Published Titles



In The Doghouse

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Jerry Thorne is on the run with a greyhound, and nowhere left to turn for safety but an old one-time friend, Mike Brown. Which could be a huge mistake. Not only did Jerry have a crush on the man back in the day, Mike happens to be a cop and has no wish to take in the two strays…

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Tawny - Melusine's Cats #2

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Hal Rayner enjoys his job at Greenlynn's Black Dog pub. Then the dreams start, a red-headed stranger turns up, and before he knows it, Hal is caught up in other-worldly danger and weirdness.

Gryffyth, the son of Nodens Silverhand, has been released from long imprisonment, but the years haven't blunted his hunger for revenge. Then he meets Hal and Tawny, and suddenly the rules have changed.

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Carlyle's Crossing


This is a re-release from Manifold Press
Available  from Amazon US
and Amazon UK

Jubal, the last Carlyle, lives the full width of the continent away from his Abenaki ancestors until a letter from a lawyer draws him and best friend Sal to the suffering town of Whitewater, Vermont - where dark forces, unleashed by one man's obsession, bring depression and hopelessness to the people.
       
Jubal's father was unable to drive back the incursion, but Jubal knows he must try; without knowledge or training he has only instinct to rely on - and Sal, who is rapidly becoming far more than a 'friend with benefits'. The dangers they face are insidious, and their lives and sanity are at risk - and so much more.

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The Sinclair Selkie

[This is a re-release]

Available  across the Amazon sites,  
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Folk singer Donal MacCraith is touring the Scottish Western Isles, documenting traditional songs and investigating his family history. He meets Niall MacLachlan in Stornoway and Niall invites himself along. He has a secret and an agenda of his own. Meeting Donal is the chance he needs to complete it.

American Donal MacCraith is on a road trip along the western coast of Scotland and the Western Isles. His family roots are there, but his main reasons for the extended vacation are the songs and legends. He's a folk-singer, come to collect some new old material. In Stornoway he meets the Shielingers and Niall MacLachlan. Donal is attracted to Niall, but doesn't act on it, unable to guess if the man is gay or not. When he continues his exploration of Lewis in his rented motorhome, making for the small crofting community his grandmother left as a young woman, he finds Niall waiting for him on the road just outside the town. Donal invites him along, and Niall leaps at the chance.

Once out on the road, Niall makes a play for Donal, and they begin a casual no-strings relationship, though Donal senses Niall has an agenda of his own. Donal knows their fling won't last, but that suits him at first. Later, though, he begins to want something more, even though he has the feeling Niall is using him. He's right, and it's the clue in the old stories of the Sinclair Selkie Donal's grandmother had told him. That clue will lead Donal to the startling truth behind the legend, and they'll both be faced with life-changing choices.

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Facets Of Love


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Three short stories already available singly as ebooks, now in one paperback volume;

HOME AND HEART - A new love - Ben is taking care of old Mrs Bonney's house and dogs while she's away over Christmas. Adam has no money. Black sheep of his family, he has no job, nowhere to go, except his grandmother's house. When he learns an unpleasant truth about his father, Ben is there for him.
FALLING AGAIN - A rediscovered love - Thanks to a lucky win on the Power Ball Lottery, Joel has fulfilled his ambition - an island of his own. All he needs now is to show it to Gray, his best friend and ex-lover, who had shared that childhood dream. But life moves on and people change. So do connections. They can transmute into something wonderful and lasting, but only if both men feel the same. 
NEVER TOO LATE - A May-December love - For six years Stuart has been alone. He feels he's had his chance at love, and doesn't expect to find anyone else. Then he meets Tom. But Tom is twenty years his junior, and Stuart can't take that in his stride.




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Heat

Co-Written with RJ Scott

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Set in the small cathedral city of Salisbury, Master Chef Lewis Mandineau no longer owns the Laurels, the restaurant that had been in his family for generations. Betrayed and robbed by an ex-lover, he's had to sell to Carnegie Enterprises, an American corporation. That isn't all Lewis has to contend with. Rachel, his beloved younger sister has been left severely hurt by the car crash that killed their parents, and taking care of her has to be his priority.

