A moment from ‘A Gathering Darkness…’

For your wonderment and pleasure… a small sampling from ‘A Gathering Darkness’, Book One of the Valerian Saga.  Enjoy! Bethesda Fountain and its plaza was strangely empty.  (Not entirely though, but I’ll get back to that.) All around were the windblown remnants of Fall; leaves of gold, red and brown.  Discarded plastic bags, tatters of…

Wanted: One pair of Ruby Red Slippers…

Sometimes, despite all our good intentions, despite trying to do everything right, in the end, all we want to do is go home!  The thing is, sometimes home gets taken away! Frightful signs in the heavens and on earth… In the night sky a strange new comet burns, while in the midst of Vatican City…

There’s no place like home…

I think the enemy is here before us, too. But I think we know the forms and faces of the enemy, and in the knowledge that we know him, and shall meet him, and eventually must conquer him is also our living hope. I think the enemy is here before us with a thousand faces,…

It begins here..

Frightful signs in the heavens and on earth… In the night sky a strange new comet burns, while in the midst of Vatican City an ancient Bay tree, having blossomed faithfully for the last five hundred years, begins to lose its silvered leaves.  Meanwhile, in the Big Apple, frightful whispers in the streets, a murder…

Revised 2017- A Gathering Darkness

It begins with a boy searching for his father, a father missing these last two and a half years.  It continues with a man living his life one day at a time about to marry his best friend and the love of his life.  Somewhere along the line the two meet, this boy and this…

Heir of Nostalgia- Update

Another bit of good news, not only is A Gathering Darkness -Book One of the Valerian Cycle- being translated into Italian (Book Release scheduled for May 2017) but now another development- A Gathering Darkness is also being translated into Spanish (and is also slated for a 2017 release.) Awesome news- it’s like Christmas come early! …

Loose ends- and a Contest!

Couple of things- First of all, thank you for taking the opportunity to download A Gathering Darkness, Book One of the Valerian Saga.  If you love the idea of modern day adventure mixed with just a touch of magic and mystery, then this book is for you.  BUT did you know, Book Two is out…

Q&A Tag- My Turn too…

A good writing friend of mine posted this on his Blog site The Writing Fisherman: Jason A. Meuschke, thank you for the opportunity to chime in… One Response to Q&A Tag, My Turn S.M.Muse says: October 25, 2016 at 2:44 PM Thanks Jason, for this opportunity… 1. Cookies or Cake? (your choice of flavors) Cake… let…

A Gathering Darkness- Valerian Cycle Book One

Two years ago Phillip came to New York to find his father.  Since then he’s been living on the streets, surviving hand to mouth, and constantly looking over his shoulder.  Danger exists everywhere, around every street corner, lurking down every dark alley.  Why?  Because he’s not the only one looking. This is what happens when…

October Surprise!

It’s free… that’s right, you heard me.  Discovered this morning that ‘A Gathering Darkness‘, the first book in the Valerian Cycle is being offered in eBook edition, for FREE! from the folks at Amazon. That’s $0.00 folks- it don’t get much better than this.  Better grab what you can before this deal ends!  (Also, I’d…