Sharon Gerlach


Sharon Gerlach was in training to be a ninja, but a dismaying lack of physical grace and balance—not to mention the inability to keep her big mouth shut—ended her ninja career before it really began. Now she writes. She doesn’t write about ninjas because that’s obviously a sore subject. But she writes about other really cool things and figures someone else will cover the ninjas. Life’s really not all about ninjas, anyway. Sharon lives on the dry side of the Pacific Northwest with her husband (who must really be fond of her as he hasn’t left her yet despite her ninja failings); her kids and grandkids (none of whom possess ninja qualities either); and two cats. Yes, you guessed it—ninja cats!

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Blackberry House
An enchanting bed-and-breakfast in the Oregon mountains. A wonderfully chaotic family steeped in German heritage. Welcome to the Blackberry House Series, a spinoff from the Harper & Lyttle Series where beloved characters from Harper & Lyttle make cameos, and Sarah-Jane Quinn’s family-by-marriage take center stage in realistic stories of life, love, heartbreak, healing, and insight.

Where I Belong

Price: $3.99 USD.

Simon Says

Price: $3.99 USD.
The Devil's Mansion
No one knows from where it came. No one knows when it was built or by whom. It defies known architecture and is made of unidentifiable stone. Only those who seek it find it, and those who find it regret it. Known as the Devil’s Mansion, the Evil Castle, and the House of Smoke and Shadows, its promise of adventure, mystery, and danger seduces the unsuspecting – and traps them within. An ancient evil walks its floors, its sole desire the destruction of mankind – one forsaken soul at a time.


Price: $4.99 USD.

The Wyckham House

Price: $4.99 USD.


Price: Free!
Harper & Lyttle, Inc
Welcome to life inside the cubicle. From blame-storming, salmon days, and brain-blizzards to the manic head of Inventory Control, miniature golf tournaments, and memorable Christmas parties, the Harper & Lyttle Series presents the business world from the viewpoint of various employees in several departments of a fictional Los Angeles software development firm. Join Frannie, Sarah-Jane, Chelsea, and more as they navigate the politics and drama of Every Office, USA and discover that Prince Charming has many, many faults and true love takes a lot of work.

Office Politics

Price: $3.99 USD.


Simon Says
Series: Blackberry House. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,990. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Haldemanns don't cheat, get divorced, or break promises. So Markus Haldemann isn't worried that ex-girlfriend Luci's best friend Simon–Markus's cousin–will take his place, because Simon promised he wouldn't. When Luci Clark realizes Simon's a very desirable man, she really doesn't care what Markus wants. To Simon, Luci is everything...but is she worth the risk of compromising his own integrity?
Burning Books
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,900. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
NaNoWriMo 2015 book. Last updated 2015-11-30 12:39:31
When Molly McKinley sees her name inscribed in the back of six books, she can't resist the story of psychological torment and brutal torture. The narrator's fear and horror become Molly's own, bringing her closer to a danger she is overwhelmingly certain is real. When at last she reaches the final book - will it be the last in every sense of the word?
Introducing Sharon Gerlach: First in Series Boxed Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 314,320. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A showcase encompassing Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, and Science Fiction/Fantasy, each book the first in three planned series. The set includes Office Politics (Contemporary Romance), The Wyckham House (Paranormal), and Blink of an Eye (Science Fiction/Fantasy).
Where I Belong
Series: Blackberry House. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,600. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the follow-up novel to The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn, the perfect storm descends upon Sarah and Gus Haldemann, bringing a quarreling sibling, estranged family, a mother-daughter feud, and old lovers together under one roof - theirs.
Blink of an Eye
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,110. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
One wrong blink sparked a global outbreak that mutated humans into brutal, conscienceless killers called Revenants. The Father of the Apocalypse, Ren Leonard is a legend whom Mackenzie believes is their only hope for survival. She appeals to Leonard to turn the tide against the Revenants. She is about to learn that everything can change in the blink of an eye and Revenants aren’t the worst danger.
Series: The Devil's Mansion. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,710. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Tools that relocate themselves. Shadows glimpsed from the corner of one's eye. The feeling of being watched when no one's there. It's all in a day's work for the crew renovating Bayview Manor, a dilapidated mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Olympic Peninsula. (Book 2 in The Devil's Mansion series - see Running Ink Press's website for information on Book 1, The Wyckham House)
The Wyckham House
Series: The Devil's Mansion. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,330. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Wyckham House has stood for centuries, its origin unknown, its history black and bloody. When Kimberly Owens’ father disappears in Aaron Schaefer’s town, all evidence points to the Wyckham House. Only one man has gone there and returned alive. But even if Aaron could remember what happened to him, he doesn’t want to. For there are worse things than death.
The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn
Series: Harper & Lyttle, Inc. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,260. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Sarah-Jane Quinn has many secret dreams, not the least of which is capturing the elusive Coleridge “Collie” Tate, on whom she has an enormous crush. Then the handsome HR director confuses things by showing an interest in her. But when Sarah is brutally attacked by a stalker, she must re-evaluate her priorities and decide which man reaches deepest into her heart – and let the other go forever
Office Politics
Series: Harper & Lyttle, Inc. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,450. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Malaria is nothing quinine can’t handle. So thinks Frannie Freeman when her vile office manager Malia—aka Malaria—marries their boss Sam, who Frannie has loved for years. Now she must let Sam go forever or fight for her heart’s desire. She prepares for battle with a woman’s three best weapons—a loyal heart, a willingness to fight dirty, and the strongest margarita money can buy.
Series: The Devil's Mansion. Price: Free! Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.60 from 10 reviews)
He hunts, silent and unseen. The string of mutilated bodies points to a madman, but biological evidence yields no DNA--human or animal. Suzanne Harper had once been the lover of an angel. The murders point to him and tell a terrifying tale: he's working his way to her. Now she must reconcile her longing with justice and honor, and she must do it fast...for the next murder could be hers

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  • Doodling on July 04, 2011

    admit I read this twice to fix the allegories in my mind. The references to life spinning out of control and worship of a material nature rather than a spiritual nature were subtly and rather brilliantly rendered. From the Aimless Girl to the Toaster People to the Party Couple, Gould presents a believable representation of humanity and the struggle to motivate people, while in astrophysicist Helen he shows the constant care the world needs to thrive. A very enjoyable story.