clutched his head in his hands. His shoulders shook, but no sound
came. Minutes stretched, interrupted only by the pop of burning
Collins had it all – financial freedom, an exciting career, and
attractive women. A favorite photographer in the glamorous world of
fashion, his lifestyle is the envy of many. Only a few know of the
demons that haunt him.
Ryan and Emily Carmichael discover Oak Creek’s dirty secret, they
become witnesses to a drug crime. With Ryan’s plans for a career
change temporarily on hold, the physical and emotional attraction to
Emily grows strong. But a twisted truth taught so many years ago
spirals to the surface and strangles his heart. A romantic
relationship just isn’t meant to be.
assisting a friend with a documentary in the African wild, Ryan is
forced to confront his terrors. As the battle within rages will he be
able to permanently silence the voices this time? Will he find a way
back to Emily, and the happiness he so desperately craves? Or is
it too late?
small town with a dark secret. A new arrival in grave danger. Can she
solve the mystery before she ends up the next victim?
best part of Emily’s childhood may have been the time she spent with
her quirky aunt. So when her favorite relative passes away, she drops
everything to attend the funeral in the small town of Oak Creek. But
she never expected to inherit her aunt’s entire estate, including her
massive black dog Bentley. Just as she starts to get the hang of
small-town life, an unknown driver runs her off the road and sends
her to the hospital.
doctors tend to her and she makes a connection with a charming Oak
Creek resident named Ryan, Emily racks her brain to figure out who
would want her dead. When sparks start to fly between her and the
Good Samaritan that sat by her bedside, they team up to solve the
mystery. Digging into the crime starts to reveal a dark side to Oak
Creek and long-held secrets nobody wants revealed. Emily and Ryan
must uncover the truth before her assailant comes back to finish the
B.K. Stubblefield is
a new writer with a passion for animal rescue. After adopting her new
dog Harper, she was quickly overwhelmed with the challenges of
raising a “puppy on steroids”. Together with her close
friend, Debra Wagner, she published ‘Rescued: A Tale of Two Dogs’,
two nonfiction tales of love, patience and commitment.
effort to help bring awareness to animal neglect and abuse in our own
neighborhoods, B.K. Stubblefield shares several short stories of
animals brought out of the shadows and into the light of love in her
second book “Rescued: Out of The Shadows.”
short stories and memory books/journals continue to carry the theme
of dog rescue.
B.K. Stubblefield is also a contributing author
to “Be Their Voice: An Anthology for Rescue, Volume I & II
Her debut novel,
‘Secrets in Oak Creek’, a mystery/romance, was published in November
Born and raised
in Germany, the author has spent many years supporting her husband’s
military career. Moving between Europe and the United States, she now
makes her home in the small rural town of Elizabethtown, Kentucky
where she enjoys the slower pace of small town living. Early morning
weekend walks with her dog Harper are among her favorite activities.
Lauraine Henderson lives with her husband, dog and cat on 68 acres of woodland 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon. After growing up in Oregon, they moved their family of three children to Utah. From there they moved to Hawaii and Arizona, finally coming back to Oregon in 2015.Â Their three children, two girls and a boy are all grown and live across the United States.Â
After being a professional bookkeeper for over twenty years, she turned her hobby of writing into her first published novel in 2016. She loves to write inspirational romance and romantic comedy and hopes her readers will be both entertained and uplifted by her stories. When sheâ€™s not writing, sheâ€™s working her way through online university, loves to paint (watercolors, oils, and acrylics), sew, knit, crochet, make beaded jewelry, and read (of course!).
George Stone canâ€™t wait for the Christmas season to be over and his employees, especially his executive assistant, Kathryn Gleason, focused once again on their work. When a missing report requires George to stop in at Kathrynâ€™s parentsâ€™ home the day before Christmas Eve, he ends up as an unexpected guest. Between the haunting journals of his late grandfather and the unsettling dream of an unhappy future, George is swept away by the magic of Kathrynâ€™s charm and her familyâ€™s love.Â
Will the Spirit of Christmas show George the happiness heâ€™s missing and will Kathrynâ€™s warmth and beauty melt his cold heart?
Had she ever seen Georgeâ€™s eyes sparkle like that? Maybe when heâ€™d been
angry. But he wasnâ€™t angry now and Kathryn pulled in a deep breath as she found
herself drawn into Georgeâ€™s deep brown eyes and matched their intensity.
Time slowed. â€œOh!â€ Kathrynâ€™s foot slipped and she fell back, landing
softly in the cold blanket of white. George relinquished his snowball, followed
her into the snow, and held himself above her while he shook cold, white
crystals from his knit hat over her face.
