New Release Party – HYSTERIA, Book 2 of The NAMESAKEN

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It’s That Time Again!

Hello my lovelies,
Just in time for Halloween! I’m so excited to finally get to announce the release of HYSTERIA, Book Two of the NAMESAKEN Series. Catch my newest Gothic Romance now at the early release price of $2.99 or FREE in Kindle Unlimited! (Download Here!)

Also on the agenda for today, we have a few slots opening up on our ARC team. If you would like to read HYSTERIA for free in return for an honest review, you may sign up here!

Hope everyone is having an amazing October, and may those fun size Snickers bars NOT go directly to your backside!

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, sacrificial goat offerings – my email is MichaelaWrightAuthor@gmail.com, and I always love hearing from you!

Smooches!
– M

hysteriatypeWelcome to Edinburgh – 1828

Inexperienced Liv has run to Edinburgh to escape the long abuses of her family, but she’s arrived in the city at an unfriendly time for travelers. Liv quickly finds employment as a scullery maid in the household of Dr. Findlay Lennox. Though Dr. Lennox pays fairly, his household comes with visitors – ghosts that only Liv can see, coming at night to steal any hope of sleep. Dr. Lennox discovers her troubles, offering to take her as his patient. Yet, she finds his professional interests unsettling; Dr. Lennox is studying the female anatomy – intimately. Findlay Lennox takes local prostitutes as his ‘test subjects,’ developing his skills in manual manipulation – a treatment for Hysteria, melancholy, and as he assures Liv, sleeplessness. Her appointments begin in earnest – but how long can they pretend it isn’t more?

As their connection grows, Liv meets Findlay’s colleague, Dr. Knox – a man, who unlike Findlay, prefers his subjects dead. As Findlay’s volunteers and other dregs of Edinburgh begin disappearing, Liv begins to wonder why the missing girls have chosen to haunt her.

**Intended for Mature Audiences**

Pay the Writer – Harlan Ellison

This man swears almost as much as me. Poetry.

This is something that truly troubles the world of art. To quote Alasdair Gray –

“People in Scotland have a queer idea of the arts. They think you can be an artist in your spare time, though nobody expects you to be a spare-time dustman, engineer, lawyer or brain surgeon.”
― Alasdair Gray

Daily Words – HYSTERIA (Coming Soon)

You know when you’ve been looking forward to a scene for ages and ages (and pages and pages)?

Just reached that moment… and after roaring through 3.5k today, I’m saving it in the well for tomorrow. Phew boy!

“He turned his head toward her just so, but didn’t look at her. He exhaled sharply out his nose once or twice, as though scoffing at some notion that only he’d heard. Then he licked his lips.

The cold air against her legs was the first thing to betray his movements. He lifted the blanket from the edge of the bed, the cool of his fingers running over her ankle bone as he turned on the mattress to face her. She recoiled just so. Despite having experienced this so many times in the sterility of his exam room, somehow his touch there – in the quiet of her bedroom – brought a depth of intimacy, completely changing the act that would transpire there. His hand took hold of her ankle and pulled her leg aside, causing her to lean back on the bed. He shifted onto his knee at the foot of the bed, pulling the blankets aside in a rough movement, leaving her legs bared to the cold.”

HYSTERIA – The NAMESAKEN #2

Coming Soon