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Author Spotlight Robin E Mason ~ Cissy


Evil words. Words that should never have been spoken. Words that she should not have heard.
But she did. And she believed them.
Everything changed when Cissy heard those words that day. She was five.

What torment is wrought when wicked words are spoken? Can Cissy’s ravaged life be redeemed? Or will she wreak havoc on all who love her?

Can the lie be undone? Is there a word powerful enough to break the curse and undo the unsavory heritage? You can get your copy here.


I have not read the first two books in the Unsavory Heritage series and because there were points where I felt as if I wasn’t grasping the familial connection enough (mainly because this novel canvases 140ish years and there are a lot of characters to keep track of) I highly recommend starting with book 1. However, I was able to read without. I just think it might be more enjoyable within the context of the series.

This book is spooky.

I wasn’t expecting something so perfect for the season. I started reading this and it steadily got darker and darker as poor Cissy was dragged deeper into the evil she believed herself to be. This is not a light read by any means, but I highly recommend it for those looking for something deep, something that delves into abuse and coping mechanisms, this is a book that will bring that to you. Characters are real and raw, with demons that don’t let up. Though this isn’t a Christian book, there is this beautiful Christian thread within that gives hope within the darkness.


“I once said I should write down all the story ideas in my head so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!

I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa in 2013. Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, made countless notes for story ideas, and earned my BFA in Interior Design. I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years. My characters face many of these same demons.

I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I, really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.

I have three novels published, the unsavory heritage series. Tessa, Clara Bess and Cissy are available on Amazon, both for Kindle and in print. I also have several poems included in an anthology, Where Dreams and Visions Live (Anthologies of the Heart Book 1) by Mary Blowersas well as a short story, Sarafina’s Light, also in an anthology, Blood Moon, compiled by Mary Blowers. I will also be working on a personal compilation of poetry to be released in 2017.

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