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Ghost Oracle Series Book 2 is now available!

Nick facing rightThe latest book in my Ghost Oracle series -Anaconda!” is now available on Amazon, iTunes, Nook and Kobo. The series follows the adventures of sixteen year old reluctant psychic Nick Michelson, who tries to assist the various ghosts who come to him for help.  Things don’t always go smoothly for our young psychic however, and he oftentimes finds himself in hot water.

In Anaconda!, Nick encounters the frightening ghost of a dead Marine while at the same time trying to figure out if a serial killer is about to go on a rampage at his school.

Here is the blurb:

Just a few short weeks ago, sixteen-year old Nick Michelson discovered that he was a psychic medium destined to help restless spirits cross over to where they belong.  One evening while working after-hours at his high school, an especially frightening ghost of a bloody soldier appears to Nick and attacks him. Nick sets out on a quest to learn who the ghost is and why he is haunting Nick’s high school.  Using his deck of tarot cards as a tool, he gradually begins to unravels the mystery surrounding the ghost’s death.

Meanwhile, Nick is experiencing disturbing dreams and visions during which he witnesses, through the eyes of a killer, the brutal mass murder of several of his classmates at his high school. As Nick gets drawn deeper and deeper into a web of mysteries surrounding his nightmares and the ghost of the soldier, he begins to suspect that the two are related — and that the horrific scene from his nightmares is actually a premonition of events that may — or will — come to pass.  

Nick must solve the riddle of his enigmatic premonitions and race against time to somehow prevent an unknown killer from shooting up his school — and not become the shooter’s first victim in the process.

My Anaconda! page is HERE

 

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Book 2 in the Ghost Oracle Series Launching This Week

My latest book “Anaconda!” will be released later this week. This is the second book in the Ghost Oracle series which features a reluctant 16-year old psychic medium named Nick Michelson who gets involved in one ghostly situation after another.

Here is the cover for the new book:

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And the blurb:

Just a few short weeks ago, sixteen-year old Nick Michelson discovered that he was a psychic medium destined to help restless spirits cross over to where they belong. One evening while working after-hours at his high school, an especially frightening ghost of a bloody soldier appears to Nick and attacks him. Nick sets out on a quest to learn who the ghost is and why he is haunting Nick’s high school. Using his deck of tarot cards as a tool, he gradually begins to unravels the mystery surrounding the ghost’s death.

Meanwhile, Nick is experiencing disturbing dreams and visions during which he witnesses, through the eyes of a killer, the brutal mass murder of several of his classmates at his high school. As Nick gets drawn deeper and deeper into a web of mysteries surrounding his nightmares and the ghost of the soldier, he begins to suspect that the two are related — and that the horrific scene from his nightmares is actually a premonition of events that may — or will — come to pass.

Nick must solve the riddle of his enigmatic premonitions and race against time to somehow prevent an unknown killer from shooting up his school — and not become the shooter’s first victim in the process.

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Ghost Oracle Series Update

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Just a quick post to let you all know what’s going on with the Ghost Oracle series (you can read the first book in the series HERE). The next novel in the series, “Anaconda” is now with my beta readers for a final run-through. I hope to have it available by the end of this month. The book cover should be finished fairly soon so I’ll post it when it’s ready.

In Anaconda, our friendly ghost-seeing, tarot card reading high school student Nick Michelson encounters the ghost of a long-dead soldier, who comes to Nick for help. Meanwhile, Nick is having premonitions of someone shooting up his high school. Does this ghost have anything to do with Nick’s premonitions? In a race against time, Nick attempts to stop an unknown serial killer from carrying out his deadly plan.

I’m currently revising the third novel in the series which features magicians, an extremely angry ghost and real-life villains. Nick runs into some major trouble in this story. Not sure if I’ll have it by the end of the year but that’s my goal at the moment.

