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Set in the Vinestead Universe and brimming with twists and clever one-liners, Hybrid Mechanics is another irresistible mash-up of technology, mystery, gunplay, and subtle sexual tension from Science Fiction author Daniel Verastiqui.

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Just Mention My Name

I wouldn't be known the world over as a master of the dystopian cyber-thriller novel if it weren't for the support of my friends. Every click, like, comment, and share they make on my spammy social media posts directly translates to sales, success...

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So Your Parent Watches Fox News

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From Xronixle Cipher dens sprang up in the large office buildings, taking advantage of the networking infrastructure already built in. They usually operated in teams of five or six, spending all of their time locked together in a converted meeting...

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