Rain is a collection of 30 short stories. From the sorrow of heartbreak and broken relationships to mysterious disappearances and alien visitations; from the strangeness of the open badlands to the magic of lands that never were; from ethereal beauty to Gothic horror – let Steve Carr take you on journeys into little worlds which seem like keyhole glimpses of much larger universes in this, his third collection of short stories.
In a remarkably personal and intimate story, Jerry Tillinghast talks about his life and the choices he made.
Battling alongside his brothers on the streets of Providence. Enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, fighting in Vietnam, and becoming a victim of the politics of that war. Returning to Providence as an angry young man and his choice to hang with the wise guys.
The cost of his reputation as a “feared mob enforcer” and the effect on his family. Meeting Raymond L.S. Patriarca, the notorious head of New England Organized Crime family, and how he came to embrace him as a father figure.
He reveals the inside story of the two of the most infamous cases in Rhode Island history; BondedVault and the George Basmajian Homicide.
Jerry was found not guilty after the Bonded Vault trial, but his luck ran out with theBasmajian murder. Convicted with Jerry was his brother, Harold Tillinghast. Since the moment of their arrest, Jerry has said just one thing.
Harold wasn’t in the car.
Jerry Tillinghast, a featured character on the Crimetown podcast, one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world, tells his life story with honesty and emotion. Setting the record straight after forty years of silence.
Silent no more…
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Mercy’s last few months have been the hardest of her life. Her mother tried to kill her on the night of her graduation, and now someone is following her. Every sound, every shadow, every movement makes her feel unsafe, even in her own home.
As she tries to convince herself it’s all her imagination, the handsome and enigmatic Caleb Blackwell stepped out of the shadows and tells her the truth about her past . . . and her identity. Caleb not only tells her that she once belonged to him, but that she’s part of a centuries-old coven of witches whose sole purpose for existence is to seek out and destroy a supernatural force which threatens mankind.
Mercy has a choice to make. She can run and hide from her calling, or stand and fight for her life.
Former DEA agent Hardin Steel is now the duly elected sheriff of Cameron County, Texas. Life along the Rio Grande is good. His two ex-wives are behaving, his girlfriend is beautiful, owns a condo on South Padre Island, and is helping him win—most of the time—his battle with booze. But then the Ochoa Cartel shoots down a DEA Blackhawk helicopter using a US-made Stinger missile, the wife of a corrupt judge dies in a mysterious accident, and Steel’s friend, Dennis Deleon, is found murdered on his fishing boat—his privates impaled on a large fish hook.
Steel’s life is turned upside down as he goes after the killers the only way he knows how—down and dirty—winner take all….
Across from Boston Common, nestled into the corner of a cobblestone mall, sits The Bookseller, a bookstore owned by a lovable rare book dealer and his wife, who runs a coffee parlor inside the store. The parlor is the morning greeting place for business people from around the mall where the complementary coffee is hot and delicious, the croissants are a quarter and the lively banter is free. George and Elizabeth lead a happy life surrounded by many friends. Their happiness is about to be shattered by a violent South American drug cartel with a new, high tech process for smuggling cocaine.
When the village of Little Upham comes under attack, Tatty Moon must try to save it – difficult when you’re only three and-a-bit inches tall!
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Alison Freeman met Keene Marshall because of a dare she wholeheartedly regrets accepting.
As her family’s corporate lawyer, Alison discards the idea of love as quickly as she negotiates contracts. Brutally. She realizes she’s been a fool over Keene—who is now intimately embedded in her family. It only adds to the enormity of emotions churning inside about her life.
Keene Marshall is arrogant enough to know his time with Alison left a lasting impression. He has yet to determine what place she’s going to hold in his life, but he knows there will be one. They burn too hot for there not to be.
Having closed himself off from his humanity for so long, finding Alison again presents its own set of challenges. Keene struggles with everything from his family to the walls Alison persistently builds between them. And he can’t handle the emotions that come with being denied what he wants.
Alison’s wary of Keene. Something is holding her back, except every time his lips touch hers, she’s flung into the race of her life for the one thing she claims she never wanted to win.
During the depths of the Great Depression in Ypsilanti, Michigan, a seven-year-old boy is found frozen to death under the Frog Island footbridge in Depot Town after being reported missing the night before by his parents. Upon closer examination, the Washtenaw County Coroner discovers the child was the victim of foul play. Local gossips and some police were convinced they knew who the guilty party was, but proving it in a court of law was a different matter.
