Amazon readers agree. This is a 5★ collection!
Dreams and Nightmares
5 STARS DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES is a unique, colorful, action-packed thriller that left me with the elated feeling I get at the end of a great movie. Nancy White - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS This was a superbly-written book and the characters brilliantly portrayed: Albert is intensely repulsive in looks, character and speech, his associates no less, all of them products of damaged childhoods and the consequences thereof. There is very little danger that you ever grow to like him or his friends - they are somewhat captivating, however; something about their strangeness, their vileness and depravity makes them compelling. Ciclochic - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS When the two stories finally collide, as the reader knows they will, it is nothing less than magnificent. The fact that the collision is expected does nothing to diminish the drama of the event. This is writing at its best. Jesse B. Ellyson - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS CRAZY is a refreshing change of pace from the steady stream of formulaic mysteries served up by traditional publishers. It is a fun read with a compelling plot, great backdrops and plenty of dramatic tension. Renee James - author of Seven Suspects
5 STARS CRAZY threads its suspense with claustrophobic and strangling tension, keeping the characters frantic even as it becomes apparent that the killer is among them. E. Thomas - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS Crazy guides the reader through some pretty dark places; profound psychosis, satanism, and black witchcraft. If you enjoy dark psychological thrillers as much as I do, READ THIS BOOK! You won't be sorry! Jim Webster - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS This book was epic! I was quickly drawn in. It is a love story and a ghost tale. ... From its opening sentence, "They call me the Witch Woman.", I was hooked. Frances Cristina - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS This story proved to be an immediate page turner and different from anything I have read in awhile. Mel - Amazon reviewer
5 STARS This is a love story, a story of heart and courage that shows great capacity for capturing the souls of a wide range of characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this refreshing tale of love and suspense written in an easy flowing, captivating narrative form. Cooper's Grove is a soulful must read! Nancy White - Amazon reviewer
From the Author
I have always enjoyed a variety of genres, but my faves have always been horror, suspense, mysteries and witchy tales dealing with the occult. So guess what I like to write! The wonderful thing about being an Indie author is the opportunity to dabble in genres that are related - but different - and not be relegated to writing the same type of story over and over and over again.
One of the main characters in Dreams and Nightmares is a carryover from a novel I started but just never gelled. But there was this one character: Albert Crawford. Albert went through several iterations before I arrived at his essence. He's ugly, he's dangerous, he's a career criminal, and I just couldn't get him out of my head. I have to admit he and his friends, a nasty bunch of miscreants, were way more fun to write than my protagonist, Decker Jones (who reminds me of me). I wasn't sure where my characters would wind up, but from the start, I wanted this story to be about the randomness of criminal acts and how it isn't necessary for the victim to know the perpetrator. So if salty language doesn't offend you, this will keep you guessing, keep you entertained and maybe even make you a bit squeamish. If that happens, my job is done!
In CRAZY, I went full bore nutzoid with my villain. There's nothing quite like a Satanic serial killer to take it to the limit. It was an adventure, not to mention a revelation to me, that I could come up with such a truly sick and heinous character. (It did cause one reviewer to wonder what went on inside my head!) Again, that villain was a hoot to write. Once I would complete a chapter and go back over it, I would sit there and laugh at the horrible things my killer did because I just COULD NOT believe it came out of my imagination. But it did. Go figure!
Cooper's Grove is a real departure from my usual fare: It opens in the early 1950s, there are no big city women and no criminal types wreaking havoc wherever they go. Narrated by Agnes MacPherson, known as The Witch Woman, this one is a quiet (for a while) story of Lucinda Mae Hawkins, a young girl from a dysfunctional home, who meets John Dawson, a dashing young man from a wealthy family. She's enamored; he's on the prowl. When she finds out she's pregnant with his child, a shotgun wedding ensues. When John meets an early demise, Billy Joe Dean, a talented artist who suffered a disfiguring event in childhood, steps in to court the new widow. What follows is a tender love story seasoned with the mounting horror of a jealous spirit who refuses to relinquish his hold over Lucinda.
I had a lot of fun writing these novels and I hope you have as much fun reading them.