New Release – Hunted: A Suspense Collection

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Hunted: A Suspense Collection for $0.99

 

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Get ready to dive into these five captivating novels that will have you feeling like you’re on the edge of your seat…

– HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL? by Carissa Ann Lynch –
Wendi was lured away from a local skating rink, at the age of thirteen, and held captive in a place she calls ‘The House of Horrors.’ Dumped off blindfolded on the side of a dirt road, Wendi soon discovered that she was addicted to the drugs they fed her while she was captive. Too scared to go home, she hopped on a bus, vanishing from the family she loved.

The town of Flocksdale is littered with fliers with a grainy image of young Wendi, and the words ‘Have You Seen This Girl?’ written below. Now, eight years later, she’s on a mission—a mission to find the mysterious house from her youth and the monsters who dwell inside it.

– DARKNESS LURKS by J.L. Drake –
Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession. He is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike, and that time is coming soon; he’ll make sure of it.

When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, so Seth moves in. In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector and he’s determined to keep Emily safe.

But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most?

– NOT FORGOTTEN by Camille Taylor –
Detective Matt Murphy is assigned the case no one else wants. The Butcher is a ghost, killing all over Australia for years, and now he’s made the small coastal city of Harbour Bay his hunting ground.

Gifted psychologist Natalie Miller is no stranger to a violent past and wants to help Matt solve this unsolvable case.

Matt races against time to stop the bloody rampage, and Natalie might hold the key to breaking the case. But will they survive with their lives and hearts intact?

– NURSE BLOOD by Rebecca Besser –
Agent David McCoy vows to find out how and why his twin brother disappeared. When the evidence finally uncovers the shocking truth that Daniel’s disappearance is linked to organ harvesters, David knows his brother is most likely dead. But he’s determined to stop the villains’ killing spree before they strike again.

One last harvest is all Sonya and her team need to put their murderous past behind them…

Will David unravel Sonya’s wicked plans in time to avenge his brother and save an innocent family or will Sonya cash in her final kill and escape for good?

– THE TEN by Luke Swanson –
Thou shall not steal.
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
Thou shall not kill…unless it’s torture.

Abel believes he is chosen by God to rid the world of the unrighteous. One by one, he hunts down those who break the Ten Commandments and plots heinous deaths.

Jason has been to more crime scenes than he can count. As the bodies continue to surface, Jason knows he is out of time. He has only two choices…

Track down the elusive serial killer and save the next target from a grisly demise, or wait for Abel—the self-proclaimed assassin of God—to trigger the most horrifying religious war of his time.

– AMBER ALERT by Sara Schoen –
Anna was taken…
Taken from her home to live out a sick game that a guy has been playing for the last ten years. With no certainty that anyone is looking for her, and seemingly hours away from home, she’s forced to play housewife with a man that has had twelve other ‘wives’ each of them now dead.

With 12 rules and the obvious exits blocked, from the previous girls attempts to flee, is Anna’s only way out to play along and become a ‘loving wife’? Or will she die during the chase?

Would anyone even know what happened to her?

 

Simple Eating – Smoothie

I picked out an Instant Pot Ace blender for my Mother’s Day gift, which I got early. My son, who is obviously schooling from home right now, is taking a Principals of Food class for school. This means he has assignments to make food. He had to make a microwave breakfast sandwich, and there was a “bonus” smoothie he could make. So, naturally, we made one because I had this awesome new blending toy. And, we’ve pretty much had a smoothie every day since. We’re now addicted to smoothies. I don’t feel bad about it either. They’re healthy and delicious, and they’re a great source of vitamin C, protein, and a zinc boost for the immune system (with spinach, fruit, and greek yogurt)! Below is the simplest form of the recipe I’ve been using to make these vitamin and fiber packed treats.

 

Smoothie

By Rebecca Besser

 

1 single portion yogurt (6-8 onces)

1 cup juice

1 cup ice

1 cup frozen fruit

Optional:

1 small handful of raw spinach

1 banana broken into three or four chunks

 

Instructions:

Put all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Yield: 2 large servings, or 3 to 4 small ones.

Warning: If you add too much ice or frozen fruit, the smoothie gets too thick and doesn’t blend well. You want a slightly thick consistency, but you also want it runny enough to suck through a straw with ease (if you’re using a straw).

