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Passages

butterfly-wordsWriters write. It’s what we do. Whether it’s a coherent tumbling of sentences that happen to fall into a pile of paragraphs and make sense, or it’s just a random thought bouncing along a breeze like a flitting butterfly—we write. We jot ideas onto postie-notes and the backs of envelopes. We scramble for our voice recorders and voice-to-text apps. We will stop talking in the middle of a sentence, eyes glazing over, as we wander off to some thread of the muse’s whim. We may or may not always come back from that last one, and we do apologize for the interruption. But it’s what we are and what we do.

And we have to react. We have to jot it down and get it out. Whether we’re exorcising it or just sharing (there is a difference, “Blood Type” blog coming), the snippets must go or we’ll go crazy. You can only have so many voices in your head before you snap—just ask Sybil.

The following is one of those moments. It has been sitting, untouched though often thought of, in the “Random Passages” folder for years. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know if it will ever be anything. But it’s there, like a lost child in an overcrowded department store. So for #throwbackthursday #tbt, I’ll toss out some ancient words originally scribbled on the back of a napkin…


CHILDREN OF THE GODS

The most dangerous things in the history of the world have been children playing with things they don’t understand. A child’s imagination was responsible for the original flood, as he pulled his hand through the mud and drowned the little pile of ants he had collected. A little girl’s whim toppled a mountain and destroyed a town when she wished fire would rain from the skies. And possibly most unknown, but with the most impact, was the little boy who made an entire civilization disappear with a handful of straw braids and his mother’s ink pots. By twisting magic together into one braid, and declaring what each was capable of, Carson destroyed Atlantis. And changed the future of the Earth, forever.


Thursday has become about sharing. Today I share with those who read my drivel, and nod to others who have the disease. But hey, you can all play along. Think outside the box for #tbt. Put the pictures away and share something else from the past. Here’s mine. What are your mental hallways harboring? Do you have ancient unheard words in your hard drive haunting you?

Read Tuesday

readtuesday14Read Tuesday is like Black Friday, but rather than general merchandise,
this is designed for buying and gifting books at amazing sale prices.

And of course I’m playing along!

Every single one of my* ebooks is currently set with a matchbook price of $0.00

Zero

Nada

Zilch

Zip

That’s right. If you’ve ever purchased one of my physical books from amazon, the ebook is free for you to grab right now as a way for me to say Thank You for your support. Thank you.

And if you’ve got a favorite, one you’d like to share, or one you think someone else would enjoy—now’s the time. Purchase the book for someone on your holiday shopping list, and get the ebook version FREE for yourself. Or the physical for one person and the ebook for another . Two books for the price of one? Yeah, that simple. You’re welcome.

 

6days-72dpiWaking to an unknown darkness, Jenny must figure out who kidnapped her and how to escape, before time runs out…  buy SIX DAYS on Amazon wpp-2013Detective Mark Baker wants a justice system that works, but quickly learns to be careful what you wish for!  buy WHITE PICKET PRISONS on Amazon LS-cover-teaseA ship carrying genetically altered creatures crashes on an unsuspecting town in Michigan’s upper peninsula. buy LIVE SPECIMENS on Amazon bb-2013Short story collection of ghosts, zombies, imaginary, and the worst monsters of all… humans. Introduction by Tom Monteleone. buy BLACK BUBBLES on Amazon

gravewax-coverGeorge will do anything to keep his wife alive. Seeking the help of a local witch is just the beginning… buy GRAVE WAX on Amazon survivor's guiltStarting over after presumed dead on 911, Ryan’s been judge & jury for a decade. Now it’s his turn in the chair. buy SURVIVOR’S GUILT on Amazon buried memoriesGlimpsing a childhood he doesn’t recall under hypnosis, Ben begins to remember more than just the past. buy BURIED MEMORIES on Amazon crossroads coverA group of legend hunting teenagers mess with the wrong ghost, and learn the present is worse than the past. buy CROSSROADS on Amazon

tn-2013The imagination of children can be overpowering, but so can the truths they see with unbiased vision. buy THE NEIGHBORHOOD on Amazon wow-2013Can Nick and his family survive long enough for nature to correct science’s mistakes? buy WAITING OUT WINTER on Amazon

 

*Unfortunately, this only pertains to those I have full control over, and does not include the novella Deceiver, or any anthologies and/or magazines for which I have no control of pricing

 

‘Tis the season

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Merry Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Yule…
whatever it is you celebrate, do it with a book!

And finally, the last Kindle countdown holiday sale of 2014. This one runs a little longer than the others so you can either pre-load those Kindles you’re gifting out to others, or grab one for yourself with the gift cards shoved in your own stocking. I hope you’ve enjoyed the sales and have a wonderful holiday weekend… happy reading!!

 

WHITE PICKET PRISONS

xmassale-wppDetective Mark Baker is an honest cop and an all-around good guy. After a chaotic night, Mark starts to reexamine his role in the system he no longer believes in.

That’s when an ominous letter arrives from his estranged sister. She sounds distraught, suicidal. Her words send him on a mission to a small Midwestern town, uncertain if he’ll find her dead or alive.

Valley Mill is a quiet little utopia. Everyone gets along. There’s zero crime. On the outside, it’s exactly what Mark thinks society should be. But what Mark discovers behind the pristine fences and closed doors is far worse than anything he could have imagined.

And he learns very quickly to be careful what you wish for…

get WHITE PICKET PRISONS on Amazon regularly $4.99 only 99¢

limited time: Dec 24 to midnight on Dec 27


There you go, your Christmas sale shopping list. Enjoy your holidays…with the lights on!

 


 

Sale Ended: once a sale is over, I’ll move the book down here… grab them while you can!

 

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GRAVE WAX

George Morey would do anything to save his wife from certain death and has tried every treatment known, from chemical to homeopathic to prayer—all to no avail.

So when the local witch requests unique ingredients from the town’s gravedigger, George complies without question—willing to sacrifice his own past to secure a future with the woman he loves… more than life itself.

get GRAVE WAX on Amazon regularly $2.99 only 99¢

 


 

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LIVE SPECIMENS

 

The town of Mackinaw is all but abandoned at the end of tourist season. Now, with an approaching blizzard, a strange transport ship has crashed along the frozen shoreline—its escaped cargo genetically engineered for only one purpose…

Death.

Howling winds hide the screams of townsfolk, as retired biology teacher Ken Jardine leads a small group to first understand and then destroy what they’re dealing with, before the storm gives the upper hand to the Live Specimens

get LIVE SPECIMENS on Amazon regularly $4.99 only 99¢

 


 

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WAITING OUT WINTER

Nick and the boys return from the summer’s last hunting trip to find the streets empty, the beachfront and park abandoned, and the windows of their own homes boarded shut.

The hunters have become the hunted, in an apocalyptic plague that pits man against beast—very tiny beasts. And Nick is determined to keep his strength, courage and family alive during what could very well be the last winter of their lives.

get WAITING OUT WINTER on Amazon regularly $2.99 only 99¢

 

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