Book Spotlight “I Died Once” by James Mahoney

James sent me an email about his story, I Died Once. With a title like that, I could hardly pass up the opportunity to spotlight it here on Emma’s Ramblings on Supernatural Fiction. Scroll on for the enigmatic blurb and haunting book cover.



I Died Once CoverI Died Once (Novella);

Mady was a Dark Child…

She often sat alone in her bedroom, on the floor… Sorting through this or that, generally some sort of pharmaceuticals.

It’s good that she was never allowed to own a Cat… Or a Fish… Or any other sort of domestic animal, as they would have likely ended up at the end of some sort of experimentation… With drastic results.

It’s not that she’s “mean” for say… No.

It’s more that she is disjointed… An outcast really, from her own home…

From her Mother’s Heart.

Yes, Mady is a dark one… But what else was she to be, in a world devoid of light.


Check out the trailer



jConnect with James  at his websites James Patrick Mahoney and The Written Word

Twitter: @DJWrittenWord

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Purchase Links:    Barnes & Noble

James Patrick Mahoney is a Filmmaker, turned Screenplay Writer, turned Comic Book Script Writer, turned Novelist.


Thanks for sharing, James. Mady sounds like a troubled young woman. I’ve said it before, but I think the book cover artwork is stunning.


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22 Responses to Book Spotlight “I Died Once” by James Mahoney

  1. Love the cover for sure, but the story sounds good, too. I like dark. I’m already sad just from the blurb!

    Best of luck, James.

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Gorgeous and unusual cover! The trailer is haunting, and I like the use of water tie-ins. They make me wonder how water factors into the plot. Great element to use.

  3. darkjade68 says:

    I can’t Thank you enough Emma… The Cover Art is by a woman/girl by the name of Monica Gomes… Here is a Link to her Site

    Let me know what you think of the novella if you get a chance to read it

    DJ- (James)

  4. darkjade68 says:

    Reblogged this on The Written Word and commented:
    My Novella “I Died Once” was Showcased over on Emma Meade’s Site DJ-

  5. Pingback: Book Spotlight “I Died Once” Over On Emma Meade’s Site | James Patrick Mahoney

  6. Yep, yep, definitely sounds intreguing. I might even have time to read a novella.

  7. Shah Wharton says:

    Oh this sounds dark. Have to pop this on my wishlist. And I’m off to check out the cover’s artist too! X

  8. fuonlyknew says:

    Has everything going for it from the title to the blurb to the fantabulous cover art. I would love to read this one. Are you reading it?

  9. debsmerry says:

    I like the cover as I do enjoy a good water painting, unfortunately this will have to go on the to read list as I have that many books I wish to read in a short space of time.
    At present all my plans are on stop moment until I buck up. But it is a shame. as these things go around…..

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