Team of Darkness-Horror from Hard Shell Word Factory, published in March 2002. Get Out of My Mind-Science Fiction from Amber Quill Press in April 2003. Mind Trap-Science Fiction from Amber Quill Press in June 2003. Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted; Humans Need Not Apply from Ambe QuillPress in August 2003.
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Team of Darkness
Navy Commander John Reese has been given the perfect opportunity of his lifetime; the chance to prove the existence of creatures that for centuries have haunted the myths and legends of Europe, the creatures known as vampires.
The Balkan region has been the center for many myths and legends about these creatures and in many tales are considered their origin and private sanctuary. Now, during the peacekeeping operations in the Kosovo region, a group of these creatures are discovered by the American Forces as they investigate mysterious murders of local residents of a village. The report attracts the interest of the elite and highly secretive organization; the United States Special Operations Command, who sends in his own personnel to investigate.
Why is the General of this elite organization interested? From a military perspective, what is the perfect killing machine? The soldier with his sophisticated weaponry of this century, or is it something much more primitive than that? Perhaps the perfect killing creature would be something that is virtually immortal and possess a thirst to kill in order to survive.
After the General learns that the creatures actually exist, Commander Reese and his team devise a method of capture and bring them back to the United States. Once the creature's abilities have been proven, the General sets his own personal and secret plan of revenge in motion against the large drug cartels of South America by sending in his Team of Darkness to kill.
Get Out of My Mind-Science Fiction
The alien telepathic influence over selected humans to produce a specific chain of events in the development of the human species was stopped sixty years ago after disastrous results with Adolf Hitler. Now the Earth is revisited and through the United States political system, the process has begun again.
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The Presidential press conference was supposed to be an
exciting announcement that the world finally had a space drive
capable of allowing them to explore the planets...and, eventually,
the stars. But then tabloid reporter Ray Schume turns it into an
inquisition, accusing President Edward Samuel and his assistant,
Sarah Ferguson, of being part of an alien conspiracy to conquer
Earth. What's more, he says he has an alien corpse to prove it.
The worst part is: the reporter is right, but the United Council for
Developing Worlds is supposed to be a well-kept secret. Who revealed
its presence to Schume? And is there a connection between the
reporter who knows too much and the vivid nightmares UCDW leader Greg
Carlson is having, the ones filled with the nerve-shattering laughter
of a madman?