D.L. Gardner

Selected Works

Fantasy Dystopia
Teenagers fight for survival when a food altering corporation takes over the government and it's populace.
Fiction Comedic Fantasy
A dysfunctional vampire family attempts to solve a murder mystery.
Fiction: Adventure and Historical Fantasy
Teens enlist the Fae to win a war in Ireland.
A teenager time-travels to a 1908 war zone, joins the rebellion but falls in love with the prince.
Fiction: Urban Fantasy
The plight of sea life as seen through the eyes of a mermaid.

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Altered
In a dystopian future, the new government known only as the Privatol invades American soil, and crops propel the engine. Uncontrollable tyranny has succeeded in dictating where people live, what they do, and what they eat. When Abree, a spunky twelve-year-old is taken away to learn the process of modifying seed to Newly Constructed Food she discovers an evil plan that could alter the fate of the human race, and a way out if only she can escape to tell the others.

A fast paced tale of conspiracy and escape through the southwestern desert and northern Mexico as Abree, her older brother and his girlfriend defy an abusive government.

An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody
Rockford Peadlebody dies in a train wreck while traveling with his family, (a rather dysfunctional lot of half-blood vampires) after a flood in Mississippi washes their home away. Once his brother Gerald, his wife Ginger, and son Raymond reach grandpa's estate in Ohio, they are surprised by the news that grandaddy Benjamin Peadlebody has also died. They are now heirs to the infamous Peadlebody manor and all its peculiarities, including the butler, a reserved, tattooed, muscle-man named Richard Cottlebone,

It seems fishy to Gerald that two untimely deaths in the family happened within a week. Yes, Rockford's demise was of his own doing, but Benjamin's? Perhaps the butler, knows more than he's letting on?

To prove himself worthy, since he failed to live up to old Benjamin's standards when he was alive, Gerald goes about to unravel the thread of Papa's death. No help comes from Ginger. She's too busy trying to un-vampire herself. And Raymond is in love, but not with his relatives. Gerald soon discovers solving a murder mystery meets with a stone cold reception.

Thread of a Spider
Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis’ attempts to find her brother or free her fiance, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.

Diary of a Conjurer
Book 2 of Ian's Realm Saga.
When the old wizard Silvio eyes a woman dragging an unconscious young man ashore on his beach, he suspects the worst. A sorceress warrior from the island of Taikus could mean nothing but ill will. But who is the boy? With a burst of magic, he freezes the warrior into a bronze statue, and nurtures the boy back to health. The teenager, Ivar, explains that he is on a quest to discover his past, but a violent storm cast him into the sea.

Silvio's suspicions grow, and he wonders why a Taikan would rescue an archer from Kaempern since they are known enemies.

When Silvio joins Ivar on his journey, his answers come all too quickly. He, too, becomes the evil queen's prey, and there's a reason she's keeping him alive

Ian's Realm Saga
Three books in one, this saga follows the adventures of Ian Wilson through a portal he discovers on his computer, and into a magical land called the Realm. From slave boy to warrior, Ian encounters the dragon worshiping village, Menek; their enemies the Kaemperns; and the all powerful fire-breathing dragon Old Stenhjaert.

The books included in this volume are:
Deception Peak (Part I)
Dragon Shield (Part II)
Rubies and Robbers (Part III)

Cassandra's Castle
When Cassie time travels through a portal on her cell phone she lands in the midst of a coup against the king. Coerced into joining the rebellion Cassie unknowingly becomes a pawn. Too late to stop her part in the coup, Cassie realizes the king and queen are not tyrants. She must redeem herself when she falls in love with their son.

Pouraka
The fate of mermaids depends on keeping the secrets of the underwater cave, Pouraka. Cora's friendship with humans of a neighboring town comes into question, and even she cannot hold back the consequences.