Penult (Book Four of The Liminality)

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy / Horror
Penult (Book Four of The Liminality)

James Moody wants nothing more than to rebuild a quiet life in the living world with his resurrected girlfriend Karla. But she has given up on life and would rather she and James exist as free souls in the after lands. When Karla disappears, James, despair restored, regains his ability to pass to the now war-torn and turbulent after lands as he searches for Karla across the realms of the dead.James Moody has grown weary of the after lands, and wants nothing more than to rebuild a quiet life in the living world with his resurrected girlfriend Karla. He only wishes Karla felt the same. But she has long given up on life and yearns only to build a future with James as Freesouls in the Liminality.James' bliss prevents him from joining her on her frequent excursions to the after-realm. But then horrible things start happening to their friends in the UK. James remains blocked until one morning Karla disappears out of the blue.Despair restored, he can once again travel to the Liminality, where he discovers that the Seraph overlords of Penult have launched an all-out campaign to drive all rebel souls back where they 'belong' in the tunnels of Root. James joins the resistance while again being forced to search for Karla across two realms.
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    Root (Book One of The Liminality)

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy
Root (Book One of The Liminality)

Life couldn't get more awful for James Moody. Between social isolation and family tragedies he manages to mostly stay cheerful. In his darkest hours he finds his soul transported to 'Root,' a way station for souls in transition.When his lapses become more frequent and Reapers seek to facilitate his transit to the land of the dead, he finds possible salvation among a guild of dream weavers.Book One of THE LIMINALITY series.Life has never been more awful for young James Moody. Between social isolation and a series of family tragedies he manages to mostly stay cheerful, but in his darkest hours he finds his soul transported to 'Root,' a way station for souls in transition. When his lapses become more frequent and Reapers attempt to hasten his transit to the land of the dead, he finds salvation in a community of dream weavers who defy the powers-that-be by exploiting the loopholes of the after lands. Is there life after death?First in a series of 4 books, including: Frelsi, The Deeps and Penult. Book 5 (Loom) is currently being serialized on Wattpad.
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    Vultures in the Playground

      A. Sparrow / Actions & Adventure / Thrillers & Crime
Vultures in the Playground

Mugged fresh off a plane in Liberia, Archie Parsons is lucky to limit the damage to a scalp contusion and a stolen passport. Turns out, these weren’t ordinary thugs. They work for a powerful and shadowy industrial consortium that specializes in political assassination. Through a series of mishaps, Archie's identity becomes confused with that of their lead assassin - a man named Black.Name: Archie Parsons. Occupation: Malaria consultant. Hobbies: Mosquito husbandry. Boulder climbing. Long walks at sunset in failed states. That last item nearly gets Archie killed when he is mugged fresh off a plane in Liberia. He is lucky to limit his damage to a scalp contusion and a stolen passport. Turns out, these weren’t run-of-the-mill thugs. They work for a secret and powerful industrial consortium. Their goals: murder and identity theft. They want Archie’s visas and connections with Ministers to lubricate a killing spree of obstructive politicians and activists in and around the Gulf of Guinea. The executions are to be handled by their top assassin – a man named Black. During a second attempt to take down Archie, Black is killed in a freak accident in an airport washroom. But the consortium assumes that their man prevailed. He’s Agent Black, after all. They blindly shuttle Archie all over West Africa, providing airline tickets, weapons and intelligence via briefcases left in luxury hotel suites. For a time he plays along, exploiting his mistaken identity to warn intended targets of their peril. When the consortium discovers their error, they dispatch Black’s East African counterpart, a man named White, to set things straight. Archie finds himself pitted against the most brutal corporate assassin on the African continent. The State Department won’t help him because he’s officially deceased, not to mention, some of their people are consortium plants. The only person who comes to his aide is his cat-sitter Melissa, a young woman with a shadowy past that makes her much more formidable than she seems.
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    Frelsi (Book Two of The Liminality)

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy
Frelsi (Book Two of The Liminality)

