#FridayReads – Excerpt from CHILD’S PLAY – A Michael Sykora Novel

Two more weeks until Child’s Play is released! The anticipation is killing me!   Today I’m offering a glimpse into the story. This is the opening scene: Child’s Play Chapter One If cleanliness was next to godliness, then this place was the devil’s lair. Grime crawled across the walls, stealing nourishment from the paint and the plaster. Her red Doc Martens stuck to the threadbare carpet, as if it was trying to suck her down Read More …

Knives and Romance – Character Interview – Maria Milan from Michael Sykora Novels

Last week, I posted an interview with Sean Riley, one of the lead characters in my Michael Sykora Novels. Today my guest is Maria Milan, Sean’s girlfriend and partner in the Lost and Found business. These interviews are a four-part series with the lead characters, as we prepare for the release of Child’s Play, their next pursuit into the dark criminal world. Here is Maria Milan – bodyguard, bounty hunter, and all around rebel badass. Read More …

Spotlight on AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan

SEEKING THE SMART ONE Twenty-four-year-old Jen Reid had her life in good shape: an okay job, a tiny-cute Seattle apartment, and a great boyfriend almost ready to get serious. In a flash it all came apart. Single, unemployed, and holding an eviction notice, who has time to remember trying out for a reality show? Then the call comes, and Jen sees her chance to start over—by spending her summer on national TV. Luckily The Fishbowl Read More …

What Scares A Killer? Character Interview – Sean Riley from Michael Sykora Novels

As many of you know, Child’s Play, the fourth Michael Sykora novel, is set for release on June 9th. I’m so excited to share it with you all! In the weeks leading up to the release, I thought I’d do some interviews with each of the four leading characters. Today’s guest is Michael’s partner Sean Riley, who is, by his own admission, a sociopath. Sean is my guilty pleasure. In No Justice, book 1, Sean Read More …

99 Cent Sale! ELI’S COMING – Supernatural Suspense

My supernatural suspense novel Eli’s Coming is on sale for 99 cents through Monday! 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. Read More …

Safety Is An Illusion – CHILD’S PLAY – Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

I’m excited to finally share the cover design and details for my new book! The title is Child’s Play, and it’s the fourth Michael Sykora Novel. This story features the entire team – Michael, Nicki, Sean, and Maria. If you haven’t read the others, no worries. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone. The official release date for Child’s Play is Friday, June 9. It’s now available for discounted pre-order price Read More …

#MondayBlogs – Finding Inspiration Within The Dirt and Grime

The fourth Michael Sykora Novel is coming your way soon! The title is Child’s Play. I’ll have it up for a discounted pre-order in about a week, with a scheduled June release. When I release a new book, readers inevitably ask me what inspired the story. That can be a difficult question to answer, mainly because I’m not always completely sure myself. I rarely begin a book with intention. I simply listen, and I go Read More …

#MondayBlogs – COLD AS ICE – A Short Story

Today I’m sharing one of my short stories from Perspectives, the first book in the Mind’s Eye Series. My mission was to write a story based on the below photograph, taken by Martin David Porter.   Cold As Ice Cold. Bone deep and paralyzing. The frigid wind has sucked all the moisture from my eyes. When I blink, my lids scrape like sandpaper across my eyes. I’ve been walking for hours. Farmland is like that. Read More …

A New Glass Bong and Lots of Bullets – Interview with Author Mike Dickenson

Today I have an interview with author Mike Dickenson about his new book, IQ84. First, let’s take a look at the book we’ll be discussing.   An unknown terrorist has released a biological weapon onto the American public. Anyone with an IQ over 84 is in danger – people’s heads are exploding – the country is on lockdown. Everything is about to change forever. Luckily, some people are still alive. Like the President of the Read More …

#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 …