His Lucky Day

      BobMathews
His Lucky Day

When down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Whittaker wins $19 million in the lottery, he thinks his troubles are all over. The truth is, they're just beginning.When down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Whittaker wins $19 million in the lottery, he thinks his troubles are all over. The truth is, they're just beginning.His Lucky Day is a hard-boiled short story (2,800 words) that explores why nice guys -- or maybe not-so-nice ones -- finish last.
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    The Big Gamble

      BobMathews
The Big Gamble

He knew that slot machine was gonna pay off big. But his luck was against him--in more ways than one--and another man claimed the jackpot.But there's more than one way to win or lose in New Orleans, and the casino's got nothing on the high-stakes game going on in the hotel penthouse. Up there, it's life or death.Marie is a 40-something housekeeper leading a pretty humdrum existence in modern day Saltriver, Cape Town.She has regular church meetings, a grown son and a husband she barely talks to.Marie starts having excruciating back-ache and eventually loses track of parts of her day.Katriena is a 18th century slave-girl of about 15 years, who is pregnant with her white master's baby and desperate to save her unborn child.Johannes, a medicine man, promises to help her do this, using her link to Marie who is Katriena's only living descendent.
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    A Clean Getaway

      BobMathews
A Clean Getaway

It doesn't matter how good your plan is. It doesn't matter how smart you are. It doesn't matter how ruthless or unscrupulous you are -- a bad partner means things go wrong when you're doing a job. This bank hit goes so right -- until it all falls apart.Do you like a story where a brave knight mounts his steed and saves a damsel in distress and the two of them live happily ever after? Well Michael Mattingly sure doesn't! He's writing the stories around here, and he likes his stories to be completely ridiculous!Join Michael and his seven-foot-tall purple dragon friend Boris as they embark on adventures through the strangest landscapes possible, meeting talking beans and polar bears and anything else you could dream up. On this particular day Michael and Boris must find and slay a TERRIBLE monster! Do they have what it takes? Will they survive? And can they finish before lunch?"The Ridiculous Adventures of Michael Mattingly: The TERRIBLE Monster" can be read by kids ages 8-11, and enjoyed by anyone who likes a ridiculous story.
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    Six Rounds

      BobMathews
Six Rounds

Blackjack Harrison fought twice for the world championship. Now he's just a name opponent trying to make a buck. An extra thirty grand to take a dive against an up-and-coming contender seems like a no-brainer to Harrison. But when the action in the ring gets a little too real, Harrison realizes he's fighting for his life—and there's no way he can win.100% of the profits made by this book will be donated to charity. People have lived in poverty and ignorance for generations. Thousands of people are dying out of cold and hunger. Their own administration would kill many innocents in order to lead the country to a darker place.Years ago, a nine-year-old boy was killed for stealing money to buy medicine for his ill mother. His death was a tragedy that was never forgotten. A young woman, in her early twenties, decides to change things around her. She and her team joined the administration in hopes for a better future. They would provide food and care to those in need. In the process, they met many heart breaking cases.They were forced to witness the cruelty of the human race. They saw atrocities that have haunted them for years. They saw the physically abused men and women begging for their lives. They saw mutilated faces that could’ve made a rock cry. They saw the brutalized people who wanted to escape their reality. They saw the orphans who wanted nothing but to see the shadows of their lost parents. They saw the wrinkles on aging men and woman who wanted to scream from the oppression. They saw the infants of martyred parents who didn’t even know why they cried. They saw the tears of those who screamed, “Give us our home back.” So, for that ladies and gentlemen, please hear them out.If you liked Les Misérables, The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, or Divergent, you will love National Exile.
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    A Good Night's Sleep

      BobMathews
A Good Night's Sleep

Corley Brown murdered his wife and children, and it's the most gruesome crime Detective Sergeant Aaron Kincaid has ever seen. Even though Kincaid—along with everyone else—knows Brown did it, the detective isn't satisfied until he knows why. But understanding the mind of a multiple murderer may be too much for Kincaid to suffer through.Romance can be a surprise, even if you're ready for everything…Parajumper Nic D'Onofrio just buried his best friend. The motto of his rescue squad is Simpliciter Paratus: Absolutely Ready, but the only thing Nic feels ready for is vacation. After finding a damsel in distress on the side of the road, he can't help but spring into action.Julie is stranded, out of gas, and beautiful. She's also wearing her pajamas and can only remember her first name. When she won't let Nic take her to the hospital, they'll do the only logical thing: go back to his condo together.When Nic learns that Julie's family has been murdered and someone shows up looking for her, he knows this is a situation he can't handle alone. He needs the teamwork and the camaraderie of the entire Air Force 506th Rescue Squad to save the day.True Valor is the first installment in a five-book military romance series. If you like heartwarming chemistry, page-turning suspense, and wholesome romance, then you'll love this series starter.
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    The Timeout

      BobMathews
The Timeout

When Sara met Jake Campbell, he was robbing her bank. A moment's flirtation drew the two of them together, but neither acted on that spark until they ran into one another at a sun-soaked beach retreat. Neither of them could know that an afternoon together would set their worlds spinning in different orbits.Meet Nevermore and the Ravens, a progressive concept rock band! They've just released their third hit album, "Saturday Night Séance." Told from the perspective of an interview in a leading entertainment TV show, the novel-length collection of short stories follows the supernaturally-themed misadventures of the band that were the inspiration for their album (song lyrics included!).
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    I Know It Was You

      BobMathews
I Know It Was You

With money running out, Maggie made the decision to star in an adult film. But what she didn't count on was her boss—and everyone else at work—finding out. Now Maggie's boss won't leave her alone, and he escalates their relationship to the breaking point, and beyond.Seeing ghosts is so passe anymore. A whole cottage industry of capturing and publishing them in a blizzard of mediums and outlets has exploded in popular culture. Even speaking to them has had the whole eerie mystery sucked right out of it by reality show mediums What if the dead desperately needed something other than communion with the living though? What if there were consequences for ignoring them? Deadly consequences. How much or who would you sacrifice to avoid their demands?
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    The Holdout

      BobMathews
The Holdout

Two jurors, Ralph and Stan, have a drink in a bar, discussing the rape and murder of a beautiful young woman. A jury stonewalled by a lone holdout means that the accused still walks free—even if he's not the man who killed her.Miracles do happen, and they do not discriminate the bad from the good. And in Victor’s case, the miracle was Maria.When cornered by the unforgiving claws of death, Victor was left with no choice but to call upon the help of a Man he never believed in his entire life -- God. But just when he thought everything was over and just when he had accepted defeat, he found himself dropped into the care of loving Maria -- an emphatic veterinarian with a strong personality and deep faith in the Lord.As their involvement with each other gets deeper, Victor begins to encounter feelings and emotions he had never felt before -- the ones that will ultimately save him from the bad man that he was. Despite his willing efforts to change, however, his past kept knocking on his door, rattling the peace he was beginning to crave for.
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    Hidden House

      BobMathews
Hidden House

A pair of young boys find more than they bargained for when they visit the haunted house down the street. It's a story of murder, of pain, and of sad understanding that maybe sometimes there are such thing as ghosts.Tate is afraid of the dark. But his junkie sister has disappeared into the terrifying storm drains below Las Vegas. The tunnels stretch hundreds of miles beneath the city, housing the city’s homeless and criminal element. Armed with only his flashlight, Tate wades into the gritty depths of the storm drains to rescue his sister from her demons. Every step into the smothering darkness challenges Tate’s resolve. With his sister’s life and his own sanity at stake, Tate must face his fears or risk fading into the dank oblivion of the Las Vegas tunnels.
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