TRAUMA BONDS

Lizbeth Shannon must escape Skid Row and stall her descent into madness.

But not before severing the trauma bonds shackling her to an early grave.

In the fall of 2005, devils chased Liz Shannon across nightmarish acres and deep into the bowels of hell. Not actual devils, only personal demons. And hell meant the seediest underbelly of L.A., where she walked among clever predators and outright ghouls. Discarded and homeless after her girlfriend, Dell—a hospice nurse—finally grew a spine and tossed the “energy vampire” out the door and smack into the jaws of the street wolves.

But Lizbeth isn’t really a vampire. Forget the pale skin, sharp bite, and a life spent roaming through the gloaming hours. Depraved conditions fell upon her early, as they do to many who end up deformed by circumstance.

And yet, an inexplicable bond remains between the two women—an otherworldly connection—a cord that cannot be severed, no matter the fraying threads. Still, Dell can’t root through the ugly places or prevent her love from hitting bottom.

Only Liz can battle the fiends and avoid the abyss.

First, she must dig her inner child from the ruins. But the weight of history hovers, like the sword of Damocles, eager to generate more debris—and crush them both to smithereens.

***This book, previously published as Dig Up Through Within, deals with mature themes of trauma and abuse.

★★★★★ “Masterfully written.” ~ J. Adams


Meet Katherine Carlson

Katherine Carlson loves to write about the perpetual chase. About outrunning and outwitting the demons, always closing the gap and ready to strike. She loves to hide her characters in gnarly trees and plunk them into hostile mazes. She remains obsessed with the transformative journey of survivors—lost in the woods or lost to addictions.

Last Chance California

Are We All Doomed to Become Our Parents?

Terrified he’s becoming just like his father, Wyatt Lewis, a disillusioned millennial, breaks up with his fiancée to chase his childhood dream – a fresh start in Southern California.

Once in San Diego, Wyatt reunites with an old friend, Summer Harrison, while falling hard for the elusive and free-spirited, Leah Murphy. Summer and Leah show Wyatt a dazzling world littered with lavish speakeasies, egregious drug use, and overpriced cocktails. Surrounded by fake glamor and stuck in a terrible corporate job, Wyatt’s escape turns into his worst nightmare.

Overworked, alone, and filled with regret, the aspiring writer spirals down a self-destructive path that forces him to confront the violent past he ran away to California to forget.

In his raw, hilarious, and dark debut novel, Brian Price showcases our world, on the verge of the COVID-19 pandemic, through the eyes of a sarcastic and stubborn narrator as he attempts to drown his family’s demons.


Meet Brian Price

Brian Price worked in the marketing and communications industry for nine years. The Public Relations Society of America, American Business Awards, and Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals are a few of the organizations that awarded his work.

But who actually cares about that?

He certainly doesn’t.

Sick of bookshelves being stuffed with bureaucrats’ memoirs and snake-oil entrepreneurs using books as sales funnels, Brian wrote a novel, Last Chance California.

If he isn’t reading or writing, Brian is probably playing with his rescue pup, Bucky, or ranting about the government. He resides in Southern New Jersey

Secrets in the Shallows (Book 1, The Monastery Murders)

The unexplained deaths of two high school boys.

A small-town deputy haunted by ghosts.

Can he find the truth before he becomes the next victim?

WINNER of 2014 PARANORMAL AWARDS!

5-STARS on READERS’ FAVORITES BOOK REVIEWS!

Mystery and intrigue creep in after the deaths of two boys shake the quiet peace of Wattsville, Maine. Spirits of the slain cry out for justice, while their restless ghosts walk the halls of the old monastery. Faith, forensics, and falsehood mix together to thicken the plot of this elaborate murder mystery. Follow Deputy Christopher Williams in this first book of The Monastery Murders trilogy, as his team pits science against religion in a battle for the truth. Haunted by ghosts and stalked by a killer, will they become victims themselves, or will they discover the Secrets in the Shallows?

Also from this Author:
Devil in the Details (Book 2, The Monastery Murders series)
Method in the Madness (Book 3, The Monastery Murders series)

Additional Books Coming Soon!
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Wrong Step (Urban Fiction): A Sinister Syndicate Thriller

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Being in the wrong place at the wrong time could get very deadly

In the city with eight million stories, there was a dark tale of a young Ghanaian emigrant woman looking for adventure in New York because selling fruit in the market in Ghana bored her.

Sheddi Dedzo was a very intelligent woman who learned photography, and happened upon a bodega robbery. She clicked away, and gave her camera to a police detective.
Detective Tanaka caught the criminals because of her pictures, and put her in school to become a real freelance investigative photographer.
She moved in with Moira McGuiness, a hedge fund manager. They became fast friends.
Moira was promiscuous, and asked Sheddi to take pictures of her, and her new handsome Rastafarian beau Jabril. She didn’t know him well enough. Sheddi agreed. She thought it was a break from all the illegal activities the recorded.
The couple went to the Jamaican Jerk club, and Sheddi followed. Jabril brought Moira to the adjacent alley to meet another Jamaican male. Sheddi took pictures from across the street.
Moira found out she was being recruited by a sinister Jamaican drug syndicate, and refused the offer. The Jamaican syndicate head shot her in the back, Sheddi screamed, and was seen by the two men.
She ran from them, and thought out of all her criminal picture taking, in helping her friend, she made a wrong step. How will she get out if being chased by a drug dealing Jamaican posse?

A dark urban tale of a Ghanaian female trying to escape a sinister syndicate with the help of her African food charity volunteers, and a former United States Army Ranger.

This thrilling story includes:

•Shows the darkness of dating arbitrarily.
•A female protagonist who uses her brains until she needs her brawn.
•Multicultural adventure
•Shows certain aspects of PTSD
•References New York State well
•Tells of how dangerous a Jamaican posse can be.
•Modern action with slight humor, and a touch of romance.
WARNING: Slight drug usage.