Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University.
She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fundraiser), and Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy).
You can find Dr. West and more of her work at Shay-West.com.
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.
To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?
The Mekans come, bringing death and destruction. Only the Chosen can save those who call this galaxy home.
The Chosen battle against an insurmountable enemy. Forced by the Mekans to split up, they fight to save innocent lives on many planets.
But help has come.
Will a mysterious stranger provide the answers the Chosen seek? Or will they fail in their quest to save the galaxy from the Mekan Fleet?
In the land of Astra, there are two kinds of magic: good, healing magic and dark, toxic magic. Master Brok, leader of a band of teenage magicians-in-trainings, has just rescued his student Jon from the clutches of an evil queen, but Jon has not come away unscathed. The Queen of Siswae taught Jon dark magic, a magic more powerful and more dangerous than any Jon has known. Brok must convince Jon to give up the dark ways, or the boy will be lost. So he digs up the old, rare story of a lord, a dark magician, and the man who dared stand up to the Mad Lord Lucian…