AN ARSONIST, A KIDNAPPER, AND A CAT
Kitty is the mom, a cat whisperer, and a keen observer. Saddled with debt, she has taken up catsitting to pay her mortgage. When the house next to where she’s catsitting burns down and a boy goes missing, Kitty decides to get him back or die trying.
Diana is the daughter, a tech geek married to a grifter in prison for perpetuating a Ponzi scheme. With her assets frozen by the FBI, Diana has had to move back in with her mother and is trying not to let depression overwhelm her. As she job-hunts, her mom's latest obsession is just the distraction she needs.
Muse is the cat. The king of cats in exile, to be exact. Literally. This rascally tuxedo follows Kitty around and offers keen observations on the people, places, and hijinks they encounter. He thinks he's being helpful.
Wyrdwood is the weirdly magickal town. It provides refuge for the descendants of mythic races. Normals coexist side-by-side with modern-day elves, witches, orcs, and etcetera in a volatile melting pot. The residents are just living their lives, falling in love, and trying to make a buck. And, of course, engaging in mischief.
With insight into cat minds and red herrings galore, THE CATSITTER’S CONUNDRUM is a mystery that will keep you guessing all the way to the end.
Angel Leigh McCoy is the author and a catsitter. She has cared for hundreds of adorable felines. She brings cat-whispering wisdom, a love of mysteries, and a penchant for puzzles to the Kitty Kats Around series.
Read the first book in the Kitty Kats Around series.
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Wily Writers Presents Tales of Evil
A Wily Writers Presents horror anthology
edited by Angel Leigh McCoy & Alison J. McKenzie
Evil touches everyone's life. The eleven short stories in this anthology shine a spotlight on malevolent beings—both human and supernatural—and their victims. Who will survive? Who won't? Sit down with these talented Wily Writers and explore the Evil that stalks their imaginations.
- Yvonne Navarro's "Craving" introduces us to a man whose morbid curiosity develops into the need for ever-stronger highs.
- "A Message from Mommy," by Jennifer Brozek reminds us that Evil can disguise itself as love.
- Alan Baxter tells us about a priest fighting his own demons while trying to save a child from possession in "How Father Bryant Saw the Light."
- In Lisa Morton's "Black Mill Cove," a man exploring a seashore discovers evidence of a death, too late for it to be an effective warning.
- A woman who wants a baby goes to extreme lengths to get one, but society abandons her when she tries to make it right in "Baby Crazy," by E.S. Magill.
- Bill Bodden's story—"In the Shadow of His Glory"—takes us on a journey with a squire whose only purpose is to serve his master, no matter what.
- Bob Lock's "The Charnel House" follows a police detective who discovers that the murder he's investigating is no ordinary murder.
- Weston Ochse introduces us to a predator we'd never see coming in "Hollywood Villainy."
- In Alison J. McKenzie's "Rabbit," a woman inherits her ancestral home and begins to discover that she has a disturbing connection to her mother's secret sister.
- Angel Leigh McCoy offers "Cookies for Gio," a tale of desperation, rebellion, and sacrifice in the face of human Evil grown out of control.
- And to leave you with a shiver, Loren Rhoads answers the question, "What happened in 1966 that made the Beatles cease touring?" in her short story "Devil in her Heart."
Dark was the NightEyes, Mouths, and Claws
The nine horror stories in this collection take you deep into lives touched by darkness. Herein, you'll meet a grandmother with a taste for storytelling, a little girl caught in a lightning storm, and a medical intern who learns the true meaning of family—the hard way. At times gory, very often moody and intense, these tales reveal a truth about our world: evil exists, and love persists.
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The Wyrdwood Welcome trilogy is complete
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What is Wyrdwood?
The novels and stories of Wyrdwood are intertwined supernatural mysteries and thrillers that will appeal to any reader who enjoys dark modern fantasy.
Stalking the Moon
(Wyrdwood Welcome trilogy, novel #1)
Jumping the Moon
(Wyrdwood Welcome trilogy, novel #2)
Hexing the Moon
(Wyrdwood Welcome trilogy, novel #3)
Charlie Darwin, or the Trine of 1809
(Wyrdwood Historical Society novella)
(Wyrdwood Historical Society short story)
The Catsitter's Conundrum
(Book 1 of the Kitty Kats Around series)
A Wyrdwood Story
In 1918, caught between WWI and the Spanish Flu epidemic, Nurse Magdaleine returns to a military base in Brest, France, where the man she loves lies dying.
Magdaleine has a gift that allows her to see the date of a person's death and the method of that death. Fomorian guards are escorting the spirits of the dead from Gehenna.
Can Magdaleine avoid their dark magick long enough to tell Benoît she loves him before it's too late?
Contains mature themes.
Or, the Trine of 1809
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and Edgar Allan Poe were all born within one month of each other?
It’s true, and furthermore, at the age of 9, they were brought together by a lonely and precocious birthday girl who wanted human friends to play with.
Together, the boys had an extraordinary adventure in a magickal realm that influenced the extraordinary men they would become. This is that story, in novella form, brought to you by the Wyrdwood Historical Society.
Rated A for Awesome and for All Ages.Grab a free PDF of this story!
Where our world ends, imagination begins.
Angel Leigh McCoy pulls stories from the ether,
decorates them with wonder,
and powers them with racing hearts.