Carl Reader

Biography

Carl Reader trained as a journalist at Temple University and has worked as a reporter, photographer and editor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Montana. He's published short stories in literary magazines and on the Internet and has self-published a children's Christmas story called THE TWELFTH ELF OF KINDNESS.That book was partially published in Russia under the Sister Cities program. He's also self-published a novella called THE PERSECUTION OF WILLIAM PENN, which has been well-received in several libraries, including Haverford College. He's twice been represented by agents, once by a New York agent for a novel titled IN A CIRCLE OF STARS and again for a memoir by a California agent. He works as a professional photographer and freelance writer and has produced mounds of fiction that remains mostly hidden in his computer.

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Books

Resurrection In Vampire Valley
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Series: Vampire Valley, Book 2. Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 70,890. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Resurrection In Vampire Valley is the long-awaited second volume in the popular Vampire Valley series. It begins where The Hostage of Vampire Valley left off, with Maggie's lover still dead but about to be exhumed by her little brother Tommy after a year of healing resurrection in the grave. Things go wrong with the resurrection, endangering all and sending Maggie after her lover in the grave.
Leyla And The Sandmen
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Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 44,690. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
During the Iraq War, a squad of soldiers comes upon some collateral damage, a little girl dressed in a white burqa at the bottom of a blast crater. When they discover she speaks English and Arabic, they decide to take her with them on a rogue combat mission, despite the danger that presents to her and others. This book contains extreme violence and very strong language.
The Persecution of William Penn
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,090. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
The story of William Penn is one of great personal tragedy as well as courage in the face of religious persecution. In England in the seventeenth century, Penn was jailed six times for his beliefs as a Quaker, yet through his connections at court and his deep understanding, good will and intelligence, he managed to establish Pennsylvania as a free, democratic colony.
A Shadow and A Silhouette
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A Shadow and A Silhouette is a memoir of the riotous 1970s taking place at the Bucks County Playhouse in the artist's colony of New Hope, Pennsylvania. A neurotic young writer and a scurrilous young actor find they have loves and fears and ambitions in common and strike up a friendship based on imbibing, art and women. Novels are written and theater is acted out as personal failings turn ugly.
Die, Chingress, Then Love Again
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,730. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
So quirky is the future's leading genius, Mithrose, that he believes he's become an all-powerful God. That belief is bad enough, but then he reports to the Impersator, the galaxy's current tyrant and mass murderer, for a second round of torture. There's method to his madness, though, as he's found a way to revive the Chingress and deliver her to her people for the revolution to begin.
Bloody Potomac, Three Horror Novellas in One Volume
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Series: Bloody Potomac, Book 4. Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The three novellas of the Bloody Potomac series are available in this one volume at the cost of two. Tasha O'Burke, the President's vampire daughter, battles hostile vampires, werewolves and Ghouls for power, influence and survival in Washington. She always has girlfriend Cari Anne Pomegranate beside her to help, but she also has a string of intriguing male human lovers who get the worst of things
Bloody Potomac 3, Let the Children Die
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Series: Bloody Potomac, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
In the third book of the Bloody Potomac series, Tasha O'Burke, the President's vampire daughter, gives birth to a baby boy who shows great promise to grow into a powerful member of the clan. From the moment he's born, he has a lusty desire for blood, but the Washington Ghouls see him as a bargaining chip to get what they want - more and more war dead to feed their perverted appetites for corpses.
Bloody Potomac 2, My Mother Bites
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Series: Bloody Potomac, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Bloody Potomac 2, My Mother Bites is the second in the Bloody Potomac series, in which just about everybody in Washington is a vampire, werewolf or zombie - including the President. The main character, Tasha O'Burke, who is the President's daughter, returns in My Mother Bites from her role in The President's Vampire Daughter, to take on the werewolf threat in this second book of the series.
Now We Know Why You Died
