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Love and Hamburgers

With her elbows pressed against the well-worn wood of the bar, Liz swiped at her phone. She found herself lurking the Facebook pages and tweets of her exes. None of them were particularly bad, per say, they just weren't right. But what is right? She really didn't know, but she knew they weren't it.

It wasn't their fault. A lot of girls will say, "It's not you, it's me," but when Liz said it, she really meant it. She was too weird and different than other people. She was starting to think no one would ever be right for her.

Liz, a Millennial woman, thinks she's running away from her problems, but she can't run away from herself...

Ever since Liz was a child, she has been cursed with seeing her own future. During college she discovered the only cure... alcohol.

When drinking begins to fail her, she runs off with ex-rock-musician Rick on a cross-country road trip to find the perfect hamburger in this Paranormal-Romance adventure, Love and Hamburgers.

Will Rick's Generation X attitude show her that life can be different or is he just the latest in her excuses for not becoming the woman her parents wish she would be?

 

Over two years in the making, Love and Hamburgers is the first book in a novella series, the Rick and Liz Saga. Love and Hamburgers is a perma-free story on wattpad.

Paperback, Nook, and Kindle editions for sale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 

 

Music and Magic

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Now in Los AngelesRick and Liz, without the adventure of travel to distract them, find them selves having to deal with their respective problems in life.

Rick's manager Elroy Elridge, wants to bring Rick back into the celebrity community, but Rick doesn't like the way that stardom effects his behavior.

Meanwhile, Liz's parents have sent out Liz's older brother, Mark, to bring her back to Indiana and to deal with her responsibilities. They have a bet in which Liz must stay sober for a whole month. The stress causes Liz to exert her precognitive power like never before.

Will Rick and Liz find strength in each other or will their relationship be torn apart? Find out in season 2 of the Rick and Liz Saga: Music and Magic.

 

Music and Magic is the second book in the Rick and Liz Saga. As with Love and Hamburgers was in 2017/2018, it will be a live-write project on Wattpad beging in October 2018 and will complete in Febuary of 2019 when the first edition paperback is released.

 

 



Fake Tattoos

... It had no longer become a question of if I would die of poverty, but when ...

In Fake Tattoos, after turning down a job from the NSA and a rapidly declining career as a writer, our narrator is attempting to write a "mainstream piece of cliché garbage" that everyone will love. The problem is that poverty is making his life unbearable and it is quickly turning him into a violent revolutionary. Delivering food on his bicycle is consuming all his time. A late night delivery brings him into a fetish club where he meets and falls in love with a young vampire-witch named Samantha.

Despite the great connection the two have and the love he feels for her, Samantha is saving her body for her lord, Satan. Our narrator is no stranger to the supernatural world and his time with Samantha only strengthens his connection to the spirit realm. The more he embraces the Satanic forces, the more his desires are fulfilled, but it continues to leave him unsatisfied. Eventually he must lose everything, including his sanity, in order to fulfill his divine destiny.

Fake Tattoos is my first novel. It took six months to write and a year to edit. The book has many ties to classic styles. It has the cynical view of Fight Club, the thrill of Devil's Avocate, and a philosophical journey the likes of books such as Ishmael.

The book is currently available as a 436 page paperback from Amazon and Barnes amd Noble.

 

 

Eilise, God, and The Witches (Fake Tattoos #2)

 

Reno was where Eilise went when she needed to make sense of the world. The Railroad End Casino was her fortress of solitude.

There was nothing in the universe that wasn't part of God's plan. If God wanted her to be rich, she would be rich. If God wanted her to be poor, she would be poor. Odds and luck had nothing to do with it.

Tonight, God wanted Eilise to be rich. She was sure of it.

As the world becomes more populated and technology advances, a family of witches comes to the end of its line. Eilise is the third daughter of a third daughter. She faces a new world that has no room left in it for magic. But her reason for being comes from a higher power.

 

Fake Tattoos was not originally meant to be a series, but after finishing the first book, I knew there was so much more story to tell. This time we follow the life of Eilise Smith O'Donald, Samantha's mother. This book is a magical jouney though time beginning in 1964 and eding in the present day.

Eilise, God and the Witches is currently an unscheduled live-write project on Wattpad with plans for a paperback realease in 2019.

 

 
 

The Bear Wife - A Great and New American Tale

 

Get The Bear Wife now in print or ebook.

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The Bear Wife is an American retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast set against the historic culture of the northeastern tribes of the American Indians.

On the advice of her mother and a magical talking fire, a young girl named Wind Blossom embarks on the adventure of her lifetime in a quest to prove herself to her people. Along the way she must use her skills to survive the wilderness and eventually she’ll learn the true power of friendship and communication.

The Bear Wife is the first in a series of short stories that will retell traditional  tales set in North American culture.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24642671-the-bear-wife

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Camera... Action!

In 2010, I co-authored, along with Josh Rodriguez, my first Stage Play titled Camera..Action!. It is an improved based play in the spirit of Comadia del Arte. The story revolves around a rag tag group trying to film a movie with no script and little direction. I think our small debute at the Odd Duck Theater went well and I look for to seeing it performed by other groups.



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