The Chameleon Effect


“Hayes has a gripping story, filled with creativity, originality and fascinating characters. This story is one that will grab the reader from the beginning and lure them further into a depth of adventure and magic.” —Lauren Jones, Reedsy Discovery Reviewer

Silken Scales

Conjuring water dragons hardly scratches the surface of a secret this deep.

Foster kid Cadi Rhoswen has finally found a loving home…

Then she gets caught using her psychic powers, and her whole world turns upside down.
The next thing she knows, she’s wandering the streets in the middle of winter.


Until she discovers Idris, a beastly boy hiding in an abandoned nightclub called the Thorny Rose.

Cursed with a biological anomaly, Idris has turned into a scaly monster. To change him back, Cadi must reveal a secret she’s been holding close to her heart for as long as she can remember.

A secret that makes telekinesis and conjuring water dragons seem like nothing.

A secret that will send Cadi and Idris tripping through a wormhole and change their lives forever.


"Wow! This is wild! So much drama and action, I can hardly keep up… Such an enjoyable read.” Anne M.

" Fantastic story! I was super engaged the whole time… I would rate it 5 stars on Amazon.” Claire T.

Perfect Pitch

All Dean wants is to escape…

But he can’t leave his younger brother, Ty, in the care of their alcoholic mother. And when their abusive father shows up, Dean has to get Ty out.

Which means joining Shri—his best and only friend—in taking a job out of state and breaking the law by stealing his brother away.
Cadi’s life is almost back together after Dean blew it into a million pieces. She’s a shape-shifting alien who has just reunited with her bond mate, Idris, and has a freshly planted crystal tree to protect from a vicious race that wants to devour the remnants of her people.

As if Cadi doesn’t have enough to deal with, Dean’s about to land on her front doorstep, forcing her to decide whether to let him into her secret alien world or slam the door in his face. 


"I love, love, love it! ...Rowan, Idris and Con have great character arcs. As secondary characters in this one, Cadi, Idris' mom, and Azera are great. And of course, Hyun.” Kim G.

Siren Song

Connell Kurēn doesn’t love being a paparazzo…

He’s a member of the most scorned profession in Hollywood, but he’s good at it, and a hard-ass to boot.

He might also be called an ambulance chaser, though not for the disreputable reason he chases celebrities. Connell has the ability to heal, and at the sound of a siren, he is drawn to those in need.
Life is just fine until his pushy paparazzi nature almost gets someone killed.

Rowan Bren suffers post-traumatic stress and a permanent headache following a near-death experience at the hands of her mortal enemy.

After months, she still isn’t right, but she won’t be held back from seeking her bond mate, Con, any longer.

She travels to Los Angeles motivated to help her friend, Idris, with his brilliant plan to locate their missing people. But Rowan’s top priority in the City of Angels is to find Con. She doesn’t know where he lives, but she’s not worried, because her crystal will lead her straight to him.

When she trips into his world, she finds a man so different from the person she expects, she fears he might not be Con at all. That he might be possessed by an evil force like the one that almost killed her.


Treble Clef

Kate and Dominic are BFFs and marriage is their obvious next step…until they meet Anna.

“If you can hear this, come find me. Los Angeles, California.”
Kate hears this message in a popular song while no one else can, and its mystery launches her and Dominic on a road trip to L.A. to track down the song’s composer. But discovering why only Kate can hear the message could bring revelations about her past she’d rather not recall and turn her future plans with Dominic into dust.
Hundreds of miles north of L.A., Anna lives in Oregon forests, shifting between human and canine forms for survival. When the police come looking for her in connection with a shooting, Anna sets off on a journey to escape persecution and find answers of her own.
These three are on an intercept course that will reunite a bonded pair and leave one of the threesome struggling to decipher what love truly means and how it can fit into their lives.
Treble Clef is the fourth novel in the Chameleon Effect series.


Crystal Clear

She just wants to escape her bond mate. Too bad he can find her no matter where she goes. 

Within twenty-four hours, Rose discovers she’s a shape-shifting alien and her promised-at-birth bond mate is the biggest jerk ever.

Now, she’s got to find a way to avoid Jez’s determined advances while protecting her people from her maniac bond mate’s monstrous new friends — the Evatenon.

Logan is brother to Rose’s best friend. He’s known Rose forever, and he’ll stick by her no matter what.

