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The Luck Of The Devil (novel)
Stephanie M. Bennion
THE STORY OF MORDIS TERRIFIED HER AS A CHILD...
Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real?
An unexpected road trip to Ireland awakens traumas of the past. A seventeenth-century sorcerer, evil nurses, a castle reborn from the ashes and a bloodthirsty sheep do not making getting to the bottom of the mystery any easier. The old wise woman of the village knows more than she's telling. Susan must confront her demons in more ways than one. Can her love of heavy metal, her battered Volkswagen camper van and two best friends save the day? The Luck Of The Devil is a thriller of both comedy and tragedy, set in a contemporary world of superstition, psychiatry and the metaphysical.
(First published 15 June 2018; approx 99,000 words. [details])
|EBOOK recommended retail price: £3.49 / $4.99|
|ISBN: 978-0463987834 (Smashwords); ASIN: B07CKDWXWY (Kindle).|
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|"So I'm just going to start with this teeny
tiny spoiler: the main character, Susan, sneaks into Hell
using an Inland Revenue security pass. And I nearly
inhaled my coffee laughing.
I've been reading for this blog from the very beginning, and I have never picked a book up like this. And to be honest, I'm not sure I've ever picked up a book like this from the cisgender world either. This book is unique..."
(Matt's review, Trans Book Reviews, 29 September 2018.)
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THE LUCK OF THE DEVIL. Hell is other people...
-->"Doctor Mordussen, I came to you for help," she said. "You told me my nightmares and my gender-identity issues were one and the same. You spun me a story of mental health problems, that my life could be fixed by lying on your couch. You knew that wasn't true."
you still having nightmares?"
On a camper van trail of discovery, can Susan's friend Marie cut through to the truth?
-->"Don't you start!" Marie retorted, with a grimace worthy of Nurse Doherty. "Doctor Mordussen is up to something. If I ever get my hands on him, I'll take a scalpel to his groin and show him the true meaning of 'struck off'!"
Though there are some creatures she would rather have stayed in her head!
a bat out of hell," she muttered, staring at the
fiend from her nightmares.
But is there rock 'n' roll salvation at the end of a gateway to hell?
game show?" remarked Mordis, his arms full of bits
of paper. "Judgment Day for me was being thrown in a
lake with lead weights around my ankles."
And much, much more!
Prologue: On A Storyteller's Night / Can You See The Real
Me? / We Are The Road Crew / Sympathy For The Devil /
Welcome To My Nightmare / Don't Fear The Reaper / Symptom
Of The Universe / The Number Of The Beast / Dazed And
Confused / Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight / Stone
Cold Crazy / Gates Of Babylon / The Court Of The Crimson
King / For Whom The Bell Tolls / Epilogue: Hell Ain't A
Bad Place To Be.
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|June 2018 - First
ebook edition (Amazon Kindle).
September 2018 - First ebook edition (Smashwords).
|Ebook stores and Digital Rights Management (DRM) - Ebooks distributed from Smashwords are DRM-free, which means that once you have purchased a title, you can download it as many times as you like (and in whatever format you like) and make back-up copies if necessary (for personal use only!). WyrdStar's preferred sales outlet is Smashwords, not least because the author gets a larger slice of the list price there than anywhere else! WyrdStar ebooks sold via third-party outlets (Amazon, iBookstore, etc.) will be subject to the vendor's terms and conditions. With 'cloud'-based systems, an ebook sale will be treated as a purchase of a licence to read, rather than the purchase of a digital file itself.|
All content (c) Steph Bennion, WyrdStar and Danse Macabre 2007-2019.
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