The deathly silence is about to be broken. She disliked the company of others and death did little to warm her spirit. She had led an independent life and she faced death in much the same way. She was finally alone, finally free from the mindless babble of others, at least that’s what she thought. May Elizabeth Trump was the rarest of spirits and she was none too happy about it either.
Detective Raiford Reynolds has always done whatever it takes to crack a case, but when the case involves hurting his family, and he is not the one even investigating, he changes his tune quickly. Suddenly, whatever it takes includes putting the life and well-being of his family and friends in danger, especially his headstrong youngest child, Cherie. Ray must come to terms with the fact that he is growing older and many things are changing.
Before long she is experiencing laughs, lust and… could it be love? But like everything in Gill’s life, nothing is straightforward and she ends up wondering exactly who she can trust.
Jane is shocked when she discovers she’s been blowing kisses at the new sheriff, not her childhood friend.
Drat those shaded windows!
Rand is more than intrigued by the idea of actually kissing Jane, but as the only vet for mile and miles, the woman can’t seem to stay in one place long enough.
With the whole town watching, he’s got to be on his best behavior. Stolen kisses in the parking lot are considered a definite no-no.
Abigail Stanton’s whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to for survival. After losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft, and heartsick. And when she is led to Conor MacKay’s doorstep, the very foundation of her belief starts to shift.
A great story to read to those younger than 5, a read alone or with guidance book for kids age 5-8, or as a read alone tale for kids 9-12 who are looking for a new sort of hero. Who doesn’t want to know about a Jack Russell spy?
AMISH WINTER WONDERLAND: Book Two (in this series)
Twenty-eight-year-old LIZZIE BARLOW is running from her past and present mistakes. Not knowing which direction to go, she finds herself hiding out in the same Amish community in which she grew up. With her ten-year-old daughter Abby, in tow, she fears her secrets will catch up to her.
With the help of a small town sheriff and a retired police dog named Jet, Wolf follows the clues to a dig site in northwest Colorado, where secrets have been entombed for eons, and people are dying to keep them that way.
Control the dragons. Rule the realm.
The mystery enshrouding Hutton’s Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders eighty years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns.
Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead—the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton’s Bridge. Except to Tressa. .
Elves are everywhere, working happily, and creating mounds of toys. There is not a sad face in all the activity. Not a bit of complaining about the work. What did the kids learn from watching the elves? They learned that work is good! Santa agreed!
When a mutilated corpse is found bound to a tree deep in the forest of remote Aubrey Island, Washington, residents learn that the murder mirrors, in every ritualistic detail, a series of revenge killings described in a century-old local ghost story. More abductions and killings soon follow.
Justin Riddley, recently transferred to the island’s small college, faces growing evidence that one of his new friends and fellow students may be the murderer. John Marshall, redemption-seeking captain of the local police force, leads the frantic murder investigation and struggles to figure out whether the killings are tied to the island’s dark and violent past. Tormented by tragic wartime memories, and more convinced with each day that it is humanity’s fate to destroy itself, Marshall races against both the murderer and the specter of his own mental breakdown.
Holly Anna Paladin never expected such a gut-wrenching ultimatum. But the man threatening her makes it clear he’s dead serious. With home invasions, hidden cameras, and bomb threats, Holly must make some serious choices.
Whatever Holly decides, the consequences will either break her heart or break her soul. She tries to match wits with the masked man, but he’s always a step ahead of her. The more she fights, the deeper she’s drawn into the perilous situation.
A community healthcare van has crashed and its occupants are forced to escape for their lives. Those who survive all carry their own dark secrets, hurts and fears. During their escape through the New Zealand wilderness they are each given the chance to learn, make changes in their lives and to discover true freedom.
Feeling used and alone and facing an unexpected pregnancy, Lenna struggles to regain control of her life, her parents’ trust, and the love of her best friend, Will. But when her pregnancy takes an unexpected turn, taking away what little control she thought she had, she must find the strength to make the most heart-wrenching decision of all.
Befel, Erik’s brother, and Bryon, his cousin, can’t think of anything worse than farming for the rest of their lives. They want to be heroes. They want fame and fortune. They want to leave their families and go east, to the country of Golgolithul, where they are sure to find easy wealth and great adventure.
Six Devils In The San Fernando Valley, is a novel about the mysterious land behind the Hollywood sign. From the historic mission of its patron saint, to the soul-crushing chief executive of a movie studio, Truman Morrow romances and fights his way through the dark shadows of the valley, weaving danger, love, mystery and history into a romantic thriller that will leave you questioning the very foundations of the entertainment business.
See how it all begins … Book #1 in the bestselling book series, the Legend of the Firewalker.
Teenagers with supernatural powers.
A college town deep in folklore, murder and mystery.
A vengeful secret order.
