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GARGOYLES (Resurrection Trilogy, Book 1)
Brilliant pre-med student Amoreena Daniels needs money. Desperately. Her mother is dying of cancer and her medical insurance has run out. When a seemingly perfect women's clinic offers Amoreena a generous payment for service as a surrogate mother, Amoreena thinks her prayers have been answered. But then much too early her baby begins to move.
The strange dreams, another surrogate's mysterious death and a drug-addicted former medical intern confirm Amoreena's worst suspicions: there is something terribly wrong with the pregnancy. Amoreena embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind the endless battery of genetic tests, sonograms and frightened patients, only to discover that she has unwittingly become a pawn in a high-stakes game of biomedical experimentation.
"A gripping, thought-provoking tale of mounting distrust, betrayl, brutality and greed." - Booklist
The first victim, brutally assaulted, literally dies of fright in the emergency room, and Dr. Julie Charmaine must find out why. Only two clues to the beautiful young woman's death: she reeks of the city sewers and her last word is the Spanish slang for monkey. When Julie begins to treat a second victim for nightmares, she is helplessly drawn into the investigation of a series of vicious Los Angeles homicides that leave her confronting the seemingly impossible. A monster stalks the city's sewers.
THE UNNATURAL is a twisted tale of cryonics, scientific experiments going horribly awry, sex, murder, and man's unquenchable desire to live forever.
"...Should enthrall fans of the science-gone-awry genre made popular by Robin Cook and Michael Crichton, as well as readers of horror and monster lit." Michael Gannon
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When Kelly English flies back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to close out her father's estate, the last thing on her mind is falling in love. Again. Kelly is twenty-eight and engaged to an older man who is quite wealthy. She s happy, and only desires to make the trip back brief, sell her deceased father's place, and return to her stable life in Los Angeles. However, while taking care of business in Oshkosh, Kelly meets a fishing guide, launching her on an emotional journey she never could have predicted or foreseen. BARBARY POINT is Kelly's story of what happened that one magical week in May on the shores of Lake Winnebago when the ducklings hatch and the walleye run.
"Highly recommended" - GABixler Reviews of Reviewers Roundup
Seven years after a near-fatal mauling by a grizzly bear, in which his only son was killed, Jason Bristol, a one time prize-fighter and expert animal tracker, is back in the woods tracking again--when he’s not nursing the nearest fifth of whiskey.
Then Jason’s best friend and mentor is discovered half-buried beneath a mat of pine needles. The prospector’s mangled corpse has been mauled virtually beyond recognition. A rancher loses a prize thoroughbred and suddenly the nightmare responsible for Jason’s downward spiral is rekindled as Jason is thrust back into the wilderness on the trail of a predator that defies belief.
The time clock has begun for Norah Phelps, too, daughter of multimillionaire real estate developer Richard Phelps whose recent purchase of the 95,000 acre former Clarksdale Animal Preserve has pitted environmentalist and wildlife biologist daughter against capitalist father. Norah, responsible for relocating the local wolf population, remains unconvinced a pack of marauding wolves are accountable for the attacks and enlists Jason’s help in her quest for the real killer before the spate of killings can jeopardize not only her future but also the future of her father’s prize development project.
Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the story unfolds. Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.
Smilodon. A saber-toothed cat. He’s angry, he’s frightened, he’s hungry, and he’s 12,000 years from home!
Sculpting in many ways is not so very different than sex. The art form touches us on a primal level physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. These are the words and beliefs of Jeremy Copper, renowned sculptor whose works grace multi-million dollar estates and world famous museums.
Jeremy Copper specializes in carving the human female form in stone. Since the great Auguste Rodin, there has not been a talent with Jeremy’s extraordinary ability to evoke the raw eroticism, naked sexual allure, and sensual beauty of the female nude.
And Girl Blue will be his best effort. She will also be his last. Jeremy Copper has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. While Jeremy strives to carve the “perfect woman in stone” that will be viewed and admired by millions, he must battle this insidious foe in his head that is not only eating away at his brain but also his sanity.
Jeremy’s clock is ticking down. But before his time runs out, Girl Blue will arise from out of the rare block of azul pegaso granite and touch those closest to him in ways he could never have imagined--or desired.
