Miguel Ruiz Joins the Sterling & Stone Story Studio with The Sugar Skull Series

The Sugar Skull by Manuel Ruiz

Sterling & Stone is excited to announce another addition to the Story Studio with Manuel Ruiz’s The Sugar Skull series.

The secrets hidden within the Sugar Skull have the power to protect… or destroy.

17-year-old Ricky Luna is trapped in a home that feels more like a prison than a refuge. Each night, he dreams of escaping, of finishing school, and skipping town with the girl he loves. But each morning brings him crashing back to reality.

Life seems hopeless – until a mysterious midnight visitor arrives and opens Ricky’s eyes to the magic surrounding his world, leaving him with only a warning of dark things to come.

Days later, Ricky comes into possession of an enchanted sugar skull.

Desperate for change, he opens himself to the dark powers lurking inside the sugar skull.

Objects begin to move, untouched.

Bad luck follows Ricky wherever he goes.

And a mysterious death divides his family.

As the evil inside the sugar skull grows, it threatens to consume everything. Ricky must uncover the truth behind the sugar skull’s power before it destroys everything he cares about.

The Sugar Skull is the first book in Manuel Ruiz’s The Sugar Skull series.

About The Authors

Manuel Ruiz is a lifelong Texan with a passion for reading, video games, and music. He works in IT, plays in an ’80s band, and owns way too many toys. He writes teen and adult fiction, usually with a supernatural twist, and loves to keep his readers on their toes. 

Manuel lives in Central Texas with his family, where he spends time giving the characters in his head something fun, dark, and interesting to do.

Imprint: Sterling & Stone
On sale: March 19, 2024
eBook Price: $4.99
Pages: 308
ISBN: 978-1-62955-368-9

For more information contact:

Jen Turrell Publicity at Sterling & Stone