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THE WILDE TWINS
WILDE TWINS (BOX SET / $9.99)
EXCERPT TO BE PUBLISHED IN BARDS AND SAGES QUARTERLY (APRIL 2014)!
TRILOGY TO BE PUBLISHED SOON AFTER :)
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ABOUT THE SERIES:
A psychological thriller about a brother sister serial killing team--and their slow descent into amoral mayhem.
Follow the Wilde evil twins in a twisted tale of love and loyalty...
GENRE: Psychological Thriller
LENGTH: 3 novels
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Book 1 PLAYMATES:
As kids, Tania and Trevor's unsupervised play time offers a lifeline to sanity amidst the chaos of family dysfunction. When danger threatens Tania, Trevor isn't willing to stand by and watch his sister get hurt. The instinct for survival is only rivaled by the killer instincts the Wilde siblings encourage in each other. Instincts that turn into a deadly game igniting their first taste for blood.
Book 2 BEDMATES:
As teenagers, the siblings pursue random hookup romances in an effort to distract themselves from two things: their propensity for murder, and the burgeoning sexual tension between them. What begins as harmless flirtation soon turns into jealousy and ruthless competition in a wild game of sibling rivalry, as Tania and Trevor seek to prove their undying love and loyalty to each other.
Book 3 SOULMATES:
As young adults, Tania and Trevor attempt a fresh start in terms of paying their debts to society. When the siblings both find themselves in unfulfilling marriages, they become increasingly drawn to each other for comfort and solace. The profound evil from their past is back to haunt them with a chilling reminder: You can get away with this, again...
Can Tania and Trevor trust each other with fighting their inner demons, or will they embrace their dark side to the bittersweet end?
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LINKS / EXCERPTS (BOOKS 1-3):
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"Visceral and exciting...beautifully twisted...reminded me of
why I love reading novels. Jess C Scott is a very creative and fiercely
independent spirit carving out a completely separate piece of territory
in contemporary fiction."
-- Joseph Grinton, author of Winternights (UK)
"This may be the author's finest work to date--simultaneously
truthful and eerie, blending innocence and corruption in a painful confrontation.
From page one, I knew that Tania and Trevor were going to live through
hard times: the kind of hard times that will be wonderful to read about."
-- Matt Posner, author, School of the Ages Series (NYC)
"Talented author Jess C Scott is at it again with her new Wilde
Twins. This is a compelling psychological thriller broken into
three distinct acts: Playmates, Bedmates, and Soulmates.
As the series moves seamlessly along, it becomes apparent that this
triplet tale of psychotic killers, joined at the hip from the day they
were born, is something special, crafted in the style of some of the
great masters of the macabre (Edgar Allan Poe comes to mind). The writing
is staccato, intense, and magnetic, pulling the reader into a world
of abuse, cruelty, and, yes, even naiveté. There is a symbiotic relationship
between the main characters, Trevor and Tania, that is almost hypnotic,
as each tells his or side of the story in a sort of diary format. Warning,
this work is not for the faint of heart. But, judging by the state of
the world we live in, that may not be saying much. I look forward to
more great writing from this prolific young writer."
-- Joe Perrone Jr., author of the Matt Davis Mystery Series (USA)
"A true-to-life action-packed family drama, complete with sex, drugs,
alcoholism, and violence. Jess C Scott writes with brutal honesty about
kids who are bullied and abused by their parents, portraying the characters
and their inner lives with clarity and astonishing detail, and illustrating
exactly why and how kids turn into bullies (and more)."
-- Katherine Mayfield, author of "The Box of Daughter" and "Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It"
"A chilling portrayal of two young siblings from a broken home
who embark on a journey of bloodlust. Scott captures the pathos, the
inner turmoil, and the cold logic of surviving childhood in a world
without tenderness--with only the smell of cheap wine on its breath."
-- Charles Austin Muir, contributing author to horror anthologies
"Hell Comes to Hollywood" (Stoker-nominated) and
"Dark Visions" (Grey Matter Press)
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MEDIA MENTIONS (will list in a blog post later):
House of Taboo
(Jess on her interest in taboo themes)
"Basement of Humanity"
(Jess on psych thrillers)
in Wilde Trilogy
(re: featured quotes in series)
(Jess on "revenge")
from "Playmates" / Thrillers & Mystery
(1st Edition of Indie Book Buffet)
(Jess on venturing into crime stories)
(feat. a Barbie doll decapitation / post sponsored by
jessINK and Grammarly Inc.)
Intrigue of Crime
(Upcoming; Quiet Fury Books anthology)
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EXCERPT (Book #1, Playmates):
"All things truly wicked start from innocence."
~ Ernest Hemingway
[Chapter 3: Trevor]
They must have thought us dumb or deaf, but Tania and I heard their hushed voices about how Viktor AKA Dad was often "very rough" with Mom when they were "doing it," till Mom was considering a "vajayjay reconstruction." Mom said something about being "his slave" too.
"Oh, Angela," Barbara said in a tone that said she knew just what Mom was talking about.
Mom always said "doing it." Susan's phrase was "when Jim and I…you know." Barbara's phrase was simply "when we."
"When we...what?" Tania would silently mouth to me every time we heard that phrase.
Tania and I used to play a game where we'd try to figure out what "it" meant. Going to the store? Watching a certain TV show? Checking out a new car? The possibilities were endless.
We somehow knew what "it" was after viewing mom "joining to" That Man in her room that day.
And that for some reason, it was not to be mentioned or talked about, or Tania would probably be smacked across the face before we'd both be turned into Mom's Slaves to do chores like scrubbing the sinks, toilet bowls and kitchen counters until they shone.
"Hey," Tania whispered. We were playing a Call of Duty video game while Barbara was fretting about her fourteen year old girl being "maybe pregnant when she…"
"Why does Momma only talk about Dad when he's not around?"
I shrugged. Tania liked to ask me questions that I didn't know the answer to. This told me she probably was very smart to even think of such questions in the first place.
"Do you prefer Mom or Dad?" Tania asked, twirling some of her hair in her fingers.
"Dad," I answered without skipping a beat.
So we both felt the same, even though Dad was "very rough."
That Man with the cowboy hat had been very rough with Mom too.
That's where I first learned what being A Man was all about.
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