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A compilation of speculative short stories with a Western theme, written by 13 outstanding authors. The fun part is that each one agreed to step up to the challenge of writing a story with this theme without going over 3000 words. Not an easy feat. Each story is unique unto itself, with its own personal theme and flavor and is followed by a short bio of the author. Gunslingers, corrupt sheriffs, a woman who keeps her husband around even though he is practically dead and a carousel that is quite unusual as the animals you ride sound almost alive. The book is filled with so many different types of characters making the time period come alive as we enter the worlds created in The Nettle Tree.

The story that I want to showcase first is titled the Sheriff of Hog Waller with Bill the Sheriff and Jonas the deputy. The…

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I’m Ok: But You’re a Pain the Ass: J. Michael Chamberlain

This is an unusual journey that you will take along with this reviewer and the author as we go back in time to where it all began when he decided to do stand up comedy but really should have stayed in the audience. Encouraged by a friend to create a routine that he hoped would be memorable it was but definitely not in the way he wanted it to be. The author tells his story from the beginning to the present as you enter his world and hopefully will laugh, cry, shout and jump up and down as you read this uniquely titled book: I’m Okay But You’re A Pain in the Ass.

Enter the world of a man who just wants to make you laugh and smile. But, not everyone is cut out to be a stand up…

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The Book of Revelations: A.C. Burch Things are not always what they seem and the stories told within this amazing collection will provide you with insights to different lifestyles, different worlds…



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The Book of Revelations: A.C. Burch

Things are not always what they seem and the stories told within this amazing collection will provide you with insights to different lifestyles, different worlds and how some create situations that they want you to see as they do even if they are truly illusions. Failed romances, love affairs, backstabbing, money hungry, murders and more the characters in this book present it all. Madeline Sorel is the illustrator and helps bring the stories to life. Curtain Call is the first story. The twists and turns in this story will astound the reader. An actor that surprises everyone as the ending will make you wonder why someone with a promising career would decide on such a drastic ending. I really loved story two titled the Gotterdammerung where a young man is enamored with his mentor and maestro. The violin is my instrument and hearing this…

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Blue Moon: Wendy Corsi

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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.

Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak, a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again . . . and again . . . before vanishing into the mists of time.

A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy’s Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society’s annual “Mundypalooza” offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case.

Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three Murder Houses, can’t escape the feeling that her family is being watched—and not just…

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Anonymous: Christine Benedict

Debra and Greg Hamilton have decided to move into an old house that is in need of more than just plain renovations. The floorboards are unsteady and creak when walked on, the sounds that permeate through the many rooms and the basement would frighten anyone making them think they are not alone. Debra’s mother is in an institution for the mentally insane after killer her husband. Never taking blame for anything Aida, whenever she committed a cruel act would blame it on Debra saying: Look what you made me do. The 100-year-old farmhouse is considered a blacklisted real estate property. Debra’s husband Greg opened his own carpentry business and is rarely home. Never really spending any quality time with her he usually meets his friends for a drink after work. Next door to Debra we meet Julie whose marriage is quite shaky and whose husband’s temper is…

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I killed the man who wrote this book

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I Killed The Man Who Wrote This Book: Theodore Ficklestein

The unique poems within this collection by Theodore Ficklestein tell their own stories about something dark, sinister and scary that happen on Halloween. Each poem gives you an insight to what the author thinks, feels and professes about different events and elements of Halloween. The poems present the viewpoint of someone trying to make you understand what happens when you as in the first poem decide whether you are really afraid of The Scary Place. Imagine someone creating a place that needs its own identity and name but no one can seem to create one. Suggestions are given like “The Dark Dungeon,” or even Screamville.” But, unless it has a great name it might not open but the author thinks that it might have a chance if you call it: That place on the corner of that road with a…

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