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Naima likes dead people. Fictional dead people, that is, and the twisted people who make them dead (or undead). She is the author of Bloodroom, The Bad Deaath, and Night at the Demontorium (Anthology Series, Books 1 and 2). She takes as inspiration the Southeast United States, including her home in the Florida Panhandle, an ocean paradise with a not-too-distant past full of eccentrics, explorers, pirates, ghosts, and UFOs.
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The Bad Death
Passion rules the heart and terror rules the night…
South Carolina, 1788. The African beauty emerging from his family crypt is a stranger to Julian Mouret, the refined owner of Lion’s Court plantation. A dancer and a mystery, she spins a strange, dark, and impossible tale of peril and flight.
"Naima can dig into horror as well as erotica and serve them up in an oh so wicked way. Bloodroom is smart, seductive and very sexy." ~ HorrorWeb
"--kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not have possibly predicted the ending." ~ areadersreviewblog.com
Bloodroom Series, Book 1
Night at the Demontorium, Series Book 1
Psychological meets supernatural in a room without dimensions known as the Demontorium. Located just behind a tissue-thin layer of normalcy, its corrosive influence seeps through. Sparky's First Day. He Dreams in Yellow. The Entrepreneur. Aunt Téa's Addiction. Bedring. Five cautionary tales meant to tighten your grip on the thin layer that separates you from inhabitants of the Demontorium.
Sparky's First Day
Dodging bullets in a speeding car, Sparky’s leap to freedom catapults him into unknown realms where death and identity are subject to change at any time. An original short story from the upcoming anthology, Night at the Demontorium, by Naima Haviland.
A star pupil teams with the problem student on a business class project. But there’s more to this pairing than meets the eye, and soon the project is successful beyond their instructor’s wildest nightmares. There’s a market for anything, and demand can barely keep up with supply. An original short story from the upcoming anthology, Night at the Demontorium, by Naima Haviland.
He Dreams in Yellow
Tortured by heightened senses and haunted by depression, Malcom lives in seclusion on his English estate under the care of professionals paid to watch his every move. On his mind, under his skin, and just out of the corner of his eye, is the woman linked to the catastrophic event that sealed his fate. An original short story also featured in Night at the Demontorium, by Naima Haviland.
Aunt Téa's Addiction
The violent death of sexy, vivacious Téa shocks her husband's conventional family. But an impressionable niece discovers that nothing can kill Téa's addiction. An original short story also featured in Night at the Demontorium, an anthology by Naima Haviland.
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Smashwords book reviews by Naima Haviland
- If You Go Into The Woods
on July 12, 2011
David Gaughran’s book If You Go into the Woods, is a pairing of two short stories, the first of which gave the book its name. The stories are smooth and introspective. Each focuses on, and in the mind of, one character.
The protagonist in If You Go into the Woods is the fatherless 8 year old Jiři. He is at the fork in the road of childhood where he will either become a good person or a bad person. He’s drawn to explore the forest near his house but is afraid of it. I won’t tell you what happens, only say that you’ll realize pretty soon that something is off, but you don’t know what.
The protagonist of Reset, the second story, is a loner named Linus. He isn’t out of touch with the world; the world seems to have made a joint agreement to let go of him. Released, Linus freefalls through 24 hours of quiet desperation. Something happens, but I won’t tell you what.
It has been a long time since I read a story that led me on instead of crashing in. The stories in If You Go into the Woods are unsettling, compelling, and thought provoking.
- Smashwords Style Guide
on Oct. 30, 2011
The Smashwords Style Guide is easy to read and understand. I use it often as a reference when I publish to Smashwords and have yet to find a question that the guide could not answer. Thanks for making publishing such a sweat-free experience!
- Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
on Oct. 30, 2011
The Smashwords Marketing Guide contains great advice not only for marketing within Smashwords, but beyond the site and even in person-to-person real time. I have it downloaded to my Kindle so I can refer to it again and again. Thanks for writing this guide and the Style Guide and, in this way, helping writers like me get started on the right foot!
- Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should
on Oct. 30, 2011
Let's Get Digital is a handy, helpful reference. The info is of-the-moment, so you're getting news you can use NOW. The first section is a wide lens view of the current state of the book industry and while I had read this info elsewhere, it was spread across several blogs. The appeal of Let's Get Digital is that it gathers all this far flung info into one place. The next section deals with marketing your e-book through social networking channels; of particular use to me were the points on SN etiquette. I think of myself as quite polite in person, but the author alerted me to several internet faux pas I had either recently made or was about to make. The last portion consists of 30+ authors first-person accounts of their experiences with self-publishing and sales, which I found grounding and inspiring. This is a good book to read if you're starting to write your first book or if you've been trying to get your book published. It's also a good gift for someone who is at that point
- The Song of the Sea
on May 21, 2013
I liked The Song of the Sea very much. The short story tells of a man who is the village eccentric. He gave up fishing as his livelihood because something terrible happened at sea that he won't talk about. The story is told by his caregiver and confidante. The Song of the Sea is a supernatural tale that has an old-fashioned feel to it but is simply told, without antiquated prose. I was hooked in from the very first page (no pun intended!) and found reading it an easy and entertaining little trip through fantasy. Mira Biella's imagery worked on my imagination. I could see what she described as if I was there, experiencing the action myself. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.