Jon...A Desperate Prequel

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Jon...A Desperate Prequel

In the latest prequel to Desperate Times you are introduced to Jon. With the world unraveling around them, Jon and his friend, Kyle, find themselves at a crossroads. People are already looking at the world in a different way; very much aware that everything they take for granted is about to disappear, perhaps forever. Goodbyes need to be said, but is there enough time before things get desperate?Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina, including carrying a divine child and divining for the Greek fleet in a battle to determine the salvation or ruin of all Greece.
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    Superior

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Superior

Shortly after his arrival up at the family cottage on Lake Superior, Stan Goobash watches in horror as a mammoth sinkhole opens in the middle of the lake. Moments later, the greatest of all the Great Lakes is nothing more than a memory. Stan vows to get to the bottom of this mystery.Shortly after his arrival up at the family cottage on Lake Superior, Stan Goobash watches in horror as a mammoth sinkhole opens in the middle of the lake. Moments later, the greatest of all the Great Lakes is nothing more than a memory. Like others, Stan is drawn across the dry lakebed to the circular chasm that has swallowed one tenth of the world's supply of surface freshwater. An avid skydiver, Stan quickly formulates a plan to get to the bottom of this mystery, or die trying. At the edge of the great sinkhole, Stan is joined by two others. They jump, but will soon learn that Lake Superior doesn't like to give up her dead.
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    Julie Hartman, Julie Hartman

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Julie Hartman, Julie Hartman

When the chips are down, and they certainly are in these desperate times; friends and family stick together. Julie finds this out in an unlikely fashion. As the economy is crumbling around them, people are forced to make hard choices as to where they want to make their stand. They also must choose who to stand by. Julie's life is about to change, but not without a little help from a friend.When Victor Frankenstein crafts his infamous creature in Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, he creates something that is a patchwork not only of men but of ideals, of emotions. Out of many, he is one. Indeed, this anthology you read now is something similar, though I do say quite a bit more pleasant to encounter than the fruit of Victor’s labors!What precisely does the word creature conjure in the imagination? Something frightening? Something unknown? The authors of the stories you are about to read had this question to consider and not one of them came up with exactly the same answer as another of their collaborators. The initial reaction to such a question might be to recoil, to think of something unsettling or scary. But then one must consider the creature itself. How does it react to its state of being? It’s surroundings? Does it enjoy killing men or does it loathe violence? Is it predator or prey? Do humans simply fear it or try to combat the creature themselves?It’s the reaction that makes the creature, not the state itself of being an outsider to mankind. You will read in these pages about various supposed monsters, and they all behave differently. The creatures in these stories are everything from horrifying killers to sympathetic lovers to misunderstood beings trying to fit into human society, each one with its creator’s personal stamp placed upon it. This anthology was born out of a desire to come together as authors, out of a sense of community, and the reader can certainly feel this as well. Despite the occasionally-gruesome or unsettling subject matter, this is a labor of love, we promise!The idea to create a compilation was posed by author B.C. Sirrom on the Paranormal and Horror Lovers group on Goodreads in May of 2012. The idea took off immediately, with eight writers contributing to the work and several others offering to help with editing and cover art. But what was to be the topic of such an anthology?After much deliberation, the topic of creatures was chosen, an emphasis placed on the unique and the cultural. The rules were simple: the story must be in the paranormal or horror genre and between five and ten thousand words. While mature content was allowed, it was not required, and contributors had to be willing to assist with editing. With the ground rules in place, the authors set out to craft their tales.This specific topic is one that not only fit the overall theme of the group itself, but also one that allowed the authors room to breathe, room to create and thus, room to craft a collection of well-fitted stories that will entertain, thrill and horrify.No matter what the word ‘creature’ initially brings to mind for you, the reader, that is only the beginning
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    Bill Huggins - A Desperate prequel

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Bill Huggins - A Desperate prequel

