Category: Author Spotlight

Book Spotlight: The S.K. Series: Case #1 Jedidiah Walker

Today I am bringing you a book spotlight to the newest book written by Savanna Loy.  It is titled The S.K. Series: Case #1 Jedidiah Walker.  It is her fifth book and is available now! It is the start of a series she is writing and this book is inspired by her childhood. Despite those dark themes, the book aims to avoid harm, sustained by love, friends, family, Jesus, and coffee.

The S.K. Series: Case #1 Jedidiah Walker is currently only .99! Give a ‘new to you’ author a try! If you have read any of her others, now is the time to buy this one!

About The S.K. Series: Case #1 Jedidiah Walker
Author: Savanna Loy

Publication Date: December 15, 2023
224 Pages

Book Description:
Embark on a heart-pounding journey into darkness with “Case #1 Jedidiah Walker,” the debut in The S.K. Series.

FBI duo Jonah and Mackenzie Hudson, entwined in an unexpected love story, face a spine-chilling series of cases. Jedidiah Walker, a monstrous force driven by a twisted compulsion, takes the spotlight, crafting perfect murders. Drawing from the author’s haunting childhood, this psychological thriller weaves trauma, love, and resilience. In a world where the line blurs between killer and investigator, Walker’s relentless pursuit of the “perfect” crime captivates.

“Case #1 Jedidiah Walker” confronts serious triggers, offering an unflinching exploration of darkness and suspense, setting the stage for an enthralling five-part series. Are you prepared to unravel the enigma and explore the chilling pursuit of perfection on the edge of suspense?

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

About the Author:

The author cherishes her marriage to a traveling RN, whom she has known for more than half her life. While he supports her, she juggles social media, book coaching, public speaking, and serving as a church secretary. From a 911 dispatcher and hostage negotiator in training, she transformed into a Christian School Principal. With six children—five adopted after fostering—and a mix of Bernedoodles, chickens, and goats, their blended family thrives. Despite dark themes inspired by her childhood, her newest book aims to avoid harm, sustained by love, friends, family, Jesus, and coffee.

Contact Savanna:

Book Spotlight: Out of the Darkness by Kelly Smith

Today I am bringing you a book spotlight to the newest book written by Kelly Smith: Out of the Darkness.  This is her second book and was just released on June 30th!  I will also be reviewing this one in the next month or so!

About Out of the Darkness:
Author: Kelly Smith

Publication Date: June 30, 2021
131 Pages

Book Description:

After going through and enduring an abusive toxic relationship, what do you do after you leave? You heal.

In, Out of the Darkness, the follow up to Kelly’s first book ‘Signs in the Rearview Mirror Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind,’ Kelly takes you on her journey of her healing process recovering from her own past abusive tendencies and her previous toxic relationship. Dating soon follows and so do the bad and unhealthy dates. A life changing trip to Europe with a friend, shows Kelly what she’s truly looking for in a healthy relationship. With eyes wide open, Kelly meets Cruz. They click right away and as they move forward together, Kelly guides you throughout her firsts in her new healthy relationship after healing from a toxic relationship. What does a healthy relationship look like after abuse? Find out in Out of the Darkness.

Purchase Links:
Kelly’s Website
Amazon US
Amazon UK

 About the Author:

Kelly Smith, a two-time published author, first came on the scene with her debut novel, Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind. After healing from her toxic relationships, she soon realized dating after a toxic relationship was difficult, which then led her to writing Out of the Darkness. Out of the Darkness, her sophomore book, is her own experiences with healing after abuse, dating and then finding love again. Both books are published by Sunny Day Publishing.

Smith has also combined her two passions, relationship coaching and writing into two successful podcasts. You can find Let’s Get Wicked Deep, A Dating Podcast and Writing Away with Kelly on all of the podcast platforms.

Smith an award-winning writer, writes for Elephant Journal and HuffPost. Smith is a dating expert for the online relationship and dating magazine, GoDates.  Smith is a certified relationship and dating coach who works with clients who are trying to rebuild their lives after an abusive relationship ends, or after a long term relationship ends.

Smith is a Boston native who moved to the Austin, TX area July 2003 with her three sons.

Media Expertise Kelly can speak on topics including domestic violence in teen dating, narcissism and toxic relationships, women as the abusers, recovering from an abusive relationship, dating again after an abusive relationship, narcissism in both men and women and living as an adult child with a narcissistic parent.

