A voracious reader since she was a toddler, and an ordained spiritualist, Tonya Cannariato has now presided over the marriage of her love of reading and her love of writing. She’s lived a nomadic life, following first her parents in their Foreign Service career through Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then her own nose criss-crossing America as she’s gotten old enough to make those choices for herself. She’s currently based in the Washington, DC region with her four loves: her husband and three Siberian Huskies. She suspects her Huskies of mystical alchemy with their joyous liberation of her muse and other magical beings for her inspiration. She loves to sleep, to watch her interesting dreams, some of which are now finding new life in written form.
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Hallow’s Eve Triptych
Explore the mysterious intersection of a day-in-the-life and the reality just the other side of the thinning veils in these three thematically linked tales. In "Last Supper," discover the true wedge that drove Lana's family to dissolve. In "Through A Mirror, Darkly," watch as a family legacy explodes into Richard's medical world. In "Root of All Evil," learn how Leslie finds herself with a little help from the other side. In the end, it isn't horrifying if the characters can learn to expand their souls.More info →
A Trick of the Tail
In 2078, Earth was invaded. After the Fall stories document that time.
Sienna was trying to find a refuge away from Earth that would be safe for both her and her unborn child.Then she mistook a Siamet for a Katarr.
Zaun was doing his part to build the Resistance when a nasty trick lands him in bed with Sienna.
Overcoming language and trust obstacles is the least of their worries when their survival is on the line.
Novelette with a word count of 10,200.More info →
No name, no companions, and a belly large with child. A woman faces tests in a surreal environment without the knowledge of what she's fighting for. Can she remember enough to save herself? Can she change enough to save her planet?
Novelette of 9,500 wordsMore info →
A serial rapist murderer is on the prowl; Halloween brings other monsters to his doorstep. Short story of 4,512 words.
Warning: Contains mature, adult content.More info →
Mark Inman has two loves: particle physics and Sarah. She agrees to become his wife at the same time his experiment to find the Higgs boson goes off the rails. Journey with Mark while his existence melts and reforms in unpredictable ways as the veils between realities thin. His exploration of the minutiae of quantum physics builds a fascinating tapestry of alternate universes. His search for survival, and the search for meaning and what is real, drive Mark as he experiences lives he never dreamed possible. His only touchstones: find Sarah and find his way home.More info →
Dust to Blood
It's a simple formula: Magical power equals political power...
Sparks are flying between researcher Anne Crosby and no less than nine men--but it's not what you think. Whenever these nine amnesiacs touch anyone, electrical mayhem results. More surprising: all of them have dust instead of blood in their veins, even though they're quite alive. It's Anne's job to track down who and what these men are, even though she takes a dim view of the supernatural.
Her research takes Anne to Russia and the discovery of the devastating magical source behind the former Soviet Union's power--a source the resurrected KGB wants back. Anne must stop them, and they'll do anything to stop her.More info →
Blood to Fire
It’s a simple trade: Magical power for your humanity…
Researcher Anne Crosby came to Russia to solve the mystery of amnesiac Ivan Krempenski. Instead, she became part of the mystery. Never a believer in the paranormal, Anne discovers Ivan’s true dragon form–and her own.
The old Soviet Union once held Russian dragons captive, siphoning off their magic to cement their power. The resurgent KGB believes enslaving them again will return the Communists to their former might.
New mates Anne and Ivan must learn to control their bewildering new abilities, stay one step ahead of the KGB, and restore their kind before dragons slip into myth…or slavery.More info →
Fire to Dragon
In the mountains of Russia an old power is growing…
Born as a human in America, Anne Crosby discovered something new inside herself when she traveled to Russia: she’s a dragon. And not any ordinary fire-breathing beast, but the next queen of the Russian dragons. A queen without her court.
Magic transformed her into a dragon and gave her the right to rule, but Magic forgot to give her a guide book for the new world she’s living in.
Anne made dangerous enemies when she stole the power of the dragons from the Russian government. The FSB is hunting her. Allies have been turned into traitors. And her tenuous grip on power depends on her finding the missing people who complete her court. If she can find them in time, there is a promise of immortal joy. If she can’t, then the dragons will once again become slaves.More info →
Earth's alien progenitors have returned. For Tara Shifflet, abuse survivor and meeting planner, that wouldn't be as big a deal as getting home to her therapy cat, except that getting anywhere in the U.S. is dicey in the wake of public uproar about first contact. For Navenah, a short-term assignment with vague directions to find generators to save her dying race leads to frustration and misunderstanding. The two women find unexpected pleasure together, but will that solve the galactic die-off?More info →
Hotel Paranormal: Dragon’s Pursuit
Maxim Krempenski wants to get through his thesis defense to earn his political science PhD. He must, in order to help his dragon shifter family survive the new Russia. The Elder Gods have other plans and force him to take a break at The Hotel Paranormal, where he learns fellow student Yuliya Orlov may be even more trouble than he imagined.
Yuliya takes her career advancement in the KGB seriously, so she's happy to follow orders to track and eventually detain Max on her superiors' orders. Then she discovers the ideological rot at the core of her assignment.
Can they set aside their differences to ensure the dragons have a prosperous future?More info →
Dr. Marina Spitzer, botanist extraordinaire, is on a mission to save humanity—which is faltering on the edge of extinction after the nuclear fallout of WWIII decimated half of the Earth.
If she can work with the small team of space explorers searching for a new home for the survivors, she’ll have helped ensure her nieces and nephews are able to have a future.
Geologist Dr. Leonardo Federici is no less ambitious, even if his chosen field makes Rina suspect he has rocks rolling through his head. Especially once he makes it clear that he’s attracted to her—physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
But the team only has three days on TaoRuti 3 to determine whether to recommend the planet for colonization. There’s no time for emotional distractions as planetary instabilities catch everyone off-guard, with fatal results.
If they can survive this mission, Rina might have a future with Leo, but first they have to weather a planet that’s fighting dirty.More info →
A week ago, they were catapulting through space. Five days ago, they discovered the beauty of TaoRuti Three, answering the prayers of a beleaguered Earth. Three days ago, TR3 shoved them through an interplanetary wormhole to insure no further planetary rapists were deployed.
To say that Drs. Marina Spitzer and Leonardo Federici are under the gun might be an understatement.
Adding to the mess, they need to discover why Phoenix, Inc. has erased all record of their team’s triumphant departure a mere few years ago, and how a mysterious shadow cabal has gained overwhelming political power back on Earth. And there’s the uncomfortable, unstated deadline from the sentient planet TaoRuti Three hanging over their heads.
They both saw how deadly she was when she didn’t like what she was seeing, so the clock is ticking. Assistance from any corner would be helpful. Or would it?More info →