Inner Diverse (Splintered Universe Book 2)

This is Book 2 of the Splintered Universe series. This metaphysical thriller trilogy started with Outer Diverse.

Detective Rhea Hawke continues her quest for truth and justice in a world that is not what it seems.

Rhea’s search takes her to the far reaches of the known universe from the Weeping Mountains of Horus to the blistering deserts of Upsilon 3. Amidst the turmoil of an imminent extra-galactic war, Rhea holds the key even as those she trusts betray her. No one is what they seem…


Original background cover image by Costi Gurgu.

Vassal of El

He tried to forget his past, but it wouldn’t forget him

At sixteen, Torren was violently torn from his family and his people and left for dead, a cripple in more ways than one. For the next few years, he traveled alone, making few friends.

Then, one night, a terrified young woman fleeing for her life stumbles into his camp, and his life once again takes new direction. As he reluctantly takes responsibility for getting her to safety, his past comes back to haunt him in a way that is painfully ironic. Against both his will and his better judgment, he must return to the place he had thought lost to him forever if he is to make good on his promise to keep his charge safe from harm.

The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

Girls and boys disappear; couples caught in the heat and suppressed rage of urban life are haunted by the ghosts of their own making; neighbourhoods drift in the murky atmosphere of buried emotions, where the echoes of distrust and dissonance prove that something just isn’t . . . right.

These nineteen strange stories gather and weave themselves together into a wreath of memories, rife with an atmospheric and ominous creep redolent of Shirley Jackson. This eerie collection illustrates the disconnect amongst people and the places they inhabit—the gap that allows the supernatural to flourish.

The Other

Readers know Luff Imbry from many of Matthew Hughes’ earlier novels. For the first time, Imbry is placed front and center in a novel dedicated exclusively to him. Luff Imbry is an insidiously clever confidence man who always maintains the upper hand in his criminal dealings. But when an unknown business rival gets the drop on him and plumps him down on Fulda — a far-off, isolated world — Imbry learns just how exceptional he is. Unable to blend in and furious for revenge at an anonymous perpetrator, Imbry has to rely on his infamous criminal wit to survive Fulda’s crusade to extinguish the Other.

Outer Diverse

Outer Diverse is the first book of the Splintered Universe Trilogy, set in and around the Milky Way Galaxy. The first book begins as Galactic Guardian Rhea Hawke intestigates the massacre of an entire religious sect, catapulting her into a treacherous storm of politics, conspiracy and self-discovery. Her quest for justice leads her into the heart of a universal struggle and toward an unbearable truth she’s hidden from herself since she murdered an innocent man.


Original background cover image by Costi Gurgu.