Friday, September 11, 2015

Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. - Paranormal Pottery 101

Welcome back to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday – a place where authors from their respective fields share snippets of their published or current works. Make sure you stop over and check out all of the great contributions this week by clicking the main site Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. This week I’m sharing another section from the opening of my new novel, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. It’s been an exciting week as the book launched a week ago and has been getting some great media attention from Scoop to Nerdspan to American Mythology to some familiar faces like Dragons and Triplanes (Peter Vialls), T.K. ToppinJC Cassels, and many others. Thank you to everyone who has supported the book from posts to retweets to mentions. I really do appreciate it. This is a great site and hosts not only some fantastic authors but people also! Okay….here’s my snippet. Enjoy.
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             Everyone had their own pre-conceived notions of how to get rid of a ghost. Maxx heard them all, séances, sprinkle salt along the door, burn sage, hire a bunch of meddling kids, craft some pottery together. He’d probably find it all funnier if he actually believed in any of it.
             Maxx pulled a long metal rod from his bag. Standing next to the couple, he pushed a switch on the base, holding it over his head. The staff hummed and vibrated like a radioactive tuning fork sending palpable energy out into the air around the room. Maxx swung it over their heads as they both instinctively ducked. They were like two kids watching their first fireworks display and Maxx was the guy lighting the wicks. He read the digital display on the club’s handle.
             Satisfied, Maxx brushed his hand through his spiked hair, trying to express some fake concern. “You’ve definitely got a presence here. Readings are off the charts.”
             Pulling a notepad from his tactical vest, he scribbled down some notes. Maxx drew a smiley face with a frown and tears streaming down both cheeks. Underneath his sketch he wrote Travis.

What do you think so far? Hopefully you’re enjoying the read. If you want to check out more, you can read the book blurb over at my website SACheck.com or check out the first chapter over at Goodreads or even better pick up your very own copy of the book by clicking Maxx Fragg,VPI. Thanks for reading and all of the support! Have a great weekend and see you in seven!

12 comments:

  1. I like the phrase"radioactive tuning fork" - very evocative! The fact Maxx wears a tactical vest rather suggests he expects the presence to be a real threat...

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    1. Thanks, Peter - I kinda liked that phrase myself. Maxx is a professional, so he has to dress the part - a professional what remains to be seen.

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  2. This excerpt is freaking hilarious! From the opening line about hiring meddling kids and making pottery to the smiley face, I was laughing out loud. Great job!

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    1. Isn't that the best time to throw in a little comedy - in the middle of a crisis. If I can get a "Lol", then I like to think I'm doing something right. Thanks, Patrick!

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  3. Funny and mysterious. What will he do next? Burn the paper to vanquish the ghost?

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    1. We can't make it something that simple, can we? Maxx has a flair for the dramatic. He has something much more theatrical in store for Travis and Debbie.

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  4. "Meddling kids!" Bwahahahaha!! Tongue is firmly in cheek. I am thoroughly enjoying this book!

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    1. Otherwise known as "The Old Man Jenkins Effect". This was a fun scene to write. I'm really glad you're enjoying it so much - and thanks for all the support!

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  5. "Bunch of meddling kids" made me chuckle aloud. Fun snippet.

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    1. Thanks, T.M. - that's one of those line that you can't help but be proud of.

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  6. I liked the 'hire a bunch of meddling kids'. :P

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    1. Who doesn't love Scooby-Doo? I mean, really.

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