Vermont, picturesque and lovely, attracts visitors from across the country in search for the perfect picture, the perfect fall foliage or perhaps a taste of maple syrup. Stansbury is best known for the odd covered bridge that spans Stansbury Lake and goes nowhere, connecting no roads and serving no known purpose. The locals call it the Lakebridge. Very few know of its mysterious origins and fewer care to know more. Those visiting the town perhaps take a few snapshots and leave, their curiosity quelled by an uneasy feeling that they shouldn’t think on it anymore.
The tourists will eventually leave Stansbury, but its residents strangely linger, seemingly held captive by a force they barely recognize.
In the aftermath of a tragic spring day, the people of Stansbury, Vermont, are unable to forget what happened, as they have all the tragedies of their past. After the media exploited their pain, they have become uneasy with the world beyond their town and with any outsiders.
In the aftermath of the media deluge, latecomers straggle into Stansbury looking to pick up the scraps of stories left behind. What they find, however, is that the powerful forces that have guided the destinies of the people of the town for hundreds of years are now at war with one another and in need of pawns.
In the aftermath of Spring, there is Summer.
The town of Stansbury, Vermont has survived over four hundred years of tragic events. The town survived because the otherworldly beings and powerful humans that have always controlled the lives of the people willed them to forget each terrible event.
As the bloody conflict between those forces has been raging, the people have stopped forgetting. Fear and grief have replaced peaceful ignorance and the powers that be no longer care.
In Lakebridge: Autumn, Stansbury will fall.
Black swirling holes churning madly in the center of every corpse. This is how eighteen-year-old Chelsan Derée sees the deceased. Her ability to connect to the black spinning holes allows her to control every dead thing within a four-mile radius.
But that’s the least of her problems. It’s 2320 and Chelsan Derée has to survive another year of high school, which for her is pure and utter torture, mainly due to the fact that her schoolmate Jill Forester’s favorite activity is making Chelsan’s life a living hell. If that isn’t enough, Chelsan’s impossible crush on Ryan Vaughn makes her brain do somersaults on a regular basis, especially since she is positive he doesn’t know she exists. And being eighteen Chelsan has to deal with the pressure of whether or not she should take a little pill called Age-pro, which cures aging, making the world eighteen forever and highly over-populated.
When Chelsan’s mother, Janet, is brutally killed, along with everyone else in her trailer park, Chelsan finds out that she was the intended target.
Chelsan must use her power to raise and control the dead to save herself, protect her friends and take down the man responsible for murdering her mother.
Reaper is the second book in the best selling teen series The Riser Saga.
Chelsan Derée thinks she’s finally going to be able to live the normal, healthy life of a teenage girl who can control the dead. She thinks she’s free of psychotic grandparents, serial killers and government assassins. But no such luck - a child named Elisha, who desperately needs Chelsan to rescue her from an I.Q. Farm, is disrupting Chelsan’s dreams.
Chelsan has to help Elisha because she knows the harrows of I.Q. Farms: secret warehouses full of genius children used as lab rats and given Age-pro (a pill that freezes the aging process, making them children forever).
It’s only been two months since Chelsan’s first traumatic ordeal, but a whole new batch of torture has arisen, including constant fighting between her best friend Bill and her boyfriend Ryan, becoming allies with her worst enemy, and having to deal with her grandparents (which is saying a lot since they’re always trying to kill her!).
But all of these things are going to seem pretty minor when Chelsan discovers a plot so horrifying, so terrifying, that it may destroy the world. She will have to learn more about her power to raise and control the dead so she can stop the evil.
Book three in the best selling series The Riser Saga.
It’s been five months since Chelsan Derée’s harrowing ordeal with Elisha. Chelsan hasn’t heard a peep out of her (nor from her sociopathic grandparents), and she is counting her blessings.
But when the new girl in school, Eva, appears to be after Chelsan’s head, Chelsan soon realizes that she’ll never be safe. Elisha is back and she has a new team of 300-year-old assassins to do her dirty work. Their first target is Chelsan’s Gramps: Vice President of Population Control, Geoffrey Turner. Chelsan must use her powers to help save the man who is responsible for killing her mother.
Chelsan and her friends are yet again thrown into peril in order to save the world from Elisha’s sinister plans. And Chelsan’s tentative relationship with Turner is put to the test as they once again have to work together against a common enemy.
Chelsan must defeat Elisha once and for all in the third installment of the bestselling series the Riser Saga.
Shea Harper is starting college with her best friend, Aidan. She calls him her spirit-twin because they were born at exactly the same time. He’s never left her side. But when she meets the enigmatic and ego-centric vampire, Lucian, that all changes. He wants her. And Aidan wants to keep her from him.
Aidan isn’t just jealous; it’s his duty to protect her. Shea is a Vessel. As much as Aidan is sworn to protect the light within her, Lucian is sworn to drag the Vessel to the depths of hell to release his father, Caelius, from his Enochian prison.
At their cores, Lucian and Shea are darkness and light and should never find common ground. But forces beyond their control tie them together, and neither one of them can fight their true destiny…
That they are bound to each other forever.
Caelius is free, and the world is his.
Shea trains with Lucian to master her powers as an elemental so she can beat Caelius and free them all from his twisted desires. But when Aidan warns Lucian that one of his sons has been taken by Caelius, Lucian goes off to confront him alone.
Lucian fails and is imprisoned and tortured. His only comfort is the apparition of his childhood love, Nefertiti. Caelius reveals that she is a vampire and his master plan is for them to rule the world together, as his new Adam and Eve.
Meanwhile, Shea will stop at nothing to get Lucian back, including working with Nefertiti’s daughter, Mekytaten. Together with Aidan, they find Lucian broken and twisted by Caelius.
Shocked by a devastating betrayal, Shea must decide if she still wants Lucian and if his ex-Egyptian lover’s plan will be enough to destroy Caelius before he returns to full power and devours the world whole.
The battle is lost. Caelius has won.
Lucian has sacrificed himself by giving his body and mind to Caelius to save Shea and the others. The only obstacle that remains is for Caelius to take Shea’s soul and restore himself to full power.
But Shea isn’t giving up. She won’t rest until she has Lucian back by her side and Caelius is destroyed. Unfortunately, her mother, Molly, is now with Caelius and has no memory of her daughter. Nefertiti is no longer an ally, as she will do anything to protect the children she has left.
Meanwhile, Lucian is being systematically tortured by Caelius, his mind twisted until all his memories of Shea are erased and he only sees Caelius as his one true love and savior.
Will Shea and Lucian overcome the impossible obstacles set in their way and finally kill Caelius? Or will Darkness win and destroy the world and everyone they love with it?