Requiem for Miriam

Sidney and Miriam seem to be the perfect, successful New York couple, but their marriage is a tragic sham. When Sidney’s glamorous mistress, Tori, urges him to get rid of his troublesome wife, a murderous series of events ensues. Sidney kills Miriam in a fit of rage, and with her last breath, she curses him. Tori dies horribly at the hands of a vengeful ghost and Sidney goes on the run.
Maria, an ambitious young detective with a hidden psychic gift, is on the case. With the help of her Haitian lover, Raphaella, a striking, rum-drinking voodoo expert, she tracks Sidney down and goes undercover to entrap him. But Maria soon finds herself in mortal danger from the man she is hunting.
Will Maria and Raphaella get their man? And will Miriam find the justice – and revenge – she seeks from beyond the grave?


Meet Len Handeland

Len Handeland’s creativity took him from attending FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in Manhattan to hair. He studied fashion illustration, then years later to a long and successful 27-year career in the hair industry as a sought-after hairstylist, hair colorist, and salon owner. Len owned a salon in San Francisco’s Union Square for nine years and two salons in the town of Sonoma, Wine Country; for a total of 8 years; now fully retired from hair, Len became a full-time writer in the spring of 2021.
Len is a dynamic writer specializing in fiction, specifically horror, paranormal, and crime drama novels. Len has enjoyed writing as far back as middle school. To further enhance and better his writing, Len has taken many creative writing classes and, in 2017, attended The San Francisco International Writer’s Conference, which inspired him to write his first book, “The Darkest Gift,” based on his love of vampires. He credits the late Anne Rice for being the author that inspired him the most to write his own dark vampire story. His first book earned him 5-star reviews from readers and professional book reviewers. His first novel became a finalist in the American book fest contest in the fall of 2021. This spring, Len’s novel “The Darkest Gift” was awarded first place in the Bookfest 2022 awards in the category of Fiction/Horror. In addition, Len’s book and author interview were featured in the fall literature issue of “DeMode” magazine, with Len’s book named one of 10 must-read books of 2021. With the completion of Len’s second novel “Requiem for Miriam,” and his third based on his 27 years in the hair industry, “Tales from the Chair,” he’s planning on starting his fourth book (“Transplant”) in late summer, early fall of 2022.
When Len isn’t writing, some of his hobbies include hiking, biking, playing billiards, and vegetarian cooking. Len has trained in various forms of Martial Arts for over 20 years and appeared in several plays in Sonoma’s Community Theater. In addition, Len is also a singer who performed at numerous Wineries in the North Bay and Rotary events. The writer lives full-time in Palm Springs with his husband Byron Hancock and their two cats, siblings (Felix and Felicia)

Loose Mind Vol. 1

The downfall of human nature. In the author’s debut project, a contemporary anthology of purpose, join the author as he takes you on a journey through his mind. Through 33 short stories, you will decipher through right and wrong, all while your psyche is at stake. You will be tested to see whether you will remain with sanity or decent to madness. The author goes through this paradoxical narrative with you, figuring out if being an author is his calling, or more so, whether it is calling him. Go through stories of psychological drama, horror, scifi, fantasy, and more. See where a loose mind might take you.

Meet M. Moran

Mad Moran’s love for arts has no margin. His favorite genre of books include philosophy, history, adventure fiction and political satire, but he has built his overall enjoyment of storytelling. As a political science major, writing fiction was never a profession he saw coming, but upon writing his first piece of literature he fell in love with the process. Now he makes it his mission to draw emotion from readers as he uses fiction to tell them the story of himself, life and a primal way of thought. He hopes his writing brings his readers a sense of perspective that is different from anything they have read before, constantly looking to surprise people by bringing them to find a new love for fiction. One that feels relatable, yet a story so distant, they can enjoy it without feeling attacked. A critique in the way of the mind. Throughout his journey to tell his story, Mad Moran lets his mind stray into a constant search for a perfect form of written expression, only to go mad realizing there is none. Instead he takes his own mind and creates an imaginary world the readers can fall in love with. M. Moran invites you to read his work, questioning your definition of sanity and what it truly means to think. Enter his world and see the horrors of the sane mind, until you see their true identity.

Under the Cold Sun

An imaginative, suspenseful, and fast-paced adventure thriller featuring international conspiracy, political uprising, and a remarkable world you never knew existed. “It’s like Dan Brown meets Michael Crichton meets Lee Child: imagination, adventure, and non-stop action.” (Gwen D.) “One hell of a ride. Everything you would want from a novel. I highly recommend it!” (Dillon R.) State Department anthropologist Matt Moro jumps at the chance to research an enigmatic civilization living secretly in the most remote inhabited place on earth: a cold, windswept island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Everything goes sideways, though, when an international conspiracy rekindles an ancient civil war as a gambit to gain control over the island’s bountiful diamond mine. To stop this secretive kingdom from destroying itself and killing him in the process, Moro and a native translator—who has plenty of secrets of her own—must endure an ever-worsening crucible of ordeals that will batter their bodies, challenge their beliefs, and change their lives forever. The Vibe: moody, suspenseful, exciting, dark, fast-paced, atmospheric, personal, intimate, melancholy, violent, mysterious, exotic, stormy, imaginative, enigmatic, lonesome. Story elements: action, adventure, thriller, suspense, strong female characters, mercenaries, military, world-building, lost civilization, conspiracy, war, revolution, lost at sea, insurgency, sea adventure, royalty, travel, alternative history, anthropology, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha

Meet Tagg West

Tagg West writes imaginative, suspenseful, & fast-paced adventure stories.

Book I Lovers, Players & the Seducer

Nicholas La Cour loves money. In the game of betrayer and betrayed he thinks his sister Lacey is the prefect target for his manipulative schemes to keep his financial ruin a secret. 
Gorgeous Lacey La Cour lost her hopeful and playful spirit after being dumped by her childhood sweetheart. Now an adult, she is strong and independent. 
Determined to find the answer to his money problems, Nicholas discovers his best friend Kienan Egan is strangely attracted to his sister Lacey. 
Does his sister’s love life hold the answers to all of his problems? 
Does Nicholas have the prefect plan?
A vengeful seduction is swept into play as tragic forces are unleashed in a dangerous game of deception and greed unlocking doors to the past. 
Will Lacey discover her brother’s deception before it’s too late?
When it’s all said and done it’s all about the well-heed things in life, family, friendships, affairs, revenge, and romance. 

[aawp fields=”B00MCEGUQA” value=”button”]