Psychological Fiction – Certosnia The Season of Tribulations

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The Season of Tribulations
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?

Full Book Description:
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.

Other Books in the Seasons Series:
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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Literary Erotica – he & She

he & Shehe & She
By Wayne Clark
Publisher: Wayne Clark YUL/NYC
ISBN: 978-0992120207
ASIN: B00G3JIPJA
Pages: 368
Genre: Literary Fiction, Literary Erotica

5-star Silver Medal winner in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Annual International Award Contest ***

What does a man do when nothing tastes good anymore? he finds She.

A Web photo of a dominatrix sends a man in midlife crisis on a last-ditch attempt to feel truly alive one more time, even if it kills him.

Growing numb to life, to his on-and-off girlfriend of many years, his career, even Scotch, a man turns fifty. He is a translator who can no longer dream of translating beautiful works of fiction. He is an amateur musician who can no longer dream of expressing his life on a higher plane, without words. As he glares inside himself he sees little but his declining sexuality, his crumbling hold on life, a growing list of failed relationships, and a darkening well of loneliness.

Stumbling upon an image on the Internet one night, he suddenly hears cell doors sliding open. He stares at a young woman, in profile, beautiful, unblinking, regal. Instinctively he knows that by lingering on that image he will shatter a relationship that has kept him on the sane side of loneliness as surely as if he stepped in front of a speeding eighteen-wheeler. But desperate to feel alive again before time runs out, he knows he must see the stranger behind the pixels on his laptop screen.

Although it is her image that first transfixes him, his eye afterwards chances on a handful of words on the Internet page. She is a dominatrix. The word triggers something inside him, blows the dust off fantasies trickling back to adolescence, and slowly begins to re-choreograph his decades of sexual memories. Was he ever really the dominant male he thought he was? Did he have a sexual alter-ego? Was this the last card he had to play in life? The face on the screen held the answer. He would find out even if it killed him.

Praise for he & She
“… a stylish piece of literary fiction… intellectually engaging throughout. A finely drawn portrait of desire in its fall and winter seasons.”- BlueInk Review

“…All in all, this is a delectable novel about a man exploring his unknown sexual fantasies at the price of possibly losing his true self along the way.”- Red City Review

About the Author:
he & She authorAward-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., Canada, but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico. By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labelled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.

 

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