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Now We Know Why You Died is a psychological crime thriller set in New York City before the Twin Towers fell. Allie Slayton, a disturbed and burnt-out private detective working by fax, phone and computer from an apartment he is afraid to death to leave, sets a trap for a psychotic criminal, Joey Narducci. Narducci turns the tables, and Slayton's nutty clan proves friends can get you killed, too.
Bloody Potomac, The President's Vampire Daughter
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Series: Bloody Potomac, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Tasha O'Burke, the President's vampire daughter, is happily hunting young congressmen with her girlfriend, Cari Anne Pomegranate, when the Speaker of the House, John Burner, pulls off a bloody coup against the her father. Cari is murdered and Tasha is hunted and hides among her friends, the bats. She has to defeat the Blood Pigs with the help of Cari, now a zombie, and a young congressman.
Elk Dreams, A Montana Memoir
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
From the day a couple moves to Montana to fulfill their fantasies of going west and becoming nature photographers in that state, a very different reality assaults them. Far from the Elk Dreams they've been living with, they find their pasts and the also legendary hostilities of the state nearly too much to bear. Everything seems to embody a bumper sticker: WELCOME TO MONTANA: NOW GO HOME.
You Won't Believe This But ...
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,050. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These short stories are about people behaving and perceiving badly ... a young man drives women out of existence when he disrobes them ... a toddler wants to stab her mother after what's she's seen in the bedroom and on TV ... a clever bartender and waitress outwit an ex-con ... a frustrated editor finally gets the man she wants ... an athlete on steroids gets away with violent justified revenge.
Three Horror Tales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
As the title suggests, this offering contains three stories of the strange and grotesque. In "His Angels He Charges With Error" a priest is determined to discover why his brother, also a priest, committed suicide. In "The Euthanasians" a unique method of disposing of the terminally ill is depicted. And in "My Father's Watch" an ancient curse attempts to avenge a horrific massacre.
D'eannuosity, A Woman Warrior's Odyssey In Iraq
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,310. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Based on the Odyssey, D'eannuosity, A Woman Warrior's Odyssey in Iraq, is the story of D'eannu Christensen, a spy dropped into Iraq two years before that conflict began. It starts ten years later when her daughter, T'Deannu, begins a search for the mother lost to her. D'eannu is released from years of slavery and comes home for revenge and slaughter. Beyond fiction, the novel is an American myth.
A Wanderer at the Dawn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,780. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A Wanderer at the Dawn is a play about the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and takes place on the day of his death. His mind destroyed by tertiary syphilis, Nietzsche is partially paralyzed and under the care of his sister. As he lays dying, the play takes place in his mind as the various characters interact with him and illuminate the life and philosophy of this great anti-Christian.
The Lovers of the Concrete Castle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,760. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
After a ghost is refused entrance to heaven he's kicked down to earth by a gigantic blue angel with the flu. He's been dead for ten years and has nowhere to go but home. Once there he discovers he can re-materialize if he wishes hard enough. Seeing his two adopted children does the trick, but they're grown and have a daughter, an albino girl who becomes one of the lovers of the concrete castle.
The Stolen Child
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,100. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Stolen Child is a novella of one day in the life of a boy in the 1950s, a day that defines his existence from then on. It begins with a kiss from a girl and ends with a devastating insight into his mother's life, a life that has veered tragically off-course after the death of a soldier in World War II. He gets to know about love, loss, death, war and tragedy all in the course of that one day.
Dubya and the Devil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,720. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
For years many wished to see a former president in Hell. With Dubya and the Devil, they have the chance. Dubya crashes into Hell with his own agenda. So powerful is he that he literally pulls Lucifer up to Heaven by the horns. There, Dubya leads the devil on a series of adventures with some of the oddest characters ever - Transparent People, Big Faces, Powder People and others. A surprise awaits.
Red Lights for Six Nights
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
Red Lights for Six Nights is a kind of Last Tango in Amsterdam set mostly in that city's famous red light district. After a devastating divorce, a middle-aged man visits the district to see if he can regain his manhood and passion by screwing as many whores as possible. The novel includes realistic descriptions of sex with prostitutes while also serving as a travelogue to the city's seamier side.
Omar and the Bomb
