How Raspberry Jam Got Invented

      Brian Bakos / Actions & Adventure
How Raspberry Jam Got Invented

The last summer picnic turns into an astonishing disaster! Middle grad humor and adventure.Book 1, "Time Before Color TV" seriesThe last summer picnic turns into an astonishing disaster! What was supposed to be a fun day at the new state park becomes a life and death struggle with creatures right out of a science fiction horror movie. Middle grade humor and adventure.Book 1, "Time Before Color TV" series
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    The First Ring Rainbow

      Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure / History & Fiction
The First Ring Rainbow

1950’s Cold War tension; anything can happen during the Atomic Summer. Amanda struggles with the era’s sexist restraints, her fugitive Russian Communist grandparents, and the appearance of a bizarre creature at Secret Pond. Book 2, "Time Before Color TV" series1950’s Cold War tension. Anything can happen during the Atomic Summer. Amanda struggles with the era’s sexist restraints, her fugitive Russian Communist grandparents, and the appearance of a bizarre creature at Secret Pond. How are all these disturbing events related? Everything comes to light under the first ring rainbow. Book 2, "Time Before Color TV" series
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    Raptor Aces

      Brian Bakos / Actions & Adventure
Raptor Aces

Dytran and his squadron of young fliers struggle to survive in a world so ravaged by war that reality has become unhinged. His sense of superiority vanishes before an enemy who is far more than the “inferior race” of the propaganda. He becomes swept up in violence and revenge until escape seems impossible; only the tenuous bonds of friendship offer hope. New Adult / Action-Adventure / DystopianThe terrifying “Zone of Destruction” - ZOD, the absence of God. It has taken over the Raptor Aces, an elite Youth League air squadron and its commander, Dytran. They must overcome its toxic influence or face annihilation. Dytran is proud, dynamic, convinced of his superiority. Although a supporter and beneficiary of his totalitarian society, he lacks the brutal heart of a fanatic. His world unravels as a poor decision causes death and destruction. When his fighter ace brother is killed in the Eastern war, he hits bottom.An encounter with the Magleiter, leader of the nation, encourages him, and he volunteers for support aviation service. At the war front, he and his comrades encounter an enemy who is not the inferior race of the propaganda but a tough, resourceful foe worthy of respect. They are scattered to fend for themselves in a land so ravaged by war that reality has become unhinged. Dytran becomes swept up in violence and revenge until escape seems impossible; only the tenuous bonds of friendship offer hope. New Adult / Action-Adventure / Dystopian
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    A Hurricane in Your Suitcase

      Brian Bakos / Humor
A Hurricane in Your Suitcase

Brett's lies are getting him into serious trouble. Can big brother Joe stop admiring himself long enough to help turn things around? Children's humor.Brett's lies are getting him into serious trouble. Can big brother Joe stop admiring himself long enough to help turn things around? The brothers verbally joust with each other as they travel toward the ultimate test which will decide if Brett becomes a 'person of substance' or stays the way he is. Children's humor.
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    The Lost Country

      Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure
The Lost Country

Crown Prince Rupert struggles against ignorance and superstition to rally his countrymen against a dire threat coming from the mysterious East Lands. When disaster finally strikes, it's up to Rupert and his band of often questionable allies to win through or face total destruction.Crown Prince Rupert struggles against ignorance and superstition to rally his countrymen against a dire threat coming from the mysterious East Lands. When disaster finally strikes, it's up to Rupert and his band of often questionable allies to win through or face destruction of the kingdom and everything they hold dear. Clyde, a 'dark lad' from the east and Talbot, a former bandit leader, play key roles in the battle.Young adult action/adventure fantasy fiction.
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    Return of Mr. Badpenny

      Brian Bakos / Young Adult / Fantasy
Return of Mr. Badpenny

Tommy gets more help than he expected from a mysterious two-headed coin. When he passes it on to the class queen bee, things get even more out of control. When Mr. Badpenny is around, you kind of wreck your own life. Tween action / fantasy.Book 5, "Time Before Color TV" seriesMiddle school wannabe baseball hero, Tommy Velasco, gets more help than he expects from a mysterious two-headed coin. He discovers that bad pennies keep coming back, however much you want to get rid of them. When he passes the problem on to the class queen bee, things get even more out of control, with possibly lethal consequences.Book 5, "Time Before Color TV" series
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    Adventure Bike Club and the Tire Giant

      Brian Bakos / Young Adult / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure
Adventure Bike Club and the Tire Giant

The huge tire on the freeway outside town is not an advertisement, as people think, but a vessel from another universe on a sinister mission. Can Amanda and her friends make it back out alive? The fate of the world might hinge on the outcome, or at least Melissa's fancy new bike. Book 3 of the "Time Before Color TV" seriesSheillene, a champion tournament archer, is setting out on her own for the first time and discovers she has other options than the life of an exhibition performer. Follow her as she learns the ups and downs of bounty-hunting and the trade of the bard. Faced with the choice, which profession will she ultimately choose?Also included in this tome are several short stories, some previously published and some new, that take place in the world of Mealth--the world where 'Sheillene', 'Of Maia's Mist', and 'The Nightstone' occur.
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    4th Musketelle

