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Book Excerpt : Home by Jack Price

Chapter One Haemorrhoids “Everything has come back as perfectly normal Mr Arnold, so there really is no need to worry.” Nathan could feel a familiar itch tap-dancing in his stomach. It was stirred by the flippant tone that all medical professionals seemed to take when addressing his condition. He took a deep breath. Knowing full […]

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Book Excerpt: Hector Reborn – Volume I: Death & Life by Ian Thompson

Prologue The Bronze Age – Circa 1250 BC What is happening? The question burns through my consciousness like a rampaging fire – but even while the question impacts and my thoughts erupt into utter panic and terror, more questions roar… Who am I? Where have I come from? These questions are slowly answered as I […]

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Book Excerpt : The Last Mutineers: Stigmata Rising by Patrick Bedont Jr.

Chapter IX The Sowilo vs. The Coward The group of Mutineers along with their newfound Stigmata comrades proudly rejoice over Roland’s rant. Doing so by letting out a loud ‘Haoorah’ as they begin splitting up into pairs. Just before they split up, Roland anxiously mutters to the group; “You guys leave Julian to me. If […]

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Book Excerpt : The Rest Room by Kimberly A Mckenzie- Klemm

THE REST ROOM Chapter 5 Optin pulled his Nissan Sentra into the driveway of Kervila’s aluminum siding, neatly kept, middle class neighborhood home. The brick path leading to her front door was still shadowed by the oak in the front yard. It was 10:00 on a Sunday morning. Pulling himself out from behind the driver’s […]

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Book Excerpt: Glimpse vol. 4 – Dark Side by Lisa Mathisen

Chapter 1.   MY NAME IS JEFF “You know those zombie movies they made so many years ago? We used to watch them in the dark eating popcorn, getting all freaked out. We cringed as people got bitten by other people who suddenly turned cannibalistic. Blood would spurt out in all directions; limbs would fall […]

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Book Excerpt: Glimpse of Summer by Lisa Mathisen

Chapter 3. LAWN WARRIOR Jerry didn’t plan on getting arrested today. But it didn’t bother him. He wouldn’t trade today for the last 10 years of his gutter cleaning, power washing, sink unclogging life. It all started with those flyers they hang on your mailbox. A new Lawn Warrior store was opening near the mall. […]

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Book Excerpt: Glimpse Vol 1 by Lisa Mathisen

Chapter 12. #SELFIE! Oh yeah. That one is so hot. I can’t believe that new mascara and photo app made me look even better than yesterday. #workit! #onfleek! MarieKah was pleased yet again with her daily devotion: the selfie. It took two hours every morning to plump and color her entire being for this moment. […]

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Book Excerpt: The Moaning of Loaf by Ade Bozzay

Chapter three “Come closer big boy” she purred seductively in soft velvety angelic tones that could stiffen the most flaccid of appendages at a 100 yards, and did nothing to disguise the wicked mischievousness of her words. She lay naked on a huge plush circular bed with barely more than a wisp of satin blanket […]

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Book Excerpt: Return to Royalty By E. Paige Burks

Prologue 100 years ago, the Plains of Aduro. Everything was chaos. All along the valley below the sound of swords and yelling filled the air. Fading beams of sunlight were cast about, setting the cerulean blades of grass ablaze. Blood was soaking into the ground, turning it muddy and ugly. Men and beasts clashed; this […]

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Book Excerpt: The Year of Lightning By Ryan Dalton

CHAPTER 1 A torrent of lightning struck the roof of the old house. Malcolm had never noticed the place before, but now he stood transfixed at his bedroom window. Despite the storm’s power, the house seemed strangely untouched—no damage, no fire, nothing. The towering house sat across the street. Faded whitewash covered its three wooden stories, […]

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Book Excerpt: Paranormal Painless by Shannon Rieger

CHAPTER ONE  Dip Our Heads in the Deep Blue Sea  A delusive feeling of reprieve settled deeply as I slept within the confines of my warm sheets. When the bong from my antique grandfather clock warned of the commencement of the witching hour, I was woken by an icy voice in my ear, a cool breath […]

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Book Excerpt: Real Love by Sheena Binkley

When I first stepped foot on the campus of Shaw University, I didn’t know what path I wanted to take in my career. I was an undeclared major, just taking things day-by-day. I never imagined I would be where I am today, a reporter for a national news network. I can’t help but smile at what I’ve accomplished. […]

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Book Excerpt: Lustful Priorities by Francis Toussaint

Chapter 1: Percy’s Lounge Boom, bam, boom, rhythmic sounds like African drums echoed! They came again: boom, bam, boom, much louder, purposeful and penetrating. My repose was rudely awakened. A grease-speckled white paper plate with a half-eaten slice of pizza rested on the coffee table to my left. On the floor to my right, within […]

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Book Excerpt: The Ribbon Tree by Jeffrey Aaron Miller

Chapter One The Forest of Stray Dogs “We’re too old for this, dude,” Hao said. “Seriously. Playing chicken with stray dogs is a game for kiddies. Come on. Don’t go in there.” The fence creaked in protest, the sun-warped boards threatening to give way beneath all one hundred and ten pounds of anxious thirteen-year-old boy. […]

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Book Excerpt: Xenosaber: Fury of the Stars by Jedaiah Ramnarine

PRELUDE 60,000 Years Ago, An Ancient Advent   WAR PLAGUED THE ANCIENT LANDS of Star World and her Moon, instigated by The Dark Lord, a spectre, reigning from the shadows as the master puppeteer. Noble men had lost their fair forms, becoming monsters, hell-bent on bloodshed and chaos. Battles raged night and day without end. […]

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Book Excerpt: Deadly Sins by Laura Read

Chapter 1 – Sacrifice   A shower of silver liquid flowed from a rouge-tinted bottle onto taut skin – neck, collarbone, shoulders, wrists. The stench of strong perfume clogged the air. She felt the cocaine surge, suppressed emotions simmering beneath her skin. Reality transformed into elated numbness. The stopper penetrated the bottle, obstructing the fluid […]

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Book Excerpt (First Line of Defence) from Threads of The War by Jeremy Strozer

First Line of Defense “Go left… toward the water!” Erich screams out. The steering wheel lurches, first to the left, then to the right, and then back to the left as our little Kubelwagen (bucket car) bounces and bumps over the sandy beach at over 40 kilometers per hour. “Ok, ok,” I reply, knowing that […]

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Book Excerpt: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

Chapter Nine: “Lacy Dawn Goes To the Movies” Scene Prologue: Lacy Dawn, the eleven year old protagonist, is a most unlikely savior of the universe. Genetically manipulated by Universal Management for millennia, at this point in the story, we have learned that the universe faces an imminent threat and that an android named DotCom (a […]

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Book Excerpt Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer by F.J.R. Titchenell

1. Why They Call Me That   When you think about it, there’s no way Mark was really the first case. First one broadcast on American TV, sure, but not the first altogether. On average, nearly 300,000 people die every day, and that stat is from before all this started, so even if you narrow […]

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