Title: Maladaptation (Deviant Behaviors #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Adan Ramie (Atypical Deviance Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 18, 2015 – 157 pgs
Malena “Lee” Barsten is stuck. Raised in foster care and group homes, she’s seen more than her fair share of abuse, and dealt out almost as much in retribution. But when her best friend makes an enemy of a sadistic drug dealer, she has no choice but to run before he kills again.
In the same city, Ruby Isles might as well be living in another world. Money is abundant, but the abuse is just as plentiful. Her plan to leave her husband is dashed when she crosses paths with Lee, and she is thrown into a world filled with more violence, and more love, than she has ever known.
Detective Harrison “Harry” Thresher picks up the scent when an exotic dancer is violently murdered, and fingerprints link the wife of a prominent businessman to the crime scene. Against orders, she follows the case down a dark and twisted path littered with bodies. Will she be able to save the lives of the two people who escaped the drug dealer’s wrath with her career intact?
Adan Ramie is a fiction author who lives in a small town in southeast Texas with her amazing, supportive wife and delightfully rambunctious children.
She has been published in Beyond the Nightlight, Faed, and Strange Portals, as well asSkin to Skin, Liberty Island Magazine, This Dark Matter, and Paper Tape Magazine, among others.
Her short stories, Crumbling and Lines Blur, are now available as independent downloads. Her anthologies, Darkness Undone and Consuming Darkness are collections of dark speculative fiction short stories that can be purchased at most major online e-book retailers.
Her first novel, Maladaptation is available now, and her second novel, Cluster B, is now available for pre-order and will be released in 2016.