TODAY’S THE DAY!!! 🎉
My eighth book The Reyes Incident is now available for purchase! It’s an adult horror novella that features found footage (documents), a local legend, killer mermaids, and ownvoices queer and disability representation.
Here’s the back cover summary:
A local legend gone haywire.
A small-town cop.
An impossible eyewitness testimony.
Which is easier to believe—that killer mermaids exist, or that one person is worth risking everything for?
For fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Into the Drowning Deep comes a chilling horror story steeped in urban rumor.
This book is gorier and darker than anything else I’ve written, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing it. I’m so excited to finally share it with you. Snag a copy at your retailer of choice here
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Moving on! Here’s what you might want to watch, read, and play this month, based on everything I loved in March:
Old Enough (1990) — Toddlers, aged two to four, are followed by cameras as they are sent on their first errands by themselves. From delivering forgotten items to shopping trips, the little ones get to make their first independent journeys into the world.
The Batman (2022) — When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement.
Glass Houses by Melanie Murphy (2022) — Jenna Walker has suddenly found herself with no job, no boyfriend, nowhere to live - and she’s been wondering for a while now if, apart from her beloved cat Bertie, she has anything to live for. The last thing she wants is to turn up on her sister’s doorstep, but that feels like her only option… Rosie Walker spends a lot of her time thinking about the life she used to have. These days she’s stretched too thin, and she’s not sure she can cope with taking care of another person. If only one thing in her life would work out the way she wants it to… David is Rosie’s next-door neighbour. A retired doctor, he has had a big idea, one inspired by his late wife June: a community garden project for those struggling with mental health issues. The sisters reluctantly agree to take part, even though they’re sure it’ll be a waste of time. How could fixing up an overgrown plot of land make anyone’s life better? But as the group works together to bring the garden back to life, new friendships blossom and old wounds start to heal. And Jenna and Rosie come to realise that the world around them might have more to offer than they had once believed. From the author of bestseller If Only, Glass Houses is a heartfelt, uplifting novel about family, growth, friendship and hope.
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins (2022) — When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. She’s also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape. Shimmering on the horizon after days at sea, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects, despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. But what they don’t expect is to discover another boat already anchored off Meroe’s sandy beaches. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and if their sleek catamaran and well-stocked bar are any indication, rich. Now a party of six, the new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. Lux hasn’t felt like she truly belonged anywhere in years, yet here on Meroe, with these fellow free spirits, she finally has a sense of peace. But with the arrival of a skeevy stranger sailing alone in pursuit of a darker kind of good time, the balance of the group is disrupted. Soon, cracks begin to emerge: it seems that Brittany and Amma haven’t been completely honest with Lux about their pasts––and perhaps not even with each other. And though Jake and Eliza seem like the perfect pair, the rocky history of their relationship begins to resurface, and their reasons for sailing to Meroe might not be as innocent as they first appeared. When it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in on them. And when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive.
Green Hell (2019) — Plunge into the open world survival simulation set in the extreme conditions of the uncharted Amazon jungle. Use real-life survival techniques to craft, hunt, fight and gather resources, set a makeshift shelter or raise a fortress. Tend your wounds and maintain mental health - alone or with friends.
What media did you enjoy last month? Hit “reply” and let me know!
Until next time,
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