VESPASIAN MOON’S FABULOUS AUTUMN CARNIVAL: A LONG SHORT STORY
Federal Agent Jane Raczyck is tired of her job. So is Sheriff Sixtus Davis, the head law enforcement officer in the town of Turpin’s Gulch. But when Raczyck’s agency sends her to work with Davis on combating the drug epidemic in the small Appalachian hamlet, the two are compelled to investigate the local carnival and its mysterious impresario… even though they’d much rather be doing other things together.
“Spooky entertaining fun!”–Mad Margaret
“This reminded me of Hollywood’s screwball comedies but with the sexual tension brought right out of the closet. None of it is cheesy or vulgar; it fits the story like a well-cut suit.”–Joy V. Spicer
“A quick read with colorful characters and wonderful wit.”–Carrie.
THE HOUSE OF TEUFELVELT
Rachel Pounsett takes a job at Leviathan State University, where her daughter Alice is an undergraduate. While at first happy to have the job, she soon becomes ensnared in office politics, a mystery surrounding the fate of her predecessor, and a relationship with her handsome boss, Professor Roderick Teufelvelt.
“A fun read and a great way to start the Halloween season. I didn’t want to put it down!”–Amazon review.
1NG4: A LONG SHORT STORY
Gunnar is part of a team studying a powerful new energy source aboard the seaborne platform Ryojin. But their work is interrupted, first by mysterious attackers, and then by a visitor from the sea even stranger than the new technology…
“Circumstances and loyalties shift on every page, leading to an ending that is at once satisfying and intriguing.”–Audrey Driscoll.
The year is 2223. Lt. Theresa Gannon is a loyal soldier, even as she gradually discovers that there are traitors in the ranks. But when she is sent to a remote station on the edge of Directorate-controlled space, she begins to learn the full scope of what the traitors are planning, and uncover troubling secrets about the Directorate itself.
“The Directorate deserves to be widely read by lovers of science fiction.”–Noah Goats
“The ethos of Heinlein mingles with shades of Star Wars, providing an exciting cornucopia of huge starships and vast conspiracies.”–Phillip McCollum
If anyone is looking for an enjoyable, optimistic science fiction novel, I recommend Berthold Gambrel’s THE DIRECTORATE, available on Amazon for $0.99.
— ES (@ESXIII) March 26, 2018
Listen to an excerpt from the book here:
It was awesome! Your book has all the elements I love. Page-turner, great descriptions, sympathetic characters and nemesis (what’s the plural of nemesis?). The atmosphere with the hint of the supernatural…I don’t want to say anything more and give too much away. I’m SO glad that I read The Start of the Majestic World. http://www.amazon.com/Start-Majestic-World-Berthold-Gambrel-ebook/dp/B00YR84MA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456267486&sr=8-1&keywords=The+start+of+the+majestic+world
Thank you so, so much, Barb! I can’t tell you how much your kind words mean to me. I am thrilled that you not only enjoyed it, but took the time to comment about it. That really makes me happy. Thanks again!
When does the sequel come out?
As fast as I can write it–which isn’t as fast as I’d like. But you will be the first to know when it does! Feel free to let me know what you would like to see happen in it, if you want.
No lol, I’ll leave that up to you. I’ll be watching for it!
I’ll work twice as hard now–nothing motivates a writer like enthusiastic readers!
By the way, is it all right with you if I quote your comment about my book in promoting it? (With proper attribution, of course.)
Absolutely! What an honor!
By the way, if you enjoyed my book, you might also want to check out the book “The King in Yellow”, by Robert W. Chambers. One of the stories, “The Repairer of Reputations” probably influenced me more than any other story I’ve ever read. Very weird and unique atmosphere.
Also, it’s in the public domain (written in the 1890s) so it’s available for free.
Very cool. I will check it out.
I just realized that I wrote plot-turner instead of page-turner. Can you fix that? I can’t edit my response on you blog. Oops.
No problem–it’s fixed. That is strange that they don’t let you edit your own comments on other blogs. I did not know that.
I know. Can you imagine if autocorrect changes something to a horrific word? I try to never comment quickly just for that reason.
Good idea. Personally, I think autocorrect causes more problems than it solves.
I have had 2 completely insane autocorrect situations. And I will blatantly self-promote to a blog post I wrote on this topic. http://saneteachers.com/2015/02/22/autocorrectisms/
But my worst yet happened more recently and is not for public consumption. Let’s just say it changed a normal word to a very crude word and I was sending it to someone very proper and I didn’t notice until the moment I hit send.
Oh, wow; that is a nightmare scenario.