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Welcome Aboard the Cruise Ship Aria. Prepare for the Ride of Your Life in this Suspenseful Choose-Your-Own-Adventure!As the Heliovirus ravages the guests and crew of the cruise ship Aria, teenagers Dylan and Amy face a quarantine while their loved ones fall ill. Docked indefinitely in San Francisco Bay, the teens and those aboard face another grave threat as a seeded terrorist group uses the situation to their advantage. With every choice possibly being their last, will Amy and Dylan have what it takes to survive? In the latest entry in the Try Not to Die series, authors Mark Tullius and John Palisano have collaborated to bring forth a lightning-paced, hair-raising, adrenaline-fueled thriller. In this book, readers can make choices at the end of each chapter. Some will allow them to continue the adventure, while others lead to creative, gruesome deaths. Will you be able to do whatever it takes to save your life? You will certainly find that out because after all, the choices are yours to make! Includes the interactive version where you make a decision at the end of each chapter and also the standard version where the main story is read straight through with no choices.Show more
The Exciting Conclusion to the Brightside Saga! In a World Where Mind Readers are Feared, Thought Thieves aren’t the Only Ones Being Tortured and KilledDive into the world where Joe Nolan and a group of mind readers have broken out of the beautiful mountain town of Brightside, the first internment camp for Thought Thieves. Follow the compelling story of Joe Nolan whose actions have made him the number one most wanted man in America. Also high on the list are Joe’s father and a savvy and resourceful young Thought Thief named Becky. Accompany Joe and his friends as they attempt to dismantle the system that has infiltrated the lives of every citizen, creating a society where neighbors turn in their neighbors and family members are pitted against each other. Don’t let your guard down and trust no one.Show more
Discover the Dark Secrets of a Little Town Called Brightside! Find Out What Is Lurking Around in this Suspenseful Choose-Your-Own-Adventure!Includes the interactive version where you make a decision at the end of each chapter and also the standard version where the main story is read straight through with no choices. Welcome to Brightside! Make yourself comfortable, and enjoy your stay. Step inside the shoes of the main character and become a Thought Thief. Here, you are the main character and what happens next is completely your choice. You will find yourself in a seemingly perfect little town called Brightside where Thought Thieves live. At first glance, everything seems normal, but there are many dark secrets hidden. And just when you thought you were safe, everything goes wrong. In order to survive, you have to make the right choices. Along your path, you will stumble upon many difficult obstacles, and you have to go through them all. Discover the unique twists and horrors, as you are fighting for your life. Uncover the mystery of Brightside and get to the safety. Here is what you can find in this book: - Unique choose-your-own-adventure: Step inside the shoes of the main character, or should we say - become one. This is your story, your choices. Everything depends on your next step. - Dark and horrifying events: Uncover the dark secrets of the little town, and try to stay alive. There are dozens of ways to die and a few right choices. Watch your back and choose wisely. - The mystery that will leave you breathless: Enjoy the unique plot and unravel the mystery of the Brightside. Every choice will keep you on your toes and wanting more. Will you be able to do whatever it takes to save your life? You will certainly find that out because after all, the choices are yours to make!Show more
Dark and Disturbing Supernatural SuspenseThe coming of age story of Joshua Campbell, a man of death-defying miracles, whose father proclaimed him the Second Coming of Christ. This psychological thriller takes us through Joshua’s childhood of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his earthly father, and into adulthood as Joshua attempts to break away from his family and church in order to find happiness. The entire world is watching as Joshua prepares to finally show the world who he really is. “Ain’t No Messiah is a beautifully-written book about one man's effort to find himself - and maybe even a bit of happiness - in a world bitter enough to greet even a supposed Messiah with abuse and scapegoating.” ~Catherine Langrehr for IndieReader “Joshua is a most unusual lead character in a most unusual story that harnesses religion, Mixed Martial Arts, pornography, and coming of age.” – Dave Goodreads reviewerShow more
Twenty-four tales of madmen, monsters, and misery. A tantalizing blend of horror, suspense, and crime stories; each unique but all dark, disturbing, and violent. In the audiobook lurk: - A tarot card reader who makes house calls. - A disabled man in a miserable marriage who is regaining the use of his arms. - An ex-con who can’t resist carrying out one last home invasion. - Bickering business partners that resort to unconventional mediation to solve their problems. - An alcoholic pedophile forced to spend time in the desert. - A troubled university student who goes on a bloody rampage. - An alert detective who makes an unorthodox decision when he finds himself in the middle of an armed robbery. Buy your copy today!Show more
