Strange Tales for Cozy Nights 1

     by 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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    4th Musketelle

     by 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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    Raptor Aces

     by 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

     by 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 Daring Rooftop Rescue

     by Author / Brian Bakos
The Daring Rooftop Rescue

"Coming up in the world" can bring unexpected problems as Johnny Badger learns the hard way."Coming up in the world" can bring unexpected problems as Johnny Badger learns the hard way. When the cantankerous Mr. Hank suddenly disappears and leaves Johnny his house, all of Forest Towne is in an uproar. Johnny uses his new found wealth to bully his way to acceptance with disastrous, and humorous results.
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    The First Ring Rainbow

     by Brian Bakos / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure / Historical 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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