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Linda's Holy Terror is my newest book. It's a 17,000 word novella that's a side yarn to The Timid Terrorist. You'll get lots of back story about Jon and his relationship with Linda, his high school and college "sweetheart."

Best of all? It's FREE! Just download it through my BookFunnel link and you'll be reading in no time! 

Linda's Holy Terror is available ONLY through the link below. It's not available on Amazon or anywhere else at any price!

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Welcome to the City of Juniper

Lazy afternoons spent on your spacious front porch, watching the kids play in the yard while you sip your mint julep. Stately homes shaded by ancient live oak trees. Idyllic sunsets casting drapes of Spanish moss in silhouette. 

Mention of the small southern town conjures thoughts of scenes such as these.

Is there more to southern life than these images convey? If scenes like these ever really happened, then there must be others as well. Perhaps places hold feelings--sensations--of events which transpired in them. If so, do the effects of having once been part of the Confederate States of America still reverberate across time, like aftershocks in the wake of a terrible earthquake? Does the sorrow and hurt not remain as surely as the hope and happiness of times past?

The Juniper Ascending Thriller Series of books by Dann Hazel explores life in the southern town of Juniper. It's a place where some bad things happened--and continue to happen. But it's also a place where people rise up to the challenges and risk everything in their attempt to restore a sense of justice and goodness to the place they call home.

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Author Dann Hazel conducts research for an upcoming novel in his Juniper Ascending Thriller Series. Born in a small South Carolina town, Dann has lived in the south his whole life.

Read all about Dann here.

The Juniper Ascending Thriller Series begins with The Timid Terrorist, a biographical account of one man's life as he grew up in Juniper, then moved to Charleston, and finally, to Orlando. As a gay man, Jon faced significant prejudice as he grew up, including from Andre, a Black man whom he befriended when the schools were integrated. This is a slow-burn thriller. Watch for that surprise ending!


The second book in The Juniper Ascending Thriller series is YARD SALE, available now on Amazon.


A gruesome murder. An unexpected suicide. A multicultural wedding.

Three events that turned the city of Juniper upside down.

Since her divorce, Ingrid Cloud, a highly respected, recently retired Human Sexuality educator with a passion for “yard-sailing,” wasn’t looking for true love. Then, she met Jerome Prioleau, a widower, member of Juniper City Council and the owner of Vintage Treasures, a local antique shop. She’s not ashamed to admit it. He swept her off her feet—though their feelings for each other were certainly mutual.

As the wedding date approaches, Fritz Zimmerman, her ex—and a man with a mysterious past—reappears. To be honest, Ingrid didn’t know he was still alive. Didn’t care if he wasn’t. But Fritz is still very much alive and in town with a mission.

A mission triggering persistent prejudices and providing him a rare opportunity for revenge.




Are you a fan of thrillers, psychological thrillers and horror? Do you read each evening before bed, relying on that late night shocking burst of adrenaline to help you nod off?

How would you like a free thriller, the prequel to YARD SALE? It’s a 45,000-word novella which offers tantalizing background about several characters in YARD SALE, while at the same time telling a complete story within its covers.

What’s neat about LIFE ON THE FRITZ (the free book) is that it fits into the Juniper Ascending Thriller Series of books either before or after reading YARD SALE. Whether you read it first or you don’t get around to FRITZ until after reading YARD SALE, you’ll gain a lot of insight into the motivations and psychology of the principal characters.

LIFE ON THE FRITZ is available for download through BookFunnel. You can find the link on my website at or, if you’re reading on your device right now, you can find it here:

One word of warning though: The Juniper Ascending Thriller Series is addictive! Once you open the cover on any of the books in the Series, you’ll want to read more! Now that you’ve been duly warned…

Let’s get on with a breath-taking, thrilling relationship, shall we?



Dann Hazel is a fiction and nonfiction author whose work is inclusive of LGBTQ+ characters and themes.

Dann Hazel

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Babson Park, FL 33827

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