Avon Calling! (Episode 5)


Author: Hayley Camille

In the seedy underworld of 1940’s New York, revenge tastes like cherry pie with a side of lipstick and perfume. The Avon Lady is in town…



Episode #5: “In for a Dime, In for a Dollar”

In the seedy underworld of 1940’s New York, revenge tastes like cherry pie with a side of lipstick and perfume. The Avon Lady is in town…

In Episode #5, trouble is on the cards at Kitty’s Kat House for Betty, as an exchange between Vince and local dealer Jimmy Chan goes sour. George does some investigating of his own while Jacob gets a visit from the Mayor.

66 pages


From the Author

Avon Calling! was originally released as a short story in the This Mutant Life neo-pulp anthology by Kalamity Press and was nominated for an Aurealis Award (Best Fantasy Short Story). A screenplay of the same episode was shortlisted as a quarter finalist in the ScreenCraft Action/ Thriller Screenplay Awards.

Due to the fantastic reception it received, I decided to rewrite and extend Betty’s story into a full novel. There will be nine episodes in this series, with another continuing series in the future.

What’s a serialised novel, you ask? Think of it like a television show, with each new episode part of a bigger story. At the end of the story, you’ll have a complete novel in your hands.

Why am I releasing it this way? First and foremost, because it means I can get new chapters out to readers as soon as possible. I’m always a few steps ahead writing it (I have to be to accommodate book production, structure, formatting etc) but essentially, you’re getting this story hot off the press.

A word of warning for the faint of heart, this isn’t a story for kids- it’s (M15+) rated, due to violence and adult themes.

4 reviews for Avon Calling! (Episode 5)

  1. admin

    “Avon Calling takes on the tropes of femininity in the 40’s- the dutiful wife, gals who just want to look pretty letting their man do all the heavy lifting and thinking – and flips them on their head.” Screencraft

  2. admin

    “Avon Calling is one of my favorites because its premise is based upon balancing the normal day of a 1940’s housewife and mother with her night time adventures as a kick-ass assassin or whatever she is! Great fun and definitely something that I haven’t come across before.” Manchester (Amazon)

  3. admin

    “… a World War II era super heroine who is juggling responsibilities of protecting the home front with those of her family – a solid four stars and sincerely tempted to toss in an extra half star” A K (Amazon)

  4. admin

    “… a vigilante super heroine who is a little bit like Betty Draper and a lot like Frank Castle… (it) does a great job of turning the world of superheroes upside down and inside out.” Eric (Goodreads)

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