Good day to all of you from the froze wastelands here. I wrote this on the 4th, but since the 4th was a new Nation Chronicles post I delayed by two days.
I was just saying that it was warming up here, and it did, but then it dropped into the teens while raining, froze over the highways and streets of the little village I live in, and then dropped several inches of snow on us.
This morning the temps are rising and as I can hear ice and snow sliding off the steel roofing I would guess it will be much warmer today, possibly melting all the snow.
I am working on a book and checking some game renders from yesterday (Building a track for 3D RAD. Yes I have eight monitors. The six to the right are on my office machine I built. The small one is to access the PLEX server to the left, and the top one is nearly always on YouTube, so I covered it with an outside image so as not to run afoul of the internet police in any way shape or form.
When I set up my six monitors I used maybe 4 at any one time. Now I use six and find myself trying to slide something over to the big monitor on the left, until I remember it is on its own, lol. I really am thinking about 8 monitors using USB ports for the two additional monitors. So much so that I already ordered two more monitors that match and the USB to HDMI plugins.
So, winter is here, but it doesn’t look like it is here to stay, sort of like the election results that seem to be final, yet everyone is arguing over, or Covid 19 which seemed to be over but is making a serious comeback.
The news says vaccines by spring (The end of December, maybe, for some): The UK already approved theirs, as usual the political redtape U.S. machine is behind. We call ourselves the most powerful country in the world but for the last few months we have looked pretty inefficient.
Here are some free eBooks you can load those new readers you bought with: I will note that if you use the Smashwords link to get your free copy, you will able to download any version you need, as Smashwords is the distributor for these books and so they have all the versions for any eReader. And, if you need an eReader app you can use on your laptop or desktop, here is a free one you can download, Dell.
Earth’s Survivors: Apocalypse
This is the first book in the Earth’s Survivors series and it is free nearly everywhere, Dell
Earth’s Survivors Apocalypse by Geo Dell Series: Earth’s Survivors. Price: Free! Words: 65,590. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic (4.00 from 4 reviews)
Earth’s Survivors Apocalypse follows survivors of a worldwide catastrophe. A meteorite that was supposed to miss the earth completely, hits and becomes the cap to a series of events that destroy the world as we know it. Hopes, dreams, tomorrows: All buried in a desperate struggle to survive. Small groups band together for safety, leaving the ravaged cities behind in search of a new future…
Dreamers Worlds is one of my favorite series. Although there are only two books in the series, many more have been written and are unpublished, Dell.
Dreamer’s Worlds: The Dreamer’s Worlds by Dell Sweet Series: Dreamers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by W.G.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Laura and Joe live lonely lives, but they are dreamers. When they close their eyes they dream travel through space and time, to other worlds with little more than a thought, but dreaming comes with a purpose. They have both fought that purpose, but when they meet each other in the dream world, that meeting creates a longing that neither can deny. A purpose, a destiny both must choose to follow….
Dreamer’s Worlds: The Dreamers Worlds
Another series that gives you the first book free: Zombie.
Zombie: Origins by W.G. Series: Zombie, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 77,610. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Bear: At six foot three and nearly two hundred ninety pounds I don’t usually fear much. But that day I did. I realized there are some things you had better fear if you have half a brain in your head. It didn’t matter that I could walk through Central Park unmolested. Something was on the wind. Something that didn’t care who it touched: Did not respect physical size…
iTunes (Apple): https://books.apple.com/us/book/zombie-origins/id829336927
Connected is a crime series based on the seedy under-life of the crime world. The stuff most of us don’t ever see, Dell…
Connected: Sanger Road.
Connected: Sanger Road by W. W. Watson Series: Connected, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 93,320. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016 by W.G.. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sanger Road: An explosive morning on a dead end road is about to change Billy Jingo’s life forever. April Evans is a young woman living a dead end life, the same as Billy. They are thrown together and find themselves in a set of circumstances neither could ever have predicted. Murder, hired killers, cash and drugs are all in the mix. Soon April and Billy find themselves on the run for their lives…
I hope that gives you a good selection to load onto those eReaders.
And here is a free excerpt from the last book, Sanger Road
On the road:
The idiot lights came on: Ben’s Ford bucked twice and then died. Carlos’ looked over from where he had been watching the lights of Manhattan slip away. They were in an abandoned industrial area on their way across the city.
“Not good,” Carlos’ said. “Especially here.”
“Hopefully it’s not a big deal,” Neo said. “And who would be stupid enough to mess with us?” he asked. He laughed and Carlos’ joined in. “I think it’s a loose wire. It happened once before,” Neo said. He coasted the car to a stop and shifted into park. He reached down, pulled the hood release and the hood popped up.
“With all the money you make? You should buy a better car,” Carlos’ said.
Neo nodded… “Too cheap, I guess. Will you pop that glove box and see if there’s a flashlight in there? Should be.”
Carlos’ pulled out the flashlight, held it to his chin and turned it on. He laughed. “Makes me look like a dead guy,” Carlos’ said and laughed again.
Neo nodded. “Come and hold it for me and we’ll get this baby fixed and be on our way.”
They both climbed out and walked to the front of the car. Neo popped the second hood latch and pulled the prop rod into the air. “Back here,” Neo said. He pointed to a block of wires and one loose red wire that had pulled free. “I knew it,” he said. “Hang on, let me get the tape. Fix it a little better this time,” Neo said. He ducked back into the car and Carlos’ stood holding the flashlight and thinking to himself; wishing he could have met Lita, but glad that he didn’t. If Prescott ever found out he would be a dead man. He felt the car shift as Neo got back out and came around to stand beside him.
“Hey?” Neo said in a soft voice.
Carlos’ looked over at him.
“It’s not personal. I would have done her to,” Neo said. His hand came up fast and he shot Carlos’ twice between the eyes before he could say anything. Carlos’ dropped straight down: Folding up as he went. Neo shot his hand out and snatched the flash light out of the air before it hit the ground. He bent down and checked the pulse at the side of Carlos’ neck to make sure, but Carlos’ was gone. The silenced 22 was perfect. Not enough velocity to exit the back of his head, just enough to kill him dead. He walked around to the back of the car.
He unlocked the trunk and pulled out a plastic rain suit and slipped it on. The trunk was lined in plastic. All taped up the sides and ready. He walked back around to the front of the car, picked Carlos’ up in his arms and carried him to the trunk. He ran a piece of duct tape over the hole in his head and pressed it tight so there would be little spillage. The plastic was there just in case. You never knew. He slammed the trunk, walked back around the front of the car and slammed the hood shut. He got back in and flipped the small kill switch under the dash that cut out the ignition hotwire. You could buy them in any automotive supply store; wire them in to stop someone from being able to steal your car even if they hotwired it. He pulled back out onto the road and drove on into the blackness…
You can get this book free above at the Connected: Sanger Road links. See you soon. Stay safe, Dell…