"Odd and Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Suspense & Satire" brings together the creative, off-beat minds of published authors K. S. Brooks and Newton Love. From short stories befitting The Twilight Zone, to lustful verses of poetry, to thought-provoking flash prose: "Odd and Odder" is consistently fresh, sometimes outlandish, and truly entertaining.
“Odd and Odder” includes:
“You Are Water:” A prosaic exploration of a man's thoughts on a former lover who is still in his life.
“Innocent Bystander:” A flash fiction about surviving a televised tragedy.
“Dark Alley:” A short story about a semi-delusional detective―both charming and repulsive at the same time―who is hired to find a stolen car with a missing husband in it, but instead discovers that there are skeletons in the family closet in compromising positions.
“Paging Doctor Scully:” A romantic ode to a red-headed doctor from a janitor.
“The Masseur:” A spicy poem from a woman who lusts after her physical therapist.
“Sandemann Beach:” A short story homage to Rod Serling, and his Twilight Zone, where an unbeaten lawyer meets his match.
“Paltry Poultry:” A poem about a woman who is always running her mouth in negative ways.
“Mary on My Mind:” A poem of what could have been, as realized one languid afternoon, after the fact.
A total of 22 original works and two bonus excerpts from the authors’ novels are included, providing “something for everyone” as a reader wrote in a five-star online review. The 2017 Edition contains additional bonus content.
|Publisher:||K. S. Brooks|
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About the Author
K.S. Brooks has been writing for over thirty years. An award-winning author and photographer, she has written more than 25 titles, is currently the co-administrator for the superblog IndiesUnlimited.com, and is founder of "Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery" and the "Liberty Library" for soldiers and veterans. Ms. Brooks penned her first book, a swashbuckling action-adventure based in 17th century France, when she was fifteen years old. Since then, despite working for a living in the electronics industry, she continued to write. In 2001, she left the high-tech arena in Boston for the Eastern Shore of Maryland to pursue her writing. That same year, her first novel, Lust for Danger, was published. That action-adventure novel won Ms. Brooks Honorable Mention in the Jada Book of the Year Awards, and invitations to speak at the Maryland Writers' Association Writers' Conference, the Bay to Ocean Writers' Conference, and numerous other venues. She has been honored by the Maryland Writers' Association multiple times by participating as a judge in its annual novel contest. As the business world and health issues took up more of her energy, Ms. Brooks set her sights on moving West to an environment more suitable and affordable to a writing career. Since her relocation to the wilderness of northeastern Washington State, late in 2008, Ms. Brooks has completed over 25 titles, some of which have been published by Cambridge Books, and some which have been independently published. Her titles include: the suspenseful romance, The Kiss of Night (2010), Night Undone (2011) and six children's books in the Mr. Pish Educational Series. She has also penned a number of comedies including BAD BOOK, Triple Dog Dare, and stories included in Odd and Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Satire and Suspense, which was co-written with author/scientist Newton Love. She has six more novels planned in the original Agent Night Adventure Series, two in the Agent Night 'Cover Me' series, a horror novel, and a number of Mr. Pish children's books in the works. In addition to her writing, Ms. Brooks is an award-winning photographer and poet. Her articles, photographs, poetry, and blogs can be found in books, magazines, newspapers, galleries, and web sites worldwide. She currently writes three different blogs, and is a guest blogger for a number of web sites including CeliacChicks.com and Celiac-Disease.com. In December of 2011, Ms. Brooks was recruited to serve as co-administrator of Indies Unlimited - a multi-author website dedicated to the independent publishing community. More about K. S. Brooks at http://www.ksbrooks.com More about Indies Unlimited at http://www.IndiesUnlimited.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In a collection where an ode to the author's stalker doesn't seem strange or out of place, Odd and Odder seems like a reasonable title. The challenge is deciding which parts of the collection are just odd and limiting those in the odder pile. (After all, they can't all be odder, can they?) That the authors got me to read poetry (something I normally steer clear of, unless you call it a song lyric, in which case I'm all over it), was an achievement not many have done. However, my favorite pieces were the longer satirical short stories, Dark Alley and Park Placed (one from each of the authors). Although I have to admit, that ode to the stalker has an appeal I can't quite figure out. How odd. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **