I’m taking advantage of KDP Select’s five day free option and offering a FREE download of my psychological thriller SHEER PANIC from May 15th through May 19th only.
This is a novella and is only 112 pages. Please feel free to hop over to Amazon and you’ll see it is priced at $0.00. (You’ll need an Amazon account, which is free.) Click on ‘Buy Now’ and if you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon will lead you through it. They have apps that will allow you to read Kindle files on your PC or tablet or phone. It’s kind of a mix between dark and sweet, which is what I like to do. Just when things seem to be all bad, something uplifting takes place. And of course, I like to feature animals.
What would you do if someone came into your house and moved your stuff while you were sleeping? Breanna Benton’s denial morphs into terror when she finally has to accept the truth, but which one of the three men who harass her is the stalker?
The maintenance man at college makes her edgy and uneasy when he accosts her with inappropriate comments; Dorky Dorian seems to be following her everywhere she goes, and it troubles her to think he may have tampered with her car; hunky Joaquim at the stables where she keeps her horse takes his flirting to a new level, awakening terrifying and exciting emotions all the way to her core, but did he copy her house keys?
And then Lance, the boy she had a crush on at high school friends her on Facebook. He never noticed her before. She’s ecstatic, but a little scared.
She draws comfort from the only stabilizing factors in her life—her niece, Shari, and the elderly neighbor Mrs. Stanley and her dog, Panda.
I can’t believe I haven’t updated my blog for so long. My excuse is that I went to South Africa to celebrate my amazing mother-in-law’s 96th birthday, and then when I got home the ‘silly season’ was in full swing.
That’s all in the past now and 2016 looms on the horizon. I’m hoping it’ll be a great year for writers in general. My wish is that you all have something good to celebrate next year.
2015 was a good year for me as a writer. I had two books published and a short story. As always, they include delightful animal characters and romance, plus a message to educate people about the evils of our world.
Sheer Panic is a novella I published myself. It’s my first attempt at a psychological thriller. Breanna Barton has no love life until the guy she had a crush on at high school shows up unexpectedly on Facebook and wants to get together. After several strange and terrifying incidents, she comes to the realization that someone is stalking her. But it can’t be him. He lives in another state. Her eight-year-old niece, and Panda, the little black and white mutt who belongs to her elderly neighbor rescue Breanna in more ways than one. Sheer Panic on Amazon
Virgo’s Vice, the third in my Zodiac Series, was released by Soul Mate Publishing late in the year.
Camera operator Lexie King has a good reason to work out of her comfort zone in Allan Dockery’s new survival-style reality show in Africa. She is determined to overcome her PTSD and make something of herself, but she has no way of knowing he would be there. The monster who molested her repeatedly as a child. Jake, the producer’s chocolate lab, and sexy cowboy contestant Billy Murphy are her only hope, but can they do enough to save her? Virgo’s Vice on Amazon
Lexie’s Story is the prologue to Virgo’s Vice. I self-published this on Smashwords and it can be downloaded totally free in any format.
Lexie KIng’s childhood sucked. When she wasn’t lying in in her bed at night waiting for ‘the monster’, she was hiding from the bullies at school. It was like she had a sign on her forehead that said “Abuse Me.” Lexie’s parents died in a car crash when she was too young to remember, and Aunt Jess refuses to believe that her live-in lover, Phillip could be molesting Lexie. An ugly mutt named Candy — a cross between a boxer and a standard poodle — is Lexie’s only friend in the world.
I’m participating in a free download for review site at Story Cartel for Sheer Panic, my new psychological thriller.
This is a novelette, so it’s about half the length of a normal novel. You can sign up for Story Cartel at absolutely no cost, and choose any number of free ebook downloads, as long as you agree to post a review on Amazon and anywhere else you may decide to place it. You are under no obligation to write a good review if you think the story was badly written, although obviously authors love good reviews.
Have you ever wondered who you are really friending on Facebook?
Breanna Barton’s love life sucks. That’s why she’s staying home and taking care of her eight-year-old niece, Shari over spring break instead of heading over to Panama City for some surf, sun and sex.
She’s glad college is over for a couple of weeks so she can escape from Roderick, the maintenance man who always seems to seek her out and make twisted comments, and she doesn’t think Dorky Dorian will follow her again after her septuagenarian neighbor’s dog, Panda attacked him.
The only bad thing about Joaquim, manager of the stable where she keeps her horse, is the fact that he’s nine years older than her. He has the power to make her hot all over just by looking at her.
Out of the blue, she gets a friend request on Facebook from Lance, the boy she was obsessed with at high school. Strange and terrifying incidents start happening. Is she being stalked? And was someone in her bedroom at night while she was sleeping?
Remember, it’s totally free, and I look forward to finding out what you think of it.
I’m thrilled that my next story, Sheer Panic is finally done. This is my first attempt at a psychological thriller, and of course there are always romantic elements and pets included.
This is a novelette, and is only about one third the length of my normal novels.
Tori Barton is staying at home and taking care of her eight-year-old niece over spring break. After several strange and terrifying incidents, she comes to the realization that someone is stalking her. But who? She can think of three men who always seem to be around whereever she goes.
Please add your choice of cover, 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the comments section. Everyone who participates will get a free download as soon as it is published.
Murder, Madness and Love Is Yolanda Renee’s first novel and she did a wonderful job.
Detective Steven Quaid is following the trail of a serial murderer. The only clues seem to point to Sarah Palmer, the recently widowed wife of executive Michael Palmer, who died suddenly in a car accident. Could she be a black widow? If she is, then why is someone stalking her?
The author has done a great job of creating a number of potential and very valid suspects, and ratcheting up the tension. The gruesome murders and terrifying stalking and kidnap scenes lead to an exciting and totally unexpected conclusion.
This is a great debut novel and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, which is currently available.
When Sandra’s only son witnessed a murder, and testified about it in court, he had to go into the witness protection programme. Also fearing retribution, single mum Sandra has moved to a remote village on the Isle of White.She has not seen her son for more than three years.
A stranger strikes up a conversation with her on the train. He tells her his name is Ben, and that he once killed a man. Despite her immediate fear of him, when he reaches up to stow her luggage, she is attracted to him. “Her eyes tracked the thin line of black hair that ran from his navel and disappeared under the waistband of his jeans.”
While on the train, Sandra discovers she has lost her Oyster Card (travel card), and makes a phone call to order a replacement.
When she finally arrives home, she finds a new card has been slipped under her doorway. She realizes she gave out her address over the phone, and Ben—who admitted he is a murderer—must have made a note of it. The thought is both scary and exciting.
Her son calls and tells her he has given up the witness protection and is back in London, and someone breaks into Sandra’s house, and starts stalking her…
I couldn’t put this book down. It was impossible to guess the identity of the stalker, and the author did a wonderful job of projecting Sandra’s terror, her protectiveness toward her son, and the emotional turmoil she experienced when she realized she was attracted to Ben.
I received a copy of the book in return for an honest review.