1 + 2: This Is Only The Beginning

Kristie Lynn Higgins
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A doom was looming over the planet, a great darkness that could bring about the Closing of Days. Two women would be brought together... One was a legal assassin or Life Closer known as the Phoenix and the other was an experiment known as the Pandora Project who would either bring about a Twilight that would be the first rays of dawn or a Twilight that would usher in the darkness forever. Follow these women as their paths cross.

The Shades of Gray series follows the adventures of Kat and Kim. Start by reading the first book of this serial series #1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness and be introduced to this world of danger and mystery and as an extra bonus "NOW" enjoy the complete second book #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love. 

**Shades of Gray #1 Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness

Noir was a mega-city plagued by a sun blocking mass called Dry Clouds that had mysteriously appeared three decades earlier. The Dry Clouds covered half the planet and forced those living under them to exist in endless night. On this world, corporations were in charge and breaking your contract with them could mean the termination of your life.

Kimberly Griffin, a Life Closer (legal assassin) existed in a world of death. She Closed people for a living. It was a lonely demeaning existence, though she wouldn't admit it. There was nothing to drive her in the bleak reality until one day she ran into Kat.

Kat, also known as the Pandora Project, was hunted by bio-mechas called Un-Men. She was an experiment of the Sphinx Corporation, and they were testing her to see if she could be the ultimate weapon. Kat refused to be a killer and tried to discover the truth behind her existence. Could she be a new form of bio-mecha?

Kim discovered someone close to her had been murdered. Is Kat the key to finding out who did it? Or will her association with Kat only cause her more grief?

Pandora of ancient times opened a box and let all good escape. Would Pandora be the hope the planet needed? Or would she destroy the world?

**Shades of Gray #2 From Moscow, With Love bonus first half included.

Worlds collide . . .
A shaky partnership . . .

In the second book of the Shades of Gray series, Kat found herself teamed up with Kim. Together they searched for clues to their past. Their partnership stood on shaky ground though. Kim, a Life Closer (legal assassin) known as the Phoenix, needed Kat for the moment, to help in her search for her mother's murder. Once Kim no longer needed Kat, would the Phoenix go through with eliminating her for knowing she's a Life Closer?

A haunting melody . . .
A forgotten time . . .

Kat had discovered little about her past. Over a year ago, she woke to a world of endless night and had no memory of who she was. A music box, a letter, and a gun were her only clues. Kat discovered the melody the music box plays, put her in a trance and healed her body of any injures. Why? She didn't't know.

Betrayal . . .
A desperate fight . . .

Voice, the one who regulated the Phoenix, had sent the Raven and the Wolf to Close her. Why? Kim didn't't know, only that she must eliminate the two Life Closers before they terminated her.

Deception . . .
The two women collide again . . .

Kat was caught up in the struggle as the Raven and the Wolf were also hired to Close the sister of someone dear to her. Now she must protect the sister and Kim, but the Phoenix was hiding a dark secret that put the sister in an even deadlier predicament. What was Kim hiding?

I will protect them all . . .
No one will die today . . .

Could Kat and Kim defeat the two Closers? Could Kat keep the promise to herself that no one else would die? What would happen in the end when Kat discovered the Phoenix's secret?

**Shades of Gray**
(science fiction action adventure mystery thriller series)
1. Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness
2. From Moscow, With Love
3. Cerberus Versus Pandora
4. Sisters
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 Amazing is a collection of two flash fiction stories highlighting tiny scenes from the Monster of Monsters series inspired by some of Universal Classic Monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man, the Mummy, and the Wolf Man and other classic movies like the Spider Woman, Earth vs The Spider, Eight Legged Freaks, the Spider, Tarantula, Arachnid, and Arachnophobia. The Monster of Monsters series center around a demented game that has been going on for centuries. No one has ever won the game but that's about to change as someone new enters the game and not by accident. Check out more about the series by going to Monster of Monsters #1 Part One: Mortem's Opening and read it for free.
Amazing includes the following stories.

1. Monster of Monsters: The Start Of Opening
Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 340 words
This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction series shows Controller talking with Yellow Dragon, one of the Coaches, before a demented game is about to start.

2. Monster of Monsters: The Vampire Coach
Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 350 words
This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction series is a peek into the world of Monster of Monsters and shows Controller talking with Green Serpent, one of the Coaches, before a demented game is about to start.

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My novels, novellas, short stories, and flash fiction range from science fiction, fantasy, action-adventure, horror with elements of mystery, thriller, suspense, dark fantasy, gothic, a mix of fairy tales, legends, and epic fantasy. Explore my worlds of magic, tech, werewolf, sword and sorcery, killer robots, UFO, witches, dragon baby, undead, demented games, vampires, villains, flying saucers, post-apocalyptic, dungeons and dragons, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, assassins, monsters, androids, leviathan, dystopian adventure, aliens, curse of the mummy, mutants, warlocks, dragon riders, sorcerer, superheroes, dystopia society, zombies, mutant creatures, warriors, sorceress, apocalyptic adventures, Pharaoh king, mad scientist, etc.
 10th Anniversary Edition:
The Shades Of Gray Series follows the adventures of Kat, a woman with no memory of her past who is called the Pandora Project by those who hunt her, and Kim, a woman leading the life of a legal assassin called a Life Closer. The apocalyptic world they live in is plagued by clouds called Dry Clouds that prevent the sun from shining down on the land, making all who live in Noir forced to live in endless night. Start this dystopian series for free by reading #1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness and #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love.

Kat searches for clues to her past while androids called Un-Men and human bounty hunters try to kill her, and Kim searches for who murdered her mother. The two women's paths collide, and they form a shaky partnership to unravel the mysteries that haunt their lives and they try to protect one another from those who do not wish for them to discover the truth.