Enter Devon Carnegie III, sent to assess the viability of the restaurant and its staff. Devon knows all about family tradition. But he also knows sentiment has no place in business matters, and the Laurels' potential is swamped by the debts it has accrued. Devon is a hardheaded businessman, first and foremost, but Lewis and Rachel test his resolve in different ways. Soon Devon is forced to admit that what seems like an impossible love can sometimes become something very real.



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Undercover Blues 

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London 1935: industrial espionage, blackmail, and two Home Office agents masquerading as lovers in a dance band. What could possibly go wrong?
3rd Place Gay Historical Romance Rainbow Awards 2015

Rainbow Awards 2015
With the cooperation of a top ranking scientist and his son, Tom Langton and Robert Darnley are sent in as bait for a gang that uses blackmail to steal industrial secrets at a time when Hitler's rise to power in Germany threatens Europe. The two men are friends, but they each have secrets of their own - both are well aware that homosexuality is against the law. Living in close quarters, having to portray an illegal relationship, adds unexpected tensions to an already dangerous situation.

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Melusine's Cats #1 - Greymalkin


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The mutual attraction between Jesse and Will is a bonus for Melusine when her enemies close in and she needs to rebuild her war band—starting with Jesse, Will, and Greymalkin.


Jesse Adams is an ex-rugby player who's gone into seclusion to avoid the media following a guilty verdict in a court case. Jesse has come to live for a year in Greenlynn, where he is supposed to be writing his biography.

Will Blake is an out and proud policeman, respected and liked by the community he helps to protect from rural crime.

When the two men meet their attraction is instant, but they have no idea their love will draw them into a centuries' old conflict.

Melusine, a deity of rivers and seas,  long ago lost the Battle of the Betrayal and is imprisoned in a nexus centred on the source of the Lynn River. She can only travel in the flowing water of her river, and cannot set foot on her banks. Her cats are not so bound. Neither pets nor familiars, they move freely between the realities, her agents among the humans who live along the Lynn.

When Melusine's enemies come to the valley in search of revenge, Jesse and Will discover they have a part to play in the ancient feud. Do they commit to becoming part of a mythical triad, or leave the valley and forget they ever knew that magic exists?

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Third Place in the 2012 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay SciFi/Fantasy

Paradox**
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Phil has a job he loves, full of danger and excitement most of the time, and a working partner he trusts with his life. Until Ryan kisses him. It's only meant to be a diversion tactic to convince the heavies they're two harmless gays, but that kiss shakes Phil's word to its foundations. He doesn't do commitment. He doesn't need or want a longterm lover, but that's what his heart is reaching for.

An accident leaves him drifting in and out of a dream-haunted coma, trapped in his wrecked car waiting for rescue, and he is sharing a parallel life. Centuries ago, someone is trying to kill Caius Marcellus Valens, and Phil must find out who and why. The trouble is, he's alone. No partner, no backup - or is there? But nothing is the way it seems. Phil must solve the mystery before the plot succeeds, but when the dream invades his waking life, he must also separate past from present before it tears apart his world—and the best relationship he’s ever had.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere** 

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Dark Waters **

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This is a shifter tale with a difference, more traditional in some ways. It's set in an historical, semi-mythical Scotland where the Elder gods haven't quite left the lands.
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Flein is a wanderer by instinct and need, roaming the known world as the fancy takes him. In the Highland village of Glenfinnan, women have been raped and brutally murdered. The killer is a waterhorse, a monstrous shapeshifter by all accounts. But when Flein meets Donnchadh, first in its equine form, then its man-shape, he knows the waterhorse is innocent. Flein is drawn to the shapeshifter, but he finds it difficult to acknowledge it's more than a monster.
Donnchadh, though wary, shares the same attraction. They join forces to hunt for the real murderer, but time is short.  They must find the killer before more women die. Then suspicion is turned on them and the hunters become the hunted.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**  

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Argent Dreaming** [m/f written as Chris Power]

Contemporary paranormal mystery romance - available from Amazon HERE

Caitlin has issues with Glastonbury, the town at the heart of what once was the Vale of Avalon. The power living there awoke her talents, but the experience terrified her and she has blocked them. Five years on, she returns to Glastonbury.

