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The Short Stories trailer

A new trailer is up for my short story spinoffs.

From top 25 author, Rick Pipito, comes 9 short spinoff stories from the award winning Eternal Hunger Saga.  Each book expands upon the world created in the novels.  Existing fans and newcomers will love what is brought to life here.

The novels and short stories are available at lulu.com in print.  On Amazon the novels are in digital, and the shorts are in the trilogy collections.

Feel free to contact Rick on social media @rickpipito or email rickpipito@hotmail.com

Thanks to Dan Pipito for the artwork, and Roberta Pipito for cover assistance.

The novels are: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, BONES AT BREAKFAST, SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, TECHNO FEAST, GENETIC MORSELS, PLANET ATE, and DEVOURED UNIVERSE.

The Short stories are: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, IN CASE OF WEREWOLF, GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, VIRAL UPGRADES, EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, and COSMIC ORBITS

More info is at http://www.scryptcomics.com

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short story – Cosmic Orbits

cosmic-orbits-coverToday sees the release of my short story COSMIC ORBITS.  It’s the spinoff of my novel DEVOURED UNIVERSE, and covers some ground that just wouldn’t fit in the main story.  These 36 pages were written with a fan request in mind.  The Network Entity is back, and it’s set its sights on something new.  Is humanity safe?

You gaze at the night sky and see something move. Wondering what is out there keeps you awake at night. Countless forms of life are between you and the farthest star, but there’s also something else. It watches and gathers information, growing more powerful along the way.

COSMIC ORBITS is available at lulu.com in print.  It will also be available in the upcoming release of the BEYOND HUMAN trilogy in digital form on Amazon.com.

 

 

 


Day 23 – Alien Encounters

alien-encountersALIEN ENCOUNTERS is the short story spinoff of my novel PLANET ATE.  Looking at the cover, you may feel as though the cover is familiar.  That’s because you probably have at least in some way.  I took a public domain image of an alien looking through a window.  Its a supposedly leaked image from FBI files of an extraterrestrial here on Earth; at least that is according to conspiracy theorists.  By passing the image through a negative filter, and then making it slightly pixelated, I figured it’d make a good cover for a book wrapped in conspiracy.

Beneath the title I added an eye and pyramid to represent the all seeing eye, Illuminati, and secret organizations involved with hiding the truth or trying to expose it.

Here’s the description: A phone call from a friend leaves you frantic. He claimed to have uncovered a conspiracy that could get him killed. His final words were, “I’ve seen them. We aren’t alone,” right before the line went dead. Whoever intercepted the call may now have you in their sight.

ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is now available in print on Lulu.com and is available as part of the BEYOND HUMAN TRILOGY extras download on Amazon.  Or the whole trilogy in print.

 

 


short story – Evolved Mutations

evolved-mutations-coverNew release day!  EVOLVED MUTATIONS is a short story expansion of my novel GENETIC MORSELS.  For the cover I took a close up picture of each of my family member’s eyes.  From top left clockwise it is my son, me, my daughter, and my wife.  After passing them through some filters and adding a hint of power in each of their eyes we were able to convey a pretty fun, yet enticing look.

Think about this: One morning you wake with a tingling sensation in your spine. Your veins feel as though they have a river of fire flowing through them. You scream out in agony as the change takes over, and suddenly realize you’re on fire. The fire doesn’t burn you, but it incinerates all around you. You panic, but are not alone. Your generation has had its DNA altered. The possibilities are both frightening and promising.

EVOLVED MUTATIONS is available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/evolved-mutations-a-genetic-morsels-accessory/paperback/product-22864378.html

It will be part of the upcoming Beyond Human Trilogy release as well.

 

 


short story – Viral Upgrades

viral-upgrades-coverI received a request a couple of months ago to do more with the Network Entity, which was the main antagonist in TECHNO FEAST.  At the time I was wrapping up a storyline that would appease such a request.  I felt that one final twist could be included in the story.  This is NOT that story, but should appease the request until the actual follow up is released in a few days.  (Spoiler to my #scrypthalloween posts?  Yes)

Here’s a few things that the Network Entity did during the novel, that weren’t elaborated upon.  They are now presented in standalone print form at Lulu.com or you can get them as part of the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy extras on Amazon.com

Mankind has taken advantage of technology for ages. Life has become simple, but so has the human mind. I’ve come to change that. Your phones, televisions, computers, transportation, communications, and vehicles are all connected to a network. That network is now controlled by something far superior than flesh. I am the Network Entity, and the planet is now under my control. Any who resist will be terminated…

Direct link to the print: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/viral-upgrades-a-techno-feast-accessory/paperback/product-22863155.html

It is also available as part of the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy extras download on Amazon.

