Picking Murphys

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From Connecticut to California, evil runs rampant. It learns as it goes, having been released into our world without the benefit of a mentor. It has gone by many names and held many jobs. Waiting patiently for its next distraction, it stares at the wall for hours on end.

Attempting to start over anew, Matthew travels to California in pursuit of his dreams. He purchases property to mine for minerals beneath the beautiful countryside. Join Matthew as he explores his new environment while working to become a great role model to his son, Robbie.

However, an evil presence has taken an interest in Matthew and Robbie. Everything that happens leads its prey to California; all done according to plan. Not a single decision or happening occurred without its direction. Although not always immediately present, it was never too far away to admire its handiwork. It watched on as their lives completely unraveled.

Follow Matthew and Robbie as their lives and everyone around them become intertwined with the supernatural. Its evil doings do not go unnoticed by all. An older couple follows the evil as closely as they can. An intriguing game of cat and mouse ensues, with those in pursuit always two steps behind.
Hold on to your fears as you witness what’s possible when one applies determination in an uphill struggle. Could you persevere in extreme adversity? Could you fight against what you cannot see? Do you believe in one and not the other?

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Vacation with your inner demon!

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Picking Murphys talking points for your church.
 
This book stresses good over evil, sometimes at all costs.
Good prevails, always.
Evil has no limits to what it will do or how far it will go.
Tragedy births opportunity.
Sacrifice is sometimes necessary.
Sometimes evil overshadows good.
Let your conscience guide your actions.
Although evil is defeated, it runs away to regroup; it will be back.
 

Read Picking Murphys today – how far would you go to stop evil?

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Excerpt one:

Taking another breath it appeared to him that he still had plenty of time to get cleaned up and sneak back into bed. If he was right thinking what time it was, he even had a few more hours of sleep after all of that was said and done, he would be fine, he thought. Robbie took another step and then found that his foot would not follow his simple instructions, it would not move, it appeared stuck. Looking down he saw a hand of mud holding firmly onto his left foot.

As Robbie struggled he saw the second hand come out of the ground. They looked much dryer now, not as wet or muddy as they had been before, but still fully functional. He cried out for help and as he yelled the sounds of the night around him became louder, as if attempting to drown him out. Not even the crickets or the bats or even the night itself cared for him. The wind picked up, and howled so loudly that his screams died in volume only inches away after being issued forth.

He drew in another breath preparing to yell as he was knocked over from behind. The wind left his body and he felt it difficult to breathe, let alone to speak or yell for help. If Robbie could have witnessed it he would have seen the mud and rock creature appear to climb out of the ground and pull itself on top of him. It would have been horrifying to witness and it would have scared him to his core. All he knew was that he could not move and he had been recently knocked to the ground, landing on his stomach.

 

Excerpt two:

Matthew reloaded his shotgun while slowly walked to Suze. Taking her right ankle he pulled her backwards, away from the front door. Using his foot he lifted Suze to her right side and then kicked her over onto her back. Blood splashed around her as her body settled on the floor. Matthew stepped on her bloody stomach to hold her in place. More blood spilled out of the long cut in her stomach, rolling off her body and making small puddles around her butt. He lowered his shotgun to her chest and pulled the trigger. Two more slugs went into her body at close range throwing blood up into the air and onto the wall to the height of three feet.

Suze would never feel those gun shots; they were more for Matthew’s enjoyment than hers. He didn’t understand why she was so difficult to kill, God knows he had tried several times today. He knew she was a bad person who was confused about most things in her life but there were many things about her he did not know. No matter, it was his duty to stop her, to give her time to reflect on how she was choosing to spend her life, in Hell. Matthew reloaded his shotgun and went to sit on the kitchen chair that faced her body; he wasn’t so sure that she was dead. After all, she had been beaten, stabbed, and choked and she still refused to die. Only after several 12 gauge slugs went to discuss things with her did she appear to listen.

14 thoughts on “Picking Murphys”

  1. I’m not adding additional chapters with this project, it’s too new. What I will do for you though is to include random paragraphs to spark interest and conversation. Post away.

  2. The novel is now complete!

    I’ll be adding the next several chapters here for a teaser on Valentine’s day. I’ll probably take it down the week after, so please register if you want password access after that time frame.

  3. I’m working on the last pages of this book. I’ll edit it once and then it’s off to the publisher for additional ‘handling’. Hopefully it will be available for eBook format and online purchase on/around 4/20/2016!

    I look forward to seeing you in your nightmares!

  4. You are such a tease! This book is amazing so far! I love the storyline and it keeps me on my toes. Can’t wait for this to come out in print sir.

  5. Interested in having your business advertised in my book?

    The way my plot is going I have a need for an artist and an entrepreneur in my newest novel Picking Murphys. If you are interested in being placed inside the book and twisted inside the plot, please contact me. The cost is minimal and you will participate in the process of getting your name out there.

  6. Grizzly! In any case, I would recommend modifying several run on sentences. Breaking them apart would form a more complete picture. Oh the horror!!!

  7. My book Summary.

    From Connecticut to California evil runs rampant. It learns as it goes, having been released into our world without the benefit of a mentor. It has gone by many names, and held many jobs. Waiting patiently for its next distraction, it stares at the wall for hours on end.

