The Jackets is a collection of short stories in which Liz DeJesus explores the connection between colors and emotions. Love unrequited, love fulfilled, and unrelenting reality crushing hopes and dreams are some of the experiences symbolized in the jacket colors that structure the rhapsodic explorations of the stages of love as experienced by young women.
Red is the color of love at first sight for Laura. Orange are the flames of passion for Mia. For Penelope, brown is the color of nature--of the ancient gods and their unfettered love-making. Each chapter explores a unique perspective: a writer trying to find her muse; a young woman trying to flee an abusive relationship; a cashier getting lost in the woods and finding more than she had ever bargained for.
In this intriguing blend of fiction and fantasy, the women in these stories hope for relationships, break out of them or find themselves involved with mythical gods and creatures. These fantastical pieces make for entertaining reading and give insight into young women's eternal search for romance.
DeJesus's style is direct and uncompromising. Her women are courageous and captivating. This book will be a page-turner for women at every stage of life.
In the caves of Olympus, the Moirae spin the strands of destiny while the gods play games with the lives of mortals.
When Zeus eyes the fair Leto, he takes her as his lover. She bears him the twins Apollo and Artemis, but her life is spent hiding from his jealous wife Hera, her heart longing to join the lover she can no longer have. As the twins age, Zeus gives them the gift of immortality, much to Hera’s frustration. Artemis, who has never forgotten the heartache Zeus caused her mother, leaves thoughts of love behind to live a solitary life. Her brother, Apollo, however, longs to find the one love with which to spend eternity. Upon spying the beautiful nymph Daphne by a river, he is captivated. As his infatuation grows, he believes he has finally found the one. Unbeknownst to Apollo, there are other games at play and people on the fringes of his life have plans of their own. Their actions will be the catalyst to an outcome that will teach the gods that there are some things over which even they do not have domain.
Detective Morgan Carbone’s life changes in an instant when she is bitten by a sociopathic serial killer. The wound heals quickly, but his bite transforms her into a terrifying werewolf. Bloodthirsty and out of control, she becomes the thing of nightmares. It is only when she is captured by another werewolf, Mario Bonaventura, that she learns to control her insatiable bloodlust. But Mario is not all he seems and he has a job for her.
Thrust on a journey that takes her to the other side of the world, she must face off with Elizabeth, an ancient vampiress whose appearance mirrors that of Morgan’s former lover. There is more to Elizabeth’s story than Mario discloses and Morgan becomes intrigued with her.
Will she succeed in her mission to kill the vampiress or find herself the willing victim of her seduction?
Alice had recently been dumped by her boyfriend, Jack Hart. She’s not taking the breakup very well. She’s picked up a dangerous mushroom habit and has been taking frequent trips down the rabbit hole. Alice and her BFF Kat Cheshire go on a drug infused and sexually charged trip as they make their way toward Wonderland, a new dance club that Alice has been eager to visit. Will she make it out of the rabbit hole unscathed or will she forever be changed?
Holly is a good granddaughter and an antique store owner by day. But by night? She becomes a wolf determined to escape the nightly attentions of her ex-boyfriend, Pyotr. The man that turned her into a monster. After she rejects his advances one time too many he threatens to kill the person she loves the most in the world. Her grandmother. Holly will do anything to keep her safe…even enlist the help of a woman with golden hair.
Winnie loves bears. Some people might say she’s obsessed but she calls it being an avid collector. She is searching for a particular set of bears. They are ‘The Three Wise Bears’ and each one is made out of solid gold. Winnie has two out of three. She’s close to finding the third one and completing her collection. She’ll do whatever it takes to find it…even breaking and entering.
Snow is in a tough position at work….in more ways than one actually. Every night she puts on a show at The Poisoned Apple, her stepmother Cora owns the highly exclusive sex club. And every night Snow entertains the clients by performing sexual acts, but she’s tired of that life. She longs for the day she can quit her job and live with her boyfriend Jerry. But things get complicated when Cora becomes more and more unstable with every passing day. She grows obsessed with Snow’s beauty and popularity. Enough that Snow tries to run away from her controlling stepmother. Will she finally be free from Cora’s grasp? Or will she pay the ultimate price?
Fairy tales like you’ve never seen them before. These wickedly enchanting tales intersect in ways you couldn’t imagine. Enjoy finding out the story behind their Mugshots.
Re-released soon through Tivshe Publishing
One painting. One year. One life.
After several miscarriages, artist Rachel Ramirez paints Nina, the daughter she never had, chronicling her development from birth to womanhood. The eldest Nina awakens, watching life beyond her painting and wanting desperately to join the world outside. After Rachel’s ultimate death, Nina has the chance to step out of her painting, into the real world. She is given one year to experience the wonders and challenges of life, friendship and love. Will it be too much for her to bear or will her heart open to the beautiful colors of the world she once longed to experience?
Latina Authors & Their Muses
Ebook avaialable now! Print version will be released December 15th!
An inspirational, entertaining, and informative book focusing on the craft of writing and the practical business of publishing, one that provides aspiring authors with the nuts and bolts of the business.