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FROM PAM UPHOFF: Wheeler Dealer (Fall of the Alliance)
A Novella in the Fall of the Alliance Series, a sequel to Murder in the Rigel Brigade
Vadik Krupin barely survived the brutal shooting that killed his lover’s father.
As Regina and her sister find themselves at the mercy of the Estate manager, Vadik and his cousin realize that if they’re going to save–and marry–the sisters, they’re going to have to come up with a whole lot of money, quite quickly.
No Romeo and Juliet nonsense, here. This is going to put Cinderella to shame, as the Wheeler Dealer gets going!
FROM JAMES DAIN: The Body in the Alley: A Crime Thriller
The murder was swift and brutal…
When ex-Afghanistan vet Keith Gainey bounces a guy from a Philly nightclub, he thinks he has the situation under control–until violent mobster Shawn Toomey joins the fight and kicks the patron to death.
Now there’s a body in the alley, and someone’s going to prison.
When the cops arrest and charge Keith with murder, he has one last desperate chance to earn his freedom:
Confront the savage gangster who is trying to frame him, or end up in a cold jail cell for decades to come.
Enjoy the roller coaster ride of this short, fast-paced novella by best-selling thriller writer James Dain, “Best Novel” winner at the Los Angeles Neo-Noir Festival.
“Just wow! James Dain writes stories you can’t put down!” (Charles Anceney, author of The Boy in the Boat)
FROM DAVID WELCH: Colter’s Vengeance
How far does a man go to put war behind him? Colter Gaines went all the way to the wilds of the frontier, hoping to set up a peaceful life on a ranch with his wife and young daughter. For a few years, he had just that, even if his marriage was collapsing and his ranch teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Yet compared to what he had known in the army, eking out a living with his daughter was a godsend. But when he finds the body of a Blackfoot teen on his land, a chain of events is set off that ends in horrible tragedy.
BY WILLIAM MORRISON WITH INTRODUCTION BY D. JASON FLEMING: The Gears of Time (Annotated): The Pulp Science Fiction Bio Adventure
He was caught between those who moved too swiftly and those who moved too slowly, but time stood still when he met Medlana.
She was old enough to be his grandmother’s grandmother — but he loved her!
This iktaPOP Media edition includes a new introduction giving genre and historical context to the novel.
BY ED LACY, WITH INTRODUCTION BY D. JASON FLEMING: Three On The Run (Annotated): A Crime Noir Omnibus.
iktaPOP Media brings you three tough as nails noir tales from master crime author Ed Lacy!
Two big-city cops.
Bucky was young, strong and ambitious.
Doc was older, smart, knowing all the ropes.
They were partners — on special assignments and all the graft, including the favors of a red-hot blonde. And then came the big case, a kidnapping, and they wound up in a shabby, smelly hideout, with a million dollars in cash, and no place to spend it!
Mickey Whalen lived on his boat and bummed around the Caribbean, until he found a woman alone, on a sandbar, with a suitcase full of money. He fell for her, hard, even as he was trying to figure out who, or what, the hell she was running from!
Room To Swing
Black private eye Toussaint Moore knew a murder frame-up when he saw one, especially when it was hung neatly around his neck. Instead of dawdling around New York waiting for the NYPD to arrest him for a murder he didn’t commit, he followed the one lead he had: the victim’s hometown in Ohio. Only a stone’s throw north of Jim Crow Kentucky. If he can’t find who wanted that white man dead, and quick, all he’s going to have left is room to swing!
This iktaPOP Media edition includes introductions giving historical and genre context to the novels.
FROM KARL DAHLKE: The Unfolding Universe: Stories by Karl Dahlke.
Karl Dahlke, author of “A Gift From the Stars”, tells stories that join imagination with science to visit strange worlds and contemplate possible futures. Funny, weird, wise, and thoroughly entertaining!
FROM CHRISTOPHER WOERNER: 202207 Fulcrum
Polished and collected, this is what I’ve been putting out for the last month. Current events, observations, thought on the world falling apart, just hoping I could get this done before it finally happens. We need to turn this around now or it’ll get much worse.
Vignettes by Luke, Mary Catelli and ‘Nother Mike.
So what’s a vignette? You might know them as flash fiction, or even just sketches. We will provide a prompt each Sunday that you can use directly (including it in your work) or just as an inspiration. You, in turn, will write about 50 words (yes, we are going for short shorts! Not even a Drabble 100 words, just half that!). Then post it! For an additional challenge, you can aim to make it exactly 50 words, if you like.
We recommend that if you have an original vignette, you post that as a new reply. If you are commenting on someone’s vignette, then post that as a reply to the vignette. Comments — this is writing practice, so comments should be aimed at helping someone be a better writer, not at crushing them. And since these are likely to be drafts, don’t jump up and down too hard on typos and grammar.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Your writing prompt this week is: Stir