The story of a heartbroken and deeply depressed man who flees his life and ends up in a mysterious English town called Margaret's Mourning, a place full of ghosts both literal and metaphorical--a place inexplicably tied to his own haunted past, and with a love he lost long ago.
In a review for the Rogue Valley Messenger, Nolan Kenmonth wrote this:
“Other Endings indicates an author capable of great imagination and inspiration, but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. That is, this isn’t a beginner’s ghost story, but one more advanced and geared towards lovers of the genre. It is more than a story that goes bump in the night, and one that further develops the tropes, and braves the misty shadows of pain and trauma.”
Read full review here: http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/a-full-bodied-ghost-story-local-authors-other-endings-explores-misdeeds-past/
When Jezebel was only thirteen years old, she faced her fears by walking down Fairlane Road, the old abandoned forest road on the outskirts of town that no one ever talked about and no one ever ventured down. Nothing was ever the same after that. Now an adult, Jezebel walks down Fairlane Road every day, because beyond it–-beyond the forest–-is the Higher World, a fantastical and mysterious place where the Immortal Shadows walk and she can hear the songs of the fairies from the distant mountains. It is a refuge for her from the noise and banality of everyday life, and it is the only place she feels free. But to her quiet hometown, a prophet has come in the form of a monster: a dark man from the Higher World with a message for humankind. The wisdom he brings has the power to change our world in radical ways. He comes to begin an awakening, to open the eyes of all. But he is also a murderer, and his arrival is a reckoning to those who will cross his path.
In their review for Fairlane Road, AUTHORS READING wrote:
“As the story unfolds, you’ll be transported to another realm; another world. With each new discovery, a new appreciation for the complexity of Lakin’s style of writing is revealed. Each layer that is peeled away brings a better understanding of the core of the story.”
The Girl with a Fairy's Heart
In the criminal networks of Los Angeles, the name Casey Esorom is spoken only in whispers. Haunted by the memory of his long dead wife, consumed by a hatred of existence and an obsession with death, Casey is a man of ruthless, single-minded efficiency.
In the forests of the Higher World, having journeyed for three years, purple-eyed Jezebel Jean finally draws near the mystical realm of Faerie. A stranger warns her of a darkness that intends to keep her from her destination—a darkness that reigns from outside space and time.
What Casey Esorom’s eyes are opened to as he is possessed by this same darkness will compel him north to the small town of Lamplight, setting him on a collision course with Jezebel Jean, and with mysteries that lie beyond life and death.