Roxanne Heath is an independent author whose interests and ambitions have changed many times over the years, but the one constant has been her affinity for fiction. Her primary hobby in childhood was writing stories, and the habit continued well into her high school and college years despite pursuing a degree in science.
Her debut work, a standalone paranormal mystery titled Smoke: A Novel, was released in 2016. The following year she released the first book in the mythological Risen duology and is currently working on the sequel, along with a novella which will server as her first attempt to break into the YA market.
R I S E N
Ragnarok – the cyclical occurrence resulting in the slaughter and resurgence of the universe – is once more coming to pass, taking with it the best warriors that can be offered up to the jaws of Fenrir and his monstrous kin. When three of the best and most burnt-out warriors decide that dishonor is their only hope of permanently escaping the cycle, they abdicate their home world and make the jump to Earth. Taking refuge in unsuspecting members of a fragmented family they find that, while the fallen soldiers of their home are returning to fight in the battle, Earth’s deceased are mistakenly doing the same. The dead are rising, and their only call is to destruction.
Very exciting and enjoyable book. Just as good as Smoke, if not better. Roxanne Heath is a talented author.
Smoke: A Novel
Finding a dead man in the woods seems, at first, like any other routine tragedy. Burdened by a lack of scientific evidence, the investigation takes a much darker turn when a series of interviews uncover sordid details from this dead man’s past including a history of magic and violence. This story takes the four main characters on a journey trying to determine the cause of death, leading each to question his or her own motivations for wanting the truth, and quickly revealing the consequences of betraying the trust of the dead.
This was more than a murder mystery. It had elements of the supernatural that thrills you, and terrifies you. There were really great characters and Heath does a fabulous job of unraveling their secrets and exposing the past.