Three-fingered Jack Davis and Jesse James Hofstetler operate a dope house in Detroit. They sell some black tar heroin laced with carfentanyl, a drug used to tranquilize elephants, to a house full of addicts. Several of the addicts overdose and now Jack and Jesse are stuck with a number of dead bodies to deal with. The two men aren’t evil, not in the sense of a serial killer, but under the law they have committed murder. But they also have a very human side, Jack takes in a young addict named Posie and offers her protection, and Jesse saves the life of an overdosed girl called Imogene, who goes by the name of Im.
Looking for refuge they hook up with Marielle, nicknamed Hell, a prostitute who owns a house of ill repute in the neighborhood. The lives of the five become intertwined as they are investigated by tough, but fair, Detroit homicide detective Bonnie Benham. The story proceeds through the perilous habitat of drug users, dealers and detectives to an unusual, but just, conclusion.
On the night of her twenty-ninth birthday, Edrea is brutally murdered. She awakens in her San Francisco studio as a bloodthirsty vampire with no memory of her death. Now undead and with newfound immortal powers, she fights to hold onto her humanity in the face of great darkness. In a seemingly interconnected reality, her guilt-stricken mortal sister, Rena, embarks on a dangerous quest in search of Edrea, whom is believed is merely “missing.”
As they follow their individual roads through life and the un-death, Edrea and Rena learn not only that their sisterly bond is stronger than they thought, but also that their family shares a dark secret that connects both of them to a mysterious quantum world.
This not so ordinary vampire tale will draw you into a journey of love, loss and self-discovery, and intrigue you with a scientific and philosophical theme that will keep you wondering until the end … and maybe even after that.
“Reise delivers a horror filled with satisfying moments of drama and suspense, as well as a sisterly bond that elevates the story to another level … the truth found in the relationship between the two sisters, a sanctuary from the darkness that surrounds them and a glimpse of the beauty that we find in trust, in acceptance, in each other.” –IndieReader
“Poetic and melancholic, the novel is a cross between True Blood and Interview with the Vampire. This is a coming-of-age vampire tale complete with mystery, romance and suspense that will surely entertain fans of the genre.” –The US Review Of Books
“From the dank and rugged northern California coastline to the vibrant San Francisco club scene, Leah Reise has created a vibrant and surrealistic world and populated it with relatable characters. Her rookie novel features a sisterly love story, darkly passionate vampires, and rivalries between ancient blood thirsty factions. Freshly undead, Edrea is smart, sexy, and fiercely protective of her baby sister, a girl who looks for and finds trouble behind every iron gate.” –City To Country Magazine
“What I love about this story, first, is the author’s ability with description. Reise has a gift for painting the scene without over-telling, and still offering enough detail to allow for vivid imagery. … second … that much of it takes place in Sonoma County locations. Reise doesn’t disappoint, taking her characters to Bodega Bay and Santa Rosa, though much of the story is set in San Francisco. … third … how large a role family plays in The Beauty in Darkness. There are definite themes that take place from both Edrea’s old and new life, which I’ll let you find out on your own to avoid any spoilers. All in all, I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys supernatural and vampire fantasy.” –The Press Democrat
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith’s apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider–a forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone, who reigns over Sorrenwood with an army of boar-headed men, and corpses he calls up from the dead. The tyrant sends his knights after Tessa, resulting in the death of her Papa. To save him, she sets out for the castle to steal Fellstone’s Dreadmarrow, his most prized magical artifact, which has the power to restore life. She’s joined by the fortune-teller Calder, searching for his lost love, and Ash, the gravedigger’s son, whose growing attraction to Tessa distracts from his plan to avenge his murdered twin. Dreadmarrow Thief is a universal coming-of-age story about a girl who seeks to wield great power, only to learn it comes at a terrible price.
Forbidden Beginnings is the prequel to Forbidden Birth, both of which are regular Amazon Best Sellers for Medical Thrillers.
A senseless assault. An agonizing, life-threatening decision. In the moment of truth, with countless lives at stake, how can justice hope to prevail?
New York City trauma surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ravello, has it all. A breathtaking, vivacious wife. Lovely children. Life-saving work, and a beautiful home in one of the City’s most coveted neighborhoods.
But in an instant, Chris’ world is shattered.
The brutal and senseless assault of his mother, Jacqueline, leaves her barely alive. Consumed with anguish and fear, battling time and circumstances, Chris’ search for a life-saving treatment leads to an agonizing decision and takes him down a path of no return.
In the wake of his mother’s assault, Chris and life-long friend, Detective Kevin Kennedy, risk their lives and livelihoods tracking down Jacqueline’s attacker.
When Ravello, driven by an all-consuming rage, at last comes face-to-face with his mother’s assailant, every fiber of his being calls out for vengeance. In the moment of truth, with so much at stake for he and his family, what will Chris choose?
With over 40 reviews and a 4.3 average star rating this thriller is sure to entertain. Order your copy today before this special ends!
Department 89 is a secretive German government department that deals with serious threats to the state. They are unofficial, ruthless, and above the law. They answer only to the German chancellor and are deniable. Their boss is Captain Sophie Decker, formerly of German Intelligence. She got the top job at Department 89 after she saved the Chancellor’s life from an assassin. Now she is putting her special and deadly skills to work on Germany’s enemies, both foreign and domestic.
