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H.A.L.F #1

H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath

H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers and has lived a sedated life hidden from humans. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.
Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement meets shore. She bides her time until graduation when she’ll say adios to the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her “don’t get involved” rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill?

The two may need to forget their rules and training and if either is to survive the dangers of the deep beneath them.

Pages: 293
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: YA
Publication: Boadicea Press (January 29, 2015)

Awards for this book

Library Journal, Chosen for its Curated E-Book Collection (2015)
Semi-Finalist, Kindle Review Awards (2015)
Silver Medal, Wishing Shelf Book Awards (2015)
Literary Titan Gold Medal (2016)
Readers’ Choice 5 Star Award (2015)
Runner Up, Beach Book Awards (2015)
Winner, Best Book Description, Indie ReCon Awards (2015)
Wishing Shelf Reviews, 5 Star Award

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H.A.L.F. #2

H.A.L.F.: The Makers

Aliens known as the “Roswell Greys” rescued Tex, an alien-human hybrid, from an underground lab operated by a secret arm of the US military. The Greys liberated him from a lifetime of being a lab rat. Tex has tasted now a life he had never imagined he could have. But what price will he be required to pay to become one with their hive mind?

Erika Holt dodged death and departed Earth in an alien ship. It wasn’t how she’d planned to spend her senior year. Is Erika on her way to paradise? Or to a hell worse than the underground lab she escaped?

Jack Wilson is still stuck in the underground lab known as AHDNA, still a prisoner of the unhinged Commander Sturgis. But a promise of freedom comes from an unlikely source. Will his liberation cost more than he’s willing to pay?

Meanwhile, at the far reaches of the galaxy, fierce alien predators known as the M’Uktah prepare for an invasion. They’re sophisticated, elegant and technologically savvy. They’re on their way—and they’re hungry. We should be preparing to defend ourselves from being a smorgasbord, but humanity goes about its business, kept in the dark by powerful forces about the most significant threat we’ve ever faced.

With the young warriors caught up in their personal battles, will any of them realize the threat that looms over us all before it’s too late?

Pages: 362
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: YA
Publication: Boadicea Press (May 10, 2016)

Awards + Accolades for this book:

Clarion/Forewords Reviews, 5 Star
Wishing Shelf Reviews, 5 Star
Literary Titan Gold Medal
H.A.L.F #3

H.A.L.F: Origins

Alien predators attack Europe. A deadly virus spawns an epidemic. And a clandestine organization conspires to profit from chaos and forge a New World Order.

In this heart-pounding finale of the award-winning H.A.L.F. series, Tex, Erika and the rest are in a race against time. For months they‘ve fought for their lives. Now they battle to save us all.

Tex and Erika are fugitives again, running for their lives. But when Tex falls gravely ill, a Navajo healer is his only hope for survival. Tex emerges from the ordeal changed in body and mind but with vital information: how to stop the predatory M’Uktah from destroying those he has come to love.

Erika Holt seeks a respite from the constant threats to her life but she’s not about to give up. As she and Tex launch a mission to shut down the galactic highway used by the predatory M’Uktah, she grows closer to her troubled half-human companion. But what about her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jack?

Jack Wilson, with his new friend Anna Sturgis, is determined to put an end to the Makers’ schemes for world domination. Complicating matters, an anti-viral that could save millions from an alien virus has been stolen.

As both alien and human forces line up against them, the destiny of all mankind is hand the hands of these young warriors. And time is running out.

Pages: 377
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: YA
Publication: Boadicea Press (August 24, 2017)