Sleepwalking is a psychological thriller about Jack's journey through the fine line between drugs and mental illness. During his journey he discovers that his darkness is a very dangerous entity.
This is a story about the edge of consciousness. The space between wakefulness and sleep; intoxication and sobriety; the angels and the demons; dark and light. This is my journey to this place. It is my horror. My twisted romance. My black comedy. My drug binge. This is my story that should never be told.
"Sleepwalking is an excellent "Bildungs Roman' (Novel of development). The protagonist takes us on a troubled journey through a London madness - both with and without drugs. Development creates a compelling pace, a need to read on to find out more about extraordinary characters and events. Very strong language is acceptable in the context. Mark is an exciting talent to watch - I really look forward to his next work."
"This twisted, funny, frightening story follows Jack through depression, substance abuse, music festivals, mental institutions, and the odd exorcism. Well-paced, with the pathos of a good mind unraveling set against a mix of self-deprecating and misanthropic humor, Sleepwalking is hard to put down. If you read The Singularity by Rodseth, you'll be glad to see his dry wit is intact - with even better storytelling - in Sleepwalking."
"Sleepwalking' is an extraordinary read, at once very moving with humorous interludes. The protagonist's journey from choking phases of darkness and finally into light, overwhelm the reader with horror, and then relief and hope. Sensitively written, with passages which concretise Jack's anguish, and his final conquering of sleepwalking through life will resonate with many readers - young and old."
"An engaging, humorous and intriguing read with vivid imagery and a familiar subtext of life during a short window of our twenty-something years. BUY IT!!!"
Fiction is about the "what-ifs", about the message and the meta-message, about life's symbiosis with art. Fiction is also about a writer's interpretation of the world and his driven nature to describe it. Rented Rooms is a ground-breaking collection of previously published fiction. Author's notes further welcome the reader behind the scenes and into the writer's world of craft and inspiration that explores contemporary society and asks the critical questions: Could Bin Laden be sweet on Madonna? Should there be an Eleventh Commandment? Do dogs have a secret agenda? These questions and more are raised, then answered in Rented Rooms.
This is an ADULT book about the destructive power of abuse and depression. There's a love story at the center of this profane, graphic, and haunting novel. The story takes place in the 1980's; there is plenty of social commentary.
She gave him everything...
He threw it all away...
If he can't have her... no one will.
As the night comes, with the pain still clinging to her eyelids, Heather wants to know why her lover destroyed all that they had together. Chase was her dream come true... until his rage became a nightmare. If time heals all wounds, how long would the misery remain? Could they go back to the time before his demons destroyed all that they had?
She says she still loves him.
He needs to change.
Desperation can be vicious.
Heather tries to put it all behind her but has no idea what's in front of her. After meeting another man at a party, she thought it was time to move on.
She was wrong.
Douglas is the opposite of Chase in every way. Kind, soft, shy. But there's something else Heather can't quite put her finger on. Something... sinister. Maybe moving on isn't such a good idea. Douglas doesn't see it that way.
It's not about moving on anymore... ... it's about life and death.
If you enjoy stories about broken love and deceit, then you'll love this dark thriller because it will keep you guessing until the end.
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It was a restless night. My dreams were filled with images of the accident, but no new details emerged. No memories returned. I was reliving the same scene... waking up, trying to get out of the wreckage, and finding the body... I kept dreaming of a man's face. Who was he to me? Were these images connected?
The body, a face. They both haunted me. I couldn't figure out what it meant. I felt guilty, but there was no grief or sadness. How can that be?
Haley has survived a horrific accident, but she was not the only one involved. She has no recollection of the events that led to the accident and few memories of her life before it. After fleeing the scene, she seeks shelter in an unfamiliar town. Haley is charmed by small town life and quickly forms friendships with the locals, but she can't stop thinking about who she left behind.
Becoming distracted by the town's history, she searches for clues to solve its mysteries, but she still struggles to find the answers to her own. Haley is only certain of two things; she caused the accident, and she is in danger now. Who is the boy whose face she sees in her dreams? Why is she afraid to find her way home?
The debut novel of a series, this book blends suspense with small town charm, friendship, and a hint of romance. It's a great selection for readers who enjoy a quick suspense novel infused with heart-warming characters.
The year is 2001.
On her way out of work on a frigid October night, two inebriated thugs assault pregnant Ashley Ferguson as she goes to get in her car. She is knocked unconscious and is taken to the field behind the shopping center where 23-year-old Ashley is brutally raped. This horrifying event devastates her emotionally, not only for obvious reasons, but also because it comes in the wake of her husband's tragic death.
Down and out as well as broke, talented abstract painter Ashley is forced to moved back home with her mother. Claire Whittaker, who is retired, does not want the responsibility of having to take care of Ashley's baby. Even though she loves the child dearly, it shouldn't be her job.
Then one day, after peeking in her daughter's diary, Claire is shocked to learn that Ashley is hearing voices, which are telling her to commit suicide with the .22 caliber revolver that she had supposedly bought for protection.
So who will save her? Who will save Ashley from the drugs and alcohol that begin to control her life? Who will help her become the responsible parent that her baby deserves?
Could it be Troy? The supermarket employee who had chased away the rapists? And with whom Ashley had fallen in love with? Would he accept not only her, but also her and Peter's child? Ashley hopes so, because without someone to love, life doesn't seem worth living.
Four years after her husband's death, Cassie Beauchamp feels desperately alone. She is not. After she experiences an uneasy sensation of being watched, Cassie struggles to uncover the identity of the mysterious stranger who sends her world out of control, in this, the first book of "The Watcher" series.
Murderers rarely advertise who they are, or how many people they have killed, or how they have no remorse whatsoever walking through their day-to-day lives with blood on their hands.
This story is about one of those cunning killers, a ruthless taker of lives and an unsuspecting teenage guy who is lured into her deceitful web.
Recent high school graduate and amateur surfer Jeff Dean is enjoying the easy life. He lives in a beautiful home on the Jersey Shore, has zero bills to pay. However, when his mother kicks him out of the house on his eighteenth birthday for misbehaving, his peaceful standard of living is ruined
Several weeks later when Jeff, broke and homeless, meets a gorgeous older woman in New York City, she gives him a place to stay and the two eventually become lovers.
Soon though, with his sex hormones raging out of control, it becomes apparent to Jeff that his new girlfriend, an aspiring fashion designer, is leading a secret life, his new girlfriend confesses that she has a shady past. Against his better judgment, Jeff becomes a part of that same deadly world. And before long the couple are forced to go on the run across the United States, before the FBI has a chance to apprehend them for the senseless murders of more than a half dozen innocent people.