New Novel Announcement!

Cruel SummerToday, I am happy to announce that my newest novel CRUEL SUMMER will be out on September 24th 2020 from Poltergeist Press!  I am incredibly proud of this novel and work put in by not only myself, but Anna and Matt Hayward with the production, Don Nobel with the fantastic cover, and Jamie, Sadie, Todd, Ron, and Kyle for their beta-reading input.  I’m so thrilled to now be part of the Poltergeist Press family of authors.  This book will be available in four different editions: mass market-sized paperback, trade hardcover, e-book, and a signed/lettered hardcover from Thunderstorm Books.  Below is the official back cover copy:

Melissa Braun is a broken woman.  Only wanting what’s best for her family, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to mend her fractured relationship with her abusive boyfriend.  In a last ditch effort, she hopes the sun and sand of a much-needed Florida vacation will bring them closer together.

Patrick Braun is a demoralized kid.  Quiet and sullen, he only wants his mother to see her boyfriend’s torment crippling everything they love.  After years of silence, he refuses to stand by and let the abuse continue to tear them apart.

Hoyt Rainey is a vile man.  Unable to keep his hands to himself, he finally takes his anger one step too far.  Only this time, he finds himself on the receiving end of his own punishment.  Down and down he goes, plunging deeper into the dark blue abyss of the sea.

Melissa and Patrick finally believe they are safe, the trouble now behind them for good.  They are wrong.

Gods never really stay dead―they only lie in wait.  And when a beast as old as time discovers Hoyt…he, too, won’t stay gone for long.

The nights grow darker, the water flows colder, and the cruelty of summer lives on.


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