Welcome to the
City of Juniper...
...where THE JUNIPER ASCENDING THRILLER SERIES takes place.
THE TIMID TERRORIST (Book One):
From Flower Power and Silence = Death to LET ME BE PERFECTLY QUEER.
A gay man's tireless search for the love of his life.
A compelling romantic thriller.
YARD SALE (Book Two):
A gruesome murder.
A beautiful wedding, ruined.
A determined terrorist.
And a town with a history of violence.
An intense Southern Gothic suspense thriller.
THE CURSED WOMEN OF CHADWICK (Book Three):
Jaden Chadwick, a biological “freak.”
Angus, a closeted gay man trying to pass for straight.
Cameron and Douglas, twins who face a devastating storm.
All trapped in the horrors of 19th Century South.
All three books are available in paperback, Kindle and Audiobook versions. Click on the big blue buttons below for more information.
THE CURSED WOMEN OF
The Juniper Ascending Thriller Series, Book 3
Available as a Kindle Book, Kindle Unlimited, Paperback and Audiobook
IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, THE SHORTCOMINGS OF WIVES CAUSE ALL HELL TO BREAK LOOSE. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEIR HUSBANDS THINK.
THE CURSED WOMEN OF CHADWICK MUST SET THINGS STRAIGHT!
In nineteenth-century America, making sense of mysterious events often perplexed citizens of the small southern town of Juniper, SC. Scientific and psychological explanations for those phenomena would eventually evolve over the centuries, but in the 1800s, Americans were left to their own devices.
Especially the three Chadwick households.
The Chadwicks were especially prone to visions, hallucinations and ghost sightings. As simple as their everyday lives were, they looked to the fantastical to interpret their existence.
Sometimes, they looked to God for an explanation. Other times, they blamed the wily Devil for their misfortunes.
At still other times, they blamed spells cast by invisible sorcerers.
Brothers Laurence, Brodie and Angus Chadwick lost their parents shortly after sailing from England to the New World. Each young man, in turn, would meet the woman of his dreams. The handsome men would pursue those women, and as well-positioned gentlemen of the community, they were successful in their pursuits.
Yet, marriage for the trio did not always translate to happiness.
Laurence’s wife would give birth to a “freak not quite human.” Brodie’s wife to twins whose idea of sport would ultimately prove deadly. And the third, Guinevere, Angus’ wife, barren until one fortuitous night of wine and laudanum.
Lacey. Fiona. Guinevere. Beautiful, intelligent, sensitive creatures all.
And yet, despite their noble virtues, the three Chadwick women are cursed, it seems, for reasons only the occult can provide.
Jaden Chadwick, a biological “freak.” Angus, a closeted gay man who conforms to social mores via marriage. And the twins, confronting a deadly natural disaster. All trapped in the horrors of the 19th Century South.
YARD SALE is now available in multiple formats: Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Paperback & Audiobook
YARD SALE, the second book in The Juniper Ascending Thriller series, is 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.
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THE TIMID TERRORIST
The one that started it all!
Jon—a small-town gay man. But his sexual orientation is his “dirty little secret.” So secret, that even his girlfriend doesn’t know.
But that’s the way it went back in the Sixties and Seventies, when Jon was growing up in the backwater South Carolina town of Juniper.
As the years progress, Jon finds friends. Some he keeps and some disappear.
His best high school friend, Andre.
A friendship which cannot withstand Jon’s “confession.”
It’s heartbreaking when a good friend becomes a dangerous enemy.
Not everything is bad for Jon, though. Jon meets Ryan, the love of his life. A “New Age” crystal and incense dealer. A good guy. And a bona fide artist.
Ryan even lands the contract to design the Pulse nightclub memorial.
Jon’s romance? It was going to be forever. Until they received the diagnosis.
So much has happened. Jon came from such a humble beginning. Such a stifling environment, then to get a heaping helping of what could have been the good life—only to have it slip from his grasp.
In the depths of his pain, Jon realizes that his grief for the loss of his true love can be channeled in a way that makes a bold statement.
His pain hardens into vengeance. His old friend-turned-enemy must pay.
Jon must take decisive action.
Todd, a current close friend who works at the Walt Disney Theater, may be able to help. Without Todd’s awareness, Jon leverages his friendship to set his plans into motion.
A nightmare unfolds. Will Jon get his revenge? Will he throw what’s left of his life all away?
Or can Jon build a future?