Chapter 27 of Beauty In The Bones

The next episode of Beauty In The Bones is live! New abilities awaken, yet the news of past treachery shakes Silas to the very core. Uncle Holten sends a long-lost gift in honor of Silas’s recent triumph. Though dire predicaments surround their families on many fronts, two young lovers reunite with joy and fervor.

Chapter 26 of “Beauty In The Bones”

The latest episode of BITB is live! The time to face one’s greatest fears has come. Silas undertakes a journey more harrowing than any he’s known before. Confronted with death and regret, will he discover the truth underlying all illusions?

A short dieselpunk story intro

A short 100 word intro for a dieselpunk story I’m writing. This one isn’t part of the “Family of Earth” series, just pure, gritty diesel. Think pony express rider on a souped up 1930s Harley, dodging blizzards and outlaws through enemy territory, with a hypnotic jazz singer for a guide. The full story will be published in an SF anthology on Wattpad in a month or so. No titles yet, though something with ‘Transmission’ is intriguing me.

Ice cracked and riveted beneath Hugh’s studded treads, congealing in gray-white crust upon his thick gloves and face guard. He concentrated on the sirenic voice crooning through the earpiece in his helmet. Over a hundred miles form the nearest outpost, the music of late-night radio songstress Edie Waters were his only link to civilization, to sanity.

The transmission of his enhanced Harley-Davidson RL 45 growled as he shifted low. If Hell existed on Earth, it’d be the featureless white wasteland ahead. So far he’d been lucky–no fresh snow, no freebooters. He prayed.

Chapter 25 of “Beauty In The Bones”

The latest chapter of “Beauty In The Bones” is live. Time draws near for the Rite of Passage. Castor’s health improves, and Silas satisfies his father’s curiosity about his occult pursuits. Hints of hidden conflict emerge during a revealing ceremony with Octavia. As his abilities strengthen, so does Silas’s resolve for the greatest shamanic challenge.

Chapter 24 of “Beauty In The Bones”

Chapter 24 of “Beauty In The Bones” is live. This is one of those chapters where characters do unexpected things. Silas’s return to Silvring Hall brings many surprises. When a crisis occurs, he and Mother must call upon allies beyond time and death to rescue a loved one. Read on Wattpad or my site:

Chapter 23 of “Beauty In The Bones”–“Impressions of Power”

The next chapter of “Beauty In The Bones” is live. Returning to the off-world colonies should be a welcome homecoming, but Silas is moody and preoccupied. Richard Blane’s political aspirations broaden over a lavish society dinner. Lady Selketh reaffirms her importance, and Silas makes a brash new move out of feigned devotion. Read on Wattpad or my site.