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I'm an eclectic author. I mostly write thrillers and horror stories mixed with comedy. I did write a fictional memoir/saga spanning 45 years. All four books will be released between January 2021 and June 2022.

 

The short stories and novelettes are only 99 cents on amazon (free on Kindle Unlimited) and worth the read. Dark Bliss has been released for those who love vampires! More books are coming so subscribe to get free goodies. 

Dark Bliss - Novella

Love should not be able to survive the horrors of the night. Love should not be for the wicked, yet even they can find solace in the arms of a lover. But, what happens when you love another, whose place in your world forbids the courtship? Meet Enoch, a wealthy plantation owner in the southeastern part of the United States, just before the Civil War. However, Enoch is different in many ways, and his plantation is a ruse to help free slaves to the North.

In the dead of night, Enoch rescues Demisha, a house slave, from her lover and master, Franklin Wilshire. A budding romance forms between Enoch and his ebony queen. The two plantation owners secretly go to war. Will Franklin kill the beast, or will he become the feast, in this wicked tale of sultry sex and adultery; hope and despair; romance and action. Will Demisha shed the shackles owned by Franklin?

Learn how this vampire came to be in this unique interpretation of a common mythos. Delve into the pages and get lost in an abundance of emotions. Romance is in the air!

Man's Best Friend: Sic 'Em! - Novella

In the Pacific Northwest resides a quaint little town, Eagle Rock, where time stands still, crime is nonexistent, and locals know each other by first name. It’s an idyllic town of corner cafés and local barbershops, and no McDonald’s. So picturesque, that when folks began to die from dog attacks, the small town erupts in fear, wondering who could be next.

 

Sam lives a mild-mannered, trailer park life looking after her little sister, caring for her drunk father, and watching over her brothers. High school graduation is looming, woes of virginity hang overhead, and on top of it all, her perverted brother won’t stop pushing his affection on her. Though her thoughts are on leaving the lazy life, the dog attacks will pull her in deeper than she’d ever imagined.

 

With suspicions lingering, and thoughts of betrayal swimming through Sam’s mind, it’s a race for her and her friends to find out once and for all: is it feral dogs, or is it man’s best friend, killing as their owner wishes?

 

This thriller-crime drama is full of twists and arcs that will keep you guessing. It’s not about who might be killing Sam’s friends; it’s about surviving and proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what is really responsible for the murders in Eagle Rock!

I Killed My Son-in-Law - Novelette

 

Some people have fantasies about killing someone. Yes, some do. What deters most from killing someone is their ability to feel remorse, but this story breaks that mold!

Vick is tired of his son-in-law’s abusive ways, punk-ass mouth, and the way Tad disrespects his wife and daughters. He so desires to teach Tad a lesson. Follow Vick as he provides Tad with a much-needed course in humility that he will never forget.

This dark horse comedy oozes disgusting fun with a gruesome desire to drag on Tad’s death until the very end. Good versus evil is thrown out the window, and it will keep you cheering for the killer while you hold your breath. Darkly entertaining and comical! Join Vick on his comeback journey. Die Tad die!

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. The author neither condones torture or harming anyone. Enjoy the read.

 

Grimm & Gram - Novelette

Does reality exist beyond the dimension we know? What if the laws of spirituality transcend the comprehension of man's vision of the afterlife? Can you make a deal with the Devil? Gram did! 

 

Phyllis, a grandmother of one, a homicide detective, is confronted with the agony and defeat of death around her 80th year on mother earth. Her only option was to make a deal with the Grimm Reaper in hopes he will spare her life.  Little does she know that you must be careful what you wish for. Death comes to those that wait, but if you could kill to save one year on your life would you do it? 

 

A completely different twist on serial killers with a conscience. Grimm & Gram will entertain you until the very end. A slightly cynical view on life, death, and what it means to be alive. Enjoy the read.

Slimy Little Things - Short Story

 

Starlit sky, beautiful, serene, and calm campground with singing, smoking, drinking, and laughing, typical late teen behavior until the sky began to fall. Balls of fire rained down, transforming the environment that creates a feeding ground for the newly arrived intruders. 

