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FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
A murder at a massage parlor, and a suspect on the run,
until Detective Tom Stone Takes Action.
Massage and Murder (A Tom Stone Detective Short Story) - A murder at a massage parlor, and a suspect on the run until Detective Tom Stone Takes Action.
MASSAGE and MURDER:
A TOM STONE DETECTIVE SHORT STORY
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released January 26, 2021
Amazon - Kindle

A bloody confrontation at a massage parlor leaves a customer fighting for his life as a masseuse flees into the night.

Detective Tom Stone swings into action, searching for the suspect while monitoring reports on the victim’s condition. He investigates a nearby bar where the owner, Jasmine, is closing for the night and wants nothing to do with the police.

A shadowy figure huddles at a back table and Stone approaches to question her, but she escapes to the back parking lot and takes off in her car.

Jasmine, fearful of the power that law enforcement wields, offers to show Stone where the woman lives. She directs him to a run-down motel near a homeless encampment and asks Stone to wait while she heads in first.

Finally, the women lets Stone enter. He questions the suspect, excuses himself to consider the details, and has to face the true meaning of justice.
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
A late-night stop for a pack of smokes turns deadly,
until Detective Tom Stone takes action.
The Smoke Shop Shootout (A Tom Stone Detective Short Story) - A late-night stop for a pack of smokes turns deadly, until Detective Tom Stone takes action..
The SMOKE SHOP SHOOTOUT:
A TOM STONE DETECTIVE SHORT STORY
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released December 14, 2020
Amazon - Kindle

‘Tis the Season… for a Christmas Crime Thriller Short Story.

A late-night shootout erupts over stolen cigarettes and leaves a Good Samaritan wondering, “Did I do the right thing?”

JoJo is a repeat offender who grew up in foster care. His sister was adopted by a man named Davey, his only connection to family life. When JoJo is released after a short stint in county jail, Davey agrees to pick him up and drive him to a motel near his home. 

But when JoJo asks to stop for cigarettes, Davey’s in for the fight of his life.

JoJo swipes a pack of smokes causing a fast-moving chain of events that spiral out of control until Detective Tom Stone takes action.
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
DRUG CARTELS. REVENGE. AND MURDER.
NARCO-SUBS DUMP THEIR DEADLY CARGO ON THE BEACHES OF LA,
UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.
SUBTERFUGE: A TOM STONE DETECTIVE STORY - Drug Cartels. Revenge. And Murder. Narco-subs dump their deadly cargo on the beaches of LA, Until Detective Tom Stone Takes Action.
SUBTERFUGE:
A TOM STONE DETECTIVE STORY
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released November 6, 2020
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

A wounded man, fiberglass wreckage, and mysterious blue barrels wash up on a secluded Malibu beach. 

Detective Tom Stone jumps into action in this gripping thriller novel and uncovers human trafficking as drug smugglers try a new trick.

The Ojos Negros cartel is back and bolder than ever, forming an uneasy alliance with LA mob boss Frank DeVito. Using hidden sea caves as drop-off points, the new syndicate maneuvers to expand their brutal drug empire, and guns down anyone who stands in their way.

Stone and his team trail the lone survivor, Luis Delgado, who longs to return home to Mexico but is trapped in a deadly game of subterfuge. He vows revenge on the evil men who have destroyed his life and countless others with their greed. 

The Detectives race to find Delgado and bring down the cartel, before another innocent victim is killed.

Uncover narco-subs plying the seas with page-turning action—and hold on for an explosive ending.
 


FICTION - Romantic Comedy Caper
Before going to college, two high school graduates have humorous misadventures
as their Jamaican vacation turns into a romantic comedy caper.
JAMAICAN LADY: THE SCREENPLAY. A Romantic Comedy Caper.
JAMAICAN LADY
BY: LON CASLER BIXBY
Released May 19, 2020
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

Seduced by a travel brochure describing the beauty of Jamaica, high school graduate Maxwell Van London heads off with his best friend Matt Bradford to explore the wonders of the island nation. Van is enthralled with the exotic locale, beaches, sightseeing, and all the historical aspects of Jamaica. Matt is the complete opposite. He’s mainly interested in meeting women, especially the woman on the brochure’s cover who’s wearing a sexy black swimsuit. 

