Monday, August 27, 2012

Jumping Over the Edge

is exactly what Paul Stansfield, a talented author with a unique style and voice, did with great success. Paul's talents ran to mystery and suspense, until now. With break out book KAISHAKU, a chilling horror story, Paul separates the gutless from the lionhearted. Below is a small sample to set the scene.

Paul Stansfield
ISBN: 978-1-61937-388-4
Musa Publishing


When a sociopath is speaking, being a good listener can cost you your soul.

After receiving a DUI, Dustin Dempster is working off community service hours in a hospital. While there, he’s asked to do amateur counseling of difficult patients. He thinks this a waste of time, and reluctantly agrees.

One of these difficult patients is Levon Howard, a man paralyzed from the neck down because of a car accident. He’s initially uncooperative, but after being charmed by Dustin’s brutal honesty and willingness to break some small hospital rules, he agrees to participate. Soon he’s revealing his darkest secrets to Dustin…

Dustin pulled up his chair, and listened intently.

“For starters, my name is Levon, so call me that. Not big on ‘Mr. Howard.’ Fort is right in a way—I do want to talk. Just not to someone like him, or his flunkies, or a nurse. What I’m going to tell you I’ve never told anyone—but I figure, why not? My life—my real life—is over.

“You never told anyone? Why not?”

“Shut up and listen! You’ll see. But anyway, the most important thing in my life is that I’m obsessed with killing. With a catch—I’m not a murderer. I’ve never been arrested, never went to jail, and never even broke the law.”

Levon paused to catch his breath, and Dustin just stared at him, and resisted the urge to laugh. Come on! This guy’s gotta be fucking with me! Or was he? He looked pretty sincere—could he be serious? Maybe he would have been better off not talking to him. But, on the other hand, Levon could hardly attack him even if he wanted to, and besides, Dustin was a little curious. So he waited for the paralyzed man to resume.


Learn more about Paul Stansfield on his entertaining blog.

I'll be back Wednesday with a new menu. Until then...

Happy Reading!

Sloane Taylor


  1. Nice way to end this hot summer with a chilling scare! Tweeted and shared!

    1. Good luck with the novel, Paul.

      Best wishes


    2. Sharon and Martin--thanks for the support! And for the tweeting, Sharon--one of these days I'll have to learn how to do that, too.

  2. Hope it's going well! I'm still a little scared to read it.

  3. Thanks Rhea! I'm oddly complimented by your misgivings, since I am trying to disturb readers a bit.