Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Arsuaga completed careers in the United States Navy Submarine Force and the Transportation Security Administration. Although his careers have taken him all over the world, he now lives in Orlando, Florida with wife and Editor in Chief Cynthia, daughter Jennifer, granddaughter Larrna and partner in crime Thumper, a Yorkshire terrier.
As the triplets approach puberty, a chilling reality lurks under the veneer of the White family’s idyllic life. The children are developing like humans and won’t emerge. Most disturbing of all they’ll have normal human life spans, a third of their parents’.
Cynthia Meadows appears on any list of the most beautiful women who ever lived, but she’d trade it all to have children. Her wish is granted in a sadly left-handed way while humanity experiences the greatest crisis in its history.
Will the Whites, the corporation, and The Others prevail over economic collapse and worldwide plague, or die out as their hybrid children show none of the parents’ traits? Sam’s formidable faith meets its greatest test.
As one of The First Children, Cassie White rejected the “golden cage of the family prison” and struck out on her own. In The Daughter she finds fame and success in the military, but at a cost. Her need for living on the edge catches up with her. Alcohol and drug addiction take her in an irresistible grip. As the 21st century passes its sixth decade, she and the country she served collapse. The only remaining hope rests in the power of an obscure event in lycan lore, the “Double Blue”.
This story is the futuristic paranormal retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
Five years have passed.
Recent corporate discoveries created food supplements, allowing The Others to divorce from preying on humans. While nutritional needs are met, for some–the ferals–the addiction persists. The schism within the board on this issue has long term consequences.
During the contentious conclave, Sam and Jim find time to get married. Their conversion to Christianity and the food supplements point the way to normalcy. Life for Sam and Jim, and their thriving brood seems blissful.
Soon, a foiled bank robbery, discovery of a rogue operation at a company installation, and Jim’s fifteen month amnesiac disappearance after a helicopter crash in the Spanish Pyrenees place company and the community both in peril and in the public eye.
Now CEO of the corporation, Sam risks wealth, position, and marriage to battle the resourceful enemy.
Can the couple continue meeting the challenges of persecution and resume the effort to deepen and perfect their love?
Take the journey of a lifetime beginning with Jim and Samantha "Sam" as their story spans 150 years, from discovering one another to the exploration of space and the colonization of Mars. "As the first vampire/lycan couple, they were a perfect fit." The Other Kind, Book 1 of the Progeny of Evolution Series Math professor Jim White, who happens to be a vampire, envisions sweet love followed by a blood feast when he stalks the petite redhead in the university library. However, the aforementioned redhead, one Samantha “Sam” Johnson, has other ideas. She’s a lycan and hunts him as he did her. After clearing up the misunderstanding, a night of love sweeps away two thousand years of mythology and mutual ignorance. The unlikely pair walks a tightrope of satisfying their unique dietary needs while dodging notice of the authorities, and seeking out others like themselves. Can love blossom and a normal life exist in such a pressure cooker or will the passions ruling these consummate predators be too much? Is a Twelve Step program the answer?
This is a rewritten edition of the first book in the Progeny of Evolution Series previously published.