The DARK SURF series


Book 1

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A gripping and unforgettable novel 
about friendship, betrayal, revenge, 
and the lethal power of love

SHARK! Few words have such heart-stopping power—particularly among surfers. When 23-year-old Jake Ryder sees his best friend, Cody, wash up on the beach after being killed by a great white shark, he can’t let it go. Jake’s quest to find the last surfer to see Cody alive leads him to the Nomads, a shadowy tribe that hits the waves only after the sun sets. Led by Tristan Pierce, the first of a new breed of vampires, the Nomads are at the center of a growing number of dead and missing surfers. Also on the bloody trail is Lani Marley, an undercover FBI agent who befriends Jake to infiltrate the Nomads but soon falls for Tristan…

Praise for DARK SURF

“An entertaining and emotional novel in which blood is thicker than salt water.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This debut novel is so good—so insanely audacious—I actually stood up and applauded when I finished reading it!” — Paul Goat Allen, BlueInk Review

“The novel thrums with action, romance and surf, plus the kind of gory thrills you get with a horror flick. Short chapters make for a fast-paced read.”  — Monterey County Weekly

“An amazing story! I was hooked right from page one and could not put it down until the very end… Exceptionally well written, with a fantastic story line and well developed characters.” — Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers’ Favorite

“The action is briskly paced and generates a great deal of mystery, intrigue and suspense, and the dialogue is witty and nicely naturalistic.” — ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition


DARK SURF has won awards in national and international competitions. It was named Runner-Up (2nd place) in its category in the USA Regional Excellence Book Awards, and in the Beach, Los Angeles, Northern California, Pacific Rim, and San Francisco book festivals.

DARK SURF Book Club 
Discussion Questions

Spoiler alert! To provide reading groups with the best questions possible, it’s necessary to reveal important parts of the plot. If you haven’t yet finished reading the DARK SURF novel, we suggest you finish before reviewing these questions.

RISING cover

Book 2

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Surfers are dying.
Graysuits are disappearing.
A new threat is rising.

In DARK SURF, rival surf clans went to war, leaving a wake of blood along the West Coast. Now, in the aftermath of the Rogues’ devastating attack on the Nomads, the chase is on from California to Hawaii.

As archenemies battle, the body count climbs and new alliances are forged. But no one can escape the vicious circle of revenge—or the rise of a new enemy that threatens to destroy them all.


Praise for RISING

“Delivering the salt- and blood-kissed depths readers expect, this vampire tale is everything a sequel should be.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is every bit as good as the first part, perhaps a little deeper, and with those all-important twists and turns that keep a reader hooked.” — Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers’ Favorite

“This book is very easy to read, the action moves along swiftly, and the language is pure surfer Californian.” — Joanna Brauer, The Californian, part of the USA Today network



RISING won 1st place in the Regional Fiction/West category of the National Indie Excellence Awards and the Beverly Hills Book Awards, and it has garnered awards in several other national and international competitions.

Fact Sheet

Both DARK SURF and RISING blend nonfiction facts and science into the fantasy to create captivating stories.