Someone is stealing Sully Wheeler’s cattle. Are they trying to force him out? Or are they after him because he’s an old time gun hand hiding from his past? And who is this red-coated Constable Theason who insists on investigating? Is this just cattle rustling or something else? The local newspaper seems to be more interested in what the Mounties are doing within their ranks than following the story of thieves and lost property; why is that?
With the rustlers on one side, his commanders treating him like a pariah, the press wanting information he can’t supply, a partner he doesn’t really trust, will Theason manage to survive?
By Dave McGowan
A short story about a woman rancher and pioneer, alone and faced with theft, rape and perhaps …
And with a connection to the descendants of the characters in “Into the Mountains”.
Into The Mountains
By Dave McGowan
A short story about the aftermath of the Métis Rebellion and an escape to the North West.
It was a moonless, damp night in early summer. I was young then and did not understand that Mother was very worried. As she sat sewing by the lantern light she continued to glance at the cabin door and shift on the bench. Father was still not home.
At that time and for many years after I still believed that our father – our guide and anchor – could do as he chose. I expect that Gabriel, even though he is four years older than I, had similar feelings about the man who was our beginning and ending. As the years passed we both grew to understand how serious Father was about his family and their care. We eventually learned from his teachings that the respected leader is more concerned for those who follow than with him self.
“Every so often, love and betrayal go hand in hand.” What would you do if a loved one betrayed you?
Fourteen-year-old Emma Mae Davenport, an unsuspecting standout high school athlete and student vanishes without a trace. An unknown perpetrator with a vendetta previously stalks Emma through cryptic text messages. With her mother out of town and school on break; 48 hours transpire before anyone realizes Emma is missing.
Time’s ticking-minute by minute. Four of Emma’s friends armed with cyber-techno skills discover nefarious doings. They form the group, “Warriors for Emma” and as they gather clues, encounter copious road blocks and mishaps.
From a small town to an intriguing international context involving the FBI and headed by the Greek Adonis looking FBI Agent, Marco Damon; this tale quickly unfolds.
Where is Emma? Will she be found in time to celebrate her 15th birthday or will she remain missing?
Emma’s story, great for the young adult, millennial set, and adult audiences will have you mesmerized. Her story weaves intrigue, suspense, betrayal, love, friendship, faith, mystery and sprinkled with humor, captivates the reader to keep turning pages.
Get ready for thrills and chills. It’s like “Pretty Little Liars” with a twist of “Gone Girl.”
Join Roc, a young businessman with a mind for money like none other. Growing up poor, he vowed to find a way to make a change, not just for himself, but for everyone around him.
Roc takes dirty money and allows his girlfriend to invest it in a Life Insurance business that turned out to do better than he’d ever thought. What he didn’t know, the toes he stepped on, on his way to the top, may come back to haunt him.
Find out if Roc will come out on top.
A deep journey, into matters of the heart, from a man’s thoughts and point of view. Showing what we as men go through in life; from broken hearts, to being alone and hurt. Only to keep those feelings and frustrations bottled up inside, without the ability, capacity or knowledge of how to vent and express them in a positive way. My book is the heart and soul of what a man puts into his life and relationships, and how sometimes, it doesn’t go too well. Finally having a chance to open up and let the world know we try to be strong but we too have our breakdown moments, needing a strong and loyal support system as well. It’s a message saying we are great men, fathers, sons, uncles and a whole lot more. We also chose to accept people and not judge, so why can’t we receive the same back? Bottom line.. there are more good men in the world than most people think. We only ask that you look pass some of our flaws and try to accept us as we are. You may be surprised at what you see.
What began as a college writing assignment evolved into the novel Generations: A Greek Family Odyssey about three generations of women. Sandra is a Greek immigrant whose arranged marriage to a man nearly 20 years her senior brings her to America in 1935. Duty, fear of deportation and motherhood keep her locked in a marriage for five years until she finds the courage and determination to assert her independence. Setting off for New York City to begin a new life, she knows there is no turning back. Using her skills as a seamstress and with the assistance of other immigrants pursuing The American Dream, she assembles a new life with her child, and eventually finds a new husband of her own choosing.
Amidst the turbulence and uncertainty of the mid-1960s, her daughter Krystal is forced to find her own way when her husband abandons her, leaving her with a two-year-old daughter to raise alone. Juggling three jobs, she places her child in the care of a strict Catholic order of nuns that run a historic boarding school in another state.
Granddaughter Angela, the only Greek Orthodox student at the 120-year-old convent school, tries her best to fit in and make friends. She encounters a mysterious spirit in a dormitory attic.
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Natalie Bowers is living the dream, a great job, a happy marriage, good money and loads of great sex.
