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ROOM 26 AND THE KAIJU OF CARRIZO SPRINGS
A TERRIFYING BEHEMOTH ATTACKS SOUTH TEXAS
In the small, south Texas town of Carrizo Springs, the fraking industry has provided opportunity and prosperity to the town. But the methods of penetrating the earth for fuel resources has released a colossal monster from its depths. A kaiju bent on destruction. The monster emerges on a rampage, leveling the city.In San Antonio, Texas, Lorraine Blacksmith becomes aware of the crisis. Only recently christened The Violet Specter, a San Antonio superhero granted the powers of an ancient Mayan priestess through the Bracelets of Katarxena, Lorraine and the McNulty Museum might have the relic needed by two mysterious inner earth people seeking to stop the kaiju.But mayhem and mystery complicate the situation as a military force is dispatched to stop the monster and a mysterious fleet of UFO’s manifest in the sky over Carrizo. Before long, Lorraine is thrust into an adventure with her father that will have her travel into space to coordinate with aliens and into the hollow earth to negotiate with a hidden society of sasquatch.Will Lorraine Blacksmith and her magical alter ego, The Violet Specter, provide the means to stop the monster? Or will the Kaiju crisis spill over into the rest of Texas and Mexico as Lorraine battles the Kaiju of Carrizo Springs?Voted San Antonio Current Best Author runner up – 2018.
The Legend of St. Uvalde
THE VAITCAN’S BIGGEST SECRET IS THE LEGEND OF ST. UVALDE
Father Fernando Lopez de Ugalde is a catholic priest who developed his ministry at the Vatican under the watchful eye of Pope Pius VII. The pope reveals to Father Ugalde the secrets of the Vatican library, hoping the arcane knowledge contained within can provide a new age of Christian worship through secret arts. For decades, Father Ugalde develops his knowledge and collects it in a grimoire to serve him in times of need.As Father Ugalde and his acolytes fight a supernatural curse in south Texas ending up in the small town of Encinal, the current pope, Pius IX, learns of the magic being wielded by the priest. He and several leaders of the church begin to study in the Vatican library to try and develop the same magical arts as Ugalde. The pope travels to Texas with his own team of Christian magic-users to bring Ugalde to his side. His goal: To take over the world with the new magic.Will Father Ugalde and his acolytes be able to overcome the magical death squad lead by Pope Pius IX? Or will Ugalde submit to the power of the Pope and take over the world? Discover now the true Legend of St. Uvalde.
THE TEXAS ASSASSINS
‘Mexican Drug Cartel Atrocities. The Zombie Apocalypse’
Texas Public Highway Safety Officer Armando Castillo was once one of the most dignified members of the state organization until a run-in with a Mexican drug cartel forced him into a life on the wrong side of the law. With no choice, Armando built a cruel reputation among the people of central Mexico through his work with the cartel as a sicario, an assassin for the criminal organization. He’s paid to wait in comfort with two other hired killers until the cartel assigns the team to a job.
One member of his team is a driver named Joyce who was once a car theif in the United States. The other, Buddy, is a certified psychopath who takes a lot of joy as a paid killer.
When the zombie apocalypse hits, their boss sees an opportunity and assigns a new job: Destroy rival cartels and take over their book of business before delivering the drug lord across the border to San Uvalde, Texas, where his family is housed.
It’s an impossible mission. But if the money’s right, Armando and his team will do everything in their power to fulfill the mission and get paid. It’s the cruel fate of The Texas Assassins.
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EL AIRE VS. THE MUMMIES OF SAN UVALDE
EL AIRE BATTLES AN AZTEC DEATH CULT!
El Aire is a legendary Mexican luchador. With a combination of high-flying acrobatics and scientific technical prowess on the mat, El Aire is one of the premiere wrestlers in the world. When he’s not competing in a lucha libre event, he’s working to protect his community as an independent crime fighter. His ally, PJ Homeslice, brings El Aire news of a small time crime. But a deeper investigation proves the crime to be bigger than initially considered. Museums across Texas, including in San Uvalde, have had thefts involving the relics of Mictlantecutli, an ancient Aztec God who was said to have powers over the living and the dead. El Aire and PJ discover that the crimes coincide with wrestling events promoted by one of El Aire’s old rivals, the rich Copetes Hernandez. As El Aire and PJ investigate, they learn of a cult whose followers believe in the second coming of Mictlantecuthli. And the two friends discover that the recent archeological investigation not only reignited the cult, but holds much darker revelations: The Mummies of San Uvalde! Is Copetes responsible for the thefts? Are the mummies rising from the grave with supernatural powers? Can El Aire recover the relics? It’s a lucha cinema-inspired adventure that will culminate in a devastating Lumberjack Match in the Temple of Mictlantecuthli…TO THE DEATH! Action, intrigue, and lucha excitement await as El Aire takes on The Mummies of San Uvalde.
LA LECHUSA: REVELATION OF THE BLOOD QUEEN
VAMPIRES IN THE BORDER PATROL!
