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Antaeus writes from a lakefront home in Southwest Florida. His credits include: "The Prepared Citizen," a three-book series on how to react to and avoid dangerous situations. In addition to nonfiction, Antaeus has also published multiple sci-fi, action/adventure, and fantasy novels.
In addition to nonfiction, Antaeus has also published numerous sci-fi, action/adventure, and fantasy novels. Antaeus' poetry and short stories can be found in The Lycan Valley Press Anthology "Untimely Frost," Celestial Echo Press' Anthologies "The Twofer Compendium," and "The Trench Coat Chronicles," Ariel Chart, Armarolla, Heart and Humanity, as well as other publications.
For more information, visit http://www.antaeus-books.com.
These amusing interrelated, whimsical, and sometimes outrageous, action and adventure short stories are recounted by some of Pomegranate Town's most colorful citizens.
On an alternate Earth, the men and women of Pomegranate Town get together at Charlie's Tavern every evening after work. There they drink, socialize, and tell stories of their adventures with the odd creatures that inhabit their newly colonized continent of Ionia.
The stories get funnier and more intense, as the taletellers compete to see who can get the greatest number of free drinks.
So, pull up a chair and order a mug of your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax while the local characters entertain you.
One reviewer wrote: "Great fun... keeps you guessing… a perfect blend of comedy, suspense, intrigue, and a little skullduggery to boot. It’s a fast and easy read."
Ah, the sturdy trench coat. A traditional mainstay not only in classic wardrobes, but classic literature. Plenty of pockets to hide things in. Water repellent and sometimes, villain repellent. An icon for beloved detectives, inspectors, and spies for generations. (Not to mention flashers, femme fatales, and minor characters who just need to keep dry in the rain.)
The Trench Coat Chronicles, cleverly conceived and superbly assembled and edited, offers the reader far more than a clever way to tie stories together. It provides myriad ideas of how to defy stereotypes, upend the murder mystery genre, and, perhaps, even make wardrobe a character. With varied writing styles from conventional noir to cozy mystery to feminist detective, there is much in this collection to delight and admire.
Engaging for readers, and inspiring to writers. What more could a short story anthology possibly offer, short of being packaged with whiskey?
So settle in for a fun ride. Enjoy the variety of colorful settings and interesting characters. Smile as you watch each coat emerge and work its story magic.
We promise, the next time it rains and you open your closet? You'll never look at those epaulets and belt the same way again.
And who knows what's next from this talented editing team? I, for one, will be advocating for The Go-Go Boot Collection.
--Kelly Simmons, international selling author of suspenseful women's fiction.
Why does a writer need a descriptive word reference containing so many words and phrases? For the same reason, a painter needs 344 plus colors. To create a more captivating painting, a painter selects colors to pull the viewer into the picture. To create a more engrossing story, a writer chooses descriptive words to draw the reader into the story.
Practical Wordsmithing isn't just about learning how to use words to paint a picture in your reader's mind. With chapters on Visual Imagery, Tone, Mood, Atmosphere, Emotion, Creating Backstory, Plot, and Storyline, and How to Weave a Believable Lie, it's also a writer's how-to book. One that will help both experienced and novice writers immerse their readers in a sensory experience.
Twins are said to share special bonds, understand each other's unspoken communication, speak their own languages, even possess powers of ESP. Their doubleness continues to fascinate the rest of us. Adored or abhorred, sheltered or shunned, twins have universally and perpetually aroused attention and curiosity. It was that fascination that inspired this collection of twin-themed stories. In them you'll find all matter of twins: the good, the bad, the fantastic, the fearsome, the magical, the envious, the secretive, the devious, and more. Being a twin. Fun, right? Think about it. What could go wrong?
The Twofer Compendium contains 36 short stories based on the theme of twins, written by 34 international authors. The tales in The Twofer Compendium leap across genres, from science fiction to whimsical, to downright creepy. Enjoy!
