Writer, Philosopher, Poet
Being a writer has its perks, especially the sense of pride that swells inside when I see someone reading a book of mine. Below are a few of my most recently published books for you to browse. Please feel free to get in touch and share your comments or questions, I’d be more than happy to hear from you and help out.
THE SECRET OF HEAVEN
Aiden Leonardo Series Book 1
"Well-researched thrill ride reminiscent of Dan Brown that will cause readers to think and wonder who to trust." ~BookLife Prize
When investment banker Lazzaro de Medici is found dead, Professor of Biblical Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago Aiden Leonardo is the prime suspect. In possession of an encrypted letter given to him by Lazzaro, Aiden utilizes his extensive knowledge of Scripture to piece together clues that lead to a Lost Bible dating back to the time of Christ.
Hidden within the text is an ancient truth about the most controversial message Jesus left to His disciples. But as Aiden embarks on his quest to unravel the mystery of redemption and faith, a secret organization known only as The Group hunts him down to destroy the Lost Bible and tie up loose ends.
With the help of his fiancé Dr. Miriam Levin—a cultural anthropologist and a professor of historical archaeology in her own right, their friend Nagi, a philologist, religious historian and an eccentric cryptographer, Aiden soon realizes the Lost Bible was written by the only disciple who walked with Jesus and had his gospel omitted from Scripture.
Things are further complicated when a mysterious stranger warns Aiden that possessing the secret of heaven could cost him his life. Pursued by the F.B.I. for the ancient Black market relic and the Chicago PD in connection to the murder of Lazzaro de Medici, Aiden races against the clock to prove his innocence and fulfill his mentor’s dying wish.
Expose the secret of heaven...
THE SECRET OF SCRIPTURE
Aiden Leonardo Series Book 2
"Perfect for Dan Brown fans!"
An ancient prophecy. A devastating revelation. The Holy Land on the brink of war.
When a theoretical physicist is found dead on the steps of the eastern triple arched Huldah Gates of the Temple Mount hours before a technological summit in Tel Aviv is set to begin, Professor of Biblical Studies Aiden Leonardo is sought for questioning in connection to the murder. But what begins as a simple inquiry about Aiden’s meeting with the victim on the previous night erupts into a race against the clock to prevent the unthinkable from occurring in Jerusalem.
Tension in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has reached its peak. With rumors about a “Jewish Plan” to destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and build the Jewish third temple on its remnants, and growing resentment in the hearts of Palestinians toward their Israeli neighbors, a technological summit threatens to push the conflict beyond its tipping point with Artificial Intelligence presenting a philosophical perspective that will change our view of religion forever.
Religious extremists hold Jerusalem hostage when a message reveals that bombs are scattered throughout the Old City. The United Nations convene as militaries around the globe prepare for war. With time ticking away, Aiden joins forces with a chief inspector of the Israel police force, and a director of the technological summit well-versed in religious history to locate the and disarm the bombs.
They embark on a frantic hunt through the catacombs of the ancient city, sacred sites, and forgotten tombs, using scripture and the Dead Sea Scrolls to reveal their enemies and prevent Armageddon from occurring as the prophets had foretold. Their only hope lies in the words that remained unchanged for 2,000 years, but could threaten the validity of the most revered faith on earth.
THE LAST VALENTINE
A Labyrinth of Love Letters Novel
When Olivia Villalobos finds a bloodstained love letter she endeavors to deliver it before Chief Inspector Sedeño finds it in her possession.
A city along the southern coast of Puerto Rico emerges in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Olivia, daughter of a drunkard police investigator who never knew the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, finds a bloodstained love letter in the hidden compartment of her father’s coat. Convinced it belonged to the man recently found dead she sets out to deliver it to the Labyrinth of Love Letters. A mysterious place believed to be an urban legend where the transients of forbidden love leave missives for one another. She enlists the help of Isaac Quintero to find the Labyrinth and they soon realize their quest has opened the door into Old Sienna’s darkest secrets—the perils, madness and depth of tragic love.
THE LAST LOVE LETTER
A Labyrinth of Love Letters Novel (Book 2)
“What if you were the one?”
With those words, Arabella España is lured into a tale of forbidden love and forgotten secrets. In the wake of a murder in 1950's Puerto Rico, Nationalists revolt against American colonialism. An amnesiac recluse, married to a man she does not love, Arabella finds solace in the only remaining book in her possession. One of many banned by Puerto Rico's Gag Law.
The mysterious novel entitled THE LAST LOVE LETTER by one Aurelio Valentino leads Arabella on a journey with the main character in search of his lost love. But as she delves deeper into the story, she makes a shocking discovery: the novel contains clues to finding the legendary Labyrinth of Love Letters. A place of love and myth linked to the letter stolen from the corpse of the man who had recently been killed.
As each page draws Aurelio and Arabella closer together, she anxiously searches for the love letter that will reveal the identity of Aurelio's lost love. In her endeavor to find the Labyrinth, she discovers that the murder is a fate tied closely to her own destiny. Soon Arabella's literary journey reveals memories of her forgotten past and she discovers what happens when the main character of the story falls in love with the reader.
SHADOWS OF TIME: THE AMULET OF ALAMIN
An Epic Historical Fantasy
"The veil between the heavens and the underworld has fallen."
Mesopotamia is a region with kingdoms at war. The desires of gods and men sweep across the Land Between the Two Rivers so frequently that peace is merely a memory of a forgotten time. Demons and shape shifters lurk in the shadows, sorcerers and soothsayers warn of impending danger, and a demigod sits in the eye of the storm.