In the small south Texas town of San Uvalde, a superhero powered by magic from brujeria and elevated fighting skill protects the city! Her name: Paulabelle Luna, AKA La Lechuza! With her trusty knives, technology, and equipment granted by a local philanthropist priest, Paula fights crime while also being a working single mother in the bustling city.
When rumors circulate of vampires killing immigrants looking for a new life in America, Paula is charged to look into it. Investigating the rumors, Paula discovers some truth when an intimate encounter turns dangerous. Digging deeper, she discovers that the new leader of the Border Patrol in her part of the state, a red-headed and dynamic leader named Vivian Salinas, might be part of a sinister bloodline that dates back centuries. But Paula must deal with Vivian’s powerful right hand, Agent Deborah Robins, before she can come close to finding the truth.
As the investigation exposes a diabolical system for harvesting the blood of immigrants, not only will Paula be exposed to great danger, but so will her friends. It’s a dark journey that will culminate in a final duel with the entrenched vampires that will expose powerful people in the San Uvalde community, reveal potential future enemies, and possibly turn the lives of Paula and her friends into undead vampires themselves.
The most dangerous challenge to La Lechuza and the city of San Uvalde will unfold at the Revelation of the Blood Queen.
Pit Fighters: Double Cross
“Keep Friends Close. Keep Enemies Closer.”
The fight stable of San Uvalde International reaped the benefits of victory at the FPG MMA event. But new challenges await the members of the stable.
Scottish boxer William Campbell uses his prestige as FPG Heavyweight champ to challenge undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Claudell Jenkins to a fight in MMA.
FPG Lightweight champ Chin Wu faces a cruel challenge to his title and his point of view when an outspoken MMA star not only challenges Chin for his title, but also insults his sacred Shaolin Kung-Fu style.
Chain deals with his first professional loss by finding an opportunity for redemption with his stablemate, Mexican luchador, El Aire. But Chain unwittingly falls into a wild cross-border war with ruthless enemies gunning for El Aire’s mask.
Vladymir Saltovsky is saddled with training William for the MMA fight with Jenkins. But having lost to William for the title, does Vladymir have William’s best interests in mind?
In the world of Pit Fighters, keep your friends close and your enemies closer, or risk a double cross.
“Count your friends when the darkness falls”
In the rustic countryside of the south Texas city of San Uvalde, a beast roams the night, thirsting for blood and feasting on human flesh. Animals and men alike are dying violent deaths in the dusty night.
Far away from the massacres, in a dingy college dorm, two sophomore geeks who spend their time playing Dungeons and Dragons and video games are thrust into the mystery of the monster. When a friend survives an attack by the creature, the geeks go on a quest to find out what the creature is. But things soon become difficult as their friendship is challenged by their own personal insecurities and shortcomings on their journey.
Can their friendship last as they are thrust into a hunt for a beast destined to take more lives in the San Uvalde countryside? Dark dangers and profound challenges await the two friends in their search for the Big Cat.
The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster McGill
An ancient power is recharged by greed.
Dr. Brewster McGill is a snake oil salesman, trying to make a few dollars on the south Texas countryside. With his trusty helper, Isidro, the two travel the land peddling their remedy.
But when a new competitor arrives on his route with a mysterious elixir that not only cures-all but also claims to raise the dead, Dr. McGill is overcome with envy and greed. Plotting to steal away the sinister Aztec relic that is the source of the elixir’s power, The Eye of Mictlantecuhtli, McGill and Isidro are thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse that could curse south Texas forever.
Will McGill and Isidro claim the Eye for their own gain and live to tell the tale? Or will death be The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster McGill?
Room 26 and the Army of Xulhutdul
Envy unleashes and Ancient Curse
For over 70 years, the McNulty Museum established itself as a homegrown San Antonio institution, garnering recognition throughout the community and the nation. Headed by Sara McNulty, the museum becomes a world-renowned location for artistic exhibits and displays of great pieces of historic significance.
But when Sara McNulty dies, it leaves a power vacuum. Expecting to take charge, Jackalyn White is shocked to find her expectation challenged by Lorraine Blacksmith, the daughter of McNulty’s closest friend. When Jackalyn discovers a hidden relic put away by McNulty, she finds a key to prove her worth to the museum, using the relic to search for a lost city in Guatemala.
The relic, however, is the key to a power unimaginable to Jackalyn, one that could destroy the world within hours.
While Jackalyn searches, Lorraine must learn to run the museum, find strength within herself, and even mend fences with her own father. All the while, managing the museums biggest secret: Room 26. There, Lorraine finds treasure of immense power locked away by McNulty, a ghostly friend, and a legacy that will force Lorraine to look deep inside herself for the strength to not only lead the museum into the future, but to become an unlikely protector of the city of San Antonio.
Tejano Star and the Vengeance of Chaplain Skull
A Wicked Vengeance Sweeps South Texas
Tejano Star is the front man for one of south Texas’ premiere Tejano bands, Tejano Star y Los Caballeros. Traveling across south Texas, Tejano Star sings some of the best Tejano music around, while fighting crime across the state with an extra-terrestrial vocal power granted him from the stars.