The cage door clangs shut. The lock slides into place. The voice in my head drowns out everything else. What the hell is wrong with me?Follow the journey of Mark Tullius, former cage fighter and boxer turned author and stay-at-home dad as he puts his love of fighting and his sociology degree to use. What began as a personal exploration to unlock his reasons for continuing to train and pursue a fight career evolved into an in-depth sociological study of why competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) appeals to fighters. Why do these men and women subject themselves to the endless hours of grueling training required for the full-contact sport? In MMA a fighter's goal is to punch, kick, and choke an opponent into submission, and if there is blood and injury along the way, so be it. What compels these individuals to develop the necessary strength, endurance, discipline, and skill despite the risks involved?Instead of interviewing a handful of elite fighters, Mark traveled to every corner of the country, looking to train at different gyms and find fighters interested in showing the world who they are and why they fight. He finished the project after visiting 100 gyms and interviewing 340 fighters.Although it wasn't necessary, Tullius trained with the fighters and soon came to realize how valuable that time was, cultivating mental strength by surrounding himself with positive and inspiring individuals. It encouraged him to continue his project when he still had doubts about seeing it to its completion. Finally, Tullius believed that his willingness to get on the mat and demonstrate his trust in the fighters encouraged them to trust him and open up to a stranger about their fears and mistakes, dreams and accomplishments.Show more
Plunge deep into disturbing darkness with 28 terrifying tales. Explore heartache, fleeting happiness, and horror in this fascinating collection.Experience chills as you read these creepy stories and more: A pornographer's horrific early morning ritual A beautiful baby boy who knows what he wants An engineer sees life on the other side of the tracks A drug run goes awry A family's unique Christmas tradition An artist whose paintings become reality A man who longs to rid himself of an annoying companion A child terrified by things that slither and ooze in the night Come join a soldier on the run in the jungle An old man's quest for the perfect photo A woman who sniffs out killers A life coach whose own brand of "therapy" goes way beyond cruel and unusual A young man who can't let go of the pastTwisted Reunion is loved by editorial reviewers:"Time-honored frights with innovation infused throughout." - Kirkus Reviews "Disturbing and weird; unflinchingly grim at every turn, TWISTED REUNION shocks and even charms." - IndieReaderEven though this was way out of my normal reading genre I loved it! This is a fantastic and thought provoking collection of short stories that surprised me at every turn. Mostly dark horror stories, but all of the stories are a vehicle for Mark Tullius to showcase his skill at writing and bringing his imagination to life. - Thomas Anderson, The Hungry Monster Book ReviewShow more
Short-but-sweet collection by Mark Tullius, one of the hardest-hitting horror authors around. Included are five somber strolls through what could be any suburban town. Find yourself:an overworked father trying to protect his son an injured construction worker questioning reality a sensitive teenage girl watching a mixed martial arts battle to the deathan aging DJ granting a sick girl's glorious last wishThe fifth and final tale is a shocking jaunt through the author's mind, full of juicy revelations and admissions.These bizarre and bloody tales will leave you begging for more.I went into these pages not having any familiarity with Mr. Tullius. The stories are quick and very involved with the first person narrative of the author acting the part in each offering. I am going to be exploring Mark Tullius further and am looking forward to reading his work in true novel form...the short stories being so intriguing that I have to imagine his "full length " work will be quite the adventure. - Dahne1004Let the nightmares begin; get your copy today.Show more
Brightside: A Psychological ThrillerImagine a world where the person next to you-stranger, friend, lover-has the ability to creep into your mind and steal your most intimate thoughts. Now imagine you are the Thought Thief who is so greatly feared that your freedom and your life are threatened. Welcome to Brightside...you won't be leaving.Brightside, by Mark Tullius, takes a unique twist on the psychic phenomena of telepathy. The fearful masses panic and create Brightside, a town that is essentially a prison. Protagonist Joe Nolan is one of the many Thought Thieves who have been rounded up and forced to live in Brightside, with little hope of ever leaving. Suspense builds as Joe finds himself on a mission to break free on his 100th day of captivity."THAT'S WHY THEY'VE ROUNDED US UP, STUCK US IN THIS LITTLE TOWN. IT'S TO MAKE YOU FEEL SAFE. BUT THEY CAN'T KEEP US HERE FOREVER. IT'S DAY 100 AND IT'S ALL GONNA END. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, I'M GETTING OUT OF BRIGHTSIDE."The reviews tell why Brightside should be your next read:"A well-written and well-executed story by first-time author Mark Tullius. It reads like a gritty, postmodernism novel similar to Blade Runner or A Scanner Darkly. Very interesting character development and plot elements, especially since the protagonist can't hide anything. A quick and fast read that keeps you glued to the pages." - eNovel Reviews"Brightside is a fiction novel about a believable "now" where a large population of the world are telepathic, or "Thought Thieves" as they call them in the book. The fearful and ignorant masses cause panic and mass arrests and institutionalization of these individuals, who are sent to a "island in the sky" called Brightside, which is basically a prison on top of a mountain. The book follows Joe and his journey through 100 days at Brightside, and the people he interacts with along the way."Add Brightside to your bookshelf today!Show more
In the first of a series of short stories leading up to Brightside, the protagonist, a teenage Joe Nolan, finds himself in a compromising position. Readers learn that from a young age, people in the telepath's life often assume they know just what he wants, when all along it's he who understands their most personal thoughts and desires. This story is intended for a mature audience.Show more
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