Mercy Rocah isn’t sorry she killed a man, she’s only sorry she couldn’t kill him twice.
“Speculative domestic suspense from bestselling genre-hopping indie author, Kelli Jae Baeli. Mercy Rocah is psychological fiction for fans of strong female protagonists, adventure, survival, and complex relationships.”
History teacher Mercy Rocah gives herself over to the swift justice system of 2054, which sends her to the banishment island of East Castigo. But her survival skills are tested before she even gets there.
As she acclimates to life on the island, what she learns makes her question everything she believes about her younger sister and their mother, who martyred herself for the Sister Resisters a decade ago. Mercy’s discoveries will challenge her insular world view.
And sweet, innocent Zyla might be the only person she can trust.
A woman-centered survival story at the start of an apocalypse, with none of the usual damsel-in-distress marmalade.
“Envisioning the demise of America, whatever the reason, builds a certain tension, that when done right, unleashes a character’s genuine self. All Bets Are Off absolutely nails that and what’s even better is that this motley crew of survivors is quarterbacked by strong, competent, yet fallible and lovable women.” ~Amazon Review
November, 2022. The U.S. power grid is taken down. Franny Sullivan-Sky is on the road, trying to find the daughter lost to her for sixteen years. She and her partner Jack are following the best lead they’ve had, when the grid goes down. But no matter how dangerous it is, Franny cannot turn back until she finds Juvie and brings her safely home.
Franny’s eldest, Dakota, is still with the young woman she enjoyed from the night before, when she sees the ominous news broadcast, just before the power goes out. Recognizing the implications, she feels compelled to protect Hannah as they set out to save their families.
In Kudzu, Tennessee, Juvie, the runaway foster kid, believes the old lady who saved her is the only person worth loving, and she’s happy for the first time in her life. But Juvie is in for a rude awakening when the ham radio reports permanent power failure and her idyllic life with Burlie quickly becomes another fight for survival.
Three women must journey through a dark landscape filled with desperate people doing desperate things. Can they survive long enough to reach the safety of Snug Haven, or will they fall victim to the evils of men?
Sometimes the best decisions are the ones we make when we have no choice.
“Kudos to Ms. Baeli! This story is fantastic. Talk about covering some ground (or space) in a short book–this is a prime example of brilliant writing.”
“I remembered the history lessons my grandmother gave me, passed down from her mother, and her mother’s mother. How it used to be perfectly acceptable for two of the same gender to mate. All it took was the apathy of the people, and one fascist regime—one started by a man named P. Murt D’lanod—taking over the governing bodies, and all those tolerances and acceptances were a whimpering dot on the chart of human history. We called his adherents P-Murts. And we were the Sister Resisters, bent on reclaiming freedom for all.
The oldest histories told us the whole thing had happened before on Earth, but the general populace on one particular continent grew complacent, forgot the lesson, and let it happen again. But that time, it caused the planet to die, and so nothing any of them believed meant anything, because the planet was headed for annihilation due to the mindless plundering of its vitality. I never really understood all that, but knew that for some very personal reasons, the P-Murts would forever be my enemy, and the enemy of all thinking, loving human beings.”
Story Book had no idea how to pilot a transport ship. The narratives on her reader never taught her such things. But here she was, waking up on one. The trajectory from Pangea to the prison planet, Sintori-5, would have spelled her doom, had the ship not met with some mysterious mishap. She’s alone, except for another surprising prisoner Story finds in the only other remaining suspension pod.
She has some decisions to make.
Does she rouse the Cephalosapien from the sleep pod? Does she abandon all hope? Maybe just engage in tentacle sex until the food is gone? Or does she choose to go from prisoner to pioneer, taking the ultimate chance, trusting her hybrid companion to get them away from the Garzi warships and then out of their relentless circling of Uranus?
Sometimes the best decisions are the ones we make when we have no choice.
“Interstellar, gelatinous scifi fun with a lesbian twist.”
“I’ve never read anything like this. What a totally unique take on aliens and humans. I loved the characters – the good ones and the villains. Baeli has done it again.”
It’s hard enough building a life on a new planet, but when you’re faced with dissension in your own tribe, you have to decide and decide quickly just how far you’re willing to go.
Sivon is half Bandonese, half human. Her mother was one of ten female survivors when their craft crashed on a farm in rural Colorado. She, and the hybrid offspring of the other survivors live on a ranch at the foothills of Mount Sopris.
But Mozzik, the self-appointed leader of the Bandosapiens, has taken his authority too far, and Sivon is no longer willing to do his bidding. Now she’s running from one of her own people, risking everything for the things she believes in, and for the love she’s found with a local young woman.
Mozzik has a terrible secret, and his own agenda, and he thinks Sivon has just crossed the line. He’s out to find her, to eliminate the risk she’s flirting with and to assert his control once more over the whole tribe.
But sometimes power is about more than control. Doing the right thing can be the most powerful thing in the world…as Sivon is about to find out.
If Mozzik doesn’t kill her first.
From an already accomplished writer, comes an engaging, sexy, and suspenseful new series about two sisters who thought they were ordinary, until they discovered they were not.
“An intelligent, well written story. In a refreshing departure from many ‘paranormal romances’, this book is truly well written. A combination of a page turning mystery combined with the melding of people that you want to cheer for. Treat yourself and read this book!”
Dane sparks runs a bistro and her best friend Trevor is the pseudo-chef who has tried every imaginable way to kill himself, but oddly, never succeeds.
Gemma is a free-spirited woman after Dane’s own heart, and ironically the only one she can’t have.
