Free Samples


Maybe you're not sure my books are worth your hard-earned dollars.  Maybe you think they are, but dollars of any sort, hard-earned or otherwise, are difficult to come by at the moment.  Maybe you're just looking for a free read because that's how you roll.  

Whatever your reason may be, this page is for you. Yes, you.


complete novel and novel excerpts


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The Patriot Witch (Traitor to the Crown Book 1)  

These are the uncorrected galleys of the complete novel that was published by Del Rey in 2009, so it has a different cover than the final book and some errors that we corrected before it went to print. 



  • Chapter 1 of The Patriot Witch - Traitor to the Crown, Book #1
    This chapter introduces Proctor Brown, a Massachussetts minute man who has a secret: he's descended from John Proctor, who was hanged for a witch in Salem, and Faith and Goodman Brown, who weren't.  

  • Chapter 1 of A Spell For The Revolution - Traitor to the Crown, Book #2
    In which Proctor Brown first encounters Bootzamon, who was the creepiest and funnest villain I've ever written.

  • Chapter 1 of The Demon Redcoat - Traitor to the Crown, Book #3
    Banastre Tarleton's raid on Pound Ridge, New York, uncovers dark magic that sets him on a crash course with Proctor Brown.

  • Chapter 1 of The Prodigal Troll - The opening scene from my first novel, published by Pyr in 2005.
    A nursemaid and a loyal knight try to save their lord's infant heir from a beseiged castle.

 

short stories

  • "Morytober" originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction, March 6, 2015
    Includes the word "squeehole. What else do you need to know? 

  • "The Infill Trait" originally appeared in Lightspeed, February 2013
    "Every time I fall asleep I wake up in a different body." One of my favorite first lines ever. 

 

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