Sebastian Light Returns

Enraged: Unturned Book Four is now available at Amazon!

Detroit sorcerer Sebastian Light thought his darkest days had passed, but an even greater darkness lies ahead.

When a long-time beloved friend suddenly falls ill, and his mysterious symptoms continue to worsen, Sebastian will do anything to save him. Clues suggest the sickness may have magical origins, prompting Sebastian to try to track the source and put an end to his friend’s suffering.

His search pits him against the most powerful black witch coven in the Midwest—the Maidens of Shadow. Once tenuous allies, the Maidens now have little sympathy for the collateral damage their plans will cause.

And while Sebastian’s growing rage over his friend’s plight gives him access to powerful magic, how he wields that power could lead him into a dark place from which he may never return.

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The Battle for Sebastian Light’s Soul Continues


Demon hunting ain’t so easy when you have to use an axe instead of a fireball.

A magical brand keeps Detroit sorcerer Sebastian Light from succumbing to the vampire infection roiling through his blood, but the brand also cuts him off from half of his power—maybe more.

Uncertain of his new limitations, Sebastian tries to play it safe even while hunting beasts on the Motor City’s paranormal most wanted list. But after a cadre of vampires attacks and burns down his home, like it or not, Sebastian must put those limits to the test—especially when he finds himself up against D-Town’s oldest and most powerful vampire.

More than Sebastian’s soul rides on finally defeating these undead deadbeats, including the lives of everyone he loves…

…and a chance to learn the truth behind his father’s mysterious death.

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THE BULL DEMON KING by J.A. Cipriano – Mac Brennan just wanted to take his girlfriend to the fair, but the Bull Demon King had other plans…

THE BLACK DOOR by Domino Finn – Cisco Suarez is dragged to the depths of the underground Miami nightlife, where seekers of arcane knowledge may just get their wish.

DANCE OF THE DEAD by Sonya Bateman – Halloween in Manhattan gets weirder than usual for Gideon Black, who finds himself up against a powerful necromancer looking to raise a lot more than the dead.

HARD ROW by Ambrose Ibsen – Demon-hearted brawler Lucian Colt prepares to trace a human trafficking operation to its fountainhead. But will he and his teammates prove a match for what awaits them in the seedy stretch of Hard Row?

ANGRY SPARK by Al K. Line – When an old vampire “buddy” calls you in the middle of the night, and asks for a favor, hang up on the them and stay the hell in bed. I was stupid. I got dressed, and nearly got dead soon after.

FAMILY BUSINESS by Rob Cornell – Sorcerer Sebastian Light expects his first day as a demon hunter to go off without a hitch, but sometimes family issues are harder to slay than even the surliest of goblins.

VALENTINE BLUES by James A. Hunter – As violence breaks out and people start dying, only Yancy Lazarus–bluesman, gambler, mage, and former wet-works man–can put things right. Well, he can try …

A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY by Craig Schaefer – For Daniel Faust, driving a condemned man to his death dredges up old memories and old ghosts. You can’t outrun the past.

CHASE THE DARK by Pippa DaCosta – New York’s sewers are infested with gators. As Ace Dante investigates, it becomes clear there’s something far worse beneath the streets, and it’s out for revenge.

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In other news, Book Two in the Unturned series, featuring Detroit sorcerer Sebastian Light, is very close to having a release date. I’m really proud of this one, so I cannot wait to make it available to all of you. In the meantime, my story in Full Metal Magic, also a Sebastian Light story, can tide you over until then. 😉


Branded is Live!

Branded (Unturned – Book One) is live and ready to read from Amazon.

When you start the book and you’re the kind of reader who actually reads a book’s dedication, you’ll find a very special one in this book. It goes like this:

This one’s for Karen Sprague (a.k.a. Bonus Mom). A lifelong mystery finally solved. A new relationship finally formed. I’m so glad we finally met.

Karen gets the Bonus Mom title because I was lucky enough to have two moms.

I was adopted at birth by a loving family I miss very much (both of my parents have passed away–too damn soon). Growing up, I always wondered about my biological parents. I’m sure every adopted kid does. But it would take me thirty-nine years before I finally decided to solve this lifelong mystery. Through the help of a wonderful woman at the agency that handled my adoption and a Facebook friend who moonlights as a private detective, I was able to track down my birth mom.

We both wrote letters of introduction, forwarded through the adoption agency. Reading her letter changed my life in a single gasp. I learned all about another family (a bonus family). Grandparents, an uncle, an aunt, a brother and sister, and even (holy wow!) a nephew and two nieces. Overnight, I had become Uncle Rob.

After the letters, we started trading emails. I got pictures, old and new. One of them was of my grandfather as a young man. I saw my own face looking back at me. I learned more about my birth family, and discovered so many of them had creative inclinations like myself. Dancers, singers, artists, writers, filmmakers. I finally saw where my own creative impulses came from. Genetics is a powerful force. Simply amazing.

But email can only take you so far. The true test would come from a face-to-face meeting.

I had to wait a year before that could happen.

See, the good news was I had found my birth mom. The bad news was that she lived in Australia. Half the freakin’ world stretched between us.

Thankfully, this last April, smack dab on my 40th birthday, I got to meet her in person as she was visiting the US. I won’t even try to describe what that was like. It would take too many words and most of them would fall short. The moment I saw her, though, I knew my life had changed forever.

She had ten days in Michigan before she had to fly down to Texas to be with her (other) son, daughter, and grandkids. We got together several times during those ten days. I introduced Karen to her (other) grandkids and my wife. I had her and her mother over to the house. The kids took to both of them as if they had know each other forever. Uncanny and wonderful.

I’ll wrap up, since this is probably one of the most atypical book release announcements you’ve read.Branded

When my wife and I explained to our kids how Karen fit in with our lives, we began referring to her as Bonus Grandma. How cool is that? A brand new grandma, pre-packaged and ready to love on them. From there it was an easy leap for me to call her Bonus Mom. How cool is that?

That’s the story behind Branded‘s dedication. It’s the only part of the book I’ll spoil for you. But I’ll tell you this one last bit: Every story I write has piece of me threaded through it. In light of this new information about myself, you could probably go back through the Lockman Chronicles and (especially) the Ridley Brone mysteries, and see the influence my being adopted has had on them.

Branded is the first book I’ve written since meeting my birth mom. I’m a different person now, so the pieces of myself I put into my stories are probably different too. I don’t do any of this consciously. I don’t work out Big Themes and Important Messages when I plan my stories. In fact, you won’t find any of that Lit class stuff in my books as far as I can tell.

Still, every story reflects its teller.

That’s why I dedicated Branded to Karen Sprague (a.k.a. Bonus Mom). I know my new reflection is in there. How could it not be?

That said, I’m pretty sure there’s a good story in there too. Hopefully, you’ll agree.