeing either again.

Prudence had not cut all ties when she had run from the reality of monsters and a love she couldn’t trust. She knows full well the danger she’ll face from friend and foe alike when she returns. An unspeakable monster haunting her steps, she chooses to rely on her family, her aim, and her unshakeable nerves to see her through the battle ahead.

There is little time for reunions with war on the horizon but Prudence and Zachary both are dogged by figures from their pasts. They have no choice but to face the pain and the peril together as the hour of the Fount’s return has finally struck.

 

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In Which the Author Finally Understands Sport Fans

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I went to the Critical Role live show last Saturday.  As a person who would never go to a concert because I can listen to the music more comfortably at home, this was a slightly out of character decision.  For those not in the know, Critical Role is a dungeons and dragons game played by hugely talented voice actors that’s taken the internet by storm.  I’ve been watching regularly since 2017 when I got hooked by the prospect of a show that would never disappoint me.  Quite the heady concept after quitting more than a few actual television shows that I realized were not contributing joy to my life.

Due to the fact the show won’t be available to watch until February, I can’t disclose any explicit details.  Generally I’m a big believer in spoilers but the prospect of the cast being disappointed with me after being in the same room with them is more than enough to stay my hand.  So general impressions it is! Continue reading

The Winding Key – Chapter One Audio

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For those of you who didn’t get a chance to read the first chapter sample or who simply enjoy hearing me read aloud, here is the audio version of Chapter One in The Winding Key.  If you enjoy it please do think about adding it to your Kindle library!  It’s available in the store now.  Or if you’re a little short on funds this Halloween, share it with your like-minded friends.

Happy Halloween!

The Winding Key – Chapter One

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Chapter One

Zachary glowered down at the neatly arranged contents of his oldest friend’s suitcase. “Given that our world might very well be on the verge of ending, do you really think now is a good time to go antiquing in California?”

“Are we really about to have the same argument for the fiftieth time?” Mara called out from her bathroom, “Because that would be tedious even by your standards.”

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