A Measure of Rhyme

Ages of Malice, Book II

Semi-Finalist in Mystery & Thriller for Booklife Prize by Publisher’s Weekly

An Explosive Tale of Love and Survival

Rhyme Carter has a problem—she’s married to the Antichrist.
But her heart belongs to another man.
A man she deserted to the clutches of the Devil himself.

Emery Merrick wakes in a hospital to find the woman he loves betrayed him. Swept away on a drug-fueled tsunami of madness and mayhem, he plummets further into addiction, misery, and the machinations of immortal madmen.

But Rhyme has plans of her own. Plans to thwart her evil husband and reclaim her life.

From visionary award-winning author, Lloyd Jeffries, A Measure of Rhyme continues the epic saga of a secret society’s quest to dominate the world, fulfill prophecy, and offer the Earth as a sacrifice to a bloodthirsty God. The sequel to A Portion of Malice, it’s the second installment in the spellbinding Ages of Malice series.

As Mankind races toward the apocalypse, can a former librarian overcome staggering odds to save the planet—and the man she loves—from certain destruction?

Don’t miss this sizzling thriller! Buy your copy today.

A Portion of Malice
Ages of Malice, Book I

Readers' Favorite
Silver Award

"Undeniably talented"

Reader Views
Bronze Award

"Jaw dropping...you experience goosebumps"

Feathered Quill Finalist

“Excellent...I can't wait for the next in the series"

Chanticleer International Book Awards

Paranormal Supernatural Fiction Finalist

Literary Titan
Gold Award

"Creativity imbued in the plot is unparalleled"

Eric Hoffer
Book Award

Excellence in Independent Publishing

A Portion of Malice

Ages of Malice, Book I

An ancient evil rises…

A brazen, edge of your seat tale of God, humanity, and the battle between good and evil.

A Portion of Malice is a fast paced, supernatural thriller that explores the razor’s edge between sanity, lunacy, and the cost of every choice.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Emery Merrick presses a pistol to his temple. Then there’s a knock at the door. Billionaire Thaddeus Drake hires Emery to write his biography. But Drake has a dark secret, and Emery soon discovers he heads an ancient, secret society which aims to fulfill prophecy and sacrifice the Earth to a bloodthirsty God. Deep and emotionally stirring, Emery finds himself plunged into an immortal world of darkness, deceit, and barbarity.

This thought-provoking thrill ride chronicles one man’s explosive journey into the apocalypse and one man’s epic quest to confront God as an equal. A captivating odyssey through history and time, A Portion of Malice changes the conversation about spirituality, redemption, and the world in which we live.

Consistently compared to works by Stephen King and Dan Brown, A Portion of Malice will blow you away with its controversial plot and surprise twist ending. It’s the first book in the epic series,  Ages of Malice.

Humanity hangs by a slender thread!

Will one man make a difference?

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NN Light

"The most jaw dropping conclusion to any book written this century.

Readers' Favorite

Hand over heart, I struggled to find a spot to press pause and take a break.

Midwest Book Review

A powerful force of wonder. It drops a bomb on any notion of predictability.

Reader Views

Couldn't put the book down...a perfect formula in a nearly perfect series.

Storyteller, Author

Lloyd Jeffries

Welcome to the world of Lloyd Jeffries! Devastating, audacious, chilling, brilliantly vivid. The reviews are back! A Portion of Malice is astonishing people worldwide. Over twelve years in the making, and I’m thrilled beyond belief!

You’re probably here because you enjoy my work. And for that, I thank you. Every author yearns for, above all things, the words “I loved your book!” It’s for you I wrote these things and for you that I crave to impress. So, sincerely, thank you for stopping by and please enjoy a few free short stories!

Ages of Malice Series

A Portion of Malice

A brazen, edge of your seat tale of God, humanity, and the battle between good and evil.

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A Measure of Rhyme

The sequel to the award-winning thriller, A Portion of Malice. An Explosive Tale of Love and Survival

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Embers of Shadow

Coming Soon!