“The Primrose Garden” is a story about the hurdles encountered by siblings after the sudden deaths of their parents. When they learn a year later that the deaths weren’t an accident, they each struggle with the fact that their parents were murdered. The story deals with loss, family, substance abuse, and love. A suspense romance, it is sure to hold the interest of readers who like both genres. Those who have read “When Shadows Linger,” will recognize some of the characters in “The Primrose Garden.”
Dallas private eye Ed Earl Burch is an emotional wreck, living on the edge of madness, hosing down the nightmares of his last case with bourbon and Percodan, dreading the next onslaught of demons that haunt his days and nights, including a one-eyed dead man who still wants to carve out his heart and eat it.
Burch is also a walking contradiction. Steady and relentless when working a case. Tormented and unbalanced when idle. He’s deeply in debt to a shyster lawyer who forces him to take the type of case he loathes — divorce work, peephole creeping to get dirt on a wayward husband.
Work with no honor. Work that reminds him of how far he’s fallen since he lost the gold shield of a Dallas homicide detective. Work in the stark, harsh badlands of West Texas, the border country where he almost got killed and his nightmares began.
What he longs for is the clarity and sense of purpose he had when he carried that gold shield and chased killers for a living. The adrenaline spike of the showdown. Smoke ‘em or cuff ‘em. Justice served — by his .45 or a judge and jury.
When a rich rancher and war hero is killed in a suspicious barn fire, the rancher’s outlaw cousin hires Burch to investigate a death the county sheriff is reluctant to touch.
Seems a lot of folks had reason for wanting the rancher dead — the local narco who has the sheriff on his payroll; some ruthless Houston developers who want the rancher’s land; maybe his own daughter. Maybe the outlaw cousin who hired Burch.
Thrilled to be a manhunter again, Burch ignores these red flags, forgetting something he once knew by heart.
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. And it might just get you killed.
But it’s the best lousy choice Ed Earl Burch is ever going to get.
Jim Nesbitt is the author of three award-winning, hard-boiled crime thrillers featuring battered but relentless Dallas PI Ed Earl Burch — THE LAST SECOND CHANCE, THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER and THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE. THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE won a gold medal for best crime fiction in the 2020 Independent Press Awards and a bronze medal in the best mystery/thriller e-book category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
The Solo Mind: A Faltering Dystopia of Poetic Verse is the author’s third and latest published poetry collection! This witty, yet charming collection of poetry includes one new short story, “The Gift.” This wonderfully written collection of verse and prose was inspired by our current state of affairs in modern times. Make sure to check out his other works on Amazon.com!
Sacred Poems for the Heart: An Anthology of Verse and Prose includes artwork by the author, as well as poetry the short story, “Ancients of Enyo.” This beautiful poetry collection preludes the author’s second poetry book, “Sacred Poems for the Heart: The Complete Two Volumes,” as well as others! Make sure find them on Amazon.com!
Hildy Ragnarsdottir, American PhD student, reckons historical re-enactment can go too far. The English Warband has taken over Melchester Castle with swords and shields, and their leader Lord Magnus just forced her into an iron collar and told her she’s his slave. She is not going to submit to a man who spanked her into obeying, even if he is smoking hot, courageous and sophisticated. Absolutely not.
In two volumes. In segregated Tennessee in the nineteen-fifties six free souls find themselves transgressing the rigid social boundaries that still survive the old South.
A teen-age farm boy is fascinated by a letter stolen from a black sharecropper girl asking help from Martin Luther King. He conceals it from his father and his life is forever changed.
The aging owner of a mountain cabin finds a temporary substitute for his deceased wife, as well as a make-believe grandchild despite their racial difference. He feels like a family man again while he and his new love wait to join their spouses in Heaven.
A rich valley boy whose life is fully planned by his father is spellbound by a poor mountain girl who talks like she’s from the 1800’s and can never fit into his father’s plan—and it turns out he doesn’t it into her father’s plan either. But the plans of the fathers are contested by boundless love and courage (and the boy’s ability to take a beating and keep on coming).
Relationships evolve and intertwine as characters struggle with desire vs. fear. Secret meetings and lies abound—not for the first time in the American South—for the enforcement of custom is harsh and sometimes unrestrained. The mountain cabin offers a temporary haven but no safety elsewhere. Violence and disaster await only a simple misstep, a chance encounter, a wrong guess, as the old South flashes its unspent fury and love demonstrates its eternal claim on human hearts.
