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THE STARTER is the sequel to THE ROOKIE, a hard-hitting, bone-crunching YA sports/scifi novel described as “Any Given Sunday” meets “The Godfather” meets “Star Wars.”

It’s high-stakes, win-or-die football action in the far future, as aliens and humans fill positions based on physiology and leave their blood, sweat and tears on gridirons across the galaxy.

Last season, 19-year-old rookie quarterback Quentin Barnes overcame his racism and unified his team. He led the Ionath Krakens to a lower-tier championship, a championship that earns them promotion into the meat grinder known as “Tier One.”

Now, he and the Krakens have to compete against the greatest football teams ever assembled and do far more than just survive each game. As he rebuilds the team in his own image, Quentin’s quest for a Tier One championship begins in THE STARTER.

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Comments

  1. Carnie

     Very nice, man sooo much

     Very nice, man sooo much has happened while I was away!

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    Does someone go into the park and, uh… lift up the dinosaurs’ skirts?

  2. phantom_reverie

    Thank you!!

    All of the pictures are amazing, but you also captured some really amazing ones of Maeve that I just adore!

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  3. Belladonna420

    Thank you so much

    for taking such fantastic pics, Bruce!  Almost the next best thing to being there.  Now, where are the videos?!

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  4. GJ

    I loved all of the profile pics

    with the junkie smiliey faces! Brilliant work. I’m going to start saving for VEGAS BABY!

    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  5. athanas

    Oh, I TOTALLY get where you’re going…giggity.

    One huge bear hug, comin’ up!
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  6. phantom_reverie

    Tell me how I can make it up to you!

    Let’s..uh…just try and keep the body count down a little more this time though, ok?  The cops were all over me after last time and I don’t think that whole xenotransplantation defense will work a second time.  Embarassed

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  7. phantom_reverie

    We can take them one at a time

    Or all at once!  One day all will fall to the gutter!!

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  8. phantom_reverie

    Is there any other kind?

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  9. Belladonna420

    Is it just me

    or is this thread fast becoming S&N 2??  Tongue out

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  10. phantom_reverie

    Oh, how I long for the days of yore…

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  11. exotiKali

    Poupon?

    [flickr-photo:id=4722743287,size=m] DragonLady of DØØM & Co-Founder of Gutter Sistren

  12. Belladonna420

    Why not just get

    two more just like him and we can each have our own?!

    So… about that fan-fic???  Wink

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  13. exotiKali

    I’m up for a fan fiction 3-some!

    Do you want me to be the naughty schoolgirl again?

    [flickr-photo:id=4722743287,size=m] DragonLady of DØØM & Co-Founder of Gutter Sistren

  14. exotiKali

    I don’t divorce my spouses.

    I just separate them. :-)

    [flickr-photo:id=4722743287,size=m] DragonLady of DØØM & Co-Founder of Gutter Sistren

  15. athanas

    Well….yeah.

    I can’t really comment for Plan B as my ancestoral roots don’t allow me to stop after only one.
    The vikings had a thing for drinking lots, then fucking shit up…followed by more drinking.
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  16. phantom_reverie

    I say nay! =D

    And there were no horse references intended or otherwise in that!

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  17. athanas

    Is it wrong of me

    that the first time I read through this, I assumed the last three words were actually *fap* *fap* *fap* before I actually read them?
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  18. phantom_reverie

    Good plan!

    Although to compensate me for my feelings of abandonment we may need to up the stakes from a simple hug.  Wink

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  19. phantom_reverie

    I’m all for Choice A

    As for Choice B – what fun is that???

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  20. phantom_reverie

    I’m not sure why…

    But that suddenly made me think Bella/Kali/Phantom fanfic….  Truly in the fictional realm.  Bella can have that guys stomach – I’m claiming the rest of him! 

    Of course, I suspect Kali has since divorced me for neglect.  Cry  I keep expecting papers in the mail.  Or body parts.

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  21. athanas

    Ways for the next day not to suck:

    All before bedtime:

    1.) Pound some water.
    2.) If you thought ahead, pound a bottle of sports drink.
    3.) Pop some multis.
    4.) a quick snack
    5.) MORE WATER.

    In the AM:

    1.) Energy drink
    2.) Another bottle of sports drink.

    Or, you know, be smart enough not to drink that damn much in the first place (still trying to learn that one, though).
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  22. athanas

    Indeed!

    I was hoping to catch you before we left, but sadly, we had to bail early.  Next time, though, for sure.

    And we’ll make Bella buy. Wink
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  23. Gmork

    *picks up shreds*

    Just because it can’t happen in real life doesn’t mean there isn’t good fan fic to be written!!!

    *tape* *tape* *tape*

  24. athanas

    **shreds Phantom/Bella girl-girl fanfic**

    Dagnabbit.
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  25. athanas

    his torso looks like a gray.

