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I just wanted to share the latest with you! Thanks for indulging me...

Wickedly Yours,


Novella Scheduled for Realease – Summer 2006!

From the press release at Insidious Publications:

Mama’s Boy, by Fran Friel

Deep within the confines of Penn’s Asylum waits a scarred and broken man with a seemingly non-existent past. Found burned and unresponsive twenty years prior, Frank Doe’s dark secrets have remained locked away in mute silence. That is until Rebecca, a beautiful young doctor newly assigned to the wards of the asylum, steps in to unlock and scour Doe’s psyche for answers about his past. Shocking revelations bring about the doctor’s own troubled history, opening a long-closed set of wounds that she herself must face.

A novella of deep, dark and disturbing images, Mama’s Boy is a story you won’t soon forget. Perhaps it will even unleash your own wounds lying just below the surface. Will you withstand the demons inside?

This is a perfect bound Novella. Illustrated by Zach Pennington, Tom Moran, Jason Beirens & Zach McCain, edited by April Miller, Chris Hedges and Paul Danda and layout-design, printed and bound by Insidious Publications as well as an introduction by author, James Newman. This Novella is a Signed and Numbered Limited Edition, 100 Copies.

The book is hand made and hand bound. High gloss soft cover, full color interior illustrations, French parchment end paper, linen signature sheet and is signed by the author, all artists and author, James Newman.

"A fun, old school psych ward confessional full of blood and betrayal where you can't tell who are the inmates and who are the keepers."--Tom Piccirilli, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Headstone City and November Mourns

"Fran Friel's MAMA'S BOY is a gripping, disturbing, and more- than-slightly twisted debut novella. Though you may feel the need to shower with boiling water afterwards, Friel accomplishes the fine art of making you squirm--big time--without being needlessly graphic. A demented winner from a very promising new author."--Jeff Strand, author of PRESSURE and (CASKET FOR SALE (ONLY USED ONCE)

"Mama's Boy is compelling, suspenseful, and disturbing as hell! Fran Friel has made a fan out of me!"
- Brian Knight, author of King of Souls and Hacks.