Nineteen year old James Moody, after a brief respite on a goat farm in Wales, resumes a life devoid of luck. He explores the threshold of the afterlife and gets caught up between two warring communities of freed souls, where he is forced to make some difficult allegiances while searching for his love in the land of the living.Rose Peterson and Dalton Clark, had an electrifying first date, there was kisses, icy fingers and cold words. Hunger burned through his red eyes and he gave into his desire. Rose was paralyzed by his touch, but what happened next? Is this the start of a beautiful relationship or is it a tragedy waiting to happen? Find out in, Forever Yours – Part two, over 17,000 words The Thrilling new Novella series from the author of 'Three Thousand Miles Series, Deila Longford ‘Her blood is his greatest desire!’
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    Peregrin

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy
Peregrin

(Sequel to Xenolith). Frank Bowen braves three portals and a parallel world at war to find the wife he lost years ago in Belize, but the reunion inexplicably bombs. The Liz he finds is much evolved from the woman he married. Can Frank rekindle what they once shared, survive the coming purge and convince her to return with him to the land of their birth?It's just another day at the candy shop for Sherlock: a quiet afternoon spent more on reading his latest fantasy novel than on selling candy. The kind of day he loves, even if the looming New Year's Eve leaves him feeling nostalgic and a little lonely. But then the last person he ever expected to see walks through the door of his shop, and Sherlock realizes that some things don't fade with time, but only grow stronger. 
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    Xenolith

      A. Sparrow / Science Fiction
Xenolith

Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt -- best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years. When wife Liz went missing in the wilds of Belize, the constables of San Ignacio could find no trace. Years later, on a pilgrimage to her remote 'grave,' Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can't identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Could this be what happened to Liz?Two lightly intertwined stories of strangers lost in strange lands.Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt -- best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years. When wife Liz went missing in the wilds of Belize, the constables of San Ignacio could find no trace. Years later, on a pilgrimage to her remote 'grave,' Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can't identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Could this be what happened to Liz? Meanwhile, at a relay site in a New England mill town, a band of scouts from that world awaits passage home. In the wrong place at the wrong time, they discover dealings that would give access to Earth to their enemies. The only way to stop this conspiracy is to destroy the 'xenoliths' that regulate convergences between the worlds. Can they find their way home and prevent their war from spreading to a new battleground called Earth?
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    Sonant

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy
Sonant

Something strange lurks in a vacuum-sealed bell jar in a wealthy eccentric's parlor, feeding on the unearthly sounds his musical mercenaries create. When suicide attempt survivor Aerie Walker passes his audition, her life takes a major turn for the weird.Aerie Walker should be famous or dead or both by now, just like her idol, bassist Scott LaFaro, who in 1961, at the peak of his fame, died in a fiery wreck in upstate New York. She plays upright bass too, and plays it very well. Won awards and acclaim, but could never manage a living. When her odyssey in professional jazz ends with spoiled dreams and a failed suicide attempt in Tokyo, she retreats to Ithaca, NY where she hopes to pursue a new career in the culinary arts. One night after work, a 'musicians wanted' posting catches her eye. She takes her bass out of storage and to a bizarre jam session in the wilds of Connecticut Hill. She ends up joining the oddest of ensembles, playing atonal, improvised music for a mysterious bell jar, but never in public. Musical alchemy, patron Aaron Levine calls it. The thing in the jar does interesting things to carbon when the right sort of dissonance sends it resonating. This strange 'music' disturbs John and Cindy, the God-fearing couple who live next door, to the core of their souls. The hellish racket seems to draw the oddest creatures out of the forest. Cindy even thinks they might be demons. Pastor Mac, her illicit lover, agrees to intervene, cashing in a favor from an old friend who runs Last Hope Ministries, a commando deliverance outfit specializing in high tech, large caliber exorcisms. When Aaron goes away on business, the band, pining for recognition, brings the show to town, bell jar and all. The gig proves disastrous, freeing the entity in the bell jar, wreaking havoc on the alchemist's designs and nipping Aerie's musical comeback in the bud. But in the process, cuckold John becomes a fan, accomplice and secret admirer of Aerie's. And he alone has the inclination and ability to jam the gears of a potentially deadly deliverance. Sonant celebrates music and nature and the mysteries of the heart, riding the ‘Slipstream’ between gritty contemporary fantasy and magical realism.
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    Lethe