February 1945 : With the war nearly over, the Nazi regime moves their entire cash and gold reserves worth billions, from Berlin to the salt mines of Merkers. But some of the gold never makes it there, and it is never found again.
September 2017 : A fierce national election campaign is being fought out in Germany. Extreme right-wing nationalists, connected to a major election candidate, are terrorising the streets and murdering at will. Somehow, it is all connected to the missing Nazi gold 70 years before.
Captain Sophie Decker of the elite, secretive, and ruthless Department 89 is given an order by the beleaguered Chancellor. Take down the terrorists and find the missing Nazi gold. But someone has their own secret agenda.
German democracy is at stake – and only Department 89 can save it.
After the death of her beloved Miss Taylor, Cali Malone found herself at a crossroads in her young life. She’d already suffered more than seemed realistic at her sixteen years of age. Still, she managed to find the strength from within, held onto her unwavering faith and looked toward the future. A future she did not see coming.
Now, she faced the choice to chase her career-driven dreams or continuing at the very place that had offered her hope when she was just nine years old. What she never saw coming was love. A notion she’d chalked off for everyone but herself.
Would Cali find her ‘Happily Ever After?’ Or, would fate threaten the very soul of all those she loved?
The compelling debut of author Jaci Miller and the first in an exciting fantasy trilogy, The Scrying is a dark, romantic tale of perseverance and self-sacrifice where one destiny is defined by both a forgotten past and the fate of the future.
A modern witch, an ancient warrior, two worlds about to collide.
Dane Watts-Callan’s destiny has always been complicated, she has been a witch living in a modern world since her “awakening” at thirteen. Now on her thirty-first birthday an ancient family legacy is revealed—a birthright written in a time before man, in a world silenced by a haunting past. Searching for answers she journeys to the magical realm of her ancestors where she is confronted by the only person that still exists on this archaic world.
Rafe Morrighann, is an ancient immoral warrior whose destiny has left him waiting for billions of centuries for the prophecy to pass. When Dane appears in his world he knows the evil that decimated the ancient realms is about to rise again. As they work together to uncover the secrets of the prophecy and unlock the power of the ancient magic, he realizes that his destiny is intertwined with her own, igniting an attraction that neither can control nor escape.
Dane must rely on the power and knowledge of her birthright, before the evil of the past is unleashed and the modern world is plunged into an ancient hell, for a dark destiny is rising.
The Harmony Scroll – Book 2 of the Peacetaker Series – where each book in the series can be read as stand-alone.
Like Indiana Jones or the Da Vinci Code prepare to be thrilled. This book is very well crafted. It has twists and turns galore. It takes a bit to set the stage but then it takes off on a physical and intellectual. Rocket ship. Perfect vehicle. For a movie. Top of its genre By avid, 2015.
Stella Hunter’s adopted son was born with a curse. The curse lies dormant within him and the amulets that awaken it have been destroyed, but the curse is still a death sentence shadowing Gabriel’s life. Stella discovers Gabriel can be free of the curse forever. But the golden scroll holding the incantation that can free him was lost twelve hundred years ago.
It’s why, almost a year to date from the time Carter braved a horrible blizzard just to be able to knock on Stella Hunter’s door, the two are following a trail again—this time searching for a mysterious scroll that a few unreliable historians documented in the course of time. The incantation seared into the gold or calfskin scroll (no two historians can agree on the medium) is a powerful tenet, thought to be capable of removing all curses, ancient and modern. Stella clings to her belief that she’ll be able to find the lost scroll. She’ll then read the incantation seared into it by the Almighty’s hand and the Peacetaker curse will dissipate. Carter thinks she’s being insanely optimistic, but follows in her footsteps because more than one life depends on his protection. He’s not wholly convinced that the eight year old boy Stella adopted is the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, but as a father who lost his teenage daughter to tragedy, he’s still struggling with guilt.
In this fast-paced, action packed adventure, nothing is as it seems and everyone Carter and Stella come across, seems to be wearing a mask…that seldom remains in place long enough for Carter to figure out whether they’re facing a friend or foe.
A Deadly Assassin Is After The German Chancellor – But The Assassin Is In Even More Danger Than He Realises.
A page-turning debut novella in the tradition of Daniel Silva, Mark Dawson, and Robert Ludlum, The Renegade Spy is the story of a deadly and maverick female German Intelligence agent, tasked with saving the life of the German Chancellor from a ruthless assassin.
The German chancellor, Claudia Meyer, is riding a wave of popularity at home. But she also has her enemies, and one of them has hired an assassin – nicknamed “The Scorpion” – for twenty million Euros to kill her.
Little does the chancellor know that the Scorpion is relentless. He is ruthless, and he is extremely good at his job. The government has no clue what the Scorpion looks like and how he will strike. Not even her bodyguards are a guarantee of safety. All they know is that the Scorpion leaves a trail of dead bodies in his wake.
Captain Sophie Decker of German Intelligence rapidly becomes Meyer’s only chance of ultimate survival, along with her colleague, Lieutenant Wolfgang Schmitz.
Decker and Schmitz are given an order – stop the Scorpion by any means necessary – before the Scorpion gets to the chancellor.