Chris Strange

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Chris Strange discovered at an early age that he was completely unsuited to life among normal human beings. After experimenting with several different career paths, he said to hell with it and went back to writing, his first love.

Chris is the author of Don’t Be a Hero and the Miles Franco series of hard-boiled urban fantasy novels, beginning with The Man Who Crossed Worlds. He writes for the daydreamers, the losers, the cynics and the temporarily insane. His stories are full of restless energy and driven by a passion for the unorthodox. He loves writing characters on the fringe of society: the drifters, the knights errant, the down-and-out.

In his spare time, Chris is an unapologetic geek, spending far too long wrapped up in sci-fi books,

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Don't Be a Hero

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Miles is back for one last adventure in the fourth and final Miles Franco urban fantasy, The Man Who Broke the World. Rest assured, he’s going out with a bang! Links are below.

As usual, the ebook is discounted for the first few days. Get in quick!

Thanks for all your support, folks. If you enjoy the book (or any other book of mine) please consider leaving a review. It really does help!


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Published on April 29, 2016 03:25
The Man Who Couldn't Be Bought The Man Who Crossed Worlds The Man Who Walked in Darkness The Man Who Lost Everything The Man Who Broke the World
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Stalker's Luck Stalker's Bounty Stalker's Exile
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The Man Who Crossed Worlds (Excerpt) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: All freelance Tunneler Miles Franco wants is a bit of freedom and a couple of bucks to rub together. So when the cops haul him downtown for illegally smuggling the natives of another dimension to Earth, he’ll take any chance he can get to stay out of the pen. And funnily enough, the cops have just the job for him. A mysterious interdimensional drug-smuggler is staking his claim on Miles’ city, and a drug war is about to kick off that will make the city look like the set of a post-apocalyptic horror movie. As a Tunneler, Miles knows all about interdimensional transport, and the cops need his help cutting off the drug lord’s supply before it reaches Earth. But it doesn’t take long playing police lapdog before Miles realizes this ain’t no ordinary drug he’s dealing with. Snooping around in gang business is a dangerous job in a city where everyone’s on the take and the gangsters play for keeps. And there are a lot of ways a nosy Tunneler can disappear. THE MAN WHO CROSSED WORLDS is a heart-pounding, stomach-kicking, noir-drenched urban fantasy novel.

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“A single soldier is nothing to anyone, but a single reporter can change the world.” John”
Chris Strange, Don't Be a Hero

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“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“And it came to me then. That we were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits. From far off they look like beautiful shooting stars, but in reality they're nothing more than prisons, where each of us is locked up alone, going nowhere. When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we'd be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.”
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

“Kumiko and I felt something for each other from the beginning. It was not one of those strong, impulsive feelings that can hit two people like an electric shock when they first meet, but something quieter and gentler, like two tiny lights traveling in tandem through a vast darkness and drawing imperceptibly closer to each other as they go. As our meetings grew more frequent, I felt not so much that I had met someone new as that I had chanced upon a dear old friend.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

“He will take no man’s money dishonestly and no man’s insolence without a due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him.

“The story is this man’s adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in.”
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Chris Strange Carolyn wrote: "Hey Chris! Thanks for friending me. And, those are some very fierce Murakami quotes you have there!!"

Thanks Carolyn! Murakami is my literary hero :)

Carolyn Crane Hey Chris! Thanks for friending me. And, those are some very fierce Murakami quotes you have there!!

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Joe Young Thanks for the friend request Chris. I love meeting new interesting people.

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Jill Thanks for being my friend on Goodreads, Chris.

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, C.R.

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Tracy Thank you for the friend request. We have similar fantasy tastes. I'll be sure to watch your ratings.

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, CR...

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