This is the real me.

The me behind the mask.

I may seem bright and happy,

but underneath I’m deadly.

Deadly serious about those

who provoke me.

Keep your distance from me

and from all of THE DEAD.

For we do not make friends

but only enemies.







photo todd eberle
the palace of itamaraty, brasilia
oscar niemeyer, 1970

Why make something simple

as stairs into a complicated statue?

Why create a staircase with twenty steps

when it only requires four steps?

As human beings we love to complicate

everything around us.

We search for the complex solution when

the simple answer is staring us right in the face.

Simple can be just as elegant and rewarding.


Thank you so much dear reader for such a kind review!
5.0 out of 5 stars Just because it is called Oasis doesn’t mean it is one!, June 13, 2014
This review is from: The Dead Game (Kindle Edition)
There is something different about the town of Oasis, especially for newcomers. When a group of newcomers who are store owners and friends are invited to End House (an evil looking mansion) the mystery and horror begins. I really enjoyed this novel. I liked the writing style and the story kept my attention as I was compelled to finish. Great job from an author I will be glad to see more of, and am sure I will. If you like horror, mystery and maybe a hint of romance grab this book!


The Writing Process Blog Tour!

“The purpose of this tour is to showcase fellow writers with emphasis around the writing process itself to spread great words, get insights, and to show support in this isolating craft we embark on.”

Kelly Lewis, a remarkable writer, has invited me to continue the tour with fellow writers who I admire and religiously follow.






1.    What am I working on at the moment?


The Dead Game is the first book of two books. The first book resolves the murder mystery, but at the same time, opens a Pandora box of new mysteries. Its surprise ending will lead to more surprises.

I’ve just begun to work on the sequel. I have my outline and notes ready and waiting. My writing often leads me in unknown directions, so I won’t know how the book will end until it does.


  1. How does my work differ from others of its genre?


The vampires in my book were created from my creepy imagination. They look human—that is until they attack. Then they have red or green glowing eyes. They stand out from other vampires by the way they form alliances and mate.

I introduced a new type of vampire, a product of a human and a vampire. They are called human vampires. Their powers are different from a vampire’s power. Vampires can fly, shape-shift, control minds, and be killed by fire or spells. They must stay out of the sunlight—unless they’re protected by a special green glass. Human vampires don’t have these powers but only the power of suggestion. They’re stronger and live longer than humans. They die of old age—if they’re not killed beforehand.

These facts are revealed over time in the book, and are kind of, a spoiler.

  1. Why do I write what I do?


I’ve been reading murder mysteries and thrillers since I was a teenager. I’ve read all types of mysteries, from Agatha Christie to Sherlock Holmes. In recent years, I’ve begun to read paranormal books. These books bring fantasy and surreal to the simple murder mystery.

It’s hard to find books that combine paranormal with mystery. That’s why I decided to write a paranormal, murder mystery of my own. It’s the type of book that I search for and love to read.

My book, The Dead Game, has dead bodies and suspects like a traditional murder mystery. However, it also has humans, vampires, and vampire derivatives. And don’t forget the haunted house—we must have one of these.


  1. How does my writing process work?


This is the first book that I’ve written. I began with a basic idea in mind. I wanted a murder to take place in a small town. This murder would involve a house that was rigged with supernatural or mechanical traps and moving rooms. But I had no idea how the story would evolve or end. The end turned out to be a surprise to even me.




These are the writers who I chose for this tour. I follow them every day. I highly recommend them to bring adventure and sunshine into your lives.



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“I have written the first three books of the Star Trails Tetralogy and hope to finish the fourth and final volume this year. Their titles are “Beyond the Hidden Sky,” “A Dark of Endless Days,” and “A Psilent Place Below.” They are aimed at young adults but also complex enough to satisfy adult readers. I have also written some nonfiction books, mostly related to my other career as a professional astrologer, a somewhat unusual pursuit, I admit, for someone with a degree in physics.”




Amazon Author Page:

Author Homepage:

Author Facebook:

Star Trails Homepage:


My Blog Page:

My Astrology Website:

Astrology Facebook:

Astrology Twitter:

Amazon KINDLE Book Links


Family History Fun Factor:

Definitive Guide to Astrological Reports:

Beyond the Hidden Sky:

A Dark of Endless Days:

A Psilent Place Below:







“I have published As Snow Falls which is contemporary female literature or so I thought until I realized it has a better male following. I have been working on my Baby Girl Series, a collection of short stories about Cleo’s quest to find her humble or maybe not so humble beginnings. I have also written and will be publishing soon Eye of The Storm a horror/comedic novel.

