For over 130 years the Rodger’s family has been living under a curse. Now Emma, the last in the bloodline, has returned to her childhood home to settle her grandmother’s estate. Emma’s mother, to save Emma, had taken her and left after her father had died in a grisly accident. Emma might be an archaeologist but never had she searched for remnants of the past so diligently and frantically. Everything seems to be tied into an old headstone that was found on her newly acquired property many years before and the date on the headstone is over a hundred and thirty years old. The secrets are buried in the family history and what clues she has are from the recently deceased and you can’t wake the dead to ask for more, or can you? Emma will have to draw on all her background to solve this mystery. Can she find the answers to remove the curse or will she be the next one to die a horrific death? She is on borrowed time and something in the house wants her gone and that doesn’t mean packing a bag and leaving.
Who was Mary Devon and what do the cryptic words chiseled into her headstone mean? How did this young woman’s headstone end up in a field on the farm she just inherited? What was it she saw the day her father was killed in a horrifying and gruesome accident? What was it her mother and paternal grandmother trying to protect her from. Most of all, why had they both worked to get her back to the farm after their deaths they had worked so hard to keep her from setting foot on again?
When your life depends on you finding a secret buried in a grave but the grave isn’t where it should be what do you do? You start digging up answers and they aren’t always buried in the dirt. It doesn’t help when someone or something is trying to stop you cold and put you in the ground. Emma is learning quick that not only is her life in jeopardy but so are the lives of all the people she loves. What is the secret that may be buried in Emma’s own bloodline and will she have to shed her own blood to get the answers?
About the Author
I love the twisted and macabre. I also love the old horror where the thing that went bump in the night scared you and not all the blood gushing from a jagged wound that is more likely to gross you out. There is a difference. Don’t get me wrong I can do gore and quite well when I need to. I’m also not a young adult author. I’m way too old for that and personally at this point in my life I want to read a book that involves men and women over twenty five and under one hundred and twenty five. If you’re younger than that I don’t think you’ll care and if you’re older than that, then God bless you and let me know, I’ll change the upper end of the timeline. I tend to be outspoken and nothing is sacred when it comes to my writing. Well that part isn’t entirely true. The farm in the Blood Lines series is and I don’t apologize for that. I started writing because of that farm. I strive to create the unusual and different and that’s not always easy, as a matter of fact, it’s hard. I try hard not to do the tried and true. When I read a horror story I want to read a horror story. Can it have love and caring in it? Sure, but let’s keep things in perspective. I want to scare you and I’ll leave it up to other really good authors, and there are some really good ones, to give you all that other stuff. I set out to write horror. I will take you to places in my books you’ve never been before and along the way I may make you laugh because what fun is real horror if it can’t make you laugh on occasion? The good part about the humor, you still have to turn the page and what waits for you there might not be so funny. I'm married to a wonderful man, Buddy, and between us we have three very beautiful daughters. We love to travel in our converted 1963 Greyhound 4106 and discover new places and meeting new people. I grew up with four wonderful brothers, one of which is no longer with us. I was born in Mississippi, grew up in Tennessee, and fell in love with Missouri as well as a man who comes from there. I am surprised at how much writing has helped me grow as a person. I pay a lot more attention to things around me than I used to and can find a story in almost everything I see and hear. I have also learned what a truly dark sense of humor I have. I love making people raise an eyebrow at me on occasion. My husband and I were recently at a local restaurant and were picking at one another. The waiter walked up about that time and I asked if they had an oven large enough to put a body in. He asked why and after a short explanation with a wicked little gleam in his eye he told me they did. What concerned me was that wicked little gleam. I have since found out that a lot of restaurants do have ovens big enough to hold a human body. My suggestion to you is not to make the waiting staff of any eating establishment angry. You might end in up on the menu the next night. With seven books of my own under my belt, one exceptional book of short stories along with eight other gifted writers and the one next one in the Blood Lines Series that I'm working I'm pretty happy with where I am in my life right now.
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