And fallen angels with dark and powerful forces that will stop at nothing to find the one they seek…
A DISCOVERY THAT QUESTIONS THE VERY LAWS OF PHYSICS…
…AND A CATASTROPHE THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.
Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.
The Fate of the Kingdom Awaits the Cast of Stones
In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by a church messenger arriving with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Eager for coin, Errol agrees to what he thinks will be an easy task, but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.
From the Depths of Red Bluff will take you across the dirt road where muscadines grow, through childhood memories of grandparents and sweet, southern summers, then into a flood of loss and regret where the devil always gets his due. You’ll take your grandson’s tiny hand to cross a bridge of forgiveness and find the hope of spring in your granddaughter’s innocent face. You’ll sing the blues, get swept away by the Mississippi River into a vein that cuts deep into the heart of beautiful Red Bluff where all the blue, red, purple and golden moments magically come together in a rainbow of grace. This collection does more than scrape the surface; it’s bound to leave its mark on your heart.
Heitmann has won several awards for his many works. He contributed a piece “Not Just a Drink of Water” to a book entitled “Shade in the Sunshine State, Reflections on Segregation in Florida” by Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen.
He has long worked at bringing together in this volume some of his unique and well crafted “Pocket Full of Tales” that will bring fond memories and new observations to readers of all ages and in many genres. He is a remarkably keen observer of life, and writes well of it. Like all good writers, he believes that each of us has a tale to tell and here are but a few of his carefully selected tales for your enjoyment. See an excerpt: Isle of Enchantment
Sixteen-year-old Arianna’s mock exams are looming and she’s feeling under pressure. With her father living abroad and her mother working three jobs, she doesn’t have much support at home.
The bank is threatening to repossess Evan’s house, and he has no idea how he’s going to get through Christmas with two children who are used to getting everything they want.
Patricia’s cliché of a husband, after 23 years of marriage, has announced he’s moving out of the family home, and moving in with his secretary.
Daniel is doing the work of three people in his sales job, as well as looking after his kids and his wife. Pulled in too many different directions, he’s feeling stressed out.
Can Star, the library’s Good Samaritan, help set them on the path to happiness this Christmas?
The son of a Syrian War Hero and an American jet setting mother finds himself embroiled in a thousand years of competing religious beliefs. Returning home in disgrace after America’s bloodiest day in the nation’s longest war, his commanders shunt Adam Michaels to the backwaters of military embarrassment. When his secret PhD thesis is unwittingly revealed, Adam becomes the most feared and hated man in the terrorist world. He rallies unlikely allies and overcomes conspiracies in the highest levels of his own government becoming the epicenter to a planet in its death throes. With a billion lives hanging in the balance, one man must make a choice that few will understand or forgive.
As the murky waters of the Mississippi River at Port Gibson ominously part at the end of a taut tow line, a personalized license plate with the letters “Wil K MC” comes into view on the rear of a sunken car. Instantly, Connor realizes authorities have discovered the remains of his girlfriend, Willow Kingston McKenzie.
Before the car can be recovered and examined, he drives away from the scene, his thoughts drifting back to his adolescent years when he and Willow were inseparable. Their romance had ended when she left Vicksburg and the lucrative McKenzie Towing business, even though she was destined to inherit a large fortune from her father.
With time she had outgrown Connor and made a new life for herself in New York City, even though they shared secrets hidden in a cave in the National Military Park, near one of the spiral observation towers. Willow became a millionaire and world traveler in her own right, but she was haunted by the secrets of the spiral tower. Although rich and successful, she felt unfilled as a person and returned to her childhood home to right the wrongs she and Connor had committed over three decades earlier.
On January 22,1959, Old Main Dormitory at Mississippi State University was home to 1,100 college students. But early on Friday morning, January 23rd, the students were homeless. Old Main was ablaze and the ruins of the largest student housing facility in the United States would later produce the charred body of one of its own.
The divergent elements of a Southern Gothic nightmare converge and occupy the same stage in A Ghostly Shade of Pale. History files on a bygone era are ripped open and rewritten in games of murder, betrayal, the macabre, and the supernatural.
Michael Parker comes of age as the tranquility of the old South is shattered in the 1960s by civil unrest, the Vietnam War, and a wave of drug abuse that brings the war on drugs to his front door. Fresh out of Ole Miss, he joins the newly formed Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as President Nixon declares war on drugs in 1970, and enters a world he is not prepared for. He becomes an unlikely player in a game of international intrigue and a clandestine struggle for the soul of America
All his life Bill has loved words, BIG WORDS, INTERESTING WORDS. He used them with his son when he was little, and now wants to share some with you. In his second book, “The Fib: A Wordy Tale”, Bill has created a tale which introduces small children to words and concepts you’ll be hard pressed to find in any other piece of children’s literature.