Then she and her husband go for a next door barbecue, and she has an erotic experience that she cannot manage to forget. Tormented by the unforgettable member, she barely wades through the next week.
But what happens when the other party visits and she’s stuck with him in the most unlikely situation?
In a story that fluidly intertwines, suspense, a loss of marital responsibility, the hypnotizing effect of good f*cking with loads of sex, discover how Natalie manages to make an escape, even if just for one more day.
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Would you want to live forever?
Would it be the most amazing gift to never die?
Or, would it be an eternal curse from which there is no escape?
Lord Thog of the Grey Marshes has lived for hundreds of years, never fearing death’s grim embrace. Instead, he fears each and every day, because he’s cursed to outlive everyone he’s ever known or loved.
Lord Thog is a complex man, forced into the role of heroism as he seeks a way to end his pain and be re-united with his beloved bride, who he has watched die numerous times.
What can free him of this damnation?
Growing up with a strictly religious father in a house with little joy, or love, left Grady Stoltz eager to get out. At the first opportunity that presented itself, they left home with a young man who swept them off their feet, used their preferred pronouns, and accepted that they were gender fluid and wished to shed the name Grady and all of the constraints of their former life. Dubbed Gypsy, they never expected to return to that farm or the rural community they’d been raised in, but life took some unexpected turns, and they found themselves returning four years later. A little older, a little wiser, and the new owner of a house full of memories and regrets.
Cleaning the place up is only the first step towards deciding if they wish to sell it, or if they wish to stay and try and make a life for themselves in a place they’ve never felt as if they belonged. Haunted by the memories of the father who could never accept them, the mother they lost at a young age, and their own shortcomings and failures, they are in a very dark place when Rogue arrives.
Charismatic when performing in front of an audience, yet shy and vulnerable when faced with the prospect of being alone in a crowd, Rogue seeks shelter with Gypsy on their middle of nowhere farm, hoping for a new beginning and a chance to see if the tiny spark that had flared between them once before, can be kindled into a roaring flame.
Two battered souls, one tattered farmhouse, an old dog, a cranky chicken, several misspoken words, and one crazed ex-husband combine in an explosive combination of truth, lust, dreams, and vengeance. Will the force of it tear Gypsy and Rogue apart, or will it leave them closer than they ever dared to hope?
The Loc Princess deals with the traumatic life events and eternal healing process for Princess Brianna and her twin sister Tianna. Through the heartfelt affirmation “You are smart, You are loved, you are beautiful. Don’t think that you are, know that you are,” they are constantly reminded of who they are.
Every mom is a warrior. A biblical account of a mother who found well beyond what appeared to be the end.
For Beauty, all she wants is for her life to go back to normal. However, life has different plans for her.With her estranged husband, Caleb’s return, she is struggling with the idea of him faking his own death. Feeling hurt and betrayed, she is not sure who she can trust anymore. Now, everything has turned upside down as an unexpected enemy creates another problem for Beauty.As her younger sister, Kyra, is abducted, Beauty and Caleb, along with Kyra’s boyfriend Luke, and best friends Trace and Shy, will have to put their differences aside as they work together to find Kyra. Only, finding out who is behind Kyra’s abduction won’t be an easy task. With her previous mental instability due to previous violent events, the group has no idea what is in store for them. Discover this suspenseful sequel to the novel, I, Beauty.
Some things are meant to be — others are just never going to happen.
Aaron Adler’s marriage is over, but his super sexy ex-wife keeps calling him. Whatever she has in mind, he’s not interested. Is he? Things get even more complicated when Jane Barloc enters his life. There’s something about her that seems so familiar. As much as he tries to ignore his attraction, the immediate connection he feels is too strong to be denied.
When Jane’s counseling client Connor needs a ride to his parents’ house, she’s happy to help him out. But, after the young man drags her into the beautiful home, Jane is shocked when the man who’s been haunting her dreams for years is standing inside. She had no idea Connor Adler was related to Aaron Adler, the famous author.
Can the woman who’s always seen herself as a “Plain Jane” win the heart of the handsome and über wealthy man she could never seem to forget? What’s the shockingly erotic surprise Aaron’s ex-wife has in store for him? Will he be able to resist temptation?
Just the Way You Are is the first in a series of deliciously sensual full-length romances with happily-ever-after endings readers will love.
Billionaires – Musicians– Lovers – Best Friends – Manhattan Society Kit Ramsey, a public relations veteran, understands that donations from wall street wonders are as key to non-profits’ success as good social work. After all, its donors who help keep the doors open. This fast-paced satiric novel offers a unique viewpoint and some unexpected revelations about the social not-so-niceties that occur between the wealthy Manhattan society patrons and the social workers to whom they condescend.