Helping Rose avoid her bond mate doesn’t mean Logan has feelings for her. That’s crystal clear to Rose…

But the more time he spends with her, the hazier Logan’s feelings for Rose become, and the more dangerous are Jez’s intentions.


“Stringing along for a fine ride! ...Writing Young Adult novels is a challenge for any writer: spinning tales for this astute audience of young minds calls forth the need for creating plausible and challenging concepts – a challenge Alex meets successfully.”

Steel Strings

A big dream. A hot guy. And a very wicked sister.

Brianna Jones dreams of bringing music to the world via orchestral instruments fashioned out of recycled materials. But she must keep her project secret from her half-sister, whose mission in life is to destroy everything Brianna holds dear.

Marek Lakewood is one of the few guys who sees Brianna for whom she really is and has admired her from afar for years. But he’s never been a risk-taker, not since his father was killed on a black diamond ski slope.

When a physics project lands Marek in Brianna’s sphere, he finds himself taking bigger and bigger risks, and discovers Brianna’s life and aspirations are far more complicated than he ever imagined.

Book Readers Appreciation Group (B.R.A.G.) Medallion Award Winner

Wishing Shelf Awards Red Ribbon Winner


The Golden Thread

She’s an empath who can read anyone’s feelings, except his. He can sense her every emotion and possibly read her mind. It’s like he stole her ability and is using it against her…

Megan Van Olsen didn’t want to move to California. She prefers New York, with its melting pot of emotions that swathes her like a blanket, and all she can think about it going back. That is until the crystal embedded in her chest starts going haywire.

Bry Miller has a crystal, too, and a few secrets of his own. Secrets so strange he can’t risk falling in love. Not when a simple dream could trigger his transformation into a scaly green monster.

Then he spots Megan and his crystal goes crazy. She’s golden-haired, beautiful… and to the crystal tugging him in her direction, totally irresistible. If only he could turn off the plethora of mix messages he’s picking up from her.

Emotions that make him feel wanted one second and rejected the next.


“I love the concept behind the series. I love the character development and the new characters we meet along the way.” Goodreads Reviewer

"Such magnificent world building happening and so descriptive. Gripping plot and story line from the start. Well fleshed out characters that are a joy to read about. Really enjoyed the romance and adventure. Recommend reading.”
Goodreads Reviewer

"I have really enjoyed the first two books in the series. I was concerned after finishing the second book when it became clear that we were going to be meeting all the other children. I was worried that the stories were going to become formulaic as the characters meet their mates. I was so pleasantly surprised at how different Connell and Rowan's story was. (Also the story in Golden Thread is original, too. You should read it!) The character development is fantastic and you really care about these characters. I can't wait to see where this series goes!” Goodreads Reviewer

The Chameleon Effect Boxed Set

This 4-Book Boxset Includes:
Silken Scales (Book 1)

Caught using her telekinetic powers, Cadi is forced to abandon the foster family she loves.
But fate and an annoying tug from her symbiotic crystal will soon bring her face to face with Idris, a bad-tempered boy who can manipulate sound and conjure water dragons.
However, a grumpy boy hiding out in an abandoned nightclub is the least of Cadi’s worries because a glowing-eyed old lady and a homeless man with a futuristic weapon are on their trail.
And that can only mean trouble.

Perfect Pitch (Book  2)
Cadi and Idris have discovered they’re from another planet and a bonded pair. Life is finally turning around for the young couple until Dean — Cadi’s almost-boyfriend — shows up.
Dean doesn’t relish seeing Cadi again after he screwed things up so badly between them, but he doesn’t have a choice. He needs to protect his brother, and a job offer from her foster parents is the chance the boys need to escape their abusive father.
What Dean doesn’t expect is to find Cadi happy in the arms of another guy.

Siren Song (Book 3)
Connell is a healer. He’s also a Paparazzo struggling to make a living on the streets of Los Angeles.
When he meets a girl whose emotions he can instantly read, he has to find out who she is.
But when he freaked her out so bad she’s hit by a passing car, then runs away the moment he heals her, Connell knows it will take nothing short of a miracle to get her to talk to him.

Steel Strings (Tie-in Novel)
Brianna has a dream and an evil sister who will do anything to destroy it.
Marek has admired Brianna for forever. And this winter, he’s going to tell her how he really feels.
Until his best friend, Idris, turns into a scaly green monster.
Marek can’t abandon his best friend but helping Idris could steal Marek’s one chance to get close to Brianna.
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