'The Roseworm' — NEW Sample Chapter

I've released the first sample for my upcoming novel The Roseworm, an exciting, eerie and enigmatic sequel to Lovelza that hands a leading spotlight to the supporting characters of Everitt and Bries Berring.

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"Bries" Illustration

Portrait of Bries Berring — pencil on paper. 
Character from Lovelza and my upcoming novel The Roseworm

An Arab German, born in Hannover, Germany to a large Muslim family from whom she fled as a teenager, leaving behind the name Bashira Zaroon Al-Saad to foolishly but providentially find her own way. Crossing paths with Everitt Berring, a man on a similar journey, the two marry and quickly adopt the strange profession of poaching illegal game for wealthy clients with a penchant for  the exotic. However, making an enemy of one of their clients, they find themselves the prey in a relentless hunt that drives them all across the world, all the while treading a spiritual path for truth.  

COMING SOON — 'The Roseworm'

I'm thrilled to announce the first details of my second novel, the upcoming sequel to 'Lovelza', which will be handing a spotlight to the supporting characters Everitt and Bries in the story's following events. The novel is currently in its final stages and will be approximately 300 pages, 111,000 words.



        Braised heron cassoulet. Balsamic shark carpaccio. Exotic or endangered, it was all on the menu, with compliments to the young wedded poachers. At the expense of integrity, Everitt and Bries Berring had managed a career in Italy hunting illegal game for high-paying clients, but the curtains quickly fell on this life. Enemies were never hard to find. After being chased out for their lives, at odds with a former client, the Berrings’ lifelong sense of social exile was abruptly actualized. 
Following a yearlong foxhunt with a relentless trio of hounds close at their heels, an interested American tycoon intervenes to approach the couple with a tempting proposal for his personal dining pleasure. Desperate for sanctuary, the Berrings have little choice but to accept this one last client as an end to their unsavoury little profession. The charitable and beneficent Seth Morgenroth invites them up to the quiet mountain villages of Romania for his annual six-month retreat to comfortably stay the fall and winter in a humble hilltop cabin supplied with a meat freezer, where they see little of their gracious employer as they explore the vast new hunting grounds. The haunting wilderness rustles with prized marks to fell, and in town, disturbing mysteries to puzzle over—pregnant women vanishing across the region. 
  Surrounded by rumours of destitute kidnappers from the poverty-stricken hovels, Mr. Morgenroth and his alluring misandrist wife Cynthie share concern for the orphans of their nearby Carpathian Children’s Foundation. Nevertheless, they continue to host a series of lavish dinner parties alongside the close ring of friends hibernating in Romania with them, banqueted in their mountain lodge by the household chef and his apprentice cooks. 
  But, slave or pharaoh, everyone has someone to feed—the dark circle of life.
        As veils of ancient symbology begin to unravel around the Berrings, the two slowly grow wise to the presence of a dark theosophical order and soon find themselves ensnared in an esoteric conspiracy that drives their spiritual quest for truth into the coldest wilderness. 

Everitt Berring — portrait of the protagonist.
Bries Berring — a rough sketch of the leading lady

Cynthie Morgenroth — mystery character


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After the bankruptcy of his family practice in the U.S., young neurologist Alessio Viscardi has fortuitously discovered that his sister Lala does much more than talk in her sleep. Unbeknownst to her, she assumes an alternate persona—two girls, one body. This nocturnal persona appears to be a genius capable of answering any question that's asked of her, but only while she's asleep. 

Set in Italy along the history-rich islands of the Venetian Lagoon where Lala runs the risqué Caffè Cupid, Alessio holds conversations with Lala's sleep-talking self, struggling to diagnose the anomaly as either parasomnia or demonic possession. 

Through Lala's lips, the voice calls herself "Lovelza" and begins to inspire Alessio's belief in the spiritual by answering his every inquiry. Enthralled by the possibilities she yields, Alessio begins to use her counsel to treat the patients at his hospital day job, slowly becoming enamoured by her as he engages a crusade to bring about a scientific revolution. 

During his ambitious stride towards self-aggrandizement, his work quickly attracts the attention of a menacing secret admirer, the successor of Italy's oldest occult organization historically embedded in the formation of modern society, whose illustrious members have taken a profound interest in his work. 

However, most complicated and threatening of all is the deviant nature of Alessio's growing relationship with Lovelza, who only desires one thing of him in return: love.