New Book Releases By Local Authors


“A Curse So Dark And Lonely” by Brigid Kemmerer
Release Date: January 29, 2019

A twist on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” story, this fable introduces new characters who inhabit an enchanting world. Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over. He knew he could be saved if he fell in love, but that was before he knew he would transform into a vicious beast at the end of each autumn, before he destroyed his castle and his family.

Harper Lacy, constantly judged because of her cerebral palsy, is grieving her dying mother, who was preceded in death by Harper’s father. When Harper tries to save someone on the streets of Washington, D.C., she is sucked into Rhen’s world.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall? Will it take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen and his people from utter ruin?

“A Curse So Dark and Lonely” is available at select independent bookstores in Baltimore, on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Learn more at

“Stranger Than Fiction: True Supernatural Encounters Of A Spiritual Warrior” by Bill Bean
Release Date: December 3, 2018

Bill Bean has published five books that recount his harrowing childhood encounters with demons while living in a haunted house in Glen Burnie and also his subsequent call to faith. His newest book, “Stranger Than Fiction,” shares not only Bean’s stories but also other people’s experiences and eye-witness accounts of angels, demons, ghosts, UFOs and other mysterious paranormal phenomena.

From demonic possessions to government conspiracies, many frightening stories are shared by Bean, who is a traveling exorcist, television and radio personality, and lecturer. As he says in the first few pages of his new release, “May you find this book to be a sober reminder that we truly have very limited understanding of the world that we live in. We humans are capable of using only a small percentage of our brain. Can you imagine what we would see, hear and feel if we were able to use 100 percent of our brain capabilities? I think that there's a whole other world going on around us and it just might be leaking into ours.”

For more information, visit or find the book on Amazon.

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