Standalone Novels

Cindy’s Story

After her temper led her to walk out on yet another convenience store job, Cindy needed to find herself a new job fast, otherwise she’d end up broke and living on the streets. After discussing the situation with her apartment manager, he informs her that he has a brother who’s been looking to hire an assistant. The only problem is that he’s a private investigator, which is a career field that she has no experience in whatsoever. Still, she was pretty much ready to jump at any opportunity. It was a chance at not only quick employment, but possibly a whole new career that would get her out of the convenience store business once and for all.

As it turns out, being a private detective isn’t as glamorous as they make it look on television. It comes with certain indignities and moral issues that she’d never really considered before. Not only that, but her new boss, Frank, seems to delight in going out of his way to piss her off. The only thing he seems to enjoy more than pissing her off, is complaining about how horrible her coffee is. Still, for some reason that she can’t seem to figure out, he also goes out of his way to help her succeed in any way he possibly can.

While Frank can be terribly passive aggressive, he’s nothing compared to his sister Kayla. She’s like a nightmare on wheels, with no empathy, and no filter whatsoever. You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth next, but it’s a safe bet that it’ll be something infuriating. When your temper is already the stuff of legends, having to deal with someone like her, without the encounter ending in a murder rap, requires a tremendous amount of willpower.

The one thing that Cindy has going for her is that she’s got a super high aptitude for the job. All she needs to do in order to succeed is to work hard, learn how to control that legendary temper of hers, and most importantly, learn how to make a decent cup of coffee. The first two are relatively simple. The third…not so much.


The Accidental Hero

After a nasty fight with his girlfriend, Eric Kaufman got in his car and headed out for the open road, just to sort of cool off a bit and get his head together. Unfortunately for him, as he was driving down a desolate highway way out in the middle of nowhere, his engine died, his car slowed to a stop, and then they showed up. The last thing he ever expected when he woke up that morning was that he’d be abducted by aliens, but sure enough, that’s exactly what happened.

After an unfortunate and very painful incident on their ship, he suddenly lost consciousness, and then woke up next to his car several hours later. He seemed all right at first, but in the days that followed he began to develop superhuman abilities, which would ultimately lead to him becoming something far more than he ever thought he could be.

Sadly, while becoming a superhero might seem cool to the average person, it does come with a laundry list of problems as well. For example, how do you keep your identity a secret? How do you balance being a publicly recognized superhero during the day with your vigilante activities at night, while still getting enough sleep to handle your day job? How do you dispose of all those cartel members you slaughtered, without anyone ever finding their remains? And most importantly, how do you get the taste of someone else’s blood out of your mouth when you don’t have any mouthwash handy?

These questions and more are all issues that Eric must face as he navigates the topsy-turvy world of being the world’s first and only, real-life superhero.