Master of danger, the occult, and passion
From word one, this novel grips and shakes you with its unique descriptions and its velvet use of terror. Sample the opening: "The pervasive wood smoke of Mexico City created an orange midday glow. Death. Its challenging presence rode hot thermal wavelets, making the ground quiver." The hero is ruthless and passionate, the heroine driven, ambitious, and loyal, even to those who corrupted and used her. Everyone holds secrets, even the dead, and it's a race to see who will survive the revelations of those dark, devastating truths.
Besides Twisted Love and a string of related Rocky stories and novellas, Runnels is at work on another series, this one set in WWII and based on a true story about the Nazi obsession with occult powers. Keep an eye out for the Dispatches from the Wolfenkrieg trilogy coming out in 2017. He is also in the forthcoming Forsaken anthology edited by Mark Onspaugh and Joe McKinney, coming early next year from renowned horror publishers Cemetery Dance.