The Misbegotten Series

On the Summer Solstice, Mesopotamian gods broke free from their celestial prison and landed across North America in a series of destructive firestorms. Called “The Misbegotten” because of their petty and cruel natures, the gods brought back their idea of normal: subjugating humans and building personal territories through the use of etemmu, or life force. Now humans are rebuilding society within those territories, dependent on the personality of the deity. 

Flames of a Falling God

Originally published as Walking Through Fire, FLAMES is the first book in The Misbegotten Series and contains bonus material and a new Note from the Author.

For fans of American Gods, a dark, humorous, and richly written, dystopian fantasy about the unbreakable bonds of family and the undying strength of a mother's love.

The end of the world begins as fire rains down from the heavens. Ancient gods are released from their prison, eager to reestablish their long-lost power. But Rachel Deneuve has bigger, more contemporary concerns than a divine war.

Her son Adam is in the middle of a fight against leukemia, and Rachel is determined to keep focused on that battle. But when humans begin picking sides and the fighting escalates, their home in Baltimore becomes a war zone, one she can’t ignore.

Desperate to stay away from the carnage—as well as the germ-ridden refugee center—Rachel and Adam flee to their remote mountain cottage, only to find their refuge marred by mutated, grotesque plants and animals. Eventually, the cancerous cells in Adam's body begin evolving as well, threatening his life and forcing Rachel to venture back into the eye of the storm. Left with no other choice but to sacrifice her own freedom for her son's safety, she must become an unwilling warrior in a battle unlike anything seen in millennia, or lose everything she holds dear.

Ashes of Regret

For fans of Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison, an adventure of earthly Armageddon. On the Summer Solstice, Mesopotamian gods have broken free from their celestial prison in a series of destructive firestorms. Called “The Misbegotten” for their pettiness and cruelty, these liberated gods take to subjugating humans and carving up the earth using their etemmu or life-force to advance their selfish interests.

In the terrestrial chaos that follows, humans are struggling to rebuild society within those territories, dependent on the personality of the deity.

A clever-but-impulsive human survivor, Tamaki Hayashi, has never credited her grandmother’s stories about plant magic until desperation forces her to discover her own plant-bending powers.

Threatened and alone, Tamaki has no one to guide her through learning her power. Anger and rage compel her to tap blood magic in implanting the spirit of her dead soul-mate into a rescued fox.

An, the reigning tyrant for her territory, confronts and berates Tamaki for her forbidden intrigues . He exiles both Tamaki and the beacon fox, who calls himself “Scout,” to an adjacent territory belonging to rival Enil.

Tamaki and Scout are pursued and confined for invading Enlil's territory. Tamaki has to decide whether addiction to blood magic is worth the chance for freedom. Sometimes, wickedness is the only way out.