Contemporary Fiction/Fantasy – The Well House

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By M.S. Matassa
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1478723356
ASIN: B00IWXQ498
Pages: 306
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Fantasy

The dream is back and Ben Carson is terrified. His pregnant wife, Anne, is locked in a coma and Ben is the only person who can save her but he has no idea how to accomplish this. His dreams contain clues but they make no sense. Ben can’t figure what a small white well house and black flying creatures have to do with Anne. Then he meets a mysterious woman named Thelma Grippe. What he learns from Thelma shakes him to the core, but gives him the knowledge to free Anne from the force keeping her in the coma. Once he locates the well house, Ben finds a passage to another dimension, where he searches for Anne. After a long, arduous journey, Ben faces the ultimate evil that holds Anne captive. The Well House is an exciting, unique and thoughtful story of a man’s fight against unbelievable odds to save his wife. Part drama, part fantasy and part parable, The Well House is a multi-layered tale that takes you on an amazing journey, from the mountains above Boulder Colorado to the depths of the dark zone.

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The Well House is the first novel by Michael S. Matassa, an attorney and Municipal Court Judge in Arvada, Colorado. He discovered the well house in the late summer of 1994, standing by a field of corn on a small farm just south of Brighton Colorado, where it still stands today. Mr. Matassa studied at Regis College in Denver and the University of Colorado School of law. He has also written several short stories, a screenplay and is presently working on the second sequel to The Well House. He writes under the pen name of M. S. Matassa.

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Psychological Fiction -Gold Boys

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By Ruby Wicked
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 978-1682709429
ASIN: B01FG1T4B8
Pages: 356
Genre: Psychological fiction

Let us not defy instinct when evil borders normal. Even a physician can wear a white coat with a black lining and the power of a friend’s intuition may not be what the “doctor ordered”.

Garrett Pierce and Scholls Parker become friends fast and furious during their high school science experiment. Garrett is known as “G” on campus.  He is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and an all American kid.  Scholls is strikingly awkward, poor, and an all American nerd. Both possess a quirky humor, evident in the multiple conversations between the two, that bring them to life.

Garrett’s world is greatly disrupted and begins with a new stepbrother and well respected stepfather.  Enter Dr. Peter Berg, the neurologist. To everyone he seems the epitome of medical perfection. You love him and his good works. On the surface he appears normal but to the keen intuition of a nerd, he seems covertly strange. How pray tell? Perhaps the doctor’s verbal psychotic outbursts will shed light on your confusion. In the end, his madness prevails tragedy.

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Ruby Wicked was born in Southern California and resides in Texas. This book was a collaboration of people and places she knows with a fictional twist. Her goal is to remain a humanitarian and help those less fortunate with the sales of this book.

 

 

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Literary Fiction/Erotica – Second Alibi: The Banality of Life

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By Jonathan Harnisch
Publisher: Babydude Press
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1500482015
ASIN: B00N37L3CQ
Pages: 310
Genre: Erotica, Literary

Afflicted with schizophrenia, Tourette’s Syndrome and other mental illnesses, the prolific and gifted Jonathan Harnisch has transformed the harrowing raw material of his life into what he calls “transgressive fiction” in semi-autobiographical novels such as Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography and Living Colorful Beauty. With Second Alibi: The Banality of Life, he revisits the abrasive, triangular psychodrama of his brilliant, questing psychotic Ben Schreiber, Ben’s libertine alter-ego, Georgie Gust, and the sadistic temptress, Claudia Nesbitt, who torments them both, while also including a moving plea for understanding that stands apart from the disturbed fevers of his fiction.

“This is a story, I hope, about my coming to enlightenment,” Harnisch writes, and in that vein he enlightens us, too, about the fantastic terrors of schizophrenia: “What this life is like with the ups and the downs, the confusion, the love and the hate; the black and the white.” He tells us about his moods abruptly shifting 25 times in an hour, his suicide attempts and addictions, the grim realities of sleep deprivation and the fear that his beloved wife has been reading his mind.

Second Alibi toggles unpredictably between semi-coherent rage (Harnisch says he often writes when symptomatic) and cool detachment, and it deploys several forms: Harnisch’s sexually-charged fiction (Claudia is “a slow-moving serpent with a tongue of fire and the ass of a bombshell”); a 106-page screenplay featuring dialogues between Ben and his old antagonists, and with his life-saving therapist, “Dr. C”; self-lacerating entries from “Georgie Gust’s” 2005 diary, and the author’s clear explanations of his condition, apparently written at moments when his symptoms have subsided.

