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?
The bodies of high school and middle school kids are found dead from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. The drug trade along the I-94 and I-43 corridors and the Milwaukee Metro area is controlled by MS-13, a violent gang originating from El Salvador. Ricardo Fuentes is sent from Chicago to Waukesha to find out who is cutting in on their business, shut it down and teach them a lesson. But he has an ulterior motive: find and kill a fifteen-year-old boy, George Tokay, who had killed his cousin the previous summer.
Detectives Jamie Graff, Pat O’Connor and Paul Eiselmann race to find the source of the drugs, shut down the ring, and find Fuentes before he kills anyone else, especially George or members of his family. The three detectives come to realize that the ring has its roots in a high school among the students and staff.
A sizzling mystery-thriller
Serial murders of beautiful twins over a century. Impossible!
When Atlanta’s top Homicide cop, Suzanne Delacroix, catches a triple murder case – two teenage twins and their mom brutally murdered in Cascade Heights – something at the crime scene compels her to turn in her badge and gun. Something more than just the ritualistic mayhem jangles her very soul.
Later, as a legal investigator and as a favor to a longtime friend she takes on a nondescript case in a sleepy Atlanta suburb but soon discovers things are not what they seem. She again becomes entangled in the Cascade murders which she believes are related to those of several teen twins going back more than 100 years…and to the death of her cop father…and to what happened to her two decades ago at a frat party…and to an Evil she could have never imagined.
The Children is Book One of the family saga Once & Forever.
Dmitry Rostoff’s world has turned upside-down when he discovered that he became a father to a baby girl born in Moscow. He brings his illegitimate daughter to America, honoring her mother’s last wish. A strained and complicated relationship between Dmitry and his mother, Elizabeth Rostoff, the Matriarch of the family jewelry empire, quickly deteriorates after he uncovers her attempt at sabotage. Dmitry’s only salvation is his eleven-year-old son, Peter.
The conflict between the mother and son turns into an open war, with both children, and the woman Dmitry fell in love with, caught in the middle.
The New Order of the Age, Annuit coeptis Novus ordo seclorum. Is the EU the rebirth of the Roman Empire? With American in decline under the presidency of Donald Trump, will the EU alliance led by the France and German emerge as the world next superpower? This will be one of the most prolific book you will every read. Available now at Amazon
At a young age of 32, I have lived many experiences that have molded my life. With each experience, I have encountered lessons that have made me successful in my endeavors as a business owner, coach, and motivator. This book shares many of the stories of my life and the lessons I have learned along the way. I hope that each person who reads this book not only gets entertainment out of my stories, but a thought process to start seeing the lessons of their own lives.
Hailey Velck, Private Investigator is pulled into a serial murder case with local detective and long time friend, Bobby Stein and his partner Gabe Nexs. Can they catch the killer before the city is bathed in blood?
The Earth is dying and humankind along with it. 3 are born at a time when hope is flailing. In their twentieth year, the battle begins. With their familiars at their sides, they battle the demon plague that is rotting the World and try to bring back hope and humanity.
Christine Ray’s debut poetry collection ‘Composition of a Woman’ is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful. Split into five sections (Nerve, Brain, Breast, Rib, and Blood), Ray writes about chronic illness, depression, love, loss, and identity.
“Christine Ray brilliantly split Composition into five thoughtful sections that work together beautifully to deliver the maximum impact of each poem while taking the reader deeper into a stunning journey of the mind, the body, the very soul of this person. In Composition, Christine Ray reveals so much of what we try to hide, and she does so while dancing between ruthlessly beautiful and heartbreakingly painful.”
An American family in crisis and how they deal with it. An aging WWII veteran with dementia, a pregnant daughter bein stalked by her meth using boyfriend, and a preteen becoming a teenager are what we see. Behind the scenes, a greater crisis is gathering as an old enemy of one of the family gets ready to take revenge from his post as manager of a security firm contracted to the NSA. By the end of the story you will be wondering who has your information and what are they going to do with it. Available in both Kindle and paperback.
A psychological thriller about murder among friends … and enemies. Who do you trust?