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GAY MEMOIR – “BEING GREEN” A COLORFUL JOURNEY from the street lights of the Bronx to the bright lights of Hollywod. Read about my long, hard journey from a formerly closeted and confused gay man to the happy, well adjusted man I have become. I never knew my mother as a sane woman. My father mentally and physically abused me. I wore the mask of “normalcy” by leading a conventional married life for seven years, and finally at the bursting point, I volunteered myself into a mental hospital for 30 days. After much mental turmoil I finally came out and lived my truth and found myself working with such Hollywood luminaries as CLINT EASTWOOD, LUCILLE BALL, JOHN DENVER, JACK LEMMON, JOHNNY MATHIS, BARBRA STREISAND and a host of others. In addition I developed a friendship with my lifetime obsession, singer-actress DORIS DAY. The book is available in all formats, and can be purchased on the following web sites: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and I-tunes. It can also be ordered at your neighborhood book store.
Battling my mental demons was not easy, but I persevered, saw a few analysts along the way, meditated, made a habit of positive thinking and have turned my life happily around. For anyone who feels that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, I believe overcoming my lifetime struggles may prove to be inspiring. That’s my hope.
Terrorists as we know them are social misfits, undisciplined. But what if they were well-trained, organized, and blended in like your next door neighbor? Meet the most wanted killers in America, targeting “soft targets” like an iconic mall. “Too realistic,” readers say.
A short novel that entwine poetry, drama, suspense and romance all in one place can only be called… “Love & Trust- A Poetic Novel”.
Beto Hernandez’s objective: Break the human trafficking ring plaguing Skagit once and for all. He’s not in Skagit to make friends—he’s kicking ass first and taking names later. Maybe. He crosses paths with an intriguing and sexy man, the first in years to spark Beto’s interest. It’s ultimate bad timing, though; no one in Skagit can be trusted.
Who is Carsten Quinn, and where does he fit in Beto’s investigation? Beto tries to stay away from Carsten but their undeniable chemistry keeps him close.
Carsten Quinn survived years in hell to return to “normal life,” and he has his own mission in Skagit. The only problem is he’s hiding, not living anything like a normal life. When his closest friend is severely injured it’s up to Carsten to finish gathering evidence to put some very bad people behind bars and he knows all too well he can’t trust anyone, especially not the law.
Ironically, the law appears anyway, in the form of a sexy cop he can’t stop thinking about; when Carsten’s past comes back with a vengeance, he has no one else to turn to.
Is happiness too much to hope for? Are Beto and Carsten too different and too broken to trust anyone, much less each other?
mm romance, LGBTQA, 18+
For centuries, Earth has served as the battleground for a secret war between a reptilian alien species and the clandestine human organization dedicated to eradicating this extraterrestrial threat. But when a single woman becomes the focal point of this brutal conflict, the fate of the planet alters forever…
Life hasn’t been easy for Riley Anbar since her grandmother’s death. Between struggling to run the family business, dealing with troubling psychic visions, and puzzling over unanswered questions about the parents she never knew, Riley is doing her best just to get by. After a pair of chance encounters with two mysterious men, Riley finds herself thrust into danger as both human and alien forces converge on her once-ordinary life.
But in this war, there is no clear boundary between good and evil. Both factions are determined to use Riley for their own ends, and they’re willing to endanger everyone around her to achieve their goals. Caught between the two men who have captured her heart and the secrets of her own past, what choice will Riley make when she discovers neither side is in the right?
After growing up heartbroken with an endless series of struggles, Maria Michaels creates a picture-perfect family of her own. But life changes too quickly, and she loses her grip on herself and her two troubled sons. In spite of her desire to give them a better life, they spiral downward on the paths they choose. They must fight through sadness, mistakes and tragedy to find redemption and the love that only a mother can give. Told from a dual perspective of mother and son, we follow the family’s battles with divorce, drugs and depression. You will laugh and cry, and probably want to call your mom to tell her you love her.
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Morgan isn’t expecting romance when she accompanies her friend for a week of skiing, but when she meets Jared all bets are off.
Haunted by the loss of his parents, werecat Jared Catterick earns his keep working for the Catclaw Clan. Jared has secrets that he doesn’t mind sharing with a special lady, and he hopes Morgan is that special someone. When his past and present collide it’s worse than he imagined, and he’s forced to fight for his life.
In a dark and unforgiving fantasy world, plagued by tyrant kings, genocidal religion and brutal oppression, a young, happy-go-lucky girl sets out to become the world’s next hero.
Join brave yet naive adventurer Erisian Hestia as she quests to become the greatest hero in the world. In the bleak and gritty world of Elaria, she must overcome terrible truths and chilling realities as her storybook view of the world is bloodied and tarnished.