    **insert probing joke here just to beat you all to the punch**
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  26. Belladonna420

    I love you too Phantom,

    but I would also prefer someone of the male persuasion.  Someone that looks a lot like this, preferably!  I likey muscles!!!  Wink

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  27. phantom_reverie

    Now, don’t take this wrong Bells

    But I for one am looking for someone more decidedly…well…male to go to bed with after said 12 shots of tequila (provided I’ve lived through the experience!).  I love you and all, but it just can’t be! Tongue out

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  28. phantom_reverie

    I agree

    As long as I’m good with the water and don’t mix (anything apart from beer and shots that is) I don’t get sick.

    I get hella lusty and amorous though, let me tell you!  And despite the myths I had heard about alcohol and performance…my ex had no trouble no matter the amount of tequila!  We done christened his whole house this one time when….  Well, you get the idea! Wink

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  29. Belladonna420

    Believe it or not,

    I usually don’t puke as long as I’m not drinking on an empty stomach and am hydrating myself with something other than alcobooze.  Walking, talking and generally staying conscious might be a problem though…  Wink

    Oh, and it has to be good tequila, like Patron or Cazadores. NO, NO, NO JOSE!!!

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  30. Beth_Ailis

    And have a bucket nearby

    just in case…
    [flickr-photo:id=5069365035, size=m] [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

  31. Belladonna420

    After 12 shots of tequila,

    somebody’s gonna have to take me to bed!  Tongue out

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  32. phantom_reverie

    Oooh!

    And who are we sleeping with?  Any volunteers?  Kiss

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  33. Belladonna420

    Nine tequila, ten tequila

    eleven tequila… *snore*

    Tongue out

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  34. Twowire

    I would love to

    Take a few lessons about photography from Bruce. I’m always in awe of his photography skills  :)

    [flickr-photo:id=3718433600,size=m]
    KISS’d by Sigler. Honored recipient of the 2009 “Iron Man” Award.
    Funky Name Brotha, Gutter Brethren & Pusher Thrice Over!

  35. phantom_reverie

    Oh yeah!

    Five tequila, six tequila, seven tequila, FLOOR!!  Foot in mouth

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  36. Junkie_of_Tomorrow

    I love seeing all these pictures!

    BTW – I’m the cute blonde sitting with phantom_reverie.  Kiss

  37. Belladonna420

    THE tequila shot?!

    If I’m there (which I fully intend to be), I can assure you that more than ONE tequila shot will be had!

    One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, MORE!!!  Wink

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  38. phantom_reverie

    Next Siglerfest

    Anyone else can’t wait until the next Siglerfest?  Don’t think I’ll forget the huge hug Voodoo and Athanas owe me!!  Not to mention the tequila shot for Belladonna that I fully expect her to be present for!

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  39. phantom_reverie

    Awesome pictures of an Awesome event!

    Maeve and I had such a wonderful time!  It was such an experience to get to meet all those awesome junkies in person.  I especially want to thank Scott, A and all the Junkies for making Maeve feel so welcome and so much like part of the family.  She had been a little apprehensive before going, but she couldn’t have had more fun!  She’s already asking when we get to do it again!!

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  40. DEAD_SILVER_EAGLE_BAYL06

    SPEECH! SPEECH! SPEECH!

    I just would like to say you look prepared to address a full crowd of junkies in St. Peter’s Square and lead us all to Victory!

  41. Scott

    We’ll get more non-Facebook pics up soon

    Bruce uploaded his photos to Facebook. When more are uploaded to Flickr (for which you don’t need an account to view them), we will post those as well. Sorry!

  42. athanas

    Yeah, I’m in the same boat.

    It might indeed be a case where one has to have a facebook account to view them.
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  43. Trstno1192

    I get nothing :(

    I Get A FACEBOOK ERROR? ….. Do I need to have a FACEBOOK account to view them? If so i am screwed…. I don’t have one, and don’t plan on getting one.

  44. infected_once

    looked like fun!

    at least there were pics from my b-day that didn’t have me puking!
    Molly McButters is my Homeboy!

  45. Belladonna420

    Hehe!

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  46. Nemesis0

    Pope Siglericus

    Was the best. I wish i  could have been there to see that in person. Nice hat by the way.

  47. JP

    Wow!

    Bruce, thanks for taking these–they’re awesomesauce!

     

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  48. archetekt

    Thanks for shareing Whoop-ass SiglerFest photos !!

    Sorry ccouldn’t be there.

    Which is it? Pope or Dark Overlord? Isn’t there a pentalty for impersonating a pope?

     

    You think things are rough in the GFL? Try being a dwarf in turtle armor riding a 7 ton t-Rex into a death match.

  49. exotiKali

    Absolutely beautiful photos

    And I’m not just talking about Cooley in A’s feathered boa.  

    [flickr-photo:id=4722743287,size=m] DragonLady of DØØM & Co-Founder of Gutter Sistren

  50. deltrimental

    Kali must be TINY

    She makes Scott look like regular, full-sized people! *ducks* :p

    [flickr-photo:id=4730034487,size=m] ~S&N Bouncer and Official Hitwoman for the Gutter Sistren~
    That Australian bitch with the stupid accent and all the subtlety of a splatterfart

  51. BigJohn

    Agreed!

     

    Those pics are fantastic.

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  52. Shadygirl

    Bruce!

    Excellent pics! You have awesome skills. These pics are amazing.

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