REVISED MAY 2019.
How do you keep your family safe in a world of monsters?
Romance with another Agent is forbidden. Suddenly, Mike's out on the street alone with only his savings and a duffel bag. A new father at nineteen of a little girl that must live with her grandparents for her own safety, he tries to juggle the life of being a freelance demon hunter with birthdays and Christmases where he's only a friend of the family.
Until Hope figures out he's her father. Until her grandmother gets cancer. Until his first love returns home to meet their daughter for the first time.
Mike's one weakness will always be the women he loves--until Dr. Corinne Larkin saves his life after a savage beating. Independent, tough, smart, and beautiful, she slowly heals his spirit while becoming his best friend. But when he receives an offer he's dreamed about for sixteen years, he has to take it.
Corinne's E.R. residency has been pretty routine, until she finds a damaged man in an alley near the hospital. Mike is rough around the edges, but something about him calls to the healer in her. Through him, she makes friends in this new town, including his daughter Hope, and creates more ties than she ever intended--something way scarier than learning monsters and magic are real. Falling in love with Mike might be the greatest risk she's ever taken, especially when she has to let him go.
Will Mike return to the possibility of a new healthier future full of love, or stay mired in a dysfunctional past?
OUTCAST follows the journey of a paladin doing his best to keep the people he cares about alive in a world where monsters are real and there's a very good reason to be afraid of the dark. This story is intended for readers 18 and over due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.