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SEG Completes (5 Book Series)
From Book 1: “Toli looked at Delareux askance.
“I just need you to drive a truck,” Toli said.
“Why?” asked Delareux, leaning forward, “The truck have gremlins?”
Toli stared at Delareux.
“No, Mr. Delareux,” he began, “I need you to make retrievals and deliveries. My normal employee stopped showing up two days ago and I need you to fill in. Your ad says you do ‘odd jobs,’ correct?”
“What’s so odd about driving a truck?” asked Delareux.
“Look, Mr. Delareux, can you drive my truck or not?”
“Are you implying I can’t drive a truck? Because I can learn....”


New Orleans 1939

When Anatoli Palazzo, a business man who harbors a distaste for everything supernatural, occult, or illogical, hires Voodoo P.I., Thomas Jefferey Washington to drive a truck, things don’t go as planned.

Goblins are everywhere, a new drug threatens to destroy the city, and Rasputin? Really?

The Crescent City Creeps is one of the monthly serials featured at The Saturday Evening Ghost.
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First Chapters: Foreplay (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Looking for new romance books to read? Here’s your chance! Twenty-two authors for a total of 56 books in three Volumes! These amazing Indie romance authors, from a wide range of sub-genres, have joined together to give you peeks at their books! This is a compilation of the first one to three chapters of select books from their series or stand-alone novels. There are some that are sweet, funny, and light, and others that are sensual, erotic, and dark. Contemporary? It’s in there! Paranormal? Yes, that too! Comedy, suspense, M/M, military, shifters, new adult, and more? We’ve got you covered! It’s a great way to find new authors and their books. If you like what you’re reading, then just click on the link at the end of the excerpt to buy the rest of the book.

***Note: This compilation does NOT contain the full novels. It is only the beginning of each story with a minimum of ten percent to a maximum of three chapters of each individual book.
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Kindle Press Anthologies (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Looking for a good book to curl up with through the cold and lonely winter? Then look no further! This volume contains a dozen winter-themed stories by Kindle Press Authors writing in the worlds of their longer works.

There is romance, action and adventure, intrigue, and even a few scary stories to get you through the long and cold nights.

So grab a copy and come along! Who knows, you might just find your next favorite author!
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Wheel of the Year Anthology (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: These are not your children's fairytales.

Within these pages lies your personal invitation to the mystical, enchanting -- and deliciously dangerous -- realm of Faerie. Prepare to enter a world of magic and wonder, power and deceit, as you explore the myriad facets of the mercurial Fae Realms and a few of its denizens: a dedicated slave, a mermaid in love, an enthralled daydreamer, and an entranced farm boy.
Filled with intrigue, passion, lust, and loss, these spell-binding stories branch from romance, horror, drama, and erotic fantasy to bring you Wisps of Beltane...."

Beltane, originally one of the four great fire festivals, is also a holiday of union. The flames of Beltane celebrate virility, sexuality, and fertility. For each pagan holiday, there will be a corresponding volume in the Wheel of the Year Anthology.

Stories Included-

Slave in Shadows
Castle by the Sea
In a Field of Flowers
Engraved with Honeysuckle (re-released and re-edited)
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I Like It Hot (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Michael enjoys pushing Allison’s buttons. He’s addicted to it.One day he may push her too far, but he’s willing to risk it for the reward.
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Flash Flood (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: 33 Flash Fiction Stories for Life's Stolen Moments

From a creepypasta horror farm to a bullish love tale and from the bloody metal deck of the ESS Arclight to superhero octopus food trucks, you can transform your shortest stolen moments into utter delights with this diverse collection of 33 flash fiction stories.

Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.

You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.

This collection, the first in the Flash Flood series, is a special selection of master works with a variety of genres and voices guaranteed to keep you engaged. Sign up now (see inside the book) for future flash fiction anthologies themed for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, May the 4th and Independence Day.
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Omega Six Five (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Earth is dead, her inhabitants and their descendants spread throughout the galaxy.

On the far edge of civilization, millions of miles from help, a penal mining colony sits nearly forgotten, inhabitants of a cold, dark world that is valued for only one thing: the ore that it produces.

A pirate captain plans a lucrative heist. A Fleet Navy Captain makes a decision born of love and desperation. And a young Fleet Marine Lieutenant fights against a corrupt prison warden.

But amidst these conflicting interests and opportunist schemes, something far more sinister has awakened on the planet's surface. An evil that has taken human lives before, and has the power to make the dead rise and feast upon the living.

At the very limit of the galaxy, something deadly has awakened, and threatens the continued existence of mankind itself.

Book One: Omega Six Five: Awakening
Book Two: Omega Six Five: Outbreak
Book Three: Omega Six Five: Survival (Coming Soon!)

Note: This is one installment of a series of short serial works. Each installment is approximately 30,000 words and must be read in sequence.
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Unfinished Liaisons (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Disappointed by politics and coverups, Father Esteban Hidalgo leaves the church, regardless of his conservative family’s tradition. The real trigger for his decision is losing his best friend, Mauricio, who died of AIDS, and whose last letter asked Esteban to look out for his widower, Javier Lozano.

Without Mauricio's love, Javier collapses, and the only thing which keeps him going on is to fulfill Mauricio's last wish. Javier has to personally return twenty years of letters to Mauricio's pen pal and best friend, Esteban.

The meeting between Javier and Esteban changes their lives, stirring forbidden desires, but between them is a lethal virus, Esteban family’ prejudice, a twenty plus age gap, and the memories of the man—both once loved.

This book is part of the Unfinished Liaisons Series, but every book in the series stand alone, and it’s independent than the others. What is the Unfinished Liaisons Series about?

Everybody had a secret, a kiss, a dream, or a memory that would never be told, a name that could have been part of our lives, but never was. Maybe an affair that should have never happened. Secrets that nobody would guess, with a person that no one would imagine for us. Deep in our hearts, we all keep forbidden wishes, fade illusions, that would never be, but what if we were offered a second chance?
release date: Aug 01, 2015
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Boys
"The writing is sharp and unpretentiously thoughtful, and since each of the main characters finds solace in companionship, this is an affecting literary depiction of the comforting power of friendship. Each of the stories can be read on its own, but taken together, they make a coherent, thematic whole, skillfully produced. An endearing collection that deftly captures the need for youthful fellowship." -Kirkus Reviews

"Verdict: With nary a dull moment, Scott Semegran's BOYS features short stories filled with unexpected nuances that draws readers right into the heart of his well-developed characters." --IndieReader. 5 Stars. IR Approved.

These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

The writing of Scott Semegran has been praised by bestselling author / Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Davy Rothbart as "Hilarious, poignant, and twisted." Award-winning cartoonist Emily Flake described the fiction of Scott Semegran as "Funny, sweet, dark, and sad, Scott Semegran's stories create a wholly convincing world of love, loss, and fear. His light touch with heavy subjects is a gift, and his forays into silliness are a delight."

Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a cartoonist and a writer. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee. His short story "That Little Devil (Que Un Diablito)" appeared in the The Next One Literary Journal from the Texas Tech University Honors College. He is a Kindle bestselling author. Other novels and books by Scott Semegran include The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, Modicum, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, and Mr. Grieves the Book.
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