"THE ZODIAK PRINCE"
This series of novels began with a short story called "The Olympus Corps." back in 1985. Finding Balance, the modern incarnation of that story, took me almost 25 years to finish and publish—certainly a labor of love. The novels highlight my affinity for the Greek gods, especially Apollo, as well as the characters who comprise the United Nations Task Force named for Mother Earth... Gaea.
BOOK 1—Finding Balance
BOOK 2—Memory's Curse
This series contains LGBTQ characters.
Four modern day strangers—Dan, Aleta, Brandon, and Sarah—learn they are bound by prophecy to fix what the Olympeian gods have broken. Gifted with ancient magic from long lost civilizations, they must master their powers while contending with forces escaping from the Underworld and also find a way to repair the Sacred Scales, destroyed by an angry goddess long ago. Their success lies with Apollo, a god whose earthbound journey provided the means to fulfill the prophecy. These four mortals—a teacher, a scientist, a zoologist, and a potter—join the United Nations Task Force Division sworn to protect an endangered world, becoming the sole team—codename: GAEA—who can fight the monstrous threats and bring Order to a world plunged into Chaos. Bringing together the powers of the ancient gods and the strength of the human spirit, the members of TASK FORCE: GAEA may have to sacrifice that which they hold dear to be their only key to success. Can mortals succeed where gods cannot go?
For Aegis, Zodiak, Aether, and Talon, life should have returned to normal after they fulfilled their destiny. With history born anew, paranoia plagues this new time line, and tight-fisted governments mandate control through a pervasive military presence, DNA scans, and surveillance cameras. Strange occurrences all over the world give way to a new mission for Task Force: Gaea when an ancient cloudlike evil referred to in prophecy only as The Nebulous One emerges from Tartaros, with the intention of devouring the Olympeian gods. But, before she can find them, all of the gods but Apollo have disappeared. Leaving chaos in her wake, this evil crosses the globe to satisfy her hunger. The race begins: can Apollo and Task Force: Gaea vanquish this primordial goddess without falling prey to her power before she finds the gods? This epic battle between good and evil leaves both immortal and mortal alike wondering whether memory can be a blessing… or a curse.
BOOK 3—The Liar's Prophecy
Zodiak's identity quest to ancient Arkadeia may leave his teammates, Aegis, Talon, and Aether vulnerable in the modern day when a long-forgotten and powerful criminal—a son of Gaea—escapes Tartaros to continue the undertaking he began a millennia ago. In the wake of Lismonia's godhunt, this new mission begins with misunderstood prophecies and a series of gruesome murders ultimately leading to a betrayal that could tear apart the Task Force: GAEA team. And Gaea's son has just begun. The investigation ultimately brings to the The Liar's Prophecy, and an unsuspecting Task Force: GAEA has no choice but to see it to completion, an enterprise that could bring them to the threshold of madness.
Lies and secrets surface that reveal mysteries surrounding not only the gods of Olympos, but also Aegis, Talon, Aether, and Zodiak—these secrets will forever change the nature of Task Force: GAEA.
One among them is fated to fall because even death cannot protect you from your past.
Python, the serpent god, struck down Apollo, the god of reason and prophecy, and not even the god of healing can stop the venom from taking hold. With his mind fractured, Apollo finds himself chained within Gaea’s inner sanctum for his own protection and that of the world. As a grief-stricken Zeus moves toward annihilating the world, humanity stands on the brink of pandemonium. As some struggle to save Apollo, someone from his own family who has lived in secret and manipulated humanity for millennia seeks revenge.
Mysteries unfold tied to this ancient menace, revealing how he has created a place where paranoia and distrust have become the norm. Task Force: Gaea, with unexpected allies, now faces the delicate task of healing an Olympeian god’s mind before madness takes hold while keeping Earth safe from Zeus before this threat against Apollo can find him.
While carrying out their mission, an unexpected setback arises that will change the lives of Dan, Brandon, Aleta, and Sarah, making the fate of Task Force: Gaea uncertain.
BOOK 5—Oracle's End
Slated for a 2022 release, this final book in the series will explore what becomes of Task Force: Gaea as a team as well as other mysteries that have yet to be revealed.
While this will be the last official novel in this series, stay tuned for other projects that will include the heroes within.