Hey Ladies! The Corona Virus has forced us all to face a new reality, full of change and uncertainty. Are you ready? Now is the time to focus inward, remembering who you are and what you value most. Learn how to tap into your strengths!”
“This short book is packed with helpful information! Not only does the author explain why you might be stuck in a life that is not what you hoped it would be, but she also gives you specific tips and action steps to help you move forward. I’m not saying this book will miraculously change your life – you will have to do some work to change some of your thinking, but Lutz lays out a plan that makes the process achievable. These small steps, put together, can give you hope, and a plan, to have the life you always dreamed of!”
“OMG – best book ever written by someone who seems to know exactly what I am feeling and going through. I have heard of many of these steps before but not sure I have seen them all together in one place and definitely not explained so clearly. I have started work on my lists – the hardest part for me is acknowledging ways that I stop myself from becoming a better me. Thank you for putting the whole process into perspective and reminding me to take small steps. You are such an inspiration!”
“Judy’s obvious passion for encouraging and supporting women is plainly seen in this uplifting quick read. Solid knowledge based advice that she has most certainly practiced makes this a must read.”
“April of 2020 I have been home for 5 weeks and this quick read book has easy to do action steps to help reset your life. If being in quarantine (or any other time) has you questioning life, especially after 50, the you should read this. Judy give great pointers, asks good questions for you to ponder and gives easy actionable steps to start TODAY! Enjoy the book and start your (new) journey.”
“Judy is an incredible writer and doesn’t waste any time beating around the bush; everything she gives us in this book is immensely valuable, actionable advice. Journeys of self-discovery aren’t always easy, but Judy can support you through it with this book. I highly recommend it to anyone, not just women over 50!”
“After reading this book it gave me a lot of insight as to how I can change my life and start living life instead of just existing! I’ve made too many excues for why I am the way I am and why I can’t change. Now I have the tools to change my life!”
“This book is fabulous, it’s going to be life changing for thousands of people!”
“So much packed into a short read! No overwhelming chapters filled with endless chatter; this book gets right to the point with success-oriented strategies to be your best you! I absolutely love Chapter 3…10 tips….get yourself a notebook or journal and be ready to be honest with yourself. The journey to a better, more stress free, focused, loving yourself person will be a journey that this book can help you with immediately. I’m SO looking forward to implementing these tips! Thank you Judy!”
“Sometimes the best things do genuinely come in small packages! It’s hard to imagine that such a short read can be so full of insight that its powerful message resonates long after the book is finished- but that’s exactly what Judy’s book does. This thought provoking read packs a powerful punch that should be savored, digested, and implemented by everyone (and not limited to women over 50.) Judy writes in a way that is easily understood and feels like a heartfelt conversation with an old friend. What a wonderful way to look at life through an optimistic vantage point. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone willing to push fear and ego aside. The results are sure to be motivating and truly life changing. Thanks, Judy, for inspiring your readers to be the best version of themselves!”
The year is 1939 and the lives of seven friends growing up in Seelow Germany are about to change dramatically. Adolf Hitler, their beloved leader, has promised to resurrect the Fatherland and provide work for every willing German. The talk around the dinner table every night is filled with hope about the glorious age promised for their country.
Through the eyes of Blaz Senft, The Boys of Seelow chronicles the lives of seven German boys as they progress through the Hitler Youth program with juvenile excitement at the idea of serving in the Wehrmacht. Their heads are filled with visions of future conquests and glorious victories. As the war turns against the Reich though, they find themselves thrust into a desperate battle for their lives, their friendship, and their nation’s destiny while the Soviets draw ever closer to their home.
In The Secret of The Alchemist, Colm Holland reveals how you can discover the power to miraculously change the world around you beyond all recognition and for the better. Colm will tell you the story of his encounter with Paulo Coelho and his bestselling book The Alchemist and how discovering the secret in Paulos novel gave him the insights to achieve true empowerment in his life. Alchemy is all about transformation and draws upon the greatest power of all to convert seemingly insurmountable obstacles into life changing experiences. Through an honest account of his own, often difficult quest to live life to the full, Colm offers you the chance to draw on his discoveries and other real-life stories to inspire the pursuit of your dreams and reach your goals. How does he know? As he wrote this book, Colm asked Love to give you, the reader, everything you need to become the alchemist in your world.
