Short Story: A Different Perspective

Many of you know that I’m a contributing author to the Mind’s Eye Series. This is a photography/short story series. Each book is a collection of stories, written by a variety of authors. The stories are based on and inspired by photographs we’re randomly given, with no backstory. We’re told nothing about the photo, and so we write what we see within that image and beyond. The Mind’s Eye Series began with my fellow author Read More …

FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS – You Gotta Believe Me? A Photo, A Song, A Story

I have two addictions – books and music – and the two often intertwine in unexpected ways. Often the story is already in motion, the characters set, when a connection to a song occurs to me. Occasionally, though, the song pops into my head first, with a story to follow, unrelated to the song, but driven by it just the same. The latter is exactly what happened with one of my stories for Triptychs, the Read More …

#FreeBook – THE CUTTING EDGE – Murderous Fantasies and Razor Sharp Shears

FREE – for the first and maybe only time! My name is Skye Summers. I’m a hairstylist and I can’t stop fantasizing about killing my clients. Not all of them, of course. I only want to kill the ones who irritate me, which, if I’m being honest, is most of them. My occasional fantasies have turned into chronic daydreams. They’re bloody and vivid, like watching a slice-and-dice movie on IMAX. I also want to kill Read More …

#FridayReads – What do you feel, Eli? Fear. Lust. Horror.

Friday Reads Featured Book Today I’m featuring a snippet from my book Eli’s Coming. This is the only book I’ve written that falls within the fantasy genre, though I still mostly think of it as supernatural suspense. The story has an historic Native American undercurrent, which is based on fact. Many of the characters have superhuman abilities, which is all fiction. Probably. 🙂 Eli was raised by a psychopathic serial killer with superhuman abilities. Eli Read More …

#FridayReads – DEATH BY CHOCOLATE – Sweet Lies and Bitter Truths

Friday Reads Featured Book Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Death By Chocolate, one of my stories in Tales From The Cacao Tree, the fourth book in the Mind’s Eyes Series. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, it’s a collaboration between authors and photographers. The photos are randomly distributed to the authors. We’re given no background or any sort of context at all on the photos, because we want to ensure the stories Read More …

One Touch Could End It All – ELI’S COMING – #99cents Sale!

He is an empath. But that isn’t the ability that makes him so dangerous…   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 Read More …

#MondayBlogs – ELI’S COMING Audio Sample – Confronting Evil

Eli’s Coming is now in audio! 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 Read More …

#FridayReads – ELI’S COMING – Welcome To The Darkness

Love is about to make Eli the most dangerous man in the world. Today I’m sharing a short excerpt from my novel Eli’s Coming. As most of you know, I write suspense. I’ve mentioned before that this is more by accident than by design. I write what’s in my head, and that most often falls somewhere within the various suspense/thriller genres. When I started writing Eli’s Coming, I’d expected the book to be psychological suspense. Read More …

#MondayBlogs: Sending Book Bubbles Into The World With Bublish!

I’m now on Bublish! This is a fun site for readers to explore all sorts of books. We writers share short excerpts, along with a little bit of insight into that particular scene. These are called book bubbles, and they look like this:   This site isn’t just promotional hype. It’s a great way to sample books, to learn about authors, and to connect with all sorts of readers and writers. And it’s fun!   Read More …

#KindleCountdown – MIAMI SNOW – Love. Lust. Murder.

Kindle Countdown deal! Just 99 cents through Thursday, August 20th! 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 Read More …