On this page are books I've retired or discounted. I'm sorting these books and will eventually remove most of them from my website as books I'm not continuing to market. While it's on this page, the whole book (or a story from an anthology) is available as a free PDF download here. Feel free to look around and download if you're curious. I won't keep these downloads on this page for a long time.
A mysterious drama a thousand years in the making . . .
And a remarkable adventure that is just beginning
The Birthday Present
In a remote century ruled by a harsh race of supermen, the past does not exist. Humans are a distant memory and the only supreme rule is to reverence the Emperor. But when three bored military students meet a mysterious girl from a hidden colony of humans, they find themselves pulled into a stunning adventure that sends them on a mission to deliver a strange gift to their deathless ruler—and on the run from the fearsome Hinzetzu.
If there’s one thing Alyce Lomlossa isn’t, it’s the princess type. She isn’t gorgeous for one thing and she’s got some common sense for another—which won’t serve her well with Milland’s elusive conceited ruler, Lord Timson. But when Alyce receives a mandatory summons to a court ball, given to every young woman in the country, it’s the start of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary evening.
The story of how Ryan and Essie went into a great new world--and what they did there . . .
All his life, 11-year-old Ryan has dreamed of becoming an astronomer--but not, it turns out, of actually going into space. When a public event brings a complete stranger named Essie to the observatory his father directs, she bounces into Ryan's alcove.
Ryan's life will never be the same again. And neither will the lives of a whole lot of other people. When Essie accidentally launches them onto the distant planet of Caricanus, Ryan can't forgive her for stranding him in this bizarre new world with no way to get home. After quarreling, they part ways--Ryan to the mysterious lands where Castille Rubiet collapsed in an ancient war and Essie through the mountains to the hidden protected valley of Castille Diamonde. Finding themselves on opposing sides of a battle between the good in Caricanus and the bad brought there by humans long ago, Ryan and Essie never leave each other's thoughts as their paths steadily lead towards a reunion that puts the fate of a whole world in the hands of two children who can't seem to get over their quarrel.
Bonus short story included: The Old Man and His Grandsons.