Book Synopsis; You really don’t know and understand why you’re here, or what your purpose is. Or what kind of fingerprint are you suppose to leave with the world and for the generations to come. My story thus far has a lot of up and downs but it is written in truth. Deep inside and throughout me is the power of God, and His infinite wisdom and grace resides on me.
This is the living testimony of Author KC Royale.
This is my life’s journey thus far that I am now sharing with world.
What happens when you wake up from the nightmare called your life to find out that everything you ever knew had changed somehow? How do you cope? What do you do?
This is highly anticipated sequel to The Merge..
Book info: Michelle Thomas is Alex’s wife, a woman who always secretly enjoys having the upper hand in life and in her marriage, until her new boss Brian Ross comes along; a wealthy alpha male who secretly loves to dominate willing participants in his leisure time. Brian Ross has now acquired the company she works for, and soon discovers that Michelle will do anything for a cushy promotion and he has a plan that will give them both what they desire. As life continues to throw curves to all involved, they all start to wonder if the path they are on is the right one. Is it worth being true to oneself, if it means sacrificing everything?
The Tempted Hearts Series has four parts. Tempted Hearts Book 1-3
Hearts Tempted is a Spin-off but it can be read as a stand alone novel as well.
It’s my favorite in the series and one of my top three books of KC Royale.
Book info: Two guys. One woman. One big decision. She is attracted to both, but in two totally different ways. With one guy there is this magnetic pull to him, an intense physical attraction she can’t control. But with the other guy, there is this warmth to him that she hasn’t felt since… forever. The emotional connection with this other guy, renders her speechless.
Susan’s life has always been complicated, ever since she lost the last member of her family, a few years ago. She’s had a hard time dealing with her loss, and how alone she secretly felt in this huge world. Taking life one day at a time, in work and in finding love, was her new motto. But one day she meets a man named Charleston Grayson, who challenges her and manages to help her to feel again. She can’t stop thinking about him, no matter how much she tries to fight it. Until she reluctantly agrees to be a wing-man for her best friend’s blind date, where her friend’s date brings a wingman of his very own. Susan somehow finds herself emotionally drawn to this other man, almost immediately. A man named Simon Parker.
This book is part one of a new and sensual trilogy.
This book is intended for mature persons. ~18+ readers~
Book info: Jessica Moore is a woman who is still finding her way through life. Taking it all in, one class at a time, while she attended college. Being miles from home was never an issue for her, as she had easily adapted to living a college student’s lifestyle, until one night when she discovered that she was being followed.
Jessica Moore meant everything to a man that she had no clue had feelings for her. To say that he was infatuated with her, would be putting it mildly. It’d been three years of torture for him, watching her behind the scenes, and living her life as if he didn’t really exist. His attraction for her was way too strong to ignore, and he knew that there was only a matter of time before he snapped if he didn’t have her. Nothing would stop him from getting who he wanted, even if she was a student, and he was her Professor.
This book is 50,000 words. ~18+ mature content~
This book is a stand alone novella for adults that includes content intended for mature readers.
Book info: Your first crush isn’t normally the man who ends up dating your best friend, nor is he the man you end up wanting to marry. But my inexperience on how to handle such a strong reaction to one guy nearly cost me everything back then. They say you can’t control when you first fall in love or who you fall in love with. So when I found myself in love for the first time at seventeen, it was a bit shocking. Not for the reasons you think, but then again, maybe it was.
His name was Johnathan Pierce, the one who drove me insane with lust, and frustrated me to no end. How could I not fall for him? How could any girl refuse his green eyes, experienced touch and intoxicating words? I knew that he was no longer the seventeen year old boy who had taken me for the ride of my life, he was a man now. It’s been six years since my heart was taken by Johnathan, a man who was now a CEO of a billion dollar empire. A man who has taken all that I had to give, and hurt me in the worst way imaginable, causing me to give up everything and run away. The indescribable pain I felt has consumed me for six long years, but now the time has come for me to return home. Home, where it all started for a girl name Kathleen Toth-Chamberlin. Every story has a beginning… and an end.
This story is told in two parts, and both parts are included in this one book. Part one tells the story of their beginning, at age 17. Part two concludes their story, at the age of 24. This a standalone novel that includes both, parts one and two.
