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The Mollyville Dystopian Fiction Podcast Episode 01: What You Wish For

In the idyllic seaside commune of Mollyville a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery struggles to stay in the light as  things fall apart.


Musical Features: "Hang Ups (Want You)" by Otis McDonald; "Birdbrainz" by Otis McDonald








New World, New Ways: An Interview with the Author of the Mollyville Series


Just Another Flawed Character (for you to fall in love with)


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Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level

Complicated family issues surrounded by multiple sex & love triangles, all set in a mystical small town. Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level. You'll be hooked in no time.

I couldn't stop turning the page!

I read this novel over the holidays and so glad I did! I just couldn't stop turning the page...each chapter was filled with juicy new drama! The characters have entertaining personalities! I felt like I was right in Mollyville while reading this. I definitely recommend.

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Bjørn Olsen, a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery, struggles to maintain his cool in Mollyville, an idyllic seaside commune nestled in the green valley of a mountain range jutting out of the sea. It's a whole new world separated from an earlier one (the one just like ours) not by the passage of time, but by distance, exclusion from world maps, and self-reliance.

Mollyville is completely off-the-grid.

Rich with cutting-edge technology and abundant in natural resources, Mollyville thrives as a self-policing, paradise community with beaches, cliffs, exotic forests and a system of unknowably vast subterranean caverns that extend beyond sight. Social media is a construct of the past. No emails. No smart phones. No telephones. And, no problems… until Bjørn runs into his wife’s used-to-be best-friend at a hotel bar and makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. Shouting allegations, she causes a scene.

As the salacious gossip rips through Mollyville, whispers of ‘a recognizing’ bleed through the community. Bjørn, laden with his rotten adult children, a careless, promiscuous wife and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, begins to fear the Olsens have rocked the boat a little too hard.

While Mollyville residents give each other a wide berth, tolerating all but some transgressions in the name of keeping the peace—there’s no formal law enforcement—there is an integrity-based peacekeeping by way of calling for ‘a recognizing’ when it’s deemed by influential members of the community that the peace and/or safety of Mollyville is threatened. In this instance, a fluctuating, self-assigned faction of residents take on roles of marauders to exact (a sometimes brutal) satisfaction, making a demand of retribution on behalf of the perceived wronged or the community at large in the most extreme cases of acrimony.

And Bjørn and his wife Eva are targets for murder.

Miles away, new arrivals to Mollyville, Janik and Nohl, two dodgy grifters tired of selling ‘sensual massages’ and asking for rooms and food on credit, decide to give up their lives of petty crime, allowing themselves to be mentored in the hopes of making Mollyville their new home. Plateau Nick, a crazy artist who prefers life in the forest, offers them a better way of life; it looks like the best thing going until an arms dealer named Merv makes each man an offer he can’t refuse, and they discover that—just like every other place they’ve been—there’s a cost to pay.

This story depicts disturbing relationships, employs suggestive descriptions, dark humor and frank language. It is intended for a sexually and emotionally mature audience.

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The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
You Must Buy Your Wife At Least As Much Jewelry As You Buy Your Horse and Other Poems and Observations Humorous and Otherwise from the Life on the Range
The Divine Comedy
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life
The Wild Girl
The Prince
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Midwich Cuckoos
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway
Outstared by a Bullfrog
Far Off Things
Newspaper Diapers
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
The Dolphin People
The Dark Half
The 7 Habits Signature Series Set
The Power of the 7 Habits: Applications and Insights
7 Habits for Managers, The: Managing Yourself, Leading Others, Unleashing Potential

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One of my goals for 2016 is to read 300 books before the end of the year.

I'm making my way. 

For example, I've read all of the Hamish Macbeth novels by M.C. Beaton and all the Agatha Raisin novels (also by M.C. Beaton). She does have two other series but I'm not likely to read them--stories about victorian ladies don't turn me on... at least not yet.

Earlier this year, I devoured all the Cormoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith--that's the pen name that J.K. Rowling goes by for her mind-numbing-nasty murder mystery novels that are strictly for adults; she also wrote a book called A Casual Vacancy under that name, excellent suspense story.

I had completely exhausted Louise Penny's mystery series featuring Detective Inspector Gamache... but I see she just released a new book in the series! I'll be reading it soon.

Another series I've nearly completed is Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series. It's so excellent--and the audiobooks read by Jon Rubinstein are a treat and a half. Not only are the stories complex and darkly interesting but they have the added entertainment value of  taking place in Los Angeles. I love it when I recognize the places his characters are driving and eating. I grew up in Los Angeles and know most of the city proper (Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, the westside and downtown) like the back of my hand.

In the spring of this year, I started making my way through each of Walter Mosley's detective series. He has three different series, each featuring a different private eye. 

Currently, I've taken a break from him and am heading down a chronological list of Robert B. Parker mystery novels--the Spenser series. I'll get to his other two detective series too, eventually. Mystery novels, so it would seem, are my jam.

I try to read a book a day.

What you see here are the books I've read, that I want to read and that I've just finished reading. Have you read something mind-blowing? Holler at a scribe, let me know! I do make efforts to keep my GoodReads feed updated, some of the books I read aren't e-books and I have to add them manually but for the most part, these collections are current up to the day. Got a question about a book I've read, or want to discuss one you see here that you've read too? Holler at me on twitter or send me a longer message right here on my site. I enjoy discussing books, something I don't find the opportunity to do very often.

And, hey, if you haven't already, give Mollyville a read. Add it to your GoodReads want-to-read list while you're on there, and if you don't do GoodReads, add it to your Amazon Wish List or wherever you keep your running list of books you want to get to. It would mean the world to me if you were to put your eyes on my story. So please do. I practically guarantee you'll be entertained.


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Finders Keepers
The Good Neighbor
Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien on the Human Condition
When the Thrill is Gone
Thirteen Ways of Looking
Death of a Dreamer
Black Betty
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
A Dark Matter
This Census Taker
The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business


Sudden Mischief
Busy Body
Death of a Hussy
Death of an Outsider
Death of a Snob
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
Death of a Travelling Man
Death of a Kingfisher
Iron Council
Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
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Afterlife Paranormal Audio Drama Podcast

Afterlife Paranormal Audio Drama Podcast

Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? So has Jimmy, and today he’s going to find out. After being asleep for more than twenty years, Jimmy Jennings, has awoken from a coma, dead, in Los Angeles. He’d been ready to go for a while, but now that he’s gone… Where does he go? In a neighborhood across town, Karen, a young woman who has (finally, after years of doggedly pursuing her dreams) become a celebrity, struggles to shake off the last of her old habits of self-sabotage and vice. Pulled back into the fray by a surprise visit from Richard, a toxic but influential acquaintance who just won’t let go (especially now that Karen is famous), Karen accepts a bribe despite a niggle in the back of her mind that Richard isn’t to be trusted. Old friends, past missteps and memories coalesce into an afterlife experience that leaves Karen and Jimmy both wondering just how much of life as we know it is really real, and whether the truth about that is even important. Come and spend a day in the life… Afterlife. The Afterlife Podcast is paranormal fiction read by the author, Maxximillian Dafoe. Afterlife is the second book in the Bedtime Stories for the Intellectually Adventurous series, currently available in the Amazon bookstore. While not overly explicit in nature, this serialized fiction podcast employs dark humor and frank language. It is intended for a mature audience. Visit for podcast episode links, extras and details.