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Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories

Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories—by Mitzi Szereto
(Foreword by Tobsha Learner)
Nov. 2016

Acclaimed author Mitzi Szereto explores the many complexities of desire, love and lust in this rich and varied “best of” collection of erotically charged short stories.

In these 17 provocative and often witty offerings, Mitzi Szereto travels expertly between genres with tales that explore both the light and the dark sides of sexuality. Oysters and Pearls gives the reader a glimpse into worlds that are as ordinary as they are fantastical and mysterious. Like a skilled lover, this sensuous and imaginative compilation will leave you wanting more.

“Whether it’s gothic, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, romance or flat-out comedy, Szereto does it with panache. Stories that titillate and entertain, provoke wild thoughts or sensual dreams, they’re all here in Oysters and Pearls. Enjoy!”—Kate Douglas, bestselling author of Spirit Wild and Intimate Relations

“Mitzi Szereto has a quirky and intriguing hold on suburbia, desperation, the loneliness of the human heart and the essential sadness of its yearning, as we seek to express it through sexual contact. It’s a dark and poignant place, of course, but laughter is never entirely absent. Which is just as it should be.”—Niall Griffiths, author of Wreckage and Sheepshagger

“The strength of this collection lies in its imaginative grasp of the wide variety of cultures, landscapes and emotional engagement of the reader as well the sexual.”—Tobsha Learner, bestselling author of Picture This

 

Coming in Summer 2017 from Strange Brew Press

 

Florida Gothicby Mitzi Szereto

Stuck in a twilight world between life and death…

A hit-and-run driver leaves Ernesto Martinez to die by a Miami canal. Then an alligator comes along to finish the job.

Being dead gives Ernesto plenty of time to think. He thinks about his wife, taken from him too soon by illness. He thinks about his daughter, the victim of a drunk driver. He thinks about his death as he watches his body slowly decompose.

Most of all, he thinks about injustice.

The meth head ex-con living in the Everglades. The judge enjoying retirement on the Gulf Coast. The son of a Colombian drug kingpin partying in South Beach. These men care nothing for the pain they’ve caused. But they’ll soon know what it is to feel pain.

Set against the sweltering bug-infested backdrop of South Florida, Florida Gothic weaves a darkly unnerving and visceral tale of sex, drugs, crime and vengeance.

The debut novella in The “Gothic” Series from Mitzi Szereto.

 

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