Monroe Colson, a successful children’s book illustrator living in small-town Texas, baffles family and friends when he unceremoniously announces he’s moving to Mexico, ostensibly to paint.
In Mexico, the true nature of his mysterious behavior not only comes to light, but takes an unexpected turn when he runs into a vibrant young American woman who has been abandoned, penniless, by her fiancé.
This emotionally powerful and often humorous story with its controversial subject matter is a poignant testament to the resilience of the human heart.
Imagine you were given a gift that held great powers…
Imagine you were given a charge of only doing good with those powers…
Imagine you had to keep it secret to preserve those powers for good…
Imagine those powers were yours every time you put on the special sneakers sent to you in the mail by an anonymous friend…
Imagine Mother Nature’s fury in tornadoes and floods and other people who were in harm’s way and it was up to you to rescue them…
Imagine you’re in the secret club of Sneeky Sneekers…
Follow these 4 boys on incredible adventures and learn more about them and yourselves along the way!
The Trilogy contains the three stories – The Tornado, The Ghost of Gleason Mansion and Washout at Liberty Valley
Matthew Sterling is a man on the way up. As the assistant city manager in a small rural community, Matt thought the twenty-first century looked promising. After all, he had passed the bar exam and met the apple-of-his-eye. Kasia Sumerset was a brilliant graduate student pushing back the frontiers of genetic biology, but her beauty-plus her enticing English accent-was the only chemistry Matt could appreciate.
Returning to New York on family business Matt discovers the historic journal of Major Andrew McBride, his sixth-great grandfather, plus a Revolutionary War manuscript that uncloaks a true patriot, unjustly pilloried and cast into public shame.
As a modern-day political scandal unfolds and Matt’s professional standing is challenged, Kasia wonders if he is the man she thought she loved. The similarity to Matt’s early American ancestor challenges everything he believes about fairness, integrity, and justice. But when Kasia reveals her astonishing DNA discovery, she demonstrates that life may well be influenced by Love, Honor, & Consequence.
Waldo Billingsly has just received a sentimental letter from his grandfather, Old Hoss. It’s a note that sets in motion a rollicking adventure full of characters with names like Brisbane and Phosphate, classic cars like 1965 Dodge Darts, magical cornfields, and top doo-woppers.
The Unreals lives up to its namesake with everything from an Extremely Untouchable Ward to a Garden of Old Movie Monsters where one of the book’s surreal characters, Bucktooth, comments, “This water sure tastes real.”
This is the eBook version of the printed book.
Americans are embracing an entirely new way of aging: one that’s based on staying productive, staying active, and staying young in body and mind. Jeffrey A. Rosensweig and Betty Liu share strategies for bringing together all the elements of a long, happy, fulfilling, connected life. Starting today, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest sciences of health and longevity… leverage today’s most powerful techniques for protecting your financial security… find or keep the work you love… pursue a path to deepen your own personal spirituality, whatever form it may take. No Pink Pants is packed with easy-to-use tips and guidelines for everything from your portfolio to your medical insurance. The heart of the book: intimate interviews with individuals celebrated for what they’ve learned about getting better with age: powerful role models ranging from Jimmy Carter to Helen Gurley Brown, Robert Mondavi to C. Everett Koop. Learn from their experiences; then use this book’s easy worksheets to take control of your own future!
Ellen Hopkins fans, meet Harmony Wolcott. Damaged and determined, she’ll take you to the wrong side of the tracks and you’ll love it.
“This is a great book that pulled me in from the beginning pages and would not let go until the end.” -Nightly Reading Review
“When the words of a book reach out, grips you by the throat, and pulls you from the first page to the very end in one sitting, then that is a great book. Dead Spell did just that. I was completely captivated from the very beginning and felt as though I couldn’t read it quickly enough.” -Angela Scott
Harmony Wolcott’s darkest secret has clawed its way back from the grave and is haunting her.
Afraid to ask for help, Harmony searches for answers in the wreckage of her childhood home where the truth is buried under the rubble of a family plagued by mental illness.
Dead Spell is about a ghost with a past and a girl who would die to forget it.
Can a woman date a man with Multiple Personality Disorder and still call herself a one-man woman?
This question plagues Gretchen Tanner as she finds her life inundated with a tasty man who all at once is an assassin, aiding and abetting her in vengeful homicide; an FBI officer, trying to nail her for the crime; and a criminology professor, trying to teach her the basics of the topic.
To make matters worse, one of the personalities has discovered her darkest secret (other than homicide). He knows she’s robbing graves in the family cemetery, and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants in exchange for his silence.
Gretchen’s once independent life has been shattered by the arrival of her unorthodox suitor. And the most pressing problem? She’s not sure she can say no to any of them.
Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.
In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.
For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.
Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends.
Conquering Darkness, Memoir of the Serial Killer’s Wife is a painfully candid account of the lives of two black people who grew up together in West Oakland, California. Their story, would, in a few aspects, mirror the simple plot of “boy meets girl.” Everybody knows that story—right? Boy meets girl; they fall in love and live happily ever after. However, the lives of Alice Marie Swafford and William Jennings Choyce were woven together by the threads of early parental abandonment and gross parental abuse that came creeping in from their past. Alice’s father abandoned her at the delicate age of five. That early experience filled her with an insecurity she could not shake; this, in turn, gave birth to a fragile and emotional state of mind which made Alice desperate to find a man to replace her father and the love he gave to her. William, on the other hand, grew up with both his parents in the home, but he was emotionally and physically abused by his mother. He desperately struggled to love and to please her— but to no avail. William’s misguided search for love would take him on an ill-fated journey with all kinds of dark psychological twists and turns that ruptured his childhood and split his adult mind down the middle; one side was good, and one side was pure evil. This journey started, unbeknownst to Alice, long before she joined William in marriage.
But how would the young Alice know who she was really dealing with? It would take decades for her to truly understand that question. More importantly, how would Alice ever understand who she was and is now?
This memoir, written by Alice and her daughter, Crystal Choyce-Lige, provides an up close and honest retrospective account of what life was like with a budding serial rapist and serial murderer who flew under the radar of his family and law enforcement for decades. How? He was very, very clever and cunning. All the while he was playing the part of husband and father; he was also leaving the house every night for his well thought out and stakeouts to lure and prey upon the most vulnerable people in our society. The essential questions asked and then answered are: How and why could this nightmare happen and then last for so long? Why couldn’t Alice see what was right in front of her? The answers will enlighten as well as surprise those who embark upon the riveting adventure of reading this book.
Praise for DL Snow’s SLAYER
“This was a wonderful break to my every day life and if you enjoy adult fairy tales this is one you will enjoy.” – Theresa Joseph, The Romance Studio
“This was a great story with a sense of humor….A fairy tale of sorts that is definitely worth the read…Loved it!” – Sabine, Manic Readers
After giving up fame, Joss Jones wants a normal life. Maybe she’ll find it in Bandit Creek. Or…maybe not. From the moment she moves into the old mansion she inherited, she’s stalked by a ghost who torments her before dragging her back in time to Bandit Creek, 1899. Has she gone crazy or is this old mining town, full of saloons, gambling, whoring and fortune seekers her new reality? It feels real enough as does the ghost who brought her here. His name is Morgan Hawes and he is very much alive. Is Morgan the key to Joss finding her way home or is Joss stuck for the rest of her life as the Siren of Bandit Creek?
*This is a 32,000 word novella.