Philippe Alexandre, a detective with the French Police Judiciaire, is undercover in Glastonbury to follow up on new information on an old murder that happened near Vannes. Cat knows his witness, and he decides to use their mutual attraction to pump her for information.

Soon Cat’s long suppressed talents are forcing themselves forward and she realizes the visions she sees are linked to Philippe’s case. Together they must save the innocent before the killer can attack again.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**


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Caravaggio's Angel

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Re-Released by Manifold Press

Paul is estranged from his family, and inherits property on Malta from his artist great-uncle Lawrenz Calleja. It includes a portfolio case of canvasses Lawrenz had painted over the decades, and an artwork that might be a 17th century artwork in the style of Caravaggio, but is more likely a symptom of his great-uncle's obsession—the same man appears in every painting. Paul has grown up knowing that face, the man Lawrenz called Angelo. When he meets someone who matches the image exactly, Paul is hooked. Their friendship rapidly deepens into love.


Angelo is in exile on the island of Malta - he has to learn compassion and love before he can return to his Father's house. But maybe he learns the lessons too well, and that proves dangerous. Nico has watched him for a long time, waiting for just this moment, when Angelo is at his most vulnerable. Nico finds an ally when Paul's brother, Calvin, arrives in Malta. Calvin is convinced Paul inherited a fortune and is determined to claim a share of it. But the battle between Angelo and Nico is far more than it seems and the Calleja brothers are in danger of becoming collateral damage.
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 Sullivan's Yard

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**

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Cal Beaufontaine, the son of a Creole/Cajun restaurateur, has graduated from The Culinary Institute of America, and is starting his career as an apprentice chef in Modesto, California. He moves into

a small apartment in what once was a warehouse for a nearby derelict peach farm, Sullivan's Yard. His first night in the apartment, Cal dreams of making love in his backyard beneath a peach tree in full bloom, but can't see his lover's features. There is no peach tree in his backyard, just weeds.


He starts work at the Alhambra, a top restaurant owned and run by the Alvarez de Silva family, and on his first day there, Cal meets Luis Alvarez de Silva, the Andalusian cousin and one-night-stand

expert. Cal is immediately attracted but has no intention of becoming a notch on Luis's bedpost. Luis is as taken with Cal, and begins a determined seduction campaign.


Cal's driving ambition to learn all he can and run his own restaurant could be knocked off-track by his growing desire for Luis.

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Nominee in LRC's 'Best of 2011' 

Home and Heart

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Deep in the Cotswolds in the heart of England, Ben Elliot settles in for a quiet Christmas house-sitting and caring for an elderly woman's two dogs while she's away. When her black-sheep grandson, Adam Prescott, turns up on the doorstep, Ben takes in the human stray as well.

Destitute and betrayed by family, boyfriend, and Fate, Adam has lost all faith in others, and in himself.

Determined to help, Ben soon loses his heart to the other man and believes Adam has feelings for him, too. Then Adam's ex shows up, offering him the world if only Adam will come back to him. Now Ben must choose whether to step aside, or reach for the only gift he wants this Christmas.

Christmas may not be a time of celebration for Ben.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**  


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In the 2012 Rainbow Awards

Game On, Game Over

ReReleased by Manifold Press

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The Game is on - John Jones, aka Aidan Whittaker, a negotiator with MI6, is currently on assignment in Tajikistan, close to the Afghanistan border. Overtly on a University-run archaeological site, he's covertly brokering a deal with local tribal leaders. His undercover mission is complicated by the arrival of a couple of Americans; journalist Brent Babcock and his photographer Scott Landon. The two men are there to document the ancient Silk Road, but when Babcock gets wind of a hot news story, he starts asking awkward questions.

