Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Publisher: Lust for Living Press
imprint, Courage Crafters Inc
Date of Publication: April 2015
Number of pages: 216
Word Count: 47,000
A multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series.
Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.
Onyx Webb: Book One Excerpt
Why didn’t you bring Koda with you?” Ingrid Luckner asked from across the kitchen, removing the remaining strips of bacon from a well-worn black-iron skillet.
Dane had been home for less than twelve hours and was already regretting the decision. Then again, where else was he going to go?Why didn’t you bring Koda with you?” Ingrid Luckner asked from across the kitchen, removing the remaining strips of bacon from a well-worn black-iron skillet.
Growing up behind the picturesque gates of the tiny village, established in 1879 on the eastern shore of Cassadaga Lake, had been both a blessing and a curse.
On Dane’s fifth birthday, his parents had taken him to the lake for a picnic. They’d just sat down at a table in the gazebo when Dane excitedly asked, “Can we go on the Ferris wheel?”
“Ferris wheel?” his father said, looking expectantly to Dane’s mother.
“Are there people on the Ferris wheel?” his mother asked.
“Sure, lots of them,” Dane replied.
“Can you tell us what the people look like?” his father asked.
“They’re wearing hats and holding umbrellas,” Dane had replied.
Paul and Ingrid Luckner shared a knowing look, then hugged Dane tightly. Yes, he shared their gift.
The Ferris wheel had been torn down a hundred years earlier.
Dane had no idea what all the fuss was about. But his parents seemed happy, and that was a good thing.
But the curse of living in Lily Dale was how Dane was treated in school—taunted and bullied—called everything from creep-boy to freak-fest, and other things too vile to repeat.
In particular, Dane remembered the day in fifth grade when a classmate said, “Hey, Houdini, wanna read my palm?” Dane wittily responded: “Houdini wasn’t a psychic, he was a magician … ass-wipe.” At which point Dane had the crap beat out of him.
About the Authors:
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of Go for No! (which hit #1 on Amazon’s Sales & Selling list and has remained in the Top 10 for the last five years.) They are also professional speakers who speak internationally to audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.
Although all of their business books are fables, the Onyx Webb series is their first serious dive into fiction.
But Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.