A wife, mother, daughter, sister, blogger… and indie author, Felicia loves all things book-related and coffee-related. A southern girl by birth, the fifty-something, voracious reader now resides Arizona (via Michigan and California) with her husband of thirty-four years. Their three adult children also reside in Arizona and Alabama – with their dogs. Felicia frequently reminds them she is the only one of her parents’ nine children who isn’t a grandparent.
Writing has been a hobby of Felicia’s since grade school, but other than serving as editor and writing for her high school newspaper, she never publicly shared anything until the early 2000s when she began writing fan fiction. At the urging of a good friend, Felicia took on the challenge of NaNoWriMo in 2015, writing what would become her first published book, In the Best Interest of the Child. It was released in the fall of 2016.
In her free time, Felicia sews, creates new recipes, and of course, reads. She’s also an avid history buff and loves exploring museums and libraries.
Currently working on several projects, Felicia has several short stories and flash fiction reads on her website, feliciadenise.com, and plans to release book 2 of In the Best Interest of the Child – Family Matters, in spring 2018.
Free, a Novella
by Felicia Denise
With her marriage over long ago and her adult sons living their own lives, Lenore Porter decides to sell the cold fortress she worked so hard to make a warm, loving home. A short, final inspection of her former home turns into a confrontation with ghosts from the past. Free, a Novella is a short, clean read recounting one woman’s determination to not be broken by life or lose her identity.
Ghosts Through the Cracks
on Oct. 02, 2017
A speakeasy in the 1920s is the setting for this paranormal novella.
Chinese immigrant, Susie (Su Xie), has the life she never dreamed possible. Sent by her parents to America to fulfill an arranged marriage contract, circumstances lead Susie to instead end up with Simon. When Simon decides to leave the west coast for a new business venture in Chicago he takes Susie with him.
Susie has more freedom than not only women of her culture but of most women of the time. She drinks, smokes, dresses provocatively, and dances with wild abandon. Simon gives her everything… because Susie belongs to him and him alone.
Until the night Blood walks into the speakeasy.
His presence overwhelms Susie before she even knows who he is.
Drawn to each other, Susie looks forward to Blood’s frequent trips to the speakeasy… and their dances.
Blood and his ‘brother’, Michael are uneasy about what they sense… and see in the nightclub. But why are they aware of a dark presence? Just who…or what are Blood and Michael?
At first confused, Susie realizes what she feels for Blood is genuine and is no longer content with the arrangement she has with Simon. But Blood’s frequent visits and the time Susie spends with him have not gone unnoticed by Simon. He demands Susie end the “friendship” and send Blood away.
Having recently witnessed how dangerous Simon can be, Susie doesn’t want any harm to come to Blood and does as she is told… with a broken heart.
This leads to a series of confrontations between multiple characters and an otherworldly climax I’ve re-read three times!
A little loose and confusing in the beginning, this short read quickly lasers in on its plot and takes the reader an unexpectant thrill ride. I recommend it!