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The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

Some people can make being bad seem so very good. Lee Hayes, the critically acclaimed author of Passion Marks, A Deeper Blue: Passion Marks 2, and The Messiah, returns with a delightfully wicked spin on what constitutes a “bad seed.”

The wildly entertaining duo of novellas are sure to intrigue and titillate readers with their exploration of risqué themes. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” is about a cosmetically beautiful but emotionally damaged young man who marries a wealthy older man to go from rags to riches. After beginning an illicit affair with his husband’s attorney, he decides that he would rather enjoy the amenities of limitless money minus the husband. He will stop at nothing to see his husband six feet under so that he can dance on his grave, toasting with expensive champagne. In “Crazy in Love,” a hyper-sexual seventeen-year-old high school boy develops a fatalistic crush on his reclusive high school English teacher. When the teacher rebuffs the boy’s advances, all hell breaks loose—and the upstanding teacher’s life is put on the line. Hell hath no fury…
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  • Strebor Books | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781593092634 | 
  • June 2011
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East Texas
April 2002

I gritted my teeth and with all the force I could command, I hurled my body into the solid frame of my adolescent lover and sent his body flying off the rooftop. Jabari’s body plunged seven stories and crashed into the jagged rocks that jutted up from the ground like the fangs of an enormous primordial beast.

I heard his body crack on the rough stones below.



Crack. Crack.

The unmistakable sound of death spun swiftly around my ears, causing me to become disoriented. I was... see more

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About the Author

Lee Hayes

Lee Hayes is a native Texan with a degree in sociology from the University of North Texas. Lee is the author of Passion Marks and A Deeper Blue and the forthcoming novel The Messiah. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit




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