My Niece and Nephew joke that I could open a used book store with all the books that I own. I love to read, that is my addiction. I can't go a week without going to a book store. I love watching CASTLE. I love to write stories and poetry. I also love my family, even though they make me crazy at times. I am a huge Donald Duck Fan.
Orion City has been on lockdown for ten years. Courtney Spencer, a disillusioned barista doomed to live a “normal” life in a quarantined fishbowl, is certain she’ll never see over the Wall again. Until one rainy evening, Courtney unintentionally befriends W, an eccentric customer who leaves a switchblade in the tip jar. The unexpected acquaintance soon opens the door to a frightening string of questions that flips everything she knows upside down. Stumbling into a world of secrets, lies, and disturbing truths, Courtney grapples with a burning temptation to look again at the Wall. Surrounded by citizens trained to ignore its looming shadow, Courtney no longer can. Intrigued and terrified to expand her world, Courtney finds herself toeing a knife’s edge between the law and justice, learning quickly that the two are not always compatible. She wants to cling to her morals. She also wants to stay alive. But most of all, she wants to see a certain customer again, despite everything in her whispering W is dangerous. In a gritty urban clash of hope and fear, passion and survival, The Walls of Orion explores the edges of light, dark, and the gray in between.
About The Author
A world-romper from the Pacific Northwest who quite enjoys the label “crazy,” T.D. Fox supplements a hyperactive imagination with real life shenanigans to add pizzazz to her storytelling endeavors.
Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies, her favorite stories to write usually involve a clash of worldviews, an unflinching reevaluation of one’s own internal compass, and an embrace of the compelling unease that arises when vastly different worlds collide.
When not recklessly exploring inner-city alleyways during midnight thunderstorms in the States, she can be found exploring rainforests without enough bug spray somewhere along the equator.
Favor Bosworth, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Paper, investigates murders in the Loch Raven reservoir and the Las Vegas wash feeding Lake Mead. The murdered girls went to Law School at UNLV along with Dan Brock who left school early to pursue a career in investing. Favor interviewed many of the girl’s classmates but only a few seemed to have the means, opportunity, and motive for murder.
Favor is also tasked to evaluate Brock Investments for reporting false investment returns. She is assisted by two Private Investigators, Flint Osborne and Lauren Scott. The investigators and the reporter are led around Big Bear Lake, and through Long Beach, and Orange County looking for evidence. Favor finds that, in the end, no one is who they appear to be.
About The Author
R.N. Crane lives in Orange, California. He is a retired engineering consultant writing romantic suspense and detective crime novels. The Journalist is his newest novel. He is a member of Orange County Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America.
Trouble is coming…coming by land…coming by sea. Coming for you…and coming for me.
What would you do if you had just prepared a perfect margarita and turned to leave your kitchen only to find a menacing assassin blocking the doorway and his stated intent was to kill you right now?
This is the situation Matt Flannery is confronted with on an otherwise typical Saturday afternoon at his bungalow on Anna Maria Island, Florida.
Who is this mountain of a man? Why is he here? What does he want? And…why me?
This day and this incident begin an unexpected, epic journey for Matt that will not only change his life, but the lives of his friends, family, and possibly…all that live on Planet Earth.
This journey of discovery will take Matt to many destinations in search of answers to his questions. Questions raised many years earlier by his explorer grandfather, James “Irish” Flannery, who Matt idolized. Sailing aboard his beloved charter fishing vessel, the Nice Catch, Matt sets out with his girlfriend Kelli, fellow seeker Lucien, and close friend Jake in search of solutions to the perplexing problems and fresh dangers that continually present themselves. The action moves in a frantic and tightening spiral that always threatens to be the undoing of our intrepid crew.
Come meet the ever-evolving cast of characters who play a part in this thrilling story and discover, along with Matt, what the real story behind the story is.
Are you ready to board the Nice Catch and take part in this stirring saga? Just keep telling yourself that “it is only a story…isn’t it?”
“LARRY HAMILTON KEEPS THE INTENSITY DIALED UP IN CRITICAL MASS, THE SECOND BOOK OF HIS ATLANTIS LEGACY SERIES. WITH ALL THE ELEMENTS EVERY GOOD THRILLER NEEDS LIKE SECRETS TO UNRAVEL, DOUBLE-CROSSES, MURKY GOVERNMENT TYPES, AND PLENTY OF FIREWORKS, HE LEAVES YOU VERY FEW SPOTS TO CATCH YOUR BREATH. COURAGE AND LOYALTY FACE-OFF AGAINST GREED AND POWER REACHING A CLIMAX THAT WILL LEAVE YOU ON YOUR OWN SEARCH FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT.”
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Chapter 25 Dr. Sarontin Director of Atlantis’ Council of Science
“She often thought of the Ancient Ones and the great wisdom they must have possessed—wisdom that matched the awesome capabilities of their technology. She felt certain that had their societal wisdom not grown as quickly as their technological genius, they would have destroyed themselves at some point. And, they would not have left such a peaceful legacy for the future inhabitants of Atlantis.
This question begged for an answer in Dr. Sarontin’s mind: Did the leaders of Atlantis possess sufficient wisdom to ethically manage this awesome technology and its impact on the world?”
About the Author
I’m insane! Just kidding again. Forgive me…
I have been a voracious reader since my earliest childhood. Words and books became a window to the wider world for me as I grew up in poverty in the hills of Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky. So I traveled the world in the county library which was free and held unlimited mystery and exotic locations for me to sample. I used to climb the nearby hills and look to the other side in the hopes of seeing a harbor or great city. As a result, I have always loved words. Unlike video, books were interactive and required me to create the pictures the writer was trying to paint. So, I became accustomed to doing so. As I grew into adulthood, I felt the itch to try to create something meaningful with words. But, I had no formal training or encouragement to do so and I also had jobs, businesses, and families to take care of. So writing stayed on the backburner. But as I reached my 50’s, the urge to write began to resurface and I had more time and means to do so. That is why I began writing. So why write these books about these subjects?