**Due to content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only.**

Recent Praise for Second Alibi: The Banality of Life:
“At times, Harnisch is energized by the very power of his illness. “The mind and the sickness is all so sublime,” he writes, “the heart of living, colorful beauty.” But in his most lucid moments, this brave and eloquent writer struggles mightily to escape the dark woods of madness: “As always, my journey continues, on and on.” — BlueInk Review

“This story is now shedding light on the experiences of schizophrenics in a language that the non-sufferer can understand.” – From Worldnews Network

“Harnisch’s sense of the inner machinations of human experience spring into life through the text.” – From WOWK 13 News, W.Va, WV

“My brain was spinning by the end. It’s brilliant.” – From Editor, Second Alibi: The Banality of Life

“Second Alibi provides an honest window into the “hollow stuff.” Harnisch is at his best, though, when he leaves his inner critic behind and allows his creativity to color the world around him.” — Foreword Reviews

Jonathan HarnischAbout the Author:
Jonathan Harnisch is a producer, filmmaker, fine artist, musician and published author. He has been diagnosed with several mental illnesses from schizoaffective disorder to Tourette’s syndrome; playfully, he dubs himself the “King of Mental Illness.”  Jonathan holds myriad accolades, and his works captivate the attention of those who experience it. Manic-toned scripts with parallel lives, masochistic tendencies in sexual escapades, and disturbing clarities embellished with addiction, fetish, lust, and love, are just a taste of themes found in Jonathan’s transgressive literature. Conversely, his award-winning films capture the ironies of life, love, self-acceptance, tragedy and fantasy. Jonathan’s art evokes laughter and shock, elation and sadness, but overall forces you to step back and question your own version of reality.

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Literary Fiction/Erotica – Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography

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By Jonathan Harnisch
Publisher: Etica Press, Ltd
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 978-1499350722
ASIN: B00KAFWED6
Pages: 804
Genre: Erotica, Literary

What if you had such severe schizophrenia that your life was just one hallucination after another? And what if people kept trying to drag you back out of those hallucinations, to prove that you weren’t living in reality, and that reality was nothing more than a psych hospital? Would you go? Would you make that leap back into reality, leave such a vivid life, for ceramic walls and metal gurneys? Ben Schreiber has Tourette’s syndrome, which causes him to display uncontrollable tics and hops, and to stutter and swear inappropriately. Bullied through his school years, he can never form strong friendships, especially with women. In his late twenties, he plunges into a downward spiral of drug and alcohol abuse, which culminates in an attempted bank robbery. After he is arrested, his psychiatrist, Dr C, quickly recognizes Ben’s affliction as much more than Tourette’s. Inside Ben’s head lives Georgie Gust, Ben’s alter ego. Georgie is obsessed with his manipulative but extremely sexual next-door neighbor, Claudia Nesbitt. Ben is desperately searching for the unconditional love he never received as a boy. He finds it easier to retreat into his mind to share Georgie’s sick obsession with cruel and abusive Claudia than to deal with his real issues. It is up to Dr C to help Ben face the buried terrors of his childhood so that he can finally let go of Georgie and reduce him to the literary character that the writer Ben wants him to be.

Jonathan HarnischAbout the Author:
Envision a blend of a mentally ill mind with unsurpassed resiliency and fiery intellect and your result would be the brilliant Jonathan Harnisch. An all-around artist, Jonathan writes fiction and screenplays, sketches, imagines, and creates. Producer filmmaker, fine artist, musician, and published erotica author, Jonathan holds myriad accolades, and his works captivate the attention of those who experience it. Manic-toned scripts with parallel lives, masochistic tendencies in sexual escapades, and disturbing clarities embellished with addiction, fetish, lust, and love, are just a taste of themes found in Jonathan’s transgressive literature. Conversely, his award-winning films capture the ironies of life, love, self-acceptance, tragedy and fantasy. Jonathan’s art evokes laughter and shock, elation and sadness, but overall forces you to step back and question your own version of reality. Scripts, screenplays, and schizophrenia are defining factors of Jonathan’s life and reality – but surface labels are often incomplete. Jonathan is diagnosed with several mental illnesses from schizoaffective disorder to Tourette’s syndrome; playfully, he dubs himself the “King of Mental Illness.” Despite daily symptomatic struggles and thoughts, Jonathan radiates an authentic, effervescent, and loving spirit. His resiliency emanates from the greatest lesson he’s learned: laughter. His diagnoses and life experiences encourage him to laugh at reality as others see it. Wildly eccentric, open-minded, passionate and driven, Jonathan has a feral imagination. His inherent traits transpose to his art, making his works some of the most original and thought-provoking of modern day. Jonathan Harnisch’s struggles with his mental health conditions are interlinked with the incomprehension of non-sufferers, which provokes him to explain his reality. He has explored a range of media, including film, music, and now the written word, to help the general public understand exactly what it feels like to suffer from schizophrenia. By fictionalizing the day-to-day meetings of multiple personalities, he is illuminating a corner of psychiatry that few understand. As an author with schizophrenia, Jonathan Harnisch is ideally placed to share the unusual perception commonly defined as ‘mental illness’. Harnisch is not dealing with an altered reality, but a double reality. His main characters, Ben Schreiber and Georgie Gust, perfectly illustrate how two lives can share the same body.

