I didn't start out to write a series. Awakening began as a one-off book. But after I finished writing it, I couldn't stop thinking about the characters and the story lines that I knew had legs. Before long, I was back at my keyboard and soon had a rough outline for two more books. At that point, the first book hadn't yet been published, so I added "The Gift" to each title and called it the Gift Trilogy.
However, after I finished writing the second book and was halfway through the third, I knew that Emelynn's story would breach the trilogy framework. I started writing the fourth book, moth-balled the trilogy concept and renamed it The Gift Legacy. I am still writing the series. Two more books are "planned," but you now know about best laid plans.
Following is a brief summary of the series:
The Gift Legacy is a contemporary fantasy series set on the coast of British Columbia. These fast-paced thrillers chronicle the adventures of Emelynn Taylor, the unwitting recipient of an incredible gift from a stranger. This isn’t an ordinary gift. It didn’t come wrapped in pretty paper and tied with a bow, nor can it ever be returned.
In Book I, The Gift: Awakening, Emelynn resettles in her childhood home on the West Coast, intent on learning to control the gift that has become a debilitating burden. Along the way, she discovers a community of people who share the gift, a man who takes her breath away, and enemies who hide in plain sight.
In Book II, The Gift: Revelation, Emelynn Taylor learns the true portent of a gift she can barely control. Emelynn’s discovery of an ancient book unlocks dangerous secrets and a connection to her past she never imagined: a connection that draws an unwelcome midnight visit from the ruling Tribunal Novem, a powerful group who maintain order among those who share the gift. The connection thrusts her into the heart of a struggle of forces even more treacherous than the Tribunal. When their designs on Emelynn are unveiled, she learns the disturbing truth of a new and lethal threat to her and those dearest to her heart.
In Book III, The Gift: Redemption, Emelynn’s enemies up their game and she is forced to form an alliance with a man she doesn’t trust and a family she doesn’t know. Emelynn’s strength and loyalty are tested once again when she comes face to face with a group of people who call themselves Redeemers. Their only goal is to annihilate the ruling Tribunal Novem and anyone else who gets in their way.
In Book IV, The Gift: Penance, Emelynn must deal with the aftermath of choosing a man’s life over the secret of the gift. In exposing the secret, she drew the attention of the wrong people. International Covert Operations now wields the secret like a weapon to coerce the Tribunal Novem’s cooperation. And all ICO wants in exchange for protecting the secret is Emelynn’s services.
Those services force her undercover to unravel a dangerous drug ring. But who’s chasing whom? Stalked by an ancient and dangerous society, intimidated by devious law enforcers, threatened by friends, old and new—can Emelynn play this deadly game and navigate her way to safe shores?
The Gift: Betrayal is a companion book to the Gift Legacy series. This is Jackson Delaney's story. It’s Awakening Redux.
When Jackson’s wife leaves him for his half-brother, Jackson Delaney flies into high gear to find them. He dives headlong into dangerous intrigue involving the feared Tribunal and unscrupulous thugs from his past, in a quest for justice at any cost. When that quest leads him to a mysterious young Flier with no knowledge of her arcane gift, Jackson’s vengeance gets the better of him and may cost him something worse than his life.