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy
Lethe

Dan Tompkins, dead of supernatural causes at age 22, washes up on Lethe, where souls go to forget life and strive for Elysium. Pining for Gina, the love he left behind, Dan wants out. He teams with rogue soul Marco Sabonis to find a way back to the land of life. The Elysial powers are not amused. There may be Hell to pay.Logan Tanner shook the red dust of West Texas off his boots at the age of eighteen and hasn't looked back. When his father has a stroke, Logan is temporarily forced to return home and take over the family ranch. He still feels responsible for his mother's death when he was twelve, and has never gotten over the guilt. Now he's faced with having to protect his twelve year old daughter Katie and his sister and her friend Megan Flynn. It's nearly more than one man can handle. He can't wait to get back to Dallas.Megan Flynn immediately falls in love with Morris Springs, Texas, population 976, when she delivers Logan's runaway daughter to his doorstep. Raised as a city girl, Megan has a dream of a few acres, a few champion Blue Heelers, and a small-town veterinary practice. The only thing standing between her and her dream is one stubborn, reluctant cowboy with an overprotective streak as wide as the West Texas prairie. But her stubborn streak is a match for his any day. And she's determined to prove it.Blame it on Texas is a story of the power of love to overcome any adversity, the strength of family and friendship, and the joy that comes with being part of something bigger than yourself.
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    The Deeps (Book Three of The Liminality)

      A. Sparrow / Fantasy
The Deeps (Book Three of The Liminality)

James Moody, deported from the UK back to the US, strives to keep his promise to dead girlfriend Karla and rescue her from the frigid antechamber of Hell called The Deeps. Meanwhile, Frelsian assassin Wendell Franks employs coercion to recruit him as an apprentice, threatening to eliminate those he cares for one by one unless he complies.In Parineeta I tried to depict the agony of a young girl who had to marry a man double of her age. Her problem was manifested as she could not tell the person whom he loves, till her death. Her sacrifice for her sons were also not appreciated, rather ridiculed and condemned by her own sons. She had to surrender her body to her husband against her will and then she had to submit her body to a heartless animal for money and physical needs. My ‘Parineeta’ is not based on any real characters living or dead. Association of my name to Parineeta is just to make the story more realistic. I am no way fit into the character as such. Therefore, if any reader finds some similarity in character of Parineeta, it is pure coincidence only.The life of Parineeta is full of un-contended life of a young girl who grew up to face all nonsense of life and one day she died without any ripple in the minds of those for whom she lived with agony of selling her body and soul whom she never loved.
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    The Lost

      A. Sparrow
The Lost

Eleven short stories about bog men, swamp hags, witches' curses, hell hounds, pagans, slavic gods, death wishes, bucket lists, professional vigilantes, musical necromancy, artificial intelligence, demonic possession, aphrodisiacs and satyrs.Imagine waking up in a hospital room with no memory at all. Imagine that the first person to explain anything to you, told you that you weren't human. That is what happened to Jane. Upon waking in a hospital, a man enters her room and tells her that she is a Mystikó-lykos, a Greek term meaning secret wolf or werewolf, and that she needs to leave the hospital with him before the hospital locks her in to study her rapidly-healing body. With no other choice, Jane leaves with him and hopes that she isn't facing more danger in his company than she would inside the hospital. Assuming that foul-play is the reason Jane ended up in her current situation, Dirk’s Alpha commands him to protect her and to find out what happened to her. Throughout her journey to find the truth, Jane realizes that her memory isn’t the only thing she is lacking. She has a hole inside of her that she soon discovers is because she hasn’t found her mate. Longing for a life that she doesn’t have and one she can’t remember, Jane trudges on. When will she find her mate and discover her past? When she does find her mate, will their bond be strong enough to last if her past comes back to haunt her?
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