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Mercury in Retrograde (A Shot in the Dark book 1 of 3)
Aralyn Solari spent the last three years of her life in the galaxy’s worst prison after a compromised run ruined her flawless smuggling record five years prior. Now that she’s free and has the promise of an easy job with a ridiculously large pay off, her last gig should be a cinch. As long as she follows the runner’s standard, anyway: get in, get out, get paid. Then, she can spend the rest of her years retired on Earth, hidden away with some well-deserved credits.
All of that changes, however, when she runs into her ex-boyfriend Caden Madigan: the man she suspects of setting her up all those years ago. Now, he’s wearing a UDA badge and uniform, and says that she’s in danger and being set up again. To Aralyn, the benefit of a huge payday outweighs the risks–or so she thinks until her “easy” job turns sour and she ends up wanted for a crime she didn’t commit, her smuggled goods get stolen, and her ship–down to the toilet paper–gets trashed.
Now, Aralyn’s got no choice but to try a last-ditch effort to get her payload back, get her money, and maybe even some closure… which proves difficult when she finds herself caught in a conspiracy that threatens everything and everyone around her. With government agencies and stone-cold killers on her trail, Aralyn’s life has literally become a ticking time bomb. Caught up in lies, revenge, and a harrowing game of blackmail, one misstep could end with her captured, enslaved, or perhaps even worse: thrown back inside the galaxy’s worst prison for the rest of her life, waiting to die.
Grand Cross (A Shot in the Dark book 2 of 3)
Aralyn Solari has always followed the runner’s standard: Get in, get out, get paid.
But that was before Eladia Galven, the woman responsible for the orachal trade in Sol, went and made things personal by kidnapping Kragg, the man who’d raised Aralyn as his own daughter. Now, after months of searching down every dead-end lead to find him, Aralyn and her team, Caden, Kita, and Riordan, finally have a chance to not only find Kragg, but to track Eladia down and make her pay for what she’s done and all the people she’s hurt.
When they get arrested and brought in for questioning, however, all of that changes. Now, Aralyn and the others have no choice but to work with a UDA informant in order to help bring down a rogue agent or get sent to Tartarys, the system’s cruelest prison.
Becoming unwilling undercover operatives isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, unsurprisingly, and until they can deliver the necessary goods, they’re on their own.
With rumors of a new, more powerful strain of orachal on the market, Eladia and her people closing in on them, and little time to spare in order to uncover the truth, Aralyn and the others have no choice but to trust the informant, follow the trail, and hope that it winds itself back to Eladia before it’s too late.
Urban Fantasy Novels:
Cross Faded (book one in a new series)
The last thing Ezra Ashford expects to see in his apartment after waking up from a four-day bender is a woman in medieval armor hunting an invisible scarab the size of a Great Dane. But being an addict can do terrible things to the brain, and while he’s no stranger to hallucinations, this seems a little too real to be just in his head.
Despite the woman’s warnings for him to forget everything he’s seen, Ezra’s once tepid existence is quickly overwhelmed by bizarre monsters. From the siren in his local bar to the fly-faced man packing fish at his day job, he can’t seem to stop seeing these creatures everywhere. Ezra can’t tell if he’s burned out or if he’s going crazy like his mother did years before.
And doing what comes naturally to him—getting high to forget it all—isn’t working either. Ezra soon finds himself in a turf war between two rival dealers that lands him directly in police crosshairs, wanted for arson and murder.
The harder Ezra tries to ignore his problems, the more abysmal things become. And the threat grows substantially graver once he finds out that an ancient monster, Bandon, has taken a sudden and irrevocable interest in him; and that all the others he’s taken a liking to have disappeared to parts unknown, never heard from again.
After a lifetime of running from his problems and chasing down his feelings with every new high, Ezra feels powerless to stop his downward spiral out of control. Lost in a world he feels rejected him and plagued by monsters that may or may not be in his head, Ezra must try to find out what’s happening before it’s too late and his personal demons end up consuming him completely.
The Witch & the Wolfwood