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Private investigator Mack Stevens is embroiled in the job of a lifetime. Mack’s sugar daddy client is pushing him deeper and deeper into the abyss of crimes committed around the globe. Only now those crimes have landed on Mack’s Chicago doorstep.
Follow Mack Stevens through the underbelly of historical Chicago’s speakeasies and clubs. This tale has it all, so light a lucky, pour a scotch, flip down your fedora, and join Mack on the mean streets where brains and beauty, hustlers and hussies sometimes come all in one package.
What goes around…
In the cycle of life – whether microscopic or cosmic – things repeat themselves, add richness, and bring surprise to our reality. In celebration the seventh year as a writing and critiquing force to be reckoned with, the Central Arkansas Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group curated a selection of fantasy and science fiction short stories dealing with things cyclic, both good and bad.
This book includes the short story, Hiroto’s Legacy, prequel to The Tree of Life.
Collected by Airship 27 between these two covers are sixty fantastic stories of action, adventure, mystery, horror, fantasy and suspense. It is a treasure chest of the best of the New Pulp Movement, the fastest growing style of fiction writing in world today. And all of it generated as a benefit project to aid and support writer/editor Tommy Hancock. My short story, The Dangerous Client, a Noir 1930s PI tale set in Chicago is included.
The starfaring Ryukyuan clans have lived under a single guiding philosophy for nine millennia. Will one tragic mistake, one secret, destroy them?
“First off, this was a beautifully written story. Ms. Collins writes with an understanding of Japanese culture, poetry and brilliance. This is a story of revelation, choice and beauty. Amazingly descriptive and captivating, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and will enjoy it many more times. Personally, I believe that Ms. Collins could turn this into a full novel and it would be even more astounding.” — Sci-Fi Author Y.I. Washington
Reid Cannon and his friends discover myths need not be fairy tales. Set in the Valley of the Kings, peril and the paranormal collide in THE HOUSE BAST MADE!
Adventure has a new name, and it is Reid Cannon!
Swingin’ Superhero 1968 Special brings together some of the most outlandish send-ups in all of comicdom! The far-out folks Jim Beard (St. Janus Spirit Breaker) and Lee Houston Jr. has assembled a kooky collection of heroes straight from the flip side. It’s going to be far out.
Hathor’s Gift is the story by Lisa M. Collins. In this short story we get to see the grandmother of Reid Cannon, Jane Roberts, in her first archeology adventure in 1968.
Holdfast is a beautiful UK anthology featuring the best articles from the online magazine. This edition includes issues 1-4, plus eight pieces of brand new fiction and two new articles. My story, The Tree of Life, is one of the new exclusives and has a lovely full page illustration by MV Essick.
Excerpt: At the portal to the central temple, Akira paused, allowing her mother to go before her. As Kaori entered, the security system scanned her with blue lasers. Sensing she was of no threat to Revered Mother, she was allowed entry. Akira followed on her mother’s heels. She hurried to pour tea for her mother and then noticed her grandmother’s steady stare.
‘Akira join us for tea.’ Her grandmother opened the buchidan, an ancient wood hutch that housed the Orb of Tsuyo-sa 強さ that fortified the clan. ‘Pour a cup for our ancestors.’
Five Party Recipes…In book 3 you get all 24 of my favorite party recipes that keep my guests coming back for more. Your party will sparkle with Southern Charm!
“Lisa does it again, fun recipes, with fun dialogue. Her recipe books are entertaining as well as filled with yumminess. This book does not disappoint, it is just as great as the others. Great value for the price and great recipes.” — Cindy Loven, author of Swept Away: Quilts of Love Series & Dianna’s Wings: The Parables of Trevor Turtle
Five Slow Cooker Recipes…The 2nd book in the 5 Recipe series will impress your guests and have the time to spend with them. All the recipes are quick to prepare and require little to no supervision.
“LC has a fantastic way of breaking the recipe down and putting it into easy to follow steps whilst injecting her own enthusiasm for the dish, dinner parties at her house must be wonderful.” — Amazon Verified
The very first Five Recipes Cookbook.
Armed with these five recipes and all the variations in this handy volume you will impress your family, even the mother-in-law, prepare foods that are easy on the budget yet tasty, be prepared for any Southern event. This book has 16 tried and true recipes to help get out of the kitchen in a flash and be the belle of the party!
“The humor and wit of this author shines through in her writing style. She does have great recipes and her concepts are great, I cannot wait to add chia seeds to my “suck the ocean dry” cornbread.” — Cindy Loven, author of Swept Away: Quilts of Love Series & Dianna’s Wings: The Parables of Trevor Turtle
I am excited about a serialized superhero project that I have been working on with the team at Metahuman Press.
Lightweight is about a teen named Kevin Mathis whose main desire in life is to have a normal life. But his dreams bring about a change in his life, a change with lasting ramifications for him and everyone he knows.
I also worked with a fabulous team on Modern Gods with my good friend and fellow author Bonnie J. Sterling.
After college I interned with Free The Slaves and during that time I was able to contribute to one of the seminal works on modern slavery (human trafficking), Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader by Dr. Kevin Bales.