To save his first love, a shy Japanese teenage boy must prove to a Shinigami (Japanese death god) that love exists by making it fall in love with him.
When the shinigami invades his life, disrupting all his relationships and even coming in between him and his girlfriend, the horror and impossibility of making death love him begins to sink in. Unable to even define love, he wonders if the shinigami might be right. Perhaps love isn’t actually real.
Surrounded by the souls of the dead who are transformed into monstrous yokai when love fails them, Michi perseveres, desperately risking what remains of his life, determined that not even death will separate him from the one he loves.
Cinaed Asher is a veteran in a spiritual war against the Corruption and he is dying. Though gifted with the mysterious powers of the Awakened, he is cursed with a spreading disease of living death, the same curse that took the lives of his wife and son and left his daughter little more than a shambling corpse.
Deserting The Order that trained him to fight the Corruption, he now seeks a cure in the forbidden works of Johan Dippel, the legendary alchemist who created the curse. Making deals with agents of rival shadow societies whom he cannot trust, other Awakened offer to help him while using him for their own ends.
While his mentor pursues him, determined to kill him before he is fully corrupted, his search is repeatedly blocked by the woman who awakened him. The enigmatic Hikari Miyabe insists that to free himself from the Corruption he must stop fighting it. Only by remembering his true nature will he escape this secret war and truly become Awakened.
|Kingdom of Shadow
When prince Tonesho discovers he is only a commoner, raised to become a sacrifice to save the king’s true heir, he flees the only family and life he’s ever known.
Pursued by an assassin, he stumbles into the realm of the Lady of Shadow whose cat-shaped shadows guide him as he is confronts the truth of the corrupt kingdom he once thought to inherit.
If he would become the leader he had once hoped to be, he must master the power of shadows, use it to trace the evil back to its source and stop the power behind the throne before it can sacrifice thousands of citizens to preserve the life of an ancient dying king.
|Spirit (Anthology) 2013|
| The Boy Inside
Haunted by the memory of his brother’s death when he was seven, David returns to the childhood home where his brother was shot, hoping to lay his ghost to rest.
Using a device that allows him to see ghosts, he instead finds something which shakes him to the core.
|Colony of the Dead
Jason Powers knows he is no hero. He’s been reminded of that every day of his life with constant comparisons to his famous grandfather.
When the bullying Captain Ramsey decides to capture a lost colony ship for salvage, Jason doesn’t even object. When Captain Ramsey decides he must kill the frozen colonists in order to save the ship, however, Jason finds the courage to oppose him, but not before the captain unleashes a hungry tide of death.
|The Stone King
Twenty years ago, Garanth’s father killed Garanth’s mother and cursed the land by opening a passage for the spirits of the Void.Now, the spirits of the Void are consuming the spirits of the land in a spreading curse of death. At the same time, Garanth’s half-brother, possessed by those same spirits, is leading an expanding army driven mad by fear and hunger, absorbing village after village in a quest for absolute power.
To save the land, Garanth must defy his mentor and claim the Seat of Power before his brother reaches it, knowing it will cost him his humanity.
|Wars of the Magearchy
Drew, an outcast apprentice mage turned accidental warrior, finds himself caught up in a secret war between the mage guild that rejected him and a terrorist group of mages called the Magic Circle.
Recruited by a secret organization, Drew is trained to hunt and kill the terrorists assassinating guild mages. Using his knowledge of both magecraft and swordplay, Drew has a chance to vindicate himself in the eyes of the guild and his demanding father.
Along the way, he must convince his best friend he’s not really working for the enemy, discover whether his potential girlfriend is an assassin sent to kill him, and uncover the truth of his father’s past and whether he might be behind the plot against the guild.
It was only supposed to be a minor military expedition and Kenneth Phon was only supposed to be an observer. But when the ambitions of powerful men turn to betrayal and murder, the largest human war fleet ever assembled finds itself leaderless and lost, thousands of light-years deep in the territory of a hostile alien empire.With the fleet surrounded and on the point of surrender Kenneth Phon takes charge and leads them in their fight home through hundreds of enemy systems. The underachieving son of a wealthy shipbuilder, Ken must fight off more experienced commanders trying to undermine his authority and fractious mercenary ship captains who’d rather fight each other or turn pirate than cooperate.
If he fails, not only will the fleet be destroyed, but the defenseless Earth will be sterilized by aliens bent on revenge.
|Kingdom of the Stone
It is the dawn of the first age and the fallen Lords of Heaven are fighting over that newest of creations: mankind.Only Karux, a young herdsman tormented by horrific dreams of the future, can unite the tribes of men and protect them from the chaos, madness and death the fallen lords bring. To do this, he must first discover the secret names and shapes of magic with only an autistic six-year-old girl to aid him.
Foreseeing his death and the death of the woman he loves, he must overcome betrayal, hold back a growing curse and train a people with no concept of war to fight against an inhuman enemy.