By L. Marie Wood
Toddlers and playdates and white picket fences. Afternoons in the park, steak on the grill – all in the perfect neighborhood. Gabby was living a life that many people could only wish for and she was over it. It wasn’t that she disliked her world – it wasn’t that at all…she loved her family and the life that she and her husband had made. She just wanted more – more action, more stimulation, more excitement.
Gabby was bored.
But while she spent her days washing sand out of hair and making PB&J sandwiches, a battle was going on in The Realm, a cosmic tug of war over the most inimitable of prizes: Gabby’s very soul.
“L.Marie Wood…might be rewriting existences and what we thought we understood what reality and free will to be.”
– R. J. Joseph, author, Monstrous Domesticities
“Cacophony keeps the reader on the edge of her seat, guessing until the end, never quite sure who to root for as events unfold and secrets are revealed.”
– Melinda Clayton, author, Making Amends
Release Date: October 13, 2021
L. Marie Wood is an award-winning dark fiction author, screenwriter, and poet with novels in the psychological horror, mystery, and dark romance genres. She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper. She is a recipient of the MICO Award and has won Best Horror, Best Action, Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi, and Best Short Screenplay awards in both national and international film festivals. She is also part of the 2022 Bookfest Book Award winning poetry anthology, Under Her Skin. Wood, a BNW-nominated author, has penned short fiction that has been published in groundbreaking works, including the Bram Stoker Award Finalist anthology, Sycorax’s Daughters and Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire. Her academic writing has been published by Nightmare Magazine and the cross-curricular text, Conjuring Worlds: An Afrofuturist Textbook. She is the founder of the Speculative Fiction Academy, an English and Creative Writing professor, a horror scholar, and a frequent speaker in the genre convention space. Learn more about L. Marie Wood at www.lmariewood.com.
Her short story, The Ever After, is part of the 2018 Bram Stoker Award Finalist Anthology Sycorax’s Daughters. She is recognized in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 and as one of the 100+ Black Women in Horror Fiction. For more information, visit lmariewood.com.
“L. Marie Wood continues to be a force in the world of horror with her unique writing style and her ability to spin a tale that will stay with you long after you have read the last sentence.”
– Midwest Book Review
“Wood has superb pacing and a fantastical flair that has earned her a place among the most inventive horror writers of our time.”