Following news of the death of his Aunt, Brad Johnson, an American, travels to Manchester UK, researching his roots. Whilst visiting an Art Gallery he suffers a heart attack. Forensic tests are not conclusive with natural causes. The Gent investigates the complex labyrinth of Brad’s family history. What does this have to do with the murders of prostitutes?
Explore the mystery that turns a Smoky Mountain Town upside down. Move and Obsidian take you on an unbelievable journey through mystical manipulation of fate.
Move: Ruby Josen is a nobody desperate to become somebody. She’s been trapped in Tanger Falls, Tennessee, her entire life, watching others move on while she’s stuck in a rut of grief after her mother’s death. Ruby passes her misfortune off as bad luck, until she’s passed over for a promotion that she’s worked ten years to achieve. In desperation, she turns to a mystery man who promises that he can remove the obstacles holding her back – all she has to do is accept his help. But manipulating fate has devastating consequences as death rocks the peaceful town. Soon, Ruby finds herself in a paranormal adventure that takes her from the rut of stagnation to a whirlwind of mystery that she can’t navigate without supernatural intervention.
Obsidian: Detective Claire Barnes thought the case that haunted Tanger Falls, Tennessee, was nearing it’s final days after three and a half years. The accused is scheduled to stand trial in what appears to be an open and shut federal case, and she’s ready to relax and help the small town rebuild. Everything is on track until there’s high tech intervention that alters the evidence to resurrect things that had been buried, causing Claire to suffer from nightmares that set her suspense on edge. When Ruby Josen re-emerges from hiding, Claire finds herself in the middle of a thriller that crosses into the supernatural and forces this detective to take on the paranormal in a race against time. Disappearing evidence and newly planted leads make Claire wonder who’s destroying her case, and why they want to tear Tanger Falls apart.
Sixteen-year-old Joshua Allen was born with an extra chromosome—a genetic aberration known as Trisomy XXI, or Down Syndrome. When a serious accident leaves him in a coma at the hospital, Joshua receives a mysterious injection that endows him with supernatural powers. The transformed teen is linked to a string of bizarre, unexplained deaths that have the town’s sheriff and the coroner completely baffled. But when a ghastly creature from another planet lands on Earth and begins its hunt for Joshua—viciously slaughtering anyone in its path in order to complete its deadly mission—Joshua and his friends are thrown into a world of terror. What follows is a horrific life-and-death struggle with the seemingly-indestructible extraterrestrial being. The salvation of an entire race of aliens hangs in the balance…
Trisomy XXI is vivid, imaginative, and unputdownable. Resplendent with twists, turns, chills, thrills and a pulse-racer of a plot, Trisomy XXI will leave readers breathless. Richly-drawn characters, meticulous plotting, and a sensational storyline make for an intelligent, evocative, electrifying novel. An extraordinary new voice in the world of horror fiction, novelist G.A. Minton delivers a spinetingler of the highest order in his debut novel, Trisomy XXI.
TRISOMY XXI by G.A. Minton has been judged and named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE by the Independent Book Publishers Association (the IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the United States), describing the novel as “A very creative story. . .an interesting use of the human genetic syndrome. Seemingly, a way to help all Trisomy XXI humans.” TRISOMY XXI received this prestigious award based on exceptional content, design, and use of technology.
“Trisomy XXI is a fun, exciting science fiction adventure. The writing is spectacular, and author G.A. Minton has a great talent for describing his scenes and characters in vividly colorful detail. Minton’s ability to drive the story across the genres makes for decidedly entertaining reading. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who are fans of adventurous science fiction!” – Paige Lovitt for Reader Views.
“The popular trend of adding science fiction elements to horror goes well beyond jumping through portals as is evident in G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI. Minton offers up a compelling, frightening, and surprisingly touching genre blend that both horror and sci-fi readers will enjoy.” – Becky Spratford for The Reader’s Shelf at Library Journal Reviews.
“I enjoyed Trisomy XXI by G.A. Minton and I hope to read more of his novels in the future as they portray a great writing style!” – Chris Kyle (sixteen-year-old book reviewer from READER VIEWS).
“Author G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI is a book with an exciting and unique premise that will keep readers turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end. I definitely enjoyed Trisomy XXI. Author G.A. Minton has made a bold choice in choosing a young man with Down Syndrome as the protagonist of this book, and has done a great job at making him so much more than just a stereotype of someone with a disability. This read had action almost from the very beginning and will definitely be able to keep readers on the edge of their seats, even gasping with surprise at times. Any reader who enjoys a great work of horror should definitely grab Trisomy XXI. I am pleased to recommend this book, and will look for more from author G.A. Minton in the very near future!” – 5-STAR Review by Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite
“I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. G.A. Milton created a well-rounded small town full of the usual characters one would find in any small town USA. Little do they realize they are soon to be at ground zero for a series of bizarre events. The characters are believable and comfortable. The events are mind bending but flow logically through each twist and turn. I never saw what was coming next but enjoyed the ride!” – Goodreads 5-STAR Review
The Coresie the most powerful civilisation in the universe are doomed. Their bid for immortality has failed
As the ascended beings evacuate the physical world, they are faced with the complicated task to begin to dismantle the powerful machines that have given them dominance over the other races. However a daring assassination attempt goes wrong, leaving only one survivor of the entire race called a Guardian.
