Lorelei Shannon invites you to step into her Psyche Noir

Lorelei Shannon

Writer * Editor * Gearhead * Goth Mama

New Book! Historic True Crime!

Mad Madame Lalaurie: New Orleans' Most Famous Murderess Revealed

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Mad Madame Lalaurie: New Orleans' Most Famous Murderess Revealed

If you like your horror Southern style...

Possum Kingdom

an excerpt
Possum Kingdom!

Welcome to the Kingdom

Rose is seventeen and on the run, desperate to escape an unspeakable homelife in Miami. She finds herself in Possum Kingdom, Tennessee, a tiny little town with secrets as dark as the woods that surround it. Here she meets Robbie Jo, her new best friend. The girl is dirt-poor, brilliant, funny…and bloodthirsty.

Robbie Jo is a young psychopath. A budding serial killer. She hides her true nature from the people of Possum Kingdom—most of them, anyway. The lucky ones.

Rose settles into small-town life with quiet joy. For the first time in her life, she feels safe. For the first time, she falls in love. And she confides it all to her newfound “sister.”
As Robbie Jo plays the townspeople like game pieces, as she digs into a longpast atrocity that is better off forgotten, she draws Rose closer and closer.

The battle for Rose’s soul has begun. But the stakes are higher than anyone could imagine.

Possum Kingdom is an intimate portrait of love and madness, and an epic story of magic, murder, and outrageous ambition. This is supernatural Southern Gothic reinvented.

Lorelei Shannon's Psychenoir

What's a PsycheNoir?

Who the heck is Lorelei Shannon?

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Explore the house. Hold your mouse over a link to read the destination.
Click the link to visit a room.

My Haunted Home Tha Mooooon The Cemetery The Nursery The Parlor The Library The Boudoir The Kennel

Wherein the visitor may glimpse both the airy rooms and the dark corners of the author's mind...

The Carriage House

Don't ever laugh as the hearse goes by...


Vinegaroon Moon

Website of gaming deity Dan Carver, who also happens to be my husband...

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