It has been millennia since the Tablet of Destinies fell from heaven. After the fall of angels and the emergence of the Watchers, the gods set out to destroy the Nephilim and retrieve the Tablet, but a piece of the stone chipped away before it was lost.
Fashioned from that piece of the Tablet, an amulet was gifted to Alamin in his infancy, but when he discovers the gods and angels want him dead he is forced to flee with it and only the Fallen Angel can protect him. Princess Safia is betrothed against her wishes and she flees with Alamin on a perilous quest across the Ancient World that blurs the boundaries of reality with the realm of myth until Alamin surrenders to the Fallen Angel.
Troubled by the prophecy, Inanna crosses oceans and deserts to find her son before she journeys into the underworld to retrieve his soul. The King of Kish names Sargon—the boy general—his Cup Bearer. Zagesi condemns his soul for immortality, but his deal with Mephitsophel is an ominous portent for the fall of kings. The fate of existence hangs perilously in the balance and the realm between the heavens and the underworld collapses into chaos.
An Erotic Novelette
A dark erotic novelette from Readers' Favorite award-winning novelist, Felix Alexander.
Majica is done.
She has waited five years for Ricardo to marry her.
She will not wait any longer.
After several weeks of being away,
she returns home for her belongings.
She thought he would not be home.
She was wrong.
He intends to punish her for leaving him, and for the lie.
Trapped alone with him, she is lured into their private chamber.
He wants her to himself
and refuses to believe she doesn't love him anymore.
Ricardo always gets what he wants.
Though Majica resists,
she struggles to reconcile his passion with his love,
but she remembers their agreement:
once inside the private room there is no protesting,
"It began with heartbreak and ended in love."
When sex shop employee Marina Varela meets Luciano Garcia, she encounters a man who is handsome, intelligent and intimidating. The guarded Marina wants this man, and Luciano confesses his desire for her as well-but he too is guarded. When the couple endeavors to see where things may lead, they find themselves in the throes of a passionate affair. Their sexual exploration of each other leads them to an awakening of their bodies and their hearts.
DEAR LOVE: DIARY OF A MAN'S DESIRE
Forever Poetic Book 1
"Reminiscent of John Keats..."
What if a man loved a woman with such passion that even if she left him, he would still love her with his broken heart?
From the shadows of unrequited love, and an unlikely romance, rises the intense flame of a passionate profession of undying love, a romantic's musings.
Dear Love:Diary of a Man's Desire is a collection of love letters and poems written to inspire & stir the emotions of the soul.
"I fear that one day I'll lose a tear in the ocean -the day you find love with another- and like that tear, I'll never get to have you back."
THE ROMANTIC: A LOVE STORY
Forever Poetic Book 2
"An interesting premise, but also incredibly sad and thought provoking." ~Writer's Digest
"Beautiful, visual, and sensual." ~J.R. Biery
The Romantic is a love story about friendship, passion, and the echo of unrequited love.
Hadriel Alighieri has harbored a secret love in his heart for his entire life. It began in his youth, when he fell in love with his best friend, Sophia Paula. After Sophia leaves for America and is later betrothed to Joshua Abrams, Hadriel is devastated, but he is a hopeless romantic.
In the winter of his life he is haunted by the memory of Sophia Paula. When the Angel of Death comes for Hadriel, the journey begins. From his deathbed, he travels to the day he fell in love. He retraces the steps of his life in search of his unrequited love. For she too harbors a secret love in her heart. But what begins as a journey to fulfill a promise turns into a discovery of the only emotion that defines our lives.
Did she wait for him?
Forever Poetic Book 3
From award-winning author of THE LAST VALENTINE and THE ROMANTIC: A LOVE STORY comes a new collection of romantic poetry.
"For a goddess, the words must be chosen carefully, like flowers."
A heart reignited rises like a phoenix and illuminates the darkest skies.
A decade after the original debut of Dear Love: Diary of a Man's Desire, Alexander returns with a new collection of love letters and poetry. From heartbreak to heartfelt and every heartbeat in-between, Alexander eloquently elaborates on the emotions stirred in the heart of hopeless romantics.
This third installment in his Forever Poetic series sets the stage for his forthcoming novel as it paints a picture with words of the transition from first love to last. "The best secret to keep is the secret of love."
A UNIQUELY PORTABLE MAGIC
An Order of the Scribes Adventure
An Upper Middle Grade Fantasy Inspired by My Children
“The adventure begins with your imagination.”
Here’s the long and short of it. Well, the short version first:
As descendants of a secret order charged with protecting libraries and story tellers, Jaiden and Anjali Medina journey into story realm to find the mythical kings lest the Lord of Forgetfulness erases all legends, myths and stories from the memory of the world.
Not enough for you?
Okay, well, it’s the day after the Day of the Dead. Jaiden and Anjali Medina wonder why Papa never arrives to pick them up for visitation. Under the impression he is running late they go to
the library for Story Time Tuesday and expect to meet him later. Nothing goes according to plan when the Storyteller learns of Papa’s absence.
Jaiden and Anjali discover Papa is a member of the Order of the Scribes, a secret organization that has existed since the time of the Assyrian kings to protect the world’s first great library. The Order has fallen and the Lord of Forgetfulness has returned with the
intention of erasing the memory of stories from the world.
Now Jaiden and Anjali have until sunrise—in the mortal realm—to find the mythical kings—in the story realm—and lead them into battle against a great darkness before its shadow crosses the veil between realms. To succeed they must apply everything Papa has taught them about mythology and legend, and most importantly they must learn to use the their imagination. For it is in the power of their imagination where they find the beauty
and magic only found in books.
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