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    Book Two of the Nicole Piricelli series

Back home and reinstated, and awaiting results from her recent Detective-2 exam, Nicole and her partner hunt a serial killer who stalks Old Town St. Augustine. Intense scrutiny by her superiors, the media, and local politicians with more to hide than broken campaign promises puts both her career and her fledgling relationship with Carter to the test.  READ MORE…



 It’s 2047 and the more things change, the more politics stays the same. Zachary Marshall is a dedicated, brilliant young scientist with a secret in his past.

Zach holds the patent for a simple, cheap test for 23 genetic conditions, including psychopathy. When the Secret Service brings a sample to the small genetic testing lab he runs with his best friend from graduate school, his life changes forever…     READ MORE…



  Book One of the Nicole Piricelli series (coming soon)

It’s November, 2032. Suspended detective Nicole Piricelli and her estranged investigative reporter boyfriend must work together to expose the true cause of death when a dozen bodies dissolve before autopsy.

Nicole is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation of a shooting death during a robbery. When she reestablishes contact with the man circumstances pulled from her life, she finds him involved in a story that could make his career — or leave both of them dead.   READ MORE…

In Shadows WrittenThree Two One, Wake Up by M.J. Carlson. Science fiction in the tradition of Philip K. Dick meets horror in the tradition of Jack Finney and H.P. Lovecraft. After a night out, Chet discovers his friends and neighbors may not really be who and what they seem. The twelve stories comprising In Shadows Written: An Anthology of Modern Horror takes us into the hearts and minds of thirteen award-winning authors. Explore the wide reach of horror fiction of the early 21st century.



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Over the next three days, Kelvin Wilson will be hit by a car, shot, and blow up a multi-million-dollar building, and everyone he trusts will either die or betray him – and he’s the good guy.

The year is 2132. Global warming has sent most of humanity’s best and brightest to giant orbiting space stations. One of those left behind is Kelvin Wilson – 25 years old and average in every way – except one…   READ MORE.



Prometheus_Ever-After_v2 for web

40,000 years ago, an alien civilization sent a nearly immortal probe to monitor the progress of Homo sapiens. The probe can adopt male or female form based on our DNA and is in constant contact with its home world. In this short story, the Prometheus Probe, in the form of two mysterious women tells the same Cinderella story to Giambattista Basile in 1594 and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1811. The ways cultures change and retell this story throughout time reveals humanity’s soul to those who listen. Ever After is one of the stories in The Prometheus Saga, a consortium of award-winning authors who will change the short story experience.