Welcome to Earth-B, a universe similar to our own. The big difference: monsters are real and it’s kind of annoying.
The books set within this universe offer fast-paced science fiction and fantasy with an emphasis on humor. They’re often absurd, sometimes bleak, and full of dark and adult humor (see: Content Warnings). The books all take place in the same universe, and characters come and go between series.
Each book should be readable as a standalone story (and late series books contain handy recaps). If any one plot summary strikes your fancy, go ahead and give that book a try. That said, the characters grow (and the author gets better at writing), so reading everything in chronological order will result in the biggest payoff.
Brooks & Smith Series
This series follows two detectives and their makeshift family on a series of increasingly absurd adventures. These books are often silly, sometimes dark, and never child friendly. Emphasis on mystery, absurd found family dynamics, and making the best of living in a shitty universe.
Time Binge (Book 1)
Time Travel: What Could Go Wrong?
Paranormal detectives Arturo Brooks and Edward Smith hated time travel before they ever laid eyes on a time machine.
Now, some jerk has gone and invented one, and the consequences go beyond breaking the timeline. This time machine renders anyone who dares to use it immortal.
Plenty of people would love to get their hands on technology like that.
Racing against several clocks, Brooks and Smith team up with a terrified Puritan and a moon-dwelling hipster to stop increasingly bizarre time travel exploits from tearing their lives and reality apart, before it’s too late…
…Or too soon.
Time Purge (Book 2)
Who wants to live forever? No one, it turns out.
Paranormal detectives Arturo Brooks and Edward Smith have a problem.
Following an ill-advised time travel adventure, Smith is immortal…and he’s not happy about it. He lashes out against everyone and everything. When the detectives go on daytime television, Smith whistleblows the existence of vampires.
The public fallout is immense.
While vampires plot revenge, the detectives and their family are targeted by protestors, monster rights activists, and an aesthetics-obsessed billionaire ready to make the men an offer that will change their lives (and afterlives) forever.
Can they die happily ever after?
Genie Ruins Everything (Book 3)
Phenomenal Cosmic Power…Itty Bitty Moral Compass
With paranormal activity at an all-time high, Arturo Brooks and Edward Smith decide to stop working for others and form their own paranormal detective agency.
They’re not the only ones. The market is saturated, and they struggle to find even a single client.
That changes following a chance encounter with a genie that doesn’t grant wishes so much as do whatever the hell it wants. The detectives’ reality is completely upended—for better and worse.
Better for them. Worse for the world.
Brooks and Smith have to set things right, but their attempts at doing so are complicated by a genie-thieving venture capitalist, self-sabotage, and a newer, stupider detective in town.
Some wishes really can’t come true.
Fun Times in a Dystopic Hellscape (Book 4)
The road to Hell is paved through Indiana.
When a funeral calls, paranormal detectives Arturo Brooks and Edward Smith pack their physical and emotional baggage and take a road trip to Smith’s hometown. Mistake #1.
On a tip, they begin investigating a multidimensional business conglomerate. Mistake #2.
The detectives soon find themselves in a parallel universe that’s even worse than their original destination. One with a lot more leg warmers.
Can Brooks and Smith survive the 1980s a second time, in a world where giant rats, doppelgangers, and their own worst instincts rally against them? Can they do it on a diet of nothing but chain restaurant biscuits? They’ll need to if they’re going to find their way home.
That’s assuming they still have one.
Oops! All Zombies (Coming Soon)
Having just returned from a parallel universe, paranormal detectives Arturo Brooks and Edward Smith want nothing more than time for rest, relaxation, and readjustment. Alas, the world doesn’t revolve around them, so a zombie plague breaks out.
While the world’s billionaires are busy investing in space travel rather than a cure, the detectives begin tracing the disease to its roots.
What they discover is a complex web of supply-chain corruption involving unicorn trafficking and hyperintelligent AI. With the global zombie count mounting, it’s too much for the detectives to solve on their own, unless the cure already lives inside one of them…
The Bedazzlers Series
A parody of superhero team-ups, the Bedazzlers series is absurd, deranged, and very much written for adults.
The Bedazzlers (Book 1)
Superheroes aren’t born. They’re created for PR.
Godwin Zane (aka. Monochrome) thinks he’s a hero. The press disagree.
When an enormous rift in time and space opened over Manhattan, Zane used his magma powers to melt the machine generating it and save millions of lives. Unfortunately, he’s an asshole. The rift opening over Zane Tower was all the proof Americans needed to blame him for the incident.
In order to clear his name and prove himself a hero once and for all, Zane forms a superhero team called the Bedazzlers.
The other Bedazzlers are all being either bribed or blackmailed, and they hate him.
But they’ll have to overcome that if they’re going to save a world facing extreme traffic, sea monsters, and a shortage of Hamilton tickets…
The Bedazzlers… in Space! (Coming Soon)
A Spaced-Out Adventure!
The Bedazzlers are in hot water. When their founder Monochrome posts an outrageous and offensive tweet, the team once again find themselves desperate to improve their public image. They take a page from billionaires and do the only thing they can: launch a rocket into space.
It works, but the Bedazzlers soon discover there’s more to space than asteroids and defunct satellites. Other worlds. Friendly aliens. Hostile aliens. Horny aliens.
Worst of all, there are galactic cops, and a galactic justice system hell-bent on punishing Earth for the crimes of its inhabitants. The Bedazzlers may be the worst possible choice to represent the planet in court, but they’re the only hope we have…
Detective Tales, Volume 1 (Coming Soon)
A prequel to the Brooks & Smith series, Detective Tales is a collection of short stories, currently in edits. Psst. You’ll get a copy for free if you sign up for the mailing list.
Pop Tart & the Activation Energy (Coming Later)
Cleveland doesn’t rock.
Lemon Jones knew that being in a band would be grueling work. Writing music, penning lyrics, and pasting posters all over town… that was normal.
Having to stop the apocalypse? That wasn’t.
Her band, Pop Tart & the Activation Energy, are on tour for the first time. In Cleveland, they discover that under the city’s dirty facade lies an even dirtier secret. It’s a portal to Hell, and the band are the only ones interested in keeping it shut.
With everyone from the Mayor to the Division of Waste Collection rallying against them, Pop Tart & the Activation Energy strike a deal. If they can rise above their talent and entertain Satan himself, he’ll spare humanity.
If they can’t, Lemon and her band will have front row seats to the end of the world.
Touring is hell. Literally.
Chronological Reading Order
- Detective Tales, Vol. 1
- Time Binge
- Time Purge
- The Bedazzlers
- Pop Tart & the Activation Energy
- The Bedazzlers…in Space!
- A Genie Ruins Everything
- Fun Times in a Dystopic Hellscape