Scott Landon is a different kind of trouble for John. Fourteen years John's junior, gay and single-minded, he wants into John's bed. Not being prepared to jeopardize his operation, John rejects him, despite being drawn to the younger man. But then events around them spiral out of control.


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Carlyle's Crossing 

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Jubal is the last Carlyle, and lives near Seattle, far away from his Abenaki ancestors. A letter from a lawyer draws him and his best friend, Sal, to Vermont and the town of Whitewater. Soon they are right in the middle of the old conflict that drove Jubal's parents away just before his birth. 

Whitewater is suffering and not just from the economic downturn. Unleashed by one man's obsession to call back the spirit of his dead wife, and by the well-meaning but flawed actions of another, dark forces are bringing depression and hopelessness. 

Jubal's father had neither the talent nor the wish to attempt the task of driving back the incursion, but Jubal knows he has to try. He must find a way to reverse the process before the malaise spreads. But he has no knowledge, no training, just instinct - and Sal. Always Sal, who is rapidly becoming far more than a friend with benefits. The dangers they face are insidious, and more than their lives and sanity are at risk.


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The Renfrew Files #2 - The Cameraman's Tale
 **This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**  

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Mark Renfrew is a researcher for a paranormal reality TV show, but no one involved with the show knows he is the real deal—a genuine psychic. When a cameraman encounters a ghost and needs his help, he has to come out of that particular closet. Along with his archaeologist lover, Jack Faulkner, Mark must find a way to break the ghostly cycle of injury and death on a haunted road, but things don't go according to plan. Mark discovers a new aspect to his psychic talent, and with another ghost to contend with, he is entering dangerous and uncharted waters.


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The Renfrew Files #1 The Carpenter's Tale

The Carpenter's Tale, the first story in The Renfrew Files series. Mark and Jack met in The Psychic's Tale, but their adventures continue...

It should have been a bit of a break for Mark Renfrew, attending an archaeological conference with his lover, Jack Faulkner. No ghosts, no drama beyond the academic. But it didn't work out that way. The modern Five Star hotel held a dark secret, and Mark knew he had to uncover it before more people were hurt. 

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This short story is live on Amazon, but I'm still trying to convince them it's FREE, so I haven't linked to it.



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Never Too Late
 
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The old sugar maple features strongly in Stuart's life. He'd first met Harry here, while he was completing a college project. He'd been eighteen, Harry twenty-one. They'd started dating soon after. Harry had proposed under the maple—down on one knee, the whole nine yards. Under its branches, they'd decided to buy a house together, and here, many years later, Stuart had scattered Harry's ashes.

For six years Stuart has been alone. He feels he's had his chance at love, and doesn't expect to find anyone else. Then he meets Tom. But Tom is twenty years his junior, and Stuart can't take that in his stride.

Their age difference is irrelevant to Tom. He knows Stuart is it for him, the one man who can give him everything he didn't know he needed, and he can offer the same to Stuart. All he has to do is convince Stuart to give them a chance. Once again Old Man Maple is witness to life-changing decisions.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**  

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Many moons ago, I co-wrote a two-part [so far] blockbuster of high fantasy with my  friend, Terri Beckett. Its original incarnation was titled Tribute Trail, and it was published first by Speculation Press, then by Cerridwen Press. Now the copyrights have reverted to us, we've changed the title to SUNFIRE, and self-published it.

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Trained all his life to serve the will of the Great Goddess, Kherin is her Chosen, her warrior, mage and priest. The prophecy at his birth told of great things. Betrayed by one he trusted and taken far from his homeland, he is given as part of an annual tribute to a barbarian chief in payment for border protection


With enemies on the borders of his land threatening invasion and enemies within the tribe working against him, Rythian has no time for the whims of deities. He fights his god’s intent every step of the way. But Kherin is at his side, training him in his new god-given powers.


