After the zombie apocalypse, I gave up.
The Warwolves still struggle to conquer humanity? I don’t care.
He returns to my walls, begging for my company? I don’t care.
If I don’t in outsiders, I remain living in peace. If I don’t entertain others, I remain in solitude. If the world forgets about me, good.
If any of those things happen, then the tale of the world’s only living blood brute can finally end.
A HERO FALLS…
Kyen of Avanna—possessed by an arcangel, hunted by fiends, harried by a princess—just wants a decent meal. But dinner has to wait when he runs into an old enemy at the inn.
Ennyen is also a swordsman of Avanna. He’s got the prowess to rival Kyen and a burning feud which Kyen refuses to settle. When Ennyen draws a dark blade and calls down fiends, there’s no choice. They clash swords—and the battle goes ill.
Meanwhile, Princess Adeya is struggling with her new and dangerous life as the pupil of a wandering swordsman. The fight against Ennyen intensifies, and she begins to realize—Kyen isn’t the hero she thought he was. When he falls wounded, her budding skills alone aren’t a match for the mounting dangers. Or for the terrible discovery…
Ennyen and his fiends aren’t the only ones hunting Kyen down.
What price do you pay for happily-ever-after?
Ruby Barkley and Gabriel Martiniere have made it. They’ve defeated Philip Martiniere, and Philip’s suicide leaves them an opening to reform the Martiniere Group as well as the Martiniere Family. To create their own, positive legacy.
But. The legacy of the Martinieres isn’t so easily repaired. Forty-five years of dominance by Philip doesn’t just go away overnight. Gabe and Ruby have a lot of work to do, especially since Philip’s toxic legacy endures in unexpected places.
New foes arise—including the specters of age and health. The mysterious worm that interferes with digital and living memories, and glitches their newest biobot designs.
Then Gabe begins to wonder—is Philip truly defeated?
Can he keep his legacy safe? Or is he doomed to lose his second family, only in a slower manner than the plane crash that killed his first family?
What will it take for Gabe to guarantee that his legacy endures?
What if Gabriel Martiniere’s family didn’t die in a plane crash when he was twelve?
What if he didn’t have to go into hiding after testifying against the atrocities committed by his father, Philip Martiniere?
What if he met and fell in love with Ruby Barkley as himself, not as Gabe Ramirez, a broke saddle bronc rider on the run from indenture bounty hunters?
Gabe’s a billionaire nerd with a conscience, unlucky at love, striving to overcome the shadows of his past while searching for agritech to fight climate change.
Ruby’s a former rodeo queen, trying to get her degree in agricultural robotics, searching for agritech means to fight climate change, also unlucky at love and struggling with a shadowy past.
Can Ruby and Gabe successfully negotiate the complexities of the Martiniere Group and launch Ruby’s world-changing biobots without interference from competitors?
I’m a zombie-bitten vampire…
I’m trapped on a ship belonging to my worst enemy, the Warwolves. They’re sailing my two humans and I to unknown lands and new terrors. If I don’t drink human blood, I’ll die. If my humans are feasted upon by the Warwolves, they’ll die. If we don’t play nice with the crew, we’ll all die. If none of those things happen, we’ll eventually make landfall and who knows what the Warwolves will do to us then?
So, yeah. We’re screwed.
Escape to the sea.
Terrified of recapture, the outlawed Vampire Rise and his human, Cypriot, must gain passage to their home country in order to find the rest of their coven. But the seaport they must navigate holds enemies old and new…