PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (PRWEB) May 16, 2019
A true, eye-witness account from a book first published more than 60 years ago regarding a person who seemingly vanished into thin air, never to be found again, while simply walking across a field, inspired Mr. Stchur to write “Mary Out O’ the Earth” (published by AuthorHouse). For more details about the book, please visit https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Out-Earth-Steal-Heart/dp/1728304032.
The book tells the story of a 40-year-old widower named David Rigert who falls in love with a woman who is not at all who — or what — he believes her to be. She is, in fact, only half human. According to Stchur, “it is a story that hopefully captures the awful essence of what it must be like to wake up in dawn’s early light, turn to the spouse or lover lying next to you. . . and just catch, peripherally, a fleeting glance of a really wicked set of three-inch fangs receding back into your beloved’s gums.”
In this story, Mary does not know that she is half beast or that she has a half-alien mind and possesses enormous physical strength beneath her porcelain curves and red-hair beauty. She does not know she is programmed to kill — and worse, to love — so that the imperatives of an alien world might be fulfilled. Or that her “other” self can quash her good half at will — down, down, until all that remains when she awakens are its malevolent ghostly footprints on her soul. She does not know, but she will learn. And that is when the internal screams begin.
“Mary Out O’ the Earth,” subtitled “She Will Steal Your Heart Away” allows the reader to experience what it would be like to fall deeply in love with someone when both parties involved are unaware that one of them is not even fully human. “My goal is to leave readers with a deeply satisfied but wistful feeling and perhaps a deeper appreciation of what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in their own relationships,” Stchur says.
“Mary Out O’ the Earth: She Will Steal Your Heart Away”
By John Stchur
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 234 pages | ISBN 9781728304014
Softcover | 6 x 9#in | 234 pages | ISBN 9781728304038
E-Book | 234 pages | ISBN 9781728304021
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John Stchur's first two novels, “Down On the Farm” and “Paddywhack” garnered both praise and endorsements from Stephen King. However, a lifelong interest in the world of human strength and physical performance, culminating in several age-group world records in the strict curl, caused him to stray temporarily from the horror genre just long enough to write a novel titled “Darwin Smiled” having to do with the genetically gifted. He has returned to horror now, believing the break has allowed him to write with renewed enthusiasm. He believes “Mary Out O' the Earth” reflects that. Stchur has been married to his wife Sharon for 50 years. They have four grown children and 10 grandchildren and spend their summers in Yellowstone, where Sharon is an artist in residence.
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