Two very different men, united to be forged in the fires of betrayal and conflict to be living weapons in a greater conflict. They learn trust, friendship and love so they can become weapons for their gods to wield.
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Kherin and Rythian's story continues in the sequel, SUNFIRE AND SHADOW.



Please note - this book and its sequel has non-explicit m/f, m/m, f/f. Its Heat Rating is low.

 
SUNFIRE AND SHADOW - once War Trail - has been re-released!

This sequel to SUNFIRE, the epic High Fantasy co-written with Terri Beckett, is now available at

 Amazon



At Kherin's birth in faraway Khassan, a seer prophesied, 'He will make the mountains to dance, and bring change to a great nation.'


Rythian and Kherin have gained one victory over their enemies but the threat of invasion from Tylos is ever-present. Their enemies within the tribe gain new allies and treachery is brewed. The Mage of Tylos schemes to take Kherin prisoner – his captive daemon must be bribed with blood.


Emri and Syth know the price their husbands will have to pay but the survival of their people is at stake—Tylos is amassing a vast army to crush the D’Shael once and for all, and every man, woman and child in the tribe must play their part in the coming battle.


When the unholy might of the daemon enters the fray, Rythian’s god and Kherin’s goddess summon their mortal weapons to a different conflict. It is time for the prophecy  to be fulfilled.


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 FOOL'S ODYSSEY - a Vampiric Trilogy

Rainbow Awards 2013
FOOL'S RUSH

Third in the Fool's Odyssey Trilogy from Manifold Press

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Fool's Rush Blurb - Father Esteve hires Xavi to trace the true owners of the gold found in the crypt of San Pedro-by-the-Wall, but it’s an old and tangled web. Someone has an undisclosed agenda, and a rising tide of anti-vampire reaction sweeps through Barcelona. It’s focused on Xavi and Andreas, which causes additional problems with the vampires of Renaissance. Then Xavi meets a handsome young man who isn’t all he seems, and that’s when things begin to get even more complicated.
 
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Third Place in Alternative Series


FOOL'S OATH

Second in the FOOL'S ODYSSEY Trilogy

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Xavi gives his word - and breaks it. In a rush of over-confidence on his part, a friend dies bloodily and he is forced to face the reality of his new nature and the depth of his relationship with Andreas. And then there's the gold hidden in the walled-up crypt of the church...


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FOOL'S ERRAND 

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First in the Fool’s Odyssey Trilogy


Xavi is a sometime hooker, sometime gigolo, working the rich pickings of wealthy tourists and bored socialites of Barcelona in 2042. His current meal ticket is Sophia Matas, the wife of a prominent politician. Then Sophia is assassinated and he’s the only witness. Within hours, Xavi finds himself in protective custody and in a safe house. His guardian is Andreas, a vampire liaising with the Barcelona police.

Andreas needs to exert control - of himself, his abilities, and his relationships. Now he must keep Xavi safe. If he can keep Xavi in one place long enough. They embark on an affair that will define who and what they are, played out in an deadly dance of kill-or-be-killed danger.



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Falling Again


Contemporary romance  


5625 words

Thanks to a lucky win on the Power Ball Lottery, Joel has fulfilled his ambition - an island of his own. All he needs now is to show it to Gray, his best friend and ex-lover, who had shared that childhood dream. But life moves on and people change. So do connections. They can transmute into something wonderful and lasting, but only if both men feel the same.



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Finders, Keepers **


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Coming off a high-pressure undercover job for his company's covert Retrievals Department, and despite being on the edge of burnout, Jeff is thrown straight into another mission - Operation Janvier. His assignment is to trap illegal metal detectorists who'll be planting a priceless medieval reliquary in a field, and retrieve it. The detectorists are part of an international ring, and the police of several countries are collaborating in the operation. 
To be in the right place at the right time, Jeff seduces Alan, son of the farmer who may or may not be in on the million dollar scam. Should be straightforward, easy, and it is. Until Jeff finds himself falling for Alan. But Alan is trying to shake off an obsessive ex-lover, and doesn't want commitment, just their no strings, friends with benefits relationship. Events have a way of changing minds.
**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**

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In the 2012 Rainbow Awards
Fox Hunt


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Rob is under commission to clean two Elizabethan portraits painted on wooden panels. But a couple of collectors want them as well, and one will stop at nothing to get his hands on both panels.


