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  • Indigo Sea Press 8:00 pm on August 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    RUBICON RANCH: RILEY’S STORY — Chapter 11: Jeff and Kourtney Peterson — by J B Kohl and Eric Beetner

    Jeff stood with his back to it for a long time. He could hear the whipping of the yellow POLICE LINE tape wrapped impotently around the murder scene. When he approached he saw it but averted his eyes, not ready to take in the final resting place of his daughter. When he did turn around his eyes let loose again with tears he thought he’d used up. The desert tableau sent a shiver up his spine. The yellow frame, the broken TV, the footprints in the sand all around him like he’d missed a party.

    When he left the house that morning he wasn’t sure where he’d end up. He needed air and Rubicon offered some of the best as a lure to people in colder climes to drop everything and move south. He sucked big lungfulls of the stuff and it did little to clear his head of the swirling thoughts that plagued him since the sheriff first came to his door. His feet took him to the spot by following some father’s instinct and the casual words the Sheriff let drop about where the body had been found.

    With each passing hour he felt less like Riley’s father and more like the stranger he really was. Her real father would never have let this happen.

    All that fresh air whistled in his ears. A dark green lizard darted out from under the TV set moving in stuttering bursts. Jeff wanted to crush it, to throw rocks and tell the creature not to use that discarded set as refuge. There could be no peace there.

    He’d always told Riley she watched too much TV.

    Jeff stepped over the yellow tape with little effort, angry at the police for their lack of understanding how sacred this place had become. He touched the edge of the hollow set, feeling tiny shards of the broken picture tube. His finger ran along the rim trying to imagine his daughter’s body fitting into such a small space and at the same time willing the image away, which worked about as well as the police tape.

    Click here to read the rest of the chapter: http://rubiconranch.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/chapter-11-jeff-and-kourtney-peterson-by-j-b-kohl-and-eric-beetner/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:37 pm on August 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    RUBICON RANCH: RILEY’S STORY — Chapter 3: Jeff and Kourtney Peterson — by J B Kohl and Eric Beetner

    Jeff Peterson stood at the window in his home office, the wide expanse of desert out before him. The starkly beautiful view went unseen as he stared down at his hands, fingers working a paper clip against the cuticles of his left hand. Beads of blood grew against his nails but he did not stop.

    His daughter, his precious daughter . . . dead.

    The Rolling Stones played on the stereo. He’d put on “Brown Sugar” as a tribute to Riley. Her favorite. He’d been bound and determined to raise the girl with good taste in music. “No Wheels On The Bus” for his special one. She’d been the only nine-year-old in town who even knew what a record player looked like.

    After the song, Jeff let Mick and the boys play on, the memories rushing in. Leaving him gasping for air.

    Each day for the past nine years he’d fended off the flood of thoughts threatening to drown him. Each day he devoted himself to Riley for fear that anything less than pure, unconditional love would undermine what it took to get her.

    Now that she lay dead, a brutal act no daughter deserved, the levees broke. Nothing more held back the memories of what he had done those years ago.

    Click here to read the rest of the chapter: http://rubiconranch.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/chapter-3-jeff-and-kourtney-peterson-by-j-b-kohl-and-eric-beetner

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:36 pm on July 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    One Too Many Blows to the HeadFeatured Authors of the day: JB Kohl and Eric Beetner

    In a world of fixed fights and mob influence, Ray Ward and his brother, Rex, are two of the only clean fighters in town. With Ray in the corner and Rex in the ring they are headed for the big time . . . until that fateful night.

    Now Ray has a score to settle using a lifetime of lessons in how to fight back.

    Dean Fokoli is a detective with a new partner, an alcoholic wife, and a guilty conscience. At least the boxer on the radio who just got beat to a pulp won’t end up in his homicide file. But when the dregs of the crooked fight world start turning up dead, Fokoli is on the hunt for the killer. The chase will take him to the underbelly of the Kansas City night and hopefully keep him one step ahead of his past.

    One Too Many Blows To The Head is a razor-edged story of revenge, redemption, and what happens when you confront the ghosts of the past.

    Click here to read the first chapter of ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD: http://secondwindbooks.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/one-too-many-blows-to-the-head-by-j-b-kohl-and-eric-beetner/

     
  • Indigo Sea Press 8:31 pm on July 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Mini Interview With JB Kohl and Eric Beetner, Authors of ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD

    Second Wind: Does writing come easy for you?

    Eric Beetner: Yes. I never quite understood the people who wring their hands and struggle with writing. It’s fun to me. If it wasn’t fun, I wouldn’t do it. I was a screenwriter for years and have written sixteen feature length screenplays and a number of shorts and a few episodes of TV. Knock on wood, I’m never short of ideas. Sometimes too many.

    JB Kohl: Yes and No. I don’t struggle with the writing, I struggle with finding/making the time to write. I love writing. If it was something unpleasant, I wouldn’t do it.

     
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