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Spells, Salt & Steel by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin

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Spells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Spells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. MartinSpells, Salt, & SteelSeason Oneby Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. MartinGenre: Comedic HorrorSpells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. MartinWhen all else fails, the ass end of a carp makes a damn fine weapon.”Your new favorite monster hunter has arrived! Bubba the Monster Hunter has
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author duo Gail Z. & Larry N. Martin!
By day, Mark Wojcik can be found elbow-deep in engine grease, making
cars and trucks safe for the highway. By night, he can be found
traipsing through the wilds of Pennsylvania, making the world safe
for humans. He’s more than just a mechanic, he’s a New Templar
Knight. He travels the backroads and byways fighting weresquonks,
ningen, selkies, ghosts, and…gnomes? Is that gnome…naked? (sigh).Season One collects the first four novellas in the Spells, Salt, & Steel series –Spells, Salt, & SteelOpen SeasonDeep TroubleClose EncountersGoodreads * Amazon

Spells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin

Once the fire burned out, I dusted off my hands and stared up at the catwalk overhead. The

clouds slid free of the moon, but I did not see any trace of Helmut’s ghostly silhouette. Cautiously, I edged out from under the water tower, ready to dive back to shelter if a shot rang out, but nothing happened, and I sighed in relief.

The galloping hoof beats echoed in the quiet night, and I looked up to see a wild-eyed, fullgrown, big as fuck bull coming right at me like a hellhound with horns.I grabbed my backpack and ran. I’d faced down wendigo and werewolves, vengeful ghosts and possessed raccoons, but right now, I was reenacting the Running of the Bulls in Bumfuck, Pennsylvania, in the middle of the night, and my money, if I were a betting man, was on the bull. I lit a cherry bomb and threw it behind me, barely slowing my pace. It exploded, and the bull made a noise between a snort and a whinny that told me it intended to have Wojcik-kabob for dinner.The fence loomed up ahead of me, and now that I looked at the cut I had used to enter, I wondered whether or not the bull could tear right through after me. I’m thirty-five, so I’ve slowed down a bit since my teenage years, but tonight, my legs ran like I was seventeen again. I threw myself at the fence like a two-strikes junkie caught with a pocket full of dime bags and scrambled up the metal links before my manly ass could get deflowered on the point of that bull’s pointy horns. As I flipped over the barbed wire at the top and shredded my jacket, I thought about how easy they make this look in the movies.Just before I could let go, the bull hit the fence full speed, catapulting me free. I might havepissed myself, just a little. Or maybe I landed in a puddle. Either way, I came down hard andlanded with an inglorious splat.

The bull stared at me with pure malice in its beady black eyes, huffing and snorting on theother side of a chain link fence that looked as delicate as lace to me right then. It backed up a few steps, and when I saw how the fence support posts had tilted after its last charge, I had visions of it chasing me all the way back to Adamsville.

Screw that. I reached for my grenade launcher, grabbed another paintball shell, and took myshot. The shell hit the chain link fence and exploded all over the bull, spraying holy salt water in its eyes and pinging it on the nose with the iron BB. I didn’t wait; I ran for all I was worth, legs pumping, chest heaving, and I didn’t stop until I collapsed next to my big, black Silverado pickup, Elvira. I damn near threw up on my boots, and I sat on the running boards until I could breathe without gasping, then I hauled my ass into the driver’s seat and spun out on the gravel, before that bull could follow.


Spells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Spells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Spells, Salt & Steel by  Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin


Gail Z. Martin
discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories
in elementary school. The first story she wrote at age five was about
a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At
age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science
fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites.

Larry N. Martin
is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is
the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and
Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and
a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury
Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the
co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack
Cauldron/Secret Council series.
The Martins have three children, a Maltese, and a Golden Retriever.Website * Newsletter* Facebook * Pinterest *Twitter * Twitter * Goodreads * Goodreads * Amazon
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