The Courier Series

This series is loved for its unique characters, dark humor, and fast pace that’s
like playing a video game. Read this series if you’re a fan of Christopher Moore,
Terry Pratchet, or Jim Butcher. You’re sure to have a damned good time!

Book 1: Call for Obstruction

My name is Barry, although it might as well be Loser. Satan owns my soul, and my demon boss tortures me with her magical cigarettes every chance she gets. I should be flicking butts at her. She tricked me into signing a contract that compels me to help open the Gates of Hell.

I’m desperate for freedom. At the same time, I’ll do anything to stop damned souls from spilling onto Earth. My odds of saving mankind are uncertain. But I still have to try.

Call for Obstruction was originally written as a twitter novel at @TheCourierNovel. The first novel is still available on Twitter, minus the ending if you don’t mind reading backward. It won the Textnovel Writing Contest for its unique characters and dark humor. It’s fast-paced like a video game and hard to put down..

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Prequel: Fall for Freedom

It’s 1995 and Pete Sinclair is feeling the heat. He’s been blamed for closing the Gates of Hell and releasing an imprisoned fallen angel by the name of Azael. Now Pete’s on the run from mercenaries who’ve been paid to take off his head.

Lucky for Pete, an angel’s apprentice believes he’s innocent, but she’s not about to let him off the hook. She offers Pete a deal. He can turn himself over to the mercenaries or re-confine Azael before he kidnaps and impregnates nuns.

Brandishing the only weapon that weakens angels, Pete must battle Azael to attain his freedom. If only he had a clue how to use the sword.

Fall for Freedom explains Barry’s existence and how Pete becomes Barry’s mentor.

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Book 2: Warrant for Damnation

I thought I’d hit rock bottom when I closed the Gates of Hell and ended up on Satan’s Most Wanted List. Then something worse happened. A fallen angel with a nun fetish and a taste for human flesh escaped his prison cell.

He’s Azael, the father I’ve never known. And he’s expanding our family with the intent to reign over mankind.

God’s pissed but willing to give me asylum if I turn against my father and annihilate Azael’s existence. While I agree to His terms, there’s one problem. No one, not even God, knows how to do it.

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Winnie Jean Howard’s short stories are found in the following anthologies.

First Encounters

First encounters. We wait for, dread, or stumble upon them.

First encounters with the unknown call forth exciting stories full of magic, horror, humor, and suspense. What happens when aliens, fantastical creatures, or strange objects in the sky interrupt ordinary life? This collection offers ten original stories full of mysterious happenings including: an alien attempts to save earth, a voodoo clarinet grants wishes, time travel for human sperm collection, a love-obsessed scientist creates his own reality, the ghost of Jimmy Hoffa offers sage advice, an alien visits the supermarket, a cruel merchant faces feral vampires, an aspiring writer encounters an invading triangle, dragons capture an ancient couple, and a colony ark crashes on a hostile planet.

Join the journey with these unsuspecting characters and discover if they learn from their encounters or suffer a tragic fate.

Other Stores: COMING SOON

Harebrained Halloween Fables

Are you or where you a little terror, a trickster, never changing your ways? That’s who you’ll find in these very short fables: the pranksters, the bullies, and the things that go bump in the night on Halloween. And the only possible end to their harebrained schemes are bloodstained screams.

These FUN and VERY SHORT fables are based on the classic Aesop’s Fables, each story ending with the title of a comparable tale. Young and old will enjoy these fables. Read them alone or share them with kids. They will certainly put you in the mood for Halloween year round.

Note that there are Christmas fables in the works for release late 2020.

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Book Dreams

Road to Nowhere is featured in the Book Dreams anthology. What’s a girl to do when she find herself lost on a rural highway? Text her sister? Consult the GPS? Whatever her choice, there’s only one way to exit a road to nowhere.

To create is to dream

To write is to build

Come join us on our journey

Along paths both known and unknown

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