Book Clubs

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Bereft Reality and Picking Murphys are now listed on the popular book club site Reader’s Circle, with First Responder soon to follow. Please check them out at READERSCIRCLE.ORG. If you would like Bereft Reality or Picking Murphys or First Responder added to your book club pleAse post or email the name of your club. Once added to your site I’ll place a link below to yours.

Bereft Reality Free Audio Sample


Bereft Reality Exposed

Approximately ten days ago Bereft Reality had it’s first reading in Columbus Indiana. The conversation was ‘enlightening and stimulating’ and kept the crowd entertained. Several people left that night with book marks and business cards so they could get their copy.

Be the first to have a reading/book club review in your community. You can find it on Amazon and Google on the internet and from the publisher as well. Enjoy the hardcoveR, paperback and e-book formats – order today! Please reach out to me with your comments and planned events via posting and email.

Don’t forget to look for us on Facebook and the internet via or and by searching for Bereft Reality on the intErnet and within Facebook.


Hope and Despair

Despair is all around us. It touches each and every one of us in one way or another. Here you will find information and comments on fun hobbies, recent crazy events, an interesting soon to be released book, and much more. Feel free to read about and comment on self esteem, how you feel about yourself, and even install NeverWinter Nights and play Hope and Despair.

2014 – What a wonderful Halloween treat. Please enjoy the first two chapters from Bereft Reality by James Summers.

2015 – Here comes a Valentine’s Day special – the first chapter of my newest project – Picking Murphys by James Summers. Enjoy!

4/20/2015 – Bereft Reality was published by Xlibris publishing on 4/20. Please go to and click on bookstore link and then search for Bereft  Reality. Be the first to order your copy today!

4/28/2015 – Bereft Reality press releases went out to organizations in the following cities – Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Chicago, San Francisco and New York City.


Bereft Reality

Picking Murphys
First Responder
Lingering Issues  
Sixteen Point Six

I’m in the process of setting up book signings in the Kentuckiana area so check back often. 

I find darkness in all things good, no matter what I examine, and then write about it. Through my use of plot twists I take the reader down a mostly straight path until I skew what had earlier been described as normal. Keeping you on your toes and on the edge of your seat are of paramount importance to me; they are the byproducts of my horror. Sexual tension, social situations, and psychological horror are all intertwined with happiness, for a spell. I have yet to write fantasy or historical pieces, choosing instead to focus on psychosocial horror. I have written six novels, one of which was published and another is almost ready for editing. To make a longer story shorter, I love writing. Let me shock you today!


Taking Shape

Lovely progress is being made, and the site is just now being published to various places on the internet. Feel free to post about us on your favorite social media about the topics that interest you – lets help get the word out! The book has been named Bereft Reality, and other areas have come to life as well.

More changes are coming, so stay tuned. Below are some novel updates and additional information.


Bereft Reality is an adult erotica psychological thriller. It takes place in slums around Lincoln Park, Detroit and touches on the human aspects of self-worth and self-esteem. It stresses the good and evil inside us all, making you question what you would do in certain social situations. Heavy in pop culture references, shock and awe, and dream sequences to boot! This is the first book in the Fine Lines trilogy and was published 4/16/15.

Picking Murphys is an adult supernatural thriller. It takes place around the wonderful vacation town of Murphys, California. Follow a family of four as they are set upon by an evil spirit on the way to the trip of their lifetime. A pair of good spirits are never far behind, but seem to fall short when attempting to determine why the evil has centered on that family. The vengeful, evil spirit that will stop at nothing to achieve its goals. Detailed dreams and nightmares convolute reality, shocking you to your core. This book was published on 2/15/16.

First Responder is an adult supernatural psychological thriller. It takes place near a college in southern California. The main characters are a therapist vampire, an EMT, and a college student. Delving into psychiatric disorders, along with the difficulty of being a vampire in today’s society, I explore the desire to survive and the need to do good. This book is being edited.

You had better follow me in Goodreads or I’ll haunt your dreams… Unless you WANT me to haunt your dreams, in which case I shall NOT haunt your dreams. So, if you want interesting, different, shocking, and you love to read…..I’M YOUR GUY!