Book eleven in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery Series
Jealousy… Drugs… Murder…
At the reservation to make final arrangements for her upcoming wedding, potter Shandra Higheagle gets caught up in the murder of a young woman about to turn her life around.
Having no jurisdiction on the reservation, Detective Ryan Greer pulls in favors from friends in the FBI to make sure there is no delay in their wedding.
However, the death occurs in a sacred place and could place the nuptials on hold. Following the clues may not only stop the wedding…
But separate Shandra and Ryan for life.
“This is a truly impressive and inspiring travelogue.” – Anne Cater, Books are Cool
“Wow, what a book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about David and Helene’s amazing around the world adventure.
David’s writing style was friendly, while being informative, funny and also conveying sometimes sad historic events which happened in the 15 countries they visited”. – The Spoonie Mummy
“An entertaining must-read for any discerning traveller” – Audley Traveller magazine
“New book ‘Turning Left Around the World’ has just made the TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2018 list” – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.
“A book well worth reading, it has geography, history, adventure laughs and pathos, a truly enjoyable read. – E.M.Parker, Amazon Reviewer
“David writes with a warmth and humour that charms the reader from tears to laughter and back again with a turn of the page. An easy to read guide of their travels with an often tongue in cheek view of the countries visited. A truly entertaining and informative read with a good dose of humour – highly recommended. – Emma Jane, Book Reviewer
Sammon gives Trump common sense advice on how he can become a more effective leader by becoming a human being instead of a jerk.
Trump doesn’t think he needs to be honorable. Sammon tells him different.
As in the first book Oh Don, installments of Oh Don, Once Again were posted weekly to Trump’s Facebook page where they were erased by someone 10 minutes after posting.
Trump or his cronies can erase the comments in Oh Don, Once Again, off of his website. But they can’t erase the difference between right and wrong. That’s what this book is all about.
Logan’s Choice is a contemporary romance, the first in a series of five books dealing with the great love stories of one family. When Chelsea Collins’ grandfather Joshua Collins dies, he leaves her his business empire which she doesn’t want. She tries her best to get herself thrown out of the company, but all of her attempts fail. Logan Sherwood wants Collins Industries and presents a codicil to Chelsea’s grandfather’s will stating that if he marries her for a year the company will be his. Logan wants the business. Chelsea wants Logan. Will they both get what they want?
Blood of the Unknowns, a sequel to Guns of the Abyss, is the second of two novels of political intrigue and warfare that follow a woman’s attempt to prevent the spreading cataclysm of events that ignite World War I. In Blood of the Unknowns, we visit the outcome of her vain political activism, and the misfortunes of her husband, a former assistant to the German Chancellor, now consigned to the machine of war as a low-ranking army private fighting at the behest of militarist aristocrats supportive of the imperialist government’s expansionary view of a European continent.
Under the moonlight, he and a fellow German soldier, a dark-skinned Gypsy recruit, share the same crowded stand in a muddy, hand-shoveled trench on the deadly Western Front. As oddly paired as two men of different backgrounds and experience might be, Privates Frieslaven and Maruska hunker in protective friendship, a vital, cooperative defense against enemy sniper fire, bombs and bayonets, and the failures of German leadership that result in the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men pushed beyond human capacity.
The human toll of death and gruesome injury soars on a daily basis as constant waves of courageous soldiers snip through braced lines of rolling barbwire, crawl across pock-marked fields, and watch in war-weary horror as compatriots ordered to charge are felled by machine gun fire so thick that retreat is inevitable for those few left standing. Unilateral surrender is not a choice, however bloodied the troops.
An absolutely staggering account of soldiers at war. Makes you seem to be there, gasping with fright, sick to the stomach at the horror of war in having to kill and killing advancing ground troops. A must read for any soldier.
Wow! Powerful! Well written, scary, sad.
Brings the horror of trench warfare to“ life”; no pun intended.
THE WOMAN IN THE YELLOW DRESS is a Private Eye story set in 1948 Los Angeles. A beautiful wealthy woman, Rachel Stone Barbieri, hires Patrick Miles Atwater to discover if her husband, Cesar is cheating on her. Patrick senses she is lying but takes the case to find out what her true agenda is all about.
The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century. From the beginning, their relationship was a tumultuous one, in which the couple’s excesses were as widely known as their passion for each other. Despite their love, both Scott and Zelda engaged in flirtations that threatened to tear the couple apart. But none had a more profound impact on the two—and on Scott’s writing—as the liaison between Zelda and a French aviator, Edouard Jozan. Though other biographies have written of Jozan as one of Scott’s romantic rivals, accounts of the pilot’s effect on the couple have been superficial at best.
