PJ Hawkinson and Karen Wodke have written both individually and together as co-authors. Below is information on books, stories, upcoming novels, and links to more writing.
Dark Longings by Wodke Hawkinson-
Ruby Hayes spends her days working in a coffee shop and attending college. After a mysterious phone call, her ex-boyfriend Kenny goes missing and Ruby is determined to find out what happened to him. Although the police are looking into his disappearance, Ruby decides to pursue her own investigation. Details, seemingly unconnected to Kenny, begin to emerge. A body fished from the river. A vampire-themed nightclub. A shadowy group whose members include the elite and powerful of the city. Secret gatherings where perverted desires are sated and dark fantasies played out. A series of unsolved murders.
Each clue brings Ruby closer to the truth...and nearer to danger. Will she find Kenny? Or will she herself become prey?
Coming soon to paperback!
Sue by Wodke Hawkinson-
Sue Cox had been lured into a bizarre relationship with Zeke, a man whose stunning looks hid a demented mind. She had left town with him on a road trip and had nearly lost her life in the process. She was saved from death at the last minute by a private investigator, Will Falstaff, whom her parents had hired to find her and bring her home. But, Zeke was still out there.
In this sequel to the novel, Zeke, Sue begins her long recovery. Melvin, the young assistant to Will, is hired to escort her, a precaution in the event Zeke returns to finish the job. Though Sue does not want protection, she gradually grows to trust Melvin even as she learns to be more self-reliant. With the help of her psychiatrist and the loving support of her parents, she works through her tangled emotions and begins to clear the brainwashing from her mind so she can rebuild her life. She vows to never be a victim again. But, Zeke has other plans. . .
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Zeke by Wodke Hawkinson-Zeke is a dark novel of sexual obsession, psychological manipulation, and looming peril.
A naive college student falls for the new clerk at a local store. Captivated by his brooding good looks and menacing but irresistible charisma, she leaves herself wide open for exploitation and agrees to leave town with him. As they travel, his behavior grows more deviant and increasingly volatile.
Her parents’ concern leads them to hire a small-town PI, who begins his inquiry with only two objectives: first, to verify that her departure is voluntary, and second to ascertain her whereabouts. A simple case; however, he soon finds himself locked into a chase to save her life. Will he find her in time or will she become another victim of a cunning sociopath?
Paperback: Coming soon
Betrayed by Wodke Hawkinson-A carjacking gone wrong, an abducted woman, and the Colorado wilderness at the beginning of a harsh winter combine to create the intensity of Betrayed. This novel quickly pulls readers into a nightmare that will keep them turning pages to see what happens next.
Betrayed is not for the faint of heart. It contains violence and adult situations.
This novel contains a bonus. Alternate Ending that begins with chapter 49 and takes the reader in an entirely new direction.
Catch Her in the Rye by Wodke Hawkinson-Short stories of various genres for your reading enjoyment. Tales that cover a broad range of literary styles, Catch Her in the Rye has something for everyone.
Blue by Wodke Hawkinson-Blue is the second volume of short stories by multi-genre author, Wodke Hawkinson. Blue contains three novelettes, which in and of themselves make the book a must-read. In addition, Blue also features eleven shorter
works, all different and each entertaining.
Alone by Wodke Hawkinson-Alone is the third volume of short stories by multi-genre author, Wodke Hawkinson. Alone contains short stories with mythical creatures, sins that come alive, and everyone's fear of being alone. In all, Alone contains 18 tales.
Ghost Writer, a short story by Wodke Hawkinson-Ghost Writer is a short story about a pair of co-authors who notice strange things happening to their writing project. Text is changed or missing; a chapter appears mysteriously in their local newspaper, but is not there when they recheck; and other odd events take place concerning their book. It seems as if someone, or some thing, does not want them to write the story!
Acim, a short story by Wodke Hawkinson-Mica is just a boy when a small grizzled man enters his bedroom one day from a miniature door in the wall. His name is Acim and it seems his whole purpose is to torment Mica. Mica must figure out a way to deal with the nasty little imp.
Acim is a short story for grownups, approximately 6,173 words in length. Written by the authors of the popular novels, Betrayed and Zeke.
E-book vailable at Smashwords, paperback comiing soon in:
Tangerine by Wodke Hawkinson-Tangerine is a novel set in a future time where long distance space travel is commonplace and aliens are a natural part of society. A story of an interstellar biologist who explores the wild orange beauty of the planet, Tangerine, and discovers she is the heir to a device of great power. As she and her furry companion take to the stars, she is pursued not only by an evil collector but also by a romantic rogue!
Troll by Wodke Hawkinson-Troll is a short story by Wodke Hawkinson. The Macksburg County Sheriff’s Office receives a report of a “troll” under the William Frank Bridge. Officers arrest the culprit and bring him in. Then things get interesting. An earlier version of “Troll” was first included in the book, Alone - Selected Short Stories, Volume 3, by Wodke Hawkinson.
Individually Written Books Now Available!
Coming soon! Half Bitten-revamped PJ Hawkinson is rewriting the electrifying novel of vampiric vengeance by a teenage girl against the brutal gang that attacked her.
Soon, you can purchase your copy, and find out how Trudy exacts revenge on the boys who hurt her, and follow her and Lane as Trudy learns what she is becoming.
Mirtis Tod by K. Wodke
Mirtis Tod is not well. Her friend, Chet, convinces her to see a doctor. Dr. Olum is very intrigued by her condition, so much so that he wants to keep her hospitalized against her will. Mirtis doesn't trust the medical staff and escapes. But physicians are not the only ones pursuing her. A dark, hooded figure stalks her as well.
If you like your tales a bit on the strange side, you will enjoy this novelette.
James Willis Makes a Million by K. Wodke
James Willis, a child of the 70's, lives with his loving father and stern grandmother in a rundown old house. James knows he does not want to be poor all his life. He puts his ideas to work and starts his first business when he is only 8 years old. One thing is certain, James is not afraid to make his dreams come true. This book for young readers can be enjoyed by persons of all ages.
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