There are many fine titles here, including Our Frail Disordered Lives, guaranteed to scare Hell out of your bones.
This is a treat, not a trick!
Everybody wants to be a star, including lower level demon, Roach, who goes rogue on a mission to prove to his boss, Satan that he has the chops to be one hell of a minion. In the process, just maybe he can garner a starring role in the next demonic production of Dante’s Inferno.
Larry Kavanaugh is a self-absorbed family man, controlling, insecure and pretty darn selfish, not to mention deceitful, so when he is offered what he considers the perfect life in exchange for his soul, how could he say no? Just sign and it will be done, but Larry is about to learn that the blade cuts both ways, and it’s his neck on the block.
Mix in one fed up wife, a woman from her past and a little devilish techno magic, not to mention two cats with a nose for evil and poor Roach doesn’t stand a chance in hell of not getting into even more trouble with the Big Guy below!
Mary Schmidt’s OUR FRAIL DISORDERED LIVES is a quirky look at the horrors of demonic possession that will have readers chuckling and maybe even mending their ways, because, “what if?” Larry is a complete and utterly dislikable character and hoping to see his world implode was entertainment in itself! I almost felt bad for poor Larry, almost.
Now Roach? He wasn’t such a bad demon, he also wasn’t very smart and even with his best demon-buddy’s help, he probably couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag! That said, I liked the misguided rascal, really. The rest of the characters are a mixed bag of good, misguided and kind of ordinary, but they make this tale of Good versus Evil one fun read! Mary Schmidt has a hit here, just waiting to be appreciated by readers of any genre! This is reading for anyone looking for a few chuckles, a well-told and thought out plot and a few hours of reality escapism! Try it, it’s a hidden gem!