Leila Goodfriend is laying down the bones of a painting. When interrupted by Iris, the noisy, unlikeable artist in the studio upstairs, Leila is distracted and annoyed.
When she discovers the racket was actually Iris’ dead body hitting the floor, Leila becomes obsessed: Who murdered Iris?
The other Red Barn Cooperative artists—competitive, jealous and hypocritical—are prime suspects. They all hated Iris. “An artist owes his life to his art,” Iris said.
Iris was good for a laugh. But no one is laughing now.
In this gripping mystery, new author Barbara Elle paints a clever and twisted picture of women and sisters, whose lives are entwined by a brutal murder in a charming Cape Cod town.
Alibis fall apart. Plot twists multiply. And Leila comes to a dangerous conclusion.
Best Selling Australian author, Camilla Chance (Wisdom Man) has a new book, Melissa & Kasho
Melissa, a shy teenage girl, feels lost in a transnational high society world that drives her to the depths of despair. But her attraction to the very human Kasho, who has snippets of philosophy to impart, eventually enables her to develop her own strengths. But Kasho doesn’t dwell physically on Earth. Melissa’s realistic story traverses class, gender, and power dynamics. She is expected to walk, or is bullied into walking, a certain path required of her class, including marrying a certain man. It’s only when she connects with Kasho, a native man whose values are in-line with hers, that she finds a kindred spirit who truly sees her. In an age of bullying and teen suicide, the resonating lesson throughout the story is “There is always a way of making your life better.” But how will she and her best friend, Daisy, find it?
From her carefree early life on a farm in rural South Australia to a marriage that was broken even before it began, then living as a struggling single mother and navigating a string of bad romances – this is the story of a woman whose lessons in life – and love – have been learned the hard way.
Jules Hannaford grew up living an idyllic childhood, full of fun and adventures. She went to boarding school and had the time of her life, excelling at sport, making new friends and getting in trouble due to her risk taking and mischievous nature.
When single motherhood called for her to step up and take charge, she found her passion in her career as a teacher, yet she struggled to find someone to share her life with. One day, the opportunity came for her to move across the world, and she packed her bags, pulled her daughter out of school, and took the risk of leaving her sleepy home city for Asia’s mega city of Hong Kong.
From then on, life was different. Suddenly, she was in a job she loved, and she no longer had to struggle to make ends meet, but there was still one thing missing. Love.
Optimistic, Jules began internet dating, and unwittingly invited a new kind of trouble into her life. Was it her trusting nature? Her naïveté? Or was it simply her desperate desire to share her life with someone that made her take the risks that almost cost her life?
Set in rust-belt Michigan in 1967, Zug Island tells the story of Jake Malone, an eighteen-year-old student who is kicked out of college and finds work as one of the few white employees in a black labor crew at Zug Island’s blast furnace and coke oven complex. Jake earns the respect of his African American coworkers and develops a friendship with Theo Semple, a restless laborer who longs to reunite with his wife and son in Memphis, Tennessee. When the Detroit riots break out, Jake must defend his friendship with Theo and reconcile his own feelings about his position in the world. Told with straightforward candor and an authentic voice, Zug Island is a coming-of-age story that explores the bonds of loyalty and friendship in the face of entrenched racial tension and civil unrest.
The Traveler’s Best Seller is a fiction novel about Mr. Peregrine, an underachieving high school teacher who has already suffered great loss and now faces a terminal cancer diagnosis. In an effort to live before he dies, he stumbles across an unorthodox trio who seem unusually interested in fulfilling his dying wishes.
I scanned the packed stadium. First I took in the seats in front of me. Everyone was on their feet, clapping and waving their hands. Then I scanned across the expansive nosebleed section. I had to shield my eyes from the bright stage lights. I hadn’t done a thing yet. Not a word; just walked out on stage. But there they were, twenty-five thousand people on their feet, looking at me, waiting for me to tell my story. After all, who can say they rode side by side in battle with George Washington; played for kings and queens alongside Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. My stories grew larger with every travel. The students loved my new passion for history. The faculty thought I was out of my mind. The FBI knew I was in over my head.