From Husband to Homeless to Hospitalization. How did one man fall so far so fast? “Steve got laid off and he lost his job. Then we lost the house. Then he lost his way,” admitted his wife Penny. From there, things spiraled out of control and God only knows if he can ever get his family back.
Aphrodite Station, circling Venus, crosses behind the Sun every year and a half or so. Only then could the longest of con jobs be executed. In 2144, a young group of buncos who call themselves ‘Coffey’s Conners’ are out to show their con-artist parents that they are mature enough to form their own crew. But the game the parents have in mind, ‘The Wire’, has not been pulled off in at least a century. With Aphrodite Station on the far side of the Sun, Coffey’s Conners are beyond help, beyond hope if things go wrong. If they get caught, the consequences are no further than the nearest airlock.
On Reva’s fourth birthday, her dad mysteriously vanished. In the months that followed, the United States was terrorized by a group of real-life supervillains called the Fiendish Four. Until the Fiendish Four vanished just as mysteriously.Reva has always felt that these events were somehow linked to the last gift she ever got from her dad—his vintage collection of Pocket Protectors (action figures you wear on your pocket). While celebrating her twelfth birthday with friends at Comic-Con, Reva stumbles on a Pocket Protector that gives her the power to teleport and time travel. The rare find gets her locked up by an evil toymaker with immediate plans to unleash new real-life baddies on the world.There’s only one way Reva can escape the toymaker’s prison, break free of a crippling anxiety, and save the day: she must investigate a traumatic timeline and discover her true powers that lie within.
A young treeling with a strong sense of right and wrong. A young human lost and desperate to get back to her people.When Ash finds Marta, a young human, cold, hungry, and lost in a strange land, she knows she can’t just leave her there. But the elders refuse to help. They remember all too well how the humans once killed them without a second thought. Fearing that Marta will return to her people and reveal their whereabouts to the humans, a powerful elder hides the only means home. That’s when Ash knows it’s up to her. She must help the little girl to safety before the winter comes. It’s time to show everyone how brave and strong she really is.
Do you like reading about the coming collapse of society? Are you thrilled when the patriotic hero takes up his or her ASSAULT RIFLE and cache of hidden ammo to defeat the intrusive evil government that wants to enslave and control every aspect of life? If you answered yes, take a break from the prophetic “it could happen any minute” stories and read about when IT REALLY HAPPENED. The short stories in this book are about the time that AMERICAN PATRIOTS actually took up arms and wrote a new rule book for government and society. This was the real zombie apocalypse.
8404 is the United States Navy designation for a Corpsman, Sailors who provide medical care for Marines while on mission. There’s a special bond between Marines and Corpsmen, more affectionately known as ‘Doc.’ Dominic Villanueva, however, has been through the ringer. He’s saved Marines and lost them. Now he struggles to hide his feelings of inadequacy while continuing his deployment in Afghanistan.Christopher Bast is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served as an 0311 Rifleman and Scout for the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, then again in 2011-12. He would leave the Marine Corps in 2013 with an honorable discharge at the rank of Corporal.