Books

Newest Release! (September 2018):

Primal Nature 10 (1)

The next chapter in the Johnny Wagner trilogy! Even crazier – or saner, if you’re already crazy – than the first book!

The blurb:

What can change the nature of an alien?

An alien ambassador stationed on Earth has been killed, and Johnny Wagner, the Godlike PI, has been hired to investigate the murder.

In addition to his enemies on Earth, Johnny now has to contend with a vast empire of murderous extra-terrestrials who despise his peace-loving clients.

Two alien cultures that hate each other, with Johnny caught in the middle? Great….

Not only that, but his God Arm, an inimitable entity named Dak, is in a morose mood, Earth’s superheroes are as arrogant and unhelpful as ever, government officials want him dead, his romantic life is pathetic, and his domineering landlady is nagging him about rent.

Such is the life of a superpowered private eye who’s bonded to a strange, frustrating god.

Combining alien conspiracies with all-out comic book-style action, “Primal Nature” is fast-paced, fun, and daring. Welcome to Z City, a place you’ll never want to leave, even when alien hordes are streaming through the streets!

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Johnny Wagner, Book One:

Double Lives Re-Design v5

A superhero/private eye/thriller/various-other-fiction-categories novel nonpareil!

Book One of a planned trilogy, a trilogy that is sure to change everything! No, that’s not hyperbole! (OK, it is.)

The blurb:

There are two sides to every superhero….

One of Z City’s superheroes is dead, killed in battle with his supervillain nemesis. The villain has been arrested, and his conviction appears certain.

But all is not what it seems….

The superhero’s widow, of all people, believes the villain was set up, and she’s hired Johnny Wagner, the self-proclaimed Godlike PI, to investigate the murder.

Equipped with a God Arm, Johnny is a determined, resourceful, and powerful private eye – except when the god on his arm is acting ornery, or when the women in his life drive him to distraction, or when he worries about paying off his many debts.

Can Johnny solve this case without getting vaporized or – even worse – going deeper into debt?

Featuring high-octane action, forbidden romance, scheming government officials, and a villain who dresses up in a squirrel costume, this is an exciting new entry in the superhero fiction genre. Welcome to Z City, a place you’ll never want to leave, even when someone’s firing a lambda beam at you!

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Debut Novel:

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To read about the lessons I learned writing this book, check out this blog post. For a critical analysis of the novel, feast your eyes on this guest blog.

The blurb:

Thomas Copeland has just turned forty years old, but unlike some men his age, he’s not going to have a midlife crisis. Sure, he works at a small grocery store on the North Carolina coast, he doesn’t have many friends, and he’s unmarried and childless, but he’s content with his simple life.

Others, however, are not so content, and they want to make sure Thomas knows it. Between a family curse, wanderlust-filled (and lust-filled) co-workers, a dangerously unhappy sister, and a vindictive ex-friend-with-benefits, Thomas finds himself in an exhausting battle to maintain his idyllic lifestyle.

Will Thomas be able to resolve – or at least survive – these dramas? Will he find love, or just tepid one-night stands? Will his boss ever notice he’s cleaned the bathroom? What will he get his Secret Santa giftee? And what will be the ultimate fate of the grocery store where he works?

The Clerk is both satirical and poignant, a riveting exploration of the choices people make in the pursuit of freedom and success. You’ll never look at a grocery store the same way again.

Buy it on Amazon or read for free on Kindle Unlimited, and please leave a review!