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 Alone in her pain, Danielle remains guarded, obsessed, and withdrawn.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.

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A New Book for the Ones I Love

I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new release from the most romantic couple I know!

for_the_one_i_love_websiteFor the One I Love: A Doctor Faust Romance (The Dreadful Doctor Faust)

Love is eternal. Timeless. And sometimes you have to sacrifice your heart, soul, and flesh to it. A Doctor Faust short story.


Growing up, I’d never had much use for Valentine’s Day.

It was always so cold and white and blue. A sea of ice separating every living thing from the salvation of spring. The day was spent eating bitter little candy hearts and trading Snoopy and Disney Princess paper valentines with students I didn’t like and who didn’t like me. But we were told by our teachers to be polite and to give everyone a valentine, which didn’t make any sense to me. I’d always thought that valentines were supposed to mean something. What did it mean to give someone you didn’t like a paper cartoon heart?

I didn’t like the movies they played on TV or the power ballads they played on the radio. None of it was real. It was all fabricated digital flesh and clever wordplay. I had never known anyone to fall in love at first sight. The first time I’d looked upon the Doctor, I’d been scared. I was sure he would kill me. Sometimes—but not often—I still wished he had…

Available at Amazon (Free with Amazon Prime!)

Includes a preview of Ghost in the Machine, my forthcoming mecha-kaiju invasion book from Apokrupha Publishing.

And be sure to pick up the new, revised editions of The Dreadful Doctor Faust and Bride of Doctor Faust, also available at Amazon.

The Dreadful Doctor Faust & Bride of Doctor Faust