This summer I plan on releasing Baby Girl Book 3: City by the Bay and in the fall Eye of The Storm: Eilida’s Tragedy. I also hope to participate in NaNoWriMo again in November and I hope to release Baby Girl Book 4 sometime around Christmas-ish.”








Time to come out and play.

The streets will never be safe

again for humans.

Night is the best time for our games.

For The Dead love to party.

THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist



I’m a bat and I live

in Oasis, Florida.

In a cave with other bats.

Some of my brethren are

mean and kill people.

Some are sweet like me

and love people.

The Dead have their own bats.

Bats with furry bodies and human faces.

I’m afraid of those and so should you be.

Come to Oasis and I’ll show your around.

Just watch out for the deadly bats,

who come out at night with The Dead.

THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist


groteleur:</p> <p>Inspiration ballet photography &gt;</p> <p>A time to pause and reflect.<br /> Let the world continue its spinning,<br /> while you stop and think.<br /> Take a deep breath before<br /> moving on to your next adventure.<br /> Before the future becomes the present.


Inspiration ballet photography >

A time to pause and reflect.

Let the world continue its spinning,

while you stop and think.

Take a deep breath before

moving on to your next adventure.

Before the future becomes the present.


An open door invites.<br /> An open door beckons to visitors.<br /> Who can resist an open door?<br /> Who doesn’t want to take a peek inside?<br /> What treasures might be hidden on the other side?<br /> Or what evil might be lying in wait for us?<br /> Open the door and find out.<br /> I know you want to.

An open door invites.

An open door beckons to visitors.

Who can resist an open door?

Who doesn’t want to take a peek inside?

What treasures might be hidden on the other side?

Or what evil might be lying in wait for us?

Open the door and find out.

I know you want to.


Who are we?<br /> What are we?<br /> What do our faces<br /> reveal about ourselves?<br /> If we smile, does that<br /> mean we’re happy?<br /> If we cry, are we really<br /> that sad?<br /> Do we exaggerate our feelings<br /> for the better effect?<br /> Yes, we all do.<br /> Take a closer look at the next<br /> person who laughs or cries<br /> before a captive audience.<br /> See if they are showing true emotions<br /> or just emoting for the benefit of others.</p> <p>

Who are we?

What are we?

What do our faces

reveal about ourselves?

If we smile, does that

mean we’re happy?

If we cry, are we really

that sad?

Do we exaggerate our feelings

for the better effect?

Yes, we all do.

Take a closer look at the next

person who laughs or cries

before a captive audience.

See if they are showing true emotions

or just emoting for the benefit of others.



Shana didn’t like the fact that Sam hid things from her. They had entered End House without being prepared for what was waiting ahead of them.

Shana and Sam followed behind them. Shana wasn’t as wistful as Linda about life and events, but was instead furious with Sam. She believed that he should have included her in his group of conspirators. Her friends would have been much safer if they’d been fully informed in advance of all the dangers that they would be facing at End House.
“Shana, why are you angry with me again?” Sam asked.
“You almost got us all killed! If we’d been warned beforehand about The Dead, Tom and Edward might still be with us right now!”
Sam appeared to be bewildered. “How could we have told you about The Dead? At the time, we didn’t even know who they were?”
“We should have been informed about the vampires living in our town.”
“Would you have believed me if I had told you that I was a human vampire, or would you have thought that I was crazy?”
“I don’t know…I just don’t know about anything anymore…” said Shana.
“I want you to know that I’ll always be there for you…I’m sorry for hurting you,” Sam said. He led Shana to his car. He opened her door and then slipped into the driver’s seat. Mike and David scrambled into the back. Sam turned to face them and asked, “Where have Judy, Gregg, and Ryan disappeared to again? And where do they go when they can’t be found? Maybe they’re with my long-lost deputy! They could be hiding out together at the Oasis Hotel!”
Without waiting for a reply, he pulled his car alongside Todd’s car. After a few moments of heated conversation, Todd sped off with Linda toward town.