AB read at birth according to her mother. At age four, her public librarian rejected her application for a card. She was too short to see over the desk.
She stormed home undeterred. Older neighbor kids and loads of cousins provided a fix for her reading obsession. She traded them dolls and colors and small trinkets for scary comic books.
Years of teaching adolescent boys and working with high-testosterone tekkies fuel her interest in neuroanatomy and behavioral psychology. The terror those comics imprinted in her brain surfaces regularly.
Her dark, psychological thrillers probe the impact of the family on wounded hearts. She still holds public librarians in high esteem.
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The Early Years (The MisFit Book 1) $0.00 $0.99
A chilling look at what lurks in the dark corners of an eleven-year-old boy's twisted heart ...
Michael Romanov is genius-bright. Cute. Self-reliant. Inventive. Ridiculous to think he's a killer. A killer without remorse. Or regret. Or guilt. Impossible to believe he's a psychopath.
His mother would rather kiss a cobra than touch him, but he never complains about her calculated insults and contempt. Never whines about his older brother's relentless bullying. Never moans about his father's overt collusion and neglect.
Pushed too far, Michael retaliates. He pulls off his brother's murder without a hitch. Requiring more excitement, he orchestrates his mother's descent into hell with the same cool detachment. Success is giddy.
Keeping his mother in his crosshairs sounds like fun ...
The Lost Days: Book 2, The MisFit Series $0.00 $0.99
WARNING: Darkness leaps from these pages because there's always someone out there wanting to right a wrong ...
Ho-hum. Fresh from killing his older brother and orchestrating his mother's suicide, eleven-year-old Michael Romanov hungers for excitement. He and his foster brother, Dimitri, while away their summer evenings picking pockets in Copenhagen's famous Tivoli Gardens.
Not for the money. For fun. For the adrenaline hit.
They take pride in targeting marks---always searching for one who will present a challenge. On the night that changes everything, they go for an obvious American. Surprise. The American and another thug snatch the boys off the main Tivoli arcade and shove them into a waiting limo.
The kidnappers want justice.Not for the murder. For the suicide of Michael's ice-princess mother.When he protests his innocence, his captors retaliate brutally. For some reason Michael can't grasp, they have placed her on a pedestal. The woman---biologically his mother---neglected him from birth. Yet these men speak of her with near reverence. Michael quickly learns survival depends on saying nothing about his reasons for hating his entire family.
Abandoned in a godforsaken Finnish forest, definitely worse for wear from slaps and kicks and lack of food and sleep, the boys search for shelter under the Midnight Sun's unrelenting heat. When they stumble on a beautiful, well-stocked cabin, they celebrate prematurely.
There's no can opener for all the tinned meats, fruits, and vegetables. Nor is there a paddle for the canoe at the lake's edge. No maps mean no path back to civilization.Then the scariest kidnapper shows up with a gun.
What kind of game are these predators playing? Is there any hope Michael's millionaire father will pay a ransom? What if ... he's behind the abduction?
Fast-paced with twists and surprises, this story proves psychopaths think of revenge as justice.
The In-Between Years: The MisFit $0.00 $0.99
Expect a twist at the end of this chilling psychological thriller. You won't see the ones coming in the beginning and the middle.
Already a killer, thirteen-year-old Michael Romanov jumps at the opportunity to please his father. Attaining financial independence while indulging in deliberate depravity is an unexpected bonus.
This dark story paints a corrupt man's twisted demands from a son obsessed with gaining a father's love and respect.
The Reckless Year, Book 4: The MisFit $0.00 $0.99A psychopath in love?
Yes, and not with a vampire. Or zombie. Or misfit.
With a beautiful, smart, electrifying woman iconic Silicon Valley CEO Michael Romanov can imagine as the mother of his children.
Bewitching as she is, her loser boyfriend makes her totally unsuitable. But all the more desirable. Boyfriend's refusal to accept a bribe or succumb to threats ups Michael's determination to possess her.
When lies and deceit and charisma fail, he falls back on what he does best: Eliminate his opponent permanently.
Warning: This is not your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-wins-girl romance.
The Dispensable Wife (The MisFit Book 5) $0.00 $3.99
Eyes are everywhere . . .
Look at the recently toppled powerbrokers in Hollywood, Washington, and Silicon Valley. Eyes somewhere saw their stupidity. From eyes to mouth to headlines.
When iconic Silicon Valley CEO Michael Romanov discovers his cheating wife flirting in public with an obvious loser, he tears her apart. But he slices and dices her with such civility none of the coffee drinkers notice. They're too in awe of the legend's presence.
One busybody, though, picks up immediately on his controlled fury. Sly as a fox, she begins to share her observations of his wife's past trysts. She can't believe that the "older gentleman" so often with AnnaSophia isn't her husband.
The more the witness divulges, the more she proclaims her discretion. Ready to explode, Michael sets a trap she walks into. That trap will render her permanently discreet.
Three children. An ailing father. No work history for the past fifteen years. No friends. No money. Despair keeps AnnaSophia shackled to a charismatic wolf in designer clothing. She has no hope to escape his hold. In a divorce, he'll take the kids and let her father die. Every day, she lives in dread of igniting Michael's short fuse. When he shows up at the coffee shop, she fears for her yoga instructor's life as well as for her own.
His revenge is surprisingly mild. Then, she learns of the murder of the girl in the coffee shop . . .