Wyoming

Wyoming

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Young newlyweds out to discover a new life in the sage desert of central Wyoming stumble upon uncharted territory within their relationship that is more beautiful and more hazardous than the rigorous terrain.In this short story, recently married twenty-year-old Zach and eighteen-year-old Allison, accompanied by their Brittany spaniel Gina, leave the comfort and security of their New England home in search of new opportunities in the far-off wilderness of central Wyoming.While camped in that wilderness they discover unexpected challenges within their relationship and in the unforgiving countryside that threaten both their marriage and their lives.This familiar theme of youthful idealism colliding with worldly realities and constraints is rendered in clear refreshing prose and placed in an original setting where the sage desert of Wyoming becomes a virtual character in the drama, complete with its demands and surprises.
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Birthday Dinner

Birthday Dinner

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Zach and Becca start out at a lavish birthday dinner, a meal reflective of the love they share. Then God transports them to a different sort of banquet, one full of new challenges and sacrifice. At first they are lost, then discover this new banquet's hard-earned rewards. Now which is the true feast, which the idle fantasy?In this short novel, young lovers are transported from a comfortable setting and effortless ardor to a demanding reality that quickly broadens their understanding of the price of love and the cost of caring. The focus of the story shifts from romantic love to a struggle to save a gifted but at-risk young boy caught in the chaos of the drug plague. Birthday Dinner also examines the ever-fluid definitions of poverty and privilege, dignity and depravity, wisdom and innocence, with this mix of themes woven into a simple but compelling love story--or two love stories, or three, or four.
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Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Brooke and Leah Fulcher are about as different as two sisters can be, a division accentuated by Leah's deafness. How is it then that each becomes the other's best friend, not only totally reliant on one another but also reciprocal guardians through the challenges and perils of childhood and adolescence? Follow them on their entwined life journey of discovery, devotion, and love.Awaking one morning from a nightmare, a teen age boy finds that he has gained unknown abilities and must fight for survival against others like him and even those who are not.
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Becca's Book

Becca's Book

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Some loves don't end with the relationship but burrow deep into the heart, live there hidden and silent for years, then one day for no clear reason emerge with a voice--a story to tell, a moment in time to recall and honor.Men's literary short fiction by Hosho McCreeshIn “Taco Fairy” we wonder what will $2 get you at a nearby tacqueria? Answer: A world of stupid trouble.“Say, What Ever Happened To Vidal Sassoon?" explores the sexual politics of business trips, and free hotel shampoo.*Mentioned in TORO Magazine (Canada)
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Whiteout

Whiteout

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

One Saturday night Zach and Becca venture out into a snowstorm for the short drive to Avery's campus. Once there, they are swallowed up not only by the storm and an improbable celebration but also by the unexpected, unprecedented gift of transcendent love. Will they emerge from this whiteout? Do they want to?Now includes an Urdu translation of Inchoate.InchoateSet in prehistoric North America, this tells the story of how a delinquent time traveler calls the first Board Meeting in History and inadvertently incurs the wrath of all his bosses. He is put on trial but is he all he seems?Henry's CarIn this hilarious sci-fi story, a Royal Time Traveler from the 16th Century develops a taste and talent for for stock-car racing.Ordo Lupus and the Temple GateWhy is a notorious religious cult of assassins keeping him alive?His teenage daughter is viciously murdered in Lyon by a long-forgotten biblical monster. A former WWII MI6 agent, our hero is suspected of her murder by the police and his divorcing wife.With supernatural powers of foresight he goes on the run to clear his name. He has only one friend - a historian and member of the modern Knights Hospitaller but with his help he embarks on a white-knuckle ride to salvation.In Paris a witch servant of the mysterious Catholic assassin sect Concilium Putus Visum seduces him during his quest for the secret weapon of the Cathars. If he can solve a puzzling set of clues to find the weapon, he might kill the monster and save his marriage.But why do the assassins and the monster seem to be protecting him?Lovers of Dan Brown's evocative mix of mystery and history will love this Occult Thriller - a dark and powerful tale.Too Bright the SunA man afraid of his own soul!Seeking revenge for the death of a friend ten long years ago, Major Jake Nanden has pursued his own personal demons with an almost religious fervour through life and through battle.He is a soldier so highly decorated that his fame reaches far beyond the desolate moon Io where he is stationed. His victories in the Jupiter Wars are hollow though, for he is a man scared of his own soul.His life seems to be a trap from which he cannot escape. His is the Replicant Company, and replicants are despised by all.Likened to a cross between Blade Runner and Paths of Glory, you simply must read this beautifully constructed, intensely dark and powerful Science Fiction tale-with-a-twist if you love Phillip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov.Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate - from the author:I had been pursuing a theological interest in the Cathars; first though reading a number of books by Henry Lincoln and later an interest in Monségur and the Rennes-le-Château, near where the lost treasure of the Cathars is said to be hidden. The Cathars were an ancient sect who came to prominence and were ruthlessly persecuted by the Catholics in the 1300s, mainly in and around the Languedoc Region of France. They believed that the Christian god was really Rex Mundi, or 'God of Earth.'The second theme I wanted to get into my novel was the gothic. The themes of blood, death, eroticism, sex and transcendence are all things that I desire in a good novel. My influences were Kate Bush, The Mission, Lord Byron, John Keats (The Eve of St. Agnes is a particularly favourite poem of mine) and to some extent Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Sex and death are the themes that everyone seems attracted to.A year before I started this work, I read both Dan Brown and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. These books were certainly an influence on me. Like him I have been fascinated for many years by the rumour or myth that Mary went to France and that Jesus had a descendant. Like him and many others, I speculate that the Cathars did in fact smuggle a great treasure out of Monségur castle, under the noses of the Royalist besiegers. I couldn't resist a climax to my novel that took place in one of the world's greatest Gothic masterpieces. But you will have to read the novel to find out where ...Grab your copy today!
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Carousel Ride

