The Beast of Barcroft
Fans of Stephen King and Bentley Little will devour The Beast of Barcroft, Bill Schweigartâ€™s brilliant new vision of dark suburban horror. Ben thought he had the neighbor from hell. He didnâ€™t know how right he was. . . .
Ben McKelvie believes heâ€™s moving up in the world when he and his fiancÃ©e buy a house in the cushy Washington, D.C., suburb of Barcroft. Instead, heâ€™s moving downâ€”way downâ€”thanks to Madeleine Roux, the crazy neighbor whose vermin-infested property is a permanent eyesore and looming hazard to public health.
First, Benâ€™s fiancÃ©e leaves him; then, his dog dies, apparently killed by a predator drawn into Barcroft by Madeleineâ€™s noxious menagerie. But the worst is yet to come for Ben, for heâ€™s not dealing with any ordinary wild animal. This killer is something much, much worse. Something that couldnâ€™t possibly existâ€”in this world.
Now, as a devilish creature stalks the locals, Ben resolves to take action. With some grudging assistance from a curator at the Smithsonianâ€™s National Zoo and the crackpot theories of a self-styled cryptozoologist, he discovers the sinister truth behind the attacks, but knowing the Beast of Barcroft and stopping it are two different animals.
Crimes Against Magic
Book 1 in the Hellequin Chronicles.
How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you canâ€™t remember?
Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his pastâ€”a gun, a sword, and a piece of paper with his name on it the only clues to his identity. Since then, heâ€™s discovered heâ€™s a powerful sorcerer and has used his magical abilities to become a successful thief for hire.
But those who stole his memories arenâ€™t done with him yet: when they cause a job to go bad and threaten a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her. With his enemies closing in and everyone he cares about now a target for their wrath, he must choose between the comfortable life heâ€™s built for himself and his elusive past.
As the barrier holding his memories captive begins to crumble, Nate moves between modern-day London and fifteenth-century France, forced to confront his forgotten life in the hope of stopping an enemy he canâ€™t remember.
Touched By Magic
One man loses everything to magicâ€“and will do anything to prevent it from taking over his world.
Magic has never been a part of Reandnâ€™s life. Almost gone from Keland when he was born, there is no trace of it left by the time he patrols the Keep lands as an elite Kingâ€™s Wolf.
Magic has never been a part of Reandnâ€™s life. Until the people under his care start dying. Until the threat extends to his family-and then turns on him. Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they donâ€™t care what-or who-is destroyed in the process.
But Reandn does.
Twenty-three-year-old Adem Adamend has it rough. His name is ludicrous. His friends are few. And the only thing his “kid genius” status has gotten him at the Interdistrict Bureau of Intelligence is a boatload of extra work with no credit in sight.
Then hotshot lawyer Victor Manson is burned to death in his own back yard, and Adem finds himself using his unique skills to piece together the strangest crime he’s ever seen. Strange because the only possible suspect Adem can pin the murder on…is a mythical beast. A dragon.
Before Adem can unravel the mystery of Manson’s death, the Bureau loses jurisdiction to the secretive EDPA, an organization that investigates weird and deadly events. But Adem isn’t one for giving up, so he takes it upon himself to delve deeper into EDPA’s machinations, into the series of unfortunate events that led to Manson’s demise.
And what he finds may change the way he views the world â€” and himself â€” forever.