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Through Their Eyes by Amanda Green

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Through Their Eyes

A collection of dark and thought-provoking short stories

by Amanda Green.

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A collection of five short stories: Dark Drama & Psychological thriller/horror…

Some of the reviews for the separate stories…

‘… disturbing and sad… deals with themes of murder, abuse, self-abuse, sex, love and loathing, to mention a few…’
‘Fast paced, explicit at times and at other times horrific…’
‘The explicit nature of the material is non-exploitative, and in keeping with the book’s tense, foreboding tone.’
‘A spare, suspenseful short story which, in an economy of words, conveys great emotion and maximum involvement.’
A dark journey on sexual and domestic abuse with great messages….’
‘…great, well written and compelling short story that, unfortunately, could happen in real life.’
‘Amanda uses her words well and quickly builds up the plot in a clever way leaving the reader to sometimes put the pieces together. She treats her readers with respect by not explaining everything in detail. This makes for a fast moving short story.’




A Word from the Author

Author Amanda Green picture2I released separate dark stories as kindle books, including dark drama, suspense and psychological thriller. Reviews were great, but I did learn from them, and decided to ask my editor to work with me to make them even better. I had since written a new story as well, so we put all five stories together and I published them as a collection. Readers can now get all five stories for the price of one, so it’s win, win!

Despite the content, including abuse, violence and murder, I really enjoy writing stories like these, and so do many others!

(Amanda Green, November 2017)

 

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A Murder of Saints by Chris Miller

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A Murder of Saints: A Novel

by Chris Miller

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Sophie Fields is a little girl tortured by her memories of Damien Smith, a much-loved and respected church elder with a secret lust for the unmentionable. After his misdeeds are covered up by church leaders, she climbs to the roof of her house and jumps to her death, right in front of her shocked brother, Charlie.

Twenty years later, detective Harry Fletcher is still haunted by the personal demons associated with the church cover-up. After losing his faith, his wife, and now his partner, Fletcher learns that Charlie Fields has come back to town with one mission: to kill everyone responsible for his sister’s death. It is Fletcher’s job to track and stop the crazed killer. But as it becomes clear who the main targets are, Fletcher finds himself in the midst of a moral quagmire. Although he sees justice in Charlie’s crusade, the killer seems to be taking out others not responsible for his family’s destruction. As Fletcher and his new partner battle each other in a test of ideology and limits of the law, the real demons show up and change everything.

In this chilling tale of suspense, revenge, and evil, a police detective wrestles with his moral conscience while attempting to stop a serial killer avenging his sister’s death.




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Author Chris Miller pictureThe inspiration for this novel came when I was a young man attending a youth group at a non-denominational Christian church in our town. An elder there was found to have been molesting several girls, and he ended up going to jail and dying there. Through it all, I was stunned. Most everyone was stunned. This guy was respected, not only in the church, but in the entire community. Wealthy, self-made man, veteran, and very giving with his substantial wealth.

Then I witnessed the backlash on families, on relationships in the church. The church actually split not terribly long after, and then there were two churches from the one. In the midst of this, the ‘what if?’ questions started cropping up in my mind. What if one of these poor girls killed herself as a result? What if the whole thing had been covered up by the other church leaders? What if someone came back for revenge many years later? What would this situation have done to such a person, and how would they have changed?

All of these things swirled in my mind for several years until, one day, a story was born. I worked on it, wrote it, thinking surely this would need to be Christian Fiction at first, but soon realizing during rewrites that that angle just didn’t fit. It was dark. Gritty. Mean. Violent. And so it shed that cloak and turned into the relentless, R-rated tome it is today.
And even though I wrote it, it still haunts me. It’s totally fictional. But the ‘what ifs?” continue to linger in my mind…

(Chris Miller, November 2017)

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Portrait of Death by Greg Ryan

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Portrait of Deah

 – Death has an Artist –

by Greg Ryan

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“I would definitely recommend this to fans of this genre. A fantastic piece of story telling!” – George at Amazon

“A very well written psychological thriller book.” – Tony at Amazon

“The story was gripping and characters were keeping me interested in reading more.” – ALY at Amazon

An alluring and beautiful, yet psychotic female serial killer builds a group of other active serial killers and initiates a cult of believers following her expertise.

When notorious serial killer Mona Pruitt is locked up in a mental hospital, the FBI calls former Chicago detective Nathan Pearson to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the police life, Pearson was romantically involved with Pruitt before her arrest, then Pruitt murdered a man and painted a portrait of his death at Millennium Park.

Nathan just wants to move on with his life and leave the police life behind him. But with serial killer Mona Pruitt, also his ex-girlfriend, being locked up in a mental hospital for painting a portrait of a dead male at the center of Millennium Park, is going to force him back into the life he swore he left behind. When FBI agent Melissa Thornton shows up at his home to recruit him, he’s going to have to fight his distaste for law enforcement and saving lives.

Soon Nathan finds himself on someone’s hit list. But he’s not the only target. Mona is too, and Nathan quickly learns nothing is as it seems. One thing is clear: Nathan has to visit Mona, she is still obsessed with him, and she may be the only one who truly knows what is going on. Now, as the death toll starts to rise and time running out, somebody close to Nathan or Mona is on the line, Nathan knows his only chance is to keep visiting Mona. But Mona will prove how horrifying and unpredictable she can be while locked up.

This all leads to a twisted and shocking turn of events that will make Mona Pruitt the next deadly famous artist.

Portrait of Death is the first in a brand new series and is a fast paced dramatic thriller. This is a new and different take that separates itself from other serial killer books.




A Word from the Author

author Greg Ryan picturePortrait of Death is the first in a brand new series and is a non-stop thrill ride. I always want my readers to go into my books with accurate expectations of what to expect. To not be intentionally misled just to buy the book as I have often seen. What readers can expect from my books are stories that haven’t been told yet. I want my readers to read something new, something fresher, and not something that has already been written before by other authors. We seem to live a publishing world where people tend to focus too much on what others have written. So I try to stay away from that and branch out on what I feel is a unique approach to telling a good story. I recommend reading my series in order starting with Portrait of Death. Followed by Portrait of Pain.

(Greg Ryan, October 2017)

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