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Random Teaser ~ The Subway

Please enjoy the opening few pages from The Subway, due to be released next week!There’s a lot of things the government tells you when they’re trying to convince you to enter Witness Protection.That your testimony is absolutely vital.That the country will be better...

Random Excerpt ~ Justice

In anticipation of next week's release of Justice, the fifth in the Reed & Billie series and a work featuring Sydney Rye, as a part of Emily Kimelman's Kindle World.....**************** Her first impulse was to call.To punch the necessary digits into her phone, press...

Random Review ~ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Three years ago, I stumbled upon the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie completely by accident. (No seriously, you can read that review here) Approximately three weeks later, Marvel realized they had stumbled into an unexpected juggernaut of epic money printing...

Random Excerpt ~ One Last Day

The feel of the weapon sent a jolt of electricity, muscle memory kicking in, pulling him back to what felt like a different lifetime.Only six weeks had passed since he last held a weapon, a beautifully restored Remington 870 Wingmaster pump shotgun. Bought for the...

Random Travel Recs ~ Prince's Hot Chicken

Bringing back a feature that I haven’t done in quite some time – and coming fresh on the heels of my most recent travels – I thought it time to once again return with another addition of D’s Travel Tips.For those of you that are new to this process, or for those that...

Random Origin Story ~ Billie

A topic that many readers/reviewers/commenters/friends/family members have touched on repeatedly over the last year and change – perhaps more than any other – has been the introduction and development of Detective Reed Mattox and his K-9 partner Billie….and by that, I...

Random Sample ~ Shoot to Wound

A sneak peek at the fist few chapter of Shoot to Wound, a standalone mystery/thriller to be released in March..****************************************************************************Chapter OneIt was like existing in a sensory deprivation chamber. There was no...

December 27th, 2016

 Happy holidays all! (I think that’s the PC way of opening things these days, correct? Would anybody actually object to a heart Mele Kalikimaka? Are the lines still a bit blurry on such things?? Moving on…)I know it has (again) been far too long since I updated here,...

Random Revisit ~ Thanksgiving

I apologize in advance, as many of you know I have tried very hard not to recycle material in this space. Some time (ahem, ahem) I have fallen woefully behind in my posting (sorry, but the sheer writing volume recently as commandeered ALL of my ability to stare at a...

Random Review ~ The Magnificent Seven

More than once I have written in this space about (1) my enjoyment of the occasional good western movie – a fact that was bound to happen, growing up in the Stevens household – and, (2) my enthusiasm for the recently released The Magnificent Seven. I won’t bother...

Random Teaser ~ The Debt

“Are you in?”It’s been 16 years since I heard that voice, every last minute of them wishing I never would again. Every time the phone rang, each time someone would approach out of the blue to ask if I knew the time, whenever someone would sit down in the seat next to...

Random Thoughts ~ NFL Kickoff

 I’ve never held any bones about the fact that I prefer college football over professional.  To be clear, neither is a bad way to pass the time, and the advent of fantasy does give the NFL something the college game will never have, but still, for me, football at its...

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