There are two titles currently on sale for 99 cents on the Kindle Store by resident author AJ Balkin. Check out their descriptions below, and click on the link to buy them at the Kindle Store:
The Fall is a psychological, political and surreal thriller. Ahmad is trapped in a society of bright lights, loud music and mandatory State-enforced celebration. It’s as if the good times of the 70′s disco met Nazi Germany. Our hero meets a strange man by chance at the marketplace who leads him on a path of discovery with dusty maps and stories of a time forgotten. In the end, there is only the Fall.
The second story is a narrative time warp through one man’s refusal of a sculpted life. We meet him as a bachelor in a spartan apartment, filled only with the sculptors gifted to him by his landlord. The story then flashes back and forth between different anomalies in his life, and wraps up in an alien confrontation. Nothing is ever as it seems.
Our final story is a short reflection on work, laziness, alcohol, parks, dreams, succubi – and, conversely, youth, imagination, and insect societies.
Finally, the manifesto is a proclamation, more so than an argument, for the necessity of space travel.
By the year 2020, America’s face will be scarred. Everybody can already see it — rumbles of discontent from the dispossessed and politically powerless, twisted sex scandals, new forms of invasive surveillance.
In steps Ms. Lamare, a young dominatrix who has infiltrated the highest echelons of the Beltline’s elite. She satisfies the rotten desires of our nation’s leaders in politics and business. And she’s paid in enormous clout, as she pulls the strings behind the scenes, always treading invisible and dangerous lines of power.
Follow Ms. Lamare’s encounters with our nation’s leading men — Senators, CEOs, Investment Bankers — and pay attention closely, for she will singlehandedly change this country forever.
The Lamare Tapes: Senator Kathog is the first in a series that will be plumbing the depths of America’s most powerful circles in risk-taking prose