      Brian Bakos / Humor
4th Musketelle

Trophy wife Laila chafes under dominating husband, Frank. When she learns that her adult step children are plotting to cut her out of their dad's lucrative business affairs and frame her with accusations of infidelity, Laila decides that a preemptive murder would be nice. She arranges an "accident" for Frank, but things take unexpected turns. Who will end up dead? Dark Humor / Romantic HomicideThose who don't keep the faith eventually get the "point." Trophy wife Laila has long chafed under the domination of husband Frank Armstrong. When she learns that her adult "step children" are plotting to cut her out of their dad's lucrative business affairs and frame her with infidelity accusations, she panics. She must act fast to avoid being thrown back into the poverty she escaped years earlier. Murder seems a reasonable solution. Laila plots to use Frank's infamous temper against him and make his death seem like an "accident." Things don't work out as planned, though, and it's not certain who will survive the final cut. Dark Humor / Romantic Homicide
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    Disaster Productions

      Brian Bakos / Humor
Disaster Productions

Matt’s struggle to win media fame by his 14th birthday leads to escalating disasters. Add some romantic complications and things become really disastrous. Young Adult humor.Matt’s struggle to win media fame by his 14th birthday leads to escalating disasters. Add some romantic complications and things become really disastrous.Young Adult humor.
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    Return to Mech City

      Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Return to Mech City

The end of the world as you've never seen it before. Life goes on in Mech City, but it is no longer human.Oppose the Roboto Fascist regime at your peril!Book 1, Robot Horizon series.The end of the world as you've never seen it before. Life goes on in Mech City, but it is no longer human. Oppose the Roboto Fascist regime at your peril! When mankind, in its folly, exits the world stage, only a single scholar robot remains to carry on the human cultural tradition.Can he do this in the face of a terrifying new robotic political order? Will true love somehow be rediscovered in all the mayhem? Book 1, Robot Horizon series.
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    The Great Flying Adventure

      Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure
The Great Flying Adventure

Amanda and Quentin fly to an alien world where Quentin competes in a brutal tournament to save Earth from invasion, but Amanda falls for the enemy team captain, and things become terribly complex.Book 4, "Time Before Color TV" seriesSequel to "Adventure Bike Club & the Tire Giant"Amanda and Quentin fly to an alien world where Quentin competes in a brutal tournament to save the Earth from invasion, but Amanda falls for the enemy team captain, and things become terribly complex. "Purple Nazis" control half the alien world but are unable to topple the legitimate government even after years of struggle. All will be decided in a final flame ball game. Eddie Hawkes, grown to maturity after 5 years of alien time, calls Quentin back to help in the great game. Quentin is only three weeks older in Earth time and is the smallest team member. His human speed and coordination may or may not make up the difference. Political intrigue, kidnapping, and mysterious alien beings add to the fun.Book 4, "Time Before Color TV" series
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    Strange Tales for Cozy Nights 1

      Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Thrillers & Crime
Strange Tales for Cozy Nights 1

Nine offbeat tales guaranteed to disturb your cozy nights. From strange voyages and baffling powers to dystopian athletic competitions, these stories are for you if you enjoy burning the midnight oil with a good yarn.Nine offbeat tales guaranteed to disturb your cozy nights. From strange voyages and baffling powers to dystopian athletic competitions, these stories are for you if you enjoy burning the midnight oil with a good yarn. Happy reading!
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    Das Road

      Brian Bakos / Actions & Adventure
Das Road

A road novel with fascinating turns through exotic Asia, workaday America, and Iran caught up in revolution. Readers travel realms where anything is possible, wonderful, or horrible. And always on the road ahead, the mythical Jon Glass who haunts the entire journey.A road novel with fascinating turns through exotic Asia, workaday America, and Iran caught up in revolution. Readers travel realms where anything is possible, wonderful, or horrible. And always on the road ahead, just beyond reach, the mythical figure of Jon Glass who haunts the entire journey.A story imbued with meaning just below the level of articulating that will haunt your dreams. A siren call to your wanderlust.
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    Expedition Westward

      Brian Bakos / Actions & Adventure / Science Fiction
Expedition Westward

Book 2, Robot Horizon seriesWhat's the cost of rediscovering true love in a shattered world? Star must find out, or not survive the outcome. A trek along dangerous roads provides the answer. After Winston's dismal failure as Mech City mayor, Star convinces him to journey with her to the West Coast where he might be upgraded so as to satisfy her robust desires. Science Fiction / Humor / DystopianBook 2, Robot Horizon seriesWhat is the cost of true love in a shattered world? Star is willing to pay it, or not survive the outcome. A trek along dangerous roads provides answers. After Winston's dismal failure as Mech City mayor, Star convinces him to journey with her to the West Coast where Dr. Jerry Che, her creator, might still survive. She wants Winston upgraded to full functionality so that he can satisfy her robust appetites. Numerous foes, human and robotic, stand in the way. The dystopian adventure continues. There's fun at the end of the road!Science Fiction / Humor / Dystopian
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    The Bulb People

      Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Horror
The Bulb People

Why are people vanishing in the nasty little town of Bridgestock? Newcomer Ryan tackles this mystery, along with the issue of his “happy blended family” which he desperately wants to vanish as well. Maybe things are interrelated, and one problem can help solve the other - in a lethal fashion. YA humor and light horror.Book 2 of the Terror Orchard seriesWhy are people vanishing in the little town of Bridgestock? Only nasty types have disappeared so far, but that could change.Ryan, a 13-year-old newcomer, must tackle this mystery, along with the issue of his “happy blended family” which he desperately wants to disappear as well. Maybe everything is interrelated, and one problem could help solve the other. Young Adult humor and light horror.Book 2 of the Terror Orchard series
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