They hear tales about a mysterious Jamaican Lady once they arrive, but a run-in with local mobsters threatens their fun and their lives. 

Finding love and clashing with criminals was never part of their itinerary, but crazy things happen, and those things are not always what they seem as Matt and Van uncover a legend and discover that the alluring Jamaican Lady is very real. 
 


FICTION - Situation Comedy - Teleplay
Struggling to work in Hollywood is easier than
trying to stay sane in the loony community of Apartment Zero.
APARTMENT ZERO: A SITCOM TELEPLAY - Struggling to work in Hollywood is easier than trying to stay sane in the loony community of Apartment Zero.
APARTMENT ZERO: A SITCOM TELEPLAY
BY: LON CASLER BIXBY / GRACE HARRELL
Released February 12, 2020
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Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Omnibus Episodes 1-5


Step into Apartment Zero...

Struggling to work in Hollywood is easier than trying to stay sane in the loony community of Apartment Zero.

Aspiring screenwriter Matt Matthews and his actress fiancée, Nesha Adams, an interracial couple, live in this low rent refuge with his toys, her make-up and their one piece of furniture. They surrender their personal space to their eccentric neighbors who consider a crack in the front door a formal invitation to intrude. 

Matt and Nesha’s feeble attempts to control their past and present problems soon crumble. And before long their off-the-wall neighbors have them bouncing off the walls.

Apartment Zero is filled with friendships, comedy, romance, desperate dreamers, odd neighbors, extended families, and love. It’s a wonderfully zany show with characters that each of us have known in our lives, whether we wanted to or not. There are no cardboard, cut-out stereotypes here. The show and the characters are real – with real being a relative term. 

Be warned, some of the episodes are a little provocative, a little controversial, but all are fun, quirky, and heartwarming (in a warped kind of way).
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
VIGILANTE JUSTICE. DRUG CARTELS. AND MURDER.
A DEADLY SNIPER TERRORIZES LA, UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.
TOM STONE: ONE SHOT, ONE KILL - Vigilante Justice. Drug Cartels. And Murder. A deadly sniper terrorizes LA, until Detective Tom Stone takes action.
TOM STONE: ONE SHOT, ONE KILL
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released October 3, 2019
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

A vigilante sniper terrorizes Los Angeles with perfectly-timed assassinations, picking off the ultra-wealthy who finance the flow of drugs into the city. As each one falls, a power vacuum is created and a ruthless drug cartel moves in, seeking control of the streets through intimidation, mutilation, and brutally murdering anybody who gets in their way.

Detective Tom Stone and his partner Jake Sharpe suspect mob boss Frank DeVito has a role to play in the carnage after the cartel’s shot-caller, a woman in prison named Lil’ Jo, orders an assault on DeVito’s estate.

Gang violence escalates while the sniper extracts his revenge, eliminating the elite one shot at a time. Stone turns to a new detective on the force, Brian Kilbraide, who had served as a sniper with the Army Rangers.

Stone and his team must race to stop the bloodshed and bring DeVito to justice before the sniper’s powerful bullet cuts him dead.
 


FICTION - Horror - Comedy
Masticating monsters lurking in the dark depths of bathroom humor
bring your worst fears to life in this terrifying sci-fi comedy/horror screenplay. 
SEWER CREATURE: THE SCREENPLAY - Masticating monsters lurking in the dark depths of bathroom humor bring your worst fears to life in this terrifying sci-fi comedy/horror screenplay.
SEWER CREATURE
BY: LON CASLER BIXBY
Released April 26, 2019
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

Masticating monsters lurking in the dark depths of bathroom humor bring your worst fears to life in this terrifying sci-fi comedy/horror screenplay. 

