Saturday, May 11, 2013

MY 2013-14 RELEASES



May

Forget Me (book 1)

Purgatory, on eBook only

April



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OH, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, WICKED HARRY?

I HAVE BEEN TO SEEK A DIDDLE, HE'S THE STRINGS ON MY FIDDLE

BUT HE'S A YOUNG THING AND I MUST KILL HIS MOTHER



BAH, BAH, BLACK SHEEP, HAVE YOU ANY TOYS?

YES, SIR, YES SIR, THREE LITTLE BOYS

ONE FOR MY MASTER, ONE FOR MY DAME

AND ONE FOR THE GENTLEMAN WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE



BUT MARY HAD A DERRINGER, ITS HANDLE WHITE AS SNOW

AND EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT, THE GUN WAS SURE TO GO

IT FOLLOWED HER TO SCHOOL ONE DAY, AND WASTED TWO ON THE WAY

THIS MADE POOR MARY TOSS IT DOWN, BEFORE SHE WENT BACK TO TOWN



THEN JILL FOUND IT, PICKED IT UP AND STUFFED IT IN HER SATCHEL

AND JACK AND JILL WENT UP THE HILL TO FETCH A PAIL OF WATER

BUT JILL FELL IN AND COULDN'T SWIM, AND JACK, HE COULDN'T SAVE HER



PLUS, THERE'S FREDDIE, SEE,

A HORRID WICKED BOY IS HE

HE CATCHES FLIES, POOR LITTLE THINGS,

AND THEN RIPS OFF THEIR TINY WINGS

AND AH, FAR WORSE THAN ALL BESIDE

HE BEAT LITTLE MARY ‘TIL SHE CRIED

BUT

HUSH! HUSH! HUSH! HUSH!

COME, LET'S RING-A-ROUND THE ROSIE,

A GUN INSTEAD OF POSIES,

POW! POW! POW! POW!

THEY'LL ALL TUMBLE DOWN



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2013 
 
(A Dark and Deadly novella) 

On Amazon

A demented mind, or a mind with dementia? 
Viola fisher may be in her eighties, look a bit zany, and pop out with an amusing rendition of a favorite song in the middle of a sentence. But tread lightly, because if you happen to resemble the antagonist in her last murder mystery or television show, or sound like a suspect in a recent news article, you may end up her next victim.
  
The Other F Word

  A novel for young adults

On Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback, 
and an exclusively illustrated version on Amazon-Kindle

Dekram can't help feeling like an outcast. She's the only mixed breed fairy running around her secluded home realm of Wandermere. She loves her parents, but part of her wishes she could just be like everyone else. That sentiment only intensifies when she begins overhearing strange conversations the adults seem to be having about her and her future. Something isn't quite right in Wandermere and Dekram seems to be at the center of it.

Wandermere is anything but your typical fairy forest kingdom. You won't find any dainty, innocent, classical fairies sitting on toadstools petting baby bunnies. Instead, you'll stumble upon mouthy teen fairies wearing designer knockoffs and texting on their smart phones. It wasn't always like this, and the adults claim the reasons behind the change is to help them better deal with trips to the human world, but Dekram begins having doubts about what is real and who has been lying.

I enjoyed the integration of the modern human world into the world of fae. Stec is very clever in the lingo the teens use and the phrases they exclaim when excited or agitated. Her references to fairytales and Disney movies had me chuckling. The fun atmosphere of this book will draw in younger readers and make it easy to connect with the characters.

Dekram and her friends are a fun lot to follow. Dek is relatable because she has plenty of insecurities and doubts about her future. She struggles to find her place not only in her family and community, but in her own skin as well. She wants to trust her friends and the adults in her life, but she's too smart to follow blindly. Dek battles between doing what she's expected to do and what she feels in her heart. That struggle is all too real when it comes to falling in love.

Everyone in her life seems to be pushing her toward Detaf, but Dek's heart is drawn to Nesohc. The struggle surrounding Dek's relationship problems is an engaging tangle. It becomes clear that the adults in Wandermere are hiding something and what Dek decides may have a huge impact on more than just herself. I enjoyed the hunt Dek goes on to figure out just what is going on and who is telling the truth. It's a fun, fast paced storyline that will pull readers along with the characters.





(Dark and Deadly, a novella series, volume 1)
On Kindle and Nook



Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes. 
~~The Marquis de Sade




Possession? Obsession? Reincarnation? 
Or a fifteen year old sadistic psychopath?

***WARNING***
Adult content, sadistic and visually graphic murder scenes
 where blood is spilled for the sheer pleasure of spilling it, 
and death is merely a dispassionate objective.


  WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

...so over-the-top evil....
...very compelling and thought provoking.

...advancing both plot lines in perfect tandum,
 ...almost poetic, fantastic.

...very intriguing- and yet so creepy.

...love the writing style here; it's very provocative and very engaging.

...holy crap- she's [  ]? This just got more interesting.

... Man, I really enjoy Erzsebet's psychotic rages! Is that wrong? 


 
Toni's grandmother is a psychopath.
Her sister is a ghost.
Her boyfriend is possessed.
And she has no idea who she is.
 
Summer vacation is ruined when Toni's twin sister, Sara, dies. Instead of walking into the light, Sara stomps directly away from it, totally pissed she didn't die in her skinny jeans. That's when Sara finds out their grandmother has a gift for talking to dead people, and two spritely spirits and a nasty soothsayer are all working their angle with Toni's future caught in between.

Dear old Granny's determined not to be the last necromancer in the family, but with the death of her promiscuous granddaughter, Sara, her only option is Toni, who must remain a virgin until her eighteenth birthday...without any ghostly interference from Sara. 

Good luck with that! Sara's not having any of it; especially since the guy Granny's conspiring with is the same guy that assisted in Sara's demise. Toni needs help! But protecting her sister is complicating all the ghostly fun on the other side! Especially when Granny sends Sara and her friends to a crypt of soul sucking fiends--just to make a freakin' point!

Can death stop a twin? Not on your life! Unfortunately, Granny knows Dead Girls Never Shut Up.

***PG suggested—adult content and profanity.

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I've always been weird, even as a child--might've been influenced by all those fairies and trolls living around Grandma's house. Could've been because my mother had dreams that came true, and Grandma read tarot cards. I don't know, but I don't think it's because I'm two different people (my family loves them both) and one of us talks to ghosts. After driving a food wagon onto construction sites during my hippie days (peace, love, and a sparkling marijuana induced smile) to investment banker--a plethora of 'career moves' in between--I've finally found my niche, writing what I love to read, fantasy and horror. I live with my husband (who is perfectly normal) and three King Charles spaniels (also normal) on 50 acres of woods, fields and streams in upper Michigan.