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Check Out the Start of Book 2 in the Steve Dane Action Series

Brian Drake’s Another Way to Kill is packed with thrills

THE LIGHT over the fuselage doorway turned from red to green, and for the first time in many years, Steve Dane jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

His insulated jumpsuit blocked the harsh cold of the night, but he felt the icy blast on his neck and most of his face. Goggles with built-in night-vision capability covered his eyes. The goggles gave the ground below a greenish hue. As he fell through space, he scanned for a dot somewhere in the forest below. Dane pulled the rip cord; the parachute billowed out of his pack and jolted him violently as it blossomed. His descent slowed. He grabbed the risers over his shoulders, and continued looking for the dot.

His lady and partner-in-crime, Nina Talikova, was supposed to be down there with the landing beacon. They faced a tense situation in Bogota. If something had happened to her—

He found it.

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Check Out the First Chapter For New Thriller ‘Skills To Kill’

Meet Steve Dane and Nina Talikova — they’re not to be messed with!

“WILL YOU shoot him already?”

Steve Dane laughed and shifted in the bed. The accordion down the hall continued blaring. Nina rolled away from him and pulled the covers over her.

Male and female laughter mingled with the noise. The party had been going on since midnight.

“Laugh all you want,” she said. “You won’t get any of my goodies until that man is dead.” Her words were dusted with a soft Russian accent.

Dane said, “Other than the noise, it’s a nice hotel, right?”

“It is not. I get to pick next time.”

“This is one of the nicest hotels in Italy. This is what you wanted.”

“Next time we’ll go to Geneva.”

The downstairs staff had acknowledged receiving many complaints, but they were powerless to help. The accordion player was a pop star, whose name Dane had forgotten, who had lots and lots of money that he spent at the hotel and surrounding establishments, and they were not going to disturb him lest he start breaking things and decide to spend his lots and lots of money elsewhere.

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From the Big Bang to Sinatra’s ‘Night and Day’

Great Moments in Chaos and Order, Part 1

From the unknown, let’s call it the eternal, a place outside of time and space, comes ignition and a monstrous flash of energy. This creative power unleashes the universe and births the stars. The Big Bang made its appearance some 14 billion years ago, followed by the Earth at 4.5 billion years. Single-cell microorganisms clock in a billion years later.

In the 1920s the Big Bang’s lines of energy reached the well-ordered mind of Belgian priest George Lemaitre, who had been studying the universe’s creation, incorporating Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and unearthing that flashy moment of creation when an itsy-bitsy particle ignited our ever-expanding universe.

Battling some dissenters, atheist Stephen Hawking agreed that the Jesuit priest was the Father of the Big Bang theory. Hawking also believed that if the Big Bang had come out of the chute a tad slow, or too fast, life would never have developed. Perhaps only in Western Civilization would a priest and a confirmed atheist have strong points of agreement, both affected by the energy traces of the Big Bang, and both departing the world, not as the punchline of a joke, but with plenty of grace.

Gangster Town: The First 2 Chapters from Book 3 in the American Blackout Thriller Series

The action continues in Fred Tribuzzo’s action-packed adventure

Cricket was half awake, and her dream continued to play outside her bedroom window. Her father’s profile, head down, as he was thinking or getting ready to give an answer to her question soon morphed into her great-uncle Tommy, a young soldier returning from World War Two. Other faces appeared, dissolved, people she had known, loved, and lost.

She was filling her lungs with her first conscious breath when the face outside the window turned into a white leopard. The big, wide face peered at her peacefully, eyes warm on the surface yet streaming the vastness of nature.

She quickly lifted herself up on one arm, disturbing her husband’s sleep. The animal had to be on its hind legs.

Purchase Gangster Town here on Amazon. Also check out this sample from Pulse of the Goddess: American Blackout Book 1 and the opening chapters from book 2, Slaves Beneath the Stars.

“The iron stench of blood filled her nose and mouth, and she felt queasy.”

We hope you enjoy this Tales from the Black Chamber excerpt from page 175!

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Slaves Beneath the Stars: The First Two Chapters of the New Thriller from Liberty Island

Check out the second installment in Fred Tribuzzo’s American Blackout series!

Mike talked excitedly about tomorrow’s run, the “prizes,” easy pickins from a small town upriver. Big Phil hushed him, saying the boss needed to see him right away, and Mike stopped talking like he had plowed into a concrete wall. Both men knew that Big Phil, a seasoned captain, answered to Ajax for everything. Mike had never sat across from Ajax.

The boss arrived and left only during the night hours. Minutes ago, inside his tent, without a candle or a lantern, with only the distant light from another slaver’s campfire, Big Phil couldn’t tell where Ajax’s body ended and the darkness began. His eyes played tricks. He saw things in the tent he didn’t like and ignored them, concentrating on Ajax’s voice, which was soothing and gentle. When the flap of the tent opened and a guard came in, he thought he saw a hatchet on the table.

Editor’s Note: Click here to read the first chapter of Pulse of the Goddess, book 1 in the series. And click here to purchase Slaves Beneath the Stars on Amazon.

10 Individualist David Bowie Songs

Check out the epilogue of Robert Dean Lurie’s David Bowie book!

Today in 1977 David Bowie’s album “Heroes” was released. Celebrate by picking up We Can Be Heroes: The Radical Individualism of David Bowie by Robert Dean Lurie.

Miranda’s War: ‘He wanted her marginalized with Julia as a buffer.’

The opening of Chapter 17…

Pick up your copy of Miranda’s War: A Novel of the Up-Zone by Howard Foster, one of Liberty Island’s most sophisticated, literary titles.

An EMP Attack: Worse Than the Zombie Apocalypse

I started the American Blackout series three years ago and, last month, Liberty Island Media released book one, Pulse of the Goddess. The young heroine, Emily Cricket Hastings, is one part Nancy Drew and two parts Joan of Arc. She’s a young aviator, hair stylist, and dreams of becoming a geologist someday. Cricket knows firearms, is a good hunter, and her father’s chief of police of their small Ohio town. She’s also been listening to Rush Limbaugh for years. Potentially, Cricket can fight terrorists, zombies, and space aliens, anything I put in her path. Zombies have been a favorite of mine, but they’ve well saturated the market. Go “Walking Dead!”

In my search for villains and disasters, I started reading about the devastation of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack knocking out the nation’s electrical grid. Late one night, I scared myself imagining people at work and likely never making it home. Even with a short commute, they’d be hoofing it with thousands of other folks, running with a terrified mob of desperate, hungry, scared, and lonely people, who had abandoned their dead cars. Add northern Ohio’s freezing temperatures of late fall and winter and a new circle of hell emerges. That night, well into the witching hour, I reconsidered throwing in my hat with zombies or the frightening creature in John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place.

‘He thought he wanted answers, but the more he knew, the more difficult things became.’

Now’s the time to discover one of the funniest writers in the galaxy

Love science fiction and fantasy? Frank J. Fleming’s got you covered for both: check out Liberty Island’s first novel Superego, and its seventeenth, Sidequest: In Realms Ungoogled.

 

 

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