So, thought all of the changes that my family is going through would only last for about a week (that was almost two weeks ago) but turns out it's lasting longer, and will continue on for another week. My family and I are living with a relative until we move into our new house, and where we're staying feels like it's a whole state away when traveling back and forth from school, work, church, etc. We get there so late in the day, and have to be up so early, and that's why my writing (stories and blogging) has been sparse.

There is something cool happening this week, though. In February I beta read for a fellow author and his story was just up my alley. Today it's available for all to read.

There's an orphanage. 

And broken labor laws. 

And severed fingers. 

And a MONSTER. I love monsters!

It's called Sisters of Sorrow and here's the description: 

Anna Dufresne lives in a factory that eats children. If the brutal machines don't kill Anna, her guardians' neglect and abuse surely will. The only thing this abandoned teen wants is out. But the factory is inside a stone fortress, on an island, where people are sent to be forgotten. It serves as a dumping ground -- both for orphans who are not welcome at finer institutions, and for nuns who have disgraced the Church. The walls of Saint Frances du Chantal's Orphan Asylum hum with secrets and buried scandal. 


In the catacombs below the factory, something long dead, something almost forgotten, stirs. It offers Anna a key, and promises freedom, if she will seek it out when she escapes. She knows her plan will endanger the other children, but Anna cannot resist the call of freedom. 

Her escape attempt triggers a chain reaction of chaos, shaking the orphanage to its foundation and laying bare its deadly secrets. As Anna flees into the night, she discovers that the evil nuns were the least of her worries. The swirling mist of the island hides terrors more dangerous than she could ever imagine. 


Go to Amazon and check it out. Axel Blackwell did a wonderful job with this story.