Charms: Four Stories of Female Revenge by Rob Watts
Available October 27, 2017
Charms, my first collection of short stories, will be released on October 27th in trade paperback and will be available (via Ocean View Press) at Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Amazon and select indie bookshops. The cover art was beautifully designed by J. Caleb Design, who I’d previously worked with earlier this year on the re-release of The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove. Charms will make its debut at Super Mega Fest on October 21-22 in Marlborough, MA. If you’re in the area, do stop by to get your copy signed by me. Check here for upcoming signing dates.
Synopsis: In this seductive and chillingly vengeful collection of short fiction, Rob Watts depicts four morally bankrupt men and the scathing and contemptuous women who take out their revenge in the most outrageous methods. Their terrifying descent into madness and their lust for revenge makes for a truly mesmerizing thrill-ride.
Recently Separated – An online dating match gone wrong. From their first date, there’s an instant attraction between Jerry and Ruby. They seem like a match made in heaven, until Jerry gets caught in a lie and sends Ruby into a psychotic rage.
Carman – A late-night drive turns troublesome when Bill decides to pick up a seemingly harmless young girl stranded on a deserted country road. When his passenger informs him of her sinister intentions, Bill must make a quick decision that will save his marriage or cost him everything.
Nantasket Beach – Jenna and Pete have a happy marriage, a successful business and a beautiful beach house. Secrets, however, tear it all down and their cheerful and sunny lifestyle quickly turns into a dark and depressing mess.
Americana – Dennis, a down on his luck short-order cook, encounters a stunning young female who immediately adds excitement to his mundane daily life, but their growing romance opens up old wounds for Dennis. While his new girlfriend seems too good to be true, he eventually discovers that she has ominous intentions.