From the depths of imagination these Macabre short stories and poems will take you on an emotional fright filled fun ride. Jack the Ripper, Vietnam, insanity of guilt, and the remorse of murder all are waiting for you.
Guilt – A mix of King and Poe as a man is driven insane by his burning desires.
The Drain – Confusion reigns as flood waters consume life and souls.
Darkness – Groundhog Day meets my favorite Martian.
Hidden – A cowboy saga.
The Dock – Jack the Ripper
Reflections – A vivid psychological portrayal of a Vietnam Vets plight with the insanities of mind and war.
The Haunting of Hathaway – An English oceanside estate is the setting for this encounter with spirit and demon.
The Thug – A 1940’s based story of a thug set on robbery and a man determined to live.
The Bogeyman – Children beware to lock your windows in this tale of soul and dream snatching.
Arsenic and the Trucker’s Wife – Murder should never be attempted by amateurs.
Room Number Three – Motel for murdered souls with a manager who likes to make his guest feel at home.
Run – A woman out for a jog – a ghost seeking to help her – an ex-husband out to kill her.
The Patting Hooves – A civil war soldiers tale.
A fascinating journey through punk rock and new wave, love and loss, and finally joy and closure. From St. Louis to Martha’s Vineyard, and Germany to the Czech Republic. Drummer dancer reads like a diary of obsessive love and one man’s struggle to cope that finally led him to writing this brutally honest autobiography.
With 25 lyrics & 21 photographs as haunting and telling as the story itself.
GaryStarta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel What Are You Made Of? published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans. The androids in Starta’s novel are created as hybrids – part machine, part human – further blurring the line between human and machine. Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. Possibly, in this near future, some humans will possess computer enhancements to overcome disabilities becoming hybrids themselves. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form continues to be examined in 2010’s Gods of the Machines.
Demon Inhibitions along with its preceding Caitlin Diggs (series) novels, Extreme Liquidation and Blood Web are reminiscent of the The X-files television/movie series. Contemporary authors Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher and Kelly Armstrong also fuel his aspiration to create paranormal suspense.
Starta’s crime novella ‘ Murder By Association’ blends mystery with forensic investigation. It is a departure from previous books because it contains no science fiction or paranormal elements. Its follow up is 2012’s Kindred Killers. Additionally, Starta foresees his 2008 novella ‘ Alzabreah’s Garden ‘ – a fantasy romance – as another out-of-the-box effort.
Eternal Island weaves its magical enchantments into every one of its people’s hearts. No one, human or immortal, is immune to the fiery touch of love, But trouble begins to brew anew when, with the last arrival, a malignant entity also makes it onto the island. Seeking to settle an old score first, he relies on dark magic in his pursuit to rule the world.
Manipulative and possessing qualities that make him hard to identify, let alone defeat, he can only be sensed by one person. Katrista’s dreams hold the key, but will anyone believe her, or will they allow an illusion to destroy them all?
If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.
This 68,000 word urban fantasy is the first book of the Dowser Series by author Meghan Ciana Doidge.
Barbara Mack has been fascinated by words and writing since early childhood. The first story she put into print format was about the birds who came to nest in the gardening shed; it reviewed well with critics (the neighbors, her mother and father, grandparents, etc.) She then had a poem – Love Never Dies – published in an international magazine at age 11, and she’s never looked back.
She currently has several historical romance novels available and when she’s not writing furiously, you can find her in the kitchen. Her cookbook Easy, Fabulous Bread Making: A collection of quick, no-knead bread recipes is consistently in the top 50 Amazon books on bread making. The well-reviewed Chasing the Sunset spent 14 weeks in the top 5 historical romances from Amazon.