Teacher Emma Whitstone, reserved and quiet, works with deaf children while yearning for a family of her own. Charles Strong Manning is an outgoing, self-assured attorney. They couldn’t be more different, but their incredible chemistry leads to love, marriage, and a family.
There is more to Strong than meets the eye. In addition to his successful consulting law practice, he also has a dangerous and clandestine second job—one that could jeopardize his family. To protect Emma from worry, Strong does not tell her that he is the leader of a four-person undercover rescue operation. When one of those missions goes terribly wrong, and lives are lost, Emma suspects her husband is involved in something mysterious and violent.
One of Strong’s team-members wants Strong for herself and will do anything to get him. Finding Emma in a vulnerable state, the woman feeds Emma horrifying information about Strong. Emma takes her children to a place she believes is safe from her husband and the double life he leads. But is any place safe? Is Strong the monster she’s told he is, or the man she fell in love with? Or something entirely different?
Strong leaves no stone unturned and finds his wife and children. Can he convince Emma to trust him again? Will love be enough to heal their wounds? He has never failed a mission. Can he rescue his relationship?
Vivian Wexler investigates a recent rash of suicides on the planet Sorasol, so peaceful it doesn’t have a word for suicide.
As she uncovers an evil alien scheme behind the puzzling deaths, Vivian gets more than she bargains for. Dodging death from an alien underworld, mafia-like aliens want control, addicting her with a mind-body enhancement substance delivered by a small slug-like creature. Their plan backfires. Now smarter and stronger, the improvements offered by the slug opens the door to solving crimes in the galaxy. In Vivian’s quest for justice, is there anyone to help her? Torn between the good she gains from the addiction, and the fact she is addicted, she has to make some life changing choices.
Award-winning author Patricia Crumpler offers a dangerous romp through the galaxy dodging death and weaving through amazingly weird elements. Irresistible and compelling.
During the Cold War, two spies find themselves locked in a familiar story, with equally familiar consequences.
A detective must decide how far he's willing to go to stop a monster, even if it includes unleashing another.
A heartbreaker gets his comeuppance when the worm turns, Have you ever heard of people eating zombies, and grey men bemoan the fallout from children's stories.
This is but a taste of the tales within; tales of individuals who live just outside the margins of real life, folk whose lives, by choice or by chance, occupy erratic orbits and doomed trajectories. Follow their paths in this anthology of 12 stories packed with action, humor and the bizarre."
Dana Blake, a tough trial lawyer, is accustomed to winning. But she has lost at love and the heartbreak is ruining her life. In desperation, she consults a fortune teller, the mysterious Char-Mer, who has the reputation of mending damages from a shattered heart. Dana heeds Char-Mer’s advice and recovers happily.
But that isn’t enough for Dana. Being the driven seeker of facts that she is, Dana coerces Char-Mer to divulge the secret of the cure. This leads Dana on a worldwide hunt, brushes with myths and curses, and a one-night stand with a very sexy merman.
Set in East Tennessee, this anthology contains works from members of the Etowah Writers' Guild. Nonfiction, fiction, sci-fi, humor, and horror provide something for everyone. Cannibalistic grannies may have you second guessing those missing neighbors while the deep European roots of the Appalachian folk hide an ancient danger on isolated hiking trails.
Hauntings, which range from humorous to downright dangerous, cast an eye towards local graveyards and unsolved murders as mischievous ghosts and ghastly bank robbers wreak havoc. Bewitched nursing homes, summer camps with nefarious secrets, and a mysterious hotel from the past will set a chill down your spine. Black cats and Halloween outings provide humor, while local encounters with devil dogs and the legendary Wampus Cat make for apprehensive walks in the dark. Strange lights in the sky, aliens, and an invasive force seeking a place of its own rounds out this wonderful collection.
If you were sentenced to death, wouldn’t you jump at a chance for life? Even if it was to leave Earth and board a ship full of misfits, the hideous survivors of a DNA altering plague?
Arlen Rowell took that chance and found the so-called “misfits” were a finer stock of folks then the ones who shunned them from their home planet. On the ship Benevolence Arlen found honesty, integrity, fortitude, a little danger, and…love. Then he found a way to contact the other nine misfit ships with the intention that the 50,000 misfits could find a planet and make it their home..
SHARKS. HUMANS. FISHERMEN. BETRAYAL… All is not well in the Merfolk world. Skipping lessons at Mer-School could mean the difference between survival and death! Only the most virtuous, intelligent, and bold will succeed in these dangerous waters. Join Mother Mermaid as she relates these cautionary Merfolk tales to her children at bedtime.
TRUE LOVE. DISGUISES. REVENGE… Courtship has never been so tricky. Neighbors collide over differing standards of beauty. Princesses from all over the realm must figure out what’s real and what’s only fin-deep. How can anyone find a soulmate in these circumstances? Join Mother Mermaid as she relates these romantic Merfolk tales to her children at bedtime.
FIND A MERMAID, GET A WISH. MAYBE. Some humans fall in love. Others are cursed forever. Some will risk everything to discover where golden treasure lies, deep on the ocean floor. What happens when humans interact with Merfolk culture? Join Mother Mermaid as she relates these Merfolk tales to her children at bedtime.
A children’s short story anthology of 14 Fantastic stories that will fire your children’s imaginations and open their eyes to worlds of dragons, mermaids, self exploration, moral guidance and good old fashioned fun.
Check out the amazing cover by Paula Murphy and professional contributions from Heather Maisner and Boris Glikman. 10% of the proceeds of this books will be donated to the WWO (WorldWide Orphans foundation).
You'll love these sometimes fishy but always entertaining tales!