Chester the Chesapeake Book Four: My Brother Buck, explores the complexities of a stray dog abandoned in Chester’s neighborhood. Despite all attempts to find his owner, the dog is rendered homeless unless Chester and his family take him in. Through Chester’s point of view, his wise nature, and the fabulous real pictures that the books are illustrated with, we learn just how unique the new dog is. But then again, as is the case with children and their parents, Chester and each of his dog brothers is unique and special in the eyes of their “Mom.”
Fifty-seven year old Robert Malone is the CEO of a successful clothing store chain and married to a former model. When his doctor tells him he is dying of cancer, he refuses to go quietly. Instead of death, Robert chooses cryonics. He knows it’s a long shot. His frozen body will be stored in liquid nitrogen for the next seventy-five years, and then he’ll wake up in the future. Maybe. If technology figures out a way to bring him back. He’s willing to take that gamble. What he doesn’t realize is that he won’t lie in some dreamless state all that time. His soul is very much awake, and free to move about, just like the others who were frozen before him.
He discovers that he can ride in the cockpit with the pilots, but he can’t turn the page of a magazine. He can sit in the oval office with the president, but he can’t prevent a child from dashing in front of a car. He doesn’t work, or eat, or sleep. These obstacles make it difficult to fall in love, and virtually impossible to reconcile with the living. Over the next several decades, Robert Malone will have plenty of time to learn The Ups and Downs of Being Dead.
And now, an excerpt from The Ups and Downs of Being Dead… Continue reading “Sneak Peek: The Ups and Downs of Being Dead”
Let’s face it, a good snowball fight will numb you up in only a few minutes and people can get a little cranky once the egg nog runs out.
Why risk any holiday unpleasantness? Books make everything better.
Holiday themes abound this Smashwords Sunday. Take a look at some of these Smashwords best-sellers and highest-rated books in the Holiday fiction category. Of course, this is a mere sampling of the bounty available at Smashwords. If we overlooked your holiday-themed book, feel free to post the link below. (Safe-for-work titles only, please) Just click the covers to take a look or buy the book!
Alex Boudreau has been trained to win…at any cost. Lured by a sacred trust back into a life of stealth and undercover thievery, Alex confronts a tormented past laced with guilt, self-proclaimed failure and deception. Faced with gripping, split-second decisions that would forever shape the future, Alex plunges, once again, into the world of corporate intrigue, greed and deceit. After stealing a top-secret genetically engineered drug, Alex discovers the stolen information contains the specs to create a viral weapon – a weapon designed to threaten the world. Now the target of cold, calculating men with unlimited resources, nerves and wits are the only weapons available to unearth the identity of these men who are determined to kill not only Alex, but millions of others.
This title is available from Amazon. Continue reading “Book Brief: Wings to Redemption”