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New Release: THE HATCH

hatch-400x600dpi72THE HATCH
(stand-alone sequel to “Waiting Out Winter”)

Nick Kontis and his remaining family members have survived winter—have outlived the threat of deadly infected flies—and are heading toward presumed safety. They quickly find all exit points blocked, the perimeter burned, and learn the flies were only the beginning, as Mother Nature has stepped in to correct mankind’s mistakes.

Her weapon of choice: spiders.

With thick webs covering the spring landscape, and lack of any communication leaving them on their own to guess whether or not the spiders are as lethal as the flies they’re eating, they make a new plan. Fleeing in a new direction they run into another party of survivors. And what was once a breakdown of society becomes an exercise in rebuilding.

They’ll need to find common ground and bond with the others, before winter arrives again. Before the spiders declare victory…

Available on: amazon | nook | kobo

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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

 

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