Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Slice of Savage!

Didn't think I was working on PROTECTOR? Think again... those voices are always speaking. This is what one was thinking last night....
Coming March 2013!


Elise caught sight of something that glittered in the wheaten grass, twinkling at her from the fading light of the day. The knee-high fronds slithered against her woolen skirt as it trailed through the blond sea that parted with her passage. She scooped up the object and immediately recognized it for what it was: a necklace of great intricacy, a lone jewel of meaning in the Outside, to be found by her in this singular moment that gasped like a stolen breath.

She held it between her fingers, admiring the delicate hammered feathers of a fine silver metal, the ancient symbol of catching one's dreams stamped on its structure in a rough circle with a finely woven spider web of metal. A deep green stone winked back at her.

Elise clasped it about her neck, the cold metal heating as it lay against the intersecting bones at the base of her throat. She gave a furtive glance about her person, moving into the border of the forest. Toward safety, toward The Clan of Ohio....


Readers: Whose necklace is this? Can a clever reader answer this question? Further, why is it there?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Death is Traveling and WEEPS is FREE!

After a great run with Amazon Select I will be returning the entire
TRB Death catalog to NOOK, Smashwords and Apple beginning November 13.

In the meantime, Book #4, DEATH WEEPS will make a weekend-long appearance on the FREE side of Amazon. This will be a last time promotional offering. Pick up a copy before book five, UNREQUITED DEATH, releases next month!

Update: I think I have some tentative dates for 2013 book releases as follows:


*Stay tuned for the cover and blurb reveal of THE SAVAGE PRINCIPLE, a novella featuring Rowenna and King Raymond. Their uneasy alliance and bittersweet romance unfolds Outside....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jonesy Being Him in UNREQUITED DEATH....

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It was a rooster.

Just then, the Js rolled up to the front door. And the birds, instead of acting like live birds and getting out of the way stood there staring at the approaching car and stayed.

Jonesy plowed over one, feathers and chicken zombie guts getting in the spokes of his wheels like plaque in teeth.

He'd be flossing that out of there for forever, I thought, my gaze coming to rest on the chickens standing like feathered sentinels in my zombie's yard.

Wow... just wow.

Jonesy cranked open his door and gave a look of profound disgust. “What is this trumped up shit, Hart?” He looked at me like I'd lost my mind. “I mean, what?” he began, flailing his hands around as John came around the grill of the car to inspect the entrails now wrapped in the grill and tire wells.

“You've been done with probation for three and a half seconds and you raise goddamned chickens?” he asked incredulously.

John clucked at me, “I expected more, really,” he said with a small Mona Lisa smile. Straightening, he plucked a feather out of the grill and sent it flying like a small spear into the air. It stabbed the ground directly in front of the original chicken... that I now knew was a rooster.

“Hey look, Terran,” Jonesy began and waggled his eyebrows and John frowned. We both knew something inappropriate was going to happen but Jonesy was too unpredictable to fathom so we waited for the bomb to drop.

It was like the sun rising, it was going to happen.

“You got a cock in your front yard!” he yelled into the still neighborhood, bent over at the waist and laughing until tears streamed out of his eyes at the lone rooster surrounded by hens....