Dane’s sister Penny ran off 10 years ago and left her to deal with Nana, a decidedly unlovable human being. Beatrice Sparks was bitchy, controlling, and critical and seemed to be missing the compassion and sensitivity gene. Dane had even seen her kick a dog once. No telling how many other dogs she kicked privately. Nor how many kittens she drowned.
Freed of Nana’s energy sucking ways, Penny made a life for herself as a chef in Portland; the charming Simon, a fixture in her life; but she can’t commit to a man who keeps so many secrets.
When one event launches a mystery too bizarre to believe, believe it they must, if the two sisters are to survive what’s coming. New Harbor isn’t the sleepy coastal town they always thought, and the estranged siblings are part of something bigger than they ever knew existed.
For Dane and Penny, there’s an awful lot to learn. Starting with how to save the world.
An Epic story continues…
“fast-paced action with significant plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat.”
An epic story continues in Ravens, the second offering of the New Harbor Witches series. Sisters Dane and Penny have been honing their witchy powers in the months since the capture of their most dangerous and powerful nemesis. Now, enemies, new and old, conspire against the Balance Clan in a generations-old battle between good and evil. While some lives are lost, some will rise from the ashes.
Rayna and Roman Murdock have ascended to the rank of High Witches and now control the Power Clan. Roman, with his more gentle soul, struggles with inner turmoil as he witnesses, time and again, the cold brutality of his twin, Rayna.
Simon and Gemma, with the help of new friends Dr. Veronica Hill and Jonna Clarke, must confront a three hundred year old secret to ensure the future strength and well-being of not only their family and the entire Balance Clan, but of the world itself.
Harsh truths and new realities serve as reminders that it is not the blood in our veins that defines us. We are the actions we take and the decisions we make.
NOTE TO READER: a continuation of the New Harbor Witches storyline can be found in the Cross-Pollination book, Pooly Fall, which is a combination of my most popular characters from two series and a standalone book. Pooly Fall picks up after the storyline in Also Known as Blue, Dark & Bright (AKA Investigations #6), after the storyline in Ravens (New Harbor Witches #2), and after the storyline in my standalone novel, Pitfall. The characters in Pitfall are being absorbed into the New Harbor Witches series, starting in the third book). This is what I get for doing something weird with my characters and books.
“Five stars. Science, smart women, and a craftily woven tale – Brilliant!!”
“My mind was completely blown – several times – while reading this absolutely brilliant story. If you like science, smart women, sarcasm, wit, and a really clever story then don’t hesitate to click Buy Now. What I like most about the story, aside from the two main characters, were the possibilities that were presented regarding manipulating time, chance, and outcome. Oh, and there’s a love story, too! If I could give it more stars I would. Loved it!” ~Amazon review
150 million years ago. The Jurassic. 400 thousand dinosaurs.
Dr. Veronica Hill is a paleontologist who just found a strange stone clock in her recent dig at Pitfall Cave in New Zealand. Just as she’s about to examine it in the basement of the museum where she works, the janitor, Jonna Clarke, touches the wrong thing on it and both of them are zapped into the past. The very, very distant past. The kind with Dinosaurs. And Jonna and Veronica are face that face with them. Although Veronica’s not finding them all that scary. A paleontologist, she’s used to looking at these guys as nothing but a pile of fossilized bones. Now they’re alive, and they’re glorious.
Jonna has what she considers a healthier relationship with the beasts. They come near – she runs. Dragging Veronica behind her. That woman would watch in starry-eyed amazement while the jaws closed around her. But that can’t happen because Veronica’s the brainy one and she has to figure out how to work the time travel gizmo that sent them on an unexpected trip deep into a dangerous past.
How will the two of them survive in the primitive landscape of Jurassic New Zealand? And how will they ever get back home?
Lesbians. Dinosaurs. Time travel. Fun.
“I loved the other world/reality where Jason is a girl. I want to live there! No plastic, everyone grows their own food and it’s a matriarchal society! I can see a Netflix series made from this! I would definitely recommend for lovers of science fiction/the cosmos and I’m sure both (open-minded) men and lesbians will enjoy this story.”
If you push your luck, expect it to push back. That’s what my Grandma Beasley used to say. And she was right. I had it illustrated to me ten days ago, and again on this frigid October night in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas.
So begins the journey of twenty-five year old Jason Beasley, a Synesthete– his brain merges his senses in a way that allows him to see words and images before him as if on a Plexiglas screen.
When he leaves his mother’s house for the last time, along with her pious and overbearing preacher boyfriend, his journey takes him to an old barn laboratory in Coffeyville Kansas, which holds much more than some mad scientist’s forgotten notebooks.
He is about to discover, literally, a new reality, and that the research Professor Pritchard has done will lead him to the life he didn’t know he was missing. If he could only get used to all the differences; starting with the fact that his own gender has changed.
“Another intriguing, entertaining romp from Bestselling Genre-Hopping Indie Author Kelli Jae Baeli.”
“Jae has again managed to blend different themes into an entertaining whole. Metaphysics, murder, reincarnation, spirituality, jealousy all bundled into a rollicking, challenging piece of work that will delight you, keep you guessing, and make you think.” ~Amazon Review
A non-physical walk-in soul makes an agreement with another incarnated soul to take over her body.
The Walk-in, perhaps too fearless, and too hungry for the pleasures of the flesh, discovers she has inherited the life of Daelah Murdock, a Mormon goody-two-shoes with a pathological attachment to the color pink.
The surrogate soul’s life as a lesbian cop did not prepare her for this. Or did it?
As a live-in caregiver for two men–one blind, the other wheelchair bound–Daelah’s life seems bland and puerile.
Except that someone is trying to kill her.
Who knew the afterlife could be this much fun?