â€œStop! Please. You win.â€ Kathryn laughed. â€œI give!â€
â€œWhat do you give, Kathryn? What do I win?â€
George asked so seriously, Kathryn had to look carefully to make sure
he was still teasing.
â€œWhat do you want, George?â€ Flirting wasnâ€™t really her style, but he
brought out the tease in her.
Georgeâ€™s eyes flitted over her face, stopping at her eyes and then
moving on to her mouth. Her lips parted of their own accord and George leaned
â€œOomph!â€ George grunted when three little bodies all jumped on him and
pushed him against Kathryn. â€œIâ€™m sorry. Are you hurt?â€ he asked in her ear,
barely above a whisper.
â€œIâ€™m great,â€ she answered, the eyes glimmering back at him with
George licked his lips and pushed the kids off his back. Kathryn was
fairly certain she heard him say, â€œLater,â€ before he turned and pretended to
attack his assailants.
pre-apocalyptic Earth. One desperate space mission to find a
solution. One unexpected alien.Â
When Dr. Sakota
Thorell signed onto the mission to scout out a new, habitable planet,
she knew discovering extraterrestrial life was always a possibility.
But she never expected to find an alien adrift in space, nor for that
alien to be so intriguing. Sakota feels an instant and undeniable
attraction to Astraeus, but he represents a million possibilities,
and just as many threats.
There are others
hunting Astraeus, and his rescue may cost Earth its last hope.Â
Haley Cavanagh is a
military veteran, wife, and mother. She is an alumna of Columbia
College, a musical theater nut, and she loves to dive into any book
that crosses her path. Haley resides with her family in the United
States and enjoys spending time with her husband and children when
she’s not writing. She loves to hear from her readers, and encourages
you to contact her via her website and social media. She also writes
under the name Roxanne D. Howard.
Marcia was born and raised in Argentina during the military regime which ended with the loss of many young lives in the invasion of the Falkland Islands. Amidst the devastating effects of military government and war, reading and writing became a passion which expanded and transported her imagination with the possibility of a brighter future.
At the age of eighteen, she moved to the United States, where she studied English and started her own family. She soon discovered that the love she has for her husband and children would naturally unfold towards her European roots, leading her to become a genealogist and family historian. A decade of searching, compiling, and learning the stories of thousands of people has instilled in her a profound gratitude for the strong ties that can be achieved in families through personal sacrifice.
So it is that through fiction, Awaken explores and exposes the characteristics of true love and loyalty in times of fear, war, and finally, death. But perhaps the most captivating element in the story is the battle within the souls of the main characters as they search to know who theyÂ really are and how they are connected.
Could there exist a love powerful enough to overcome the grave?
Hard times during the Great Depression force nineteen-year-old Florence to leave her service at the monastery and seek employment. Fate brings her to work for a wealthy recluse, General Alexander Sterling. Despite many daunting events and a meddling housekeeper with dark secrets of her own, Florence and the General find themselves falling deeply in love.What she doesnâ€™t know is that General Sterling has left his native country escaping a painful past, one he yearns to forget. Destiny wonâ€™t allow it as he meets Florence, whose resemblance to his deceased wife is unbearable. Could Florence actually be the same woman who still owns his heart and haunts his dreams?
When their blossoming romance is shattered by an explosive truth, a mysterious stranger gives her an opportunity to go back in time to unlock the secret to her existence. Florence must strive to return to the present time to save their relationship from the imminentÂ danger that awaits them.
â€œFlorence, since the ï¬rst day I saw you at Oakâ€™s
Place, my life has completely changed. Everything that I believed and accepted
as true has been uprooted by your presence.â€ Alexâ€™s countenance revealed
another layer of himself, a depth of feeling I hadnâ€™t seen before.Â
many things I donâ€™t understand, things that hurt so deep that I almost
convinced myself I was insane.â€ Alex arose and extended his hand to bring me to
my feet. Holding both of my hands in his, his gaze found mine.Â
â€œI wanted to
stay away from you, but I couldnâ€™t. I didnâ€™t want to hurt you, but I did. Today
when you said that youâ€™d leave and never come back if I asked you to, I
realized that I could never ask that of you. Even though it would be better for
you, Iâ€™m much too selï¬sh. Iâ€™d die if I did.â€Â
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide.Â
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.
In a world where seventh born sons are valued for their strength and power, she is born a daughter.
Zezilia Ilar is the disappointment. Born after six brothers, she was supposed to be the son to restore her familyâ€™s prestige. She intends to remedy her shortcomings by being a dutiful daughter, marrying well and producing children, preferably a set of seven sons. But when someone offers her an alternative, she begins to dream of more.
