Seventeen-year-old Christa Pierce has the perfect life. She’s rich, pretty, a slam dunk for valedictorian, and a star of the high school cross-country team. To the kids at school, she has everything. She is everything.
But it’s a lie.
The pretty face everyone sees is the mask her father forces her to wear. To hide family secrets that shine like bruises. To disguise what his cruelty stole from her, including the mother she never knew. It’s a face that fools everyone, even the man who keeps her in line with the back of his hand.
Now, Christa’s done with being afraid. She’s desperate to break free from the prison of her “perfect” life — and destroy her father. But then friends become pawns. Right and wrong gets blurred. Mind games play dark and twisted. Revenge takes a turn for the deadly.
DOLL PARTS : A SLIGHTLY DEMENTED AND SOMEWHAT HUMOROUS SHORT STORY
Creepy Thomas Wharton is searching for the perfect girl. Except she doesn’t exist. Yet. But with a collection of dolls and a satanic ritual, he’s about to change all that. What could possibly go wrong? Well, it turns out, everything.
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DEAD, STILL BREATHING
Owen Stanford isn’t a man who does things on a whim. So when the notion strikes him to drive over 200 miles to Ridley Mountain—a place he’s never been before—he wonders if madness isn’t far off.
The minute he steps foot in the small mountain community, he senses his presence isn’t welcome. The mountains don’t want him there. Their secrets want to remain untouched and buried. The people don’t want him there. Bloodlines run deep and outsiders aren’t to be trusted. The only soul who wants him there is the ghost of a dead boy who no one talks about. Owen wants to know why, but asking the right questions to the wrong people could get him killed.