Monday, August 8, 2016

WIP - Pieces of Jules, medium-full length, possible series, paranormal/horror

What if you’re the real thing in a long line of charlatans?

Jules Draman had separated herself from her family for the same reasons she searched out the worse of the impossible heritage renos – she knows evil.

This isn’t to say Jules’ family is evil. They’re different, well, their profession is different. Who was it that said there’s a fool born every second? Hey, those same fools would be taken advantage of anyway, so why not from the Draman women?

Jules’ mom tried to change. She would only give good readings. Made a point of closing the spirit door for her fools.

Until the evening when Jules learned evil fed off her family – their souls. With each false reading, each lie, each ripping of another’s hope and dreams, evil was fed. Her mom could not be allowed to change the family’s curse. Could not be allowed to show Jules a new path.

And, like the other saying – Mother Nature abhors a vacuum. Or was it the ying and yang thing? Whichever, Jules’ life did change.

Jules learned of evil. Learned her family’s curse and the eternity those before her suffered; what her mother was suffering. This knowledge broke her bloodline’s deal opening the possibility of redemption.

Evil cannot not enter where it is not invited, but it can wait. It can live with and around those souls it craves.

To these diseased buildings Jules travels, rebuilding, bringing light to darkened corners, cleansing more than stale dead air.

Leaving pieces of herself behind.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Reviewer: What am I reviewing right now – more Teel James Glenn

Tabloid Terrors: More Adventures of Maxi and Moxie 

The world’s greatest magician offers a special benefit and is killed dead performing one of his tricks. Is it bad luck, or did someone sabotage his show? A horrible murder leads a reporter to a rundown Quebec bar. Can he find the killer before the moon turns or will the werewolf strike again? An ex-reporter and now junkie who sells stories for his fix brings a scoop that’s not quite believable. Long-in-the-tooth actresses are somehow being rejuvenated, transformed into the most intriguing and bewitching females in Hollywood. Plastic surgery has never been this good but, when the junkie is killed in the midst of spilling is story, what are the chances it’s just coincidence? Years ago, talking circus animals went on a crime spree robbing banks and killing. Could a saintly ex-carnie have been responsible and who, exactly, are these mysterious cousins showing up for a cut of the inheritance? A cruise to Europe should be a victory lap for two of Hollywood’s hottest actresses… and the husband who’s a flack for the movie industry. But there’s more going on than a sexy ex-lover hoping to woo one of the actresses.

Reporter Moxie Donnovan already won his Pulitzer Prize for his exposes on the Nazi movement in America. He should be able to enjoy his life, play the Hollywood man about town with his movie-star wife Maxi, and make a few bucks spinning lies about what star is sleeping with whom. Instead, it’s up to Moxie and Maxi (which one is the hero and which the sidekick is certainly up for debate) to investigate the crimes, determine who is guilty, and somehow stay alive long enough to head off the killers. Much to Moxie’s continued dismay, the crimes he and Maxi investigate often cross the line into the supernatural and there’s nothing Moxie hates more than a Nazi-loving wizard in funky robes.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Reader: What I’m reading now – Alice Loweecey

The Other Side has hired Driscoll Investigations. The owner of Stone’s Throw Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast insists that a tarot reading told her to hire Giulia to evict the family ghost. Since the ghost is cutting gas lines and flooding cellars, Giulia and her husband Frank head to the B&B to discover the real perpetrator.

The client also has a family legend: A highwayman who stole a pile of gold. Giulia has a pile of suspects, including a psychic the client hired to conduct weekly séances. So much for romance with Frank at this getaway.

Instead, Giulia’s juggling arson, creepy clown dolls, and the psychic going all Exorcist on her. Then the ghost tries to push the client off the lighthouse and throw Giulia down three flights of stairs. It should’ve known better than to mess with an ex-nun. Giulia has connections and she’s about to use them.