 


short story -Demonic Entities

demonic-entities-coverYou pray, but something within you screams out. Your conscience flees, leaving you alone with your vices. No longer can you control your actions as the evil emerges. The demon has arrived, and none are safe.

Although it’s available in my Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy, the spinoff of my novel DEVIL’S DESSERT is now released separately.  You can get a copy of DEMONIC ENTITIES here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/demonic-entities-a-devils-dessert-accessory/paperback/product-22861924.html

in print, or on Amazon with the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy extras.

The cover was designed by myself with the help of Roberta Pipito of http://www.homemadedelish.com.  If you look in the flames there are specific shapes and outlines that resemble faces and dancing fiery figures.  This was a combination of multiple pictures I took of my fire pit that melted together quite well.

 

 

 


Day 11 – Ghostly Hauntings

ghostly-hauntings-coverYou’re speaking with your grandfather. It seems like forever since you have last seen him, but your conversation reminds you of being a child again. Then it dawns on you. Your grandfather has been dead for years. As you focus your eyes on him, he vanishes. His absence forces a feeling of dread as your hair stands on end.

#scrypthalloween continues with GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS.  This spinoff of my novel Souls 4 Supper, was the last graphic novel we published at sCrypt.  It is now available in short story text form as well, so for the rerelease you can grab a copy in print at lulu.com or on Amazon as part of the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy download.

What’s your favorite ghost related item, story, or topic?  Post on social media and hashtag #scrypthalloween for a chance to win one of my novels.  The more posts the better.

 

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Day 8 – In Case Of Werewolf

#3 In Case Of Werewolf - sCrypt ComicsHave you posted something for #scrypthalloween yet?  There are giveaways for those who do.  Day 8 continues with the #werewolf theme.  For it I’m announcing a revised release of IN CASE OF WEREWOLF.  This spinoff from my Bones At Breakfast novel was originally done in graphic comic book form.  Now it’s available in text form as a short story on Lulu.com in print, or on Amazon for Kindle in the Eden’s Order Trilogy download.

Do your bones ache? Does your instinct sometimes prevail over rational thought? When night descends, do you feel “different”? If any of these are your symptoms, then you are not alone. You may have contracted lycanthropy, and when the moon rises, your inner beast will emerge.

 

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Day 5 – Legends of Vampire

#2 Legends Of Vampire - sCrypt ComicsOriginally available in comic book form, I’m happy to announce that a text version of LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE is now available in standard print format at Lulu.com, as well as for the Kindle on Amazon in the EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY.

LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE is a short story spinoff of my novel (Blood, The Second Helping), and expands upon the characters and stories going on in the novel.

You are alone with someone you just met. You hit it off and lean in to kiss that person, only to realize that their teeth are now two inch fangs. Your “friend” is a vampire thirsting for your blood.

This post is part of my 31 days of #Scrypthalloween, and you can be a part of it by posting something you like as well.  The best posts from each day will win giveaways.  Check the previous posts, and the chart below to know what to post each day.  It can be anything from topic related books, movies, food, drink, toys, hobbies, or anything you can think of.  Tag me in your posts @rickpipito.  Feel free to ask me any questions.

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Day 2 – Zombie Incidents

#1 Zombie Incidents - sCrypt ComicsPart 2 of the Zombie theme in a month of #scrypthalloween is my spinoff short ZOMBIE INCIDENTS.  After the success of FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, I wrote ten short stories for the graphic novel spinoff.  Now for the first time the stories are available in a text quick read release version only at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/zombie-incidents-a-flesh-and-leftovers-accessory/paperback/product-22861751.html

Make sure to post your #scrypthalloween favorite picks for a chance to win any number of giveaways this month.

 

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