For Love and Fear
Author: L.D. Carson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
After a brutal war destroyed everything he held dear, the god of fear has disappeared into hiding. But the persistence of one mortal may be the key to bringing him back to power. Are they both willing to make the sacrifices it will take?
“It’s not just about the ability to conquer,” he said, “It is about the ability to pick apart the human psyche. To know a person’s fear is to know his moral standing, his past, and potentially his future.”
The god’s voice growled with an inner joy so strong that Bakrin turned to him. His eyes glistened with terrible ideas, and a smile stretched across his face. This was the first time Bakrin had seen him smile in his human form, and noted how the smile stretched almost as far as the one he had given her in his god state, inhumanly far, and slightly menacing. However, the sight did not bring terror to her heart, so much as awe. It seemed that nearly everything he did brought awe to her. Something about this demeanor made every mundane thing he did fascinating to watch. His current state, for example, was both frightful and intriguing. The combination of child-like joy and nearly sexual hunger in his face as he was curled in his chair, surrounded by books, and lecturing about the deconstruction of a person’s carefully built sanity through the exploitation of his greatest fears, was simply and strangely heart-warming.
that story as well as co-authoring a children's book, “Snorkle the Fail Dragon.”