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First Novel in the Ghost Oracle Series released: Nick’s Awakening

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It’s official – my latest novel, Nick’s Awakening, is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Books or directly from this website. Here is the blurb:

Sixteen year-old Nick Michelson has been seeing strange things lately, things he can’t explain. So when his uncle tells him that some of the men in his family can see ghosts, Nick freaks out and decides he’s going to ignore the spirits. But as he will soon learn, that’s easier said than done — especially once he encounters James Pearce, an angry spirt hell-bent on finding out who killed him. Reluctantly, Nick agrees to help. So with the help of his Tarot cards and his new mentor Katrina, Nick embarks on a journey to help the solve the mystery surrounding James’s death. But once word gets around about Nick’s ability, there’s more than one ghost vying for his attention.

This is the first book in the Ghost Oracle Series, with at least three more books to follow. Future books in the series will continue to follow the adventures of reluctant psychic medium and Tarot card reader Nick Michaelson.

If you purchase the book directly from this Website, you will get three different versions: mobi/kindle, epub and PDF.

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Book Cover for Nick’s Awakening

The book cover for my new novel, “Nick’s Awakening” is ready.  This is the first book in my Ghost Oracle series, a reluctant 16 year-old psychic who sees ghosts and reads Tarot. The book should be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo in a couple of days.

I’ll follow up with more information once it’s available.

Nick's Awakening book cover

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Excerpt from a Touch of Cedar

Happy Friday everyone!

Today’s post is going to consist of a little blatant self-promotion. I am including an excerpt from my latest novel, A Touch of Cedar, a gay-themed time-travel ghost story. In this scene, Marek our hero encounters the ghosts for the first time:

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Excerpt from A Touch of Cedar

Marek clasped his hands in front of him and glanced down at the table. He observed the scratched, faded wood and recalled that Randy had reminded him just recently that it needed some work. Another thing to add to his ever-growing never-ending to-do list. A slight shiver fluttered up his back. He shook himself and drifted back into his thoughts. He involuntarily smiled as a light aroma of cedar passed through the room and he lost himself in pleasant nostalgia. The smell reminded him of his youth on his father’s farm and all the wonderful summers he had spent there growing up. He and his brother would spend hours climbing the huge cedar tree on the edge of the property. How simple things were back then. He felt an ache in his chest as he thought about how much he missed his father these three long years since he had passed.

He inhaled deeply and closed his eyes. Then all at once he snapped to and his eyes flew open. Cedar. It was the same scent he has smelled a couple of weeks earlier upstairs. That odd cologne that was in his room.

The hairs on his arms rose and his skin felt prickly. He glanced down at his arms, intrigued by the strange sensation. He lifted his head and surveyed the room for the source of the odor. He leapt to his feet, walked to the living room and then to the study, sniffing the air as he strode, like a dog with its snout to the wind. The fragrance seemed to follow him and appeared to increase in intensity. Another light shiver tickled his neck and he absentmindedly brushed it away. He made one last defiant entrance into the kitchen where he had first noticed the odor. It was definitely the strongest in here. He sighed loudly, frustrated at not being able to discover the source of the curious smell.

“This is really getting bizarre,” he said out loud. He placed his hands on his hips and silently wished Randy was home. All at once, things seemed to change. His perception of his surroundings became muddled and off-kilter. The kitchen grew brighter and as it did, the smell of cedar intensified. Marek squeezed his eyes shut for a moment and then reopened them, his face frozen. He leaned against the wall for support and an even heat rose on his palms. He saw, or rather sensed, a fleeting movement near the kitchen table and snapped his head toward its source. His eyes grew wide and he struggled for breath at what he saw. To the left of the table, standing in front of the window was a most handsome, unknown man. The stranger’s eyes locked to his and Marek’s eyes grew even wider as his gaze fell upon the man’s smooth, youthful face. He was unquestionably a young man, not older than twenty-three or twenty-four, with solid square features, a heavy head of dirty blond hair and a barely perceptible coating of blond razor stubble glazing his two ruddy cheeks. His light blue eyes flickered as they studied Marek’s face. He was dressed in what could be best described as one’s “Sunday Best” — a black suit coat, whose sleeves appeared to be a little short for the man’s lengthy arms, a vest with a shiny silver chain leading into one of the pockets and a pair of dark but somewhat wrinkly trousers. The cut and style of the man’s clothes seemed to be dated which made the man appears as if he had just stepped out of an old time photograph, although the clothing itself appeared to be new and well taken care off.

Marek drew an urgent breath. “Who are you?”