Tisha Mathis runs a scientific research laboratory, and against her better judgement, she hires her ex-boyfriend, Albert Ennis, to work in the lab. Big mistake. Through no fault of his own, and with a little help from a clueless janitor mixing and dumping his genetic experiments down the drain, Albert accidentally creates a hideous creature that feeds off humans – via the plumbing.

Nobody is safe. Children, teens, adults, and even family pets fall prey to the voracious appetite of the bloodthirsty creature. It slithers through the sewer system and into the toilets of its unsuspecting victims. It waits, watches… and when they’re the most vulnerable, it strikes with ravenous tentacles of terror. The feeding frenzy begins.

Reluctantly teaming up with Sergeant Roudowski, a gruff old-school policeman, Albert and Tisha attempt to set aside their personal issues as they venture deep into the bowels of the city’s sewer tunnels. They must hunt down and stop the hungry Sewer Creature before it rips apart and devours the entire city.

EXTRAS:
1. Alternate Scene
2. Deleted Scenes
3. Bonus Artwork
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
AN EARLY MORNING HIKE IN THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE LA TURNS DEADLY, UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.
TOM STONE: A DEADLY PATH - An early morning hike in the foothills above LA turns deadly, until Detective Tom Stone takes action. Short Story.
TOM STONE: A DEADLY PATH (SHORT STORY)
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released October 16, 2018
Amazon - Kindle

Detective Jake Sharpe pulls his son Darrell away from video games and on to a hike in the foothills above Los Angeles. A father and son jaunt becomes a fight for survival when they take a turn on a little-used path. Tom Stone and the boy he’s befriended, Andrew, journey with them in this action-filled short story.


FAUX-FICTION - Biographical - Humor
A REVEALING TELL-ALL OF LA’S PORN VALLEY AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A SUCCESSFUL PORN-TREPRENEUR.
I AM NEO - A Faux-Fictional Tale of the Adventures of a Porn Photographer
I AM NEO
BY: NEO
Released June 7, 2017
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

I Am Neo is not just about sex. It’s a detailed analysis of the inner workings of the pornography business, and the award-winning photographer (with a heart of gold) thrust into it during the early days of internet porn.

Additionally, it’s about the misadventures of wanting to get laid while photographing young (over 18), beautiful, willing, and very naked models (and all the drama that goes with that).

While pursuing the profits of porn, Neo finds more than hot flesh in his studio. Each woman who models for him seems within his lustful grasp until he discovers why she’s diving into the clutches of the adult industry. The more pictures he captures, the more he uncovers what fuels their mutual desires – and it isn’t money or sex.

Surprisingly real, sometimes blunt, thought-provoking, and genuinely touching. I Am Neo is a (mostly) honest, vivid, lurid, and oft-times humorous, behind the scenes glimpse into the ins and outs of the pornography business. 
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
DOUBLE-CROSS. REVENGE. AND MURDER.
IT'S JUST ANOTHER HALLOWEEN IN LA, UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.
TOM STONE: DAY OF THE DEAD - Double-cross. Revenge. And Murder. It's just another Halloween in LA, Until Detective Tom Stone Takes Action.
TOM STONE: DAY OF THE DEAD
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released August 1, 2018
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

Multiple murders with one grisly connection have Detectives Tom Stone and Jake Sharpe pursuing every lead. Their main suspect, Anthony Angelino, fresh out of prison, dreams of building a new empire, but his past quickly catches up to him and once again he is on the run from the police, and the drug cartel that tried to ruin him.

The head of the cartel, Frank DeVito, using his vast resources puts a tail on Stone hoping the Detective’s investigation will flush out Angelino. Then he can exact his revenge and claim what he says Angelino has stolen – a large shipment of pure cocaine.

