Jealous of Who(m)?

Origin Story by Bill Alive contains stories about Mark Falcon, Akina, and the Condo Killer, all characters which either appear or are mentioned in another Bill Alive book, Murder Feels Awful, reviewed here https://ron877.com/2018/10/27/murderously-funny/ The author recommends that this prequel novella be read after Murder Feels Awful. For me, this means I don’t really appreciate the meaning of the word prequel. Or it means that author Bill Alive writes in any fashion he desires; this is also a possibility. This novella is done in the form of Pete, good friend and sometime protector of Mark, doing an interview with Mark about events that happened prior to events in Murder Feels Awful.

Back in the days before Pete met Mark, the tremendously bored Mark was working an 8 to 5 job and living in a condo with computer geek friend Zack in the D. C. area. Akina was Mark’s super hot girlfriend who lived in the same condo but in a different apartment and on a different floor. Mark wanted Akina to move in with him but there were a few problems. Firstly, he hadn’t yet won Akina’s acceptance. Secondly, there would have to be some adjustments. Where would Zack live? Finally, there seemed to be something going on in Akina’s mind that Mark was just beginning to be aware of. Mark had not developed his empath skills. He had only recently become aware that he was in a default shielding stage. He was not aware that he was shielding himself from the emotions, feelings, and thoughts of others. With awareness, Mark contemplated lowering shields and consciously trying to discover at least Akina’s secret.

Mark was jealous of everyone who received attention from Akina, especially men. Akina seemed to be holding back something and Mark (naturally?) assumed it was another guy. Akina and Mark had been in a relationship for almost four years but this recent reticence from Akina was something new. It probably had nothing to do with the recent spate of murders. It seemed people were being attacked or killed almost every day. And then came the day Mark was attacked. Readers know that Mark didn’t die; we wouldn’t have had the next book and this interview would not have taken place. After the attack, while recovering in a hospital during a visit from Akina, Mark found out Akina’s secret.

It wasn’t another guy. It was worse. Read this short (free) novella to find out. According to Bill Alive, this novella is only available to those on the author’s newsletter mailing list. That may change in the future so why not read it (for free) now? I would give this four Amazon stars if it were available for review. Another novel in the Empath Detective Mystery series, Murder Feels Bad, resides on my TBR shelf. I will read it when I get back in the mood to read entertaining quirky humor in a mystery novel.

Origin Story by Bill Alive contains stories about Mark Falcon, Akina, and the Condo Killer, all characters which either appear or are mentioned in another Bill Alive book, Murder Feels Awful, reviewed here https://ron877.com/2018/10/27/murderously-funny/ The author recommends that this prequel novella be read after Murder Feels Awful. For me, this means I don’t really appreciate the meaning of the word prequel. Or it means that author Bill Alive writes in any fashion he desires; this is also a possibility. This novella is done in the form of Pete, good friend and sometime protector of Mark, doing an interview with Mark about events that happened prior to events in Murder Feels Awful.

Back in the days before Pete met Mark, the tremendously bored Mark was working an 8 to 5 job and living in a condo with computer geek friend Zack in the D. C. area. Akina was Mark’s super hot girlfriend who lived in the same condo but in a different apartment and on a different floor. Mark wanted Akina to move in with him but there were a few problems. Firstly, he hadn’t yet won Akina’s acceptance. Secondly, there would have to be some adjustments. Where would Zack live? Finally, there seemed to be something going on in Akina’s mind that Mark was just beginning to be aware of. Mark had not developed his empath skills. He had only recently become aware that he was in a default shielding stage. He was not aware that he was shielding himself from the emotions, feelings, and thoughts of others. With awareness, Mark contemplated lowering shields and consciously trying to discover at least Akina’s secret.

Mark was jealous of everyone who received attention from Akina, especially men. Akina seemed to be holding back something and Mark (naturally?) assumed it was another guy. Akina and Mark had been in a relationship for almost four years but this recent reticence from Akina was something new. It probably had nothing to do with the recent spate of murders. It seemed people were being attacked or killed almost every day. And then came the day Mark was attacked. Readers know that Mark didn’t die; we wouldn’t have had the next book and this interview would not have taken place. After the attack, while recovering in a hospital during a visit from Akina, Mark found out Akina’s secret.

It wasn’t another guy. It was worse. Read this short (free) novella to find out. According to Bill Alive, this novella is only available to those on the author’s newsletter mailing list. That may change in the future so why not read it (for free) now? I would give this four Amazon stars if it were available for review. Another novel in the Empath Detective Mystery series, Murder Feels Bad, resides on my TBR shelf. I will read it when I get back in the mood to read entertaining quirky humor in a mystery novel.

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