Keeper of the Bees
September 4, 2018
KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.
Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees which he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries––since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.
He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden.
Essie is fascinated and delighted by his changing features. Risking his own life, he holds back his bees and spares her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. Their impossible romance might even be powerful enough to unravel a centuries-old curse.
Companion novel to Black Bird of the Gallows.
Black Bird of the Gallows
Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence sig
nals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece―and he’s not human.
What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.
Cleaner of Bones
Novella, August 2018
Reece Fernandez didn’t come to this town to finish high school. He hadn’t planned to stay. After laying eyes on his neighbor and girl from his past, Angie Dovage, he can’t imagine leaving. Changed against his will into a harbinger of death many years before, Reece has known nothing but a nomadic existence, chasing disasters where mass death occurs and then feeding on the energy.
Angie changes everything. And she knows too much. When she confronts him about what he is, he can choose to trust her or leave town. Rafette, the cursed monster traveling with them seem hellbent that Reece and Angie are the keys to freedom from his tortured existence and offers a Reece a deal: stay and Angie lives; leave town and she dies. Not a hard decision, although it means unfamiliar territory with the girl he can’t stop thinking about. As death moves closer with each passing day, there’s one hard lesson Reece would do anything to forget: becoming a harbinger of death is easier than unbecoming one…