- SIGNAL 30
by James Twerell
- I Didn't Do It!
by Victor Arnette
- NINE ZEROS
by Michael Flynn
- Blood and Soil
by David Nacht
- A Murder In Zurich
by Ralph Gregorio
- Capitol P
by Stuart Benjamin
- Come Hell or High Water
by Paula Bruno
by Jeff Copeland
by Darryl Hines
- Abduction and Revenge
by Ralph Gregorio
- Demon Budding
- by Aaron Kruse
Can you study fear like a school subject – like math or science? Can you rid yourself of all fear if you understand it? Will a greater fear drive out a lesser fear?
Matt was 11 years old when his mother re-married. His new stepfather seemed fine through the courtship – loving and respectful of her. He simply ignored Matt, but the boy supposed that would change when the man moved in with them. It did.
Love and respect gave way immediately to a continuous bad temper and daily abuse. Verbal abuse became physical. Family life became unrelenting anger, unrelieved disdain, and for Matt and his mother, non-stop fear. By the end of the first year, it was obvious the abuse was planned to drive them out and get the farm. If abuse wouldn’t do it…how far would he go?
Matt knew his only hope to protect his mother lay in driving their tormentor out. To do that, he had to overcome his fear of the man, and that meant overcoming fear itself – fear of the night, of things in the dark, of old abandoned buildings. Guided only by his instinct, he works to conquer his fears…and then discovers there really are things in the dark.
Matt needs powers to fight his mother’s tormentor and a cooperative thing can give them to him…for a price. But some things work for Hell, and the path to Hell is fraught with traps. In Hell, prices are tallied in souls. Matt soon learns in a deal with Hell, you never know the full price, until you are – almost – committed.
In the end, will his soul be the price?
- The Five Pearls
- by Barry James Hickey
With the help of a retired nurse, a dying man with a new identity, a terrible past and a hidden agenda changes the hearts, minds, and character of The Tadpoles; five angry, stubborn students forced into an after-school program. Hickey’s world of disconnected quirky characters destroys the myth of the American melting pot and turns it into a salad bowl of mixed races growing up together with surprising and uplifting results. The Five Pearls leaves you begging for the story not to end.
- by James Stanley
Expect the unexpected as author James Stanley completes the final chapter of the Bowman Family Trilogy with the tale of mobster Tony Milano, FBI director John Morrissey, investigative journalist Matt Bowman, and a cast of compelling characters as their paths converge and eventually conclude with a perfect blend of suspense, humor, romance, and smoldering sexual encounters.
FBI Director, John Morrissey, stationed in Boston, is determined to bring down New England’s Godfather Tony Milano and his organized crime family, based in Providence, before his tenure ends. A series of circumstances results in Morrissey seeking the aid, first of Gina Harris Bowman, a part-time FBI special agent; then reporter Matt Bowman, and finally the entire Bowman family based in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Follow the two families and twist after twist as both the Milano Family and Bowman family come together with the Morrissey led FBI. Will Morrissey fulfill his obsession to bring down the Milano Family? Will the Bowman family tilt the scales in the FBI’s favor? Will Tony Milano survive unscathed? Who will be eliminated in the process?
Follow the roll-a-coaster ride in a fast-paced and spell-binding read to its shocking conclusion. You’ll be glad you did as you picture in your mind what actors would best play the key roles on the screen.
- LIVE FREE OR DIE FIGHTING- Survival in the North Country
- by Ralph Gregorio
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, mankind had made great strides in ensuring the comfort and ease of living for his fellow man. The invention of the airplane and the ability to travel across the globe in hours, the invention of the automobile, giving man mobility that was unheard of in past times. The harnessing of electrical power, giving light at the flick of a switch and of course, the computer, making mundane work tasks as simple as pressing a few buttons.
Now at the beginning of the twenty-first century, all of those advances are being taken for granted. No one even thinks about waking up in the morning, turning on a bathroom light, taking a hot shower indoors, brewing up the morning coffee and then getting into his automobile and commuting twenty or thirty miles to work. Once at work, he turns on his computer, surfs the net and gets the latest stock quotes, baseball scores or checking his emails. In some cases, he may even actually use the computer for work related activities. All of this is done without a second thought. Sure there have been storms where the power had gone out for a few minutes or even a few hours, those were taken in stride as minor inconveniences. Whenever there was a major storm, some people even lost power for a few weeks but they always knew the power would be back on and the government would set up shelters for those not prepared for this type of incident. Many others have at one time experienced a breakdown with his automobile. A headache for sure but that person usually just took out his cell phone and called for a tow truck or family member to come to his aid. People who traveled a lot often had flight cancellations. A great inconvenience for some but everyone knew that within hours, there would be another flight and they would get to their destination.
No one in their right mind could ever fathom that the lights wouldn’t turn on, the computers would not work, the cars wouldn’t move and no airplanes would be flying. People thought that would be like going back to the middle ages, when in actuality, it wasn’t all that long ago. Modern people just can not cope with living without all of these modern appliances. It was their God given right to be comfortable without a thought of how it all comes about.
That is exactly what happened one hot summer morning. People were busy doing their normal everyday tasks of getting ready for work or commuting to their jobs or to go shopping. Others turned on the television to watch the news, while some were lying on an operating table, being worked on by skilled surgeons. Many were over the oceans or on a cross country flight when the unthinkable happened. The power went out. Not just the electricity to turn on the lights but all electrical power to include the computers that actually operated the cars, the planes, the trains and medical equipment. Soon, in a matter of minutes, people would be thrown back to the nineteenth century. Many of those people would die when the planes went down or in a hospital that lost its ability to perform routine operations. For many it was a major inconvenience, for a few, it meant the end of life.
This is a tale of one man's efforts to deal with not only a massive EMP but also a rogue government and UN troops.
- The House
- by Aaron Kruse
“They say the dead don’t rest without a marker.”
– High Plains Drifter
What is the true nature of Hell?
Why do some go to Purgatory?
Must everybody pass through the nether realms?
Sometimes the dead don’t rest, especially when they have unfinished business among the living. If a debt is owed, the dead can sometimes make a deal to come back and collect.
What they pay for the chance depends on how badly they want to win.
But in a deal with the devil, you never really know all the details.
And you never win.