Lucky Friday the 13th


A quick note for those who think like me – Friday the 13th shouldn’t go unnoticed.

It’s always been a lucky day for me. I like the mystery of the day, the pretense that something odd might happen.

It was on a Friday the 13th that I became engaged, and I’ve been happily married over 30 years. It was a Friday the 13th that I landed one of my dream jobs—well a dream for a bit, then turned into a nightmare. Where am I going with this?

It’s still a day of mystery, when we can experience something and blame it on the day.

For some it’s the superstitious bad luck day, though I think that kind of sentiment is waning. People don’t seem to take stock in unknown territories any longer, being connected means having answers at our fingertips. The odd is explained away, easily enough.

But if something strange happens to you today, good or bad, go ahead and blame it on Friday the 13th.

Some great reading for Friday the 13th

Goodreads Listopia: 13 Scary Stories for Friday the 13th

Goodreads Listopia: Paranormal Book Lists

Goodreads Listopia: Best Gothic Books Of All Time

The Savy Reader: Top 10 List of Eerie Books to Read on Friday the 13th!

Don’t forget my books: from the Curses & Secrets serial

More interesting reading and understanding . . .

University of Oxford – Introduction to The Victorian Gothic: Spiritualism

Happy Friday the 13th

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Book Released Today! Seeking Redemption

zgutaFor those who know me well, you already know that I’m an introvert and don’t like to share too much personal information publicly. This has been a busy, and at times difficult year, in the Zguta household. A few major life changes have shifted our way which required some planning and preparation on our part.

I had surgery in September, and then my husband had surgery, just two weeks ago today. No worries. We are both doing fine and thankfully will be healthier for the procedures. But things like that can take a toll on the spirit.

So it’s a good thing that they happened this year because we had something else to focus on besides ourselves. There was a wedding in the family and another wedding is coming up this weekend!

I am so excited. Concentrating on the good things that happened, the year’s highlight was my son’s wedding in early November. It was wonderful to see the entire family rejoicing on such a happy day and I know in my heart that my son and his new wife will have a great life together.

Today I have another reason to celebrate:

Seeking Redemption

My third book is officially released and I want to share my good news.

Please, I ask that you share this information because I am looking for readers of suspense thrillers with a supernatural slant and a twist of horror. If you know any readers who are Kay Hooper, Joe Hill, Mark Frost, Stephen King or Dean Koontz fans – Please share my book news with them. I would appreciate your help at networking.

Seeking Redemption (Curses & Secrets Book 3) by [Zguta, Elisabeth]Seeking Redemption – Book three of my Curses & Secrets saga is an exciting story, packed with suspense. I’ve tried to draw a picture of who my characters are, how the family is surviving, and most importantly how Robert can survive and still live with himself.

I think we can agree that living with guilt can destroy ourselves inside and very often hurt our loved ones, as well.

Those who read my original books Breaking Cursed Bonds and Exposing Secret Sins already know what a lost cause Robert is, and to see him “Seeking Redemption” is a spectacle in itself. But there’s more to this story . . . we see his sister, Emilie, once again using her paranormal ability to save the day, or does she? You’ll just have to read the story to find out.

If anyone is interested in reading the book in exchange for an honest review, please contact me for a copy.

Thank you all for your support and please spread the word about my stories.

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New Covers and Update to TOC for Books on Amazon

Happy Friday – this is a quick note.

I heard through the FB grapevine that Amazon may be considering taking down eBooks that had the table of contents in the back book matter (which I did). So to be proactive I reformatted the TOC, and now it will be in the front matter. Find out more from David Gaughran in his post here.

In my opinion, it looks ugly this way, but whatever Amazon wants I’m happy to comply if they continue to distribute my books. I thank David for the heads up, as usual. Let’s hope it’s no big deal, but better to be in the know.

I wanted to show you my new covers for

Breaking Cursed Bonds and Exposing Secret Sins

I took the opportunity to also update the covers. What do you think?

Thumb Breaking Cursed Bonds Skull cover 2016

Thumb Exposing Secret Sins 2016 cover


Other news:

I have the third book of the serial Curses & Secrets in the editors hands.

I am really excited about Seeking Redemption. I think it’s about time we hear Robert’s voice. Can such a bad guy really attain redemption? Hmm – you’ll have to read it to find out. It will be released later this year, promise.

I’m happy to be working with a new editor for this book – Richard Thomas. He’s not only a great writer and editor, but he’s just finished a Kickstarter and soon he’ll be launching a new online magazine.

Check out:

GamutGamut Magazine: Neo-noir, speculative, literary fiction.

It’s not too late to get your subscription.


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Curses & Secrets – Books with a good Scare

What are you reading

to get yourself in the mood for Halloween?mummy

Support #IndieAuthors Here are some great reading suggestions, my favorite scary stories:

Suicide Forest (A Suspense Horror Thriller & Mystery Novel) (World’s Scariest Places Occult & Supernatural Crime Series Book 1) by Jeremy Bates

The Catacombs (A Suspense Horror Thriller & Mystery Novel) (World’s Scariest Places Occult & Supernatural Crime Series Book 2) by Jeremy Bates

Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural by Paula Cappa

The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa

The Sister: A gripping crime, mystery and suspense thriller by Max China

Desecration (The London Psychic Book 1) by J F Penn

Delirium (The London Psychic Book 2) by J P Penn

Curses & Secrets a serial

Try reading my stories for a Halloween mood. Begin with :

Breaking Cursed Bonds

travel the world to break a curse, using voodoo, burning bones, and reaching the other side of the realm!

Exposing Secret Sins

discover the past family secrets which only leads to a chase by a monster, after being thrown into the mysterious world of a secret society!

Come join the adventure of the de Gourgues siblings as they try to make their way in a Superstitious World which troubles them with curses, secrets and The Black Wolf Society, who won’t rest until they’re dead.

Seeking Redemption

Book three of the serial to be released in 2016 – saved the best for last! A horrific end to the de Gourgues story . . . watch for more updates.

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