Darwin Winters, reluctant pet physic, is determined to shed her family’s stigma in Savannah, so she strikes out on her own and opens a pet boutique in St. Pete. When a local homeless man she befriends is found dead, Darwin uses her gift to help collar the killer. She adopts the dead man’s grieving mastiff, Karma, and with the dog’s help pieces together the events of that fatal night. Accepting visions is one thing, but can she succeed without revealing her powers to the jaded yet drool-worthy detective in charge of the case?
Shannon Esposito is a Florida science and mystery writer. Her two speculative fiction novels are STRANGE NEW FEET and SAHARA’S SONG. In between her day job of wrangling toddlers, she is working on a paranormal murder mystery, THE MONARCH. Exploring the unknown through writing fiction is her idea of magic. Her novels are sometimes steeped in science and sometimes wrapped in the paranormal but, as in real life, the heart of all stories is the mystery.
Frank Potter, a young, divinely inspired black man, and Samson Boudreaux, a white man of great power and greater weakness, live in a house of haunted women. And when the possibilities of miracle surrounding Frank become all too real, a tragedy of Christ and consequence unfolds in the American Deep South during the years of the Great Depression.
“Heroic morality, supernatural insight, and a unique authorial voice that will please any lover of quality American literature. Readers will also recognize and appreciate the novel’s historical authenticity… winner of the Oklahoma Writers’ competition for best mainstream novel, a Deep South Writers Prize from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and an Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award.” Reviewer: A.M. Stickel, The Pedestal Magazine
M.G. Miller is a Southern Gothic novelist and former fiction editor for a national horror magazine.
Available on Kindle Christmas 2011 from Southern Exposures Press