In The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal That Shaped an American Classic, Kendall Taylor examines the dalliance between the southern belle and the French pilot from a fresh perspective. Drawing on conversations and correspondence with Jozan’s daughter, as well as materials from the Jozan family archives, Taylor sheds new light on this romantic triangle. More than just a casual fling, Zelda’s tryst with Edouard affected Scott as much as it did his wife—and ultimately influenced the author’s most famous creation, Jay Gatsby. Were it not for Zelda’s affair with the pilot, Scott’s novel might be less about betrayal and more about lost illusions.
Exploring the private motives of these public figures, Taylor offers new explanations for their behavior. In addition to the love triangle that included Jozan, Taylor also delves into an earlier event in Zelda’s life—a sexual assault she suffered as a teenager—one that affected her future relationships. Both a literary study and a probing look at an iconic couple’s psychological makeup, The Gatsby Affair offers readers a bold interpretation of how one of America’s greatest novels was influenced.
Sometimes we experience something so traumatic in our lives, it changes us forever…
Renee Johnson has found herself in the midst of turmoil. She has made nothing but a complete mess out of her life and nothing could prepare her for the path laid out before her. An unexpected turn of events plunges her into the most challenging situation she has ever faced. With her best friend, Miah Hunter at her side, Renee must traverse a course that most would not even dare.
Chase Randall, Renee’s new love interest and her light in a dark world, has been challenged by something he never expected. A surprise situation sure to test his resolve and ultimately, his humanity. Despite the negative impact of their plight on their lives, Chase weather’s the storm, only to face the biggest tribulation in the end.
Together, Renee and Chase withstand the beating, leaving them to face a new world in the aftermath of their tragic loss.
Subjected to the indecision of medical professionals who insist on perpetuating a practice they claim is safe, every woman should learn to question them. Doctors are human too and are far from perfect, but patients tend to say nothing, never challenge their practices, and therefore things will never change. The events described in this memoir were either a direct or indirect result of a doctor’s dismissal of signs of impending difficulties, or their failure to act in a timely fashion using interventions that could have otherwise made a difference. In A Flash calls them all into question and, with any luck, will force them to at least look into what appears to be the source of devastating loss for thousands of women everywhere. End the madness: Question their motives, stand up for your rights, and never allow them to disregard even the slightest concern.
Best friends must find a way to release hidden passions, save a true mate, and expose the evil that threatens true love and an entire Fae realm…
Devitt St. Clair is the youngest and favored son of the King of the Fae. While patrolling the land that holds the Pit, a gateway between Earth and his territory in Faedom, he runs across a beautiful female. This human now owns the home that sits at the opening of the Pit. That spells trouble for his people and leaves a mystery of how a human acquired the home of a powerful Fae.
Sienna Hurston has just lost everything. Her cheating boyfriend has been embezzling money from her Veterinary Clinic leaving her destitute. Luckily, the grandfather she’s never known leaves her his property. Heartbroken, but with nowhere to go, she finally makes her way to her new home. When a gorgeous man knocks on her door, she has no idea her life is about to drastically change.
The instant attraction between Dev and Sienna hides a secret evil and hidden memories that could destroy them both and set in motion the downfall of Dev’s realm in Faedom. With the help of Dev’s best friend and Guard, Rhys McNamara they set out to discover the evil Mage who would dare come between true mates.
This story contains lots of growls, wolves, bears and a surprise attraction between friends when they come together in an intense healing. Be prepared for lots of m/f and intense m/m/f loving, lots of biting sexiness, and the magic of love.
This book is intended for readers age 18+ and those with an open mind.
Readers first met Angel Ariel in Claire Candy Hough’s previous work, a #1 Amazon International Bestseller, “One True Home: Behind the Veil of Forgetfulness, and followed her remarkable journey through her earthly incarnations as she fulfilled her spiritual quest. Now, in I Am an Angelic Walk-In, also a #1 Amazon International Bestseller, Mrs. Hough completes the story as Angel Ariel embarks on her most challenging mission ever.
Like many of us, Candy felt as if her life were spiraling out of control. Her marriage to a cold, controlling attorney ended in divorce. A new relationship started out promising, but crashed into a nightmare of deceit. Her health and finances in ruins, this desperate woman wished only for death. Then one day, seemingly out of nowhere, everything changed. Candy’s entire existence was amazingly and irrevocably transformed. What happened?
