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Christopher “CK” Page wrangled a Creative Writing degree from an unsuspecting Californian university and authored & published numerous speculative fiction stories and a few novels, among other shenanigans. Christopher writes from overpopulated, under-watered California with a brilliant Mate and some Beasts (all knuckleheads of felus domesticus)—there are some grown-up Offspring somewhere—“Call yer father!” Sexy as hell, he stays fit in retirement from a career as a referee with US Soccer, CIF/NFHS, and US Lacrosse.
“Disruptions” contains the first three short stories in Singles: a new contemporary short fiction series all bundled up in a quirky-stabby lil’ package.
In Errands “Sometimes a real mess is just the company we keep…” is the mantra of a crass, foul-mouthed nameless Guy trying to make ends meet while the rest of the world is shutting down. It’s a bumpy, gritty ride-along through a day’s checklist despite everybody else who seem hell bent on wanting something from all his getting things done.
A Hunter at the end of the world, a shaggy wild man on a mission, and…antelope. It’s not what you think. But it’s a dry heat for two Humen in this humorous, short fable where opposites collide, kinda literally.
A sit-down over a rare breakfast suffused with desire, tangled politics, subversion…and tea. Nothing is ever about what it’s really about with Infusion.
A sit-down over a rare breakfast suffused with desire, tangled politics, subversion…and tea. Nothing is ever about what it’s really about.
Infusion is the third story in Singles, a new series of quirky literary short fiction."
A Hunter at the end of the world, a shaggy wild man on a mission, and…antelope. It's a dry heat in this humorous, flash fiction short fable where opposites collide, kinda literally.
Humen is the second story in Singles, a new series of quirky literary short fiction.
Drop yer draws and join the chase…
A crass, foul-mouthed Guy tries to make ends meet while the whole world is shutting down. Ride along with the Guy running down his checklist despite everybody else hell bent on wanting something from all his getting things done.
Errands is the first story in Singles, a new series of quirky literary short fiction.
The answer seems obvious until a half-millennium-old blood feud ignited between twin brothers of a 16th century Scottish Reiver clan revisits violence generation to generation, pursuing their descendants from island to island and onto a new continent, where the familiar proverb is ultimately pitted against this fluid tale of guilt, blood, water, and time.
Rich with magical realism, Is Blood Thicker taps millennia-old folklore to spin a modern fable of love, pain, and family wisdom consumed by a lived code:
‘Drink, Pray, Fight, Feck’ … and a fox.
Tessa is an up and coming designer faced with a choice she never imagined: take her place among the 1% by accepting the offer of a billionaire patron who can give her everything she ever wanted, or defy the rules and seduce an older creative guy—her close friend’s idol—taking a chance on what could be true love.
Aleko is a natural rule breaker. He draws Tessa into an impassioned world where her dreams are in her own hands, not served to her at the cost of being a trophy—exactly what billionaire Rolf expects her to be.
But what if a fall into the margins, where nothing is certain, costs her everything?
Set against the backdrop of a solar eclipse, Penumbra is a modern fable; a woman letting go, stepping off the conventional paths, and finding herself with an extraordinary man behind her. She’s going her own way, coming into her power while riding the thin edge between shadow and light.
NOTE: this novel is intended for mature readers only. Steamy hot "adult" situations and storyline, so heads up, set your inhibitions aside and enjoy the ride.
“Take a chance. You deserve a little adventure.”
Love, Death, & The After: Never Again picks up the story where TeamPlus, Tesla and the Nagual left off in Abandoned Spaces.
As if encountering a plan to end humanity in The After isn't enough to deal with, throw in a local revolution, and the rise of a new apex species with a superiority complex, TeamPlus may have bitten off more than they can chew.
Tesla finds himself desperate to keep up, let alone stay alive. But Cain's Nagual look easy compared to a fellow prodigy from The Before. Only Rainey and TeamPlus stand in his way. If he can keep his shit together and pour on the charm, he might pull off his end game--Check. And. Mate.
The third novel in this four part series, the thrilling conclusion in "Love, Death, & The After: Never Again" brings science-fiction, horror, and the dark side of the human soul to bear against the cautious need for romance, loyalty, and community in The After's violent world hell-bent on devouring it all.
"Careful who you save, Doc"--an open hand or hammering fist may not be enough.
Love, Death, & The After: Abandoned Spaces picks up the story where Rainey and her Team, along with Kendale's survivors, left off in Darkness.
Escaping a late-night Nagual attack, and with her lover held together by "shoelaces and bailing wire," Rainey encounters the secret behind the Nagual hidden within a black site lab--a secret from The Before with a treacherous purpose in The After.
Stopping the Nagual plan is hard enough, but her team has betrayed the trust of the town's survivors, while an attack by the Nagual's "Maker" and his militant allies looms. When someone compromises Preston's life, Rainey might be out of time and luck altogether.
The black site's lead scientist puts his agenda on hold until he and his militia support team can eliminate Rainey and her team. Tesla has a golden opportunity to test his Nagual creations against an old nemesis and the geopolitical forces standing in the way of his greater destiny.
Meanwhile, the emergent Nagual, Adam and Cain, have plans of their own.
Book 2 of 3 in this four part series, "Love, Death, & The After: Abandoned Spaces" brings a science-fiction take on cutting edge bioengineering that pits the limits of romance, loyalty, and community against a violent world hell-bent on devouring it all.
...Only the strongest and smartest will survive in The After.
A gifted surgeon, her retired warrior lover, a former Marine, and a taciturn drone pilot fight for survival in a dangerous and pitiless world, while navigating human needs for love, family and community.
When one of their own faces a lethal illness, Dr. Rainey Vidic's efforts are compromised by a savage horde of highly intelligent, relentlessly evil creatures that threaten the lives of the entire team.
Desperate to save their teammate, the Team encounters an imperiled town of survivors that may hold the key to saving them all. . . or send humanity into extinction.
With echoes of McCarthy's "The Road" and the thrill ride of "Jurassic Park," this three volume, four part series, "Love, Death, & The After," tests the limits of romance, loyalty, and community against a violent world hell-bent on devouring it all.
Bodie Catalan knows second chances don't just happen after a hard life, wracked by mistakes. Every now and again, however, the universe throws down a wildcard. Drive-Up is a fabulist, sentimental, 21st century tale. It rides the beach breaks along the shores of several genres and connects the wildcard thrown to entangled, beach-bound lives and the inexorable tidal change that moves all that cross it. Dive into this tale and see what's been served at the Drive-Up.
Surviving a worldwide plague can lead to unlikely alliances, especially in Hanning County.
The plague struck the old and the weak first, leaving teens and twenty-somethings to find their way.
Ashley Korrs is doing her best to keep the tribe of young survivors alive and together before their unlikely leader succumbs to his mental decline. She must learn all she can from Toby Cracken, the handyman who is a generation older than those he leads.
But when Toby is snatched by a violent gang, Ashley must consider cozying up with other enemies to rescue him. Even adversaries like notorious MacKenzie Tanner—as manageable as a wolverine stuck in a water bucket with the lid on.
Ashley learns that MacKenzie and her twin outlaw boyfriends may be just what’s needed to free Toby. But many secrets become exposed, and the truth comes to light in this story of small town reputations, rivalries, and survival.
“Rich with pulpy apocalyptic dysfunction, ‘gritty’ is not a raw enough description—put on your grown-up pants before taking this journey.”
Reader Advisory: This novella contains violence, explicit language, graphic sexual content, and gritty, adult situations; kinda like life.