Former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Captain Michael Parker dodges death in a Ghostly Shade of Pale only to find that the organized crime figures who tried to kill him were amateurs compared to the political criminals he encounters in A Rented World. He confronts an unholy trinity of politics, crime and business, all singing the same secular hymn–“Everyone and everything is for sale.”
Someone wants to steal a movie star’s frozen embryos as boundaries blur between good and evil medicine and reality replaces science fiction. Under the eye of an Internet voyeur, a naïve policeman and his tormented wife discover that human reproductive tissue can become a fatal commodity. Fresh Frozen is in film development by Frank Vitolo and Scott Alvarez and was recognized in Regional Fiction by the National Indie Awards where the novel also won Best Cover Design.
Meet David Earl Faulkner, a college educated, forty something businessman with a wonderful wife and well adjusted kids. But his judgment isn’t always that great: he buys a strip club on a whim, invents a humongous brassiere designed to sneak beer into college football games, aruges with a foresty students about which side of a tree is officially the front, and talks his way into a colonoscopy and an endoscopy during the same doctor visit. Not to mention the brand-new air conditioner he destroys while trying to silence a noisy possum, and the thousands of aluminum cans he gives to a friend on Super Bowl Sunday. In David Earl’s ABCs (Adventures, Beer, and Characters), author Mike Windham narrates fifty bite size tales that will not only leave you laughing out loud, but will provide you all kinds of ideas on how to spice up your marriage, career, next hunting trip, your next barbecue, and your next appliance purchase. Read a few at a time, or, for maximum enjoyment, read all fifty in one sitting and start over as soon as possible!
With this collection of thirty additional tales—short and long, lighthearted and gritty—master short story author John M. Floyd invites us once more to strap ourselves into a ride that entertains as well as enlightens. And, as his readers have come to expect, almost every story features two ingredients that Floyd admits he loves: nonstop suspense and a Hitchcock-like surprise ending.
This is a true story about the amazing Civil War adventures of Lt. Charles Read, CSN. Mild mannered Charley Read was an Annapolis graduate from Mississippi. He entered the Confederate Navy at age 21. One of his shipmates said he could have easily stepped out of the pages of a Dumas novel. His tombstone in Meridian reads: With a crew of 17 he captured and burned 22 Union ships in 21 days and struck terror across the eastern seaboard.
From the hills to the coast, the people of Mississippi have stories to tell. Most would never guess that Raleigh, Mississippi, once played host to the National Tobacco Spitting Contest. Over in Okolona, children are told of the man who lived–and died–deep down in a hole and scared passersby. From the gandy dancers who built the first train tracks in Mississippi to the eight-foot-tall man who lived in the woods of Columbia, read tales that range from common myth to a good bit of righteous gossip. Author and storyteller Diane Williams traveled across the Magnolia State to gather these local legends and has compiled them into an inquisitive, laugh-out-loud collection.
Mississippi Innocents is a Southern Gothic Novel set in the Mississippi Delta at the turn of the twentieth century. It was inspired by the stories of my mother’s childhood on a Plantation called Boone Deadening in Washington County, Mississippi. It draws from the rich cultures of the delta, including Black, Choctaw, and her own as a descendant of early English and German settlers. The book is based on these family stories and is woven together with my own imagination, childhood experiences and those of my siblings into one continuous cloth that is Mississippi Innocents.
Southern Fried Child In Home Seeker’s Paradise is about the experiences of a sometimes lonely, but ever independent only child growing up in Mississippi in the 40s and 50s. On one level, Southern Fried Child is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. On another level, Moomaw’s stories reflect profound and valuable insight into the stratified social, political and denominational milieu of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education.
Growing up in 1850s Alabama, Cooper Waterman longed to become a man of letters a lofty dream for a handicapped lad who was poor and fatherless, and left school at 13 to become a shoeshine boy. But with his imagination, a notebook and a stub of a pencil, he rose to become a newspaper reporter, eventually going off to serve as a Civil War correspondent. Covering an epic American struggle, Cooper survives the siege of Vicksburg and rides through bloody cavalry battles with the formidable General Nathan Bedford Forrest, taking time along the way to write letters to home for hundreds of wounded or illiterate soldiers. Compelling, ringing with authenticity and told through the eyes of a southern journalist, The Letter Writer is a Civil War story remarkably different than any you may have ever read.
The battle between dark and light rages and the world is on the cusp of a tipping point. Will an age of darkness befall mankind or will the light prevail?
David and Aurora have seen visions of each other their entire lives but never met, until now. Aurora a fearsome warrior and David a simple farmer are thrust into the heart of the battle. An ancient prophecy foretells of their final showdown with the Dark One. Will their faith be strong enough for them to prevail?
Join them as they embark on their journey to the lair of the beast knowing they may never return.