    Attempting to start over anew, Matthew and his son travel to California in pursuit of his dreams. He purchases property that allows him to mine for minerals beneath the beautiful countryside. Join Matthew as he explores his new environment and works on becoming a great role model to his son.

    However, an evil presence has taken an interest in Matthew and Robbie. Everything that happened led its prey to California, which was all done according to plan. Not a single decision or happening occurred without its direction. Although not always immediately present, it was never too far away to admire its handiwork. It watched on as their lives completely unraveled.

    Follow Matthew and Robbie as their lives and everyone around them become intertwined with the supernatural. It’s evil doings do not go unnoticed by all. An older couple follows the evil as closely as they can. An intriguing game of cat and mouse ensues, with those in pursuit always two steps behind.

    Hold on to your fears as you witness what’s possible when one applies determination in an uphill struggle. Could you persevere in extreme adversity? Could you fight against what you cannot see? Do you believe in one and not the other?

  8. Nervous responses to my book interview.

    What inspired you to write this book? – I took a lovely trip to California and became lost in the rich diversity. I experienced fine wine tasting, olive oils, mining, natural wonders and tourism. I have a fascination with all of those things, and am myself an experienced miner.

    Summarize your book in one to three sentences as if you were speaking to someone unfamiliar with your book and its topic. – An ancient evil is released upon our world to grow stronger and realize its own potential. Its tasked with ruining as many lives as it can, all without the luxury of a mentor. It takes an interest in a family of four and sees an opportunity to settle an old score with a few ‘old friends’.

    What is the overall theme (central topic, subject or concept) of your book? – There are good and evil spirits that mix themselves into our daily lives; they both have their reasons for doing so. There are evil spirits that have nothing better to do than cause chaos, pain and death. There are also good spirits that strive to correct and repair those around them, as well as to spread goodness to tip the scales in their favor. When an evil spirit takes an interest in a young family of four, the good spirits try to figure out why.

    Where does this book take place? In the nightmares of all involved, and physically in and around Murphys, California, for the most part.

    Who are the main characters and why are they important to the story? Matthew is a happily married father of two boys who works a lot to keep his family afloat. Susan is his stay at home wife who manages their household and works hard to keep the family happy. Robbie is their oldest son and is currently enjoying sixth grade and any outdoor nature activities that he can. On the opposite end of the United States is Chloe, an entrepreneur and single mother of one lovely daughter named Ruthie. Their lives intertwine when an evil spirit takes an interest in Matthew and Susan, culminating in a very structured game of cat and mouse. Good spirits get involved and follow the evil spirit attempting to put an end to it once and for all.

    Why do you think that this book will appeal to readers? An evil spirit goes to extremes to ensure that it’s training is completed ahead of schedule. It has been released upon our world without a mentor, and it is learning it’s powers as it goes. This is no traditional good versus evil story; here you will find good in evil, evil in good, and everything inbetween.

    How is your book relevant in today’s society? Everything is not as it seems; there is good and evil in us all. People are not books to be judged by their covers, they need to be read. Everyone wants to do the right thing, its possible, right? Just as there are good people that do good things, there is darkness inside us all. It wants to get out and it doesn’t care if its a convenient time or not. There is a certain excitement about getting away with something, just as there is at being caught.

    Is there any subject currently trending in the news that relates to your book? I’m ahead of the curve on the books that I write. I am expressing views and opinions that most share, but not all speak of. You might think you would not act a certain way, but when confronted with an opportunity to do so, you might choose poorly.

    What makes your book different from other books like it? I spend time portraying emotionally detailed characters. Over the span of the book you will see them evolve and change, and not always for the better. Not all stories have happy endings or reveal shocking details that are easily understood. For example, there is a reason why someone shows up to confront an old friend, only to disappear and never be mentioned in the story from that point on.

    What do you want readers to take away from your writing? Look at the people around you and notice them. Don’t just say hi in passing, look into their eyes. Examine their face, their smile, or lack thereof. Did she have that bruise the last time you spoke with her? Has he always had those cuts on his left arm? When was the last time you saw little Johnny laugh?

    How did you learn about the topic? (i.e. personal experience, education, etc.) I took my knowledge of wine tasting, olive oil tasting and mining and put them to good use. I placed my darkest thoughts into the personas of a few characters, and looked to the goodness in my friends for their opposites. There is good and evil inside us all; I’ve taken the responsibility to display it for the morality of us all.

    Is there a particular passage from your book you’d like us to utilize? If so, please provide. The minute she felt them leave the plane, she lost interest in her current course of action. She sighed and let go of his stick, sliding back into her seat. A minute later, the plane attempted to squeeze between the small copse of trees, slicing off both wings at the same time. The middle trees rocked against the plane’s movement, and as Matthew watched on, he saw the right side of the plane peel away, leaving many sections of the right side on the ground and against the trees. His calculations were spot on, and if they had remained sitting, they would have not survived.

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  9. Picking Murphys is an adult erotica supernatural thriller. It takes place around the wonderful vacation town of Murphys, California. Follow a family of four as they are set upon by an evil spirit on the way to the trip of their lifetime. A pair of good spirits is never far behind, but seems to fall short when attempting to determine why the evil has centered on that family. The vengeful, evil spirit will stop at nothing to achieve its goals. Detailed dreams and nightmares convolute reality, shocking you to your core. This book was published on 2/15/16.

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