The Bitten


I was born in the ghetto of the British Common Wealth. Dwelt in trash, ate brown banana peels, and fought rats for plate scrapings. Rain was my only source of water. Thank God it rained daily. I learned to run before I could walk. That was how we lived, survive or die. Became a sailor I did and sailed the oceans. Then I lost me leg, and discovered the truth about them, those demons of the dark who dwell in the blackness. I killed to live, and now I live to kill.

The bright ball of fire in the sky brings me warmth and hope. Those who pursued me stay below and I stay here out in the open. They will not come out in the direct daylight, nor will they track me until nightfall. Then, they will come. Oh, they will come alright…I keep on fighting, because once bitten you change. And the change makes you one of them.

With staff in hand, I go.

With hope and fire in my heart, I fight,

With desire to live, I stand.

If you want to survive, hear this, listen and learn my friend, read the stories within these covers and you to will live to tell the tale of your own. If ye fail to read we shall never meet again. Once you are bitten, you are gone. My name is Nigel Drake, and my story is in there too. The Traveler I was, and now I’m the hunted.

Bitten … an anthology of Vampire and Werewolf stories by thirty outstanding authors … launching soon.


Loose an arm, a leg, even an eye…we can repair you…sure, we have technology!

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Transplant [Kindle Edition]

Four interns at NYC’s Bellevue Hospital are being indicted by a grand jury for kidnapping, mayhem and murder in an underground laboratory in East Harlem. Detectives Tommy Jackson and Orrin Rampersad are in a race against time in developing the DA’s case before the trial date. The mad doctors are alleging that a mysterious Dr. Cyclops is the one who masterminded the operation. All evidence points to gang leader Django Tamsulosin as having abducted the victims for the organ and bionic limb transplants. Yet neither the suspects nor the victims are providing any substantial testimony, leading the detectives to believe that a cover-up conspiracy exists. Is Dr. Adam Rauch planning to sacrifice himself in exchange for the freedom of his childhood friends? Or are the victims refusing to testify in anticipation of a payback scheme that will settle accounts once and for all? Tommy and Orrin are desperate for answers, trying to learn the true secret of Dr. Cyclops and bring the perpetrators of the horrific crimes to justice.

“Transplant is reminiscent of a modern-day Frankenstein; experimental medicine gone horribly wrong, creating monsters. With scientific developments as they are today, and questionable ethics the novel is entirely believable, and made of our nightmares.” …Elle Klass

“The suspense and surprises are revealed as these connections unfold, will keep you guessing not only whodunit but how justice will be served, right up until the last heart-stopping page..” …Marcha Fox

“This novel, with its great writing and characters, shows an example of where we as a society are headed by letting the medical profession do whatever they want in the name of progress.” …P.S. Winn









by Cleve Sylcox

In the turbulence,

I do see,

A reckoning,

As I bleed,



In human form,

Cast aside,

He did warn,


Wind of change,

It do harm,

Tears apart,

Cold not warm,


Gather not,

In times like these,

Run and dwell,

Silence of pleas,


Deaf is the judge,

Loud is the reaper,

Hold your hands,

Hate grows deeper.


Love of life,

Love of time,

Gone to dwell,

In sin and crime,


Time of past,

Still lingers on,

In his mind,

It has never gone.