 

Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie

 

Note: I use greek yogurt because it’s thicker and has more protein than regular yogurt. I’ve also been using apple juice, but plan to experiment a little with some other varieties.

 

Copyright © Rebecca Besser 2020

Simple Eating – Ranch Tuna

Another lovely lady shared this recipe with me on Facebook when I asked for simple, easy recipes using limited ingredients.

Ranch Tuna

by Elisa Fisher

 

– 1 can tuna, drained

– 1/2 block of cream cheese, softened

– 1 packet of dry ranch seasoning

Mix well.

Serve with crackers, or butter some bread and put some of the tuna mix inside, and grill it like a grilled cheese. You can even add some lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and/or extra cheese.

 

Copyright © Elisha Fisher 2020

Happy Easter Weekend – Free Ebook

Twisted Pathways of Murder & Death by Rebecca Besser is free on Kindle from April 10th-12th (2020).

Happy Easter!

 

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Twisted Pathways of Murder & Death

by Rebecca Besser

 

When emotions go to extremes murder happens.

Sometimes it’s because of betrayal.

Sometimes it’s in revenge.

Sometimes it’s to hide a lie or in self-defense.

Sometimes it’s to feed a secret hunger.

Whatever the reason, the human mind lends itself to twisted pathways that lead to murder and death…

 

Copyright © Rebecca Besser 2020

Simple Eating – Stir Fry Sauce

We’ve been eating a lot of stir fry and rice lately. I went online to look up how to make my own sauce and found some simple and easy recipes. I modified what I found and since it’s easy to make and delicious, I’m sharing it with you!

 

Bec’s Stir Fry Sauce

by Rebecca Besser

 

1/4 cup water

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp corn starch

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 Tbsp honey

 

Mix well and add to stir fry during the last minute of cooking. Stir well. The longer you cook it the thicker it gets.

*Enough for 1 pound of meat and 3-4 cups veggies.

*The honey makes the sauce less salty. Can be left out if desired.

Note: You don’t need a wok to make stir fry. Just half-cook your meat in a large skillet and then add in fresh or frozen vegetables (usually three to four different vegetables) and cook until  vegetables are warmed through. Add sauce (recipe above), stir in, cook for a couple minutes, and serve over rice.

 

Copyright © Rebecca Besser 2020

New Release – Arterial Bloom Edited by Mercedes M. Yardley

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Arterial Bloom

Edited by Mercedes M. Yardley

 

Lush. Brutal.
Beautiful. Visceral.

Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition of the magnificence and macabre that exist within mankind. Each tale in this collection is resplendent with beauty, teeth, and heart.

Authors include: John Boden, Kelli Owen, Todd Keisling, Naching T. Kassa, Ken Liu, Armand Rosamilia, Christopher Barzak, Jennifer Loring, Dino Parenti, Jimmy Bernard, Grant Longstaff, Linda J. Marshall, Daniel Crow, Steven Pirie, Jonathan Cosgrove, and Carina Bissett.

Edited by the Bram Stoker Award-winning writer Mercedes M. Yardley, Arterial Bloom is a literary experience featuring 16 stories from some of the most compelling dark authors writing today.

With a foreword by HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Linda D. Addison, you are invited to step inside and let the grim flowers wind themselves comfortably around your bones.

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

 

Simple Eating – Great Depression Cooking

When I asked for easy recipes with simple ingredients on Facebook to share with you, someone shared this link with me. I haven’t gotten to explore this YouTube channel as much as I’d like, but you might find it worth checking out. During The  Great Depression things were much tighter than they are now and people survived it. There are so many things we can learn from the past…we shouldn’t lose that knowledge.

Great Depression Cooking by Carla

Simple Eating – Cherry Dump Cake

Ursula Raphael is a book reviewer that I meet online. She quickly became one of my favorite ladies in this world. You can find her reviews here: Astradaemon’s Lair. And you can find a quick and super easy recipe for cake she shared with me below. No eggs, butter, or milk required (scarce ingredients right now)!

 

Cherry Dump Cake

by Ursula Raphael

 

Ingredients:

1 box of cherry cake mix

1 can of Cherry Dr. Pepper

 

Instructions:

Mix and bake as instructed on the box.

