BOB Excerpt Tour @GoddessFish

January 6, 2016

BOB

by Tegon Maus

 

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GENRE:  Sci-fi (soft)

 

About the Book

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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Exclusive Excerpt

“Is Fred’s way… live to close too nuclear plant.  What Bob going to do?” he said, holding up both hands in defeat.

I had no idea what to say to that.

Bob, following Fred’s lead, pulled a black ski mask over his face, before handing me a baseball cap.

“What’s this?” I asked totally expecting a ski mask, turning the cap over in my hands.

“Beginner’s hat.  Maybe, next time, for you,” he smirked.

I’d been ribbed before, and I can take it almost as good as I can give it but this… from Bob?  Damn aggravating.

I tripped along in the dark, getting my feet tangled on every stick, every root, every obstacle that stuck up out of the ground as I trailed behind him.

He, unlike Fred, seemed to be more than comfortable in the woods as well as the dark.  Fred walked slightly ahead, darting from tree to tree as if hiding himself from some unseen observer.

Bob and I simply stood in place, waiting for him to wave us on as he dashed to the next tree or rock outcropping.

After what seemed like forever and more scratches and bruises than I had acquired in a lifetime, we found the house.

Fred, his back pressed against a sizable rock as if he were keeping it in place, held his position a dozen yards ahead of us.  He waved frantically, signaling for us to get down and we obeyed.

A moment later headlights swept over where we had stood.  The sound of tires grinding through the dirt filled the air.

About the Author

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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.

Purchase Links

(The Book is 99¢ during the tour)

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9 Comments

  • Sue A. January 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Question to the author: Have you had an encounter of the third kind or at least dreamed of one?

  • Lisa Brown January 7, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Thank you for the chance to win

  • Mary Preston January 7, 2016 at 12:07 am

    A great excerpt.

  • Betty W January 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

  • Eva Millien January 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I enjoyed reading the excerpt, sounds like a thrilling story, thanks for sharing!

  • Rita Wray January 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Sounds like a good read.

  • Victoria January 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Tegon Maus January 6, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for hosting BOB !!

  • Goddess Fish Promotions January 6, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Thanks for hosting!