Crime Fiction: Street Games Series

How to Infiltrate the Most Dangerous City in the Country, Find What is Hidden, and Come Out on Top -- 4 Tips

This is the premise of the Street Games Series. Kyra Roberts must become a part of the underbelly of Abstreuse City, one of the murder capitals of the country, find her brother, who's disappeared into a gang there, and get them both out alive. In case you ever find yourself in a similar situation, here are some tips from Kyra's experience.

Awesome Disguise
1. Have an amazing disguise -- One that even the easy-on-the-eyes detective you cross paths with won't see through. Make it into an entire alter ego: different name, voice, clothing, the whole nine yards.

2. Be smarter than those around you --You're going to be living on the street. Do your research, keep your eyes open, and consider all possibilities in every situation. Mental acuity is key here, so make sure you're taking care of yourself physically as well. This takes determination and conscious effort, but it's very doable.

Can YOU read this body language?
3. Learn to read body language -- In order to interact with others such as the homeless, street urchins, gang members, and prostitutes, learn to read their body language and find ways to relate to them. This will help them open up to you and help you find what you're looking for.

4. Don't be afraid to enlist help -- Local cops, community center leaders, etc. can be a great asset to you. Just make sure anyone you take into your confidence is trustworthy. Also, you might want to keep a hotel room so you always have a safe haven to go to when you need a rest from the twistedness of the Slip Mire--your primary searching ground.

Make sure to bring plenty of determination and a weapon to defend yourself. And good luck to you. You may be your brother's only hope!

Why should YOU read Dark Remnants?

"This woman understands people on a mentalist level...She's got steel in her spine. This is the woman that I think we need to see more of in fiction...." --Rebecca Alora of Vicariously 
"What made the book stands out in the crime thriller genre, is its characters. Kyra made it to my 'best heroine' list...Gabe Nichols is also a very special character with secrets of his own...I mean, the twists! Will they ever stop?" --Girl in the Woods Reviews 
"It's so rare to come across a female lead with so much guts, and drive. When the reason behind her actions was finally revealed, I was floored." --Bound by Words 
"I LOVED this book. It had suspense, a hot guy, a strong, brave, fierce woman, and a whole lot of danger. The writing was perfect." --Whit of Whit's Book World

Dark Remnants (Street Games, Book 1)

In the most dangerous city in the country, one controlled by a sadistic gang called the Sons of Ares, Kyra Roberts is searching the deep places for someone…

Kyra has come to Abstreuse city to find someone she’s lost, but walking the underbelly—a dark alley system residents call the Slip Mire—even in disguise, is rife with dangers. Kyra must stay on her toes if she intends to live. After crossing paths several times with the same detective, she wonders if his work and hers might be connected.

Gabe Nichols has worked homicide in Abstreuse for three years. Dead prostitutes and gang violence are part of the night shift. When a woman who looks like a street junkie but acts like an intellectual saves his life, he’s intrigued. Another woman shows up at his crime scene, and Gabe’s instincts kick into high gear when she clams up. Two cases involving strange women who won’t tell what they know are too coincidental.

If Gabe and Kyra can’t find a way to collaborate, they may not live to see the sunrise. Doomed, like so many others, to become gray, unmarked graves in a forgotten fracture of the Slip Mire.

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Desolate Mantle (Street Games, Book 2)

In the most dangerous city in the country, one controlled by the sadistic Sons of Ares gang, Kyra Roberts recently crossed paths with detective Gabe Nichols. She dismissed any liaison with him as impossible, but telling him the truth may prove inevitable...

Walking the Slip Mire nightly, dressed in her disguise and trying to infiltrate a homicidal gang, Kyra sees plenty of things she can’t explain. When she begins to suspect a serial killer might be at work, she decides to approach Gabe again.

Gabe has plenty to keep him busy: a bizarre missing persons case, a new development in his brother’s cold case, a new neighbor, and the grisly murders that are a nightly ritual in the Slip Mire. When Kyra shows up unexpectedly, he jumps at the chance keep her around, but it’s harder than he bargained for. She’s not an average source any more than she’s an average Mireling. Gabe wishes she would be sensible about her own safety.

Their partnership crumbles, but when things become even darker than usual in the Slip Mire, they’ll need one another get survive a hellish situation. If they can’t work together to shoulder their burdens, they’ll find themselves utterly alone. In Abstreuse, it’s not a matter of not coming out of the darkness, but of being absorbed by the darkness itself…

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Damaged Hope (Street Games, Book 3)
"Kyra [is] smart, resourceful, and gritty. She's got steel in her spine. This is the woman I think we need to see more of in fiction."-Rebecca A., The Missing Lynx

After surviving the horror of the Carmichael District, Kyra continues to look for her brother, but she can't seem to avoid crossing paths with the Mire's psychotic serial killer. Avoiding him and surviving the darkness of the Mire grows ever more difficult. And now he may be targeting her.

For Gabe, the mystery surrounding his brother's disappearance twenty-five years ago deepens as the suspect in custody is questioned, but speaks in riddles. If Gabe can decipher Hammond's strange clues, perhaps he can finally bring his brother's body home and obtain some closure. That is, if he can stay one step ahead of the murders in the Mire.

Kyra and Gabe face new, darker challenges in their search for missing brothers. Every victory brings setbacks and complications. They have little to push them forward now except determination and hope. Even if it is a Damaged Hope.
 If you love you some crime, murder mystery and suspense with detectives and serial killers thrown in, don't miss the action-packed third installment of Street Games!
Coming September 2017! 


  1. awesome read can't wait for the next book.

    1. Thanks so much, Kathryn! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope to have book 2 out in the next 2 mos or so.

    2. Do you have an update on the timing for book 2.
      LOVED, LOVED, LOVED book 1, by the way!

    3. Any update on the timing for book 2?
      Loved, loved, LOVED book 1, by the way!

  2. I absolutely LOVE your characters, can't wait to read more.
    Any update on when book 2 will be out?

    1. Hi Kelly! Yes. Very soon. I had hoped to have it out by the 15th of this month, but as you can see it didn't quite happen. I'm just finishing up the editing and have to send it for one final proof read. So I'm hoping to get it out the first part of October. Thank you so much for the support. I'm so glad to know you like it enough to ask. Totally made my day! :D