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,930. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Omar Urdu, an ass of a terrorist, discovers the bomb in his Infiniti SUV is a dud while on vacation in Yellowstone. He is beside himself with disappointment, thinking his chance at paradise is blown. His crazy wife Reese is no help. His crazy right-wing friends, with whom he plots a second Oklahoma City bombing, mistrust him. Osama bin Laden shows up. He certifies the bomb and the attack is on ...
In A Circle of Stars
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 124,060. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In A Circle of Stars, a novel about the aftermath of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, is told from the point of view of the Lakota Sioux who killed Custer. Sitting Bull is fearful about the revenge the army is about to take, and one day Fallen Hawk, the fictional hero who killed Custer, finds his wife dead. The mystery of her death, and the battles that follow, make for a tragic end of the Sioux.
Elias, The Twelfth Elf of Kindness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A terrified elf no bigger than a dime hides in a boy's ear to escape from the dangers of the world. Despite the boy's plea for the visitor to leave, Elias stays and slowly reveals a magical identity. A friendship grows between the two, and through a hair-raising adventure courage is restored to elf and happiness returns to the boy's life. It's a family Christmas tale with relevance all year round.
A Troll's Gold and A Crocodile on the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
When a boy from Ireland finds a little man dragging a chest of gold across a forest floor, he mistakes him for a leprechaun. He is granted wishes, but all the wishes go terribly wrong, so wrong that the two of them end up on the moon chased by a crocodile. They blast off and return to a crash landing on earth, where one comes to a sad ending and the other learns about friendship and courage.
Sam the Shad
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When his son is caught in the Delaware River, Sam, a shad, deals with Al, a human, to allow himself to be caught every year for the town's annual prize for the biggest fish. In other tales, Sam recounts his adventures in the seven seas - Al learns of Sam's love affairs and his fight with a great white shark. Fish and man go drinking, fight evil and learn the lessons of a lifelong friendship.
The Babbit Rabbit, Jr. Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Babbit Rabbit, Jr. lives alone with his mother and has to learn to be a big rabbit all by himself. In these stories, he mistakes a snake for a carrot, helps build a garden of delicious vegetables, falls in love, eats too much carrot pie and learns valuable lessons. Babbit, Jr. is just like you were when you were young.
The Golden Ass
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,570. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Helen has a face and figure that could launch a thousand ships, but a sexual disposition that could sink them all. An illness reveals to her the bland life she's been leading, and she transforms into a new raucous sexual being, a horny comedian intent on passion. A bland boyfriend, a crazy horse racing writer and her lifeless father stand in her way, as she laughs and loves her way to the grave.
Dirty Presidents and Me
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,330. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/America
Dirty Presidents and Me is a comical sexual romp through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s starring Lauralee Bramble, the official White House courtesan and nymphomaniac. After learning her trade at Woodstock, Lauralee applies her talents to servicing one president after another, from Nixon to Ford to Carter to Reagan and Clinton. It's a satirical sexual autobiography to make the Lewinsky scandal blush.
Gatsby Girls
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Gatsby Girls, a sequel to the classic novel The Great Gatsby, continues the saga of a Jazz Age dream gone wrong, that of Jay Gatsby for Daisy Buchanan. The dreamer is dead, but Daisy is unrepentant and plans an abortion before leaving her drunken, abusive husband, Tom. She enlists the help of a gangster, a drugged friend, and Nick Carraway, but her scheme fails and another deadly tragedy ensues.
The Hostage of Vampire Valley
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Series: Vampire Valley, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Forced to move to Montana with her parents' murderers, half-mad Maggie climbs the walls of her home at night, only to discover blood-spitting vampires trapped in vats on her roof. A lover helps her discover her powers, and the two brave severe attacks to save her brother and fly hordes of trapped vampires in vats through fire and smoke to imprisonment in a mountain, only to be trapped themselves.
The Last Shopkeeper
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
A spring morning in Montana is shattered when Joseph Smith emerges from his tepee and his young wife is shot dead at his feet. He races after his wife's murderer but kills Three Pigs before he finds why the man murdered his bride. He returns to Bannack, where his three other wives fall victim to the plot against Smith and where Smith and his sidekick extract a bloody, Old West-style revenge.

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