First Chapters

Check out the first chapters of my published books, or things I’m working on!

Published Novels:

Breed Chapter One: A comet is set to destroy Earth, but Kyle Singer is determined to survive. Tired of being treated like a second-class citizen thanks to her perfect brother, Kyle doesn’t think twice when offered the opportunity to attend an academy formed to stop the comet. It’s not like there’s going to be much left after the comet hits, anyway. She’s drugged, shipped off to the school, and thrown into a relationship with Ichiro Seung-hun, an exchange student from South Korea. The school isn’t just about stopping the comet. It’s a breeding program for after the comet hits and wipes out the human race. Terrified of becoming a baby-making factory, Kyle and Ichiro will do whatever it takes to escape. Even if that means dying.

Head Case, Chapter OneAllyson has been in a coma for the last nine months. What’s worse, she can hear everything the doctors say. She knows they’re keeping her in a coma and that she’s at the mercy of the hospitals First In Human trial. A VR system implanted in her brain for a second chance at life, but Ally doesn’t want to leave her family behind. Attached to the VR, Ally discovers worlds unlike home. There, she can do whatever she wants. But she misses her parents. Using hacking skills, Ally emails her mom in hopes that she’ll free her. When the emails don’t work, Ally learns to astral project. With help from Harrison, a rabbit-eared boy, they work together to free themselves from Aishwarya, the mad queen of the world. But when Harrison wakes up and doesn’t come for Ally, she’ll split her soul to the brink of death to save herself.

Work In Progress:

Masquerade, Chapter One: Sixteen-year-old Bex Dae just wants to disappear.

Her friends at school have abandoned her, her parents are missing and thought to be dead, and her grandmother’s health is steadily declining. Painfully shy, Bex does whatever her friends ask in order to keep them in her life. She keeps a low profile at school getting grades just high enough to get into a decent college and stay off of the principal’s radar. Not difficult since people don’t seem to remember her anyway.

When a boy tries to steal her grandmother’s fire opal ring, Bex sees something she can’t believe. The boy can wield fire and she meets a fox man who can wield blue flames and water, but when she wakes up the next morning she’s confident it was all a dream. Until she receives an invitation to a masquerade ball. Something she’s only read about in books. Grandma encourages her to go and once there she’s given an old looking skeleton key, instructions for the key, and a glimpse of what she’d thought had been a dream.

Following the instructions for the key, Bex opens a door to a parallel world within our own where she learns that she is in training to keep up the seal that keeps the parallel world of magic from her own boring world. There she meets the Curator, the man who threw the masquerade and gave her the key. She’s introduced to other students who will also become keepers of the seal, the world of magic, and the classes that they will be required to take to keep up the seal. They travel through the villages and the cities within the parallel dimension meeting the creatures that live there, elves, human-animal hybrid people, dwarves, orc and more.

But someone wants to break the seal between worlds and start a war.

When the onyx stone that controls all powers within the world is stolen, Bex learns that her grandma’s fire opal ring, the stone that can stop all powers, will be the next stolen. With the help of her new found friends Pary Shirvani, and Ren, a fox demon, they’ll discover what happened to Bex’s parents, who is after the stones, and how to stop them before the seal is broken releasing magic into the world and the enslavement of the human race.

Briar, Chapter One: Robyn steals from the rich to give to the poor.

Briar’s mother wants him dead.

With taxes on the rise, the people of Locksdale turn to her family to provide for them, but when Sheriff Locksley sees Robyn’s face she’s forbidden to enter the city again. But Robyn’s not one to sit idle. With the help of her brother, she’ll sneak back into the city only to run into Briar Bowler, the mayor’s son.

 Briar doesn’t want the life of politics his mother has laid out for him. Drawn to this girl who steals for a living, he decides he wants to get to know her, even if it means becoming a thief himself. When he meets people his mother has forced into poverty he finds he wants to save them as much as Robyn does until he discovers his missing sister living in their tree house village, the sister he thought was dead. He’d do anything to get his sister back, even if that means betrayal.

Guilt leads them to the mother Robyn thought to be dead, a cursed cat woman, and a lack of medicines to keep Briar’s sister alive. When things couldn’t get any worse, Briar’s mother attempts to kill him activating a sleeping curse that envelopes the city. With the help of a grandfather, Briar wasn’t allowed to meet, Robyn and her siblings will do what it takes to save Briar and awaken the sleeping town.

It will take a massive amount of luck, a great deal of ingenuity, and true loves kiss to stop Madeline Bowler’s path of destruction.

Inkblood, Chapter One: Returning home from studying abroad Evie finds her family is missing. Following journals & puzzles left in the rooms of her family’s home, Evie will piece together the memories to find what happened while she was away & where her family has gone.