Friday, January 8, 2016

BOB by Tegon Maus


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BOB
by Tegon Maus

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GENRE:  Sci-fi (soft)

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BLURB:

After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson’s career is slipping away, at least it was, until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes upon a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement. After helping her to escape, she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers. The only thing he knows for certain . . . the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide . . . “IS BELT.”

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EXCERPT 


My anxiety, a mere seed in the pit of my stomach, had begun to run away with me.  My palms grew sweaty.

"Is nice," Bob offered, leaning against the building, pushing both hands into his pockets.

"What?"  I asked with disbelief.

"Is nice.  Bob always busy... go here, go there.  Wife always - when take wife to dinner?  When go to opera?  When take wife to see sister?  When have time for wife?  When Bob take out trash?"  

"We just broke and entered.  We can go to jail for this."

"Is nice, out with friends.  That's all Bob say."

Before I could formulate an answer the door eased opened again.

"We're alone," Fred said.

Bob and I slipped in, closing the door behind us.  We now stood in the mud room off the kitchen.

No more than six by five it held a built-in bench on one of the paneled walls, with a coat rack filling the opposite.  The oversized tile floor continued throughout the kitchen as well.

The dim glow of a night light traced the edges of the granite topped cabinets and dining table.  On the opposite side of the room was an opening to the hallway.

My attention was drawn by the sound of someone going through one of the cabinets.

"Fred," I whispered hoarsely, looking about the room for him.

"Da," he responded, popping up from under one of the cabinets, a large frying pan and matching lid in his hands.

"What the hell are you doing?" I asked angrily.




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I was raised pretty much the same as everyone else... devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends I could conjure. Not that I wasn't friendly, I just wasn't "people orientated". Maybe I lived in my head way more than I should have, maybe not. I liked machines more than people, at least I did until I met my wife.

The first thing I can remember writing was for her. For the life of me I can't remember what it was about... something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married me shortly after that. I spent a good number of years after inventing games and prototypes for a variety of ideas before I got back to writing.

It wasn't a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. My wife and I had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. "Be as detailed as you can," we were told.

I was thrilled. If there is one thing I enjoy it's making people believe me and I like to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mine you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn't be sure if it were true or not.  When I write, I always write with the effort of "it could happen" very much in mind and nothing, I guarantee you, nothing, makes me happier.

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18 comments:

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  2. I attempt to buy BOB but on Amazon the book costs $3.99 not $0.99.

    I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you.

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    1. Ree send an E-mail address and the format you would like to Tegon.maus@Verizon.net and I will send you a free copy.

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  3. What song would you say best sums you up?

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    1. The theme song from Jaws if you have cookies !

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  4. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

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  6. what a fun excerpt and great sounding story.

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  7. Great cover! Sounds like a book I'll enjoy, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Sounds like a great book-can't wait to read it! Tegon, it's very kind and generous of you to offer a free copy to Ree.

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    1. Betty... I'm always looking for new readers. A free copy is nothing if no one reads you and everything if they find they like you ! Send me your E-mail address and the format you would like and I would be happy to send one along to you as well.

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  9. My heart sped up just reading the blurb!

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  10. This book sounds great and I would love to read it. ty.

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  11. The book cover is simply amazing!!!!

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