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Book of Souls: A Prof Croft Prequel Novella by Brad Magnarella

Book of Souls: A Prof Croft Prequel NovellaBrad Magnarella

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Every wizard's story has a beginning…

Let's go back to the night I turned thirteen, the night Grandpa sliced my finger with his cane sword.

I can't say what terrified me more, the cold anger in his eyes or the crazy things in his locked study. A talking trunk. Squirming coats. A bookshelf whose titles shifted before my eyes. And one chilling title in particular: Book of Souls.

Ten years later and I'm en route to a Romanian monastery, in search of that lost book. But I'm not the only one. Three others have beaten me to the local village: two researchers and… well, I'm not sure who Flor is, other than Spanish, secretive, and sexier than a summer dress.

Can I trust her -- or any of them? I don't know, but we've got werewolves on our scent, not to mention an ancient curse hanging over the remote ruins.

Getting there and back is going to require serious cooperation.

Or serious magic.

Book of Souls is the prequel to the 200,000+ selling Croftverse. If you like occult action, spell-crackling suspense, and moments of heart, heroism, and all-out laughter, you'll love Prof Croft!

BOOKS IN THE CROFTVERSE

Prof Croft Series
Preq 0: Book of Souls
Book 1: Demon Moon
Book 2: Blood Deal
Book 3: Purge City
Book 4: Death Mage
Book 5: Black Luck
Book 6: Power Game
Book 7: Druid Bond
Book 8: Night Rune
Book 9: Shadow Duel

Blue Wolf Series
Book 1: Blue Curse
Book 2: Blue Shadow
Book 3: Blue Howl
Book 4: Blue Venom
Book 5: Blue Blood
Book 6: Blue Storm

More Coming!

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High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread by Joyce Carol Oates

High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and DreadJoyce Carol Oates

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Eight stories from the author of A Book of American Martyrs that display her "mastery of imagery and stream of consciousness" (Kirkus Reviews).

Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human personality. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals--brother and sister. teacher and student, two lonesome strangers on a subway--in the beautiful, bracing prose that has become her signature.

In the title story, a white, aspiring professor in Detroit tries to shake a black, male shadow during the summer of the city's 1967 race riots. In "The Rescuer," a promising graduate student detours to inner-city Trenton, New Jersey, to save her brother from a downward spiral, only to find herself entranced by his dangerous new world. Meanwhile, a young woman prowls the New York City subways in search of her perfect man in "Lorelei." In each of these short stories, Oates portrays a desperate confrontation with the demons inside us. Sometimes it's the human who wins, and sometimes it's the demon.

"Oates offers unexpected glimmers of redemption amid the grotesquerie, degradation, and exploitation that fill this collection's eight tales." --Publishers Weekly

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Claws by Ricky Sides

ClawsRicky Sides

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I'd like to give special thanks to Jason Merrick for the great cover.

Alcorn Pet Food Corporation is working with an experimental cat food laced with hormones and appetite enhancers. The special food causes cats to add muscle, gain weight, and exhibit extremely aggressive behavior. When an employee threatens to expose the pet food as a threat to public safety, she finds herself out of work, her home ransacked, and all her carefully gathered proof missing. Meanwhile, animal rights activists release the cats involved in the testing because they are scheduled to be euthanized. These bigger, stronger, and more aggressive animals begin to prey on small game in the area. Then the ravenous cats turn their attention to people.

Lovers, runners, hunters, dogs, deer, rabbits, normal cats, and even motorists begin to fall victim to the predations of these enhanced felines. An unemployed scientist, a small special ops team, a grieving father, a chief of security, and a homeless veteran join forces to try to prevent a catastrophe.

When a murderer steals the secret formula that created the menace and sells it to eight foreign enemies of the United States, the stakes suddenly get a lot higher, because the most deadly biological weapon ever created has just been released. The genie is out of the bottle and the world will never be the same.

To make matters worse, the scientist discovers that the first generation offspring will be even bigger and more aggressive, and then they learn that the food also affects dogs and rats.


Disclaimer

No animals or people were harmed during the writing of this book. The author does not hate cats, dogs, women and children, animal rights activists, homeless people, hunters, runners, truck drivers, maintenance men, chicken farmers, police officers, sheriff's deputies, women who text while driving SUVs, or the elderly. However, the author is deathly afraid of anyone who texts while driving because of several near death experiences attributable to such individuals.

The author is a cat lover, but he is also a writer. This book started with the basic premise of what if. What would happen if a pet food were tampered with in such a way as to make the animals abnormally large and aggressive? Writing this book was, at times, painful for the author who feeds and pets a feral cat on a regular basis. But as a writer, the author felt the storyline was too good not to write, just because it made him uncomfortable.

The setting of this story is in Athens, Alabama, which is where the author resides. Athens was chosen because of his intimate knowledge of the city and the surrounding area. To the best of the author's knowledge, there are currently no homeless people residing in Athens. The depiction in this book of such an individual is the product of the author's imagination and is there for storyline purposes only. There is an animal feed manufacturing plant located where the author situated Alcorn Pet Food Corporation in the book. However, it is not configured as described in the book. The author went with that location because of the surrounding terrain, but the real facility is not named Alcorn. The feed produced at that location by the real company is safe.

As far as the author knows, there is no real pet food company by the name Alcorn. That company is the product of his imagination. His research on the fictitious name found no connection to the pet food industry.

The personalities, traits, and decisions made by government officials in portions of this book are not based on the actual individuals currently holding those offices, or any who have held them in the past. They are the product of the author's imagination.

The epic sequel, Claws 2. After the Apocalypse, is now available in the Kindle store.

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My Favorite Story Podcast Author Anthology by Multiple Authors

My Favorite Story Podcast Author AnthologyMultiple Authors

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Project Entertainment Network Presents... My Favorite Story Anthology

Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story they've ever written...

"Spirits" by James A. Moore
"The Tin Box" by Kelli Owen
"Short Straw" by Jay Wilburn
"The Rag And Bone Man" by John Urbancik
"The Priest" by Jaimie Engle
"Seven Eight One Five Four" by Amber Fallon
"Kins" by Mary SanGiovanni
"Rainforest of Bones" by Armand Rosamilia
"Put On A Happy Face" by Christopher Golden
"Mr. Giggles" by Frank J. Edler
"M.E.N.TOR by Thomas R. Clark
"I Sing A New Psalm" by Brian Keene
"Dandelion Yellow" by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
"Dead Beckoning" by Chuck Buda
"Pegleg And Paddy Save The World" by Jonathan Maberry

Why are they the author's favorite story? You'll have to read it to find out!

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