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Psychological Fiction – Certosnia The Season of Tribulations

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By David Rattler
Published: February 22, 2016
ISBN: 978-1523637577
Pages: 752
Genre: Psychological Fiction, Suspense

Ingrid, Elizabeth, and Kelly face their greatest challenges of the season. Could Ingrid Vãduvã be mistaking cultural identities for reincarnation, will Elizabeth Khyler successfully escape the religious zealots and will Kelly Holland die in a plane crash and never see Liz again?

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The journey to enlightenment has always been perilous. But after Ingrid Vãduvã meets an eccentric artist Alyssa Michaels and a photographer Tsukiko Fujioka; she discovers an unfinished painting in the loft that reminds of the daydream she created; she becomes convinced that one or both maybe be Pamela Holland reincarnated. Intrigued by their bohemian lifestyle; she takes another step toward understanding humanity itself. The dark autumn whisper of old Ingrid appears on the horizon and begins to the write the next tragedy of her life and as the season’s change it becomes a fight for survival?

Elizabeth Khyler goes for a drive, but after a freak rain storm and a crash down the mountain; she finds herself the unwilling hostage of a religious zealot, Benjamin Lott. Cold, hungry and severely injured, Liz plans a daring escape. But with her location unknown she must attempt to navigate back to Colorado Springs using only the stars as her guild. But her captors are just as determine and will stop at nothing to prevent her escape.

Kelly Holland has always had insight when it comes to people around her. But this autumn she hears the wind song of death and she immediately thinks of Liz and the autumn curse. Fearing the worse she cancels a recording session in New York City and heads back to Colorado Springs. But after boarding a flight in Memphis Tennessee, the coldness of death grips her, and as the pilots desperately fight the dying aircraft to return the runway; Kelly’s convinced she’s seen her own demise and will never see Liz again.

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Certosnia 2When Season’s Change
By David Rattler
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1502471208
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Fiction

Ingrid Drummond can’t remember the last twenty years of her life. But refuses to believe her son Erich’s death was a suicide, three years ago. And is convinced she heard piercing screams on the evening he died. But uncovering the truth will change her prospective of humanity. Stephen Drummond is harboring a secret, and exposure, is a fate worse than death. And Stephen will do anything to keep that secret hidden. Elizabeth Khyler is haunted by past events. A sense déjàvu enfolds her, and now she fears, another inamorata will be murdered. Pamela Holland must make peace with the demon that’s haunted her since the death of her daughter. She must find the humanity she lost, and mend the torn relationship with her unforgiving younger sister Kelly, before it’s too late. But as the day and night become equal in length, an autumn whisper sings a dark melody. The past and the present collide, and their lives will never be the same, after the season’s change.

Certosnia 3Discovery: The Season of Shadows
By David Rattler
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 978-1508631798
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Fiction

As Ingrid Vãduvã prepares to keep her promise and return to Harrisburg Pennsylvania on the first anniversary of Pamela Holland’s death, she hears again the dark autumn whisper. The Hope Clinic is open and the good white Christians are moving once again toward racial cleansing. The stock market crash, bankruptcy looms, the city descends into chaos, tension’s rise, and protesters take to the street. Ingrid discovers Pam’s younger sister Kelly in a hospital, in a coma, and in an attempt to save Kelly’s life, her life partner Elizabeth has made a deal with the devil. Trapped between old ideologies and new found enlightenment, Ingrid offers to help, but can she regain Liz’s trust before it’s too late, or will Kelly become the next victim of the Christian Pogrom?

Certosnia AuthorAbout the Author:
David was born in Marianna, Arkansas; five months before the dreamer was gunned down on a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. Having grown up in the racial charged aftermath of the civil rights movement era; his works reflect that insurrectionist, no hold barred, relentless zeal that pushes readers to an absolute truth. The author’s profound love of languages and unique style takes you on an unforgettable journey through the darkest realms of the human condition. His works has been described by many as an intense roller coaster ride of emotions. For years his bold, ruthless approach to storytelling has left readers in underground circles utterly speechless and bewildered. Some has referred to his brutal angle of attack as “The Shock Factor” the term quickly became his signature trademark.

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