The Integrity of the Super Club
Light Novel / Romantic Comedy / LitRPG / Slice of Life
The Super Club is the best thing to happen to Southbound Thugwood High School. Yet, it's shrouded in mystery. When hotheaded high schooler Rover meets its president, a girl named Quinn Integrity, his involvement with the Super Club changes his life.
Their supreme ruler has instated a law: All citizens must play one hour of a certain video game each day, or face ambiguous consequences. But a recent change in the law gave a way to lift the daily playtime quota: Defeat the ruler in the game's new player-vs-player feature. Rover quickly accepts the challenge, but his mind is preoccupied with Quinn after meeting her. As their relationship grows, Rover will learn of Quinn's overwhelming advantages, as well as the secrets of the mandatory video game.
I wanted to write a very goofy, lighthearted, and ridiculous story in contrast to the more serious ones I'd published. This is that story.
Features illustrations by SageCamille. Check out their profiles:
Copyright © 2020, 2021
ANNO DOMINI -Allium-
Pathology of the Grand Design
Deals with Nature
Light Novel / Action / Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism
Chris Findale attends the prestigious Lyonbole Public High School in Chicago. When he learns that his school vice principal is an angel disguised as a human, he knows that he's in for a long school year. Now armed with a holy, purifying handgun and a mysterious A.I. phone app named Excalibur, Chris is tasked with defending mankind from the malicious forces known as negative energy.
However, evil plots are in motion. The darkness may be feral and predatory, but masterminds hide among the shadows. What's worse, an identifiable disease is sweeping through Chicago...what is the connection?
Schoolmates, friends, and strangers become entwined with Chris and his fate. When the police and mass media get involved, complications arise. Paths will be crossed, and resolve will be tested.
A series of novels formatted after Japanese light novels (known as Japanese novellas in the American market). Light novels are very popular in Japan, aimed mostly (but not exclusively) at readers between 13 and 18 years old, making them nearly equivalent to the young adult category in America.
However, this story is not aimed entirely at the young adult age demographic, and features elements of literary novels, such as slower pacing, in-depth characters, and more mature content.
Features illustrations by Rusembell and is my first project featuring professional commissioned art! Check out their profiles:
Copyright © 2018, 2019
Autumn Snacks: A Short Story Collection
Various / Collection
When the autumn chill keeps you indoors, get cozy with some warm snacks and these short stories by Gerry Hines, many of which originated as writing contest entries.
With different settings across various genres, this collection is bound to take you through all the moods this fall season.
Front cover art by Stacy Willman.
Back cover photograph by Jill Wellington/Pixabay.
Copyright © 2023
Artwork not final
Light Novel / Cosmic Horror / Psychological / Isekai
A struggling author meets someone from another world, and as a result, she suffers from a mind-breaking affliction that renders her unfit for normal life. Her new condition brings great horrors and a look into the true nature of reality...if she isn't imagining it all.
Caught between the terrible premonitions brought by her mysterious "narrator" and her crumbling sanity, she fears it isn't all in her head, and she desperately keeps telling herself that this perplexity is necessary to become a better writer. However, it seems that sometimes the story writes the author, and her inevitable ending may be far beyond her control.
My debut into horror, this story focuses entirely on the psychological, cosmic terror that partially finds its way into all of my writing. Because it's about an author, many themes will be related to the craft of storytelling.
Features illustrations by Mizael Tengu. Check out their profiles:
Copyright © 2021
Made From Sapphire
Young Adult / Urban Fantasy / Supernatural / Comedy
It's Michael's second year in college. Everything is going well until he accidentally makes a pact with a demon named Sapphira, becoming her master. Michael's connection with the demon brings him closer to the supernatural world and the entities who reside in it.
College life can be tough on its own without weird happenings and wicked entities involved. After all, there are exams to study for, friends to hang out with, and girls to date. Can Michael balance a normal life with the supernatural world in this lighthearted tale of American youth?
Copyright © 2015
Young Adult / Urban Fantasy / Action / Drama
Teenage Krystal has no recollection of much of her childhood and suffers from an unknown mental disorder. She and her adoptive parents move to Florida where she quickly makes new friends during summer vacation. However, Krystal's past and mental disorder are tied to a much bigger picture, and her gradual awakening brings peril and woe.
Strange powers begin to manifest within Krystal and her new friends. Changes in weather patterns occur without explanation. Nightmares and visions continually haunt them. When mysterious and dangerous foes appear to upset the peace, the fight begins.
This new town and new life are Krystal's perfect world, after all. Will she decide if it is worth the cost of a soul?
Copyright © 2009, 2010, 2017