After facing off with the aliens in the woods of Pleasant Valley, the MMD travel halfway across the continent, hoping to become members of a larger colony of survivors. Along they way, they encounter more battles with marauders and wild animals, and also have to deal with the mental disintegration of one of their members.
The MMD arrives in Big Springs, Nebraska, where they seek to assist in rebuilding society. Soon Daron finds himself at odds with the colony’s leader, a megalomaniac named J.D. Cooks. Furthermore the colony has the appearance of a POW camp. When he sees that the area is patrolled by armed guards, Daron suggests to his cohorts that they develop a plan of escape, if needed.
Irem of the Crimson Desert
The Garden of Irem is the replica of paradise built on earth by king Shedad. It was destroyed by God’s wrath before the king could enjoy its pleasures. As mentioned in the Quran, Irem is the city of lofty towers, many-columned palaces and exquisite gardens. Lawrence of Arabia called it the lost Atlantis of the Arabian Desert. In this book Irem of the Crimson Desert begins to peel its veils inside the wilderness of Aden.
In this treadmill society in which we live, time is of the essence. We are constantly moving on our way from one here to another, hardly able to take some leisure time for long periods of reading. I wrote Flashing My Shorts, a collection of 164 short-short stories, for the in-hurry crowd as well as for the I’ve-got-time group, both of whom in search of worthwhile reading.
The 164 short-short stories I am flashing in my book cover the gamut of adventure to zany and all genres in between, including crime noir, horror, time travel, alternate history, love, hate, and whatever’s else is out there.
Like a smorgasbord, readers can feast on one story and move onto the next one. No story longer than a 1,000 words or three pages, readers can enjoy moving from story hook to detail to conclusion in the time it take a short story to inhale!
Flashing My Shorts, published by All Things That Matter Press, is available at Amazon.com in book and Kindle editions, as a nook book at Barnes and Nobel, and for readers in the United Kingdom at Amazon.co.UK.
Flashing My Shorts
Print Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Flashing-My-Shorts-Salvatore-Buttaci/dp/0984259473/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320865158&sr=8-1
Former Special Agent Kathrin Night is not adjusting to civilian life. More than a year after her career-ending injury, she still can’t get the hang of it. This is wearing thin on her lover, Russian FSB Agent Aleksey Khovechkin, who tricks Kathrin into seeing a psychiatrist specializing in post-military/espionage patients. The therapy doesn’t go exactly as Aleksey hopes, but before he can react, Russia recalls him to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Before his departure, Aleksey reveals his deepest, darkest secret to Kathrin. Had he, in fact, used her to escape his duties in Russia, or was his allegiance to her genuine? Determined to see justice served, Kathrin hatches a scheme to help Aleksey while at the same time reviving her career in espionage. The Vancouver Winter Olympics could be the perfect venue for her plan, but can she pull it off without destroying their relationship, causing an international incident, or getting either of them killed?
K. S. Brooks has been a writer and award-winning photographer for more than twenty years. K.S. Brooks’ first novel, Lust for Danger, won her Honorable Mention in the Jada Press Book of the Year Awards as well as a spot in the “Next Big Thing” tent at the Baltimore Book Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Her feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad.