This unique collection, authored by Bram Stoker nominated poet, Sandy Deluca, includes four memorable stories. In addition you'll discover over fifty poems which read like mini tales of magic, fantasy, horror and forbidden love. The collection is presented in three parts and each teaches us some very interesting lessons about destiny.In Part I, PATHS OF WICKED WOMEN, you'll meet a young woman who is obsessed with the undead. She searches endlessly, walking nightly through the streets of Manhattan, in pursuit of her desires. She meets a charming and sensuous nightclub owner named Xavier. He draws her into VERMILION TEARDROP and imprisons her in a world of blood, sex and heaven. In the end he ultimately grants all of her wishes. In Part II, entitled PATHS OF FANTASY, Ms. Deluca explores other worlds. She takes you on a journey in THE STARSHIP NEPTUNE. In this science fiction thriller a predator lurks in the shadows of a generation starship. The author creates exotic references to distant planets and details artistic techniques used by alien painters. In the end a pact is made and blood pours throughout the spacecraft. Part III, entitled PATHS OF DESTINY, explores spirituality, witchery and the secrets of the female soul. In her story PATHS OF DESTINY Ms. Deluca introduces you to two female artists. They are from different backgrounds, but their souls are linked. They come together during a crippling New England blizzard and discover that their destinies are one.