Outtakes & Snippets


VALIANT LIGHT Chapter One March 2019 Atlanta, Georgia Riley Blackthorne wasn’t alone in this dark and desolate Georgia pasture. No, she had a companion out here in the middle of nowhere, a friend. In this case, a necromancer—one who wore an extremely worried expression. That’s not good. Senior Summoner Mortimer Alexander was a little shorter […]

Dead Easy Chapters 1 & 2

Dead Easy Chapters 1 & 2

DEAD EASY CHAPTER ONE May 2015 New Orleans Jessie Kilpatrick was beginning to regret her plan. It’d been a great idea: drag her hermit of a sister out on a sultry May night to take a stroll around the French Quarter. Maybe even have some fun together, like it used to be. Anything would be […]

Briar Rose – First Chapter

The first chapter of BRIAR ROSE: Prologue      Inch by inch, the strange powder sifts out of the bag behind the silent figure along the journey around the darkened house. In the distance, a neighbour’s dog wails, as if it senses the foul magic. Perhaps even senses the anger and the loss that brings this person […]

Beck & Jackson Scene from FORGIVEN

Not everything I write finds its way into the final book. This is an outtake from FORGIVEN (Demon Trappers Book #3) and it happens right before Riley and Beck share a deep conversation and a cookie on Stewart’s porch the night before the final battle with Sartael. Beck has been tracking the people responsible for […]

*The* Riley & Beck Scene

One of the key dynamics in the Demon Trappers series is an event between Riley and Beck that occurred two years before the first book. This is that interaction (I call it the “Riley kicked to the curb” scene) and it sets up their tumultuous relationship. It explains why Riley detests him so much and why […]

FORETOLD Snippet #5

FORETOLD Snippet #5

While Riley and Beck are in South Georgia, things are heating up in Atlanta. This concludes the snippets for the new book. Hope you enjoyed them! FORETOLD 2018 Atlanta, Georgia Stewart stood at the far end of the shopping mall near two magic users he now considered friends: Mortimer Alexander, a summoner, and Ayden the […]

FORETOLD Snippet #4

After Beck and Riley have visited his mom in the hospital, he takes her to his childhood home. This is told from his point-of-view as Riley explores his past. FORETOLD 2018 Sadlersville, Georgia Beck took the side streets to Sadie’s house, concerned about Riley’s silence since they’d left the hospital. That was Sadie’s trick: she’d […]

FORETOLD Snippet #3

As mentioned before, there are spoilers in this section. Beck takes Riley to the diner in Sadlersville, where she finds that his return to town is not welcomed by the locals. FORETOLD 2018 Sadlersville, Georgia ‘How can you eat that much?’ she asked, still picking at her own meal. The burger had been enormous and the […]

Foretold Snippet #2

Snippet #2 from FORETOLD. Despite Beck’s vigorous objections (and only after Master Stewart’s direct order), Riley has journeyed with him to South Georgia to help with Beck’s dying mother. This is her first visit to his hometown and it’s a total eyeopener since Riley has only lived in big cities (Chicago and Atlanta). FORETOLD 2018 […]

FORETOLD Snippet #1

FORETOLD Snippet #1

As it my habit, I shall be posting snippets from the new book up until the launch day, December 11th. So let’s start at the very beginning of FORETOLD with a snippet from the opening chapter. If you haven’t read the first three books, please don’t read this as it’ll have SPOILERS galore. It starts […]