Jamie Thomas has enough trouble on his hands trying to get through junior year of high school without being pulverized by Billy Stratton, his bully and tormentor. But that’s before he learns the mother he was always told was dead is actually alive.
And she’s an Amazon.
Sixteen years after she left him on his father’s doorstep, she’s back and needs Jamie’s help. A curse has caused the ancient tribe of warrior women to give birth to nothing but boys, dooming them to extinction—until prophecy reveals that salvation lies with one of the offspring they abandoned. Putting his life on the line, Jamie must find the courage to confront the wrath of an angry god to save a society that rejected him.
(Bonus: Here’s a cringeworthy video of me reading an excerpt from The Unwanted back in 2014 at Left Bank Books.)
Where you can buy it:
Left Bank Books (they deliver!)
Joel Patterson should be happier than ever. He’s back from a two-week vacation in London, where he met Philip, who might be the man of his dreams. Instead, Joel’s heading to Maine for his mother’s funeral. He quits his job to fulfill one last request for his mother: unload his parents’ albatross of an RV by delivering it to a family friend—in California.
Somehow, Joel’s high school “friend” Lincoln has invited himself along on the ride—and into Joel’s bed. And who’s riding shotgun? The ghost of his mother, who still has plenty to say about her son’s judgment (or lack thereof). Joel has to get the RV to San Francisco, get rid of Lincoln, and get back to Philip—and learn what’s keeping Mom tied to this plane. However he manages it, the route’s likely to be anything but straight.
Where you can buy it:
My hometown bookstore, Left Bank Books (they deliver)
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