This volume contains four 3 novelettes and 1 novella Each story is from the ongoing series called Twisted Tales from the Files of the Second Chance Limousine Service These same four stories are also available, individually, on for 99 each Each story is a separate tale so they don t have to be read in any sequence.The concept behind these Twisted Tales is simpleThis volume contains four 3 novelettes and 1 novella Each story is from the ongoing series called Twisted Tales from the Files of the Second Chance Limousine Service These same four stories are also available, individually, on for 99 each Each story is a separate tale so they don t have to be read in any sequence.The concept behind these Twisted Tales is simple Someone gets a second chance to right a wrong The consequences of the second chance, however, are anything but simple In each story, a person experiences some traumatic event Let s say, for example, you are this person The traumatic event might be something you did or it might be something that was done to you by someone else At some point after the traumatic event occurs, a mysterious, classic, black, 1959 Cadillac limousine arrives at a late hour The driver entices you into the back seat and the car rolls off into the night.The next you know, you suddenly find yourself back at a point in time just prior to the traumatic event with no idea how you got there You find a business card in your pocket or on the table, or on the nightstand next to your bed A Second Chance Limousine logo is on the front of the card The card has the numbers 1 through 12 printed across the top and the numbers 13 through 24 along the bottom You notice one of those numbers has a hole punched through it You flip the card over and read this This Second Chance has a time limit The numbers represent hours The number punched on this card is the amount of time you have to make things right Your time will begin automatically the moment you finish reading this This card is programmed to monitor your success or failure to complete your task This Second Chance will expire if the task is not completed within the allotted time frame Should that happen, you will immediately find yourself back in the moment of time and in the exact situation in which you were engaged just before the driver appeared at the scene Good luck Your time starts Now Suddenly, it all comes back to you At first you re puzzled This isn t possible, and yet here you are Somehow, by some strange twist of fate, you ve been given what everyone wishes for at some point in their life Now, the rest is up to you Will you succeed Or will you fail You won t know until you try and you d better hurry up The Second Chance clock is ticking.The four Twisted Tales in this volume are ATONEMENT novelette, 11,500 words A wealthy computer software entrepreneur is filled with remorse for having his wife murdered by a killer for hire.Charlie HarperHad a wife.He hired a killerTo take her life.Remorseful nowAnd all aloneTo save his soulHe must atone.To his surpriseIn a drunken tranceCharlie is offeredA Second Chance.Will he succeed Or will he fail You ll have to readThis twisted tale.Wanna take a ride A BITE OUT OF TIME novelette, 7,500 words An up and coming rock star finds himself smitten and bitten and not at all pleased to discover he s now a vampire His Second Chance becomes a tale of revenge.1ST AVENUE ANNIE novelette, 10,000 words A wanna be actress, with a life full of baggage, finally gets a shot at the big time The stage is set, the curtain is about to go up, the audience is buzzing with anticipation What could possibly go wrong To be an actressWas her desireBut her life was stuckin muck and mire.Then one dayBy chance or fateShe got the callAnd none too late.Now after allThese days and nightsAt last her nameWas up in lights.Then envy raisedIts ugly headAnd Annie s dreamWas all but dead.Now she s outOn darkened streetsTurning tricksOn dirty sheets.But a second chanceCould reverse her roleAnd light up her darkAnd defeated soul.Will she succeed Or will she fail It s all revealedIn this twisted tale.Wanna take a ride THE GOOD LIBRARIAN novella, 21,500 words The tiny, rural town of Higginsville has a rather unusual library Perhaps even unusual than the library is the head librarian, Ms Beatrice Busby Beatrice Busby,Prim and proper,Would save the worldAnd who could stop her With God AlmightyBy her side,That ever faithfulLoving Guide.But a Gypsy womanRings her bellAnd Beatrice fearsShe s come from Hell.One book, two books,No, not three,Could save the worldAnd set us free.Or so the GypsyWoman claims,But will it allGo up in flames A second chanceThis fateful nightIs what Beatrice needsTo make things right.Will she succeed Or will she fail You ll have to readThis twisted tale.Wanna take a ride In addition to these four tales, the reader will also find the first 12 chapters of the author s full length novel, Ash Return Of The Beast , a modern day paranormal crime chiller.
WANNA TAKE A RIDE Twisted Tales From The Files Of The Second Chance Limousine Service This volume contains four novelettes and novella Each story is from the ongoing series called Twisted Tales from the Files of the Second Chance Limousine Service These same four stories are also a
I really liked the concept behind this book. How many of us have ever wondered what it would be like to have a second chance to make something right that went horribly wrong in our lives? In Wanna Take a Ride, Tenuta's stories show that having a second chance does not always produce happy results. The twists in the stories made them fun and unpredictable. As in most anthologies or collections, there were some tales I liked better than others. My favorite was First Avenue Annie, however, I must s [...]
Overall, I did enjoy this piece quite a bit. I think the best way to rate this would be to rate each one individually and do an average of the four.Atonement: 10 years ago, Charlie Harper had his wife killed on the suspicion that she was cheating on him. But, he never knew for sure and the guilt has killed him all of these years. Now, that he has a second chance, will he save her? Or, will he find out the answer to the question that has been plaguing him all of these years.-This story was amazin [...]
A very interesting take on a question we have all asked ourselves - if we had a chance to change one moment in our lives, what would it be and what would be the consequences? Would undoing a wrong word, bad decision, or chance encounter alter life for the better? Gary Val Tenuta adroitly addresses that question with four tales - excuse me four twisted tales - four spellbinding tales - of second chances taken.Sometimes it's best to be happy with the cards you were dealt. Definitely looking forwar [...]
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review for LoP. They are 3 novelettes and 1 novella. On the novelettes they get second chances on what they did wrong in their life. I like the stories they were interesting. The novella is very good. It's about the black magic and how someone is killing preachers. I highly recommend this book.