Fade to Black (Book 1)

Jeff Grobnagger’s seizures take him on a ridiculous adventure into the spirit world and beyond.

He is standing in line at the grocery store when the seizure hits. No warning. Everything fades to black.

He wakes in an alley. Alone. Hung upside down by a noose lashed around his ankle. And it’s right around this time that a hooded figure emerges and strangles him to death.

So that sucks.

He wakes on the floor at the grocery store. Confused. Shaking.

This interrupting death scene plays out over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat. 

Why would anyone want to kill him? Is it just a recurring seizure dream?

When a sniper’s bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes he’s in serious danger. For real. Who is the hooded man? And who tried to kill Grobnagger in real life?

His quest for answers leads to a missing girl, cults obsessed with astral projection, an arcane puzzle sphere, an evil book, a private detective named Louise, and a mustached man named Glenn who makes the most delicious food he’s ever tasted.

No one he meets is who they seem, and every answer leads to more questions, more seizures and more horrific deaths that may or may not be transpiring on some mysterious plane beyond the physical world.

Books by LT VARGUS & Tim McBain

The Violet Darger series

Her body is broken. Wrapped in plastic. Dumped on the side of the road. She is the first. There will be more. A pulse-pounding thriller series following Special Agent Violet Darger.

The Scattered and the Dead series

With 99.7% of the Earth’s population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories.
A note about reading order: While we intended them to be read in numerical order (Book 0.5, Book 1.0, Book 1.5, etc.), you can technically start with either Book 1 or Book 0.5.

The Awake in the Dark series

A 27-year-old slacker has seizures during which he may or may not be astral projecting. What he learns might have the power to change the world. One second JEFF GROBNAGGER is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he’s in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death.
So that sucks.

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