I have always had a strong interest in the things we don’t fully understand or know as human beings…yet. Every time our scientists make a great physics discovery for example, it seems to bring into question everything they thought they knew. And they start over in their quest for true understanding. I actually love it when that happens. The mysterious unknown feeds our sense of wonder and gives us more windmills to tilt at. Humans love it. It’s what drives us and fuels us. The urge to know and see what is over that next hill. The Atlantis Legacy Series incorporates all of this. Ancient histories of this planet that are still slowly coming to light. The question of Who are We? and Why are we Here? are fundamental to everyone. New things are being unearthed, so to speak, every day. Both on the planet and off the planet. By Book 3 of this series, we will be examining all of these great unknowns and what mankind would do if our origin and place in the universe is not exactly what we have been told it is. Ultimately, I want to take the reader on this search for discovery in a fun, adventurous way but also address these great mysteries that are becoming more apparent with each new discovery. I guess I wrote these books for myself and trust they find like-minded readers who will share this thrilling ride with me. It is my life’s dream.
Steve Ryan spent months hiking and biking the beautiful Southwest Sonoran Desert, suffering more flat tires than he can count in his search for Saguaros that had something to “say”. Sassy Saguaros features the photographs he took of the most interesting subjects–based on their looks and personalities–and the hilarious captions he added (Steve is also a part-time comedian).
These desert dwellers–which often weigh several tons and can live up to 200 years–are brought to life in the wonderful, wacky world of Sassy Saguaros. Get ready to laugh out loud and see how “human” this giant cactus can be!
I was never willing to settle for any Saguaro that wasn’t so unique that any person wouldn’t have to say “Wow, I’ve never seen a Saguaro that looks anything like that”. I never considered any Saguaro that I could assign a usual description to. The Saguaro had to be totally unique and unlike anything anybody has ever seen to make the book. I never looked at a cactus and said to myself, “Ok, think of a funny caption”. Quite to the contrary, every Saguaro featured in my book was selected because when I first saw it, the caption raced through my mind automatically and made me laugh out loud, even while alone in the desert. Yes, they had to be that funny. My goal was always to locate Saguaros that were “one of a kind” and uniquely expressive as to the caption I assigned to it.
About The Author
Steve Ryan, explorer and photographer, has lived in the Sonoran Desert for over 40 years. Steve is now retired and devoted to sharing the beauty-and “sass”-of the famous Saguaro cactus.
Steve Ryan spent years hiking and biking the beautiful Southwest Sonoran Desert, suffering more flat tires than he can count in his search for Saguaros that had something to say. Sassy Saguaros features the photographs he took of the most interesting subjects-based on their looks and personalities-and the hilarious captions he added. These desert dwellers-which often weigh several tons and can live up to 200 years-are brought to life in the wonderful, wacky world of Sassy Saguaros. Get ready to laugh out loud and see how “human” this giant cactus can be!
A Tale of Immigration, Temptation, and Betrayal in the Sixties
Most Americans don’t understand or respect the importance of Mexican
migrant workers to the American economy. They have provided a workforce that
accepts the difficult jobs most refuse to do, and accept extremely low
wages. Carlos Crosses the Line is a novel that is set against a 60’s
background that reveals abuse, cruelty, and racism.
Carlos Montoya crossed one line by forsaking his culture’s
unquestioning faith. He leaped past another as he entered California
illegally during the free-love irreligious 1960s. There, three women tempted
him to abandon more of his limits.
—One sought to comfort him.
—One used him against her husband—his employer—in marital
—One demanded everything.
That summer of 1968 he fled California, falsely accused, beaten, and
Twenty-six years later, in Michocán Mexico, the beautiful Lilia
Gomez arrives on Carlos’s doorstep, challenging him to recall those
days and to question his old transgressions. And lurking in his background,
what must never be revealed, is the major crime that haunts his past.
About the Author
Edward D. Webster’s wide-ranging interests have led him to diverse
careers from teaching Navajo students to managing regulatory compliance to
helping establish a center for abused children.
He is the author of an eclectic collection of books as well as articles
appearing in publications from The Boston Globe to Your Cat magazine. His
writing has been honored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association,
the Foreword Indies, the Boomer Times, and Ed’s favorite:
Hackwriters.com, among others.
Ed admits to a fascination with unique, quirky, and bizarre human behavior,
and he doesn’t exempt himself from the mix. His acclaimed memoir, A
Year of Sundays (Taking the Plunge and our Cat to Explore Europe) shares the
eccentric tale of his yearlong adventure in Europe with his spirited, blind
wife, Marguerite, and their headstrong, deaf, elderly cat, Felicia.
In his historical novel, Soul of Toledo, about Spain in the 1440s, the
diabolical nature of mankind stands out as madmen take over the city of
Toledo and torture suspected Jews thirty years before the Spanish
Webster also likes to tinker by putting strange characters together to see
what they’ll do with/to each other. In his novel The Gentle
Bomber’s Melody, a nutty woman, bearing a stolen baby, lands on the
doorstep of a fugitive bomber hiding from the FBI. The result: irresistible
From the happily unusual of A Year of Sundays to the cruelly perverse in
Soul of Toledo, Webster shines a light on offbeat aspects of human
In his latest novel, Carlos Crosses the Line, Webster casts his eye in new
directions: the 1960s, the immigration quagmire, free love, the validity of
borders between people and countries, the question of what to believe if you
don’t accept your culture’s traditional values.
Webster lives in Southern California with his divine wife and two amazing