 

It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Enjoy your cake.

 

Copyright © Ursula Raphael 2020

Besser Books Anthologies – Open Calls

Title: For One Roll

  • The stories for this anthology should be the toilet paper equivalent of what would you do for a Klondike Bar, but what would you do for a roll of toilet paper in a world where TP is scarce. Think someone who has a grandma that is embarrassed about having diarrhea and they love her so much they would do anything to get her some TP. Or someone who is tired of smelling bad or has a rash from TP alternatives, etc. Be creative. Be hilarious, but get freaky with some horror too.
  • All stories should have elements of satire (humor) and horror.
  • All stories should have a beginning, middle, and end. Not just a scene and end.
  • Stories should not be political. There can be elements of politics, but should be light in that regard. Your story should not be a political rant disguised as a story.
  • Your story does not have to be about or contain the COVID-19 virus and circumstances, but it can if you so desire.
  • Stories should be 5K+ words (but payment will be the same regardless of word count). No stories under 5K will be accepted.

Payment: $5 per accepted story paid via PayPal and one Mobi copy of the ebook anthology (payment after signed contract is received and Mobi upon publication).

No reprints.

Amazon Ebook (only) will be published by Besser Books (Besser Books & Services, LLC) and edited by Rebecca Besser.

Cover has been commissioned from Arc Book Cover Design.

 

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Title: Isolation: Stay At Home

  • The stories for this anthology should be based around someone who is forced to stay home (for work or any other reason) and some aspect of staying home drives them nuts until they snap. Think dad who is forced to work from home when his employer restructures and his wife’s cat barfs all over his keyboard during a video conference with his top client. Or someone stuck at home having to listen to their child’s favorite CD or movie over, and over, and over. Be creative. Be hilarious, but get freaky with some horror too.
  • All stories should have elements of satire (humor) and horror.
  • All stories should have a beginning, middle, and end. Not just a scene and end.
  • Stories should not be political. There can be elements of politics, but should be light in that regard. Your story should not be a political rant disguised as a story.
  • Your story does not have to be about or contain the COVID-19 virus and circumstances, but it can if you so desire.
  • Stories should be 5K+ words (but payment will be the same regardless of word count). No stories under 5K will be accepted.

Payment: $5 per accepted story paid via PayPal and one Mobi copy of the ebook anthology (payment after signed contract is received and Mobi upon publication).

No reprints.

Amazon Ebook (only) will be published by Besser Books (Besser Books & Services, LLC) and edited by Rebecca Besser.

Cover has been commissioned from Arc Book Cover Design.

 

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Submission:

  • Email submissions only to submissions @ rebeccabesser.com (without the spaces around @) Questions can be sent to the same address with Anthology Question in the subject line.
  • The title of the anthology you are submitting to and your last name should appear in the subject line of your email.
  • Your bio should appear in the body of your email below your cover letter. (The bio provided will be used in the anthology if your story should be accepted.)
  • Only one story per author, per anthology. You must send each submission in a separate email.
  • Your story should be submitted in Word doc or docx (attached) in standard manuscript format. (Don’t know what that is? Look it up.)
  • You should use Times New Roman 12pt font.
  • If you want something in Italics, make it so in the document.
  • Do not use bold or underline text, or any other fancy formatting.
  • Submissions are open from when these guidelines go live, until each anthology is full.

 

*ANY STORY/SUBMISSION THAT DOES NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE DELETED UNREAD AND WITHOUT NOTICE.

New Release – Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus by Jonathan Fortin

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Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus

by Jonathan Fortin

 

England, 1876. Twenty-year-old Maraina Blackwood has always struggled to adhere to the restrictive standards of Victorian society, denying the courage and desire that burn within her soul. But after a terrifying supernatural encounter, Maraina’s instincts compel her to action.

Maraina soon discovers a plot to unleash a new world—one of demonic aristocrats, bloody rituals, and nightmarish monsters. Putting her upbringing aside, Maraina vows to fight the dark forces assuming control of England. But as her world transforms, Maraina finds that she too must transform…and what she becomes will bring out all that she once buried.

Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus is the first chapter in an epic dark fantasy saga, proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

 

Copyright © Jonathan Fortin 2020

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