The portraits were stolen from Fox Courtney's home, and he wants them back. Fox is a vampire and he, too, will stop at nothing.

The inevitable clash will endanger Rob and his family, but as he grows closer to Fox, there's even more at risk - his heart.


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The Psychic's Tale

Now Re-Released with a new cover by Meredith Russell!



For the Trilogy's First Edition
First part in The Fitzwarren Inheritance Trilogy by a trilogy of authors - Chris Quinton :: RJ Scott :: Sue Brown



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“I curse you and your children’s children, that you shall all live out your allotted years, and that those years shall be filled with grief and loss and betrayal, even as you have betrayed and bereaved me.”

Four hundred years ago in rural England, a mob burned two men to death, but not before one of the victims, Jonathan Curtess, hurled a dreadful curse at the mob's leader, Sir Belvedere Fitzwarren. The curse has followed the family through the centuries, bringing grief and loss to each generation.

Mark Renfrew is a closeted psychic and openly gay. When his grandmother discovers a family link to a 17th century feud and a still-potent curse, she insists he investigates and do his best to end it. He travels to the village of Steeple Westford, and meets and falls for Jack Faulkner, an archaeologist. He also meets the Fitzwarrens, who are facing yet another tragedy.

Then Mark learns that the man who cursed them had twisted the knife by leaving three cryptic conditions that would lift the curse, and he knows he has to try to break the curse his ancestor had set.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**  


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STARFALL

Now re-released with a new cover by Meredith Russell - 

available from  Amazon HERE


For 1st Edition
Ashazen Kiel Sa'Varonys is an illegal alien, in more ways than one. He's come halfway across the galaxy in a search and rescue mission for his sister, Tria, the only survivor of a massacre that destroyed a new colony and most of his family. Refusing to accept she is dead, even though her ship crash-landed on the potentially hostile and prohibited planet Earth, the partial coordinates Tria managed to transmit leads him to a lake somewhere in America's northeast. Ash has managed, so far, to keep his differences hidden from the natives for almost a year as he hunts for his beloved sister and the important data she carries, but the strain is telling on him and some of the inhabitants of Amassol, Vermont, are decidedly dangerous.


Ex-Marine and current PI Conn Sinclair is deep in the closet. Last year, after an extremely dangerous assignment, he slept with his partner, Faye Montani. They haven't spoken cordially since. Feeling restless and unsettled in his life, he takes one last job from his boss at JG Investigations. It seems simple enough; track down Angi, an underage runaway, and return the girl to her parents before her eighteenth birthday. But when you take the tension and animosity between Conn and Faye, their boss's determination they work together, the fact Angi's eighteenth is only a matter of days away and they have no idea where she is, and add it to a street gang war and a stubborn teenager, anything can and will happen.

**This book is a rerelease - was previously published elsewhere**  


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ALOES

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A fluke accident puts Perry in a coma. When he awakes, his scrambled synapses have given him a talent; he can tell truth from lies. This, plus the new client, Drew Connors, who is too attractive for Perry's peace of mind, Drew's contentious family and the dilapidated old mansion Perry has to restore for him, not to mention the anonymous threats that escalate to attempted murder, all ensure that Perry's life will never be the same again.



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SEA CHANGE

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Injured on duty and no longer fit for active service, soon-to-be-ex-Coast Guard Bran Kaulana is drifting, filling his days helping out at the Wai Ola Rescue Center, one of Honolulu's wildlife charities. He's working with the new veterinary, Steve Lucas, a man drawn to O'ahu by his fascination with dolphins.


As their friendship slowly deepens, the two men are caught up in the mystery of injured seals and dolphins, a ruthless gang of smugglers and a not so dormant undersea lava vent.


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