People are seldom what they seem and Bill Huggins is no exception. During the days before the economy grinds to a halt, Jimmy Logan sees something in his neighbors that nearly breaks his heart. This short story prequel to Desperate Times will take you inside Bill’s world, where things aren’t always as they appear. Bill’s story is a lesson that true friends stick together, no matter the cost.I see them. I hear them. I call out to them. I never had a problem with the dead. When I understood the darkness was feeding on them, I had a problem. Standing up for the wretched cost me everything.My story begins now.Special note to the reader: This Novel is part of the “Web of Hearts and Souls,” a massive story where more than one series connect. The series can be read separately or together.COMBINED WEB OF HEARTS AND SOULS READING ORDER: Insight, Embody, Image, Whispers of the Damned, Witness, Vital, Vindicate, Synergy, Enflame, Redefined, Rivulet, Imperial, Blakeshire, Derive, Emanate, Exaltation, Disavow, The Witches, Revolt, Scorched Souls.*If you are a fan of Adult Paranormal Edge (Season 1&2) can be read with the Web of Hearts, before of after Exaltation--the stories share the same characters. Season 3 can be read after Scorched SoulsINSIGHT READING ORDER: Insight, Embody, Image, Vital, Vindicate, Enflame, Rivulet, Imperial, Blakeshire (Drake's Story), Emanate, Exaltation, Disavow.SEE READING ORDER: Whispers of the Damned, Witness of a Broken Heart, Synergy of Souls, Redefined Love Affair, Derive (Aden's Beginning), A Lovers Revolt, Scorched Souls.EDGE SERIES READING ORDER Alphas Rise, Dark Lure, Sacred Betrayal, Risen Lovers, Fall of Kings, Queens Rise, Stolen Son, Disloyal Souls, Aftermath.We all fell hard for Twilight. We lost ourselves in the teen angst of Vampire Diaries, Fallen, and Hush, Hush. We found courage in the pages of Hunger Games, Divergent, and the Maze Runner. Our imagination was on fire inside of Mortal Instruments, Throne of Glass, and The Red Queen. We fell back into our childhoods with the likes of Cinder. And now we have the compelling, enigmatic, character driven thrill ride of the long reaching contemporary fantasy series INSIGHT. Fans of contemporary and paranormal fantasy you cannot go wrong! Looking for ghosts? Angels? Demons & Devils? Witches? Gods? How about action and adventure wrapped around the romance of soul mates? Do you like to dive into the mystics? Science Fiction elements found in our own realm? Past lives or the zodiac? Ancient and modern civilizations? Spirituality? A setting that is contemporary, urban, and otherworldly? How do you feel about psychics? What about gothic elements? All of this and so much more is wrapped in this long reaching teen series. Insight is the foundation for not only its self titled series but also as a thread in the Web of Hearts and Souls Series, where several series intertwine to offer a mind-bending experience for the reader. If you're looking for originality and one hell of a deal this series is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    Bits And Pieces

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Bits And Pieces

A collection of short stories, each as unique and different from the others as the title suggests. From Bennie to The Cold Shoulder, these stories have refused to go away. Each tale carries an emotional message of hope, compassion, anger, even fear. Like life, the emotions contained within these tales will hit you when you least expect them.An aspiring young author finds the love of her life at a local cafe, but after getting caught up in chasing him, her day goes awry.
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    Ken's Tale & the Peterson Dilemma - Desperate Prequels

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Ken's Tale & the Peterson Dilemma - Desperate Prequels

Ken Dahlgren watched the economy tumble. He knows the end is near. He and his wife plan for an economic cataclysm and stock their lake home with necessities. What Ken lacks are the guns to protect himself and Patty from the unknown. The search costs him dearly. The second story is about the rich Peterson clan, the moment after they realize they stayed in the city too long. Death is at their door.Listen to the Light and learn the power of revelations in your own soul. Take a magical journey through mythical places to discover inner truths
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    Brindle's Odyssey

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Brindle's Odyssey

A modern day Odyssey; Odd Whitefeather returns in this chilling tale that spans generations. Huckleberry Brindle has been exiled for five years after the loss of his demolition crew. The town of Carlton is losing its men and the people turn to him for help. Huck meets the love of his life, but she exists in another time. Can they overcome impossible Odds and remain together?When Huckleberry Brindle is hired to demolish the old Soliah Home, he has no idea what he is up against. The house refuses to go silently into the night and it claims Brindle's crew in the process. As if things weren't bad enough, Huck meets the long-dead owner of the house, Barnabus Soliah, who has cloven hoofs and claims to be Huck's grandfather. Soliah made a name for himself during the Indian Wars and he explains to Huck that his war is far from over. Soliah and his brigade of ghostly soldiers are set on finishing what they originally set out to do, which is to avenge their defeat at the Battle of Sugar Point, the last battle of the Indian Wars. Soliah makes a deal with Huck, if he agrees to fight alongside him and his men, Soliah will release Huck's crew from their horrible prison in purgatory.Five years pass and on a hot summer afternoon, Huck finds himself staring into the face of an old Ojibwe Indian, named Odd Whitefeather. He too claims to be Huck's grandfather. He also explains that there is much to do and very little time to waste. Huck soon learns that this is no ordinary fellow, Odd Whitefeather is a powerful Medicine Man. Huck also suspects that he might be a little bit crazy.Odd Whitefeather summons the spirits of his own grandfather, Crooked Walker, and that of his grandfather's grandfather, the ancient one known as Dog Breath. They are both hard men with powerful magic of their own. The three of them must teach Huck the ways of the Ojibwe so that they can defeat Soliah. Huck will travel back in time and there he will meet his wife, Man Killer. The problem is that he must return to his own time, and she can't follow. Huck will be tried many times over and will be forced to endure things that cause him to pray for death. He is joined on his quest by Odd Whitefeather's friends in the forest. The beasts can speak here, and together they set off on an epic journey like no other.
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    Odd Whitefeather

      Nicholas Antinozzi
Odd Whitefeather

When Billy Proudfoot and Terry Blackbird return to the reservation for the funeral of a beloved friend, they are shocked to find themselves alone at the funeral home. When their friend rises from his casket, they make tracks to the only man they know who can help them, Odd Whitefeather. The old man explains that a Windigo is on the loose and that the two of them must defeat it, or die tryingEmma has started at a new school and wants to make friends. So when the twins in her class announce that they have started an animal rescue club, she's determined to become a member. She begins to hunt for an animal to rescue, but that proves to be much harder than she ever imagined. Will she ever be a member of the Animal Rescue Club?
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