GIRL BLUE is a dark, erotic, supernatural tale of an obsessed artist who becomes haunted by a stone sculpture as beautiful as she is “flawed.”
PLAGUE (Resurrection Trilogy, Book 2)
In nine days, modern civilization will come to a jolting halt.
Unaware she stands on the brink of a global catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude, Amoreena Daniels embarks on a goodwill mission to the Yucatan jungles of southern Mexico. Four years have passed since her involuntary participation in a diabolical transgenic cloning experiment and subsequent narrow escape from the Las Canas research facility buried deep in the Guatemalan rainforests. Amoreena is ready to move on with her life.
Only weeks before her graduation from UCLA Medical School, Amoreena and her new boyfriend, Dr. Robert Kincaid, fly to the Yucatan where they will deliver care to the poor. Early in the trip, though, Amoreena and her colleagues are caught totally unprepared by the massive spread of illness. In one night, all of Amoreena’s coworkers succumb horribly to enferma de diablo, the devil’s sickness. An entire village is wiped out.
Thus the nightmare begins as Amoreena confronts her nemesis from GARGOYLES. She reunites with her companions from Las Canas, and together they must flee for their lives. But this time there is no place to run. No place is safe. While attempting to save her own life, Amoreena is suddenly confronted with another startling revelation, one that just might hold the key to the salvation of mankind.
Fasten your seat belts, close your eyes, and pray like hell, because the world as we know it is coming to an end!
RETURN TO UNDERLAND
When Spinner McPherson—accompanied by his friend Reglan, and Otter, his dog—hikes deep into Echo Valley, the last thing he expects is to discover a huge cave where creatures long-thought to be extinct still exist. But that’s exactly what he and Reglan do. They discover Underland—a place like no other on Earth.
Spinner immediately envisions the fame and fortune he will gain by reporting Underland’s existence; Reglan views the situation differently, wanting Underland to remain a secret. When they part ways, each doing what they think is right, the discovery propels Spinner on a race against time to prevent Underland, and all its mystical animals and intriguing secrets, from vanishing from the Earth forever.
Megan Parker and her young son move into an old farmhouse with a haunted pond on the property. But they find there is more living in the pond than only fish and turtles. Far more…
Megan soon discovers the dark curse of Hemlock Pond will touch her family in ways she never could have imagined.
NayéLi has come from the dark side of the universe to learn as much as she can about the third planet from the sun, and to communicate her findings back to her home world. NayéLi is a Learner - and on Earth she assumes the form of a young human female of the indigenous host species.
NayéLi is bound by her rulers’ strict laws of planetary exploration, which state that there can be no involvement with a member of the host species. But NayéLi is more human now than she realizes. And she is about to fall in love.
Things are not going well for Matt Haskel. He’s lost his job and the chance at his dream home, and can't even buy the one Christmas gift his son desires. His marriage is teetering, and the last thing Matt wants to do is spend Christmas Eve with his wealthy in-laws.
But while driving there, the family SUV breaks down just outside a quaint little town called St. Claws, high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This last mishap convinces Matt this will be his worst Christmas ever. Little does he know just how wrong initial impressions can be. Or how consequential one little, innocuous wish can become.
Happy holidays, Matt Haskel. You’re about to find out!
RESURRECTION (Resurrection Trilogy, Book 3)
The world is a changed place. The landscape of humanity has been indelibly altered.
Though Amoreena and the young child ’Cesa hold the secret to a cure for the deadliest plague to cross the globe in the history of mankind, implementing it will require tremendous luck and a Herculean effort.
First, Amoreena and her companions must survive the long dangerous trek north to California, where Amoreena can access the technology necessary for her to pull off a miracle. Along the way, she’ll confront numerous challenges and obstacles, including battling the infectados, the mutant survivors of enfermedad del diablo, a race of post viron subhumans that threatens to erase three hundred thousand years of evolution.
She’ll need help. And she’ll find it in the most unexpected places and situations. But will Amoreena’s luck hold out long enough for the salvation of mankind?
Read RESURRECTION, the startling and riveting conclusion to GARGOYLES and PLAGUE.
Copyright 2011 Alan Nayes. All rights reserved.