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Dirt Lullabies

Dirt Lullabies

by Jeremy Megargee


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In this tale of bottomless holes and tortured souls, the author invites you along for a journey through the rural heart of West Virginia. Roman Merrick and his family have fallen on hard times in Rust Valley. The bills keep piling up and the debt mounts, Roman desperate for a solution to scrape his way out of the hole that's forming around him and everyone he loves. His salvation comes from another hole, a crack in the earth of the root cellar beneath his dilapidated home.

There's an old scratchy voice in the dirt, promising better days and new horizons. The voice calls itself M. M might stand for miracle, because that's exactly what Roman needs as his life careens off the tracks. M sees things, M knows things. M can tell you all about the private, secret fantasies that people keep bottled up in the darkest parts of their minds. The voice promises wealth and knowledge and riches beyond Roman's wildest dreams. M speaks...and Roman listens.

Temptation is a powerful tool when all hope is fading away. It can drive men to do unspeakable things. There's dirty work to be done down on Legion Lane. The dirt below Rust Valley tends to leave a lasting stain on your hands. That dirt is forever and it never washes off.

Has Roman stumbled across his salvation or his damnation in the darkened hollow beneath Legion Lane? Read this debut novel from Eastern Panhandle based author Jeremy Megargee to uncover the truth and find out.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505853193
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,047,873
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

When I was still a child and picked up my very first Goosebumps book by R. L. Stine, I knew I'd fallen head over heels in love with all things horror. It's a love affair that has only grown stronger over the years, a borderline obsession with stories that explore the darkest recesses of the human imagination. I guess you could say I'm like Thorny Rose in that way...always stalking down those special stories that have the ability to invoke a creepy-crawly feeling right down in the marrow of my bones.

As I grew older I discovered the work of some of my biggest inspirations like Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker...and the work of those authors sent me deeper down the path of the macabre. During my teenage years I had the little tradition of reading Stephen King's The Stand each summer to lose myself in the devastation of the superflu and marvel at the sadistic magnetism of Randall Flagg.

I've devoured horror fiction for as long as I can remember and reading the words weaved by the greats of the genre inspired me to begin writing. I wanted the opportunity to tell my own tales with the intent to terrify, to disturb; to capture the morbid curiosity of the reader just as my own was caught so early on in life.

If I've managed to inspire some of those feelings in you, my readers, then I feel that I've accomplished something just a little bit magical. There's still some magic left in this world, and I think it's most powerful when manifested in the form of words scrawled across many blank pages. Granted any magic contained within my work will be of the dark variety...but I wouldn't want it any other way. ;)

I live in Martinsburg, West Virginia with my little old pug Cerberus. When I'm not writing, I enjoy hiking mountain trails, weight training, getting tattooed and being a garden variety introvert in his mid-20s. Oh, and reading too (duh).

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