Ludmelia Kudirka is running for her life. When the brutal Russian soldiers invade 1940’s Lithuania, they ravage the countryside and the people. Young Ludmelia Kudirka, after her mother has been murdered, flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisans fighting for freedom in a David-and-Goliath struggle against the mighty Soviet war machine.
A Russian officer ordered to crush the partisans becomes enraged by Ludmelia’s escape, and the guerrilla warfare that is harassing his forces. Marshaling his killer instincts, he pursues Ludmelia and her fellow warriors into the dark forest, where he encounters something he never expected.
“Wong provides a window into the minds and emotions of each character as readers learn of their tragically intertwined lives.”
–Alana Melanson, The Lowell Sun (click for her full interview.)
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Lonely Lily Phelps is orphaned and in debt at seventeen. Her dark, hidden past causes her to see ghosts. This scared, naive girl must grow up fast if she is to find work, happiness, and build a future, but the weight of the past threatens everything she loves. Because of her terrible secret, Lily must protect her family form the worst danger of all – herself. Ursula reading from Purple Trees
Purple Trees is the second-place winner in the 2015 E-Festival of Words Best Fiction, Women’s Literature.
What critics are saying:
- “Sad, poignant, disturbing and amusing.”
- “I thoroughly enjoyed this book.”
- “A first novel that does all the right things!”
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Mayu is a lonely old woman existing at the fringes of her village, but when a baby falls from the heavens, her life changes forever. The Baby Who Fell From the Sky is an endearing new fable rich with shamanic ritual, Peruvian tradition, and a touch of magic.
What readers are saying:
“Stirring and thought-provoking from start to finish. A must read.” ~ Steph Wong
“I thoroughly enjoyed it.” ~ Stephanie Daniel
Step into the world of a brilliant grad student who creates a powerful new drug that pushes the imagination to its darkest edge.
Shudder with a woman who becomes lost in the catacombs beneath an ancient church and discovers she’s not alone. (This one’s mine!)
Feel the back of your neck tingle when an orphan brings a dangerous secret into her loving new home.
Cringe as a young boy is seduced by a sinister technology.
Cry out with two lovers who encounter a bizarre creature at a secluded beach.
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Reality slides into madness in eleven tales from authors David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Rob Smales, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong. Let your senses drift to dark places through the horror of premonition, sights that chill, the taste of death, and more. Beware this anthology of mystery laced with terror and suspense, for you may never sleep with the lights off again.
Insanity Tales II is available on Amazon in print and Kindle. For more information, visit the authors at http://www.thestoryside.com.
Enter a world of insanity as you encounter nine tales of murder, mayhem, and madness. Here you will find twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit.
If you like your stories dark and scary, come take a stroll through this asylum, hearing ominous whispers or the shrieks of the unhinged echoing in your ears. You’ll find yourself glancing nervously over your shoulder, or wondering about that odd-looking person at the bus stop . . . or even in the mirror. Come in, enjoy the trip, but step carefully, and watch the shadows, for you may never be the same again.
Insanity Tales is available on Amazon in print and Kindle. For more information, visit the authors at http://www.thestoryside.com.