The Willow Branch
A healer must mend a fractured kingdom and bring two enemy races together before a greater enemy destroys them both.
Fate took Prince Maryn by surprise, leaving Celdrya to tear itself apart. A century later an army amasses against the warring remains of the kingdom as prophesy sends a half-elven healer on a journey to find the nameless True King. Padraig lacks the power to put the True King on the throne, yet compelled by forces greater than himself, Padraig
Life As We Knew It
Chaos changes everything!
Shane Delaney, a burned-out mercenary with a troubled past, returns home to small-town Kansas to heal his scars and quiet his demons, not planning to stay long enough for the townsfolk to reject who he has become.
He never expected the town to need his deadlier skills.
When a terrorist attack on distant cities abruptly transforms life as they knew it, the people of Emmaus must forge their own disaster plan to survive.
What would you do if the world as you know it ended today?
The people of Emmaus will find out.
Featuring gripping Independent authors from around the world, GATEWAYS is the second collection of short works published by Breakwater Harbor Books. Compiling heart-pumping tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime are nine stories that will thrill you, rivet you, and some will even make you sleep with the light on. INCLUDING
Pivot of Fate - Ama’na was a grand dream of Kin and Celt seeking peace from ancient prejudices until a fell moon and desire tore it asunder.
by Lela Markham
A fractured kingdom's past is key to its healing as dark forces loom over its future, in this sequel to The Willow Branch.
Padraig’s quest to heal the fractured kingdom of Celdrya seems at an end as Tamys’s life hangs by a thread. Darkness obscures the One’s True King as the kingdom stands poised on the edge of destruction, torn by factions, manipulated by dark magicks, distrustful of natural allies, and unaware that a brutal army swells at her borders.
Mayhap the mantle of healing now passes to the Kin sorceress Ryanna, if she can battle herself free of the traps of court intrigue, the politics of mating and rising plague.
Meanwhile, dragons and kings real and false stir and mage power changes hands as a kingdom that does not remember its past may be doomed to repeat it.
Objects in View
Science Fiction, Apocalyptic
Book 1 of Transformation Project
Thirty million people died in the initial attacks. How will the survivors live in the aftermath?
The rain passes and the people of Emmaus emerge to find the world looks much the same as when they hid behind concrete.
Then reality sets in.
Death crept in while they hid. Signs of returning normality offer hope, but the transformation of the United States is underway and electricity and food supplies are the least of their problems.
If your world suddenly spun out of control, where would you go?
Sample Objects in View
Hullabaloo on Main Street
Humor, Political Satire
For a committed democrat, it sure does suck when you lose an election.
You know what I mean?
Nearly half the country refuses to listen to the other half. We think we know what the other side means, but we never venture outside our own bubbles to actually find out.
Libertarian Connor infiltrates both bubbles in a Midwestern town on Election Wednesday 2016 and brings readers along for a wry non-partisan tour of the "Bubble Battles." He even offers a solution ... not that any bubble dwellers will listen.
This novelette is a work of fiction based upon real-life events. Any resemblance to yourself or people you know is purely coincidental.
Sample Hullabaloo on Main Street
The world as you knew it is gone. Who is your neighbor?
Isolated amid a crippled country, the people of Emmaus strive to survive through Midwestern grit and ingenuity as winter looms and desperate people threaten the town's borders. Distant opportunities beckon, food and medicine dwindle, and disease flares. With starvation just around the corner, a time of gathering in begins. Not everyone's going to live to spring.
Shane Delaney prides himself on his ability to stay cool in troubled times, but he can't save everyone and now it becomes clear he may not even be able to save himself.
When the world as you knew it goes off the rails, who would you bring home?
Sample Gathering In