D. M. Bourgeois is the author of Slipping Into Darkness, a 2021 finalist for The Silver Falchion Award and her second novel, Misguided Revenge.


About Misguided Revenge

Tucked away in the small town of Laffite, LA. Fleming Cemetary is notorious for its local folklore and legendary ghost stories. Evan “E. R.” Cortez, a game warden in Lafitte, has been summoned to the Cemetary in the middle of the night by his partner, Liam. When he arrives, Liam’s not there, and E.R. instead finds himself thrust into a web of deceit and misperceptions. He quickly realizes that there may be some truth to the local ghost tales he’s been told all his life.

Woefully, E. R. discovers secrets of a tormented past and mistaken identities.


About Slipping Into Darkness

Abby Stewart is an avid walker and lover of nature living in southern Louisiana. Surrounded by hundred-year-old oak trees and historical bayous, her life is blissfully calm and rewarding. Abby and her husband, Griff, are set in their retirement, surrounded by family and friends, enjoying their well-established hobbies and routines. At least that’s what Abby thinks until dreams compel her to find the perfect walking stick and a series of peculiar and tragic events begin to unfold. The evil behind these events intensifies as the days pass, and Abby feels it lurking in the shadows of her mind. She soon notices that she is in the center of it all, and as things around her spin out of control, she finds herself slipping into darkness. Abby is fighting to regain control of her life and discover the truth before it’s too late.

Can Abby find her way out of the darkness as the evil begins to take control? Will she discover the truth by relying on those closest to her, or will she succumb to the centuries-old curse? 



What People are Saying

This book is a page-turner. I couldn’t put it down. The book is packed with minor characters. No detail is too small … it’s worth rereading once you’ve finished this novel just to see how well the author has engaged all of the characters, weaving the mundane details of the main characters’ lives into the story as a way of humanizing them.
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Grabs your attention from start to finish. This new author has a bright future. This book is a page-turner. Once I began reading it, I couldn’t wait to finish it. Being from the New Orleans area, same as the author, I enjoyed the mentioning of familiar places. Hoping there is a 2nd book to come soon.
Shawn Faucheaux

Meet the Author

Aside from being a mother and grandmother, becoming an author is one of my greatest joys.

D. M. Bourgeois

An avid reader of mystery and suspense novels and a member of several book clubs, D. M. Bourgeois loves to tell a good story. Taking place in the suburbs of New Orleans, Slipping Into Darkness is a novel that will appeal not only to mystery/suspense lovers, but to everyone that enjoys twists and turns that will keep them guessing until the end.

Upcoming Events

Killer Nashville’s 15th Annual Writers’ Conference!

Join me at Killer Nashville. I am so excited that my book is a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist.

Nashville, Tennessee

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 7:00 PM –
Sunday, August 22, 2021, 8:00 PM

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I’m eager to hear from you to answer any questions you may have. Email me at dmbourgeois61@gmail.com.