In a society that worships a goddess, he follows the Almighty.
Hadrian Aleron, as a seventh son of a seventh son, stands to take up the second highest position in government, Sept Son. His main qualification for office is his birth. Despite preparing for this role from childhood, he does not desire what is to come. As a follower of the Almighty, he knows he will be the target of many, and his faith might eventually lead to death.
Rachel Rossano lives with her husband and three children in the northeastern part of the United States. Homeschooled through high school, she began writing her early teens. She didnâ€™t become serious about pursuing a career as an author until after she had graduated from college and happily married. Then the children came.
Now she spends her days being a wife, mother, teacher, and household manager. Her evenings and free moments are devoted to her other loves, writingÂ andÂ book cover design. Drawing on a lifelong fascination with reading and history, she spends hours creating historical feeling fantasy worlds and populating them with characters who live and breathe on the page.Â
1 â€“ I have three children that equally challenge, frustrate, and delight me every day.
2 â€“ Almost twenty years ago, I married my best friend, and I have never regretted the decision for a moment.
3 â€“ My parents are exactly a foot apart in height, and my husband and I are exactly a foot apart in height.
4 â€“ I have no lenses in my eyes. I developed cataracts when I was very young and had the lenses in my eyes removed so I could see.
5 â€“ Since childhood, I have not liked the texture of meat. Because of this, I have been a vegetarian since I was allowed to prepare my own food.
6 â€“ I started publishing my books because I feared I would never have children. Now, I am homeschooling three children and fitting my writing and publishing around their educational needs. Iâ€™ve wondered more than once if the Lord did that so that I would continue to write. Otherwise, I mightâ€™ve waited until they were all raised and grown.
7 â€“ I have naturally curly hair that refuses to stay straight or in place.
8 â€“ My kids are some of my biggest fans despite the fact they have read none of my books.
9 â€“ I post silly stories on FB about the things my kids say and do, not because I want everyone to be impressed with them, but so I will remember them later.
10 â€“ My first crush was on Spock from Star Trek. So, when my husband comments that I am part Vulcan (meaning highly analytical and logical), I consider it quite the complement.
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teen, one cranky old man and the open road. What could go wrong?
old Wil Carter can think of more than a fistful of things heâ€™d
rather do than go on a road trip with his ninety-five year old
grandfather. But when Gramps Wilf barks an order, you listen or get
an earful of grief.
lost his parents in a horrible car accident when he was five. Gramps
has been the only parent he has ever known. Now that heâ€™s ready to
go off to college, the old man says he has things Wil needs to learn
to be the man heâ€™s supposed to be. But the trip turns out to be
more than he bargains for.
their week-long road trip across the Canadian Prairies, Wil not only
learns tidbits about his own life, but realizes the grandfather he
thought he knew has mysteries of his own. With each stop they make, a
new layer of emotional truth is revealedâ€¦for each of them.
Gramps teach Wil what he needs to know before the journey ends? And
is Wil strong enough to hear it?
LAIRD â€“ is a psychology/criminology major, freelance writer and
author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, Ryan, three
daughters [Jaimie (fourteen), Jordhan (twelve), and Sophie (eight)]
and baby boy, Xander (ten). Her passion is helping children and
families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, mental and
emotional disorders and other special needs.
find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational,
Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States,
Australia, and Britain. In addition, sheâ€™s authored an
award-winning childrenâ€™s book (Iâ€™m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two
memoirs (the multi award-winning, Not Just Spirited: A Momâ€™s
Sensational Journey With SPD and White Elephants), a Young Adult
novella (Blackbird Flies), an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync),
a Young Adult Suspense/Paranormal (Dark Water) and a contemporary New
Adult novel (Just Shut Up and Drive,). She is presently working on a
sequel to Not Just Spirited as well as the next book in the Dark
Water series. Stayed tuned as Chynna has several Works-In-Progress on
My family background didnâ€™t play a role in my writing of Gringolandia but rather my work in the 1980s teaching English to students and refugees from Central and South America. There, I got to know people who had to flee their countries due to dictatorships and the challenges they faced making a new life in the United States. It was especially difficult for families with children, because the children adapted more quickly than their parents and wanted little to do with the country where they were born.
What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?
Gringolandia was my third novel manuscript. The first one is in the back of my closet collecting dust. I self-published the second as part of an alternative press that I started in the 1980s. The success of that YA novel, Hiding Places, gave me the courage to write a novel about a refugee family from Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. (more…)