I've been telling stories since I was old enough to talk. My readers find themselves in a world which centers on romance but with a twist, as the love grows in the midst of extreme crisis. I write for those who have been knocked down a few times by life and may or may not have recovered yet. This stress opens them up to people they would not ordinarily include in their inner circles and changes forever the tapestry of love and the way they think and feel about life. My tales take place in a near-psychotic state, or perhaps profoundly neurotic, a condition which allows for a spiritual dimension to enter, wherein invisible forces which normally run smoothly in the background begin to bubble through the cracks in their psyches. My people perceive these forces as perhaps a divine intervention of sorts, something to be added to their arsenal to deal with the conflicts. Under the twin pressure of immediate external stress and the infusion of newfound spirituality from within my heroes and heroines must change and become someone newly capable of creating a new life going forward.
on March 16, 2013 :
I suppose this qualifies as Noir. I'm sure I've read it before and now it's back. The story's plot is okay and the main character is bigger than life. But somehow it just doesn't come together for me. I got tired of the bum like main character and never felt a bond to him.
(review of free book)
on Nov. 23, 2010 :
Wow!!! The story gave me chills, made me chuckle and brought back memories of my years reading Andrew Vachss, watching "Apocalypse Now" and listening to "In The Ghetto". "Retribution" is an example of exceptional storytelling. The style is gritty and fast-paced. Characters are engrossing, with McDougal leading the squad with guns blazing. I saw, heard, felt and smelt this tale and have to say the author's ability to precisely portray portions of downtown L.A. had me missing my drives to the Criminal Courts building during the riots.
(reviewed the day of purchase)