#FridayReads – STRANGERS AT THE TABLE – A Short Story

Sharing one of my short stories today! This is Strangers at the Table, from Tales from the Cacao Tree, one of the books in the Mind’s Eye Series. My mission was to write a story based on the below photo, taken by Martin David Porter.   Strangers at the Table The smell of coffee, strong and pungent, drags me from sleep. I sit on the edge of my bed contemplating the digital alarm clock on Read More …

#FridayReads – MARIETTA’S CATS – A Short Story

Marietta’s Cats Short Story from Quiet Fury: An Anthology of Suspense   Twenty-seven cats roamed freely through Marietta’s home. Two had only three legs, one was missing an ear, and another had a jagged scar where one green eye had been. All twenty-seven were in good health and well taken care of. Marietta loved her cats. She despised people. Ralph hopped up on the window seat and meowed a greeting. Marietta ran a slim hand Read More …

#FridayReads – Excerpt from KILLING INSTINCT: A Michael Sykora Novel

Happy Mystery Thriller Week! I hope you’ve been enjoying the events, and have found some new authors and fabulous books to keep you reading. I’ve had some fun guests this week, but today I’m being selfish and sharing an excerpt from one of my own books. Ready? This is the opening scene from Killing Instinct, book 3 in my Michael Sykora Series. While I’d love you to read them all, they each can be read Read More …

How much trouble can one ghost cause? INTO THE LIGHT – Free For A Limited Time

  Max Paddington refuses to go into the light until he finds his killer. This presents a dilemma, since Max is even less competent as a spirit than he was as a live person. No one sees or hears him and he can’t manage to get anywhere or do anything on his own. Joe Cavelli is a private investigator, living an ordinary life. Then one day he walks across a parking lot, gets yelled at Read More …

Michael Sykora – “All I could think about was revenge.”

My name is Michael Sykora and I’m a hired killer. Hell of an introduction, right? You’re probably picturing me as a heartless brute; a sociopath without a conscience. I’m not here to argue, though I’d like you to know I don’t think that’s a fair assumption. I was a regular guy once. And I feel things deeper than I’m comfortable admitting to anyone, including my best friends. Several years ago, back in my other life, Read More …

Kindle Countdown – ELI’S COMING – You better run!

Dark minds. Dangerous abilities. Eli’s dark legacy holds murder as his rite of passage. They say his ability is a gift. He calls it a curse. A life of violence and heartache leaves him with nothing left to fight for. Or so he thinks. Amanda steals his heart, but love makes him vulnerable. He must give her up or accept who he is and fight. Will he risk stepping into the darkness that could consume Read More …

FREE For A Limited Time! MIAMI SNOW – Sex, Drugs, and Murder

One day Nick Donovan has it all; a beautiful, pregnant wife, a nice house, a great job. The next day he is on his own, starting from scratch with nothing but a few suitcases and his old truck. Nick flees to the opposite coast of Florida, trying to leave his ex-wife and the memories behind. But that couldn’t happen. Soon Nick finds that he is tied to Shelley in a way that he hadn’t expected. Read More …

PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – 12 Stories and 7 Poems Inspired by Photographs

New release! We are more than what we say And less than what we wish Living together, separately, United by division Connected, disconnected Oh, People Are Strange   *12 Stories and 7 poems, inspired by 19 photographs* Published: September 5, 2016 Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime!   I am honored to have two of my stories included in this collection. As with all of Read More …

#MondayBlogs: The Sound of Silence – Short Story

The Sound of Silence Taken from Quiet Fury: An Anthology of Suspense Harry was talking again, blathering on about inconsequential nonsense that fell somewhere in the realm of I don’t give a shit. I put my book down. He took that as a sign of active listening and continued speaking. I stared at the hair sprouting from his ears and suppressed a sigh. We’d been married forty-four years. I should have been used to his Read More …

3 Books FREE from the Mind’s Eye Series

3 of the 4 Mind’s Eye Series books are FREE! This promotion runs from Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. The Mind’s Eye books are collections of stories and poems inspired by photographs. You’ll find a wide variety of writing styles and some great photos within these pages. Read samples right here first, if you’d like, and then grab them all free!