Angelino’s girlfriend, Sara, caught between right and wrong, pleads for him to escape the deadly lifestyle. As the body count rises, Stone, grappling with his own questions and answers, confronts the challenges in his relationship with Alisha Davidson, Angelino’s defense attorney. 

Halloween dramatically twists into Day of the Dead celebrations on Santa Monica pier as cocaine’s promised riches weave a tale of bloody betrayal, shattered friendships, and loves both lost—and won.
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
REDEMPTION. BETRAYAL. AND MURDER.
IT’S JUST ANOTHER SWELTERING SUMMER IN LA, UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.
TOM STONE: SWELTERING SUMMER NIGHTS - A Gripping Fast-paced Detective Novel full of Crime-Drama, Redemption, Betrayal, and Murder.
TOM STONE: SWELTERING SUMMER NIGHTS
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released April 20, 2017
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Two murders and a cocaine trail threaten dreams of riches for Anthony Angelino, owner of the High Tide marijuana dispensary in East Hollywood. 

Once arrested by Detective Tom Stone on suspicion of smuggling cocaine, the courts set Angelino free and offer a second chance. But the drug cartel that he tried to double cross has a different idea, and when Stone’s high school-age daughter is found browsing in the High Tide, Stone starts tracking Angelino and uncovers the ruthlessness of betrayal.

As Stone fights for justice and confronts Angelino’s attorney, he finds himself enamored with her strength and beauty—and admires her principles of right and wrong.

Healing his fractured family and keeping Los Angeles safe makes for a long, hot summer.
 


FICTION - Detective - Crime Drama
A WINDOW SHATTERED BY A SINGLE BULLET. COCAINE-LACED CANDY. A CHILD ODs.
IT’S JUST ANOTHER CHRISTMAS IN LA, UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.
TOM STONE - A NITTY GRITTY CHRISTMAS
TOM STONE: A NITTY GRITTY CHRISTMAS
BY: DON SIMKOVICH / LON CASLER BIXBY
Released August 19, 2016
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Cocaine stuffed into candy bars are appearing throughout Los Angeles. A child’s overdose at Christmas pulls Detective Tom Stone and his partner Jake Sharp into the seedy, underground world of drug smuggling.

The duo races to stop whoever’s responsible before another innocent life is lost. They piece together clues and close in on the criminals until Stone finds himself trapped, facing certain death at the very hands of the men he was hunting.
 


FICTION - HISTORICAL ROMANCE
An unexpected love, with unintended consequences....
A naive young woman, an isolated man and a broken,
vengeful girl collide to change a small town forever.
Secrets come out. They always do.
UNGUARDED HEARTS
UNGUARDED HEARTS
BY: LISE RETTIG FRAZIER
Released December 14, 2016
Amazon - Kindle / Paperback

Hoping to escape a painful past, Boston attorney Ben Cross and his troubled young sister, Stacy, move to Jasper, Texas in 1909.  Still stinging from a Lost Cause, Jasper is a company town, run by Louis Sanborn of the Sanborn Lumber Company. Ben's ambition is ignited, and his heart stirred by lovely, impulsive heiress Laura Sanborn. 

Deserted by her childhood sweetheart Andy Marlowe, Laura rushes into a desperate marriage to Ben, finding unexpected joy. But Ben and Laura are surrounded by enemies, and fractured Stacy hides a secret of her own – an angry inner voice named Katie. The conflict between two young women who love Ben sets off a chain of events ending in shocking violence. Laura and her son Jamie are forced to flee Jasper, but Laura can never forget the man she loves.

From Texas to Brooklyn to Paris, from the innocent years before the Great War and into the Roaring Twenties, Ben and Laura, challenged by their past, struggle to find a future.
 



 
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PERVERT JACK:
THE MISADVENTURES OF THAT LOVABLE PERVERT
BY: NEO / ART BY COMSTOCK
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