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Once Upon A Lane – Available Now!

A character driven slice-of-life story that follows the humble lives of the residents of a suburban neighborhood as they live and love, and about the house with the dead yard, a vacant lot, that sits among their homes, inert and immobile, yet intimidating and terrifying to any who look at it too long. The children of the lane are not the only ones who are fearful of the anomaly in their midst. Every adult upon the lane wonders why the structure still stands, with no known owner and no reason to be. The lingering question is not who owns the house, but why no one ever goes in or comes out, and why there are such ghastly noises emanating from within. Day by day, the happy people of the lane go about their tasks and trials, and day by day, the house with the dead yard seems a little more ominous, a little more intrusive, and a little less ignorable than before.

There once was a lane, filled with well-tended lawns and well-fostered friendships, of well-appointed houses all neat and tidy and those that live within, of stories and mysteries that manifest for only fleeting moments for the few who pay attention. This is one such tale. A tale about pleasant people, about the lives they live, about their wants and dreams, about their loves and losses, their joys and hates, about their days and nights in the company of cherished companions in the houses they call home. It is a dance between tears and joy, of young and old, of hopes and fears, of knowns and unknowns, of those who have yet to live and those who never have. In this tale of the happy little lives of blissful simple folk, there are monsters, to be sure. But this is not the story of monsters, this is not the tale of their evil deeds, this is the tale of those they make suffer. In this tale, the monsters have no names. The monsters do not deserve names.

Available now in ebook, paperback, or audiobook at your favorite online marketplaces:

Once Upon A Lane at Amazon

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Once Upon A Lane at Smashwords

Once Upon A Lane at Barnes & Noble

Once Upon A Lane at Google Play

Also available in the iTunes App Book Store

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Beyond the Reach of Mortal Man – Novella

Mankind has colonized hundreds of worlds and expanded beyond the wildest dreams of their ancient ancestors, but there are still wonders unseen and horizons unexplored. Howard and Xavier are proposing an ambitious scientific achievement, one considered impossible until now, piercing the event horizon of a black hole and discovering what transpires beyond. There are many barriers yet to surmount, not the least of which are incredulity and ignorance, but they are determined to push the boundaries of human knowledge and achievement, no matter the cost, no matter how much their dream seems to be beyond the reach of mortal man.

Extended sample: https://www.patreon.com/posts/beyond-reach-of-60239003

Available on many marketplaces: https://books2read.com/BeyondTheReachOfMortalMan

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Book Review – Twenty-Four Seconds

First book review of my newest novella, Twenty-Four Seconds, by Tiffany C. Lewis!

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Twenty-Four Seconds – Coming Soon!

“The acronym, when spelled out, as it rarely was in common parlance, stood for Designated Purge Zone. While the international community at large would not stand for the government actually starving their poorer populace to death, they had embraced the Designated Purge Zone program with enthusiasm as the perfect solution for the burgeoning population problem in the cities of the world. Apparently, a swift death was considered humane, whilst a slow starvation was not.”

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