Don’s Books

My new collection, Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight, is available now! Unfortunately, all of my RPG novels are currently out of print. However, you can find most of my Dungeons & Dragons novels as ebooks and audiobooks. For ebooks, go to your favourite vendor and search my name. For audiobooks, go to Audible or the iTunes store.

Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories
(ChiZine Publications, 2016)
The Eye of the Chained God
Dungeons & Dragons: The Abyssal Plague Trilogy, Book 3
(Wizards of the Coast, 2012)
The Doom of Kings
Eberron: Legacy of Dhakaan, Book 1
(Wizards of the Coast, 2008)
Word of Traitors
Eberron: Legacy of Dhakaan, Book 2
(Wizards of the Coast, 2009)
The Tyranny of Ghosts
Eberron: Legacy of Dhakaan, Book 3
(Wizards of the Coast, 2010)
The Binding Stone
Eberron: The Dragon Below, Book 1 (Wizards of the Coast, 2005)
The Grieving Tree
Eberron: The Dragon Below, Book 2 (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)
The Killing Song
Eberron: The Dragon Below, Book 3 (Wizards of the Coast, 2007)
Mistress of the Night
with Dave Gross
Forgotten Realms: The Priests, Book 2 (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)
The Yellow Silk
Forgotten Realms: The Rogues, Book 4 (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)
By Dust Consumed

A Dark*Matter novel.
January 2002, Wizards of the Coast.
Electronic publication – currently unavailable.
The Hoffmann Institute deals in secrets. Its agents are used to that.Twenty years ago, Jeane Meara met her birth mother. At least she thought she had. Now she’s learning that some of the darkest secrets lie closest to home.

Fifteen years ago, eight people vanished in Chicago – or did they? What motives lie in the mind of a madwoman? As Jeane unravels her life, her partners find themselves racing for the answers that will save others – including their own.

They’ll need Jeane’s help. And she’ll need theirs.

If Whispers Call

A Dark*Matter novel.
December 2000, Wizards of the Coast

Out of printWhat is it? Where does it come from? What does it want?On an upper floor of a Chicago hospital, a young woman lies in a coma. If she were awake, she would be giving birth. Instead, a strange force is stirring around her. The Hoffmann Institute wants answers.

The answers begin in a small cemetery abandoned for almost forty years.

The questions lead beyond the grave.

As One Dead

With
Nancy Kilpatrick

A Vampire: The Masquerade novel.
White Wolf, 1996

Out of printThe Sabbat: wild, free. Vampires reveling in their inhumanity. In Toronto, they rule the night.The Camarilla: silent, restrained. Vampires denying the Beast within. In Toronto, they are prisoners, trophies of conquest, trapped inside the confines of the Box.

Bianka has come to lead the Camarilla to freedom through rebellion, to give them a chance to recover their lost pride.

Lot can’t allow that to happen. It is his duty to the Sabbat to ensure that the Camarilla remain prisoners.

Two fierce sects. Two missions that could destroy the uneasy peace in the city. One great, unexpected love that could destroy two vampires.

Pomegranates Full and Fine

A World of Darkness novel.
White Wolf, 1995

Out of printHighsummer Night, the greatest of holidays for changelings…Drawn to the Unseelie Court of Toronto to help her friend Riley organize the Highsummer Party, Tango arrives to discover Riley missing. Her search for clues to his whereabouts leads her to a pack of Sabat vampires on a grisly murder spree.

Tango begins to unravel the many mysteries in Toronto, and in the process makes a very unlikely ally. She will need all the help she can get as Highsummer’s Eve draws near!

Breathe Deeply

A Werewolf: The Apocalypse novel (released as a Rage CCG novel).White Wolf, 1995
Out of printIn the air, the scent of glory…When his sept is slowly decimated by a mysterious epidemic known only as the “Snow Plague”, Peter Ward, Glass Walker Garou from Toronto, embarks on a desperate search for the cure. His quest takes him into the lush and dangerous forests of the Amazon. Caught between the devious plot of Pentex and the mistrust of Amazonian Garou, his only hope is to find a single flower, both the carrier and the cure for the devastating plague.

It is a race against time as Pentex, the creator of the plague, hunts for Peter and his fellow Garou.

Such Pain

A Mage: The Ascension novel.
HarperPrism, 1995 / Boxtree, 1996
Out of printYesterday Aaron Barry was an international playboy. Today, with his father’s death, he assumes control of a giant financial empire.Step One – fire all his father’s advisers. Men he hated anyway.

Step Two – establish relations with the press. Particularly the sexy young reporter from KKBA.

Step Three – go home. Literally. To the mansion he has been terrified to enter for more than a decade. Where something waits for him in a dark hallway. Something small, dark, fetid; a childhood friend summoned from the darkness that never went away.

And begin Step Four –

Short Stories

“Beer with a Fat Dragon” in Realms of the Dragons, edited by Philip Athans. Wizards of the Coast, 2004. A sequel story to The Yellow Silk starring Tycho and Li.

“Barbarian Instinct” for World Fantasy Convention 2001 Program Book CD-ROM, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick. Reprinted in Black Gate #5.

“In the Cards” for Gaylaxicon 2000 Dueling Keyboards panel. This was just for fun – four guest authors at Gaylaxicon 2000 were given a piece of art by the guest artist and asked to write a short piece of fiction to go with it.

“Who Plays with Sin” in Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephe Pagel. Overlook Press, 1998 (paperback 2000). The anthology won the 1999 Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy and a 1999 Spectrum Award.

“In Memory of” in Bending the Landscape: Fantasy, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephe Pagel. White Wolf, 1997. The anthology won a 1998 World Fantasy Award and the 1998 Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy.

“Three Days or Six” in Dark Tyrants (Vampire: The Dark Ages). White Wolf, 1997.

“Dead Beat” in City of Darkness: Unseen (World of Darkness, a sequel to “Prodigal Son”). White Wolf, 1995.

“That Which is Given” in Truth Until Paradox (Mage: The Ascension, something of a prequel to Such Pain). White Wolf, 1994.

“Prodigal Son” in Death and Damnation (Wraith: The Oblivion). White Wolf, 1994.

“A Useless Death” in When Will You Rage? (Werewolf: The Apocalypse, also something a prequel to Such Pain). White Wolf, 1994.

“Power” in The Beast Within (Vampire: The Masquerade). White Wolf, 1994. Reprinted in Strange City, HarperPrism, 1995.

“Smoke” in The Book of the Damned (Vampire: The Masquerade). White Wolf, 1993. Reissued as The Book of the Kindred, 1996. My first sale!