Standing reluctantly at her side is Caesia Lacroix, a noble mage with an utterly useless gift. Despite her every attempt to deter Erisian from her suicidal path, the power of guilt tripping will see her a fish out of water as she is dragged into one conflict after another. As she battles against fear and struggles to hold herself together, Caesia must find her place in this dark world.
This is a tale of hope in the darkest places. Pick up the first volume of this five part series now, and join Erisian and Caesia in their battle against the world of Elaria.
Candace Jennings is a small-town matchmaker on a mission to revitalize her struggling hometown. Her plans hit a snag, forcing Candace to accept help from Damian Baxter, the man who broke her heart ten years ago. Candace makes the fateful decision to pretend to be his weekend wife, leading her on a battle to keep her heart safe from Damian this time around.
Damian Baxter promised himself that he would never return to Silent Springs. The town held nothing for him except heartbreak. And Candace Jennings, his biggest heartbreak of all. But Damian knew that he owed Candace after leaving her without an explanation ten years earlier. However, he didn’t plan on spending a weekend with Candace. Now Damian’s only hope is to walk away with his battered heart intact.
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From the time he was a boy, he knew he was something special; different. When he committed his first crime and got away with it, he became something else.
Jay had been called many names, The Marcavillian Hunter, Sunshine State Killer, Eastside Rapist, but for him, he was always the shadow in the night…the figure just out of normal perception. A ghost, someone not seen until he wanted to be.
Learn from inside the mind of one of the greatest criminal minds of the 21st Century and how until only recently, he managed to escape detection for over forty years.
You can’t protect yourself from what you can’t see.
While in Monte Carlo, a brilliant Saudi playboy starts having dreams and auditory hallucinations. During these visions, he believes that the Archangel Gabrial is commanding him to resurrect a modern-day Caliphate, establish a new Islamic world order and become the first global Caliph. As the frequency and intensity of his dreams increases, he starts hearing a single, overpowering voice which lays out a plan for horrific terrorist attacks against the United States. The plan centers around a plot to attribute the attacks to North Korea forcing the United States to retaliate. The result will be an all-out nuclear war with China and Russia. The 21st Century Caliphate will emerge from the ashes of this exchange, subjugate or destroy surviving infidels, and establish its Caliph as the undisputed ruler of the planet.
At the same time, a despised, increasingly unstable POTUS loses a bid for a second term in office. The POTUS vows revenge and intends to immortalize himself as the president who surgically removes a “tumor of a dictator” before a new administration takes office. He has the determination and commands the military might to do so. He also has a radical strategy to contain the conflict and to restore what remains of North Korea once the dust settles.
These forces run parallel until they intersect at a terrifyingly plausible, explosive conclusion.
When the Dark Lord rises, few will survive. The only ones with the power to stop him are the elves but they have long disappeared from the land. The Lord Bowen is the only remnant of their power but he is weak. Suddenly two boys appear. They possess a unique Magic, the Magic of an Initiator . . .
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The title is shocking. It is meant to grab you by the shoulders and blow a breath of a foul stench in your face. If the word immediately offends you that means that you have become part of a large segment in society who have grown to intentionally ignore it, put it in the back of your mind, thinking it will go away, or even worse: you associate it with a certain race or ethnic group. You have unknowingly become a part of the problem. Not only is this book a wake up call, it also provides support and therapy for teachers, parents, employers, relatives, and friends who work with or are in relationships with people who constantly refer to themselves as niggas. This book asks the questions that you would get in trouble for asking and speaks for those who would lose their jobs attempting to confront this hip hop fueled mindset. This book is written by a teacher who shares his experiences in and around the classroom where he refused to sit in silence or stand in the shadows of neutrality by simply watching and listening. Mr. Carter decided to live on his feet rather than die on his knees in this extraordinary literary confrontation with the endearing term that makes you squirm.
Teachin’ Niggas is the no-holds-barred narrative from a public secondary school teacher in urban America. Contending that niggas are multi-ethnic young people fueled by the hip hop culture, author/educator Wesley D. Carter recounts the complete apathy for traditional education and the challenges this ever-growing population presents to both schools and society. The book explores the characteristics observed in students who define themselves as niggas, delineating their culture from the language they use, the materialistic dreams they aspire to achieve, the music and social media that motivates their behavior, and the pitfalls that the world presents to this generation trying to find its voice. Teachin’ Niggas reveals the frustration of the secondary educator refusing to legitimize the controversial term nigga, while acknowledging the word’s transformation from racist origins to an identifying and cultural phenomenon embraced by millions of all colors, genders, and socio-economic strata.