We’ve all encountered – or at least heard about – those rare individuals who change their lives overnight. The miracle cure of a terminal illness, the addict who simply decides one day to quit – how do they do it? What happened to them to create a dramatic turnaround? I Am an Angelic Walk-In explores these tantalizing questions and provides thought-provoking answers, a glimpse into the eternal and the divine. Follow Angel Ariel and Candy as their two paths become one and Angel Ariel manifests a reunion with her beloved Twin-Flame. For all those who read One True Home, this volume is the ideal companion. For those new to the story, I Am an Angelic Walk-In introduces the fascinating characters and intriguing concepts of the previous book and continues their stories to a breathtaking conclusion. I Am an Angelic Walk-In will open your eyes and touch your heart, that rare book that provides both an entertaining read and deep insights. I Am an Angelic Walk-In is a treat to be savored and treasured.
Since the beginning of time, humankind has been asking the same questions: Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? What happens to us when our bodies die? Claire Candy Hough explores these mysteries and more in her remarkable new novel, One True Home—Behind the Veil of Forgetfulness.
Follow the adventures of one extraordinary heroine as she lives through many life- times, each a step on the path to spiritual awakening and self-realization: a princess in ancient Egypt, a peasant with the power to heal in medieval Scotland, a spoiled, pampered courtesan in renaissance Venice, a slave captured in Africa and brought to colonial America, and a native American of the Lakota tribe, finally ascending to the angelic being she was always meant to be. More than just a series of fascinating earthly experiences, One True Home shines a light on the biggest mystery of them all: what happens to us between incarnations? Is Heaven real? Claire Candy Hough answers the last question with a resounding “Yes!”, pointing to her own connection to Spirit during two near-death experiences. The author brings an extensive background as a clairvoyant and intuitive counselor to craft a story that is accessible and down- to-earth, as well as highly imaginative and deeply spiritual.
At times thrilling, heartbreaking and tenderly romantic, One True Home is among those rare books that is both a page-turning tale and a work of profound wisdom and insight. Ariel is a heroine you won’t soon forget, and her earthbound adventures and spiritual evolution will stay with you long after the last word has been read. A must-read for seekers of all ages and walks of life, One True Home is destined to become a classic of new age literature.
When skeletal remains turn up in Baltimore’s Leakin Park, Detective Paul Solomon is pessimistic about their chances of solving the case. But a clue discovered near the bones soon leaves his partner, Tim Cullen, in little doubt as to their identity. As the case leads him close to home, Tim struggles to find a balance between professional responsibility and family, testing Paul’s patience and loyalty in the process.
In his personal life, Paul wrestles with his own increasingly precarious balancing act. His friendship with David Haygood threatens his new relationship with Owen, and he finds himself questioning not only his own judgment but his motivations as well. When Paul makes a choice that may irreparably damage his budding romance, the only person he can think to turn to is his ex-lover and friend Andy.
As Paul and Tim sift through details of the short life of a young woman who died over a quarter of a century ago, what eventually emerges from the web of connections and coincidence is a story that’s both shocking and sadly familiar to the seasoned detectives.
Margaritas & Mexico! Murder???One Man’s Epic Journey across two Continents and four Countries with 50 years of Adventure. But,1986 changed everything forever. “It’s all good until it turns bad.” One event devastated the lives of 19 Students, 3 Chaperones and 1 Bus Driver. Was it the Tequila???
Thinking about sending your “Kids” to Paradise Unsupervised? THINK AGAIN!!!
EXCERPT from CHAPTER 1
I boarded the bus having a bit of difficulty due to the metal support brace that I had fixed to my right knee. I looked at my “amigos,” a word we had learned on this trip to Mexico, we each used it loosely – each person, place or thing that we encountered was our Amigo.
“Sorry for being the last person.”
It was 8:12 a.m., we were supposed to be gone and on the asphalt broken highway back to life as we knew it no later than 8:00 a.m. There was a silence of which I have never heard before nor have ever heard since. I trapped a bee with my thumb that had been swarming around my beer either attracted to the fruit inside my bottle or the rotten salsa that was smeared on the outside.
“Still nothing from Tina?” The words came slurred from my dry swollen, partly scabbed lips, which had enjoyed too much sun and salty margaritas.
My question was answered by the anguished looks of my fellow spring breakers. Tina had not surfaced. The last time any of us, including her two roommates had seen her was 36 hours earlier.
This is “My Bad Tequila.”
This spring getaway was supposed to be a fun experience and a pleasant memory. It ended up being more than a memory; it was an unpleasant walk through life.
If given the option to sign off on your afterlife and accept eternal peace and all that comes with it, or solve the mystery of your own death, which would you choose?