In the spotlight: Shattering Truths by Kyrian Lyndon

Today I’m spotlighting an amazing coming-of-age novel by novelist and poet Kyrian Lyndon. Deeply nostalgic and full of the dark, seething pressures of youth combined with the colorful background of the late 1980’s, Kyrian’s book will transport you to another place where secrets can kill…or set a lost soul free. An amazing literary journey, I hope you will check it out!

shattering_truths_front_for_webShe was left fighting her demons alone . . .

For sixteen-year-old Danielle DeCorso, the old house in Glastonbury was an eerie place to grow up. Coping with mental health challenges exacerbated by a traumatic family dynamic, Danielle watches from the window for two men in a dusty black sedan who keep circling the house and harassing her with phone calls. The two predators drugged her and her cousin, Angie, and then lured them from Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport to a secluded cottage on Long Beach West. She remembers feeling dizzy, the room spinning. She recalls screaming, crying, fighting, and then slipping in and out of consciousness. Angie, however, has no recollection of the incident.

When Danielle attempts to jog Angie’s memory and convince their best friend, Farran, that the two strangers had victimized them, no one seems to believe her. Alone in her pain, Danielle remains guarded, obsessed, and withdrawn. Soon she is sinking deeper into a tumultuous world of adolescent isolation and change. Grief, guilt, and anger send her spiraling into an even darker place.

Tormented by terrifying nightmares, she fears she will lose her sanity, or possibly her soul. Is she having post-traumatic stress hallucinations, as one of her friends suggest, or are her recurring nightmares as real as they seem? Trapped in an unyielding emotional bondage, Danielle continues the fight to reclaim her power. Startling revelations awaken her newfound spirit, inspiring a once naïve girl to grow into a woman of defiance and courage.

Available at Amazon:

Ebook – https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Veils-Book-One-Shattering-ebook/dp/B01N5UR6KV/

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Shattering-Truths-Deadly-Veils-1/dp/1540807088/

Release Party: He Tastes Like Spring

He Tastes Like SpringHe Tastes Like Spring by K.H. Koehler

My literary fantasy short, He Tastes Like Spring, is now available for $0.99 or free with Amazon Prime. This is an extremely personal story for me, and I hope you enjoy it.

Eden is unearthly, eternal. Like an angel or extraterrestrial being, she is perfect in every way. She does not cry or rage. Her body is all pure oiled machinery, her eyes clear, blood singing, thoughts pure.

And her daughter, Charlotte, is none of those things.

Charlotte smokes cigarettes. She likes rock candy from the store, and Duran Duran on the radio. She shoplifts, and she gets into hair-pulling fights in the girls’ bathroom at school. How does one compete with such a perfect mother except to not compete?

A 4,500 word short.