Bronze Medal Fantasy/Historical 2017 Global Ebooks Award
2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Award: Historical Fiction – Official Selection
24 AD Britannia is in turmoil. Celtic kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren’s former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that foretells Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. King Amren reveals to his daughter, Princess Catrin, the grim prophecy that his former queen pronounced at her execution for treason to him:
The gods demand the scales be balanced for the life you take. If you deny my soul’s journey to the Otherworld by beheading me, I curse you to do the same as mine. I prophesize your future queen will beget a daughter who will rise as a Raven and join your son, Blood Wolf, and a mighty empire to overtake your kingdom and to execute my curse.
Catrin is trained as a warrior and discovers she is the Raven and must find a way to block the curse of the evil former queen. Torn between her forbidden love for her father’s enemy–Marcellus, the great-grandson of Mark Antony–and her loyalty to her people, she must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that awaits her.
Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse? Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love with Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren? Will she save Ancient Britannia?
The world’s greatest magician has just one chance to pull off an illusion that will save the lives of everyone he loves.
Harry Houdini has a talent unlike any other—and it isn’t magic. The famous illusionist has escaped death countless times because of his supernatural ability to see potential outcomes. But when a mysterious man running from a deadly pursuer seeks out the magician for help, the only outcome Houdini sees is death. Now in possession of an ancient object that brings danger to its possessors, Houdini finds himself on a chase that extends from the speakeasies of Manhattan to the grand movie palaces of 1920’s Hollywood. But a final confrontation will force Houdini to decide who can live and who must die.
Houdini’s Last Trick/ is the standalone prequel to The Sixteen Burdens historical fantasy series. If you like The Night Circus, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, then you’ll love Khalaf’s page-turning period-piece adventure with a fantastical twist. Named a finalist for the Black Hills Press Summer Writing Project (2015).
Buy Houdini’s Last Trick today to read the story that started Khalaf’s award-winning series!
A military thriller.
Trust:Brother in Arms.
Betrayal:Brother versus Brother.
Justice: Results within the rule of law.
Retribution: Eye for an eye.
A fight among brothers leads to death in the family.
Two brothers given the task to rectify the wrong, each with their own idea how best to get the job done.
How far will they go?
Their decision will change their lives, Forever.
This short story collection is one of many books to come and introduces the readers to Michelle, Chase, and Donna. All of these women find strength in their circumstances as they face tough issues. The book explores deception, death, and pain in a way that allows you to connect with each of the women and make you want more.
Human bones showing up on the campus of the high school where she teaches have newly divorced Annie Day feeling rattled, both at school and at home with her four-year-old son. The ghost in her attic now seems mundane compared to the haunting bones creating a citywide panic.
Bone after bone appears at the school, and Annie soon finds herself in the wrong hall at the wrong time. Annie stumbles into an ominous underworld of threatening notes and a stalker. Even her father’s cowboy stories and the cowboy spirit of the students in her second hour American Lit class may not be able to keep Annie from starring on a Dateline murder mystery episode.
Ghosts and grammar are the least of her worries.
When Annie finally uncovers the tormentor behind the notes, her life is in danger. You won’t believe the shocking ending to this romantic thriller.
Roy Corwin, a simple man, widower, retired. A long life lived with a purpose, but don’t ever call him a Dirty Old Man.
Roy loved Halloween. He treated it as the most special night of the year, next to Christmas Eve. Decorations, spooky stories, kids dressed as ghosts and goblins running from house to house collecting enough candy to satisfy any sweet tooth for a year. That’s what he thought until this year.
Roy, a decorated Vietnam veteran, lives alone in his childhood home in a neighborhood where the only other occupied house belongs to a drug lord.
Two foes united by differing memories of Halloween, a visit from a lost friend. Years, of savagery in the jungles of a foreign country, struggling with the loss of his wife, and living with the stigma of a slanderous dark story from his past, have pushed him to the brink on this All Hallows Eve. Roy is taking back his self-respect.
In The Mexican Connection, the third book in the Ted Higuera series, Ted and Chris are lured to Mexico by an old nemesis. They are dragged into Mexico’s drug wars and have to confront the corruption of Mexico’s law enforcement.
When Ted’s younger brother disappears in Mexico, Ted and Chris charge to the rescue. They meet a colorful cast of characters as they search from border towns to the cosmopolitan Mexico City to ancient Aztec ruins.
Female PI Catrina Flaherty is in Mexico on a mission of her own. She’s hunting for the drug dealing husband of a client who left her holding the bag back in Seattle.
Have Ted and Chris finally met the loves of their lives?
You will meet old friends, make new ones and encounter new villains as our heroes cut a wide swath through our neighbor to the south. Throw in a magical Jaguar and an Aztec god and you have a rollicking adventure tale.
If you’re a fan of Bella Andre, Susan Andersen, Rachel Gibson, Jennifer Crusie, and Janet Evanovich, then step into the world of Jennifer Skully!
If you missed it the first time around, KOD Daphne winner “Sex and the Serial Killer” is back with a new title, “She’s Gotta Be Mine”, and a slight text revamp. It’s still laugh-out-loud funny, peopled with hilarious characters in the small town of Cottonmouth, California. Not to mention an alleged serial killer who’s too devilishly handsome to ignore.
Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.
What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.
It’s all going exactly according to plan…until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it…did he?
When this killer was on the loose, citizens were vigilant, yet scared. Children were not allowed outside to play without adult supervision. But then he was captured, tried, convicted, and put away for life in prison. The community could finally breathe again.
They are out of danger.
Until the day the convicted killer escapes prison and rains terror upon anyone and everyone in his way. The manhunt pursues, the killer kills, and earns the title of a serial killer.
This is the story of Allan Legere—a monster.