Flash fic – Sacrifice

Why not welcome the month with a small horror story? Sacrifice Elena woke up chained to the altar. The cult was chanting, intoning low words of encouragement to an Elder God who demanded blood and souls just to get out of bed. They were nonsense phrases chanted over and over, the echoes of a long dead language where the meanings were lost, but the malevolence remained. She knew this because she bothered to do the research. Her mother hooked up with some shady guy, and it was up to Elena to protect herself, because her mother couldn’t. Her mother was kind, but too kind to the wrong people, as if someone had once taught her the way to deal with a monster was to be as accommodating to them as possible, and maybe then they wouldn’t destroy you. In Elena’s...

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Black Friday sales!

All my stuff at Less Than Three and DSP are on sale! Including Infected: Throwaways!

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Turkey Day Recommendations – Lesser MST3Ks

Thanksgiving is usually when I roll out my Turkey Day marathon suggestions, but usually I end up recommending the same movies. Although they remain good, I’ve decided, this year, to recommend MSt3Ks that have grown on me over the years. Maybe at first I thought they were okay, not special, but in time, I learned to appreciate them more. Minor MSt3Ks, if you will, that get very little love. (Oh, and a live Turkey Day marathon is happening too.) ** Human Duplicators – Although originally memorable for the sketch bit involving a dangerous, pent up Hugh Beaumont, this was the first movie I noticed had grown into one of my favorites. A truly inept, low budget science fiction film that seems to think androids sent as alien soldiers would have delicate china...

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Five Holden Songs

Since the pre-order for Infected: Throwaways is now live, I thought I’d do a quick little thing: Five songs that never fail to remind me of Holden. ** Five Fingers – Aesop Rock Almost too easy, this one. Holden is a very adept pickpocket, a survival skill he learned early on in his street kid days, and he can still do it today. He’s quite proud of this, and if you dare him to steal anything from you, you’ll be the victim of identity theft before you leave the room. So don’t dare him, by any means. The Room – The Twilight Sad This probably needs a bit of explanation. The song seems to be about abuse and secrets within a family – there’s always wiggle room with a Twilight Sad song, but they are resolutely miserable, so this is a safe bet – but...

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A preview of Infected: Throwaways

This is the brief bit I read at Read With Pride. So if you couldn’t be there, this is what you missed from me. Burn was one of those people Holden liked to think of as liminal: everybody knew him, and at the same time, nobody knew him. He was a ghost of a man who hadn’t yet died. And that was the way he liked it. Hard to catch a ghost. It seemed like someone finally had, though. As far as Holden knew, Burn had no family, here or anywhere. He was a man without a country, a home, a basic understanding of dental hygiene. All that was generally known about him was that his appetite for drugs was bottomless, and if you needed something questionable fast—untraceable gun, pharmaceuticals, car of dubious provenance—he was the guy to see. He’d been around...

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A Master List – All My Stuff For Sale & Series In Order

Hello! Here’s something I should do on a regular basis, which is run down my list of available books, where they are, and, in the case of series, what order they progress in. And, may I add if you’ve read all or most of this stuff, to leave a book review on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever? It really helps authors get the word out. Thank you! So here we go: Infected series: Book 1: Infected: Prey Book 2: Infected: Bloodlines Book 3: Infected: Life After Death Book 4: Infected: Freefall Book 5: Infected: Shift Book 6: Infected: Lesser Evils Book 7: Infected: Undertow Book 8: Infected: Epitaph Infected: Paris is a prequel, but I really feel like it should be read after the others, or at least after Bloodlines. The Holden series is a spin off, and yet I...

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See me in Seattle this weekend!

This Saturday I will be taking part in the Read With Pride meet up! I will be reading a passage from Infected: Throwaways later that night. And if you come say hi, you can get a profane political sticker (while supplies last), and I have one thing for a fellow Doctor Who fan. See you there!

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