Chapter 1: Crow – The Betrayal

Book 2 of the Crow series, Crow – The Betrayal. In Book 1 we left off with Steven discovering who he was. In Book 2, he has to come to grips with his new reality. Complications include the majority of a vast alien civilization hating and fearing him for being a deviant Gatekeeper, a secret organization on Terra that covets his abilities, a divided alien team on Terra pushing and pulling him in different directions, and an anomaly in his very nature that threatens to usurp everyone’s plans for him and threatens the Earth itself.

Here is Chapter 1. It has endured a several revisions and a thorough editing process, and will be treated to more editing as the book is refined until it is ready.… Read the rest...

Snippet 02 from: The Cooperative – Destination

Here is an experimental snippet from the first book of The Cooperative series. Needs editing and will probably be radically changed once I start writing that series. James is tormented by constant visions related to an experience he had, an experience that took him briefly to the beginning of the Cooperative. He is determined to sort the visions out and has been obsessively trying to find a way back. The intrusion of the aliens to Earth exposed him to a Gatekeeper named Steven Crow that he had been seeing in his visions. This Gatekeeper appeared for all intents and purposes to be the one the Younger was talking about, the one who was not immersed in time; and the one who was key to getting him back to Aris, who was supposed to be his wife.… Read the rest...

Snippet 01 from: The Cooperative – Destination

The Cooperative is a series I am developing to explore the birth of the Cooperative, plus the early history of the Younger – all from the eyes of a very confused Terran named James. This particular snippet was actually written in response to an online writing competition, to which I am thankful for inspiring me to put my latent thoughts down onto… well… not paper. You know. The competition was to create a story around the image in this post with the presumption that the main character had been somehow pulled into the painting.

It wasn’t the most spectacular painting in the market, but something about it seemed to pull at James.… Read the rest...

Snippet 04 from: Crow – Vindication

A pre-edited snippet from Chapter 3 of Book 3: Crow – Vindication. Steven is still struggling to find a place for himself in the Cooperative. Unfortunately, most of the Cooperative still sees him as a dire threat to their very existence and will go to great lengths to terminate that threat.

Steven Faces Resistance

“How long is this going to take?” Steven shifted from foot to foot impatiently. Aradia looked up at Steven briefly, then returned to her task, barely hiding her annoyance.

“You do not have to wait, Steven,” she said after an uncomfortable moment.

Steven looked at Sally then back at Lohet’s daughter, oblivious of her irritation.… Read the rest...

Snippet 03 from: Crow – Vindication

The first section from the first chapter of Book 3: Crow – Vindication – after first revision and first editing pass. A lot of firsts. This is the third story in the Crow series.

SPOILER ALERT: There may be some spoilers if you have not read the first book yet – Crow – The Awakening. Be forewarned…

Steven has been accepted by Syagria, the planet that is home to his biological mother and to his life-mate. But most of the rest of the Cooperative is still terrified of him, in spite of his demonstrating that he was not the rabid monster that they considered him to be.… Read the rest...