Everyone's soul is marked by a color. Which shade of gray will they hold to?

10th Anniversary: Shades of Gray #4 Sisters:

A truth?
Or a lie?

Has something from Kat's (the Pandora Project's) past been revealed only to be taken back? What would she do to hang on to a sliver of hope? How far would Kat go to have what she truly wants?

Two stand in the balance...
But only one can be...

Kimberly Griffin (the Phoenix) is torn between what she wishes to be true and what she fears she will discover. What will she do when she discovers the truth?

A new Life Closer...
A call for a Life Closing...

The Phoenix's head has been put on the chopping block. While she searches for the truth, can she avoid her own assassination? Or will the Life Closer (the Doctor) diagnose her death?

**Shades of Gray Series** Science Fiction Action Adventure Mystery Thriller Series

(STARTING POINT QUADRILOGY)
#1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness "Free"
#2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love "Free"
#3 Shades of Gray: Cerberus Versus Pandora
#4 Shades of Gray: Sisters
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The Shades of Gray series follows the adventures of Kat and Kim. Start by reading the first book of this serial series and be introduced to this world of danger and mystery. When you are done also read the next story #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love for "FREE".

Noir was a mega-city plagued by a sun blocking mass called Dry Clouds that had mysteriously appeared three decades earlier. The Dry Clouds covered half the planet and forced those living under them to exist in endless night. On this world, corporations were in charge and breaking your contract with them could mean the termination of your life.

Kimberly Griffin, a Life Closer (legal assassin) existed in a world of death. She Closed people for a living. It was a lonely demeaning existence, though she wouldn't admit it. There was nothing to drive her in the bleak reality until one day she ran into Kat.

Kat, also known as the Pandora Project, was hunted by bio-mechas called Un-Men. She was an experiment of the Sphinx Corporation, and they were testing her to see if she could be the ultimate weapon. Kat refused to be a killer and tried to discover the truth behind her existence. Could she be a new form of bio-mecha?

Kim discovered someone close to her had been murdered. Is Kat the key to finding out who did it? Or will her association with Kat only cause her more grief?

Pandora of ancient times opened a box and let all good escape. Would Pandora be the hope the planet needed? Or would she destroy the world?

**Shades of Gray Series**
1. Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness
2. From Moscow, With Love
3. Cerberus Versus Pandora
4. Sisters 
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Twilight... it is either the first rays of dawn or the last glimpse of light before night falls. The Pandora Project will bring Twilight to a world on the brink of doom, but which Twilight will she bring?

Take a bite out of this science fiction action adventure mystery thriller series by reading the short story teaser plus the first two novels. Three ebooks in all.

A doom was looming over the planet, a great darkness that could bring about the Closing of Days. Two women would be brought together... One was a legal assassin or Life Closer known as the Phoenix and the other was an experiment known as the Pandora Project who would either bring about a Twilight that would be the first rays of dawn or a Twilight that would usher in the darkness forever. Follow these women as their paths cross.

1. Aadea's Reawakening #0 Shades of Gray

This prequel focuses on the darkness that has stricken those who live within the city of Noir. It's a darkness that will doom the planet if it isn't stopped. A brave soul decides they can't be a bystander any longer and sets a plan into motion that will forever change the world.

2. Shades of Gray #1 Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness

Noir was a mega-city plagued by a sun blocking mass called Dry Clouds that had mysteriously appeared three decades earlier. The Dry Clouds covered half the planet and forced those living under them to exist in endless night. On this world, corporations were in charge and breaking your contract with them could mean the termination of your life.

Kimberly Griffin, a Life Closer (legal assassin) existed in a world of death. She Closed people for a living. It was a lonely demeaning existence, though she wouldn't admit it. There was nothing to drive her in the bleak reality until one day she ran into Kat.

Kat, also known as the Pandora Project, was hunted by bio-mechas called Un-Men. She was an experiment of the Sphinx Corporation, and they were testing her to see if she could be the ultimate weapon. Kat refused to be a killer and tried to discover the truth behind her existence. Could she be a new form of bio-mecha?

Kim discovered someone close to her had been murdered. Is Kat the key to finding out who did it? Or will her association with Kat only cause her more grief?

Pandora of ancient times opened a box and let all good escape. Would Pandora be the hope the planet needed? Or would she destroy the world?

3. Shades of Gray #2 From Moscow, With Love
Worlds collide...
A shaky partnership...

In the second book of the Shades of Gray series, Kat found herself teamed up with Kim. Together they searched for clues to their past. Their partnership stood on shaky ground though. Kim, a Life Closer (legal assassin) known as the Phoenix, needed Kat for the moment, to help in her search for her mother's murder. Once Kim no longer needed Kat, would the Phoenix go through with eliminating her for knowing she's a Life Closer?

A haunting melody...
A forgotten time...

Kat had discovered little about her past. Over a year ago, she woke to a world of endless night and had no memory of who she was. A music box, a letter, and a gun were her only clues. Kat discovered the melody the music box plays, puts her in a trance and heals her body of any injuries.

Betrayal...
A desperate fight...

Voice, the one who regulated the Phoenix, had sent the Raven and the Wolf to Close her. Kim must eliminate the two Life Closers before they terminate her.

Deception...
The two women collide again...

Kat was caught up in the struggle as the Raven and the Wolf were also hired to Close the sister of someone dear to her. Now she must protect the sister and Kim, but the Phoenix was hiding a dark secret that put the sister in an even deadlier predicament. What was Kim hiding?

I will protect them all...
No one will die today...

Could Kat defeat the two Closers and keep the promise to herself that no one else would die?
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