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Invitation to Evil: A Max MacAulay Novel by Sandler L. Bryson

Bedlam House, LLC
$6.99, paperback / $3.99, e-book
ISBN: 979-8-663275309
May, 2021
Fiction: African-American / Horror
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A wrathful spirit. A family in pushed to the edge. An innocent child in danger. Can detective Max MacAulay save the day or has he stepped into a situation darker than he suspected?

Max MacAulay has powers. He uses them to handle problems. Only Max doesn’t handle normal problems. He handles the kind that include angry ghosts that hurl projectiles, innocent loved ones being possessed by unwanted entities, and other troubles of the paranormal kind.

His latest case involves a family plagued by an evil spirit. The case seems simple enough. Yet something is not right. Max is pretty good at fighting evil spirits whether it be a raging demon or the specter of a scorned lover. This entity however is not like any Max has faced before. For starters it seems to be able to completely evade his powers. This is bad for Max but even worse for the afflicted kid. Will Max be able to solve the case or will conditions continue to sour? Find out in an Invitation to Evil: A Max MacAulay Novel in set the Contaminated Angels storyline.

Contaminated Angels: In the heart of Western North Carolina is a special place called Sahalish. Sahalish is a city like any other, except lately there has been a convergence of people with extraordinary abilities appearing in Sahalish. Some of them appear as paragons of virtue helping people as best they can. Others appear utterly malevolent out for their own gain at all cost. Yet appearances are not always what they seem. The world of Contaminated Angels explores these beings and their motives. So step into a world of brazen heroes, diabolical villains and the shades of gray that exists between the two. Step into the world of Contaminated Angels.

Sandler L. Bryson lives in the Raleigh area of North Carolina but is a native of western North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Evergreen State College, where he studied prose and poetry. His love of fantasy and speculative fiction began at an early age. He started writing fantasy stories in the first grade. When not writing his hobbies include, reading (novels and comics), watching films, playing tabletop role-playing games, and drinking a good beer. He particularly likes that the latter interest can be enjoyed simultaneously with the other three hobbies. He is currently working on the next story which is set in the Contaminated Angels storyline. For correspondence he can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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