Scary Modsters… and Creepy Freaks
A fantastical romance involving a girl, the music that fuels her, and her Ouija board.
Rosalyn possesses a sunny personality that is laced with quirks. Although she seeks acceptance in a world where she lives out of time, what she gets is ridiculed for her eclectic wardrobe and unconventional music collection.
One fateful night, Rosalyn bewitches Niles, a stylish man whose offbeat character perfectly complements her own. Unfortunately, he possesses a critical flaw that means relationship suicide for him and pretty much anyone.
While under the influence of insomnia-impaired judgment, Rosalyn summons Rock ‘n Roll deity Peter Lane back from the dead. Not only does he spin her hormones into a frenzy, Peter is also the precarious puzzle piece that brings sense into her world. When Niles learns that he can overcome his life-long challenge by helping Peter avenge his death, how far will he go to secure Rosalyn’s heart?
Rosalyn is an unconventional girl in almost every way. Her love for music and fashion has always reflected that she is an old soul. After wondering around the stacks of vinyl at her favourite record store, she comes across a unique find that will literally change her life forever.
Peter Lane was the lead singer for the famous English 60’s sensation – Love Machine. Just before they were set to conquer America, his young life ends tragically. He appears to Rosalyn by some sort of metaphysical miracle and they find that they have more than just music in common.
“Peter leans in and whispers in my ear, sending beautiful tingles of fairy dust swirling around me. "Somehow I will find a way to show you a world so fabulous you could never dream it existed." "And how do you propose to do that? You're a little on the dead side." "No matter what that Niles guy has to offer, be sure to save your heart for me." His hand passes a caress through my chin. The resulting sensation that courses in my veins sends my heart thundering. Peter fades, yet the passion lingers on.”
Rosalyn can’t believe that it’s just her luck to fall madly in love with a ghost. But meeting a shy and equally unique lawyer by the name of Niles opens her eyes to what the future might really hold. For once, Rosalyn has hope because she going to need it if they are going to right the wrongs of the past.
“People don't want to step outside the comfort of their homes and put themselves on the line by saying anything in the defense of others because the world shuns those who are different. Every now and again someone manages to slip through the cracks of normalcy in a way that gets them heralded as a genius, which generally happens after they've died. Not respecting someone while they are alive is a perverse way of showing respect for the dead. What's so wrong with respect for the living? The lessons we teach our children are abominable.”
Scary Modsters… and Creepy Freaks is unlike any book I have ever read. Yes, it’s a love story - but it’s also about being an outsider and belonging. It’s about life and death and it’s about love and loss. Diane paints her fabulously quirky story with wild strokes of Day-Glo orange and red and makes sure to leave a bit of her characters etched on your heart - and in your soul...
“We really never die. We just change.”
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About The Author -
Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fangirl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.
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