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Volume 3: CRYSTALLIZED

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When the spectrum crystallizes, the Island of Fire falls back to slavery and oppression. Fifteen-hundred miles away, in the wake of a terrorist attack that slaughtered thousands, the Democratic-Republic of Nuria severs its war alliance with the ice island of Ichthyosis. Without its lifeline and surrounded by a formidable sea blockade, Ichthyosis finds itself more isolated and helpless than ever before.

Meanwhile, the hopes of their peoples, Conflagrian Revolutionary Leader Scarlet July and Ichthyothian Diving Fleet Commander Cease Lechatelierite, are stranded in a dangerous, uninhabited sector of Ichthyosis. Contending with serious battle injuries, subzero temperatures, hostile terrains, gnawing hunger and significant interpersonal conflict, will they make it back to base alive and well enough to salvage the fight?

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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LIVING GHOST

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Available January 28, 2023 (Worldwide SMA Syndrome Awareness Day) in paperback and e-book via:
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When eighteen-year-old college freshman Blanca Rokitansky becomes seriously ill, she and her best friend at Nation's Capital University, aspiring radiologist Russell Brown, are abruptly thrown into a medical mystery enshrouded in controversy. Fighting for acknowledgment of and treatment for Blanca's rare syndrome from a skeptical medical community, Blanca stares death in the face while Russell—a pre-med Presidential Scholar and volunteer orderly at the University Hospital—confronts the possibility of losing his scholarship and credibility before his career in medicine can really begin. The two embark on a long and dangerous journey filled with controversy, confrontation, invasive procedures, mystery and malpractice. For Blanca, finding a diagnosis is just the beginning.

Genre: Medical Thriller

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Volume 5: IRIDESCENCE

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Nearly a decade has passed since the leadership decapitation of both the Conflagrian Revolution and the Nurro-Ichthyothian Resistance. Without Red Leader Scarlet July and Ichthyothian Diving Fleet Commander Cease Lechatelierite, the northwestern hemisphere of Second Earth has fallen prey to endless war, oppression, poverty and isolation.

Heartbroken over the state of the world, the unfulfilled prophecy, the loss of his friends and the death of Scarlet and Cease’s unborn son, war veteran Nurtic Leavesleft retreats to civilian Nuria and resigns to living out his days in depressive monotony... until he unexpectedly comes across a peculiar child who strongly reminds him of the legendary comrades he lost, so long ago. Did covalent, iridescent Commence July Lechatelierite somehow survive Scarlet’s assassination and will Second Earth ever be the same because of it?

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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Volume 4: COVALENCE

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The international and civil wars of Second Earth rage on. When the Fire Island's totalitarian regime begins reversing the damage to the Core Crystal recently inflicted by the late Ichthyothian Diving Fleet Commander Cease Lechatelierite, magekind falls under imminent threat of mental slavery. Desperate to rescue the northwestern hemisphere from endless violence before its too late for her people, Scarlet July rallies her Red warriors and her former Nordic comrades to spearhead a revolt against the Second Earth Order.

All the while, Scarlet is concealing a secret that cannot remain one for long — a secret that threatens her health, ability to fight and access to the spectrum. Pregnant with the first half-mage 'covalent' child in history, will she manage to liberate her people, protect the Nurro-Ichthyothian Alliance, overthrow the world government, preserve her own life and carry on Cease’s legacy?

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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Volume 2: DIFFUSION

"USA LITERATURE CHOICE AWARD" WINNER: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category

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In the wake of the spectrum's diffusion, the Island of Fire finds itself with neither magic nor technology, plunged into chaos and poverty. Scarlet July, no longer imbued with her extraordinary gifts, struggles to lead the revolution against the totalitarian government. Frightened and alone, she seeks support from her childhood acquaintance, Ambrek Coppertus, whose complicated past casts a shadow upon his motives.

Three-thousand miles north, in the ice island of Ichthyosis, Diving Fleet Admiral Cease Lechatelierite learns the victory he declared is short-lived. Despite the diffusion, his enemies figure a way to continue the international war, threatening the very coherence of the alliance that sustains his nation. Separated and scarred, will Scarlet and Cease find a means to save their peoples before it’s too late?

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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