As the owner of the Garden Lounge and the time-traveling jukebox, Stout faces a critical decision when the love of his life comes to visit him and the regulars of the Garden. Many lives hang in the balance, including his, and the future of the Garden Lounge. And only a trip through the jukebox might save everything.
Beach Slapped, is a mystery novel in the tradition of Carl Hiaasen. Focusing on the just-off-of-center residents of Surfland, a half-fictional city of 10,000 people on the wet and weird coast of Oregon, the adventure isn't just about getting the bad guy, it's about the lovable lunatics met along the way.
From best-selling author Barton Grover Howe comes the second installment in his Surfland adventures... Wild-mannered part-time reporter Jackson Poe doubts the idea of hot fun in the summertime - largely because the third attempt on his life in as many days left him coated in steaming mammal blubber. And that's just his work. On the personal front, Poe's nudist friend caught crabs (two pounds), a narcoleptic dog keeps shedding in his convertible, and his favorite coffee shop hovers on the verge of closing.
A bar, five friends, and a very special jukebox that lets you time travel back to a memory for the length of the song. What could go wrong with giving such a special trip and the gift of a second chance to each of your closest friends?
When Stout watches himself appear and dissappear a bunch of times right in front of his own jukebox, he knows his time machine needs some repairs. And in doing so, he finally gets to meet the inventors of the jukebox. But first he must deal with himself, in more ways than one.
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had made a different decision? A bar napkin with a strange saying and a dragon gives Richard Cone just that: a second chance. Bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to his popular Jukebox series with the origin story of the new owner of the Garden Lounge.
Stout, the owner of the Garden Lounge always thought he could control the time machine disguised as a jukebox by keeping it unplugged. Then one day the jukebox started up without power and a visitor from the future asked a very important favor. A favor that would not only save lives, but maybe everyone.
Sometimes very special friends, even friends you can't remember, give you a chance to change your past by following the memory of a special song. Should you take the special Christmas gift, take the trip, and change your own history? Or maybe take a look at tomorrow and change that instead.
Shoeless Joe Jackson made a mistake and was banned from baseball for life. Sometimes, in the Garden Lounge, the special jukebox lets a customer go back in time to a mistake and fix it. Shoeless Joe never had a chance to let the jukebox help him fix his mistake, but instead it allowed Shoeless Joe to do something even more important: Help a child become a better adult. Black Betsy first appeared in the anthology Alternate Outlaws from TOR Books edited by Mike Resnick.
Sometimes the special jukebox in the Garden Lounge does more than take a person back to a memory. Sometimes it brings a memory to the bar. And when that memory is of a murder, Stout and the rest have to risk their lives to do the right thing. A special jukebox story from best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
The special jukebox inside the Garden Lounge takes a listener back through time to the memory from a song. But sometimes that memory can be deadly for the timetraveler. And time-loops do exist, even in the Garden Lounge. A twisted-through-time love story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than one hundred popular novels and hundreds of published short stories.
The protagonist wakes up from a dream. His hotel room - European and sparse - is littered with his effects. The dream refuses to fade away.... Images of war, murder, the hatred of his friends back home haunt him and skew his interactions with the world. This story looks at one man's adaptation to life without war.
Joe, a soldier, meets a woman while on a deployment in Iraq. At first it's strictly business. Soon, he develops feelings for her. Of course he's not allowed to mix business with pleasure, but he does so anyway.
Then one day his boss claims Joe's woman has betrayed him, his country. That he needs to teach her a lesson. Caught between doing his job and his heart, Joe must dig deeper than he ever has before.