Carousel Ride

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

The carousel is motionless, locked down for the winter. Then why do Zach and Becca feel caught in its swirl? When will this ride end? Where will it leave them?“A Bard Out of Time” is a long poem that centers on a bard singing songs and traveling from one village to another in a fantasy world. Spells, magical creatures, kings and queens, werewolves, and the like all make an appearance in this poem as he regales his audiences with the ballads he sings. The other poems in this collection are also fantasy-oriented, but they did not fit in with the plot / structure of “A Bard Out of Time” (most are not ballads) or were not reflective of the setting of that poem. Some of these poems cross over into the dark fantasy/horror genre (particularly the ones with demons in them), but others are playful or risqué.
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Barrier Islands

Barrier Islands

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

At age twenty-two, Brooke Fulcher Howard has landed in the island paradise of her earliest dreams. But when this paradise proves to be less than she had hoped or expected, she must explore both the island around her and the one within her heart to discover a future for herself and her infant daughter.Every month for over 20 years, scores of youth from West African Countries are wasted in a bid to find a better life in the Southern European Countries while transiting illegally through Libya. Anthony is a clear example of one whose experience was phenomenal. According to him, the price of leaving Nigeria - his country of origin, may be death or the hell of detention but that’s not important. What is important is leaving, and travelling far from the stripes of abject poverty and political instability.I wish to tell his story in this book, tragic yet adventurous. If I do it well - and I will do my best - I believe I will unequivocally describe the predicaments suffered by illegal aliens and unlawful asylum seekers in Libya and other countries. I wish to clearly lay my claims against the pointless exodus embarked by our maladjusted youth, and to recommend urgent panaceas to the inflicting problems of youth migration.
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Two Sisters Times Two

Two Sisters Times Two

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

What happens when you take two sisters stuck in middle age and join them with two sisters struggling to enter adulthood and stir them all together in the cauldron of life's trials? This novel picks up the story of Brooke and Leah Fulcher now in their fifties and adds Jodie and Penni, Brooke's daughters, to their mix, creating emotional entanglements beyond the sum of those parts.When a group of curious Archaeological students receive a text specified with co-ordinates, they immediately begin their own quest by following the trail, ultimately leading them into a trap; they stumble upon, what they think, is an age old buried scripture, but it doesn't stop there.Now they must dig deep to unravel the mystery, which would shake the entire Archaeological community of Baltimore.Their every single move are being watched. A mystery that's worth killing. Some things are always meant to be buried in the past.
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The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Lots of surprises occur around closing time at local bars. That's why patrons put up with the tedium and the humiliation. But Zach would never have guessed the surprise that was waiting for him, or how it would reroute his life.Rebekah finds that death is not a scary place but just a transition, where she can rest and come back again. She finds that life is eternal and each lifetime is another journey.
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Angels Unawares

Angels Unawares

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Joshua Earl wants to die at home, but he has no one to care for him there. In a desperate last attempt, he asks a social worker to contact his ex-wife Laura, whom he has not seen for over thirty years. And Laura says yes to his request, setting off a series of events that turns his dying into a new life, not only for him but also for the numerous others that appear at his bedside.Short story in which YOU are the monster, as you roam your lair killing and eating all who enter. That is until he shows up.Inspired by the sword and sorcery fantasy gaming books by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. A story told as if YOU are the monster.If you read this story then why not leave me a review to tell me what you thought. Any feedback (be it good or bad) is always most helpful.
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