HC Playa is a writer, a mad scientist in training (translation: full –time graduate student), a mother of three, and an animal wrangler. Although, some days she wonders if maybe she's the one being wrangled.
An avid reader since the precocious age of four, she devoured books from numerous genres, but science fiction and fantasy hold a special place in her heart. A rambling, late night phone conversation with her sister sparked an idea, which led to discovering a new passion. Bitten by the writing bug, at last count she had seven novels in various stages of completion, and a growing collection of short stories.
Her favorite activity is to play in fantastical worlds, as it's the best adventure there is.
You can find out more at hcplaya.wordpress.com.
A world scarred by terrorist attacks and global pandemics fights for survival.
Unbound by invasion, a millennia old enchantment ends.
A daughter of Earth must learn to wield the very power she fears.
Dr. Katarina O’Brian, a molecular biologist, fights from her lab in Memphis, Tennessee to find a cure for Reaper, a deadly virus plaguing humanity. During another late night at work, a mental voice touches hers, chiseling a crack in her mental fortress and tempting her to explore the powers she suppresses. As events unfold, Katarina must choose to embrace her fears and control her power, or risk the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear.
Captain Zane Gratig of the Inter-Galactic Confederacy Fleet is on a routine recon mission to investigate Earth. During a telepathic exercise, he stumbles upon Katarina’s vibrant mind. Though forbidden by intergalactic laws, neither Zane nor Katarina can stop destiny and love from uniting them.
Meanwhile, a Goloth invasion force prepares to conquer Earth and from there reclaim the empire it once ruled across the known universe. Kidnapping and torturing Zane are just step one in the Goloth emperor’s plan.
Separated by galaxies, forbidden by laws, Katarina and Zane must find a way to come together to face down their enemies and guide Earth on its new path. DAUGHTER OF DESTINY by HC Playa. From Pro Se Productions.
Katarina O'Brian lives with a secret, one that she has hidden from most of the world her entire life. When she tries to warn others of an impending epidemic, of a sickness like no other, no one listens. Until its too late and both secrets, her own and the one no one wanted to hear, boil to the surface. Will she stand alone between the world and the disease history will remember as REAPER?
Pro Se Productions Presents REAPER by HC Playa, a Pro Se Single Shot spotlighting the central character from DAUGHTER OF DESTINY, Playa's full length novel, available in March 2014 from Pro Se Productions.
From the wildly creative mind of author HC Playa (Daughter of Destiny) comes a Pro Se Single Shot prelude to Playa’s latest chapter in her Science Fiction Fantasy series. Betrayals: A Forgotten Past pulls back the secrets of a world lost in the grip of alien attacks and magical invaders.
A young world full of promise, potential, possibility—Earth, but the Fae brought with them the same hate and fears that tore apart their world, turning Tuatha Dé Danann against Dedanann. In the shadows the Dedanann whisper to humanity even as mankind bows down in worship before its new gods. Invaders from the worlds they left behind resurrect the war they believed over, with humanity’s fate as the new battleground.
Betrayals: A Forgotten Past from author HC Playa. A Single Shot from Pro Se Productions.
Kieran laughed a mirthless laugh. "It was my lack of humanity that my father disliked." Kieran’s sister re-entered his life four years ago, only to turn it upside-down. Her appointment as liaison between humanity and the Fae brings their father to worry his enemies will target them, and he forces Kieran to live on Earth. Exiled from Fairy, Kieran resists all attempts to connect with his human heritage, until fear and grief rip away his indifference. As chaos and death threaten Earth and Fairy alike, Kieran must decide who he is and what he’s fighting for—or risk losing everything. Delaney Larkin has always known who she is and who the enemies are—or so she thought. Healer and mage, she was taught to fear and hate the Fae, but when Kieran walks into her life she begins to question those deeply ingrained beliefs. Just as she begins to trust him, all hell breaks loose, and once-clear lines blur. While humanity battles for survival, Delaney must decide where she stands in Betrayals, the sequel to Author HC Playa’s Daughter of Destiny. From Pro Se Productions.
WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN is the realization of a concept of a brilliant creative mind that recognized certain things in himself, dark things. Things he thought he might not overcome. He conceived this idea, partly in jest, but more in earnest desire. A book focused on creative souls who experience depression and struggle with horrors that they exorcise by putting them to paper, but just can’t always let go of that way. He wanted there to be a book out there for creatives (and others who might benefit) by creatives to address the struggles so many endure and to offer ways to cope, to deal, and to move on. To overcome. Logan L. Masterson lost his battle with what plagued him on March 29, 2016. And this book, his idea, is now a reality, to help bring to light the issues creative souls do endure, many similar to anyone else, some unique to our own little family. All proceeds from this book will go to a variety of charities, local as well as state and national, to promote suicide intervention and prevention as well as to assist with working through and surviving depression, with a focus being on those who are artists, writers, performers, etc. affected by this. In these pages, authors John G. Hartness, Tim Byrd, Ernest Russell, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Mark Bousquet, Thomas R. Skidmore, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, Andrea Judy, Scott Hancock, Joe Hilliard, Herika R. Raymer, Melinda LaFevers, Alexander S. Brown, Joseph Lamere, Lee Houston Junior, Ethan Nahte, Kristi King-Morgan, Jason Holmes, Lou Mougin, Judy Wall Crump, Mark Steinwachs, Nancy Hansen, Chuck Miller, Aaron Smith, I. A. Watson, Neth Williams, Ellie Raine, Lisa Collins, Tommy B. Smith, H. C. Playa, Sean Taylor, M. B. Weston, JC Crumpton, Gordon Dymowski, J. H. Fleming, Jef Hewitt, and Jim D. Gillentine tear open their souls for you to read. Introduction by Julianna Robinson. Cover by Adam Shaw. And make no mistake. This book is about and because of Logan L. Masterson.