Sam Hawthorne has lived a nomadic life, wandering through small midwestern towns for the past two decades. He is known among the people he meets as an oddity and a troublemaker. He has a secret, however; one that has given him the chance to help dozens of people over the years. But that secret has also created a trail, and now someone with violent intentions has begun to follow it.
Forced to run for his life, Sam returns to his hometown for the first time since the death of his family. There, Roger Sandbrook—old family friend and local history professor—welcomes him in and gives him aid. Sam quickly learns that he isn’t the only one with secrets, however, and that Roger just might be the only person who can help him.
From the tired small towns of the Midwest to the streets of historic Salem, Sam’s journey will carry him through painful memories and across centuries of forgotten history. But as the questions stack up, will he also find the answers he needs?
Aspiring author Ben Simmons hates imposing himself upon others, so when he breaks down in the small Rhode Island town of Kettering, he’s forced to grit his teeth and lean on strangers for help.
It’s not all bad, though. His temporary host could not be more accommodating, and the local librarian quickly takes an interest in Ben, as well as the research for his next novel. Though unexpected, his short stay has the potential to be enjoyable. But when he stumbles upon the second murder in Kettering within a week, he realizes his presence in town might actually be life-threatening.
Ben soon finds himself torn between leaving as soon as he can and his feelings for the alluring Ellen Hornsby. However, the longer Ben stays in town, the more questions he has. Who is the killer? How are these murders connected to similar crimes committed thirty years before? And why haven’t the townspeople done anything?
As Ben’s list of allies grows, so too does the threat that haunts the people of Kettering. Together, these individuals must set aside their differences and find the killer before the body count climbs any higher, but time is running out.
Something is in the woods, something hidden among the shadows that grow ever longer with winter’s approach, and it’s hunting all of them.
Twenty years ago, a childhood tragedy drove six friends apart. But when one of them is found dead in the historic, wooded ruins of the New England settlement known as Dogtown, old acquaintances find themselves drawn together. Now they must work together to solve the meaning behind a message written in blood, a series of attacks, and the mysterious quills that seem to tie them all together. But time is quickly running out. Indian Summer is a chilling tale of six childhood friends and the things that haunt them—both natural and otherworldly.
Destiny: A Fairy Tale
“Every tale must have a beginning, a birth, a point of departure. Some tales begin long, long ago, while others in a land far away. Some begin with both, and for some, that is where they end as well.
It is said that stories give life to people long dead and forgotten. That the mysterious path to immortality is a life worthy of remembrance. Tales can last thousands of years, or vanish with the coming spring. They can be heirlooms, passed from father to son with love and reverence, or trinkets tossed aside like unwanted toys. Some tales birth gods, and some conceal the truth. This tale does not lay claim to the former, but it certainly deals strongly in the latter. For truth is better digested when taken with honey…”
Orphaned at birth with a mysterious key, Simon Kendrick was raised in the quiet village of Bywood unaware of his true story. But when a traveling knight presents him with the opportunity to search for answers outside his home, Simon jumps at the chance.
Now, Simon must undertake an unforgettable journey if he is to discover who he truly is.