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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

☀ Intimate Journeys - SS Hampton Sr.

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Intimate Journeys, a Single Author Anthology of Erotic Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance by (, Melange Books, LLC, 217 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author SS Hampton Sr. will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other exclusive excerpts (☀).


|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || Teaser: Exclusive Excerpt || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

Synopsis

Every journey through life is an intimate journey simply because it is someone’s personal journey.

Sometimes the journey is like being alone in a small boat at the mercy of wild ocean currents, and sometimes the journey is like being part of a crew in a strong ship with billowing, wind-filled sails.


The most intimate journeys, though they are polar opposites, involve the unparalleled pleasures of sex and the inevitable unknown of death. Both are an experience unlike anything else; one is sought by everyone, while the other is avoided by everyone – for as long as they can. Sometimes these polar opposites complement each other.

However, alone or with a companion(s), ultimately all journeys through life are intimate in nature.

Rose Cliffs:
Archaeologists accidentally set free survivors of an ancient race, who require sexual sacrifices to bring back more of their kind.

The Christmas Queen:
A young man returning home for Christmas encounters a legendary succubus who wants him for her lover.

No. 55 Cherry Apple Court:
Believe it or not, sometimes within a gated community there are worse things than a home owners association.

The Whisper of Ereshkigal:
An immortal Sumerian in love with a human woman is finally discovered by pursuing goddesses determined to take him to the underworld.

Imnachar:
A frustrated incubus has a young woman cornered in a small country church, and he attempts to entice her to leave her sanctuary.

Galleria Millennia:
An unusual group of female artist-collectors descend on a city at the edge of the Rocky Mountains before Y2K.

The Samar Café:
On the eve of joining his combat ship during an interstellar war, a young sailor spends the night with a prostitute, with surprising results.

A Harsh Lesson:
A female military officer dons a haunted Waffen SS jacket and attends a costume party, where she intends to kill a Senator.

Aztec Ridge:
An Aztec goddess claims a lover from the same family line every 52 years, and now it is time for her to take a new lover.

Dawn at Khabari Crossing:

As the US combat role in Iraq ends, a middle-aged soldier faces the uncertainty of demobilization and returning to Ground Zero of the Great Recession.

Between Flagstaff and Gallup:
They say curiosity killed the cat, but what happens if it didn’t, and the cat is still alive?

The Ledger:
A married sutler, unhappily retired and in ill health, remembers the example of the love of a young 7th Cavalry trooper for an Irish laundress.

Grandpa’s Bon Qui Qui:
While deployed to Afghanistan, an older soldier in a May/December relationship must decide if the young woman really loves him, and if he really loves her.

Teaser: KCR Preview



Teaser: Exclusive Excerpt

Dawn at Khabari Crossing

      The hot night air was filled with the muffled growls and coughs of powerful engines as great beasts of war with blazing headlights journeyed south on the infamous Main Supply Route (MSR) Tampa. Crawling at a speed that was once an invitation for Improvised Explosive Devices to kill and wreak havoc, the serials of up to a dozen eight-wheeled Stryker combat vehicles was a part of much larger southbound convoys.
      The vehicles were enclosed within side-mounted slat armor that resembled a cage with thick round metal bars—the bars were meant to detonate insurgent-fired Rocket Propelled Grenades before they impacted against the vehicles. The space between the bars and the vehicle sides were filled with coils of sharp razor wire, duffel bags, combat packs, cots, traffic cones dangling from cords, bundles of camouflage netting, and even cases of bottled water and Gatorade. Some vehicles had camouflage netting propped over the weapons shields from which pointed heavy machine guns, while others were clear so as not to foul remote controlled weapons turrets.
      Viewed through night vision goggles, the serials resembled a shadowy green cluttered and heavily armed “gypsy caravan with an attitude” on the move.
      Sergeant Braddock Hollingwood sighed, flipped the goggles up, and wiped the sweat from his lined, weary face. In the moonlight, the bright headlights of the Strykers, so unusual in a combat zone, jiggled up and down as the heavy vehicles rumbled south.
      The war was over.
      [...]

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About the Author

Stan Hampton, Sr. is a full-blood Choctaw of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a divorced grandfather to 13 grandchildren, and a published author, photographer and photojournalist. He retired in 2013 from the Nevada Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant First Class; he previously served in the active duty Army, and the Army Individual Ready Reserve (mobilized for the Persian Gulf War). He enlisted in the Nevada Army National Guard in October 2004, after which he was mobilized for Federal active duty for almost three years. Hampton is a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom, with deployment to northern Kuwait and several convoy security missions into Iraq.

He has had two solo photographic exhibitions and curated a multi-media exhibit. His writings have appeared as stand-alone stories and in anthologies from Dark Opus Press, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, Melange Books, Musa Publishing, MuseItUp Publishing, Ravenous Romance, and in Horror Bound Magazine, The Harrow, and River Walk Journal, among others.

As of April 2014, after being in a 2-year Veterans Administration program for Homeless Veterans, Hampton is officially no longer a homeless Iraq War veteran.

In May 2014 he graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Photography – Commercial Photography Emphasis. He has been studying at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with in a double major in Art and English. He recently returned from spending a cold, rainy Spring 2017 semester studying at a university in southwestern France in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains.

After 16 years of desert in the American Southwest, and Southwest Asia, he still misses the Rocky Mountains, yellow aspens in the fall, running rivers, and a warm fireplace during snowy winters.

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Follow Intimate Journeys's tour at:

October 30: Lock That Door!
October 31: BooksChatter
Nov 1: The Avid Reader
Nov 2: Fabulous and Brunette
Nov 3: Books, Dreams,Life
Nov 6: Christine Young
Nov 7: The Reading Addict
Nov 8: T's Stuff
Nov 9: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance To Make Your Heart Race
Nov 10: Author Deborah A Bailey

7 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Happy Halloween :D - Thanks for sharing the great excerpt!

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  3. Good afternoon!

    First, thank you for hosting. I appreciate it. And to everyone, Happy Halloween, and welcome! I hope you appreciate your visit. And, thanks for visiting. Have a great week!

    Stan

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  4. Thank you everyone. I appreciate the comments.

    Stan

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