~18+ mature content~ BONUS CHAPTER HAS been added. Enjoy.
What happens when you wake up from the nightmare called your life to find out that everything you ever knew was a lie? What happens when everyone you ever knew was not who they claimed to be? What happens when your entire world is turned upside down in a matter of days?
Life for Kaitlyn O’Brien was always simple and very structured. She was a very smart girl who was taking life one day at a time. But she always knew that there was more for her life… but she had no clue what that was exactly. It was very hard for her, growing up in a house that lacked love, communication and most of all freedom. But Kaitlyn was special, very special, especially to an organization who has had more control of her life than she ever knew…and she was about to find out exactly why that is.
***This book is a thriller and is intended for all audiences young and older.***
As we grow as Christians, we will learn about seasons in time… There are many seasons in one’s life and for many reasons that you may not understand… but God’s perfect will and purpose and plan will no doubt take you through different stages of life, better known as seasons… For Why You May Ask..? To Learn Of Course and forfeit our ways for… HIS WAYS. Suffering and loss aren’t necessarily bad things.. In fact, for Christians, its the pathway to real life.
This is volume III in The Royale Prophecy.
This book contains a brief one page summary of all sixty-six books of the bible.
This book is volume II in The Royale Prophecy
The story continues with a breathtaking ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat. You can’t pick your family but you can pick your friends. No one is eliminated from the burn of “Karma”. You won’t believe who tries to get away with dirty hands. During the tragic battle to destroy love the risk taken will leave you speechless. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse hell breaks loose. You will learn why nothing positive happens to those who choose to live there lives through negativity. In the midst of greed and hate everyone gets a taste, of “Karma”.
You will find out just how much these young women sacrifice for the wrong man. Worlds collide in this epic battle to find clarity among the decisions they make just for a relationship.
How far would you go after being humiliated and rejected? Love truly diminishes and it’s no longer something that happens naturally. Drama circulates deeply from the very beginning with nonstop action leaving one person to have the last laugh. Devious deeds destroys dreams and ruin lives thanks to the power of “Karma.”
This is the story of Debra and Jared Myles. It is a double narrative of two souls growing up in small towns trying to find themselves. They find each other and their faith and lives are tested to the brink of one them self destructing. They receive help from a very unusual unlikely source.
A Multi Award Winner!
When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients, to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.
After an explosion that burned half her body and almost killed her team, Kinsley Jameson is forced on R and R by the FBI. Her best friend Abigail suggests a little retreat in Fort Irwin, California to get it.
But Kinsley isn’t interested in a vacation. She only had one goal, one focus. Getting back to work and capture the terrorist that scarred her face. Kinsley has never lost a suspect before and isn’t about to start now. It isn’t just her reputation on the line but her career.
Carter Barnes meets the scarred woman but sees so much more than the snarly woman whose bark is just as bad as her bite. The doctor in him wants to heal Kinsley but she’s only interested in him to help her get back into fighting shape.
Carter sees that Kinsley not only carries wounds on the outside but the inside as well. He will tear through her defenses piece by piece and help Kinsley heal.
Dylan Luka has a job he loves. Seeing different parts of the world and hanging out with his best friends are the biggest perks of his career. Everything has always come easy to the handsome soldier armed with a devastating smile, but when he’s diagnosed with a medical condition, he struggles with maintaining the discipline he needs to survive. Winning over the lovely barista that has enchanted him is another matter altogether!
Eva Morrison cannot believe the gall of the man before her. He thinks if he flirts with her; she will fall immediately for his magnetic appeal all while serving him a hot cup of coffee. When his repeated attempts to ask her out fail, will a silent cry for help shatter the wall surrounding her determined resolve? Can she fight the chemistry between them—or will she have enough courage and patience to capture his heart?
Set in Galveston, Texas, GalveStorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames is the story of Uri Petrokov, a Russian immigrant, and Genevieve Parker, a beautiful, independent- thinking young Texas woman who is far ahead of her time. As successful as Uri has been partnering with his brother Peter in the print business and thus living the American Dream, Uri remains, none the less, unfulfilled until the day Genevieve walks into the shop. The struggles the young couple endure to be together including prejudices in the community—and more agonizingly in Genevieve’s own family—test the very limits of their being and love. Meanwhile, another storm is brewing, quite literally. On a Saturday in 1900, Galveston is taken by complete surprise when a hurricane unexpectedly devastates the port city, nearly sweeping it from the face of the Earth. The resulting cataclysm, an intersection of personal and communal tragedy, changes the young couple’s life forever.