Contact Kelly:
Twitter @kellys_author
Instagram @bebravecoaching


Author Spotlight: Jeff Menapace

Today I bring you an Author Spotlight for Jeff Menapace.   He has written twelve novels with more coming and today three novels will be featured, starting with his newest: Caleb which is a spinoff from his Bad Games series. He considers himself a Dark Fiction Author who is disturbing readers and loving it.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Jeff has published multiple works both fiction and non-fiction. His horror short story titled SUGAR DADDY earned him the 2011 Red Adept Reviews Indie Award for Horror.

With twelve novels under his belt, Jeff’s debut novel BAD GAMES was a #1 bestseller that spawned four acclaimed sequels. CALEB, his latest release, is a spin-off from the BAD GAMES series and readers are already pushing for another installment. Other popular series include WILDLIFE and NUMB, both of which have further installments planned. Although Jeff enjoys creating disturbing thrillers and horror stories loaded with suspense, he has also written novels in the paranormal mystery, crime fiction/FBI procedural, post-apocalyptic/dystopian genres.

Free time for Jeff is spent watching horror movies, The Three Stooges, and mixed martial arts. He loves steak and more steak, thinks the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the greatest movie ever, wants to pet a lion one day, and hates spiders.

He currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Kelly, and their three cats, Sammy, Bear, and Baby Girl.


Published: March 21, 2021
230 Pages

Vengeance is therapy.

Caleb Lambert kills people for a living. The money is nice, but it comes a distant second to his primary reason for choosing such a vocation: Caleb often calls it “scratching an itch.”

Here’s the thing, though: Caleb won’t just accept any contract. He and his team thoroughly vet each and every prospective mark to make sure they deserve to be punished.

And why not? If anyone knows about true evil in this world, it’s Caleb Lambert. Along with his family, Caleb endured hell at the hands of multiple serial killers throughout his childhood, twisting his young mind into the mess it is today. Forever installed that need to “scratch an itch.”

And Caleb is frequently itchy, and business is good. But when a new job comes across his desk, Caleb’s entire world is turned upside down. The job appears to hold so many similarities to his past that he finds it all but impossible to turn down. An impulsive decision that could cost him dearly.

Author’s note: Caleb is a spin-off of the Bad Games series; however it is a stand-alone novel, and it is not necessary to have read/listened to the Bad Games series to enjoy.

**Available from Amazon in paperback, e-book, audiobook, and free with Kindle Unlimited subscription.**

BAD GAMES – A Dark Psychological Thriller
(Bad Games Series Book 1)

Published: February 18, 2013
312 Pages

The terrifying bestseller that started it all, now optioned for feature film.

The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games…

The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games…though certainly not the type of games the Lamberts had in mind.

But it doesn’t matter. The Lamberts are playing whether they like it or not. A dark and intense psychological thriller, Bad Games will keep you up all night as it delves into the evil in man, along with the will and determination an innocent family must summon to fight back against horrific odds.

**Available from Amazon in paperback, e-book, audiobook, and free with Kindle Unlimited subscription.**
The BAD GAMES SERIES (Books 1 – 5 ) is also available as a set in Kindle edition.

WILDLIFE – A Dark Thriller
(Wildlife Series Book 1)

Published: April 7, 2015
206 Pages

In the Everglades, some sights aren’t meant to be seen…

Deep in the Florida Everglades, a horrific accident ignites a deadly feud between two families.

Meanwhile, a vacationing family takes a boat ride into the isolated wilds of the Everglades, only to become unwitting witnesses to a brutal crime.

Now, as night falls, forced to travel on foot, they must flee through the treacherous wilderness while avoiding the dangerous wildlife…and the far more lethal human predators that are hunting them.

From the award-winning author of the bestselling Bad Games series comes a heart-stopping new foray into terror like nothing you’ve ever read.

**Available from Amazon in paperback, e-book, audiobook, and free with Kindle Unlimited subscription.**



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Reviewers have been loud and clear concerning the demand for another installment for the CALEB series. I aim to please, so it looks like we may see more of Caleb’s version of therapy coming up next.

I’m also working on a horror collaboration with three other authors (Jeff Strand, Iain Rob Wright, and William Malmborg). It will be four different novellas with a “slasher movie” theme. The title is Slice and Dice and was just released on May 30th!

Contact Jeff:

Website (and sign up for his newsletter!)
Twitter @JeffMenapace
Instagram @JeffMenapace