In 1511 a Spanish ship en route from the island of Hispaniola sank off the coast of Yucatán near the town of Tulum. The survivors were captured by the Maya; they were the first white men to... More > set foot on the mainland of the American continent, and the first white men the Maya had ever seen. Gonzalo Guerrero, a Spanish sailor from Palos, lived among the Maya as a slave for over three years. When the opportunity arose, he escaped to Nachancan, ruler of the city of Chetumal. Gifted with a fine military mind, he rose quickly to become Nachancan’s war captain; married and had three children, thus founding the Mestizo race.
Until Captain Hernando Cortez came to bring Gonzalo back to the Spaniards.
The decision Gonzalo took then was the only one ever taken by a white man in the conquest of Mesoamerica, and it made him a hero.
...[T]ells an absorbing tale of an ancient culture, a courageous survivor, and a people and place caught up in the sweep of history.
- Dianne Hales
Author, La Bella Lingua< Less
Everyone processes grief differently.
Stephanie’s way of processing hers is to kill vampires.
Her family murdered by vampires, Stephanie’s life now consists of nothing but hunting and... More > training and trying to live with the emptiness. Until she’s captured by two vampires she planned to kill, and her mentor dies at their hand.
Olivier and Nathan are old enough to know better, but just as everyone processes their grief differently, even vampires deal with immortality in individual ways. The pair decide to keep Stephanie, drawn in by her passion and her grief. More startlingly, Stephanie finds herself drawn to them in turn, as they take their pleasure in her, body, mind, and soul.
And then they turn her into one of them.
Overwhelmed by guilt and grief, Stephanie returns to her vengeance, but how can you kill what you have discovered and learned to love?< Less
Communicating with a Solarian Knight was possibly the most troubling thing Tyan had ever done. Brass Jack Solomon is none too happy, either. With the Empire determined to tear apart the very fabric... More > of the universe, starting with his young friend, Jack once more sets himself between the Empire and those he loves. After all, the Empire may classify Tyan as a dangerously powerful, wild talent, but Jack just sees a young man with good intentions at war with deadly imperial politics. Part of that stand means Jack must return to Lem-Bob. It will require every trick he's ever used and a few he hasn't yet invented. The Rus are attacking, the Empire wants desperately to get their hands on the Krr-Karr Ambassador, the Knights have an honor duel to host, and Jack's dream to keep Lem-Bob in obscurity has been shattered. Amidst battle starships and swords, Psi-Lords and frontier settlers, Jack must pull every string he has to save his loved ones and his adopted home… and possibly even save the Universe.< Less
The dark secret at the core of the Empire has sparked a war bridging across the dimensions...
A troubling message from Lem-Bob now informs Brass Jack that his insane friends are coming to rescue him... More > and his comrades from military bondage. But unlike the soldiers pressed into service around him, Jack has gone into the heart of this battle willingly.
The Emperor is strained to the breaking point between the machinations of the Psi Orders and the Phantom Corps. And the Emperor’s greatest weapon, the legendary Solarian Knights, are as much a mystery to him as anyone else.
Now it's up to Jack to juggle the horrors of the Organi attacks, an Empire near the end, and a young Psi-Lord that might hold the key to stopping the Demon Wars. To be reunited with everything he has ever loved, Jack is prepared to go to Hel and back again, provided both he and the rescue crew can stay alive...< Less
The Hero of the Rift is dead. And he’d like to stay that way. Brass Jack Solomon, retired spy and provocateur, has worked hard to be forgotten, since the alternative is to be very dead and... More > remembered everywhere. But when a young Imperial Psi-Lord decides he should throw a revolution in the name of true love, Jack finds himself shepherding the naïve and enthusiastic youth into hiding, before the Empire of Man can come calling and put an end to the young lord’s plans. However, Lady Destiny and the Empire have plans of their own for Jack. Deep in the grip of a twenty-year war with the Organi and desperate to win, the Empire has set its sights on Lem-Bob, a low-tech backwater of a world, and on the young lord Jack’s trying so hard to hide. Except no plan survives first contact with the enemy, and before he knows it, the Empire gives Jack a choice: fight for the Empire... or die. Now Jack will have to leave his retirement and get back in the Game—even if it means leaving everyone he cares about behind.< Less
Allison Chaney is a successful thirty-something accountant in mid-town Manhattan, with a stable, if not terribly exciting life. The kind of life that no one writes home about. Until the night she... More > discovers the Crescent Moon Café, where the theme changes depending on what night of the week it is, and the poetry open-mike night is bring-your-own-garbage. But the simple act of going to a new strange cafe has an even more bizarre effect on her than bringing out her inner poet. Because with the poetry comes the memory of a time in her childhood when she'd had a not-entirely-imaginary playmate and the ability to see and hear across time. On the heels of this new adventure and awakening, Allison inherits a turn-of the-century mansion on the Hudson River. As she tries to deal with the house and its eccentric former owner, the mystery only deepens. Can she find out why her great-uncle vanished in that house? Can she come to grips with her re-awakened gift? Can she navigate it all and find her way home?< Less
Lariel has lived a life of privilege and protection all her life, cherished daughter of the king of Tallen. But all of that is taken from her when the king's own commander of the guard turns against... More > her family and kills her father.
On the run and in exile, alone and afraid, she finds refuge with the elves and discovers in herself a heritage previously unknown: she is Elfkind. Not fully human, and with the gifts that come with it, magic to be harnessed and new skills to be learned.
Trained and tested, Lariel is determined to regain her throne and free her people. But will her new skills and powers be enough to defeat the darkness waiting for her?< Less
Sorrow has wandered the desert her whole young life, when she finds and is found by a clan willing to take her in, first with a gift of water. In their care, she discovers she is a Focus, a wizard... More > capable of absorbing the energy of other wizards and directing it.
Taken formally into this clan of wizards and renamed Delight, all should have been well until the ill-fated day she falls for a young wizard of the clan, and he with her. Forbidden to be together, when Satakarni says he will leave the clan to be with her, she flees, knowing that the only way he can perfect his wizardry and achieve his
full destiny is to remain with his clan.
Once more a wanderer, but now with the gift of wizardry at her disposal, once more named Sorrow, she wanders, and discovers that a great evil threatens not only her own choices and life, but the lives of every single person she has touched in all her years of wandering. An evil she can defeat, if she will just find the courage to finally take a stand.< Less
The year is 1136, the place Tropèa, a walled sea town in Southern Italy during the Norman domination. Kallyna d’Àrgira, a master of the arts of the loom who can turn the world... More > into silk thread, is pledged in marriage by her father to Raimo Trani, a man she hates. After a sudden tragedy leaves her at Raimo’s mercy, into her life comes Dàlibor d’Hancourt, the Norman knight sent by King Roger of Hauteville to be the new governor of Tropèa, and a man burdened by a life he did not choose. Their opposite stations — Kallyna the daughter of a fisherman, Dàlibor the son of a foreign lord — pit them at first against each other. When Kallyna’s talent brings her to the unwelcome attention of the heir to Roger’s throne, who can destroy them both, the common threat will draw them together, through loss, betrayal and war, into the time of iron that saw the founding of the greatest kingdom in Italy.< Less