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Heart-broken, Jaz Wheeler barely cared enough to keep body and soul together until she landed on Hawk Hill and the Hopewell Farm. Somehow, the isolated farm caught her by the heart strings. Aretha Hopewell, a bitter black woman, loves her farm, but doesn’t like whites in general and isn’t pleased that her mother talked her into hiring Jaz. Both women love the land. Six men are determined to run the women off [...]

Run or Die

Six teenagers live on the same block, their lives interlaced by one common thread - Survival. Together they form The Big Mistake Club. Rejected by their own families, they turn to each other and to Miss Cora Baker, an elderly neighbor. The club members would lie, protect at all costs, and even kill for each other. They are their own family. The sixth member of their club, Anna, has just committed suicide. [...]

The Big Mistake Club - Back Cover Blurb- Coming in July 2015

 

Time: Junior Year, College After my debacle with Katlyn and my chance encounter with Nancy Grey and my nowhere with Jane, my childhood friend Ilene, who was attending Dartmouth at the time, decided to set me up with a girl from her college who lived in the same dorm. For the life of me, I cannot remember her name. I asked Ilene and she couldn’t remember it either. We found a [...]

Future Past - Essay 16 - That Girl From Dartmouth

 

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The north Texas night found me perched wearily atop my faithful mustang, Mesquite. We had been riding since the break of dawn, headed for a range war just across the Red River, into the town of Cale, in Choctaw Nation. Fred Sterritt, the man who had hired my gun hand, awaited my arrival with a one hundred dollar payday for my services. It was to be a quick job, with only a rival rancher’s young, inexperienced hired gun and a few slow handed cowhands that I would be facing. Feeling Mesquite’s lumbering gait, I knew my horse and I would need [...]

Wrapped in Red: Thirteen Tales of Vampiric Horror(Dangerous Dan Tucker: Vampire Gunslinger)

The New Kid It was the normal school lunch.  Ground up, breaded meat - chicken, I think - with a vegetable, lima beans this time.  The beans were cooked to a dry, tasteless pile on the tray.  I was an adult before I realized that lima beans tasted good.  A half pint of milk and a square of corn bread completed the meal.  No ice cream until it was all gone.  That was the rule, and it was ironclad.  Some of the students had tried, unsuccessfully, to hide their limas (or broccoli, or whatever) in their empty milk carton.  I never [...]

Glimpses

Mira's Rest proved to be a pretty town, situated in a deep and verdant forest hollow on the lip of a large lake.  Splashes of deciduous mixed with the pine and fir here, creating an appealing patchwork; the lake sprawled into the hazy green distance like a three-fingered arm.  Laid out in neat grids, the city streets were lined by single-domed dwellings which somewhat resembled eggs poking from the ground.  Larger, more conventional buildings clustered near the water, where administrative and religious centers rose above their more modest brethren.  The marketplace, with its bright decorative awnings, was easy to spot, [...]

Tales of Tourniquet Volume 1

When Kristina Philistine moves to Marble Falls, Texas, she never expected to find happiness in the form of the mysterious Sheriff Conway. Nor did she expect to find comfort in his arms. Yet, there's something that lurks behind his hypnotic gaze. This man is a mystery, that has an even darker secret. For Kristina to survive the ever consuming darkness, though, she'll have to trust him. As the darkness closes in around her, she starts to realize that her past is something she shouldn't have reckoned with. Can she trust this one man, that unleashes this unbearable passion inside her, [...]

Night of the Panther: The Town Sheriff

After a horrible winter night tragedy, two ladies of privilege are now left with nothing. It takes a stranger from both their pasts to ultimately change their lives. One will be confronted by her heart's desire. While the other will have to suffer through the strain of her guilty conscience. Will there be happiness for both? Or do the fates have something else in store for them?

A Winter Romance: The Christmas Mystery

Six teenagers live on the same block, their lives interlaced by one common thread - Survival. Together they form The Big Mistake Club. Rejected by their own families, they turn to each other and to Miss Cora Baker, an elderly neighbor. The club members would lie, protect at all costs, and even kill for each other. They are their own family. The sixth member of their club, Anna, has just committed suicide. After her death, the remaining five vow to do what ever it takes to graduate and leave the neighborhood for good. Miss Cora steps in to provide them with a [...]

The Big Mistake Club - Back Cover Blurb- Coming in July 2015

He ran his fingers down the scar in the middle of his chest.  That was the hardest part to accept.  He could deal with the fact that his muscles weren’t quite as firm as in his younger days, and his skin was a little looser than it used to be.  He didn’t even mind the gray hairs speckling the darker hairs across his chest.  In fact, the gray around his temples had earned him an occasional appreciative glance from more than one of the younger women around the office.  No, he didn’t mind that at all.  Dr. Frankenstein’s little addition, [...]

Tommy

“Enter!“ Elsa commanded. The door swung wide and two women dressed similarly to Elsa walked in. One was a blonde wearing a hot pink lacy bra and panties with white stilettos, and the other had long black hair and olive skin. Her dark, almond-shaped brown eyes were lined in black kohl and her lips were painted dark red. She wore a sheer black ankle-length negligee and bright red stilettos that had laces criss-crossing up her shins and tying at the back of her knees. They approached looking at Sarah from head to toe taking her measure. “Sarah, these are my co-workers and [...]

Immersed and Exposed: The Education of Sarah Brown

My mom's a witch! I swear she is, because one day when my sister and I were driving in the car with her, my mom yelled, "BE QUIET!!" My mom's a witch is about a little girl named Amanda, who strongly believes that her mom is a witch. She tries to justify that the reason why she's being punished, is because her mother is this horrible witch bent on making her life miserable. Throughout these hilarious situations, Amanda tries to prove that her mother is indeed this witch that, not only her, but everyone, should fear.

My Mom Is a Witch

Time: Junior Year, College After my debacle with Katlyn and my chance encounter with Nancy Grey and my nowhere with Jane, my childhood friend Ilene, who was attending Dartmouth at the time, decided to set me up with a girl from her college who lived in the same dorm. For the life of me, I cannot remember her name. I asked Ilene and she couldn’t remember it either. We found a picture of her but it wasn’t enough to jog either of our memories. I recognized her instantly but that was all. No name, nothing else came to mind. Anyway, she [...]

Future Past - Essay 16 - That Girl From Dartmouth