 

Slimy Little Things invade a small, but quaint, country town that was lost in time. There is carnage, juices flowing, sucking to be done! Run, or they will suck you dry. Join the fun and see if two deputies and four teens save the day. You'll have a sucking good time!

 

A Father's Gift - Novellete

 

Have you ever wanted to escape from your mundane and routine life? Even though you love your partner, children, family, and friends, sometimes you wish that life was different? Is the grass greener on the other side? Follow Calvin, a middle-aged, hardworking superstore manager and a family man who seeks the very essence of another life even though his life is full of love and family values. 

 

Calvin wishes upon a star and is thrust into a world, not of his own. He awakes as a billionaire in another man's body and lifestyle. Will he be happy and enjoy his new-found riches or will his heartache for what he had? At first, Calvin enjoys the jet-setting and playboy fantasy until he keeps seeing his family in pictures, mirrors, and reflections throughout New York City.

 

With the help of his limo driver, Teddy, the only one who believes Calvin is not the Billionaire that Calvin inhabits, sets out to find a way to get him back to his ordinary, busy, yet caring family. In comes Michael, the Arch Angel and Gus (Lucifer) to battle over Calvin's fate. Will God, the courtroom Judge, decide Calvin's outcome to be in his favor or will Calvin be stuck without the love of his precious previous life?

 

You will laugh hysterically and cry at times as you traverse through the mind of a man confused about what he wants and then he realizes that he lives an assiduous life, and his family needs a change. When your home becomes a routine, a busy house, and the parents suffer from the lack of romance, one may wish for another life in hopes of fulfilling a dream away from the humdrum existence. Every man seeks the need to be desired and loved, yet Calvin felt as if his world was closing in on him. Read this story to understand Calvin's plight. Will he learn his lesson? 

 

A remarkable tale of love, compassion, whimsical and silly events, and a life lesson of hope and dreams that come to fruition for a man crumbling in a hectic world. The grass isn't always greener on the other side!

The Secret Life: The Bond (Novel)

 

Experience the secret life of Aaron who suffers malicious hands of his stepfather and deals with disguising the abuse from his friends. Appreciate Aaron's highs and lows, along with his undiagnosed bipolar disorder and abusive home life, culminating in a journey of self-discovery. The Secret Life: The Bond transports you into the world fraught with danger, happiness, love, hate, vengeance, hope, and compassion. 


Follow a retired military man who receives journals from his deceased friend, Aaron, to read and understand his wonderful yet complicated life. William reads the journals which takes you on a tour of the 1970s, the decade of love and disco. Through the creative storytelling of Aaron, William lives through the past of his deceased battle buddy while Shay Mills keeps you grounded in the present.


The present weaves into the past as it takes you back in time to experience a bond between three friends, spanning seven years, from the ages of five to thirteen. Follow the misadventures, love, and love lost, the woes of virginity, and engaging characters as they create mischief and at times mayhem in a small town in the Pacific Northwest.

The Secret Life: The Bond Breaks (Novel)

 

Part II. of "The Secret Life" series opens with "The Bond Breaks" following Aaron surviving the aftermath of mental, physical, and sexual abuse by the hands of his stepfather, spanning the ages of thirteen to seventeen. Traverse the intricacies of life, experience Aaron's undiagnosed bipolar disorder and the beginnings of his dysfunction with food.

Aaron rebuilds himself into the perfect student, social butterfly, finds God and manages to turn his life around. The cloud of abuse, in the form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), looms overhead, and no matter how hard Aaron tries to escape the past, the past comes haunting to his very bones.

The Bond Breaks brings forth anger, compassion, isolation, suffering, self-abuse, love lost, and time amongst the spider web of thoughts weaved in the mind of Aaron. You take a wayward ride across the woes of virginity, teenage cliques, new bonds, and the strength it takes to rise from the ashes to grow into manhood.

Join other readers and continue the saga in this gripping drama that will envelop you in understanding the life of one man's struggle to exist when hope seems lost. Never give up.

 © 2019 Shay Mills