It escapes in a desperate attempt to begin a new experiment, and after travelling across galaxies the being finds present day Earth, where it gathers the chosen ones, as the beginning of a new power is rising.
Brooklyn Pierce has just witnessed an attempted assassination, and Detective Song Kai and his partner, Detective Mattice Blake, are on the case.But as the story progresses, sparks begin to develop between Brooklyn and Song, providing the reader with a storyline overflowing with sensuality, compassion and romance amidst the onset of drama, tension, suspicion, deception and murder and an explosive ending, which you will never see coming.
The significance of the noose left hanging outside James Palmer’s barn is obvious to everyone in the village. When threats turn to violence DCI Peter Hatherall has to unmask a master of disguise determined to have their revenge.
When lawyer Carol Berkley visits a man on death row, who has not spoken one word from the time of his arrest and right through his trial, she is shocked by his first spoken words. James Delaney is a man sentenced for one murder, but it turns out that he may be the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known. When James despatches Carol to find a priest, a priest with a secret, she becomes tangled in a web of murder, blackmail and revenge, as her life spirals out of control. Father Martin Doyle thought he had left a terrible secret behind him in Ireland, but when Carol turns up at his church in a poor Miami neighbourhood, he is forced to travel back home to confront the demons of his past and discover even more sinister new ones. With a hurricane looming large off the Florida coast, James knows that there is a far more dangerous storm brewing. The arrival of new prison officer Elias Wainwright means that James will never make it to his official execution date, without the help of Carol Berkley and the priest with a very particular secret. Time is running out for James and he has a secret of his own that may change everything. But some secrets should be kept in the family.
Dr. Lucy Stannis is thrilled when a shipload of aliens arrives on the peaceful colony of Eden. With massive scaled bodies armed with sharp claws, Atrapako claim superiority over puny emotional humans. Intrigued by the captain of the alien spaceship, the devious Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, Lucy will need all her skills as an undercover agent to discover their secret before the colony is destroyed.
Carly tells the police that her neighbour, James Andres had been stalking her, he killed her family and kidnapped her, and that she has killed him. However, she refuses to reveal where the body is.
Once in custody, Carly agrees to a meeting with a female reporter, Vanessa St John. Carly insists she tells the whole story in her words. She talks about the dog and the box, but where are the dog and the box now?
Vanessa St John appears to have her own agenda as the tension builds in both of the women seated opposite each other, over a small metal table.
You watch the TV news every night and think you know what’s going on… think again.
Three friends innocently stumble upon government information that describes a top-secret underwater excavation site and refinery that processes a newly discovered source of energy. The friends are determined to reveal the truth about the facility to the American public and stop the flow of misinformation being dispensed by corrupt authorities within the United States Government.
Author Norman E. Morrison presents humor, mystery, and science fiction from the southern perspective via Amazon Kindle.
Come along with the foremost interpreter of the south, Norman Morrison, for tales with a certain southern flavor well calculated to keep you glued to your electronic screen long after the first stroke of midnight.
Meet Mynerd Troft, a failed and unemployed meat packing employee on a job interview at a secret location in Cowchip Alabama where he learns a secret so monstrous and deadly that the world of management cowers in fright that you too should discover their malevolent and vicious secret.
String along with Port Love, the assistant manager down at the Cowchip Cafe in Cowchip Alabama as he struggles with a seemingly omnipotent alien who threatens the very survival of mankind while demanding extra hash browns with his burger to satiate his blood thirsty and unnatural cravings.
Cringe in terror as you follow along with old man Poppin of the Poppin Hill Community near Cowchip Alabama who revels in death by frying pan while screaming to the world that he hates crispy bacon and all those who would consume it. A spell binding tale of southern crime mystery!
Watch Norm, who just happens to be the most powerful man in the world, and just happens to reign over his worldly domain from the RYO Corporation Building located in downtown Cowchip Alabama find his lost soul (With a little help from his personal angel) on Christmas Eve.
Then later on, way later on, sit on the edge of your seat as you watch Muttonhead Rex at work on the RYO Corporation gas-ice mining operation on Europa devising ways to downsize the company. That is, send several hundred slackers naked out an airlock to satisfy the whims of the RYO Corporation head office back on earth in, you guessed it, Cowchip Alabama.
A short time later, ride along with control operations pals, Torgersen and Maloney on the RYO Corp space ice freighter ‘The Three Virgins’ gliding silently and deadly between Europa and Mars as they implement their plan to space their hated boss Melancho. Hateful rascal!
Tales of Cowchip Alabama and the sinister RYO Corporation as fresh as today and as deadly as tomorrow. All in good fun with a little southern lingo thrown in for spice. The characters you’ll meet mean no harm. Just trying to get along the best they can.
Says The Cowchip Alabama Gazette: “Another tour de force by Morrison!”
The Cowchip Reader Volume 1 is a selection of six short stories and novellas in the Cowchip Alabama and RYOCorp series by Norman Morrison. A seriously good read!
I want to personally thank the author of TheBookAwards.com website for giving me this opportunity to place my work here. The site itself is a bold concept and I wish the owner all of the success in the world. He or she is welcome to visit Cowchip/AL whenever possible and to dine with me at The Cowchip Cafe.