The Journals of Octavia Hollows 

How the Dead Lie

A HAVENWOOD FALLS NOVELLA 

Haunted by a horrifying past, Octavia Hollows has lived her life on the move. Like all supernatural beings, when she crosses into Havenwood Falls, she sets off the town’s protective wards. Unlike with most, the officials take immediate action, recognizing her as the powerful necromancer who, as a child, raised the dead in a gruesome public spectacle.

Still, they give Octavia a chance. Ninety days probation. No dark magic. Achieve that, and she will be granted residency. They even secure employment for her at Pyntz’s Butcher Shoppe. 

A necromancer working in a butcher shop. What could possibly go wrong? 

Just when she settles in and begins opening up to the possibility of a forever home, Octavia discovers a dead body stuffed in the shop’s meat freezer. He’s nude. He looks like a cover model. And now, thanks to Octavia momentarily losing control of her abilities, he’s alive … again. 

Fearing someone would go so far as to kill to drive her out of Havenwood Falls, Octavia teams up with Willie, the resurrected hottie, to solve the mystery of his murder. They must work fast, though, before more corpses appear. Otherwise, Octavia could find herself booted from town along with an army of raised undead.

 

Wake the Dead

The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 1

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

Seattle, Washington: Land of cloudy skies and a great cup of coffee. 

Octavia blew into town in search of information, only to get swirled up in a paranormal predicament even she couldn’t fathom. A neonatal nurse is dead, and her young patient is aging at an alarming rate.

Can Octavia unlock the secrets to this confusing curse before time runs out? 

 

Dead Man's Hand

The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 2

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

 Las Vegas, Nevada: Sin City 

When Octavia visits her old boss to get a few questions answered, she stumbles onto yet another mystery. This time in the form of a charred body and a huge stack of cash. Thinking she is doing a good deed, she wakes the victim to help him seek justice for his death. Instead, she finds herself on the run from a mob hitman, and tempted by a malevolent entity offering her heart’s desire. 

Is the promise of a wish granted more alluring than the hunt of truth?

Caught Dead

The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 3

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

 Galveston, Texas

In the beautiful beachfront town, Octavia stumbles upon a mutilated body caught in a fishing yet. Unfortunately, even her necromancing abilities can’t get this traumatized corpse to talk. Out of options, she thrusts herself into undercover work on the high seas in search of the killer. When startling truths about her parents are revealed, Octavia finds herself on the cusp of solving her greatest mystery of all. 

Can answers about her own heritage sink Octavia’s voyage to save her true love?

Drop Dead Gorgeous 

The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 4

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

Campsite; Middle of nowhere 

Abducted by a pod of sirens claiming to hold secrets to her past, Octavia is forced into the hell that is the sequin and taffeta lifestyle of a traveling pageant circuit. But this tour is leaving a trail of deception in its wake. Stumbling onto a double homicide, Octavia must choose a side in a decades old rivalry. 

Will she use her gifts to unveil the killer, if it means sacrificing her chance at freedom? 

Dead Ringer

The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 5

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

Belle Chasse, Louisiana: a suburb within stumbling distance to New Orleans. 

Hell-bent on uncovering the identity of her mysterious stalker, and what he wants with her former coven, Octavia rides into town in a frenzy. What she finds instead is a young boxer who can’t die, no matter how hard he tries. Will she help break the family curse tethering him to a life of pain, even if it means losing the only lead she has on the man hunting her?

Dead as a Doornail  

The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 6

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

Tallahassee, Florida: Where the love of her life died. 

Octavia’s coven has gone missing, and a demented stalker is sending her body parts in the mail. Tired of playing along with his twisted games, the pink-haired necromancer and her swinekick are preparing for war. But this is one battle she won’t face alone. Friends, both living and deceased, will rise to stand beside her. Will it be enough to end the creeper’s murderous vendetta? Or, will death come for the one person Octavia can’t resurrect… herself? 

The Journals of Octavia Hollows; Books 1-6

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

This six novella series chronicles Octavia's adventures in:
Wake the Dead
Dead Man's Hand
Caught Dead
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Dead Ringer
Dead as a Doornail

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