Stuck in a twilight world between life and death...A hit-and-run driver leaves Ernesto Martinez to die by a Miami canal. Then an alligator comes along to finish the job. Being dead gives Ernesto plenty of time to think. He thinks about his wife, taken from him too soon by illness. He thinks about his daughter, the victim of a drunk driver. He thinks about his death as he watches his body slowly decompose. Most of all, he thinks about injustice. The meth head ex-con living in the Everglades. The judge enjoying retirement on the Gulf Coast. The son of a Colombian drug kingpin partying in South Beach. These men care nothing for the pain they've caused. But they'll soon know what it is to feel pain. Set against the sweltering bug-infested backdrop of South Florida, Florida Gothic weaves a darkly unnerving and visceral tale of sex, drugs, crime and vengeance.(Book 1 in The "Gothic" Series from Mitzi Szereto)"Mitzi Szereto's dark night of the soul is one wild, soul-blasting old mother of a trip, plus maggots, cockroaches, and cocaine. Solid, slippery, bug-eyed fun."-Peter Straub, Interior Darkness: Selected Stories
About the Author
Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and non-fiction. She has her own blog of humorous essays at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog and a web TV channel Mitzi TV, which covers the "quirky" side of London, England. Her books include Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories; Phantom: The Immortal (co-authored with Ashley Lister); Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles) and Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles)-the cozy mystery series co-authored with celebrity author bear Teddy Tedaloo; Love, Lust and Zombies; The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray; Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Dying for It: Tales of Sex and Death; Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire and Getting Even: Revenge Stories. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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Florida Gothic based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Raw and Primal Enter the dark side, where the author drags the reader so gracefully into this journey of visiting the sinister. Szereto is a master of writing the darkness and graphic without being campy or too over dramatic or gory. It is the perfect blend of sinister versus horror. This story grabs the reader and won't let go. This story is very graphic and it takes one with a strong stomach to not look away, but reading it, you can't look away, and the details need to be part of this story. The characters had a great depth and fit within the premise of the story. Highly recommended horror story.
A top-notch offering from a top-notch author! Florida Gothic by Mitzi Szereto is dark, gritty, gory and creepy as hell. Definitely not your typical horror fare, which is definitely a good thing! Szereto sets the bar high for this debut in her new "Gothic" series. I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with for her next book!