Alexander Malkin discovered werewolves were real when they killed his parents. Only the intervention of a weretiger saved Alex from the same fate, but his salvation came with a price. A few months later, Alex was shocked and terrified when he morphed into a weretiger for the first time.
When he was told that weretigers were created to hunt and kill lycans (werewolves), he was curious. After his first taste of lycan blood, Alex was all in.
From then on, revenge was all about hunting and killing werewolves, and Alex was a natural at it. Then he met Cassandra, and everything changed.
This revised edition of "Armed and Alive" could save your life. It contains true stories about Americans who altered the course of their lives and the lives of others by their use of legal firearms. Instead of becoming a statistic, they met force with force and became survivors.
These compelling stories of ordinary people, who saved the lives of loved ones and complete strangers, will amaze and entertain you.
The stories are followed by the author’s commentary on the event, and tips on what you should do if you are in a similar situation.
This fascinating book also contains sections on what to do after you call 9-1-1, what you should do before you buy a handgun, how to make your home safer, gun safety, and much more.
Jon, "JT" Thomas selects his victims as he travels across the country, posing as a fix-it man. Sometimes he's a benevolent guardian, but mostly he's a stone-cold killer motivated by his delusional state of mind.
This self-appointed hunter believes that demons escaped from hell and impregnated human women. Now these 'Demon-Spawn' roam the Earth. JT stalks and kills the people he perceives as demon-spawn or just plain evil people. In his travels, JT meets and interacts with other hunters, some of whom he gets along with. The ones he doesn't tend to disappear.
However, it's all about eliminating evil for the Fix-It Man. Eventually, those he recognizes as evildoers all fall victim to JT's railroad spikes or straight razors.
The Fix-It Man doesn't just repair things; sometimes, he 'fixes' people too.
Each story in "Brainfire" begins with an introduction by the author, giving the reader insight into the story and its creation.
Do you know how to survive a violent attack?
Surviving The Threat is a 21st-century reality guide that teaches you how to stay alive in life-threatening situations. The book's unique advantage is that it is based on an easy to learn three-step process called AIR, which has helped the author survive numerous lethal threats.
We live in a time when a trip to the mall or a movie theater could bring you face-to-face with a mass shooting or terrorist attack. Incidents involving mass shootings, muggings, terrorist attacks, home invasions, and other attacks on the general public are no longer the exception. They are on the rise and becoming more violent and deadly.
Real self-defense and survival skills are not reactive, they are proactive. Staying alive in a dangerous situation begins long before any physical confrontation take place. Surviving The Threat tells you how using situational awareness can give you an advantage in dangerous situations, regardless of your physical ability or skill level.
Surviving The Threat can help you to:
Significantly reduce the chances of predators or criminals targeting you
Elude or overcome an active shooter
Survive a mass shooting or terrorist attack
Protect yourself against home invasions
Read this book and stay alive!
It's also a fun look at some of the once-common words and phrases which have been left by the wayside over the years. The author, Antaeus, has compiled more than 600 of his favorite arcane (obscure) and seldom-used words and phrases for this book.
Along with the definition, Antaeus gives an oft-times humorous, and sometimes risqué example of how to use each word. So purchase this book, grab your "kickie-wickie," (wife) and enjoy a fun filled journey into the land of forgotten words together.
Keeping the peace on the galactic fringe is like trying to walk a cat on a leash. It's all about dodging claws, avoiding bites, and listening to your gut. Out on the fringe, death can come quickly from a spear thrust or plasma blast, or slowly from an alien's poisonous bite. It was a perfect match for Tor, and like a Siren's song, the danger beckoned to him.
The tour was for six months, and the survival rate was one out of ten. Tor did four tours of duty on the fringe before he was recalled.
Upon his arrival back on Earth, the adventure-seeking giant is told he is being reassigned as an emissary to the planet Elysia. Emissaries have to follow protocell, and Tor would rather stick pins in his eyes than follow protocell.
And so the adventure begins...