The stunning stranger did not respond. The smell of cedar was almost overwhelming now and Marek’s head pounded as a result. It was then that he detected — no, actually felt — a cloud of sadness shading the young man’s expression. The man’s grief seemed to swell in the room and settle even over Marek himself. He felt the weight of the man’s sorrow pull at his own chest and solar plexus. Involuntarily, he found himself almost at the point of tears, not knowing why.

He had no idea how long he stood in place watching the stranger watch him. Time seemed to have stopped with Marek unable to move. A thicket of jumbled thoughts swirled in his brain as Marek and the man continued their stare-down. Marek finally found the strength to speak again.

“How did you get in here?” His voice cracked and sounded feeble.

“What do you want?”

The young man’s face then broke into a weak, almost forced smile and he nodded reverently to Marek. He stuffed his hands into the pockets of his trousers, the action being carried out so gradually that it seemed as if the entire scene were taking place in slow motion. He broke Marek’s gaze and glanced around the room. A look of surprise then displayed on the man’s face as he began to fade into nothingness. Marek watched wide-eyed as the man in front of him became more and more transparent, the stunned expression still stamped on his face as if he hadn’t expected to begin disappearing. The man’s body then softened, along with his expression, and within moments, resembled nothing more than a light mist. Then, he was gone.

Marek’s hands shook wildly and his heart hammered so hard in his chest that he feared going into cardiac arrest. His shaky legs were barely able to carry him over to the kitchen table. Still gasping, he waved his arm in the air where the man had just been standing. He could feel icy coldness and a prickly energy where the man had stood. A pins-and-needles sensation flowed up his arm. He rapidly jiggled it, trying to shake off the sudden numbness. He then noticed that the smell of cedar had completely disappeared.

He secured both of his trembling hands on the table and settled down on the cold wooden chair. He sucked in a breath through his parched mouth and applied more pressure to the table in an attempt to stop his hands from shaking. His head pounded dully and his knuckles turned white from the pressure he was applying to the table. Realizing this, he wrung his hands together, still fixing his gaze on the location where the eerie man had stood.

His thoughts hammered his brain as he tried to figure out what in the hell he had just witnessed. The image of that striking man floated before his eyes. He laid his head in his hands and squeezed. His heart rate finally lessened and his breathing slowed to a more normal pace. He then looked up as comprehension tumbled over him.

There was only one explanation for what had occurred. This damn place was haunted and what he had just seen was nothing other than a ghost.

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Work Update

TouchofCedarThis post is just a quick update on my current and upcoming work.

A Touch of Cedar, a gay-themed time-travel ghost story is now available on Amazon Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.

The first novel of my new YA series featuring 16-year old Medium and Tarot card reader Nick should be released with the next two months (I’m shooting for the 16th of March). Three of them have been written so far with a fourth on the way. I should have the first book “Crossing Bridges: Beginnings” for sale in less than two months.

I have decided to allow my first novel, A Clash of Fangs to go out of print. It’s been around twelve years since I wrote it and it’s a bit dated at this point. I’ve decided to rewrite it, update it and then republish it at a later date.

I have also finished my M/M werewolf novel (title not yet decided). I plan on releasing it after the Crossing Bridges 2 is completed. I’d expect to see it by mid summer.

Thanks for reading and supporting my work!

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Latest Novel Released

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I’m very excited today. My latest novel, “A Touch of Cedar”, is now available as an e-book on Amazon and Kobo (soon on Barnes and Noble.  It is a time-travel ghost story feature gay characters.  Here’s the blurb:

When Marek and Randy purchased an old house in the hopes that it would help heal their troubled relationship, neither one suspected that their lives were about to change in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine. They didn’t know their house was haunted.

Swept back in time to the year 1870 by an old suit that Marek finds in the attic, he finds himself torn between the love of two men:  Eli, who was murdered by his own brother four days after Marek’s first visit — and Randy, his own adulterous lover in the present.  Caught in the web of a one-hundred forty year old murder, Marek vows to return to 1870 to stop Eli’s murder. But time is running out.  Will he succeed?  And if he does, will he stay in 1870 or return to his own time — and to his own lover who is waiting for him in the present.

You can check it out HERE: