Titles By Charlie Courtland

The Secret of A Spicy Jalapeno
Genre: Horror/Dark Fiction
Editor: Robert Helle
Available in ebook and Paperback, First, 230 pages
Published March 7th 2011 by BB Books Original Paperback Trade Co.
ISBN 1460977157 (ISBN13: 9781460977157)
Primary Language: English

Beyond the urban sprawl of a Pacific Northwest city lurks the peculiar little town of Providence and in it, an organic farmer named Joe Parker. Joe’s lurid story, or rather this particular piece of it, begins when Sheriff Caine fashions the big idea to grow jalapenos, albeit with questionable methods. The gritty scheme is plucked from the undercurrent of the sheriff’s self-righteous mind and carried out with the help of Joe’s skill, two local agents, and a coroner. Everything is progressing as planned. That is, until Vera Cruz, a prostitute and girlfriend of a drug dealer, is delivered late one night on Joe’s doorstep. The new houseguest suddenly complicates his routine. The woman bunking on the rear porch not only threatens to upset the jalapeno operation, but also Joe’s conviction about what is rightly just and intrinsically wrong. Will Vera save Joe or lure him further into depravity?

The creation of The Secret of A Spicy Jalapeno derives from the unequivocal influence of acclaimed Southern gothic writer, Flannery O’Connor.

“Sometimes it takes a violent and grotesque act for a character to experience a moment of grace. Perhaps, this is the truest path toward fictional redemption.” ~ Charlie Courtland

The Hidden Will of the Dragon 
(Book 2, Elizabeth Bathory Series)
Genre: Dark Historical Fiction
Editor: Linda Boulanger
Available in ebook and Paperback, First, 494 pages
Published September 13th 2010
ISBN 1452890056 (ISBN13: 9781452890050)
Primary Language English
Series- Countess Elizabeth Bathory #2

In the sequel to "Dandelions in the Garden," the journey of history's most intriguing noble female murderer continues. Come following Elizabeth and Amara through the canals of Venice and high into the Carpathian Mountains to discover the inevitable. How the story of the Blood Countess really ends!

Dandelions in the Garden 
(Book 1, Elizabeth Bathory Series)
Genre: Dark Historical Fiction
Editor: Robert Helle, 2011 re-release edition
Available in ebook and Paperback, Second, revised 2011, 426 pages
Published December 7th 2009 by Amazon (first published 2009)
ISBN 1449977804 (ISBN13: 9781449977801)
primary language English
Series - Countess Elizabeth Bathory #1

Journey into the underworld of the Blood Countess. "Dandelions In The Garden," is a historical fiction novel based on one of the most infamous female mass murderers in history, the 16th century Hungarian countess, Elizabeth Bathory. The Blood Countess was a descendant of Vlad Tepes and is undeniably connected with the vampire legends of Transylvania.

2nd edition proofed by Editor, Robert Helle (March, 2011 revision)

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