The institution of marriage is like a successful basketball playbook.
We all tend to need spiritual and marital guidance. The institution of marriage is like a successful basketball play- book. Each year brings new challenges. There is a lot of planning involved. Marriages cannot base its future on past success or past failures. The Marriage Playbook offers spiritual and practical advice by using basketball as an analogy. Many people enjoy watching or playing basketball “for the love of the game”. We should have the “love of the game” spirit for our marriages.
The book seeks to encourage all spiritual couples to love as Christ loves. As marriage counselors, we enjoy seeing the art of love protected and achieved through the Holy Spirit.
The most dangerous women in the world dare the most dangerous place in the world.
The Shingora, a place known and dreaded by all, driving those who hear it to mutter prayers and make signs for protection. None who have ever gone to that island ever came back. Until now.
The trade guilds sent an expedition there, hoping to find a wellspring of natural resources. Only one man returned, his experience having reduced him to gibbering madness. Now the guilds are sending a new expedition, three hundred strong and armed for war, to determine the fate of the previous one and rescue any survivors… if there are any.
Joining them are the Chosen sisters: Aleena Kurrin, the Battle Queen, gifted by the gods in war, and her adoptive sister, Baezha Ambrose, the Witch Queen, gifted by the gods in magic. Sworn to recover any survivors, they are joined by a host of new friends and brave an island teeming with bizarre creatures. And on the Shingora, everything kills.
Yet an even darker discovery awaits them in the Shingora’s depths, an unnatural horror far worse than anything the island’s sinister reputation ever hinted at. And while immersed in all the island’s perils, a traitor threatens the company from within. With treacherous enemies at their backs and engulfed by a horde of abominations, the sisters will be tested as they’ve never been tested before… and even those Chosen by the gods have their breaking point.
Though listed as Book 3 in a series, this is a stand-alone novel.
Mirrortac is found guilty of sacrilege against the god of this ancestral cousins, the Roznogh, after he steals their most sacred object of power, the Werdstone. He kidnaps the stone’s keeper in a mission to liberate three planets from enslavement by the the false god, Yidu. Mirrortac not only loses face, but also his mind, leaving three of his children and an unlikely ally the only ones who can ensure the success of his ambitious quest.
‘Clever Knickers’ is the first book in ‘The Smarty Pants Series’ – an eclectic mix of unusual facts, trivia, and general knowledge.
Topics in this book range from famous people’s last words, ancient torture methods, the fear of Friday the 13th, human and animal experiments, to how Little Red Riding Hood got tricked into eating part of her grandmother! The discussion on echo-location demonstrates the strength that some people have to overcome life’s challenges.
This book also examines how modern-day inventions evolved, and feasts on the Icelandic tradition of eating rotten shark.
There is a quick tour around major cities with a short stopover in Belfast to visit its unusual cemetery and to learn why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle.
Snapshots of information include the seven wonders of the modern world, oceanic facts, the origin of everyday phrases, and an explanation of theories such as the Dunning-Kruger effect.
‘Clever Knickers’ aims to enlighten the reader with attention-grabbing facts that are informative and thought-provoking – it will appeal to those who enjoy random curiosities.
After her father’s accident, Corrie Lancaster moves back to the family farm just in time to help with the harvest. With a bumper crop of wheat waiting, the farm’s only hired hand quits, leaving Corrie with no choice but to accept the help of her old boyfriend’s older brother, Aaron Tuttle. It seems like the perfect plan until Corrie realizes ex-flame Luke isn’t over her. But even with Luke’s apologies and attempts to rekindle their romance, Corrie can’t forget his past betrayal.
Between harvesting, keeping tabs on her younger siblings, and watching her parents’ marriage crumble, Corrie leans on Aaron for emotional support. Wading through jealousy was never on Corrie’s to-do list, but as she navigates the choppy waters, she finds herself falling for Aaron’s good looks and charming wit.
Just when Corrie thinks she has everything under control, a stranger seeking shelter comes to the farm, and an old nemesis returns for revenge. As destructive forces align against her, Corrie must decide which man’s love will bring her back to life and restore her faith in herself, her family, and her purpose.