Monday, June 20, 2022

The Dark Matter of Natasha



Natasha stalks the quiet streets of dead-end Lunar Bay like doom in a denim jacket. She’s a grim reminder that some teenagers can never escape the ever-tightening noose of their lives. Burned out and benumbed by a traumatic past, dogged by scurrilous small-town gossip, she finds solace in drugs, sex and Slayer.

What horrors have her flat eyes witnessed? And how far will she go in pursuit of the one tiny spark of hope that still flickers in her haunted heart?

When a na├»ve transplant crosses her path, he's drawn into shadow and doubt. With his girlfriend ghosting him, Natasha’s fresh introduction to her half-lit world is darkly appealing. Now faced with confusing quandaries—connection or convenience, relationship or exploitation—can he help any of the women in his life? Or is he just helping himself?

The untold tragedies of Natasha's lonely life may be more than he can handle. And in a town whose history is littered with dead girls, there may be no happy ending for anyone.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

AVR Weekly News ~ 447th Edition

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

AVR Weekly News ~ 446th Edition

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Payne and Sacrifice

















Taking down the nanite-enhanced Storm Bringers was only the beginning. Detective Amber Payne and her team of “strays” still have to find and capture the woman who created the super soldiers – former Securi-Tech board member, Carol Conley.

And while Conley may be at the top of Securi-Tech’s most wanted list, for Amber, the case is more personal. For Conley was responsible for the death of Amber’s former partner, and she’s determined to bring the homicidal maniac to justice… no matter what it costs her.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Merchants of Knowledge and Magic




On one of the many planes of the Pentagonal Dominion, priestess Calinthe trades in information, collecting valuable secrets for her demonic employer. Calinthe has a secret of her own: she’s intersex, making her a target for the matriarchal slavers of the Ophidian Plane whose territory she must cross in her search for hidden knowledge. But thanks to her friend Zakuro’s illusions, Calinthe presents as a woman- a comfortable, if furtive, existence in a world determined to bring her to heel.

But when, instead of a mere secret, the priestess uncovers an incalculably powerful artifact, Calinthe finds herself in a high-stakes negotiation with the same matriarchs who sought to enslave her. On the table: Calinthe’s discovery, a charm powerful enough to transform a mortal into a god… against a secret so deadly it could quell all life on every plane of the dominion. If Calinthe plays her cards perfectly, she and Zakuro could escape Ophidia wealthier than either of them ever dreamed possible.

But if she plays them wrong…

…she’ll learn slavery in her pursuers’ hands is a fate far worse than death.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

AVR Weekly News ~ 445th Edition

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