But when a plague of the living dead sweeps south Texas with lethal potential, Tejano Star must turn to his arch nemesis, the evil genius Chaplain Skull, to find a way to head off the plague before it consumes south Texas, the border of Mexico, and beyond.
Can Tejano Star find a way to save the citizens of south Texas with Chaplain Skull’s advice? Or will Tejano Star fall victim to the vengeance of Chaplain Skull.
A curse is unleashed on the Alamo City
At the climax of the battle of the Alamo, two defenders place a curse on the scene. Renegades of a secret society, their curse lay buried by the Alamo for centuries, waiting for their vengeance to be unleashed.
In 2010, Toribio Jimenez and Kim Hawkins are college friends who form an amateur ghost hunting group in San Antonio, Texas. Set up to have fun, they travel around the city to the various haunted locations in the 2nd most haunted city in the US.
But the two friends quickly get in over their heads when they become involved in a power struggle between two local aristocrats locked in a dispute over property around the Riverwalk. When one of them sets in motion to unleash the curse set down a century before, Tory and Kim will not only have to fight for their lives, but find a way to stop the curse before it destroys downtown San Antonio.
Will Tory and Kim find the answer to stopping the curse before it’s too late? Or will downtown San Antonio fall when the Alamo rises again.
Sword of the Angel
LUCHA LIBRE’S GREATEST LEGACY FACES HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE
Espada del Angel was the greatest luchador who ever graced the squared circle in Mexico, the birthplace of lucha libre. His matches filled arenas, and his trophy cases are filled with the masks of defeated foes.
When he retires, he grooms his son to carry his mantle into the future, securing his legacy as one of the greatest in lucha libre history. His son goes on to perpetuate his father’s tradition of lucha excellence as Espada del Angel, Jr.
But as times change, the perception and respect for lucha libre by aficionados fades. Mixed martial arts takes its place as the premiere combat sports style of the new millennium. Espada del Angel, Jr., then faces a philosophical and personal dilemma: should he continue to excel at his sport, or should he retire to prevent further tarnishing his father’s legacy under extreme criticism and ridicule?
Will Espada, Jr. be overrun along with his fans by the zombies assaulting the city that is the home of his latest matchup? Or will the sinister plague be leveled and the people of the city defended by the Sword of the Angel?
She’s one mean mother.
Paula Luna is a typical single parent trying to earn an honest living in San Uvalde. Alluring and edgy, she works her way through her workday amid a sea of incompetent coworkers and lascivious men.
But Paula has an alter ego. As an asset of a secret U.S. agency, Paula dons her uniform, knives, and a state of the art goggles that assists with her missions (and social networking) and becomes La Lechusa, a master assassin named after a creature of Mexican folklore.
When one of her jobs leads to a power play for security contracts among competing corporations at Rexault Pharmaceuticals, La Lechusa is forced to take sides by her shadowy handlers. All the while, Paula has to deal with a mysterious power in two sacred necklaces bestowed by an eccentric neighbor for Paula and her daughter. The necklaces promise protection from impending doom by an “angel negra”, black angel.
Can Paula Luna maintain a normal life raising a daughter, looking for love, and partying with friends? Will the mystical force help or hinder her clandestine endeavors? Or will the blood on the blades of La Lechusa spell the end for Paula and her family?
Offcer Mike Runyard of the Austin Police Department and his partner, Derek Tucker, are stuck in the middle of a city overrun with the living dead. With resources and luck running out, Runyard is flung into a fight for survival among the living, the dead, and a wave of criminals released form jail in the streets of central and south Austin.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military fights to reclaim Texas, with failure meaning the complete loss of the capitol, Austin. A military hummer traveling down IH-35 headed into the zombie-ridden city holds the key to a plan meant to turn the tide in the fight. It’s a simple plan, but it’s a plan that’s about to fail with devastating consequences…
Down the Road: On the Last Day
Pit Fighters: Baptism by Fire (2nd Edition)
‘You never fight alone.’
Five fighters. Five styles. One goal.
It’s the 1990’s, the advent of mainstream money fights.
They are masters of their respective arts: Kung-Fu, Western Boxing, Sambo, Lucha Libre, street fighting.
Their paths cross in the south Texas town of San Uvalde, assembling as a stable of fighters under the banner of a risk-taking entrepreneur. Combining their diverse backgrounds and unique skills, the men form a team united in one goal: glory in the new sport of mixed martial arts.
But will their unity and skills be enough to overcome their individual shortcomings, demons, and doubts when they are locked in a cage and tested by some of the deadliest fighters in the world? There will be only one supreme champion, and it will take more than skill, guts, and determination to succeed among a special and ancient breed of warriors: Pit Fighters.
Down the Road (3rd Edition)
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Pit Fighters: Baptism by Fire (1st Edition)
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Down the Road: A Zombie Horror Story(2nd Edition)
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Down the Road: A Zombie Horror Story (1st Edition)
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