Walking to Babylon is a dark, gritty tale of two transplanted New Jersey boys who grow up together in the desert city of Las Vegas, busting balls for the old man. Sammy Soriano tells us the story as he walks away from a burning car where the body of his lifelong pal, Tommy Two-Guns Viglierchio had been left, along with those of three Mexican nationals that had tried to muscle in on the action. Viglierchio has been losing his battle with cancer for some time and Soriano knew it. There was nothing that he could do to help his friend other than be there for him.
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Walking to Babylon first appeared in the British Multiple Myeloma Charity Anthology, Paladins, as the short story—Low and Outside.
Sammy Soriano tells his story over a couple of beers at a farm team baseball game in Las Vegas, where the story takes place.
His lifelong pal—Tommy Two-Guns Viglierchio—had cancer and he knew it. There just wasn’t anything that he could do other than be there for him. The story drew its name from a lousy pitch that you just had to stand and watch go by.
While waiting for the anthology to print, I decided that Soriano had more of a story to tell than 7700 words could and Walking to Babylon came to be, finding a home with Solstice Publishing. In the novel version we get to look a little deeper into the lives of those riding roughshod over the Las Vegas underbelly.
If you enjoy bright lights and the casino nightlife, why not take a walk with Sammy in this short novel length story of dope and crime and shallow graves in the desert?
The Hostile is a paranormal crime thriller by Joy Mutter
The Hostile is an unusual contemporary paranormal thriller with a sprinkling of horror. In a rundown area of Manchester inside a decrepit bathroom in a small, terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, an unfathomable, powerful entity infiltrates loner Serena’s life, with disastrous results. The enigmatic force not only dramatically affects Serena’s life but threatens the wellbeing of everyone she knows, especially those people who earn the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that people should never upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. the same way again.
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In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those people who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena … if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again.
It’s hard to believe I’m writing my 11th book, which is also the 4th book in The Hostile series, considering the initial inspiration for writing book 1, The Hostile, came from noticing how weird a domestic item looked in my own bathroom in Oldham. It started me thinking, and The Hostile was born. The Hostile was a delight to write, and readers also seem to be enjoying each of the “refreshingly original” books in the series. I self-published The Hostile on Amazon, just as I’ve done with all my 10 books, putting my skills as a former graphic designer with 20 years experience to good use by designing all my own covers, interiors, and marketing material.
The Hostile is said to be “bizarrely captivating” and can be read as a standalone book. The same is true of book two, Holiday for The Hostile, and also the third book, The Hostile Game. Book four will also be a standalone, but it would be even more enjoyable to start with The Hostile and work your way through. I promise it will be worth your while.
(Joy Mutter, May 2017)
The Chronic Mansion is a gothic thriller by Azhar Sabri.
This is the story of three school boys who are coming back from a friend’s birthday party at night. They saw a girl who is waiting for help due to over fueling of her car. They were a little drunk and raped her in the chronic mansion. Later they came to know that she was their classmate. They thought that she will complain against us; so, they killed her and what happened afterwards… Read to know more.
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This is a horror fiction novel written by Azhar Sabri, published by Blue Rose Publishers in February 2017, a story of three school boys who are coming back from a friend’s birthday party at night. They saw a girl who is waiting for help due to over fueling of her car. They were a little drunk and raped her in the chronic mansion. Later they came to know that she was their classmate. They thought that she will complain against them; so, they killed her and what happened afterward…
Godwine Kingmaker (The Last Great Saxon Earls #1) by Mercedes Rochelle
Circle of Books is very supportive of Indie authors. It is nice to have a place that welcomes you with open arms. I am thrilled to see my pages done so professionally on the site and even more excited to see my book and name making the rounds across social media. Sandro is pleasant and truly cares about what he can do to help my work get noticed.
I discovered Circle of Books through Twitter and have been pleasantly surprised at how supportive this platform is for new and independent writers. It is a great website for anyone interested in reading about a diverse range authors and genres, offering different methods of exposure for writers, across several social media platforms.