Books

 

Seven Cleopatra Hill (Coming January 2020)

 




























Excerpt coming soon!



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The Gullies (2016)

 





















Tracey, Jason, and the kids are back in the third book in the BRUISED series. For this case, they travel to the pine-shrouded northwoods of Minnesota for what they think will be a routine funeral. But in The Gullies, dead things live on while alive things die.

When Tracey's cousin is found dead, apparently by his own hand, she and the family head to The Gullies to mourn and help out. But when they arrive, a rash of ritualistic murders break out, people found skinned and mutilated, and Tracey soon learns that her cousin's death may not be what it seems.

Then, when Janey is abducted, Tracey fears the cult behind the attacks will try to exploit her clairvoyance for evil. With the help of detective Clausen, Tracey must rescue Janey and put an end to the brutal murders before the cult weaves their most dangerous ritual, and she loses yet another family member to the beast of THE northwoods GULLIES.


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Wednesday's Child (2015)

 















In the second book in the Bruised series, Tracey Peralta and Jason Hylden are back, ten years older and wiser. Well, older anyway.

Still living within the clutches of the blood oath from her youth, Tracey now helps the cops investigate strange homicides-those involving the supernatural. So, when a psychology student, who calls herself Wednesday, spouts gibberish about a devil in the church stealing her unborn baby, Tracey knows her brand of help might be needed. The next day, the student is found butchered inside a pentagram, insides missing, and Tracey must determine if the murder is garden-variety or if the town's demonic forces have returned.

When a second psychology student, who calls herself Thursday, disappears and is feared dead, Tracey calls on the only person left alive who shares her traumatic past. Soon, Tracey and Jason become collateral targets of a flesh-and-blood killer with an aptitude for making deals with the dead. Now they have to solve the ritualistic murders or Tracey and Jason might just become the next sacrifice.

Praise for the Bruised series

"At the heart of this compelling coming-of-age tale is a love story for the ages. But don't worry, BRUISED will also scare the hell out of you." -- Brendan Deneen, bestselling author of THE NINTH CIRCLE and FLASH GORDON: THE MERCY WARS

 

"BRUISED is a fast-paced, shiver-inducing tale. Holley has artfully crafted a story of terror with an undercurrent of romance." --Amity Hope, Best-selling author of TWISTED


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Bruised (2015)

 











Jason Hylden thinks life is perfect, but at age eighteen things are about to change.

First he falls for Jewel, a pretty redhead with arms marred by mysterious bruises. Then the gang of friends he runs with begins to experiment with witchcraft, blood oaths and revenge.

Soon, Jewel is the only good thing standing between Jason and the gang, but when he finds out she's one of his mother's mental health clients, he worries doctor-patient confidentiality will forever mask the truth behind Jewel's bruises. Is someone out to destroy her, or is she destroying herself? In the end, the truth behind her secrets is beyond his worst imaginings and, as their two worlds draw closer to collision, all hell, quite literally, is about to break loose.


"BRUISED is a fast-paced, shiver-inducing tale. Holley has artfully crafted a story of terror with an undercurrent of romance."
         ~Amity Hope, Best-selling author of TWISTED


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The Corpse Light Chronicles

Short Stories


The Corpse Light Chronicles are a collection of short stories that I am working on whenever I need a short hiatus from the rigors of novel development.  They may or may not leave you the reader with any sense of closure, but they should serve to raise the goose bumps or, at the very least, give you something to ponder.  My hope is to someday publish all the stories in one volume.


Green Kool-aid

 

Dark Forest (Published in the February 2009 issue of Writers Together Magazine)

 

Unlit Corners

 

Jewel

 

Overlooked

 

The Dregs  (Has just been optioned for script work--exciting details to come!)
(And published in the October 2008 issue of
Trei Literary Magazine)

 

It Cries (Published in the September 2008 issue of Trei Literary Magazine)

 

Vessel of the Diablo Si (Read it in Atrum Tempestas - link coming soon)

 

The Note

 

Zealot (Published in the November 2008 issue of SNM Horror Magazine, and featured as a reprint in the anthology: Satan's Wicked Refugees)

 

You Kill It, You Eat It

 

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Necromancer (Has just been optioned for script work--exciting details to come!)

 

Ghost Drum

 

The Rendering of Shloshlo

 

Fear Cage (Read within the pages of The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writer's zombie anthology, entitled Zombie Chronicles)

 

What We've Allowed Them to Become (Published in the Spring 2009 issue of The Odd Mind Magazine)

 

The Remains of Love (Honorable mention in Black Hound Publishing's short story contest)

 

The Rock (Honorable mention in The Tales of Torment short story contest and published in the the 2009 summer issue of Tales from the Moonlit Path magazine)

 

Kill

 

Van Draven's Tick (Exciting anthology news coming soon!)

 

Plastic

 

Complications

 

Black Crows (Available as part of the anthology Eerie Tales v. Dreadul Delusions Buy Here)

 

Jigsaw Jimmy  (Buy Here)

 

Wildflower (Available as part of the for-charity anthology Amanda's Recurring Nightmare.  Buy Here)

 

HORRORS: REAL, IMAGINED, AND DEADLY ( Buy Here)

 

The Boy Who Knew The Ending ( Buy Here)

 

High and Dark (Available as part of the anthology Erie Tales 11: Tales from the Asylum Buy Here)

 

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