The terror was the theft of childhood innocence. It tore the center out of Woody and Vette, and changed their destiny. The terror was also the taking of seven-year-old Alice’s life in the cruelest way possible, leaving eight-year-old Betty alive to remember the nightmare of her friend’s kidnapping and death by a serial killer.
In The Urge, the families move on but their lives are forever entwined. They know monsters are no longer under the bed. The monsters live in the cars parked outside their house. They hide behind the doors in the bedroom. They wear white masks.
The serial pedophile continues undetected. One by one. Year after year. He’s right in front of them but somehow invisible. The serial killer still lives in prison, sending letters to Betty, the one that got away. Somebody has to confront them, and finally someone does.
He calls himself the Good Samaritan, but he’s a killer, too. Even though he kills the worst of the worst, the convicted sex offenders whose targets are children. The Good Samaritan thinks he’s doing the world a favor by removing them from the world forever. But it’s a conundrum. The damage has already been done.
Take a trip through the minds of the killers, the victims, and the pedophiles. All those twisted from childhood will twist together in the end. Read The Urge to find out how.
The soul of the psychological thriller, The Urge, is lust.
I'm the girl with the Typewriter Tattoo who lives in the Midwest with my husband, our Akita named Jag, and an obese fourteen-year-old adopted cat named Chicago.
I've been published in numerous periodicals, newspapers, national and international magazines, been quoted in BusinessWeek, Crain's Chicago Business, Successful Meetings, PBH, HRO Today, Chemical Processing and ESM, and interviewed on both ABC and Fox News.
My articles appear in HR Management, Benefits & Compensation Solutions, Country Marketplace, OTC Beauty Magazine and Meetings & Conventions.
I am a past columnist for both an online column and a print column for Incentive Magazine. I am a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for both Benefits & Compensation Solutions magazine and the Workplace HR & Safety magazine. Selected from 18,000 entries, I was awarded fourth place from Writer's Digest magazine writing contest.
My debut novel, The Urge is available now. The second book in the Devil's Rules Series, The Grudge, will be published in the fall of 2019.
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Each of the novels in The Devil's Rules series is a standalone book that may be read in any order you wish.
They're bound together by the Devil's game, where the rules to win are to endure each of the seven deadly sins.
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Will she be the first to see, or the last to die?
It’s 1978 in a Victorian mansion sixty miles west of Chicago. There’s a suicide note and two dead. Nothing is taken out except the bodies; like a coffin the mansion is sealed tight.
Finding her father and stepmother lying in their own blood, a girl who can see everything blocks her own psychic visions from that day using distance and time. Forced to return, she can't block it any more.
Eighteen years have passed since Clarissa, the daughter, and only heir to over 9,000 acres of emerald-green fields, returns to the mansion, but this time she allows her secret art of “seeing” to focus. Her mind’s eye watches her father being slaughtered and a woman’s face explode as it’s blown across the room by the hollow-point bullets. But was it her stepmother's face? Who was holding the gun?
Clarissa knows it wasn't murder-suicide. It was a cruel, well-planned homicide.
She's seized by their killer and forced to open her mind's eye to produce the one thing the envious creature wants; knowing that by giving in she'll be joining the dead.
Years of dormancy have made Clarissa’s visions blurry. Who can she trust, her childhood best friend, Garrett, who betrayed her and is now the family attorney, or his mother Halla, the only real mother Clarissa had ever known, or should she believe her first crush, Joseph who though honest and hard-working, remains a struggling loner.
After years of deceit, envy, and murder, the truth comes crashing in on them all.
The Grudge exposes envy.
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