Evie Rhodes

Evie Rhodes is an award winning song writer and video scriptwriter and now a horror novelist.

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Out “A” Order

Out “A” Order

Author: Rhodes, Evie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 304pp.
Pub. Date: January 28, 2007
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

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Stephen King’s The Stand meets Donald Goines’s Black Gangster in this novel by Evie Rhodes, a spiritually powered supernatural thriller set on the mean streets of Newark’s crime-ridden Central Ward.

Shannon Davenport is an infamous Newark OG (original gangsta) who, after the birth of his daughter, Jasmine, has tried hard to keep himself out of trouble and make a better life for his family. Now 36 years old and married to Tawney, a successful bank manager, Davenport is shattered when eight-year old Jasmine is gunned down in broad daylight while playing hide-and-seek with her friends. Obsessed with tracking down his daughter’s killer, the streetwise Davenport becomes entangled in a quickly escalating conflict between two ruthless thugs. As the power struggle ignites into all-out gang warfare — and the body count skyrockets — Davenport uncovers the unbelievable truth: There is a vengeful presence behind all the tragedy, busily collecting souls for the kingdom of darkness . . .

Fueled by darkly poetic imagery and allegory — as well as numerous relevant biblical references (Proverbs 1:16: “For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.”) — Out “A” Order is equal parts gritty crime fiction thriller, graphic inner-city fantasy, and spiritual cautionary tale. Readers who enjoy edification with their literary escapism should definitely check out this novel.
–Paul Goat Allen

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Criss Cross
Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Author: Rhodes, Evie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 240pp.
Pub. Date: February 2006
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

Homicide detective Micah Jordan-Wells has seen the worst humanity has to offer on the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey. He’s earned himself high-profile celebrity status by catching more murderers than he cares to remember. None were as bad as the serial killer known as Silky, whose death relieved a city of one of its worst nightmares.

But Micah’s nightmares are just beginning. A new predator stalks the streets, tearing through prey like a riptide and laying the blame at Micah’s feet. Accused of murder, under suspicion by officers in his own precinct, and tormented by visions of the victims’ brutal slayings, Micah finds himself enslaved to the cruel manipulations of an unfathomable mind—one that’s inexplicably linked to his own.

It began the day Micah was born. His arrival opened a portal between worlds — a passageway between the real and unreal, reason and madness, light and darkness — and within the realm of Criss Cross. . . .

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Expired
Expired

Expired

Author: Rhodes, Evie
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 304pp.
Pub. Date: January 2006
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

Expired
Expired

Expired

Author: Rhodes, Evie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 304pp.
Pub. Date: February 1, 2005
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

Tracie Burlingame is said to have eyes that change color like the skin of a chameleon. She approaches a psychic on a whim, but whatever the old woman sees in Tracie’s future frightens her beyond words and reason. . . .

The proud mother of four teenaged sons, Tracie does everything she can to keep them safe from trouble in their rough Harlem neighborhood. Being the best momma she knows how in a sometimes unforgiving city is an exhausting job, but Tracie never regrets one minute spent with her boys. Yet despite all her efforts to bring them up right, she loses her eldest son to drug addiction, gaining only his hatred in return for her love. But the grief Tracie feels for her first born is nothing compared to what she suffers after the brutal death of her baby — drained of blood and thrown from a rooftop. What kind of monster would kill an innocent child so horribly?

The police investigation reveals no motive to point to a murderer, and even if there were, Tracie has trouble believing that the worst of criminals could commit such a brutal act. Soon enough, it becomes clear that her child’s life was taken by something, rather than someone. Something from Tracie’s past that has returned with a vengeance-and that can only be defeated if she is willing to embrace a weapon of unimaginable power. . . .

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Other books by Evie Rhodes


Street Vengeance
Street Vengeance

Street Vengeance

Author: Rhodes, Evie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 304pp.
Pub. Date: June 24, 2008
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

Award-winning gospel songwriter and novelist Evie Rhodes delivers a powerful story of a tough, troubled, young woman who’s creating her own brand of justice . . .

Eighteen-year-old Brandi Hutchinson may not have money or status, but she’s definitely got potential — MBA potential. She’s smart, funny, focused, and caring. But all that changes one night after a rap concert when the L.A.P.D. beats her best friend Q, leaving him paralyzed. That night, Brandi is filled with a vengeance that transforms her from a nice young girl with a bright future into Los Angeles’s most wanted woman — and the militant, insatiable leader of one of the fiercest female gangs in history.

Fueled by rage, frustration, and bitterness, Brandi is soon unrecognizable — even to Q, who is now helpless to stop the escalating violence wrought by the girl he loves like a sister. Brandi’s intellect and guts are still there, but she’s no longer willing to use her power for good. Now it’s going to take one more tragedy, and a force greater than she can imagine, to stop the war Brandi is fighting — within and without.

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The Forgotten Spirit: A Christmas Tale
The Forgotten Spirit: A Christmas Tale

The Forgotten Spirit: A Christmas Tale

Author: Rhodes, Evie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 304pp.
Pub. Date: September 25, 2007
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

On the surface, Jamie Lynne Brooks looks like your ordinary nine-year-old girl. She likes to skip, laugh, and play. But Jamie is far from ordinary. She has been blessed with a magical gift — a gift that will transform Jamie’s world and all of the people in it this holiday season . . .

Although her loving grandparents have raised Jamie in a protective cocoon, Jamie is wise to the harsh realities of the tough neighborhood she calls home. And her mother’s absence from her life has only made Jamie wiser beyond her years. Yet she has managed to hold onto hope — hope for a better life for her grandparents, hope that her mother will return someday, and hope for anyone who’s lost their way. After all, Christmas is a time for miracles . . .

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Title List:
1. Expired
2. Criss Cross
3. Out “A” Order
4. The Forgotten Spirit: A Christmas Tale
5. Street Vengeance


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